I'm new to this forum, but I already read through much stuff here when I was looking for opinions and suggestions for good hardware to use in possible computer builds. Now I guess it's my turn to ask for your opinion and possible suggestions to a gaming rig a friend of mine wants to build and asked my help for.
He wants to pay ~720€ max. for the computer and already needs to pay 20€ for the site where he's ordering it for them to build it together before sending the computer to him. So only ~700€ are left to invest into good hardware.
These are my thoughts for a good gaming rig:
CPU:Intel Core i5-3350p Box = 152,43€ MB:ASRock ZH77 Pro3 = 67,65€ RAM:8GB-Set Corsair Vengeance red PC3-12800U CL9 = 65,09€ GPU:MSI N660Ti Power Edition 2GD5/OC - GeForce GTX 660 Ti = 196,09€ Case:Zalman Z11 Plus Mid Tower = 60,21€ PSU:Seasonic S12II-620W = 65,48€ Storage:HDD WD Caviar Blue 1TB = 55,51€ CPU cooler:Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO = 30,40€ Optical drive:LiteOn iHAS124-04 black SATA = 16,11€
That's about 708€ + the 20€ for building this from the site he's ordering it = ~728,97€ in total. It should stay below 730€ if possible.
So yeah, those are pretty much my thoughts... Do you think that's a good gaming rig for this price? Do you have any suggestions in improving any hardware for about the same amount of money?
Thanks in forward for your help everyone. =]
I'm from Germany btw. if you're wondering about the Euros
I'm sorry for triple posting, but I just found a GTX 660 Ti for the same price as the HD7870, so I guess I'll pick it over the 7870.
It's a MSI N660Ti Power Edition OC for 196,09€ (so only 73 cents more expensive)
Is the GTX 660 Ti better than the Radeon HD7870? I already read different opinions about it and if it's better than the HD7870, would it bottleneck with anything in that computer setup?
I'm also sorry for being impatient, I just need to know asap if that's a nice gaming rig for the price or if there's anything wrong with it... I will shut up now though, since I already said everything I needed to.