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June 30, 2011 2:05:25 PM

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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June 30, 2011 3:02:18 PM

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).
a b 4 Gaming
June 30, 2011 3:04:32 PM

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.
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June 30, 2011 3:05:53 PM

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
a b 4 Gaming
June 30, 2011 3:09:01 PM

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,...

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.
June 30, 2011 4:01:51 PM

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 ?
June 30, 2011 6:09:14 PM

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,...

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 ?
June 30, 2011 7:00:16 PM

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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