Good $1500 Build?

rocky24522

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Hey guys this is my first build, before i purchase wondering if this is a good gaming pc build.

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
EVGA 01G-P3-1280-TR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0
Antec EA-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready
OCZ Gold AMD Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit

exclude: Monitor,Mouse,Keyboard

thx for takin a look any feedback would be nice
 
Not bad but give this build down below a look. It includes two factory over clocked gtx 275's running in SLI. The WD640 Black HD in this build runs only a hair slower than the Raptors.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160 $139.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006 $114.39 ($104.39 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U4P $219.99 | $204.99 after rebate Free Ground Shipping
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $264.99 Free Ground Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $41.99 Free Shipping*
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $4.99
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143183 $234.99 Free Shipping*
BFG Tech BFGEGTX275896OCE GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Call of Duty: World at War w/ purchase, limited offer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143183 $234.99 Free Shipping*
BFG Tech BFGEGTX275896OCE GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Call of Duty: World at War w/ purchase, limited offer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231247 $94.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 $74.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $23.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $1,450.96 | $1,425.96 w/mail in rebates

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx?ITPID=mscomsc <---Save yourself some money on an o/s and dl the 64 bit version of Windows 7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128374 <--- some better pics, specs, and customer reviews of that Gigabyte mobo
 


That's a nice card. :)

 

rocky24522

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lol yea it is, so do u think this would be a better choice since it is still factory overclocked and may reduce some heat instead of running the two?
 

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It's a good build. Only thing I'd suggest is not going with the high-end raptors if you want to stick to a lower budget. The raptors offer minimal speed increase with a major cost increase. I'd maybe buy a Caviar Black hard drive and then double up your RAM. That would give you a more beneficial speed increase. However, if you access the hard drive a lot (if your a video editor or something) the Raptors are a good choice. My only other suggestion would be to buy a blu-ray drive instead of the old DVD standard. I think it is only a matter of time before PC games start coming out on blu-ray.
 


Ya, I'm like you in those regards. 1 good card > 2 ok cards. That card gets great reviews.
 

rocky24522

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yea i think ima go with that card since it is also around same price for the two. thanks for the help I really appreciate it:)

one more thing this card is compatible with that build right?

 


Ya it is. But since your going with one vid card, you can size down on the case if you want...although that CM HAF is a killer case. Take a look at the "CM Scout" for $94 on sale right now at the egg. It's a newer case to the market. For a PSU you can go with the Corsair 550w or Corsair 650w, but the 750w is massive over kill for that build with one card.
 

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