After building my computer successfully my brother wanted me to build him one as well but he wants a micro atx build we already have a Graphics card (HIS radeon HD5850) we just need some help on everything else
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: monday june 28th 2010
BUDGET RANGE: $800 i dont want to go over $800
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard monitor speakers OS Graphics Card)
PREFERRED WEBSITE: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA Ohio
I'd agree about the non modular PSU. Its a very good PSU, but I can see a cable nightmare.
I really like the motherboard, that's a nice pick.
Looks like a nice lan party build.
Instead of the barracuda, I'd get a samsung f3 500GB.
ST3500418AS is probably the faster gaming drive, based on benchmarks that approximate gaming usage.
We go through various favorite gaming drives on this board, and I suspect we are tending in the Seagate direction these days.
I'll be building a mATX in the next couple weeks. I am using the NZXT Vulcan, just to throw out another case option for ya. Crossfiring shouldn't be a prob with the Vulcan. Although, with the 5850 you shouldn't really need to worry about that.