Desktops forum: Current Build: Feedback/Suggestions?

by: Vastias March 21, 2012 2:47 AM PDT

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by Vastias - 3/21/12 2:47 AM

Alright guys so I put up a post the other day asking if some parts for a Desktop build were compatible and now I have the full build set up.

I'm a media arts student and so the large display and storage is a must for working with Photoshop and After Effects. Also I'm a serious gamer, game modder, and 3D Modeler so the more power and graphics the better. I would also like to keep this at around the current price that it's at now and I would appreciate some feedback before I make the final purchase.

So here's what I have right now:

Motherboard @ $100 :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767

Processor @ $170 :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106010

Video Card @ $150 :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

RAM @ $55 :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

Power Supply @ $100 :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171053

Optical Drive @ $80 :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136241

Storage @ $86 :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

Monitor @ $190 :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236079

Tower @ $100 :

http://www.xoxide.com/aerocool-sycloniiblackedition-fulltowercase.html


Total cost of everything with shipping is $1036.73


So here's what I'm asking for if anybody's willing to help me out here:

-First off, is there anything in this build that is not compatible or that you wouldn't recommend and why.

-Next, is this a decent build or did I make a fail build?

-Am I getting my money's worth?

-What types of tools should I buy to help actually build this when I get it? Like thermal compound and screwdrivers, etc?

-Finally, Any suggestions on what I could add/remove etc? Did I miss something?

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