Critique my build/ $500gaming rig suggestions Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: June 3, 2010 1:17 AM in Systems Share henryrox June 2, 2010 9:07:36 PM GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVT 250GB 5400 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm ... LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1600C8LV4GK Adds up to about $460 before shipping. I already have a video card and a psu so I don't need it. Open to suggestions about my build. More about : critique build 500gaming rig suggestions tecmo34 a b B Homebuilt system June 2, 2010 9:18:38 PM Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB - Worth the extra money for the speed increase, along with capacity!! RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Faster (Better Timings) RAM at the same price!! m 0 l phasmantis June 2, 2010 10:23:08 PM Here's my suggestion, get two cheap 7200 RPM harddrives and run them in RAID 0. Much faster loading times, and you can do that for about 70-80 bucks. 2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and you've got 160gb of RAID 0 for 71 dollars (or you can up it to 2 x160gb HDDs). I also agree with the g.skill suggestion. Faster ram, and they're a very very very reliable RAM manufacturer. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer bliq June 3, 2010 1:17:33 AM am I missing the video card? for heavy duty gaming, you'll probably need a discrete one. edit, nm, I see you have one. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Newb Building Gaming Rig Need Help/Advice/Suggestion/Critique Forum Solved$1200 Gaming build. Critique and suggestions Forum SolvedMini-ITX Build critique and GPU suggestions Forum Second build ever. Would like critique, and case suggestions! Forum My first build. Please share all advice, suggestions, and critique Forum SolvedMy First Gaming Rig Build - Please critique or provide feedback Forum Budget PC Build - $550 - Need Critique & Suggestions Forum SolvedBuilding first gaming rig; parts list/critique me. Forum Solved$1K i5-2500k Final Build Critique and Suggestions Forum New home workstation build - interested in suggestions and critique Forum SolvedPlease critique my new build,suggestions will be appreciated Forum Opinions, suggestions or critique on first build Forum SolvedBuild Critique Request, $1600 Gaming Rig Forum I7 rig nearing completion. *looking for critique's/suggestions* Forum SolvedBuilding gaming rig, need suggestions! Forum First Build ($900 Budget), Suggestions/Critique Appreciated Forum New Build - Suggestions and Critique? Forum SolvedNew Build, Suggestions for Editing/Gaming Rig? Forum SolvedNewbie Potential Build - Critiques/Suggestions Requested Forum Critique/suggestions on new build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !