$2500 build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: July 3, 2010 12:50 AM in Systems Share epileptic July 2, 2010 11:41:47 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: 2000 € SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, programming, watching movies PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: www.built-direkt.de COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Belgium PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, NVIDIA OVERCLOCKING: No SLI: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Silent operation is preferred Here are the components. All prices are in euros and VAT excluded. I know the site is German. I don't understand German anyway. The links are just for price references. Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 (143.70 €) Processor: Intel Core i7-860 (219.65 €) Memory: Corsair XMS3 2x2GB DDR3 1333 (82.48 €) Video card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 UD (290.89 €) Hard drive #1: Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB (210.51 €) Hard drive #2: WD Caviar Black 1TB 32MB (85.05 €) CD/DVD drive: Samsung 8x BD Combo Drive (80.39 €) Power supply: Seasonic X-650 650W (133.55 €) Case: Thermaltake Element V Black Edition (98.79 €) Monitor:Eizo EV2333WH-BK (379.65 €) Speakers: Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II (81.07 €) Mouse: Logitech Corded Mouse M500 (30.01 €) Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard (65.78 €) Total: 1899.52 € I'm pretty sure that the firmware for the Intel drive isn't the old sluggish one, but could anyone confirm this? The drive reference is on the website but here it is for convenience: SSDSA2MH080G2C1. Anyway, what do you guys think of this? Is it a reliable build? I tried picking quality components. Opinions and suggestions are welcome. More about : 2500 build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove mosox July 3, 2010 12:50:08 AM Hi, that monitor is not for gaming, is entry level for photo editing. Philips 231E1SB http://www.built-direkt.de/eshop.php?action=article_det... ASUS VH242H http://www.built-direkt.de/eshop.php?action=article_det... BenQ G2420HDBL (LED) http://www.built-direkt.de/eshop.php?action=article_det... LG W2353V-PF http://www.built-direkt.de/eshop.php?action=article_det... ASUS VW246H http://www.built-direkt.de/eshop.php?action=article_det... Speakers - EDIFIER S330D http://www.built-direkt.de/eshop.php?action=article_det... I leave the 1156 stuff to the experts in here. LE: You have some HD 5870 close to the price for that 470. http://www.built-direkt.de/eshop.php?action=article_det... http://www.built-direkt.de/eshop.php?action=article_det... | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>$2500 build> Related ressources: Forum2500 gaming/streaming build ForumFirst Build - Budget $ 2500 - Thoughts? ForumHelp on a 2500 $ budget gaming/video editing build Forum2500 Build ForumNew Gaming Build for $ 2500 (5760 x 1080 res) ForumNew build for under 2500 ForumFS: I5 2500 k Amazing build PRICE REDUCED ForumNew $ 2500 build ! ForumAdvice on gaming build through AVA Direct, $ 2,500 budget Forum£ 2500 ultimate build Forum2500 $ first gaming build ForumI5 2500 k, Asus HD 7970 build Forum$ 2500 build ForumNeed advice/suggestions for budget i5 2500 k build ForumFS: I5 2500 k 670 Build ForumFS: I5 2500 k 4GB 670 Build ForumBy properbuilds, 1 hour ago: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core... ForumNew gaming build for under $2500 ForumEvaluate my $2500 Gaming Build ! Forum[Solved] $2500 Gaming Build Evaluation More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !