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Gaming desktop within 1300 euros

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September 4, 2011 7:42:42 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this month

Budget Range: 1000-1300 euros

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the net, watching films, usual office stuff

Parts Not Required: need just a desktop and a monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://jimms.fi/ no english but you can use google chrome's translator.

Country of Origin: Finland

Parts Preferences: Intel and Radeon.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: would like to have 6970 as a GPU, so that in some months I will buy additional 6970. Also can spend 100 more euros for the monitor. So, with monitor the budget is 1400. Don't need SSD.

Thank you
a b 4 Gaming
September 4, 2011 8:05:07 PM

Sorry i don't have google chrome translator but i think this is the kind of build you will want to aim for:

i5-2500k - Best gaming CPU for the money hands down.

8GB (2x4gb) G.Skill Ripjaws X/Corsair Vengeance LP - 8GB is more than enough for games and useful for other stuff, be sure to get 1333 or 1600Mhz and 1.5v

x8/x8 Crossfire Z68 Mobo - ASRock Z68 Extreme3, ASUS P8Z68V PRO and Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P are good suggestions.

7200 RPM Hard Drive - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is the usual choice because it's fast and cheap, get two if you need more space.

~850W PSU - Corsair, XFX, Seasonic and Antec are good choices.

Case of Choice - This is pretty much personal preference, if you want bright lights and powerful cooling try the HAF series, Coolermaster Storm Scout or Antec 902/1200. If you want something quieter maybe try the Fractal Design Define R3 or XL. The Antec P series is good too. There are also plenty of other good cases out there.

CPU Cooler - If youre looking to overclock then you will want one. The Noctua NH-D14 is a good cooler, bit expensive and ugly but awesome. The Corsair hydro series can be good too. If you want a cheaper option the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is awesome value.

Generic DVD Burner

Windows 7

Even in Finland where i know it is expensive, you should be able to easily get that stuff within your budget, maybe even with both GPU's.
a b 4 Gaming
September 4, 2011 9:09:08 PM

http://jimms.fi/tuote/RC-912P-KKN1 92.00 €
HAF 912 Plus miditornikotelo, ATX, musta

http://jimms.fi/tuote/P1-750S-NLB9 89.00 €
750W Core Edition ATX-virtalähde, +80 Bronze

http://jimms.fi/tuote/P8Z68-V 144.00 €
P8Z68-V, Z68, LGA1155, DDR3, ATX

http://jimms.fi/tuote/BX80623I52500K 189.00 €
Core i5 2500K, LGA1155, 3.3 GHz, 6MB (Huippu-uutuus!)

http://jimms.fi/tuote/RR-B10-212P-GP 29.00 €
Hyper 212 Plus prosessoricooleri

http://jimms.fi/tuote/F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 49.00 €
8GB Dual Kit Ripjaws X (2x4GB), DDR3 1600, F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 9-9-9-24

http://jimms.fi/tuote/AD-5260S-0B 22.00 €
Sony NEC Optiarc DVD-polttaja, SATA, 24x, musta

http://jimms.fi/tuote/CT128M4SSD2 189.00 €
128GB m4 SSD-kiintolevy, 2,5", SATA III

http://jimms.fi/tuote/HD103SJ 49.40 €
1TB SpinPoint F3 3.5", SATAII, 32MB, 7200RPM

http://jimms.fi/tuote/EAH6950-DCII%2F2DI4S%2F2GD5 259.00 €
AMD Radeon HD 6950 DirectCU II, 2GB, 2xDVI/4xDP

http://jimms.fi/tuote/VE228H 167.00 €
21,5" VE228H LED-monitori, 16:9, 1920 x 1080, 5ms, kaiuttimet, HDMI/DVI-D/VGA

1,278.40 €

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/crucial-m4-ssd-firmwar... <----- Crucial M4 Firmware update
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September 4, 2011 9:15:22 PM

I wanted to take 6970. And, as I specified above, I don't really need SSD. Moreover it's that expensive. Anyway, thank you.
September 4, 2011 9:58:02 PM

Oxraid said:
I wanted to take 6970. And, as I specified above, I don't really need SSD. Moreover it's that expensive. Anyway, thank you.


You can just not get the SSD for Why_me's build and then replace the Graphics card

AMD Radeon HD 6970 DirectCU II, 2GB GDDR5, 2xDVI, 4xDP
http://jimms.fi/tuote/EAH6970DCII%2F2DI4S%2F2GD5

save you about €109
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