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November 27, 2011 8:45:07 AM

My current system is getting way too old to do anything so I thought it would be time to get a new build.

Approximate purchase date: I'm getting it early next year.

Budget range: 1800-2200, lower is better

System usage: gaming, surfing the internet and watching movies

Preferred websites for parts: None really, I'm just looking for build recommendations.

Country: Finland

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: yes

Monitor resolution: 1920x1080

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November 27, 2011 9:45:22 AM

I have just completed a new build about two weeks ago and I love it.
Most of the parts I ordered from Amazon.com
Here is the parts list
Case: coolermaster storm scout $69.00 Amazon
Mobo: Asus Maximus IV Gene-z $169.00 Amazon
Cpu:i5-2500k $214.00 Amazon
Ram:Crucial Ballistics Sport 1600mhz ddr3 2x4g (8g) $45.00 Amazon
Psu: Galaxis 650w 80+ modular $49.00 local retail PcDirect
CpuCooling: coolermaster v8 $29.00 after/$20 mail in rebate Newegg
GPU: Asus engtx 560 dcII 1g ddr5 running single $149.00 Ebay
Hdd: samsung f3 spinpoint 500g sata3\6gb 7200rpm 32mCache $139.00 Amazon
SSD:o cz vertex 60g sata3\6gb $89.00 Amazon

This only cost about $950 u.s. If the amount you mentioned is in u.s. currency, you could get a larger ssd and hdd, and either go sli or get a higher end gpu and run single.
Also with your budget I would go with a better psu than I did ,especially if you want to sli or crossfire and maybe even liquid cooling.
Also see the toms hardware article "Building a liquid cooled micro gaming monster" It is what I based my build on.
It is my plan to use this for a year or two giving intel enough time to not only release the ivy bridge processors, but to perfect them and for the mobos to work out the glitches that are usually present with new processor releases. After they are out a year or so I hope they will be solid enough and that maybe the prices will be better. As for now I have an upgrade path if needed but I don't forsee the need arrising in the near future.

Let me know if Ive helped in any way.
a b 4 Gaming
November 27, 2011 10:28:46 AM

129.00€ Define XL Titanium Grey ATX-kotelo, Titaani http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/FD-CA-DEF-XL-TI

I just recently purchased that case for myself and I'm very happy with it. Coolest and quietest case I've ever had.

129.00€ Z68 Extreme3 Gen3, LGA1155, Intel Z68, DDR3, PCI-E 3.0, ATX (Uutuus!) http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/Z68-EXTREME3-GEN3
206.00€ Core i5 2500K, LGA1155, 3.3 GHz, 6MB http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/BX80623I52500K
51.00€ 8GB (2x4GB) Sniper Low Voltage, DDR3 1600MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.25V http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2

The thing today in the scene. Sniper low voltage was the cheapest 1600 MHz <=1.5V RAM I could find.

33.90€ Hyper 212 Plus http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/RR-B10-212P-GP

Tried and true CPU cooler.

259.00€ XFX AMD Radeon HD 6950, 2GB GDDR5, 2xDVI/HDMI/2xminiDP http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/HD-695X-CDFC
102.00€ XFX 850W Core Edition ATX-virtalähde, +80 Bronze http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/P1-850S-NLB9

A great GPU for 1080p gaming. The PSU is 850W for future 6950 Crossfire.

177.00€ 128GB m4 SSD-kiintolevy, 2,5", SATA III http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/CT128M4SSD2
129.00€ 1TB Barracuda 7200.12, SATA III, 7200rpm, 32MB http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/ST31000524AS
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1215.90€

I don't really recommend spending much more on a computer. Set the rest of your budget aside for future upgrades (like Crossfire if you feel the single GPU offers inadequate performance) or buy yourself something nice like a new screen or speakers ;) 

Edit for linkys and other stuff sorry!
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November 27, 2011 10:34:31 AM

FinneousPJ said:
129.00€ Define XL Titanium Grey ATX-kotelo, Titaani

I just recently purchased that case for myself and I'm very happy with it. Coolest and quietest case I've ever had.

129.00€ Z68 Extreme3 Gen3, LGA1155, Intel Z68, DDR3, PCI-E 3.0, ATX (Uutuus!)
206.00€ Core i5 2500K, LGA1155, 3.3 GHz, 6MB
51.00€ 8GB (2x4GB) Sniper Low Voltage, DDR3 1600MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.25V

The thing today in the scene. Sniper low voltage was the cheapest 1600 MHz <=1.5V RAM I could find.

259.00€ XFX AMD Radeon HD 6950, 2GB GDDR5, 2xDVI/HDMI/2xminiDP
102.00€ XFX 850W Core Edition ATX-virtalähde, +80 Bronze

A great GPU for 1080p gaming. The PSU is 850W for future 6950 Crossfire.

177.00€ 128GB m4 SSD-kiintolevy, 2,5", SATA III
129.00€ 1TB Barracuda 7200.12, SATA III, 7200rpm, 32MB
---------
1182.00€

I don't really recommend spending much more on a computer. Set the rest of your budget aside for future upgrades (like Crossfire if you feel the single GPU offers inadequate performance) or buy yourself something nice like a new screen or speakers ;) 


Smart guy! no need to waste unless you want to show it off to everyone or just have unlimited funds
a b 4 Gaming
November 27, 2011 10:39:13 AM

rmiiirusty said:
Smart guy! no need to waste unless you want to show it off to everyone or just have unlimited funds


I forgot the linkys and the CPU cooler :cry:  It's edited now.
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