Hey there guys! IF any of you have the time, I'm going to be purchasing this build off of newegg within the next week. My budget is 500.00 after rebates and this comes to 507.00 if you add in promo codes, which is good enough for me. Any thoughts, feelings, or comments are greatly appreciated.
Once again, I have a budget of 500 bones here, so I know that it's not the best in the world. However, if anyone sees any problems or components that may slow me down, could you please let me know? I'm not a first time builder, but it has been a long time since I've done this sort of thing.
FYI - I plan on doing some moderate gaming and possibly buying another XFX 5670 in the future for crossfire. I was really going for a future proof build here.
Thank you all so much for taking a peek and I appreciate any input greatly!
The build is good that gpu will suck for most games at higher settings. I would go with 1 good card like a 5770-6770-gts 450-gtx550-4601gb-560ti- and so on other then that i like the rest of the build.
edit- also i had that case its not worth 80$, you can do much better for that price range.
Also that mobos pcie slots are x16 and x4 according to there site if you crossfired 2 cards it would be x8-x4 yuck bad idea. go with one good card 2 is not always better then one.
Lol, ok if you can get it for the same price it is but if you dont overclock it its pointless. also the card is much longer then the 5770 some midtower cases are not going to fit the 5830 which is the same lenght as the 5870. 5830 10.75 inchs
5770-8 inchs. also in crossfire the 5770 will scale better. I like your benchmarks go fetch me some more lol, then take a look at all of the horrible reviews for the 5830, its kinda like the gtx 465 a underpowerd cut down joke.
one of those slots is 4x on that board if you didn't notice. would be nice to know the monitor size/resolution and the games you play. i sat down last night trying to spend your $500. i almost posted to tell you to save another $200. you can spend $500 and not have enough of a machine.
The largest change here is that I have opted out of getting the GPU (for now) and upgraded my Ram and Motherboard. The new Motherboard has a 4250 onboard and that will due until I can afford a 5770 card or better. I wanted this board from the beginning, but talked myself out of it. You guys talked me right back into it! Also, I took some of the budget money from the case and came up with the ever popular Antec Three Hundred. With the Promo-Codes, this all comes to 458.83 shipped. That price is BEFORE the 40 dollars I MIGHT get back in rebates.
So, If you guys are up to it, you can criticize this build as well However, you guys have been so helpful so far, it seems like a bit much to ask! I look forward to putting this thing together soon!
Once again, you guys are AWESOME! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
P.S. Yes, I could get a lower Wattage PSU, but I want to buy a PSU I can reuse and who knows what the next 3-4 years could throw at us!
Good stuff, I can also vouch for that CPU as I have the same in my build. It's a fantastic CPU, in fact mine is currently overclocked using the multiplier up to 3.6Ghz and the temps barely moved more than a couple of degrees on the stock AMD cooler. Once you get that 5770, assuming you aren't going to be gaming above 1920 x 1080, you'll be very happy with this I suspect.