A New Rate My Build Thread

Well, here it is, the build I've created from Newegg. I'm itching to press the "Checkout" button, but I thought I'd ask the community here what they think. A budget gaming build that will be able to be updated as tech advances was in the forefront of my mind as i assembled this. I do plan to Crossfire in the next few months as well as purchase a new 24" monitor (will be running a dual monitor setup with a 20" 1600x1200 secondary). So please look over my cart and let me know what you think!

CPU/MOBO combo: 289.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.537713

Case/OS Combo: 139.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.437504.11-147-153

PSU/HDD Combo: 89.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514455

GPU: 144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

RAM: 89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

Optical: 16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

For a grand total (after MIB/Combo, w/o shipping) of 766.91


So, whaddya say community? Did I do good?
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  1. Why dont you put the names of the parts, its really aggravating when you dont do that, most people know many of these parts pretty well, we dont need to click the links half the time, do that next time please
  2. thnksqrd said:
    Well, here it is, the build I've created from Newegg. I'm itching to press the "Checkout" button, but I thought I'd ask the community here what they think. A budget gaming build that will be able to be updated as tech advances was in the forefront of my mind as i assembled this. I do plan to Crossfire in the next few months as well as purchase a new 24" monitor (will be running a dual monitor setup with a 20" 1600x1200 secondary). So please look over my cart and let me know what you think!

    CPU/MOBO combo: 289.98 (ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard / AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.537713

    Case/OS Combo: 139.98 (OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready / Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.437504.11-147-153

    PSU/HDD Combo: 89.98 (Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case / Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514455

    GPU: 144.99 (SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

    RAM: 89.99 (G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

    Optical: 16.99 (LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    For a grand total (after MIB/Combo, w/o shipping) of 766.91


    So, whaddya say community? Did I do good?
  3. Not bad!

    Memory:
    Same spec, $20 cheaper:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396

    Same price, 1600 CL7:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226154

    You don't say what the purpose of the rig is, but if its gaming and your 24" purchase will be 1920 resolution, then your 5770 is a light choice. You want the new 6850 or 6870 depending on your budget:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908&cm_re=hd_6850-_-14-102-908-_-Product
  4. It's a gaming rig, I went with the 6850, but since the cards are so new, I cant find any info on whether or not my PSU will be enough if I decide to xfire with another 6850, any thoughts?
  5. Its enough for one vid card, but not two - need 650W or more.

    Seasonic 650w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151091

    Samsung Spinpoint 500gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&cm_re=samsung_spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-181-_-Product

    The Samsung is faster. Sorry, but your bill just went up a necessary $25. If I had to choose between the faster memory and this disk/psu, I'd go with this disk/psu and the slower memory for gaming and crossfire protection.

    Obviously, both would be better :)
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