First Build - Sub $1000 machine Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Product Last response: August 9, 2011 8:23 PM in Systems Share NoTechNoCry August 9, 2011 3:35:30 PM Hello, I am seeking the community's take on my first build, a machine I will use for photo editing, some gaming (Civ V, and the like), and music storage and playback. Any thoughts, suggestions and comments are welcome. Any glaring compatibility problems would be appreciated! Here's the build: Cooler Master Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP; ATX Mid Tower Case Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v.2.3 SLI/Crossfire Certified, 80 Plus Bronze Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6B/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD AMD Phenom II X6 1100 T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125 W Six-Core Desktop Processor G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 X 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 EVGA SuperClocked 01g-P3-1367-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 X16 HDCP Ready Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0GB/s LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 Lightscribe Support Windows 7 Pro, OEM, 64 bit I have an existing, identical WD HDD which I will be using as a backup in my new machine. Thanks. More about : build 1000 machine jackspeed August 9, 2011 3:48:41 PM windows 7 64 bit -100 newegg 1.5 TB HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 65 msi mobo +i5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 365 (20MIR) 2 kits of ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 120 dvd burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 20 gtx 460 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 160 (30 MIR) case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 80 (10MIR) 910 before shipping and rebates. EDIT forgot psu lol antec 520W psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 70 also you probably only need 8 gb of ram the caviar black puts me a small amount over the 1k. +25 so total 980, 1005 with WD HD NoTechNoCry August 9, 2011 4:13:04 PM Thanks for response. Do you see any compatibility issues with my build? For what it's worth, here's what I paid for things, all from newegg: Antec 750 W PSU, $89.99 GSkill 4Gb X 4 memory, $99.99 WD Caviar Black, 1 TB, $74.99 Gigabyte MB, GA-990XA-UD3, $139.99 Lite-On DVD Burner, $24.99 EVGA VGA GTX 460 SE R, $129.99 AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.3G CPU, $194.99 (only thing not on sale) Cooler Master Case, Storm Scout, $79.99 MS Win 7 Pro, 64 Bit, OEM, $139.99 Total build: $974.91 Related resources Sub $ 1000 Gaming Machine - My First Build in Years!! - Forum Need help with Sub $ 1000 software development build - Forum Rate/Critique My Build Sub $ 1000 - Forum DesktopReplacement Sub $ 1000 US - Forum Sub-$1000 First Time Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jackspeed August 9, 2011 4:31:14 PM sorry thought you were asking for advice on a build. um sometimes some mobos are having rouble with all the ram slots full and I dont like the se version of the gtx 460 but it all looks compatable. I would assume that the ram is ddr3 dual channel. NoTechNoCry August 9, 2011 4:38:19 PM Straight from the website: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Quad Channel Kit Thanks for your comments. May come to regret the SE. Civ V is the biggest game I run on current machine, and am just limping along on 9800GT, Pentium D. Hopefully this build will be a big upgrade. Would kinda like to try Shogun 2. What do you think? Send back unopened GTX 460 SE and upgrade? NoTechNoCry August 9, 2011 8:23:41 PM FWIW, regarding the GTX 460 SE, I bought it on newegg "Shell Shocker" for $129, and it also has a $30 mail in rebate, thus $99. Any other thoughts? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumShaking off the dust - building a sub -$2k gaming machine ForumFirst time Build sub $ 1000 Multipurpose PC ForumSub $ 1000 Gaming Machine Help ForumFirst Build , Sub-$1000 - Could use some advice ForumSub 1000 AMD/ATI Gaming Machine -Help me tweak it. ForumCheck on sub-$1000 system ( first build ) ForumFirst build $ 1000 Gaming PC ForumLooking to build sub $ 1,000 gaming rig, first build . ForumOn Building a Sub $ 1000 PC ForumPCI compatibility question ForumWant some advice on my new build system Forum$800 AUD Gaming Build (Need parts from Specific Sites) ForumRate My Build ForumSome questions on my gaming build? ForumIs This A Good $775 SLI Build? First Build Help More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !