My Gaming Rig

Hey Guys, I'm building a new rig for my birthday with my birthday money. I've pulled together some parts that I want to show you, and need advice on if it's good, compatible, and if you can make it any better for the price please do.

Budget: 630$

Pieces;
Ram 4 GB RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231313&cm_sp=Pers_ProductSimilar-_-20-231-313_1_AG-_-20-145-328 25$ with coupon
Hard Drive (500 GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo 40$

Sata cable: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270093 3.50$

Video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-102-925&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo 180$ with rebate
Case 45$ after mail in rebate and discount
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 65$ after rebate

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 100$

-50$ microcenter deal
-20$ first time buyer bonus from newegg

Processor: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0334812 155$
Microcenter mobo: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?sku=660027 100$ after rebate

TOGETHER=220$!

Total: 610$
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  1. I suggest utilizing dual channel instead of single channel.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104166
    It costs a little bit more but it'll be better for the speeds as it's in a way distributed between the two stick instead of one.

    Or go cheaper and get DDR3 1333. $25
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148418
    1333 to 1600 is virtually no difference at all.

    Save some money and get this card.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
    You won't see a huge difference from Vapor-X to this.

    Is there Microcenter close to you locally?
  2. Yeah, 10 minutes away. Microcenter has the mobo+CPU deal going on too.
  3. Get this CPU instead. It'll be better than the 1090T
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354590
    Get this motherboard to pair with it.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0366193
    According to the ad, the motherboard would be discounted $40 instore.
    http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/save40_promo.html

    As for i5 2400 vs 1090T
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=363
  4. The reviews for the mobo have bad reviews on newegg....I'm skeptical. ANy others azn?

    Thanks alot so far
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128512
    There are 2 reviews out of 8 that say it is bad. But THG recommends the product. I think it's a solid board. You won't have to worry about those DOA problems or the issues those 2 faced since you're buying from a local store. Most of the time, returning the product would be as easy as that with no questions asked.

    But if you really doubt it, this would be the next board I'd recommend.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0358172
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