Opinions for this Setup

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by photoa6155, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. I'm new to building my own Computer and would like some input, these are the parts. Anything missing? Sound card Recomendation?

    ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    Antec P183 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    (2) EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    (2)G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

    Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860

    About $1100 Total Good Deal?

    Thanks for replies
  2. Your config seems to be very similar to the one I built a few months back:


    1. Perhaps throw in a SSD drive (for a little over $100)?

    2. I use Intel i7 930. The list price is the same as i7 860 but the passmark score is just a tad faster. If the prices are the same, why not get something that is a tad faster?


    3. What OS are you planning to run? XP? Then 4GB is good. I run Win7 and I have 6GB on my box. Check the price differential for getting 6GB RAM compared to 4GB. These days it may not be much. If price differential ~ 0, always get more memory.

    4. Hard drive = 500GB. I bought a 1.5TB drive for one of my boxes. The prices have come down quite a bit these days. I know others kept saying you don't need the extra disk space. But if the price differential ~ 0, why not get higher storage? (Or a faster spin?)

    5. Doesn't the motherboard come with built-in audio? Do you want an extra sound card??? (It will take up one of your expansion slots)