Need Advice for gaming PC

I am building a Game PC and wanne know your opinion about the CPU/GPU
I can pay €60 extra for a better CPU or GPU and want to know which setup could be the better choice for gaming.
If anyone has a whole other GPU/CPU etc in mind i would also like to know your advice. the cost of the computer should stay under €900
Overclocking isnt really necessary although i might try it in the future
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB, 7200 Rpm, 32 MB, Bulk €48,99
Asus P7P55D-E €116,00
Intel Core I7 870 2.93 GHz, Boxed, Excl. Videochip, Quad Core €250,00
Cooler Master GX-750W 750 Watt, 20+24 Pins €86,00
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus €28,98
Cooler Master CM 690 II Geen Voeding, Zwart €68,00
Sony AD-5260S-0B DVD/RW 24x SATA Dual Layer Black Bulk €17,99
G.Skill Ripjaws 8 GB, PC3-12800, 1600 MHz, 9, Non-ECC, Kit Of 2 €91,00
XFX Radeon HD6870 Black Edition 1024 MB €175,00
€881,96
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB, 7200 Rpm, 32 MB, Bulk €48,99
Asus P7P55D-E €116,00
Intel Core I5 760 2.80 GHz, Boxed, Excl. Videochip, Quad Core €174,99
Cooler Master GX-750W 750 Watt, 20+24 Pins €86,00
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus €28,98
Cooler Master CM 690 II Geen Voeding, Zwart €68,00
Sony AD-5260S-0B DVD/RW 24x SATA Dual Layer Black Bulk €17,99
G.Skill Ripjaws 8 GB, PC3-12800, 1600 MHz, 9, Non-ECC, Kit Of 2 €91,00
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 FLEX 2048 MB €250,00
€881,95
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  1. I'd recommend that you consider the Sandybridge platform. The overall gaming performance is better than first generation of the i5/i7 processors.

    I'd recommend the i5 2500K for $225 and the ASRock P67 Exterme4 for $160. You can downgrade either component if you need to save $$$. (Sorry US keyboards don't provide Euro signs).
  2. CPU - If you are building an Intel system today, there is no reason not to go with a Sandy Bridge setup (LGA 1155). The CPUs you listed (LGA1156) are a "dead" platform meaning no more processors will be made. Sandy Bridge will continue to be produced for a while to come, allowing a CPU upgrade down the road, and is noticably faster. Look for an I3-2100, i5-2400 or i5-2500 if not overclocking.

    MB - Change this as well... H61 or H67 would be fine.

    PSU - Cooler Master power supplies are OK at best. Stick with Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic. With a single GPU a 650w unit is plenty of power.

    GPU - The HD 6950 2GB is a good match with a Sandy Bridge CPU.
  3. ya do what chesteracorgi said and also change your psu to a corsair, antec, or xfx. those are probably the three companies in your price range
  4. either way you go the difference is about the same CPU to CPU is about 10FPS GPU to GPU is about 10 FPS.
    Also for a gaming rig 4Gb of ram is plenty you could save some money there.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,2778-8.html

    a good 500 or 600watt PSU will be plenty to power either rig.

    if it is available you should consider the i5-2400 or 2300 (LGA 1155) CPU/MB it should run cheaper and it will out perform both CPU's in gaming. no overclocking necessary or possible. the H61/H67 motherboards a cheap.
  5. I want to thank you all for the info so far. the new setup is:

    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB, 7200 Rpm, 32 MB, Bulk €48,99
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus €28,98
    Cooler Master CM 690 II Geen Voeding, Zwart €68,00
    XFX Core Edition Pro 650 Watt, 20+24 Pins €74,99
    Sony AD-5260S-0B DVD/RW 24x SATA Dual Layer Black Bulk €17,99
    G.Skill Ripjaws 8 GB, PC3-12800, 1600 MHz, 9, Non-ECC, Kit Of 2 €91,00
    Intel Core I5 2500K 3.33 GHz, Boxed, Incl. Videochip, Quad Core €185,99
    Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 FLEX 2048 MB € 250,00
    Asrock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) €130,00
    €895,94

    Do you have any advice on the 4GB DDR 3 to replace the 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws and is the Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 FLEX the best card available for my budget ? if so, should i buy the sapphire flex version of is asus or another company offer a better one ?
  6. jerreddredd said:
    either way you go the difference is about the same CPU to CPU is about 10FPS GPU to GPU is about 10 FPS.
    Also for a gaming rig 4Gb of ram is plenty you could save some money there.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,2778-8.html

    a good 500 or 600watt PSU will be plenty to power either rig.

    if it is available you should consider the i5-2400 or 2300 (LGA 1155) CPU/MB it should run cheaper and it will out perform both CPU's in gaming. no overclocking necessary or possible. the H61/H67 motherboards a cheap.


    I want to thank you all for the info so far. the new setup is:

    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB, 7200 Rpm, 32 MB, Bulk €48,99
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus €28,98
    Cooler Master CM 690 II Geen Voeding, Zwart €68,00
    XFX Core Edition Pro 650 Watt, 20+24 Pins €74,99
    Sony AD-5260S-0B DVD/RW 24x SATA Dual Layer Black Bulk €17,99
    G.Skill Ripjaws 8 GB, PC3-12800, 1600 MHz, 9, Non-ECC, Kit Of 2 €91,00
    Intel Core I5 2500K 3.33 GHz, Boxed, Incl. Videochip, Quad Core €185,99
    Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 FLEX 2048 MB € 250,00
    Asrock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) €130,00
    €895,94

    Do you have any advice on the 4GB DDR 3 to replace the 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws and is the Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 FLEX the best card available for my budget ? if so, should i buy the sapphire flex version of is asus or another company offer a better one ?
  7. the 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1333MHz CAS 7 is some of the best DDR3 on the market for sandy bridge (the 8GB kit is also good if you can afford it)

    I would tend to stay with MSI or ASUS for the 6950 2GB card, idk what country ur in so i wont post links, but any of the MSI or ASUS 6950 2GB cards (especially ones without stock cooling would be better)
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