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Is this a good build?(for the price)

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August 31, 2010 5:43:28 PM

This is my new gaming system build:

Motherboard: Asus P6X58D-E

CPU: Intel i7 930

Graphic Card: EVGA GTX 470

RAM: G-Skill Pi series 6GB (CS6)

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB

PSU: Corsair 650TX

Chasis: Cooler Master CM 690 II advanced black

OS: Windows 7 OEM home 64 bit

SSD: OCZ vertex 2 60GB

CPU cooler: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev.B

Thermal compound: Arctic cooling MX-3

Keyboard: Logitegh G110

Mouse: Logitech G500

Monitor: ASUS VH226H

Speakers: Creative Inspire T3130 2.1

Wireless Adapter: Asus PCI-Express a,b,g,n

Bluetooth: Asus mini USB

DVD Burner: Samsung SH-S223L (Lightscribe support)

If you know any better option for any of the parts, please tell me.

All answers are appreciated

Price in Canadian dollars: $2100 Without tax

More about : good build price

August 31, 2010 6:06:11 PM

Might want to follow the guidelines. The link to them is in my signature. We really need to know what you're doing at least. Without that, we have no idea what to recommend. Also, links to the parts you're currently looking at would be greatly appreciated.

The board could be better. The Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R should be cheaper, and according to Tom's review, it's better.

SSDs are nice, but I'd consider leaving it out. 60 GB is pretty small and the money could be used elsewhere in the build, mainly the GPU (assuming this is for gaming).

I should also point out that if your plan is to add a second 470 in SLI down the road, 650W is not going to be anywhere near enough. You should be looking at an 850W unit at least.
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