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April 7, 2013 8:02:55 AM

Hello.
Im planning to build a gaming pc(for the first time) and id like to get advice, because im completelly new to this stuff.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 months

Budget Range: 900Euros(about 1200 dollars but idk if i should get some parts from UK or US amazon)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching movies, surfing the net

Are you buying a monitor: Yes but its price is not included in the 900 euros.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Preferably amazon UK or US(which of these sells the parts cheaper)

Location: Greece
Parts Preferences: CPU:i5 3750k or AMD FX 8320
Thinking about an AMD graphics card because its cheaper than nvidia's.
Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Need the system to last long(about 3 years) before a part needs to be upgraded because i dont have the money for often upgrades. This is also why i dont know if i should overclock and i said Maybe to overclocking. It bothers me that if i overclock the CPU or GPU will die sooner.
I also want to play games like: League of Legends, Dota 2, Crysis 3, Aion while skyping at the same time.
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April 7, 2013 8:30:37 AM

Hello.
OverdiveKill said:
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe(IDK what this is, care to explain please?)

Short answer: When you use two gpus (must be the same gpus for Nvidia or the same chipsets for AMD) in your system.
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April 7, 2013 8:32:39 AM

Memnarchon said:
Hello.
OverdiveKill said:
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe(IDK what this is, care to explain please?)

Short answer: When you use two gpus (must be the same gpus for Nvidia or the same chipsets for AMD) in your system.


well, i currently have money for 1 GPU so i'd say no to SLI/Crossfire
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April 7, 2013 8:34:14 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/P35B
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/P35B/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/P35B/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone Redline Series RL03B-W-USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1057.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 11:32 EDT-0400)

for the SLI/CFX question, Google is your best friend.
do you have any local stores selling these computer parts? buying the parts from local will be cheaper i believe.
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April 7, 2013 8:38:53 AM

OverdiveKill said:
Memnarchon said:
Hello.
OverdiveKill said:
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe(IDK what this is, care to explain please?)

Short answer: When you use two gpus (must be the same gpus for Nvidia or the same chipsets for AMD) in your system.


well, i currently have money for 1 GPU so i'd say no to SLI/Crossfire

I would agree with this too. As for the cpu you mean the i5 3570k, right?
OverdiveKill said:
Approximate Purchase Date: 2 months.

Intel has plans to release Haswell at Q2 of 2013. It would be better to wait a bit and take the Haswell.

ps: Do you use skroutz.gr?
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April 7, 2013 8:39:55 AM

Do you need a keyboard/mouse?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.93 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.05 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£87.42 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£238.40 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£28.28 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£66.24 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.77 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Asus ML239H 23.0" Monitor (£152.68 @ Dabs)
Total: £1008.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 16:41 BST+0100)

Ditch the monitor if you want it separately.
BTW, a 500GB HDD will cut it for a year for games.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 7, 2013 8:49:52 AM

This needs some work.
Many greek stores have wonderful prices on some products (like Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD at plaisio.gr for 93,20 € which is cheaper than PCPartPicker's offers 87.42 GBP =102.954 EUR.) while others have ridiculus prices.
I will be out for now but since you have months till you actually get it, I think its alrighty if I make an offer later.
Laterz :) 
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April 7, 2013 8:53:23 AM

γεια σ ελληνα haaha!i would recommend you to go for the 3570k as your budget can handle!in the same price range you can pick between gtx 660 or 7950!both cards are great and at the same price range but in real between them i would go for the 7950 as it performs better in most games and the +1vram can be really useful!

one ssd 120gb like samsung 840 series(top) or one sandisk!always the 3570k combined with one z77!
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April 8, 2013 8:37:24 AM

Thanatos Telos said:
Do you need a keyboard/mouse?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.93 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.05 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£87.42 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£238.40 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£28.28 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£66.24 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.77 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Asus ML239H 23.0" Monitor (£152.68 @ Dabs)
Total: £1008.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 16:41 BST+0100)

Ditch the monitor if you want it separately.
BTW, a 500GB HDD will cut it for a year for games.


ah yeah i would also like to buy a keyboard.
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April 8, 2013 4:40:18 PM

OverdiveKill said:
Thanatos Telos said:
Do you need a keyboard/mouse?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.93 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.05 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£87.42 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£238.40 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£28.28 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£66.24 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.77 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Asus ML239H 23.0" Monitor (£152.68 @ Dabs)
Total: £1008.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 16:41 BST+0100)

Ditch the monitor if you want it separately.
BTW, a 500GB HDD will cut it for a year for games.


ah yeah i would also like to buy a keyboard.

Sorry, meant to say it wouldn't cut it, but anyway.
English or Greek? If the latter, you should buy it at a local store.

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April 9, 2013 12:55:38 PM

Thanatos Telos said:
OverdiveKill said:
Thanatos Telos said:
Do you need a keyboard/mouse?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.93 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.05 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£87.42 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£238.40 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£28.28 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£66.24 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.77 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Asus ML239H 23.0" Monitor (£152.68 @ Dabs)
Total: £1008.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 16:41 BST+0100)

Ditch the monitor if you want it separately.
BTW, a 500GB HDD will cut it for a year for games.


ah yeah i would also like to buy a keyboard.

Sorry, meant to say it wouldn't cut it, but anyway.
English or Greek? If the latter, you should buy it at a local store.



a Greek one i guess.
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April 9, 2013 1:38:28 PM

OverdiveKill said:
Thanatos Telos said:
OverdiveKill said:
Thanatos Telos said:
Do you need a keyboard/mouse?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.93 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.05 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£87.42 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£238.40 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£28.28 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£66.24 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.77 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Asus ML239H 23.0" Monitor (£152.68 @ Dabs)
Total: £1008.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 16:41 BST+0100)

Ditch the monitor if you want it separately.
BTW, a 500GB HDD will cut it for a year for games.


ah yeah i would also like to buy a keyboard.

Sorry, meant to say it wouldn't cut it, but anyway.
English or Greek? If the latter, you should buy it at a local store.
Mouse:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


a Greek one i guess.


A local store it is, then.
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April 11, 2013 3:56:33 AM

Thanatos Telos said:
OverdiveKill said:
Thanatos Telos said:
OverdiveKill said:
Thanatos Telos said:
Do you need a keyboard/mouse?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.93 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.05 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£87.42 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£238.40 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£28.28 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£66.24 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.77 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Asus ML239H 23.0" Monitor (£152.68 @ Dabs)
Total: £1008.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 16:41 BST+0100)

Ditch the monitor if you want it separately.
BTW, a 500GB HDD will cut it for a year for games.


ah yeah i would also like to buy a keyboard.

Sorry, meant to say it wouldn't cut it, but anyway.
English or Greek? If the latter, you should buy it at a local store.
Mouse:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


a Greek one i guess.


A local store it is, then.

Ok. Any recommendations on brand, price?
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April 13, 2013 6:14:13 PM

OverdiveKill said:
Thanatos Telos said:
OverdiveKill said:
Thanatos Telos said:
OverdiveKill said:
Thanatos Telos said:
Do you need a keyboard/mouse?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.93 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.05 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£87.42 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£238.40 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£28.28 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£66.24 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.77 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Asus ML239H 23.0" Monitor (£152.68 @ Dabs)
Total: £1008.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 16:41 BST+0100)

Ditch the monitor if you want it separately.
BTW, a 500GB HDD will cut it for a year for games.


ah yeah i would also like to buy a keyboard.

Sorry, meant to say it wouldn't cut it, but anyway.
English or Greek? If the latter, you should buy it at a local store.
Mouse:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


a Greek one i guess.


A local store it is, then.

Ok. Any recommendations on brand, price?


Personally, Logitech and Inland have given me pretty good performance.
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