Originally Posted by Plex
Firstly, this might be the first time I ever gave +rep to someone new, asking for build advice.
The time you spent to get the pictures in there puts a smile on my face. I love helping people with their builds, and I'm always happy when someones comes here with a little bit of research and an idea of what they want-- but you went above and beyond! Kudos!
So, to the build:
Chip is good. GPU is good, if that's what you need. What games were you trying to play with this and at what settings? What else do you plan to do with this rig? What's your budget like?
That RAM is kind of garbage. It's also really slow. I haven't clicked on it but I see a "C9" in the model number. I'll help you find some kits with much better timings, 6 or 7 CL preferably.
Don't skimp on the PSU. Spend a couple extra bucks and find a SeaSonic or something at the same wattage.
Don't get the Caviar Green. At the very least, find a 7200 RPM drive. Anyone here will recommend the F3 or the Caviar Blacks. I'm personally a huge fan of the latter.
Not a fan of that case, but that's a personal preference.
haha woo. well my budget im trying to keep around 1 grand, but if its worth it i can save a little longer and upgrade.
i wont be doing much gaming (well at least i dont atm, but who knows what ill like in the future). i will be doing graphics editing and video editing on it.
i already have the screen, so thats the only thing set in stone, its around 1 grand right now, but wouldnt be too against adding a little more.
so the ram is bad eh? i thought it was pretty good, hyperx 1600. guess theres things i should look into more. you said you might have a better suggestion? im really interested in that if you could share more.
and ill look up the Caviar Blacks.
one more thing was that someone had mentioned was that certain members can get the 950 for 200 dollars?! whow mama where can i find someone to hook ME up like that?! can you guys get anything else crazy cheap like that?Edited by soraxd - 12/20/10 at 7:58am