I use this site alot, but just now made an account to post this question about my first build.
I have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, but I'm starting from scratch with everything else.
My original plan was to shoot for right around $1000, and get a nice gaming PC that will last me a little while, but this ended up being around $1100 which is ok because I decided to go a little extra on a few components
Before spendin all that dough though I thought I'd get some feedback on the parts I chose, things to change, things that could be cheaper, things that I should probably spend a little more on to get a better value, whatever.
Alright here's what I ended up with
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 (planning on overclocking at least moderately)
Motherboard: Biostar TA890fxe AM3
Decided to try and save some money by skipping the USB 3.0, I'm not in that much of a rush to get it but thoughts on that would be appreciated
Plus the Dark Knight Cooler for $45 brings total to: $1066.93.
The mobo is USB3 and Sata 6gb/s, it has Crossfire at x8/x8 I believe (which is perfectly fine, any performance loss is negligable. The Biostar mobo you had picked I could not actually tell whether it ran at x16/x16 or x8/x8 the description was not very detailed.
You have a PSU with PLENTY of power so you can XFire and Overclock everything and still be all good.
hey ares that first combo link won't work for me, so I'm not sure which MoBo you chose
same with the 5850 and 955 combo asteldian
Ares I like alot of those choices, but I'm not sure I like the thermaltake case as much as the 922,
And Astel, I was looking at that board before and opted to go with the biostar because it had 16/16 (I looked it up elsewhere and I think it's 16/4/16/1), but in any case ignoring that why'd you go with the ASUS over it? Just because of the USB 3.0 or other factors?
the v9 is just as good as the HAF in most respects. better in some, worse in others. and the first combo was a shell shocker deal, it went away, pity, 50$ off combo. it might cost a bit more, but id get this combo instead:
Would you recommend that gigabyte over the msi? with the mail in rebate and the other combos it's a $40 difference overall, so if they're pretty much even I'd go with the Giga but if the difference is worth $40 I'd be happy to get the MSI