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December 16, 2011 5:06:23 PM

I am gonna get a new PC soon, i will use it mostly for gaming. This is what i've come up with:

i5 2500k
Sapphire Radeon HD6870
Kingston Genesis Grey 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
MSI P67S-C43
Chieftec CTB650S
Haf 912
I already have the dvd and hdd

Do you think it will be good enough for modern games on high? Or maybe i should put in a slower cpu and get hd 6950? To get this gpu i'd have to get an i3 2100, and, well, i'm not really happy about it...

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December 17, 2011 12:23:23 AM

Please Specify your budget ...
December 17, 2011 2:44:44 AM

I would keep the 2500k at all costs, its a great cpu.
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December 17, 2011 3:05:35 AM

Chieftecs are crappy power supplies.
December 17, 2011 6:42:08 AM

My budget is 550 euros, which is like 460 pounds. Here the hardware costs aprox. 10 to 20 pounds less than in GB.
December 17, 2011 6:45:34 AM

For some reason i'm not allowed to edit my own message, so i'll double post:

The prices here, in Serbia ( where i live ) are pretty much the same as on
December 18, 2011 12:41:25 PM

Oh... I forgot to count in the case price... This is way over my budget... Now i gotta chose one of these 2 cpu+gpu combos:

1. i3 2100+HD6879
2. i5 2500k+HD6770

Which one will perform better in games? Btw. I will be changing components in any of these 2 Pcs ( the cpu in the 1st one, the gpu in the 2nd one ) in a year, but for now, the i3 Pc seems like a better choice.
December 18, 2011 12:52:46 PM

i3+6870. The i3 is great for gaming. It runs games just fine, and shows up as a quad core due to hyper threading. The GPU would be more important for gaming, so I would go with the 6870.

Look at a HAF 912 or Antec 300 for good cases at a low price point.
December 20, 2011 12:38:17 PM

This is what i bought:

CPU: Intel Core i5 2400
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850
RAM: Kingston Genesis Grey 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Mobo: MSI P67S-C45
PSU: Chieftec CTB-650S 650w
Case: Cooler Master Haf 912

I got my old hitachi 160gb ( i know it sux, but the prices are insane ) and a cooler master vortex + ( just to be safe ) and i am extremely pleased with it. It's a huge improvement over my old athlon 64 x2 5k+ & 9600gso.