I'm looking to put together a new PC and I haven't done this in a while so I am looking for some criticism on my build. I'm aiming at a price of $800. This is what I have so far, tell me what you guys think.
I'm mostly hoping someone could point out if there are any compatibility issues with the hardware selections, or if any of these pieces suffer from known chronic problems. The reviews seem pretty good, but everything has their quirks .
Looks like a fairly solid lineup of parts to me, goes well together WRT levels of performance and shows you've done some research. What could tip the scales is details like are you planning to upgrade RAM and GPU later, and which kind of games do you play - just graphics intensive FPS (Crysis etc) or RTS (World in Conflict, Eve Online etc)?
Check that the mobo vendor lists your chosen type of RAM as compatible on their site, or that it's recommended for the mobo by the RAM manufacturer (OCZ's memory configurator).
The 6870 seems to be a rather long card - in theory something on the mobo or in the case could get in the way.