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1000$/10.000 DDK Photoshop/Gaming build

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April 21, 2010 11:20:46 AM

Hi everyone!

I’ve been following around these forums for about a half year now, preparing to build my first computer (I also wanted to learn a bunch)

Now, I’m from Denmark, not the US. That means I cannot buy from newegg, and doesn’t purchase in $ (not even € actually). Also, due to taxes parts are about 100-80% more expensive in Denmark (yes, almost double) so a lot of factors makes this complicated.

I have just a bit more than 10.000 DDK to buy parts for. That would normally translate to 1800$, but its really only 1000$ when I’m buying computer parts.
What does this mean? If you don’t know anything about Danish shopping sites, not much, just think of this as a 1000$ system. If you know Danish sites, please make use of it!
Also, because prices can be weird (20% off sometimes) I might tell you a part that normally would be a good bargin just isn’t in Denmark.

I will list two links to each part. One link to the part from newegg, so everyone can see whats going on, and one link to the Danish site I’m going to buy from. You can link recommended parts from either site, but the Danish site might not have as many parts to choose from as newegg.
I have shortened the newegg links to make things easier to read.

Heres the facts:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1. May (release of Fermi in Denmark)
BUDGET RANGE: 1000$/10.000 DDK (no rebates)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Creative Suit (80% Photoshop), Gaming (Crysis/StarCraft), school, websurfing.


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, speaker, mouse, keyboard, OS.


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.komplett.dk (you can link to parts from newegg, I’ll try and find them on the Danish site)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Denmark

PARTS PREFERENCES: nVidia (due to CUDA)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (not day one) SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes (later down the line)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1650x1050 (gonna add another 1920x1080 monitor in a couple of months. Only to use a single monitor for gaming (the 1080)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Read the test at the top :) 

What I have so far:

Motherboard:
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2, X58, Socket-1366
Newegg: http://bit.ly/2Kl6EO
Price: 1995 DDK

CPU:
Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-930
Newegg: http://bit.ly/bgqEh9
Price: 2195 DDK

GPU:
EVGA GeForce GTX 470 1280MB PhysX CUDA
newegg: http://bit.ly/bYmA53
Price: 2699

RAM:
Open for ideas.
approx. price: 1000 DDK (80-120$)

HHD:
Open for ideas
need a lot of space (1 TB) and is less concerned about speed, as I want to add a SSD in a year or so.
Maybe some kind of RAID setup would be an idea?
approx. price: 1000 DDK (80-120$)

Case:
Cooler Master HAF 932 Big Tower Sort
newegg: http://bit.ly/cuJkGj
Price: 968 DDK (cheap in Denmark)
Note: Been looking at Antec 902 too, is that maybe a better choice?

PSU:
Corsair TX 750W PSU
Newegg: http://bit.ly/9Qq3tg
Price: 809
Note: Will this be enough for two 470 GTX’es when time comes?

DVD Drive:
Dunno, don’t need anything specific here. Read/write DVDs (not Blu-rays, have a PS3 for that)

I posted Danish prices to allow you to see what took up how much of my budget. If you post links to parts from newegg, please look at this as a 1000$ gaming/photoshop build
April 21, 2010 2:29:20 PM

Your numbers are off. The GPU + CPU + MOBO you listed is already $1000 US w/o rest of components.
April 21, 2010 2:56:52 PM

I just realized that too.

Its due to the funky danish prices. Maybe I should consider lifting my budget to somewhere around 1300-1400.

Remember, I'm not going to be spending any US currency, I'm only using it as a reference for you people.

I might be better off trying a danish forum, but the problem is in such a small country (small language) the PC builder community isn't nearly as big, so responds times and quality of answers in forums aren't anywhere near Toms.

I'll do some deeper comperesings and fix my bugdet (for US currency) to match the danish closer.

EDIT: I'm apparently not allowed to edit my first post :S I cannot even delete it, now I found out my calculation of danish/us prices was WAY off (as banthracis pointed out)
This is not a 1000$ build, its more like a 1400$ build, but how can I edit that? I will not start another thread just because of such a mistake, that would be spam.

Can someone tell me how to fix my first post (and thread name) or (if you see this) just continue this thread as a 1400$ build
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April 21, 2010 3:19:03 PM

You should be able to edit your post, button on the bottom right side of your post's box.
April 21, 2010 3:22:55 PM

If you're building right now you might get a better deal on ATI parts because they're more readily available than these Nvidia cards which just launched.
April 21, 2010 4:28:39 PM

Couple quick changes

MOBO- This gigabyte MOBO. $209 US and has all capabilities of your current mobo + USB 3.0/SATA 6.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $115 US
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD
Samsung Spinpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12 500gb. $55 US
Both these drives are velociraptor level performance for budget price.

optical- Just find the cheapest one from a name you recognize. It doesn't matter much these days since they're all the same.

Case
a HAF 922 is all you need. It's the size of many full towers even though it's labeled a mid tower.

PSU
The 750W will run it, but with 668W at load, it's cutting it a bit close. You may want to just go to 850TX instead.

http://anandtech.com/show/2977/nvidia-s-geforce-gtx-480...
April 21, 2010 4:38:03 PM

Banthracis@
I tried to edit, and I get access to my post, but when I click "submit" I'm told I'm not allowed to edit that post (as if it wasn't my own)

jsrudd@ I'm building on may 1 the danish release of Fermi. The prices for the 470 GTX is locked down.

branthracis (2)@
Thanks a ton on the mobo! Didn't see that one, gonna find it in the danish store right away! (its actuallty even 25% cheaper than my previous motherboard in Denmark)

HD, ok! I'll probably look for a samsung, I have great experience with their harddrives

optical: what I've heard before :b just wanted it confirmed, thanks

Case: I'll look into that, but I kinda like the idea of a big tower :)  I have tons of room for it.

PSU: probably gonna go for a 850TX then (using the money I'm now sparing on the mobo)
!