700 - 900$ Enthusiast PC

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 newegg.com 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!

Regards,
Jens Nilsson
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  1. I don't require an OS either

    Regards,
    Jens
  2. 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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067&cm_re=i5_760-_-19-115-067-_-Product

    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128425&cm_re=gigabyte_p55-_-13-128-425-_-Product
    maybe get the UD3 if you want SATA 6GB/s for raiding SSDs for "future proofing"
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412&cm_re=UD3-_-13-128-412-_-Product

    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
    Main
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321
    Secondary
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276&cm_re=g.skill_ripjaws_series_4gb_(2_x_2gb)_240-pin_ddr3-_-20-231-276-_-Product
    Guest
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

    HDD: Yours

    GPU: Any GTX 460 1GB

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

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=msi+hawk+gtx+460&x=0&y=0
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=600007779&IsNodeId=1&Description=Gigabyte%20460GTx&name=1GB
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000048%20600007779&IsNodeId=1&Description=asus%20GTX%20460&name=1GB

    PSU: Lots of choices...Pretty much anything 550-750 watts from Seasonic, Enermax, Corsair, Antec, OCZ, and this particular Cooler Master is pretty good.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%2050002031&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=58|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:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112239&Tpk=lancool%20k62

    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.
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