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1050 euro build!

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October 29, 2009 3:25:03 PM

hello all you beautiful people!!!! so i have finally saved up a 1050 bucks after a few months of after school mcdonalds burger flipping heheh and now i wanna spend my cash on the best possible rig at a thousand euros!!!! ok so this is wat i have in mind:

i7 920 - 234 euros
MSI ECLIPSE SLI motherboard - 260 euros
kingston 3 x 2gb 1333 mhz 1.5 volt ram - 114 euros
2 x ati hd 4890 - 260 euros
ACER X223HQBb 22" monitor - 120 euros
cheap mouse + keyboard - 5 euros
cheap random case + psu - 29 euros
cheap dvd writer - 20 euros
alread have hard drive - NO EUROS [yay!!]

i will use this rig for some light gaming, internet browsing, word processing and maybe some movie watching. ok thank you!!

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October 29, 2009 4:34:09 PM

What country and which website/s do you plan on buying from?

An i7 860 based build would perform similarly to the one you posted above in terms of gaming and would cost a whole lot less.

You'd be better off with the new ATI 5850, but only get 1 for the moment and just buy the 2nd one when prices come down a bit.

Definitely do not skimp on the case + PSU, you'll live to regret it ;)  Maybe not so much on the case, but you'd want a quality PSU with possibly 4 PCI-E connectors since each 5850 requires 2.


You didn't list an OS, do you have one too?





October 29, 2009 4:55:41 PM

hey thanks for the reply! im from france and these prices are ones i jotted down today from a nearby store. yup i already have vista home premium from my last build. and uh oh do i really need to buy a psu??? oh no thats another 80 bucks. could you recommend a good one?
also im a bit confused with the mobo, the msi eclipse sli was 260 euros, the rampage ii extreme was 270, the p6t deluxe v2 was 220, and the gigabyte ex58 ud5 was 234. which of these would you recommend?
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October 29, 2009 5:03:30 PM

None, I recommended the i7 860 which needs a socket 1156 motherboard, those one's are socket 1366. Any of these will do:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For those motherboards you'll only need 4GB of DDR3 RAM, preferably with low timings/latency.

A Corsair or Antec PSU would be ideal, and with 4 PCI-E connectors as I already mentioned if you want to add a second graphics card later on. You'd probably need to get a 750W model for that.

October 29, 2009 5:54:11 PM

ummm well actually i was wondering if i should stick to lga 1366 since it has compatibility for gulftown and i would like this computer to be upgradeable at least for a year and a half. lga 1156 mobos cost less, sure, but since they are pretty much limited to i5s and i7 8xx's, i was really thinking of spending that little bit extra for lga 1366
October 29, 2009 6:15:14 PM

You want to upgrade to a 6 core CPU just for gaming? Talk about a waste of money :lol:  A powerful dual core will still make a decent gaming rig even at this stage, so the i7 860 will last you a very very long time.

You should spend more on the graphics card i.e. the 5850 I suggested, plus a case with good cooling and a quality PSU as I also already mentioned. And possibly a decent aftermarket CPU cooler if you have a bit of cash to spare so you can overclock your processor a bit to make it go even faster ;) 
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