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I need help building a cheap gaming pc for around €650

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May 24, 2013 2:06:44 PM

I can max out at €750 but I would prefer not to as I can always upgrade in around 18 months. I want to include a monitor, mouse and keyboard in this price, but they can be mid/low-range i.e 2000dpi. Thanks

Edit: No need for a monitor or a HDMI, I have these.
a b 4 Gaming
May 24, 2013 2:31:17 PM

Where are you buying? Part prices vary throughout the Eurozone.
May 24, 2013 3:25:02 PM

Jack Revenant said:
Where are you buying? Part prices vary throughout the Eurozone.

I'm from Ireland but willing to pay some extra for shipping (€50?)
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May 24, 2013 4:45:05 PM

Do you have access to Amazon?
a b 4 Gaming
May 24, 2013 6:29:08 PM

I'm afraid that I don't know Irish sites, but if you can ship from the UK without breaking the bank, this would be a good option:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.59 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£67.92 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.77 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.98 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£199.40 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.41 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £614.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-25 02:28 BST+0100)

Edit: Whoops, missed the need for peripherals. I'll need to rework this. In the meantime, I have a question: is it cheaper for you to order from European or British stores? It would be useful to know if I can't find the right parts at an Irish vendor.
May 24, 2013 11:29:47 PM

It's usually cheaper to buy from UK stores but either way I can make it work I think.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2013 3:41:05 AM
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My apologies for taking so long. I had a rather full schedule today.

Having spent sometime looking around on some Irish sites, here is a revised build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3350p €159.95 http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/zkb_01com/80008...
Mobo: ASRock H77 PRO4/MVP €82.56 http://www.dabs.ie/products/asrock-h77-pro4-mvp-s1155-i...
RAM: 8GB (2x4) G.Skill Ripjawsw X DDR3 1600mhz €54.99 http://www.dabs.ie/products/g-skill-8gb--2-x-4gb--ripja...
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB €59.95 http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/zkb_01com/20098...
GPU:ASUS GTX 650 Ti Boost €164.95 http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/zkb_01com/80010...
Case: Xigmatek Asgard Pro €37.50 http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/zkb_01com/20098...
PSU: XFX 450w ProSeries 80Plus Bronze €43.67 http://www.dabs.ie/products/xfx-450w-proseries--80plus-...
Optical Drive: LiteOn iHas120-04 €15.59 http://www.dabs.ie/products/liteon-ihas120-04-20x-sata-...

Total: €619.16

I hope that leaves enough room for peripherals/monitor. My apologies for pushing the edge of the budget, given that you were hoping to keep it at or below €650, but the i5-3350p and 650 Ti Boost are about as low-end as I feel comfortable recommending. However, we can cut if needed.
May 26, 2013 11:41:36 AM

Thanks so much, this is great. I don't need a monitor or ram so I can spend the extra on a mouse and keyboard.
a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2013 2:02:06 PM

Liam Farrell said:
Thanks so much, this is great. I don't need a monitor or ram so I can spend the extra on a mouse and keyboard.


My pleasure. Happy gaming!
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