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July 18, 2011 7:27:56 PM

Would this work as a decent gaming computer, I have about 1000€ to spend :p  (about 1 386$)

Also I'd like to use a nvidia graphics card, have had problems with AMD cards and I don't wanna use them anymore.


INTEL Core i5 2400 4x3.1GHz boxed

3.5" SAMSUNG 500GB SpinPoint F3 HD502HJ

THERMALTAKE V5 Black Edition (built in fans:1x120mm , 1x 200mm)

LG Electronics (Bulk) GH-22NS SecurDisc

Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H B3

500W CORSAIR Builder Series CX500

Asus PCE-N13 300Mbit/s PCIe


(Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM)

suggestions on how to make it better are welcome and appriciated :D 

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 18, 2011 7:59:52 PM

Hi there, welcome to the forums.
First things first, please fill out this form:

Next, could you link us to the specific products you are thinking about? A link is important, as it gives information about the part, and price and such.

July 18, 2011 8:18:44 PM

Oh, sorry, wasn't aware of that :)  well here it is:

Approximate Purchase Date: somwehere between 5-14 days

Budget Range: Maximum 1380$/ 1000€

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, educational purposes, surfing the internet, watching movies.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Well I'm buying the parts in germany, if anyone interested the website is (11:nth from the top, configured as shown above) buying the card separetely:

Country of Origin: Germany.... more specificaly Bremen

Parts Preferences: Nvidia graphics, Intel processor, Mayor brands (ASUS, Gigabyte, etc)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No/ maybe in the future but not for now

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

I'm buying it as a set, but i can change the parts, which makes it hard to link it...
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 18, 2011 8:35:25 PM

Ahh, I see.

Well, here's the thing. As most sites like that do, they are overcharging you for underpowered parts. It's not a good deal, and you could make a MUCH better system if you built yourself. Would you be willing to look at doing that?

Also, why Nvidia preference? It's fine, just curious. Right now AMD has an upper hand in the gaming sector, due to better bang-for-buck.

If you could answer those questions I think we can get started :) 
Here's what I'm thinking
-2500k CPU
Gigabyte Z68 mobo
-2 GTX 570's. Yes, 2!
-nice case
-850w PSU

July 18, 2011 8:48:17 PM

Well, when you put it like that, it is pretty hard to say no, haha. So yes, let's build a new system from scratch xD.

The only condition is basicaly I have to be able to get it in Bremen, germany. (plus maximum of 1386$ / 1000€

Thanks a lot might :D