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Ohyumyumyum
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Videocard: HD 6780
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PSU: Corsair TX650
Default Need advice on selfbuilt PC - 04-24-2012, 12:08 | posts: 2

Hey guys,

I am building a new, not too expensive, computer to be able to play some games the coming years. I was wondering if you guys could give me some pointers about the build I made up. I'm fine with 8GB RAM, but I am unsure wether the mobo is a good buy. Any comments are more than welcome and will be taken seriously, especially money saving ones, but I ofcourse understand some parts should not be budgetted too much on.
This is the build I was thinking of(sorry for the dutch site-links, but the specs are universal I suppose):

Mobo: Asrock Z77 Pro3 88E
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/30869...-z77-pro3.html

CPU: Intel Core 2500k 190E
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/27463...&orderSort=asc

GFX: Radeon HD 6870 160E
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/28139....html#tab:info

RAM: Kingston HyperX Genesis 2x 4GB 30E
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/27394...9ad3k2-4g.html

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast TX 650M 88E
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/28685....html#tab:info

Casing: Cooler Master Silencio 450 54E
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/29378...encio-450.html

CPU cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 13Pro 36E
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/29717....html#tab:info

I'd be really grateful for any advice that would improve my build. Also, I'm looking for a good, budget, gaming monitor(pref 21-23 inch), does anyone know of a recommendable one?

Many thanks in advance!
   
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Videocard: MSI GTX 770 Gaming
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K
Mainboard: Gigabyte Z68A-D3
Memory: Patriot 12GB 1600MHz CL9
Soundcard: Realtek On-Board
PSU: Seasonic S12II-620 Bronze
Default 04-24-2012, 12:56 | posts: 1,600 | Location: Unknown

CPU: i5 3570K, should be out soon.
VGA: HD 7850 2GB.
RAM: 2x4GB. The ones you selected are 2x2GB.
PSU: XFX Pro Series 650W, Corsair TX650 V2 or similar.
CPU Cooler: Something better than that . Arctic CPU coolers aren't very good. Better look at something like Zalman CNPS11X, Spire Thermax Eclipse II, Scythe coolers or something similar.

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PSU: Corsair TX650
Default 04-24-2012, 14:24 | posts: 2

Thanks alot Xbeast, I heartily agree on your advice about the PSU and CPU cooler.

Taking in some advice and looking around some more, reading reviews, visiting guru3d and such, I made the following changes:

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/30823...t=asc#tab:info

I read it was good for OClocking and I reckon it should hold out for a long while, considering future upgrades. I'm gonna stick to the i5 2500k and disregard the 3570k. I don't think the 100 euro(over 50% more expensive) is going to be worth it and rather stick to the 2500k untill I replace it with another CPU in the future, when I will have more money aswell. But I am very unsure about my judgement on mobo's even after reading reviews and other's posts.

GFX: The 7850 might be an option over the 6870, but its also another 60-70E. From what I've seen it's not that a huge upgrade. I don't play GFX intensive games like certain FPShooters, although I can't see into the future, I probably will stick to playing Diablo3/Guildwars2 for quite a while. And by the time I'm done playing those games, I will probably have the money to upgrade it when it's needed.

RAM: changed from 2x 2GB to 2x 4GB, wrong link

CPU cooler: went for the Spire Thermax Eclipse II, which seems to have amazing reviews and is barely more expensive.

I don't want to seem like too much of a cheapskate, but as a student, living on myself, I don't want to spend more than is necessary for my needs(or use studentloans, although low interest, to buy a pc). My budget is somewhat flexible although I'm skeptical about spending much more than 800e. And I also know I will have more money in the future, so I can build my pc around that prospect.


Hoping on more feedback
   
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Videocard: MSI GTX 770 Gaming
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K
Mainboard: Gigabyte Z68A-D3
Memory: Patriot 12GB 1600MHz CL9
Soundcard: Realtek On-Board
PSU: Seasonic S12II-620 Bronze
Default 04-24-2012, 15:04 | posts: 1,600 | Location: Unknown

I think you have mistaken i5 3570K with i7 3770K. i5 3570K is around 220E http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/30592...tml#tab:prices

If you play at high resolution, like 1920x1080, better GFX would help a lot.
   
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