What would you do to this build with $300???

darkmatter7

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Hey, So, my parents have given me a budget of about $1750 for this build for my birthday. The problem is that I have found everything I need and I'm about $300 short. I am going to order everything in about 2-3hrs hopefully. Could you guys look over my final build and tell me what to upgrade/add with the extra money and if everything is perfect? Thanks!

Motherboard: Gigabyte X48 (225) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128336
Memory: Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR2 1066 (96) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145197
CPU: Q9450 (330) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115042
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 4870 (310)
Hard Drives: Western Digital 640GB x 2 (190) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218
Case: Antex Nine Hundred (88) http://www.provantage.com/antec-nine-hundred~7ANTG049.htm
Cooling: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 + Mounting Bracket + Arctic Cooling MX2 (51)
Optical Drive: Samsung DVDRW (29) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151153&Tpk=SH-S203B

Accessories that I'm using it with: Samsung 32in HDTV 1360x768
Klipsch ProMedia GMX 5.1 Speaker System
Sennheiser HD280 Pro Headphones

So yeah.
1. Is everything absolutely perfect?
2. What should I add/upgrade, it could even be a peripheral

Thank you guys so much, you have been a ton of help in the last few weeks. Without you I would have been an idiot and ordered a system or something. This forum is awesome!!!



 

Nik_I

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if you have $300 to effectively burn, maybe get a DDR3 board and spend the extra on DDR3 ram? other than that, i think just adding another 4870 would be good, but that would be $100 over budget.
 

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i missed that little detail. ok your best bet would be to get a 20-22" monitor. the resolution would be alot higher than your tv and would look overall a lot better.
 

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it would be a fairly big difference. anything from samsung and probably dell would be good. i have a dell 20" and it's very good. i have nothing bad to say about it.
 

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I didn't see any any mention about a power supply?

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If you plan to overclock, $300 will get you a decent water cooling set up.
 

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Oh, sorry, I just forgot about the PSU. It's a PC Power and Cooling 750W. I already had that factored into the price though. My tv is samsung and I love it, so I guess I'll go with a samsung. Would the single 4870 be ok doing dual monitors w/ the 32in and 22in samsungs? I see it has 2 dvi out. Oh and where did the Sapphire dissappear to on newegg?
 

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consider that the card would then have to drive 2 monitors, so it would need a fair bit of extra power, but the resolutions aren't too high, so i would say a single 4870 would be ok. but having a second one wouldn't hurt :D
 

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that one seems a little expensive for what you're getting.
 

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i think you should get the monitor. and if anything, just don't use the tv if you run into framerate issues.
 

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300 bucks eyy , that can buy you about 3 cartons of Premix Jack Daniels with coke :)
i say go out get smashed and get sum phun my mate , thats what i do every weekend ;)
 

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that monitor is nice, but it costs almost double the other one. it might not be worth it for the OP.
 


Perhaps, but you get what you pay for.
Especially if his parents are paying for it...

Besides, it is a S-PVA panel compared to the other one's TN panel. No comparison, the S-PVA will PWN every time for image quality and viewing angles.
 

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that's true, but without comaparing the 2 side by side, im not sure most people will even notice the difference.
 

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