Just curious is this is a good build for roughly $1400 US


Sep 19, 2011
Just wondering if this is a good build for 1400 US dollars and whether or not it's a good build at all. I intend to use it for very heavy gaming.

Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache.

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

Graphics Card: ZOTAC ZT-50103-10P GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3G 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support

Power Supply: KINGWIN ABT-850MM 850W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.91 / SSI EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Hard Drives: 2X Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLHX 150GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

DVD Drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103033


Aug 13, 2011
i'd go with at least 1600 RAM, and a samsung spinpoint f3

also, i'd recommend waiting for bulldozer before buying, since sandy bridge greatly out-performs current amd. Of course, if bulldozer gets delayed (again), you could go for a fairly low end dual or triple core amd, and then upgrade to bulddozer when it's finally released