BUDGET build compatibility/future proof? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: September 24, 2011 10:24 PM in Systems Share mtech23 September 24, 2011 8:28:29 PM 1000$ to spend on just the tower already have monitor/keyboard/mouse and Win7pro Use: mostly gaming MOBO:ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard-155$ CPU: Intel i5 2500k-220$ PSU: Kingwin 850w - 80$ Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX 1.5TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive-70$ GPU: Radeon 6870 1gb-180$ Mem: 2 X G.Skill ripjaw series 4gb DDR3 1600 (pc3 12800) SDRam-59$ Cooler master 212plus-28$ Case: Apevia x-Trooper LED Mid-tower-65$ Asus 24x DVD+-RW-21$ 12 in 1 card reader-15$ TOTAL:893+shipping if any Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated I have put lots of time and research into this build I would like the hardware to be upgradable down the line and this seems like it can do just that More about : budget build compatibility future proof Novuake September 24, 2011 8:49:14 PM Very nice build, not really all that budget. lol But the PSU is waaaayyyy overkill. Also not of a brand that I would suggest. Next time look at a PSU from Antec, Corsair, Coolermaster with a 80 PLUS rating. A 650W at most. 8.5/10 mtech23 September 24, 2011 8:51:37 PM the reason i went so high on the power was to be ready for crossfire and any upgrades but would a 700w of a better brand be just fine? Related resources $1500-1700 3D Graphics Creation/Gaming PC - Forum Future- Proof Budget Rig - Forum Budget Future Proof Intel Build (~600-800) - Forum BEST FUTURE PROOF BUDGET GAMING BUILD - Forum Future proof budget AMD build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Novuake September 24, 2011 8:54:34 PM Yes even for Xfire with 6950's a 700W would be fine. EDIT : Then again to be on the safe side might be best(and let some upgrading room). You will just use abit more power is all. mtech23 September 24, 2011 9:07:13 PM Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply 95$ only a 15$ difference from the kingwin and i split the difference at 750W total with tax and shipped comes to 966$ anything else as far as compatibility or up/downgrades i should look at? and thank you for your input 1tym September 24, 2011 9:43:17 PM switch your hard drive. Green drives are slow they are more so meant for storage. You wouldn't use them them for your OS or for applications if you did you would be disappointed. Most people here like to recommend this HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... mtech23 September 24, 2011 9:49:38 PM ok whats your opinion on 7200 rpm 6.0g/s 64mb cache v 3.0g/s 32mb cache 1tym September 24, 2011 10:24:07 PM mtech23 said:ok whats your opinion on 7200 rpm 6.0g/s 64mb cache v 3.0g/s 32mb cache Get which ever is cheaper. There's not much difference in performance where it will blow your mind. Get a SSD for that Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumPlease proof my new build , gaming rig- $1600 budget ForumBudget future proof 600-700$ gaming pc ForumFirst PC Build (Future Proof ) ForumBudget future proof 600-700$ gaming pc ForumInput request for a 3k build (Yes, it is overkill, hope future proof ) ForumFuture Proofed Budget Build - Need some Advice! ForumWill this gaming build be relatively future proof ? ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC Forum[Solved] Last minute compatibility check! $1300 i7 build Forum[Solved] Advice on my first build ForumVideo editing build, £750 ForumNew Build i7 2600k need motherboard ForumBudget build $1000 for BF3 Forum[Solved] Gaming build core ForumHow does my amd build look ??? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !