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August 2, 2013 5:06:26 AM

Hello there,
Currently I have simple PC (€450 from the local retailer) with a dual core intel e5700 3.0 GhZ and an AMD Radeon 5450 graphic card, and this has been working fine in PvE.

I need it for the PvP part of the mmorpg gw2. Big fights lots of people, currently I can play on the very lowest settings, but it annoys me every character looks the same.

I decided to build a PC but I need some help, I will be using alternate.nl as I know they are trustworthy. My budget is max €750 including an OS and the assembly (130€ together) Currently I’ve been readin about this build on a forum that was called : budget gaming PC of 750$.
Please check whether this build would work together.

Keep in mind I was working on a dual core e5700 and a radeon 5450 which in PvE I am content with, but I want a to go a (few) step higher.

(assembly is a must, I would surely break stuff if I would do it myself)
(would the radeon 7770 do ?)
(should I go for intel processor instead?)
76,90 Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
87,90 Processor: AMD FX-4100 quad core 3600 mhz
199,90 Graphicscard :XFX HD7870 Core Edition (FX-787A-CNFC)
16,99 CD Driver:Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE
49,99 Case: Corsair Carbide 200R
63,99 Power: Corsair CMPSU-600CX
66,90 RAM: Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1333 Kit
49,99 Harddrive: Toshiba DT01ACA050 500 GB SATA 600
80,00 Windows 8 64bit
55 Assembling
€750
I am hoping you guys can help me out here, I am open to all changes!

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August 2, 2013 5:32:51 AM

is the FX 6300 a lot more expensive in your country? because in the UK it's cheaper and a lot better in performance , also the 7770 is a very good entry level gaming GPU, I'm putting 1 in my budget build, other than that the parts are looking good, I would take a look around the website and try to help alas I can't make heads nor tails of dutch!

1 lat peice of advise, with the help of forum articles and youtube videos putting a computer together is very simple and it is extremely hard to break something when doing it, I would suggest trying to do it yourself and if you hit any snags you can't sort, then call an expert to help.
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August 2, 2013 5:42:25 AM

Any chance of keeping some of the old parts from your previous PC, such as the case, HDD, etc? And have you thought of building it yourself? All this could save you some money that you could put towards getting a better processor, mmorpgs (unlinke most current games) tend to be quite taxing on CPU. For $30 dlls more you could get a Phenom II 970 Black Edition, which outpeforms the Zambei in gaming and is a great overclocker.
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August 2, 2013 5:43:10 AM

BaggyPenguin said:
is the FX 6300 a lot more expensive in your country? because in the UK it's cheaper and a lot better in performance , also the 7770 is a very good entry level gaming GPU, I'm putting 1 in my budget build, other than that the parts are looking good, I would take a look around the website and try to help alas I can't make heads nor tails of dutch!

1 lat peice of advise, with the help of forum articles and youtube videos putting a computer together is very simple and it is extremely hard to break something when doing it, I would suggest trying to do it yourself and if you hit any snags you can't sort, then call an expert to help.


Alternate has an english version if you scroll down ! I might give building it myself a try!
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August 2, 2013 5:49:12 AM

serge44 said:
Any chance of keeping some of the old parts from your previous PC, such as the case, HDD, etc? And have you thought of building it yourself? All this could save you some money that you could put towards getting a better processor, mmorpgs (unlinke most current games) tend to be quite taxing on CPU. For $30 dlls more you could get a Phenom II 970 Black Edition, which outpeforms the Zambei in gaming and is a great overclocker.


agreed on the keeping of the case and HDD, no point changing them up as the tech there has changed very little, I would still opt for a FX 6300 if you could, stick an after market cooler on it and over clock, most people get very good speeds from that processor. Also if you build it yourself, you'd probably be able to squeeze in the better GPU and a FX 6300 and cooler. Would be a much better option!
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August 2, 2013 9:06:07 AM

I changed some stuff around how about this I stay under 775 and still have decent specs to compare what I had right?

76,90 Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
110. AMD FX-6300 6 cores 3.5 Ghz (internet says higher overclocking abilities)
.?? Processor cooler to make over clocking possible
170. XFX HD7850 Core Edition (FX-785A-CNJC)
16,99 CD Driver:Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE
63,99 Power: Corsair CMPSU-500CX
66,90 RAM: Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1333 Kit
49,99 Harddrive: Toshiba DT01ACA050 500 GB SATA 600
80,00 Windows 8 64bit
55 Assembling

Totals
€730. Excluding a processor cooler


How about this?
Downgraded graphics from 7870 to 7850 saved me almost €40
Downgraded power from 600cx to 500cx saved me €10 is this technically possible?
Upgraded AMD FX-4100 to 6300 cost me about €10 extra
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August 2, 2013 9:51:27 AM

Absolutely agree on the processor change, the 6300 should do for your needs. As for the cooler, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is at about 35 USD on Newegg, and its performance should let you overclock all you want. It's a bit large though, and not silent. If any of these two is an issue for you, you can get a closed-loop water cooling solution (which work surprisingly good) for about 50-60 USD.

Other than that looks like you're all set!
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August 2, 2013 4:26:06 PM

Woutterr said:
I changed some stuff around how about this I stay under 775 and still have decent specs to compare what I had right?

76,90 Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
110. AMD FX-6300 6 cores 3.5 Ghz (internet says higher overclocking abilities)
.?? Processor cooler to make over clocking possible
170. XFX HD7850 Core Edition (FX-785A-CNJC)
16,99 CD Driver:Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE
63,99 Power: Corsair CMPSU-500CX
66,90 RAM: Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1333 Kit
49,99 Harddrive: Toshiba DT01ACA050 500 GB SATA 600
80,00 Windows 8 64bit
55 Assembling

Totals
€730. Excluding a processor cooler


How about this?
Downgraded graphics from 7870 to 7850 saved me almost €40
Downgraded power from 600cx to 500cx saved me €10 is this technically possible?
Upgraded AMD FX-4100 to 6300 cost me about €10 extra


Much better mate, 500W psu should be enough, agree with the other guy about the hyper 212 evo, its a great cpu cooler for the money and will allow you to over clock that cpu without causing a heat issue!

Good luck with the build!
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August 2, 2013 6:12:40 PM

Thanks a lot both of you guys!
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