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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove banthracis Gaming Expert 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... | Report abuse hunter315 Gaming Expert 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 | Report abuse nanoboy June 9, 2010 5:37:03 PM Thanks so much for the fast reply. | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse banthracis Gaming Expert 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Please critique my gaming build before I purchase!> Related ressources: ForumBefore I purchase , one last critique please . ForumPlease Critique Build Before Purchase ForumFinal first-timer Build . Please critique before purchase ! ForumPlease critique before I buy, ty! ForumPlease critique my $1000(ish) gaming / PC build ForumHow to Ask For Build Advice ForumREAD THIS before posting about boot/no video problems! ForumHow to Ask For Build Advice ForumREAD THIS before posting about boot/no video problems! ForumNew budget gaming build - please critique ForumFinal critique before purchase ... ForumPlease critique my first build before I buy parts Forum~$1000 gaming build , critique wanted ForumFinal selection! Please comment/ critique before purchase ! ForumPlease critique my build before ordering ForumPlease Critique Build Before Purchase Forum$900-$1000 gaming build critique Forum2k system build , please critique ForumEnthusiast Gaming Rig - please critique ForumXfx 680 half price More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !