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Please review my new gaming rig!

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June 29, 2010 1:07:18 PM

Hey all, building a new gaming rig soon and wanted some opinions on my part selections

I figured the easiest way to do this would be to link to all the components on newegg:

CPU: Intel i-5 Quad Core

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus III Formula

Video Card: Radeon 5850


PSU: Corsair 750W

Case: Thermaltake Element V

Everything else I have covered.

Thanks for any advice you have.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 29, 2010 1:44:56 PM

Ditch the Formula board for an Asus P7P55D-E Pro. It's a lot cheaper and you don't lose any useful features.

Switch the RAM for etiher the G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 CAS Latency 7 or similar Eco sticks. Get the Eco sticks if they're not more expensive. Both sets are faster than than the ones you choose.

Here's a slightly cheaper 5850. It's still an XFX card, but just get whatever brand is cheapest. There isn't any difference between the different brands.
a b 4 Gaming
June 29, 2010 1:57:30 PM

Do you need an optical drive?

This combo for the 5850 will save you another $3 and net you a free power strip

Curious why you went with the V. It's basically just a taller G that goes back to using 120mm fans (wtf? y?) so it's same airflow for more noise.
a b 4 Gaming
June 29, 2010 2:03:40 PM

Awesome combo. I'm willing to bet that disappears soon though. Newegg doesn't like to keep free stuff up long.