Starting first build soon need update €500 budget

Hello some of you may remember me from a few months back, I made a thread asking for advice on what to buy, Hereisphilly happily obliged and gave me a sweet list of parts.

Due to unfortunate circumstances I was forced to delay my build by a few months. Knowing how fast the PC market moves I figured some of the list would be out of date, which is why I've come back to ask for an update from this kind community.

Here's the list from July of this year:
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CPU - AMD Athlon II X3 435 - 2.9 GHz - €65.29 exc. VAT
http://www.pixmania-pro.com/ie/uk/ [...] 9-ghz.html

MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD3P - €73.99 exc. VAT
http://www.pixmania-pro.com/ie/uk/ [...] ocket.html
I've got the cheapest/best with 2 full speed pcie lanes, as you said you might want to CF later

GPU - SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY Radeon HD 5770 - 1 GB - €128.28 exc. VAT
http://www.pixmania-pro.com/ie/uk/ [...] gddr5.html

CASE - COOLER MASTER Elite 310 - €25.30 exc. VAT
http://www.pixmania-pro.com/ie/uk/ [...] ase-b.html
Really nice/cheap case, comes with 4 fans too!

RAM - OCZ Gold Low Voltage 2 x 2 GB DDR3-1333 - €85.04 exc. VAT
http://www.pixmania-pro.com/ie/uk/ [...] -2-gb.html

PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VXEU PC Power Unit - 550W - €72 exc. VAT
http://www.pixmania-pro.com/ie/uk/ [...] er-un.html

OPTICAL - Samsung SH-S223B DVD±RW - €17.49 exc. VAT
http://www.pixmania-pro.com/ie/uk/ [...] fiche.html

HDD - SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 500 GB - €35.95 exc. VAT
http://www.pixmania-pro.com/ie/uk/ [...] rd-dr.html
I included this, as it one of the fastest 7200 drives you can get, and in total, it sticks to the buget

Total = €505exc. VAT

Hope this helps!


And the original thread post:
Quote:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Between now and the end of the year
BUDGET RANGE: roughly €500 give or take some After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE: I'd like to be able to play all current games, I don't expect them to be on ultra high settings but I would like to be able to run them in some playable form

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS and HDD (I have a couple lying around the place I could use)

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: Pixmania Pro

PARTS PREFERENCES: No particular prefrences I'm quite new at this so I don't know much about brands etc.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I should say this is the first time I've ever tried doing this so I'm quite new some stuff may be lost on me, I plan on buying the parts over a good period of time probably like one or two parts a month as the money allows. I've been looking around for parts but I can't for the life of me understand what I should be looking for.

Thanks for any suggestions.

link to thread

Thanks so much for any assistance, I plan to buy the parts this weekend. :hello:
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  1. I always get my parts from www.hardwareversand.de Their shipping is a bit steep, but if you are getting an entire computer their prices make it worth it. I had a quick look at the pixmania pro site, and comparing the prices HWVS was still cheaper even with VAT.

    Heres a quick basket for €475 + €30 shipping. Its pretty close to your original one:

    Athlon II X3 445 €68

    http://www2.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=37139&agid=1242

    Asus M4A77T/USB3 €70

    http://www2.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=34887&agid=1232

    Sapphire HD 5770 €120

    http://www2.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=28979&agid=1004

    Spinpoint F4 320GB €35

    http://www2.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=37082&agid=689

    DVD RW €18

    http://www2.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=29466&agid=699

    Antec 300 €54

    http://www2.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=23029&agid=631

    OCZ StealthXStream 500W €46

    http://www2.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=20684&agid=240

    4GB A-Data Ram €65

    http://www2.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=28428&agid=1192


  2. some things have changed
  3. MSI 770-C45 Socket-AM3 DDR3
    http://komplett.ie/Komplett/product/ZKB_01COM/15_MOBO/01_AMD/productdetails/20001675/MSI_770_C45_Socket_AM3_DDR3/770_C45/default.aspx
    AMD Athlon II X3 445
    http://komplett.ie/Komplett/product/ZKB_01COM/21_CPU/productdetails/20023054/Processor_1_x_AMD_Athlon_II_X3_445__3_1_GHz_/ADX445WFGMBOX/default.aspx
    2 x Corsair Value S. - 2GB 1333MHz
    http://komplett.ie/Komplett/product/ZKB_01COM/08_MEMINT/productdetails/15478999/Corsair_Value_S_2GB_1333MHz_PC3_10600/VS2GB1333D3/default.aspx
    NZXT Classic Series GAMMA
    http://komplett.ie/Komplett/product/ZKB_01COM/02_PCCASE/07_MIDITOW/productdetails/15572609/NZXT_Classic_Series_GAMMA_Mid_tower_ATX_no/GAMA_001BK/default.aspx
    Corsair VX450W
    http://komplett.ie/Komplett/product/ZKB_01COM/29_PSU/01_PSU/productdetails/15338686/Corsair_VX450W_Power_supply_%28_internal_%29_/CMPSU_450VXEU/default.aspx
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 Desktop Class HD502HJ
    http://komplett.ie/Komplett/product/ZKB_01COM/11_HDD/07_INTHD35/productdetails/20005061/Samsung_SpinPoint_F3_Desktop_Class_HD502HJ_Hard/HD502HJ/default.aspx
    Sony Optiarc DVD±RW burner AD-5260S Black
    http://komplett.ie/Komplett/product/ZKB_01COM/07_OPTICAL/04_DVD/productdetails/20048804/Sony_Optiarc_DVD_RW_burner_AD_7260S_Black/AD_7260S_0B/default.aspx
    Sapphire RADEON HD 5770
    http://komplett.ie/Komplett/product/ZKB_01COM/10_GRPCARD/04_PCI-E/productdetails/15575153/Sapphire_RADEON_HD_5770_Graphics_adapter_/11163_02_20R/default.aspx

    Total: €552.79

    Better get the video card from here:
    http://www.pixmania.ie/ie/uk/4122063/art/sapphire-technology/radeon-hd-5770-1-gb-gddr5.html
  4. For far less you could just hit a GTX 460 in there hehe
    484 pounds off EbUyer UK
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