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January 20, 2012 8:26:32 PM

Hi i am building a new PC and i was thinking about if you could help me a little


Approximate Purchase Date: (In the next two weeks)

Budget Range: 1200$ Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, Homework, Movies

Parts Not Required: mouse, monitor, speakers, Headset

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.komplett.dk (I live in Denmark so i won't be buying off newegg etc.

Country: I live in Denmark as stated above.

Parts Preferences: I'd like to use a Nvidia GPU (preferebly GTX 560TI), Intel CPU and a Z68 chipset motherboard, mid or full tower (eg. CM storm trooper, that size, i don't know if that is full tower)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later on

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'd like to have a window in my case so i can look at my hardware. but it is not of life importance.

I am thinking of these products:

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3, Socket-1155
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=650757

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=619274

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=618010

Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 600W PSU
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=604781

CM Storm Enforcer Gaming Midi Tower
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=632128#extra
OR
NZXT Phantom Big Tower Sort
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=605768#info
OR
CM Storm Trooper Gaming Big Tower
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=649659#extra

EVGA GeForce GTX 560Ti superclocked 1GB PhysX CUDA
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=632361
OR
PNY GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB PhysX CUDA XLR8 OC
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=634236
OR
ASUS GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB PhysX CUDA DirectCU II TOP
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=623543

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=591141

1 USD is worth of 5,80 DKK ( danish crowns)

Thank you for all your answers.

Best regards Mathias

More about : 1200

January 20, 2012 9:16:31 PM

It's a definitely good start. These would be my choices:

- For video card, EVGA hands down. They're one of the best on the market.
- For case I like the NZXT Phantom out of those choices. Excellent cable management and it's big enough for the price that it will hold the biggest PSUs and video cards you can throw at it.
- The PSU you've chosen is questionable at best, especially in the reliability and certification department. This would be a better choice:
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=646595
January 22, 2012 9:35:27 AM

Thanks for the answer.

I've read in reviews that the Asus card is better at cooling and noise than the EVGA.
Also the NZXT is more expensive than the Cooler master enforcer so is it worth the extra money?
January 22, 2012 6:05:06 PM

Mathias_DK said:
Thanks for the answer.

I've read in reviews that the Asus card is better at cooling and noise than the EVGA.
Also the NZXT is more expensive than the Cooler master enforcer so is it worth the extra money?


EVGA has one of the best service and support departments in the industry. I don't know about Asus as I've never really dealt with them, but if cooling is your main concern both of my systems use EVGA cards and on idle both run between 30'C - 35'C. It's more in how you direct your airflow than anything else.

I'd say the case is worth it for the cable management solution - but if you want something better from the same price range try one of these:
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=639232
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=604766
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