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Challenge: High-End Gaming build: Norwegian Edition

Last response: in Systems
August 24, 2011 10:15:05 PM

Hi! Now this is a challenge for you. Prices in Norway are hellishly high, so I need help. All components must be bought off, price must be under 10000 NOK(!). Good luck. More info:

Approximate Purchase Date: Will be bought as soon as possible

Budget Range: 10000 NOK

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, gaming, gaming)

Parts Not Required: Monitor. OS. Mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: Norway

Parts Preferences: I want it to be Intel and Nvidia.

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I hope someone is up for the challenge, use google chrome av auto-translate if need be, shouldn't really need to though. Good luck, fellow technodudes!<3 Edit: Here's a link to the translated COMPONENTS Homepage by Should make things easier. :)
a b 4 Gaming
August 25, 2011 12:24:19 AM

I just built a great system on there for just over 9100 NOK

Intel Core i5-2400 - 1499
8GB Corsair Vengeance Black LP - 445
Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2 - 549
MSI Twin Frozr III GTX 570 - 2695
Coolermaster HAF 922 - 985
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - 440
Lite-on DVD Burner - 199
Corsair TX-550 550W - 595
Crucial M4 128GB - 1550

Total - 9147 NOK Before Shipping

Maybe that is a tad expensive but that's a good solid gaming build, you could even upgrade the GTX 570 to a GTX 580 and stay within the budget. GTX 570 seems like better value though.

August 25, 2011 7:53:05 AM

Great, thanks a lot! =)

One question though; why not choose the i7? because of my budget? Should I invest more money and go for the i7 or is it just not worth it?

Also; with RAM - wth it being fairly cheap - should I go for 16GB, or is it little to gain vs the 8GB?

Thanks a lot with the help! Much appreciated! =)
a b 4 Gaming
August 25, 2011 4:55:51 PM

i7/16GB isn't really utilised in games. I dont think most games even utilise more than 4GB RAM at the moment, 8GB is nice for multitasking though. ie. Browser windows + music and downloads etc. As for the i7, you would get a very small performance increase that is definitely not worth the price in a gaming machine.