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Any advice? I need a good gaming build for about $1100-$1350 (€800-€1000)

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February 12, 2014 2:13:44 PM

Hello there. I'm from Spain and I'm looking for a new gaming computer. My budget is around €800-€1000... Which is $1100-$1350, in dollars. I asked right here, in this forum before, but now the Optical Drive and the PSU aren't available lol... So meh, I guess it isn't bad to ask again.

Approximate Purchase Date: This month or March

Budget Range: €800-€1000 (which is $1100-$1350)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching videos, and any other normal task.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes (I've always been a laptop user, so... I must buy one as I don't have one!)



Parts to Upgrade: None; it's a new build. I need it all, EXCEPT a mouse lol.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (I thought about Windows 7 or 8)
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: OK, here's the worst thing... Newegg and those shops only ship around the US. And I'm from Spain! So, I guess that AMAZON.es (Spain) and some Spanish sites like PCComponentes.com.... The bad thing is that they are in Spanish so you won't understand >.>

Location: Meh, in a very wet place... Galicia, Spain. It is above Portugal.

Parts Preferences: I wanted an Intel CPU, and all the components from trusted brands. I thought about this GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. It looks cool, and I heard it's more than enough for actual gaming. The CPU from the former build is an i5-4430 (I know it's non-overclockable, but I won't overclock the CPU).

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire: No. But maybe (and only maybe) in the future. But the very very future... Not soon.

Your Monitor Resolution: I'd want 1080p. That's fine.

Additional Comments: Only if possible, I'd like the case to be nice... I know it doesn't provide nothing to the computer, but that's cool lol. By nice, I mean not to be ugly...

Ow, and I'm also asking for an advice about the next: paying someone some money to build me the computer, or build it myself? I know it's funnier building it myself, but it'd have more risk as well! And I don't know a lot of hardware things...

I'd also like to ask if I need a CPU Cooler if I won't be overclocking anything.

Thank you all from advance.
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February 12, 2014 2:37:52 PM

here is one since not all the parts are available in Spain i build your pc around AMD. This build should be good for your 1080p gaming and you dont need cpu cooler if you are not going to overclock and if you think in the future to sli/crossfire you might have to bump up your psu wattage

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (€95.53 @ Amazon Espana)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (€88.11 @ Amazon Espana)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€71.40 @ Amazon Espana)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€51.50 @ Amazon Espana)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (€158.29 @ Amazon Espana)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 Snow White ATX Mid Tower Case (€71.28 @ Amazon Espana)
Power Supply: Enermax NAXN ADV. 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (€72.17 @ Amazon Espana)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (€23.90 @ Amazon Espana)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (€97.78 @ Amazon Espana)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor (€159.23 @ Amazon Espana)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-K8100 Wired Gaming Keyboard (€83.91 @ Amazon Espana)
Total: €973.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-12 23:36 CET+0100)
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