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May 24, 2013 12:36:12 PM

First off, I apologize if I put this thread in the wrong section, I am just looking for some help.

So I have a budget of about 750-800 Euro's, and I am looking for a decent gaming PC, from scratch, it would be lovely if any of you PC building experts could help me on this, as a sidenote, I am living in Germany, so if I can order the items in Germany easily it would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Rick

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May 24, 2013 1:02:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (€173.90 @ Caseking)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (€19.90 @ Caseking)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (€69.98 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: GeIL EVO CORSA Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (€59.90 @ Caseking)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (€85.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€59.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (€179.13 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (€59.90 @ Caseking)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€71.74 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (€15.40 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €794.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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May 24, 2013 1:02:27 PM

Okay, I don't know anything about German sites or pricing in Germany but due to the Euro's roughly extra value over the USD and Germany's higher than US prices I am going to assume that your dollar is going to go roughly as far as the US dollar.

1) Pick a case and read reviews. I like Full ATX cases for gaming. Plan to spend under $75 euro on this, and avoid lights. Extra fans will help with cooling.
2) Pick a motherboard: This is a good gaming motherboard with a nice featureset: http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Intel-Z77-Motherboard-EXTR...
3) Pick a processor: I like the Core i5-3570K. http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Pro...
4) Pick a graphics card. This depends on budget and what you want to play. The CPU will play anything and the 8 GB of ram will support any game... but the graphics card will make or break the game (especially if you get a really cheap card.) Look at this guide and use whatever you have left after the rest of your parts on the card. Plan to spend at least $200 on this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
5) Pick some ram. 8 GB DDR3 usually runs about $60 USD. This is a good set: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
6) Pick a better heatsinc/Fan: This is a good one at $25.00 USD. http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Plus-RR-B10-2...
7) Pick a hard drive. I would go with a standard 1 tb platter drive. Nothing special. I see those for $60 on sale. If you have some extra $$$ consider a smaller SSD too for OS.
8) Last but not least... power supply. You want at least a 500w power supply. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That's about all you need. This is a good site to look up information about parts: http://www.logicalincrements.com/
This is a good one to build your computer out with: http://pcpartpicker.com/
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May 24, 2013 1:25:31 PM

slomo4sho said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (€173.90 @ Caseking)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (€19.90 @ Caseking)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (€69.98 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: GeIL EVO CORSA Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (€59.90 @ Caseking)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (€85.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€59.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (€179.13 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (€59.90 @ Caseking)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€71.74 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (€15.40 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €794.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Thanks alot for your reply, this seems like something I might have a look into as it seems like a very good build, just going to see if anyone comes up with anything else, but you got me way further with the 800 euros than I got myself.
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May 25, 2013 5:49:51 AM

Anyone else have an idea on a PC around this budget?
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