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Building a computer for gaming with a cash limit (new to building)

Hi! I'm planing on building myself a computer, but I need help selecting the parts, cause I'm out-of-date on the quality/price/benchmarking part of the hardware. And this is the first time I'm building my own computer. Please keep in mind, that I live in Slovenia, but I can order parts to Austria too (because of a friend). I'm gonna be using a template I've seen in another post here in the system section. I hope I write enough for you to give me good suggestions. :) [my motto is the cheaper I can get quality, the better]

Approximate Purchase Date: October

Budget Range: approx. 800 € (but I'm willing to pay a bit more if necessary)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing, gameplay recording, maybe even streaming if I get a better internet connection, school work (document editing)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't have one cause I'm completely new to this

Location: Maribor, Slovenia and Graz, Austria

Parts Preferences: a 2TB HDD, frontal audio and USB ports, if you add an SSD tell me the prices for 64 and 128 GB ones (I'm divided whether I should get one because of price issues), GeForce GPU, Intel i-series CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (but I'll get a new one next year)

Additional Comments: Needs to be somewhat quiet with no outside added lights (really hate those), I also don't need a mouse, keyboard or an optical drive (still have those from my previous PC who has a fried CPU port on the MOBO) and I would like to play the new games like AC: Unity and so on with at least medium if not high settings.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have an overheating outdated laptop that can barely run the new games, let alone let me play without lagging.

Thanks to everyone willing to help. :)
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  1. What's the store you are going to be buying from? If you post that it will help to suggest parts. If you don't know one this thread will point you in the right direction: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1643019/guide-international-users-links-part-stores.html
  2. g-unit1111 said:
    What's the store you are going to be buying from? If you post that it will help to suggest parts. If you don't know one this thread will point you in the right direction: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1643019/guide-international-users-links-part-stores.html


    I'm still not sure, but thanks to your suggestion, I've checked and the best options for me are: Conrad, Asbis and Mindfactory
  3. jan_susi said:
    g-unit1111 said:
    What's the store you are going to be buying from? If you post that it will help to suggest parts. If you don't know one this thread will point you in the right direction: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1643019/guide-international-users-links-part-stores.html


    I'm still not sure, but thanks to your suggestion, I've checked and the best options for me are: Conrad, Asbis and Mindfactory


    A lot of the EU users here say Mindfactory is among the best. I'll have to play around with it for a bit and see what I can come up with.
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    jan_susi said:
    g-unit1111 said:
    What's the store you are going to be buying from? If you post that it will help to suggest parts. If you don't know one this thread will point you in the right direction: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1643019/guide-international-users-links-part-stores.html


    I'm still not sure, but thanks to your suggestion, I've checked and the best options for me are: Conrad, Asbis and Mindfactory


    A lot of the EU users here say Mindfactory is among the best. I'll have to play around with it for a bit and see what I can come up with.


    Thank you! :)
  5. Best answer
    Try this:

    Case: Corsair 200R - € 48,32*
    PSU: Seasonic G Series 550W - € 84,77*
    Motherboard: Asrock H87 Pro 4 - € 60.28
    CPU: 3.0 GHz Intel Core i5-4430 - € 147.23
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ares DDR3 2133 - € 71.55
    SSD: 120GB Samsung 840 Evo - € 60.25
    HD: 1TB WD Caviar - € 53.48
    Optical: LG DVD Burner - € 9.48
    GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 760 Superclocked ACX - € 224,47*

    Total: € 762,95
  6. g-unit1111 said:
    Try this:

    Case: Corsair 200R - € 48,32*
    PSU: Seasonic G Series 550W - € 84,77*
    Motherboard: Asrock H87 Pro 4 - € 60.28
    CPU: 3.0 GHz Intel Core i5-4430 - € 147.23
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ares DDR3 2133 - € 71.55
    SSD: 120GB Samsung 840 Evo - € 60.25
    HD: 1TB WD Caviar - € 53.48
    Optical: LG DVD Burner - € 9.48
    GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 760 Superclocked ACX - € 224,47*

    Total: € 762,95


    This might work, only one last thing, what if I were to upgrade the HDD to 2TB, which one should I choose? And I won't be ordering the optical drive (as cheap as it might be, I already have one from my old computer). One more question if I may, isn't 1155 (instead of the given 1150) the up-to-date socket for CPUs? Would that upgrade affect my price a lot? Otherwise I like your build and it works efficiently within my budget. :) Thank you! :)
  7. jan_susi said:

    This might work, only one last thing, what if I were to upgrade the HDD to 2TB, which one should I choose? And I won't be ordering the optical drive (as cheap as it might be, I already have one from my old computer). One more question if I may, isn't 1155 (instead of the given 1150) the up-to-date socket for CPUs? Would that upgrade affect my price a lot? Otherwise I like your build and it works efficiently within my budget. :) Thank you! :)


    Seagate, WD - it doesn't really matter, they all come off the same assembly line in Thailand. Either one you get should be good. As far as the socket goes, LGA 1150 is the most current socket with the chips called "Haswell" and "Devil's Canyon" - Devil's Canyon is the current iteration.
  8. g-unit1111 said:
    jan_susi said:

    This might work, only one last thing, what if I were to upgrade the HDD to 2TB, which one should I choose? And I won't be ordering the optical drive (as cheap as it might be, I already have one from my old computer). One more question if I may, isn't 1155 (instead of the given 1150) the up-to-date socket for CPUs? Would that upgrade affect my price a lot? Otherwise I like your build and it works efficiently within my budget. :) Thank you! :)


    Seagate, WD - it doesn't really matter, they all come off the same assembly line in Thailand. Either one you get should be good. As far as the socket goes, LGA 1150 is the most current socket with the chips called "Haswell" and "Devil's Canyon" - Devil's Canyon is the current iteration.


    Thanks for everything. I never knew I could find a community as nice and good as this. :) You're the best. :)
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