Does this build look good?

Case: Antec P183 (Gunmetal Finish)
CD / DVD Rom: Pioneer 22X DVD-RW SATA (black)
CPU: Intel Core i3 530 DUAL CORE 2.93GHz 73W
CPU Cooling: Gelid Tranquillo
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
Motherboard: Asus P7P55D-E Pro
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM
Power Supply: Antec CP-850 850W Power Supply
Ram: 2 x Kingston ValueRAM DDR3-1333 2048MB
Sound Card: Onboard Sound
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB
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Total: $1544.92

Customized on Puget, intending to use for gaming. Does this look like it's fairly priced and will perform well? What could I do to improve it?
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  1. No.
    For $1500 us we can build you an i7-930 with atleast a 5870 with a real hard drive, a better HSF, better psu and real ram.
  2. Forgot to include the 1 year warranty + lifetime labor in my post, which is around $150, so the computer itself would be around $1400. Is there a customization page on newegg or tomshardware where you can customize a computer on their website? I don't know how to build computers, and might end up damaging some of the parts.
  3. Would I save money if I ordered the parts from Puget individually and built it myself? Like do they charge you more because they had to build it themselves? I compared the cost of the individual parts on Puget that are in the computer to newegg, and there was barely a difference in price, some of the parts from Puget were actually cheaper..If not, I don't see how you save so much money if you build it yourself..
  4. Quote:
    Sample AMD build with~2 times performance:

    HAF 922 -$90
    Sony Optiarc DVD-RW SATA (black) -$20
    4GB(2X2GB) G.Skill ripjaws CAS7 -$120
    955BE -$160
    CM Hyper 212+ -$20
    Samsung F3 500GB -$55
    GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 -$140
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM -$100
    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX -$90-$10MIR
    XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB -$310

    Total: $1095

    Is this build very quiet / power-efficient? I'm easily irritated by the noises computers make, and prefer to keep my computer's wattage consumption low.
  5. fastx21 said:
    No.
    For $1500 us we can build you an i7-930 with atleast a 5870 with a real hard drive, a better HSF, better psu and real ram.



    When you say "we can build you," who or what is we? Are you a custom builder?

    Thanks,

    Bob
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