Please critique my gaming build before I purchase! Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Last response: June 9, 2010 6:30 PM in Systems Share nanoboy June 9, 2010 5:13:12 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: sooner the better! BUDGET RANGE: 850-1000 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming / School work PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard/mouse/monitor/cd drive PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: tiger direct or a canadian company COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada PARTS PREFERENCES: intel OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet gaming PC Processor: Intel Core i5 750 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... Motherboard: ASUS P7P55-M Motherboard http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... Video card: Radeon HD 5850 Video Card http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... Memory: OCZ Intel Edition (4GB) http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... Power Supply: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... Hard drive: I have no idea how to choose the proper hard drive based on the system I'm building for the best results so help here would be fantastic! Case: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... Price: ~1100 canadian I'd appreciate help honing out / fixing my build to reduce the price and maintain efficiency. Thanks in advance! More about : critique gaming build purchase banthracis a b 4 Gaming June 9, 2010 5:33:24 PM If you want xfire or SLI, you'll need a MOBO capable of supporting it. This asus is the best choice if you want xfire and USB 3/SATA 6. Combo w/ an i5-750 $394 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... OCZ memory is just a bad idea. Go G Skill. THis DDR3 1600 cas 7 kit is good. $123 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 750tx is more than enough PSU. HAF 922 is a cheaper and better case. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... HD wise, a Samsung Spinpoint F3 would be the best bet. 500gb or 1tb depending on your needs. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... m 0 l hunter315 a b 4 Gaming June 9, 2010 5:34:11 PM Best way to reduce your price a bit, use NCIX's price match feature, search tiger direct, newegg canada, and canada direct and use NCIX to get the best prices for each part. For the harddrive i would suggest the Samsung F3 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... I would swap the OCZ ram for the Gskill Ecos, they are cheaper, just as fast, and lower voltage. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Edit: Damn i need to type faster m 0 l Related resources Please Critique Build Before Purchase - Forum Final first-timer Build. Please critique before purchase! - Forum Critique my new build before I make purchase? - Forum Pros please help! final game build before purchase! - Forum Before I purchase, one last critique please. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nanoboy June 9, 2010 5:37:03 PM Thanks so much for the fast reply. m 0 l nanoboy June 9, 2010 5:41:34 PM haha thanks guys, i'm looking at newegg.ca now and the g skill/samsung are on it so far. i will also add that mobo/i5 combo banthracis that memory you listed says it is made specifically for the i7, does that matter? m 0 l banthracis a b 4 Gaming June 9, 2010 6:30:56 PM That's just advertising nonsense, ignore it. RAM is a universal design. Any DDR3 supported MOBO will work with any DDR3 kit. Ok exception being really high voltage or really fast RAM. But, that's a tiny portion of the Non OCZ RAM kits. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Final <$400 gaming build before purchase - help check please Forum Final selection! Please comment/critique before purchase! Forum New Build - Looking for critique before purchase Forum Solved~$1250 Gaming Build - Look over before I purchase! Forum Last Post Before Purchase...AMD Phenom II 955....720p Gaming...Please Help! Forum SolvedBuying 8350... System build for $570 Max... please review before purchase! Forum SolvedLooking for some opinions/suggestions for gaming build before I purchase Forum Last minute adjustments before i purchase please? $1200 range gaming pc Forum SolvedReady to order gaming rig, please critique before Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Build - Final thoughts/considerations before purchase Forum SolvedRate my ~$850 PC build before purchase please Forum First build, please critique/advise before Cyber Monday deals end? Forum ~$600 Gaming PC Build (For a friend) Help Needed. Criticism and double checking before purchase. Forum SolvedFeedback on my 700$ Gaming PC build before I purchase Forum SolvedI7-860 (Final Build Advice Before Purchase Please) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !