Just can't decide what to pick, need advice :(

Hello again!

I am having really hard decision what should I pick. Somehow I don't want to spend too much but I am planning to spend up to €500. Here are the options what I have been thinking but not really sure which one should I pick. :(

1. http://www.faun.ee/core-i3-530-pro - €457,93
Intel DualCore i3 3,06Ghz/3Mb
Intel H55TC motherboard
4Gb Kingston DDR3 1333Mhz
Kingston 64Gb SSD 200/110mb
Chieftech 400W 80+ PSU
Chieftech M-ATX Black Case
Intel HD video w DVI+HDMI
Logitech Wireless Mouse +Keyb
High Definition audio
Nec DVD+-RW DL
Intel 1Gb Network card


2. http://www.faun.ee/core-i5-750-office - €393
4x I5-2300 2,8Ghz 6Mb
Intel H67 motherboard
4Gb PC10600 DDR3 1333Mhz
500GB 16Mb SataII 3Gb
500W ATX Midi Tower Case
Intel® HD Graphics
EST keyboard
Optiline mouse
High Definition audio
DVD Writer 16x+-, DL
Network card

3. http://www.faun.ee/athlon-ii-x4-635 - €464
Amd Athlon II X4 3000Mhz
AMD 880G Sata3
4Gb PC10600 DDRIII 1333Mhz,
1Tb 64Mb SataII 3Gb
650W ATX Midi Tower Case
Ati Raddeon 5770 1Gb DDR5
EST keyboard
Optiline mouse
High Definition audio
DVD Writer 16x+-, DL
Network card

4. http://www.faun.ee/core2quad-q8300 - €522
4x I5-2300 2,8Ghz 6Mb
Intel H67 motherboard
4Gb DDRIII 1600Mhz
1Tb 64Mb SataII 3Gb
650W ATX Midi Tower Case
Ati Raddeon 5670 1Gb DDR5
EST keyboard
Optiline mouse
High Definition audio
DVD Writer 16x+-, DL
Network card

I was thinking of the 3rd one, since it has pretty good graphics card and also AMD ain't that bad either, pretty cheap and so on and x4. What would you guys advice me to do or buy?

And also was considering to buy a monitor:
1. http://www.faun.ee/lcd-236-wide-244e1sb-169-fullhd-1920x1080-250001%C2%A0300cd-176170-5ms-dvihdmi-glossy-black - €166,42
2. http://www.faun.ee/monitor-lcd-24wide-black-w2453tq-pf-lg - €178,74

Which one would you pick according the the money ratio and quality? I guess I'd go here for LG.

Any many thanks to all who helps me out here with such a tough decision.
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  1. If all u do is office/net and gaming a good starting point for budget systems is


    Toms USD $500 Dec 2010 SBM
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-overclock-athlon-ii-x3,2811.html
  2. That's a good advice but when I have to pick from those 4. Then as I understand that the AMD one? Just not really sure that I will find with those prices in my country and also not sure either, if they have all the parts. :(
  3. #2 and #4 are Sandy Bridge (SB) builds. Are you aware of the problem with SB's SATA connection, and are OK with only having 2 functional SATA connections?

    All would make decent systems for basic stuff. If you are OK with the SB problems and want to game, you could get #2 and add an HD 5770 or GTX 460 GPU to it.
  4. Nopes, I don't know about that problem but I guess I can google around. And I was thinking actually the same that I have to change the 5670 to 5770. That's why my 1st choice was the AMD one with 5770.

    And thats actually what I ordered I mean made a list not sure though:
    CPU - AMD Athlon II X3 445
    CPU choice 2 - Phenom II X4 955 Black @ 3.6 Ghz
    CPU Cooler - Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92
    Motherboard - ASRock M3A770DE
    RAM - KINGSTON MEMORY DIMM 4GB PC10600 DDR3/KIT2 KVR1333D3N9K2/4G KINGSTON
    Graphics - GeForce GTX 460 768 MB [?]
    Hard Drive - SEAGATE Seagate Barracuda HDD 500GB SATA II 7200rpm 16MB NCQ
    Case - Antec NSK 4482B Black
    Power - Antec EarthWatts Green 380 W included w/ case [?]
    Power choice 2 - need higher W
    Monitor - LG W2453V-PF 24" 1920x1080 [?]
  5. Oh and by the way. If for example I buy the 2nd one the i5. If I add like 5770 into the PC, do I need more power?
  6. 500W is enough for a 5770.
  7. Rensu said:
    Nopes, I don't know about that problem but I guess I can google around. And I was thinking actually the same that I have to change the 5670 to 5770. That's why my 1st choice was the AMD one with 5770.

    And thats actually what I ordered I mean made a list not sure though:
    CPU - AMD Athlon II X3 445
    CPU choice 2 - Phenom II X4 955 Black @ 3.6 Ghz
    CPU Cooler - Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92
    Motherboard - ASRock M3A770DE
    RAM - KINGSTON MEMORY DIMM 4GB PC10600 DDR3/KIT2 KVR1333D3N9K2/4G KINGSTON
    Graphics - GeForce GTX 460 768 MB [?]
    Hard Drive - SEAGATE Seagate Barracuda HDD 500GB SATA II 7200rpm 16MB NCQ
    Case - Antec NSK 4482B Black
    Power - Antec EarthWatts Green 380 W included w/ case [?]
    Power choice 2 - need higher W
    Monitor - LG W2453V-PF 24" 1920x1080 [?]



    the Earthwatts 380 is fine PSU for the 5770 or even a 460. Its got plenty of amperage for any GPU up to a 6870.
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