XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $89.99
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $119.99
HDD: Probably a samsung spinpoint, but which one? Should i get 2 small ones or 1 big one? Maybe a SSD?
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $79.99
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $69.99
LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support - OEM - $17.99
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - $19.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - $29.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - $99.99
Thoughts, comments, or suggestions on the parts?
Any advice on how to better this build and possibly lower the cost while not losing too much performance or slightly increasing the cost while gaining a lot of performance is appreciated.
what do you guys think of this build? any advice on how to better it, maybe areas to save some money on(ex. the monitor, psu, gpu)? what do you think of the speakers?
My main question is about the gpu, would the MSI make a big difference over the EVGA or is it an easy way to save some money without losing much performance? are there any better options for a gtx 460 gpu or a completely different one?
I have the Asus VH242 5ms response time 23.6" 1080p 60hz, the model you are looking at and the one I have are almost identical. The only difference is the contrast ratio MS246h = 50000:1 vs. VH242 1000:1 and the response time is faster for the MS246 @ 2ms>5ms
*Also double check what inputs you need the MS246 only has 1 D-sub and 1 HDMI connectors*
The VH242 is my first HD anything and it has exceeded my expectations. I fell that it is a great budget LCD monitor. I use mine for my PC, TV and my Xbox and so far its been great. I still think that 23.6" is a huge screen. The only thing that I wish I could change would be the overall refresh rate. Both monitors only have a 60hz refresh rate. I have notice in times of fast pace action some blurring occurs but it is hardly noticeable. O yeah, the built in speakers are just garbage.
Overall I am very happy with my screen and with Asus in general, my computer is 75%+ Asus products. For the price you can't really gripe about to much. Sure there are better monitors out there but for pretty much 24" for under $200 I think that is fair and that is why I bought mine. You can't even buy a named brand TV (Samsung/Vizio/Sony..) @ 1080p 24" TV for under $200.
Unless you are looking to do some sort of hardcore graphics design or photography that requires pristine color, any one of the screens that mosox suggested or the one you where looking at would be fine, Asus has some of the most competitive prices and quality parts...so far
Look at some screens from Samsung, Acer and Hanns-G