Critique my build/ $500gaming rig suggestions Tags: Homebuilt Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove tecmo34 Homebuilt system Master 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!! | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Critique my build/ $500gaming rig suggestions> Related ressources: ForumBuild Critique Request, $1600 Gaming Rig Forum$1K i5-2500k Final Build Critique and Suggestions ForumPotential Build - Critiques/ Suggestions Requested ForumBuild Critique - New Gaming rig , ordering tomorrow! (US$2000) Forum$1000 Gaming Rig Critique Wanted ForumI7 rig nearing completion. *looking for critique's/suggestions * ForumEnthusiast Gaming Rig - please critique ForumBuilding Basic Rig for son's college present - Critique Forum$1500ish gaming build critique please ForumFirst Ever Build on the Way - Critique It for Me Forum<$1100 Build Critique Wanted ForumPlease Critique My Planned Build ForumCritique this build ! ForumCritique my Sub $1000 Sandy Bridge Gaming Build ForumPCI compatibility question Forum[Solved] Dual 6-core Xeon Editing Workstation (Advice/Critique) ForumGaming build, medium budget. Forum~600 Gaming Build... Suggestions? ForumReview my Build Forum[Solved] ~$1000 gaming PC, rate the build and help me finish it off! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !