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700 - 900$ Enthusiast PC

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November 17, 2010 7:58:44 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week

Budget Range: 700 - 900$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Everyday use (surfing with many tabs while using Spotify and Excel in the background), watching 1080p movies, gaming (still important)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, HDD, Optical drives

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I really don't know any good US or UK websites since I'm from Sweden, but if you post links to i. e. I can look up the parts in Swedish online stores. For swedish people on the forum, it actually doesn't matter that much, I don't think we have as good rebate system as you guys have over in US.

Country of Origin: Sweden

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 750/760, Overclocking-friendly MoBo (ATX), 4GB RAM, GTX 460/470 or Radeon 6850/6870 (depending on the final price)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: A discrete and functional Mid to Full-Tower.

I took a look on the System Builder Marathon September and think the 1000$ system seems pretty good, and if you take away the components I don't need the price will definitely be right. But now it's November and things may have changed a little (especially in the graphics section).

Thank you in advance!

Jens Nilsson

More about : 700 900 enthusiast

November 17, 2010 8:12:04 PM

I don't require an OS either

November 18, 2010 10:38:53 AM

Hmms...I notice you're not getting any replies.

CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
maybe get the UD3 if you want SATA 6GB/s for raiding SSDs for "future proofing"

RAM: 4GB(2x2) CL 7 to 9 and 1600Mhz 1.35 to 1.6v from any reputable manufacturer (G.skill, Corsair, Crucial, Mushkin, etc). I'd avoid OCZ for ram though...they've gone a bit flaky.

I have these in my systems

HDD: Yours

GPU: Any GTX 460 1GB

I like MSI, Gigabyte, and Asus for graphics cards.

PSU: Lots of choices...Pretty much anything 550-750 watts from Seasonic, Enermax, Corsair, Antec, OCZ, and this particular Cooler Master is pretty good.|17-341-017^17-341-017-TS,17-171-036^17-171-036-S01,17-151-094^17-151-094-TS,17-139-005^17-139-005-TS,17-256-021^17-256-021-S01

Case: Antec 300 or Illusion, Antec 902, Cooler Master 692, Cooler Master HAF 912 or 922, Cooler Master Storm Scout, Rosewell Challenger, etc

k62 :love:

Sorry I can't provide any specific links to components as I'm not well versed for shopping in Sweden. Good luck with your build and hopefully others will offer some suggestions too.

Edit: For your graphics card consider the GTX 470 if you find a cheap one on sale as they've dropped quite a bit in price.
November 18, 2010 1:21:51 PM