Approx. 800€ gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: later this week / next week

Budget Range: approx. 800 euros, since I'm from Europe

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (WoW, SC2, upcoming games, ...)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any website, since I have to order it from different sites.

Country of Origin: Vienna

Parts Preferences: SSD viable for gaming build? Intel Sandybridge better than AMD ??

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: silent would be nice, but not necessary
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  1. Hello xaffii;

    Are there any good websites you already know about that you'd buy your parts on?
    We'll try and use those sites to put together a parts list for you.
  2. Here is a sample parts list that you can use to shop for a good website.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) socket 1155
    Motherboard: ASUS P8H67-M LX H67 socket 1155
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4GB 1.5volts

    DVD: SATA 22x DVD Burner
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB
    GPU: GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB Video Card

    PSU: Corsair Builder CX500 500W
    Case: Antec Three Hundered
  3. xaffii said:
    Parts Preferences: SSD viable for gaming build? Intel Sandybridge better than AMD ??
    Depending on the cost of parts in your location a SSD might fit into the budget. But it's a luxury and not a requirement. It's probably more important for you to get a strong video card for your 1920x1080 resolution monitor.
    Intel Sandy Bridge is a performance leader at the moment. AMD still puts out very good CPUs that cost less.
    To get a good price/performance system on your budget you can look at both choices.
  4. First of all, thank you for your answer and your suggested pc-build! I highly appreciate your help.


    WR2 said:
    Hello xaffii;

    Are there any good websites you already know about that you'd buy your parts on?
    We'll try and use those sites to put together a parts list for you.


    Maybe geizhals.eu, if you're familiar with this website. In general it's a site where the lowest pricings are listed from different sellers. But as I've stated, I'll be ordering from different sites AND maybe walking into electronic stores to grab them myself :).


    WR2 said:
    Depending on the cost of parts in your location a SSD might fit into the budget. But it's a luxury and not a requirement. It's probably more important for you to get a strong video card for your 1920x1080 resolution monitor.
    Intel Sandy Bridge is a performance leader at the moment. AMD still puts out very good CPUs that cost less.
    To get a good price/performance system on your budget you can look at both choices.


    Yeah I thought so, but as far as I'm informed, loading times would be drastically lowered by a SSD. And the space problem isn't much of a concern for me, since I don't play that much games simultaneously and I keep other stuff on my external HDDs, or getting another HDD could be an option too.


    WR2 said:
    Here is a sample parts list that you can use to shop for a good website.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) socket 1155
    Motherboard: ASUS P8H67-M LX H67 socket 1155
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4GB 1.5volts

    DVD: SATA 22x DVD Burner
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB
    GPU: GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB Video Card

    PSU: Corsair Builder CX500 500W
    Case: Antec Three Hundered


    CPU: Why not the i5-2400 Sandy Bridge? It doesn't cost that much more, and should be more efficient?
    Motherboard: should work, but my question would be: is the mainboard important?
    RAM: 4 GB are standard now, is upgrading reasonable?

    DVD: yeah, works
    HDD: see above
    GPU: that's a pretty old graphics card, why not a newer one?

    PSU: works
    Case: works
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