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December 27, 2010 9:26:21 PM

Hey, I'm building a budget computer for a friends brother.
We're from denmark, so the site we're using is www.shg.dk
We already have an windows 7 64-bit license lying around for the machine.
The budget is 3600 DKK

The computer will be used for gaming at 1440x900, maybe 1680x1050 later on, which I highly doubt. If that comes, the GPU will be upgraded at that point. The games will be call of duty modern warfare 2, crysis 2, singularity and such.

Case Cooler Master Elite 335 276 kr http://www.shg.dk/Kabinet/Cooler-Master-Elite-335-21426...
Powersupply Cooler Master GX - 550W 488 kr http://www.shg.dk/Stroemforsyning/Cooler-Master-GX-550W...
GPU Nvidia 9800 GTX+ 400 kr Spare card my friend will sell to his brother for that amount
Motherboard ASRock H55DE3 S1156 H55 ATX 618 kr http://www.shg.dk/Bundkort/ASRock-H55DE3-S1156-H55-ATX-...
RAM Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz (2x2) XMS3 477 kr http://www.shg.dk/RAM/Corsair-4GB-DDR3-1600MHz-(2x2)-XMS3-2188187.html
Harddrive Western digital 500 gb 295 kr http://www.shg.dk/Harddisk/Western-Digital-500-GB-hardd...
CPU Intel Core i3 550 868 kr http://www.shg.dk/CPU/Intel-Core-i3-550-2216596.html
DVD drive Samsung SH-S223C SATA Sort 138 kr http://www.shg.dk/DVD-Blu-Ray-Drev/Samsung-SH-S223C-SAT...

Overall : 3560 kr
The list is copied from excel, so it might be a bit messy.

With a tight budget like this the GPU can't be upgraded from the sparecard, but if you have suggestions to make it any cheaper using www.shg.dk that'd be apreciated too.

I'm mostly worried about the ram voltage with CPU and motherboard, I heard about something with 1.55 and 1.65 volt and the I series of CPUs from intel back when I7 started. And Coolermaster PSU's, never used those either, are they as good as corsair and OCZ branded PSUS with the quality? So well, the case is made, will it work? thanks in advance.

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December 27, 2010 9:56:35 PM

For a little more than the CM PSU you can get a Antec EA500 or corsair VX450 which are much more trust worthy PSU's and plenty for your system. It should all fit.
December 27, 2010 11:40:19 PM

Budget builds are just as capable as higher end systems for general work. However budget shouldnt mean including ASROCK as your mobo manufacturer.....

Try to stick to ASUS / Gigabyte - in the long run the extra money will be well worth it.
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December 27, 2010 11:59:15 PM

ulysses35 said:
Budget builds are just as capable as higher end systems for general work. However budget shouldnt mean including ASROCK as your mobo manufacturer.....

Try to stick to ASUS / Gigabyte - in the long run the extra money will be well worth it.

What's wrong with ASROCK? I heard they weren't as bad as people recommend them as. I could consider switching the ASROCK out with the ASUS P7H55-M as they're in the same priceclass. Yet the asus P7H55-M lacks the same amount of PCI-E ports :/ 

And Rolli59 both of those powersupplys aren't in stock for a while and they both raise the cost a bit much, but the quality/trust worthyness is better, that's for sure.
December 28, 2010 12:08:31 AM

There is nothing wrong with Asrock they are Asus´s test platform. When I lived in Denmark I shopped hardware from many places including shg.dk but I shopped around for prices using edbpriser.dk and for dkk20 more than the CM you can get the Corsair VX550 http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?sp=all&pid...
December 28, 2010 1:19:47 AM

Thanks, I think the brother wants to buy all the parts at shg though because it's near where they live so they can complain if anything is wrong. But I'll ask him tomorrow to buy the powersupply from dustinhome, it's a good deal.
Are coolermaster psus really so bad in reputation that it's a lot better to go with antec or corsair? well of course 20 dkk isn't much, so the corsair is worth it over the CM, but I might be a bit corsair fanboy myself - so I'm not sure it's worth choosing over the other. I've never used other powersupplies than those, but I'm open to try coolermaster.

But everything else looks compaitable if I can make him choose the corsair VX550? And would still be with the coolermaster I bet, if he doesn't want to buy it there.
December 28, 2010 7:28:19 PM

It all looks fine to me, not necessarily the parts I would choose but all compatible. It is definitely worth the money to spend a little extra on a good PSU. CM PSU's are not the best in the world but not the worst either sort of hit and miss, some of the GX series have not been able to deliver their rated output in reviews and therefore I would stay away from them http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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