Need tips on gaming rig.


Mar 18, 2009
-Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - 79.99
-OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory -Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail - 109.99
-COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KKN1-GP Black ABS Bezel, SECC Body ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - 149.99
-GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - 269.99
-GIGABYTE GV-N285-1GH-B GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail - 339.99
-CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - 139.99
-Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail - 288.99
-XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail - 39.99
-LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM - 23.99
-RAZER Arctosa Silver USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail - 44.99
-RAZER DeathAdder RZ01-00150100-R3M1 Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Optical High Precision Gaming Mouse - Retail - 49.99
-Creative FATAL1TY 3.5mm gold-plated Circumaural Gaming Headset - 49.99
-RAZER Goliathus Mouse Pad - Speed edition - Full Multi Language - Retail - 17.99
-Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM - 6.99

TOTAL: 1553.85

I want to get the best bang for my buck, so are there anythings that I can change into to save money or for better performance? I don't mind spending a few extra dollars if there is an improve in performance.

P.S. I will be using a 22" monitor. Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit and I have around 2k budget.



Nov 24, 2008
Based on reviews on the products, customer reviews, theirs specs the combo discount and their MIR. In additon 1000W is more PSU than you'll need even if you SLI 285s.

I can't see anything worth changing. All in all your build is great. If you wanted save some money you could go with the CM690 case, but that's about all I can think of. Well maybe the mobo. If your planning on going with SLI then maybe take a look at this mobo down below. $209.99
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R-SLI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


Feb 1, 2009
Agreed, I think what you have listed is a very solid build and will treat you very well! You can always add in a second gtx 285 later on when you need it too. Oh and with the monitor you have I doubt that you will even need SLI, unless one day you upgrade to a 1900x1200 resolution monitor.

And +1 to MykC on the combos. That should help you save some money!

Other than that I think it is good to go, so if you are ready to buy go for it! :D