Considering purchasing tonight - Build Review !

Here's the build I stole from a poster on these forums.
I didn't make this.

Two things however,
1. Is there a better version of the 5850 that I can get for an extra $30 or so?
2. Will this (including better 5850 version if you recommended one) fit in that case?


CPU - i5-750 - $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

MOBO - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro - $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product
Cheapest board that Fully implements usb3 and sata 6gbps, a bit expensive, but is a really nice board. Some other people my suggest getting cheaper less feature packed boards, completely up to you, choose your buget

RAM - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $98.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231190

GPU - Ati 5850 - $279.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product
the 5850 will be great at those resolutions for a long time, and if you decide to go a bit bigger on the next monitor, it will cover that too

PSU - XFX XXX 650w - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] xfx%20650w
Nice PSU, 650w is easily enough for two 5850s, so upgrades are covered too

HDD -SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB - $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product
Fast, single 500Gb platter, quiet

OPTICAL - LG Dvd burner OEM - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136168

CASE - CM Storm Scout - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119196
Nice portable case (i guess thats why you chose it)
if you want better airflow, go for a CM haff 922, they are similar prices

CPU Cooler - Scythe Mugen Revb - $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product
A must if you wanna OC, as the stock HSF wont cut it
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  1. Your links are all broken.
  2. Alrite, its post number three from this thread for the links...

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=31&post=288099&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=2&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0

    Except, refer to my questions above as far as better 5850 and asking if the case will fit everything. I heard that case is very small.
  3. I searched around to see if 5850s fit and they do, so it should be fine. Confident enough on this that I'm using 5850+scout in my (hopefully) soon build when I get the money..

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/271974-28-5850-storm-scout-case
    http://www.overclock.net/computer-cases/525009-coolermaster-storm-scout-club-537.html

    according to that, both a single card and 2 cards crossfired fit fine.

    This RAM's only a bit more but it's faster:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&cm_re=g.skill_4gb_1600-_-20-231-303-_-Product
  4. DON'T get that PSU. I would recommend going with the Corsair 750TX. This has plenty of headroom for future GPU upgrades, and a nice OC.

    Stick with these brands for PSU, Antec, Corsair, SeaSonic, Silverstone, PC Power and Cooling, OCZ (on a budget)

    There is probably a factory overclocked HD5850 that will cost more, though I would look for one that has better cooling in mind. Usually HIS and Sapphire offer better aftermarket coolers on their GPUs.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102890&cm_re=HD5850-_-14-102-890-_-Product

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161332&cm_re=HD5850-_-14-161-332-_-Product
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