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January 5, 2012 12:11:45 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In about 3-4 months (want some prices to drop)

Budget Range: 600-650$

System Usage from Most to Least Important : Gaming , Watching 1080p movies ,surfing net .

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Dvd - Writter

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.de or amazon. com (better from www.amazon.de)

Country: Albania

Parts Preferences: Amd cpu (was thinking a phenom x4 955 be ) (Asus or Asrock Mobo) (Was thinking a GTX460 or Hd 6850)(buget case)(Not a heavy PSU) .

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

I have 4 Hdd 40 Gb WD . Can i use them all 4 + another 250 Gb Hdd ?

Thank you in advance !

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January 5, 2012 1:24:13 PM

You could use your existing hard drive if you wanted to save on costs. Wait until the prices get back to normal to upgrade or add a second drive. Adding a second HD 6870 in CF will have power consumption below 550w so the XFX 650w has plenty of power. You WILL need to overclock the CPU (or any AMD CPU for that matter) to do its best to keep up with a single, or dual, HD 6870 GPU.

MB - ASRock 970 Exteme4 AM3+ - $110
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 960T - $110 after Promo Code
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212+ - $29
GPU - Saphire HD 6870 - $145 after MIR
MEM - Corsair CMX3 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 - $30 after MIR
HD - Seagate 7200.12 500GB - $95
OPTICAL - LG Black 24X DVD-RW - $18
PSU - XFX Pro650W - $65 after MIR
CASE - Cooler Master Elite 430 - $40 after MIR

$642
January 5, 2012 1:46:54 PM

So thank you for your reply ! :) 


MB-ASRock 970 Exteme4 AM3+]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0058HUQJ0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF]ASRock 970 Exteme4 AM3+
CPU-AMD Phenom II X4 960T]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0056D5AMY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=A1AL0IFPG5W1BM]AMD Phenom II X4 960T
CPU-Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212+]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B005HIRDVY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=A1YJU9RIMEUNF2]Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212+
GPU-Saphire HD 6850]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0048027IQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF]Saphire HD 6850
MEM-Corsair CMX3 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00339X1EM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&m=A1XCF8DLK3OC2Y]Corsair CMX3 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9
HD-Seagate 7200.12 500GB]http://www.amazon.de/Seagate-ST500DM002-interne-Festplatte-7200rpm/dp/B005F306RY/ref=sr_1_2?m=A1X0M9U5WW1195&s=ce-de&ie=UTF8&qid=1325778064&sr=1-2]Seagate 7200.12 500GB
OPTICAL-LG GH22NS S-ATA bulk, Super Multi drive, black]http://www.amazon.de/LG-GH22NS-S-ATA-Multi-Laufwerk-schwarz/dp/B001G4Z0S6/ref=sr_1_1?m=A1X0M9U5WW1195&s=ce-de&ie=UTF8&qid=1325778099&sr=1-1]LG GH22NS S-ATA bulk, Super Multi drive, black
PSU-Corsair CMPSU-600GEU]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B004HGNA14/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&m=A1X0M9U5WW1195]Corsair CMPSU-600GEU
CASE-Cooler Master Elite 430]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B002T3D71U/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=A1X0M9U5WW1195]Cooler Master Elite 430


Is this ok as a final purchase ?

I change GPU to Hd 6850 cuz i can oc it to that lvl .
I will OC the Cpu to.
The XFX was 10Euro more than Gs 600 W so what to do ?
I dont like Elite 430 better this one :) 
Can i do w/o that Hyper 212+ ?

All this went 622 Euros :S = 890$ its to high . What do u think ?
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January 5, 2012 1:52:40 PM

Take a look at my configuraton, gaming pc #2 cost me 500 euros without the HDD and for 500€ it performs amazingly. Bulldozer isn't as bad as everyone says it is.
January 5, 2012 1:58:45 PM

That looks pretty good. My thoughts are...

CPU Cooler - You could do without the Hyper 212+, or other aftermarket cooler, but your overclocking would be seriously limited. With the Hyper, or similar cooler, you can expect 4.0~GHz on a stable overclock. With the stock cooler you are going to hit thermal limits well below that.

MEM - Good modules, but the tall heat spreaders could cause clearance issues with an aftermarket CPU Cooler. The Hyper 212+ might be ok, but it is best to get standard height / low profile modules. There are a lot of options out there. The Corsair XMS or XMS3 modules are good options. ...or the GSkill Value series.

PSU - Either of those would be fine. Corsair and XFX both make quality power supplies. If you are debating on adding a second HD 6850 later then I would say go with the 650w now just for peace of mind, but in all reality a good 600w unit would will handle two HD 6850 GPUs. Personally I like to go a size or two larger for effeciency sake...

Case - That Xigmatek will be fine. That is all personal preference and what fits in your budget. I like the Elite 430 for its stock fans and good cooling. Nothing special past that...
January 5, 2012 2:01:54 PM

@ 4eyed wheredo u live ?

In Amazon.de Antec is 60Euros while GS 600W is 71 Euro
And Fx 4100 is 107 Euro while 960T is 120 Euros .So how did u buy it so cheap ?
January 5, 2012 2:16:59 PM

I live in Serbia but i was in Switzerland when i ordered parts from amazon.de. Maybe i got it so cheap because i ordered during the holidays...
January 5, 2012 2:34:53 PM

I built a $620 PC which included a 6870, i3 2100, 23" Acer monitor and a 250GB HDD.
Since you already have an HDD, an i5 2400 and a 6950 shouldn't be much of a problem at your budget. Look into a mobo in the $60-70 range since it's usually a waste of money at this price point. Don't CF at this price point man, it's stupid IMO. A 500W PSU with the 6950 should be fine. Antec Earthwatts, Corsair, Seasonic, OCZ PSUs are recommended pretty often.
January 5, 2012 2:39:08 PM

BTW, PC parts are pretty cheap in Germany/Poland from what I've seen, if you know where to look. I've seen a 5850 for 500zl = $156. I don't think this is very relevent, but it's possibly worth mentioning I guess.
January 5, 2012 2:43:39 PM

Hd 6950 - 240€
i5 2400 - 200€

Which leaves... 60€ for the PSU, Mobo, Ram,case and DVD R/W. That is everything but possible.
January 5, 2012 3:31:15 PM

6950 is probably to high i dont want to waste money on that cuz i havnt bought my monitor yet. So a hd 6850 or gtx 460 is more than enough for new games. Also i5 2400 :S better 2500k cuz it can be Oc-ed thats why i chosed AMD X4 960T -> Unlocked X6 1600T @ 4 Ghz 1.83V Air cool stock max 47C . I can get this parts even cheaper !
@fatfatr i didnt want to Cf or SLI right now but in later future so a 500-600W PSU is enough.Its hard deciding on mobo thats why i asked help! I have already 4 x 40 Gb hdd sata = 160 Gb and its enough till HDD prices drop.I3 2100 is a dual core and its not as good as 960T with 4-6 cores(refering to gaming and multitasking).My current monitor is a 1280*1024 till i buy a new one 720-1080p.
January 5, 2012 4:12:53 PM

prototype18 said:
thats why i chosed AMD X4 960T -> Unlocked X6 1600T @ 4 Ghz 1.83V Air cool stock max 47C .


If you are at 1.83v there is no way your temps would be 47C after running Prime95 for any lenght of time. I would guess that is a typo... You should be closer to 1.4v to hit 4.0GHz. Anything above 1.5v is just asking for trouble...
January 5, 2012 7:58:39 PM

In that case i3 2100 or Phenom II x4/6870. Should be do-able cheaper. I wouldn't settle with less than a 6870 though. The stock Phenom cooler is decent, although the Hyper 212+ would be worth it though if you manage to get 4.0Ghz or more.
January 6, 2012 8:15:22 AM

Hey fatfat just want this answer :

The upgrading path of Intel will be better than Amd one ? And how long can i stay with this rig ? Thank you for your replys :) 
January 6, 2012 10:10:16 AM

Well what I meant is that if you buy the Phenom II x4 you're stuck with AMDs flagship quad core CPU. Which means you won't be able to get a worthwile upgrade until AMD releases some beefier CPUs to compete with Intel, or until you buy an LGA socket motherboard.
January 6, 2012 12:46:34 PM

So what do u suggest me . Amd vs Intel ? I mean performance for price and future resistant :D 
January 7, 2012 8:29:52 AM

Well I guess it comes down to whether you need those 2 extra cores or not.
January 7, 2012 11:34:54 AM

Gaming will be main purpose of this build. But not only cuz i do alot of multitasking ! Watching movies while utorrent open and converting videos to.Surfing in the internet with lots of pages opened and ofc i want a fast and responding system :)  So who wins ? D:
January 8, 2012 7:08:33 PM

A Phenom II X4 should suit you well. I'd suggest looking at some benchmarks.
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