how is this build?

#2 Posted by PredatorRules (7220 posts) -

Yeah, I think you can go cheaper with the RAM dimms, you're not trying to break any benchmark records as far as I see.

any 1333/1600Mhz of 8Gb RAM would do. (make sure to pick a good brand though)

Everything else looks fine, also I hope you're aiming on SLI in the near future with that MOBO

#3 Posted by rabakill (552 posts) -

Not really looking at SLI. Any better suggestions

#4 Posted by PredatorRules (7220 posts) -

@rabakill said:

Not really looking at SLI. Any better suggestions

MSI PC mate.

#5 Posted by robokill (1064 posts) -

I looked up MSI PC and didn't find anything helpful

#6 Posted by GTR12 (9044 posts) -
#7 Posted by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

Looks good man. The only thing I would change would be an I-7 processor and a 10,000 RPM HDD or an SSD and of course Windows 7.

#8 Posted by PredatorRules (7220 posts) -
#9 Edited by intotheminx (557 posts) -

Maybe someone that is more tech savvy can clarify, but I'm under the impression that games going forward will be utilizing 4+ cores. Couldn't he purchase a AMD cpu with more than 4 cores and it would be cheaper? Or does hyper threading really make that much of a difference?

#10 Edited by Ribstaylor1 (436 posts) -

I'd say go for cheaper ram spend around $100 on it and spend the extra $100 on an i7 instead of an i5. Some say it doesn't matter but it's better safer then sorry when new games a recommend an i7 as the go to Intel processor.