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Gaming Rig: Loosely Based on Sep. SBM Machine

Can the community please critique this build? I need to build a new machine for FFXIV MMO that just came out. My current machine meets requirements but plays like garbage. I am looking to stay around the $1,000 mark.

If you advise any changes can you please explain why?

Thanks,

ASUS P7P55D-E LX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131634 134.99
Intel i5-760 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067 208.99
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 29.99
G.Skill Ripjaws (2x2GB) 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277 86.99
Gigabyte GTX 470 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125338 349.99
WD VelociRaptor 300GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136322 179.99
Lite-On iHAS124 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289 16.99
Antec 300 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 59.99
CoolMax CL-700B 700W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159107 34.99

The only item with a rebate is the Power Supply.

Pre-Tax Total 1102.87
Shipping Total 24.41

Total after shipping is 1127.28

I am also considering buying 1-3 120mm Case fans so the case will have fans at all points available. Not sure if that is overkill or not, but less heat the better. So that might add about $50 I guess, haven't priced them yet 'cause I don't know if I need them yet.

Points of concern/question...is the 10K RPM of the velociraptor worth the cost? Is the i5-760's stock speed worth the added cost? I think it is. I picked the card because of the factory over-clock so I don;t have to mess with it, if the speeds don't warrant the cost I am fine with a different one.

Thanks in advance for helping.
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  1. Best answer
    FFXIV is more red camp friendly

    So the HD 5850 looks an excellent buy for the $$
    $684AR


    I wouldn't CF/SLI either with 19th October seeing the HD6k series and Fermi's successor Kepler also incoming soon The problem with SBM is they fail to make use of combos -that is not how i would operate :P
    Edit: Also -ve on that VRaptor: 500GB/1TB mechanical for storage and 60GB Sandforce SSD for boot/OS if u want to splash?
  2. Thanks for the build batuchka. I will be building in the next month. I know these things may change so I will re-post this build for critique again.

    Or should I just try and wait it out until the SandyBridge stuff comes out hoping prices will be even lower.

    What do you think about that?
  3. Best answer selected by jessegibson.
  4. If u can wait sure why not - but games are pretty much GPU driven unless u on a single core/dated X2 hehe Cheers
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