View Full Version : New Comp Build! Ideas and Inputs appreciated!

2013-02-02, 05:35 AM
Hi guys just wanted to see if this "budget" build will work, and not light my house on fire. Since I don't see a lot of crossfire options in PCI E 2.0, I went the logical way with SLI. I'm planning on doing at least 3 screens. Also I've never done SLI or Crossfire before. Hell, last time I put something together was during P4 era. Man that's a long time ago lol. And as far as budgeting is concerned, well ...as low as possible? Hmmmm and not really into future proofing...

$99.99 Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

CPU Heatsink
$34.99 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

$94.99 AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

$$79.99 MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130637

Video Card x 2
$129.99 ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Memory (RAM)
$94.99 CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX16GX3M4A1333C9

Storage (HDD) x 1
$99.99 Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Thermal Paste <--- no clue which one to get...

$99.99 CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Monitors x 3
$89.99 Acer G205HVbd Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 200 cd/m2 ACM 5,000:1 (700:1)

Any comments is appreciated. Thanks! :)

2013-02-02, 07:17 AM
First answer these questions (http://www.planetside-universe.com/showthread.php?t=37183).

Sorry, but this build you have in mind is all over the place. You are attempting to do too much given whats seems like a limited budget to me. CPU choice is too out dated for me to recommend. The GPUs are way too old and low end to be using for SLI. Multi monitor at 1600x900 isn't worthwhile either, plus the screen sizes are only 20 inches. With that I think you need to revaluate your needs and start off with a better performing system with a single display. After saving up you can go for multi monitor later.