Critique my build - on a budget.

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Have a budget of ~$900. It's at $904 currently with shipping. Right now I'm looking for suggestions to potentially make the build cheaper and better.

As far as I can tell it's all compatible currently, but any second opinions on that would be great as well.

Really, any opinion at all would be great. Thanks.
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211410
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119215
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125334
    Take a look at the linked items above. The case is always a personal choice. I love the 690 II, it has so many options for cooling and just worked so well. I have also used the 922 and am considering trying a build with the 912.
    The hard drive has twice the cache and two processors, it is going to be faster than the blue series for 5.00 more.
    The RAM has faster timings and I have used it in 3 builds with great results.
    The PSU is modular, which I like and more importantly it has 69 AMPs on 3 rails VS the CM's 40 AMP's on one rail.
    I just built a PC with the 445 you have listed. I was lucky and was able to unlock the 4th core. It runs stable PRIME95 @ 12 hours, so I like that CPU.
    Finally the VC. I have been an AMD guy for years. Now though I am pissed at them for holding us all hostage while nVidia got their DX11 cards to market. I am a big fan of the gtx460, unless you'll X-Fire some day. A 460 will beat the 5770 for the same price. For sure read some reviews, the 460 is on par with a 5830 and gets very close to a 5850 under certain conditions and in certain games.
    There is nothing wrong with your build as is. I would at least consider the parts I linked to.
    Good Luck and have fun
  2. Whoa $900 with LCD u dun need to settle just for a HD 5770/Rana X3 heck u could go for the 955BE/HD 5850 ^^

    Tower $665AR

    23.6" Full HD 23" $155 Free Ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009252
    $825AR in Total
  3. ^+15 Lol! Hail to the King baby!
  4. Okay, I have taken all the feedback I have received and modified the build a bit. Here is what I have now.

    Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 (Experienced with this case)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068

    Mouse: Logitech MX 518
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178

    HDD: WD Caviar Black 500GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

    Keyboard: LITE-ON USB Black Keyboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823107128

    Memory: A-Data 4Gb DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211410

    PSU: Antec BP550 550w (Modular cables sold it for me)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

    Processor Mobo Combo: AMD Phenom II X4 3.0GHz + ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.500639

    Monitor GPU Combo: Acer 23" LCD + Sapphire Radeon HD 4770
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.509653

    DVD Drive: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106334

    GRAND TOTAL: $891.67
  5. Looks good > Have a blast building.....
  6. Nicer ram/HD for less. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 20f3%201tb, and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] pk=mushkin

    Mobo looks kinda meh, could get an Asrock 870 extreme3+945 for 15$ more.
  7. Antec BP series isn't 80+ certified as well
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