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My Starcraft build, just ordered

Last response: in Systems
July 27, 2010 3:16:33 AM

Will be my first build, plan on learning quite a bit. Here's what it looks like. All of it came out to $560.00, but with rebates it's $495.00


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)

AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

ASUS CuCore Series EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

What do you guys think? Solid build? Sorry for all the links, new here didn't know if I should list it like this or some other way. Bear with me. :) 
July 27, 2010 3:58:00 AM

Any comments?
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July 27, 2010 4:21:00 AM

Well, you're unlikely to get a ton of comments late at night (US/Europe), especially in under an hour since your original post.

Additionally, people may not take the time to click through links, I usually don't.

Posting them in the form of:
  1. [urlExt=]Seagate 7200.12 500 GB[/urlExt]

is likely to get more comments, because it's more readable like this:
Seagate 7200.12 500 GB

For $5 more, this G.Skill Ripjaws or G.Skill ECO Series 4 GB kit has faster timings. Probably won't make a huge in-game difference, but it's only $5.

While that's a decent PSU, ATI recommends 450W. You might consider this OCZ ModXStream Pro at $60 ($40 after $20 MIR).

The motherboard looks fine, as long as you're ok with no USB 3, SATA 6.0 Gb/s (without expansion cards, at least), and no CrossFire in the future. None of those are necessary, but depending on how close you are to your budget, you might consider upgrading the motherboard to get them.

EDIT: And yes, posting in the suggested format also helps.
July 27, 2010 6:06:00 AM

July 27, 2010 6:57:59 AM

it's a solid build. Should play SC2 on high... you should have ordered it last week... I'm currently on a 5minute beer break from SC2 :0
July 27, 2010 8:04:02 AM

Wont be here until Thursday, then I have to put it all together. I am dying knowing that people are playing right now. :(