$1500 build

What do you guys think of this? All suggestions are appreciated. Buying off Amazon and newegg, so don't get confused. Don't plan to overclock.

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1 GB DDR5 Dual DVI-I/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100281-3SR

Corsair TR3X6G1600C9 XMS3 6 GB 3 X 2 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Tri-Channel Intel Core i7 Memory Kit

SILVERSTONE RV02B-W 0.8 mm Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case (Matte Black)

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard


LG Blu Ray drive
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  2. RAM -

    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

    $170 w/free shipping

    HDD - Ditch the Caviar Blue and get one of these:

    Any one of those would be better...preferably one of the 1 TB models...

    EDIT: Go with the Mushkin ram jbakerlent suggests...even better
  3. Thanks. Switched to the recommended mobo, Seagate 1gb hdd and corsair 750 psu (20 bucks cheaper than anter after rebates). Why is Mushkin faster than corsair xms3 though? I thought 1600 vs 1333 the first one was better.
  4. ASRock x58 extreme is an old motherboard. You should get a newer one with USB3 (see jbakers post).
  5. ^+1. The frequency is a little lower on the Mushkins but they have lower latencies which make up for it. The performance difference probably won't be noticeable either way, so I'd go for the cheaper one (Mushkin).

    Apologies, I posted the wrong PSU, I recommend this cheaper but identically performing one instead
  6. I have the Sapphire 5870 and love it !.... it has a great fan on it keeps the card nice and cool !
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