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1300-1400€ gaming pc

Last response: in Systems
January 29, 2012 2:44:27 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1300-1400€

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, recording, editing, watching movies, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse, Speakers, Headset, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: Belgium

Parts Preferences: No preferences

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe if its better

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: i'd like a good looking case

More about : 1300 1400 gaming

a b 4 Gaming
January 29, 2012 3:27:56 PM

Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz €200

Asus P8Z68-V LX €108

Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS9 1.35V CML8GX3M2A1600C9W €58

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD6970 2GB €340

Crucial M4 128GB €170

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB €100,5_inch...

Corsair AX 650 80Plus Gold Modular €140

Thermalright Macho HR-02 €40

Total: €1156

Some suggestions for quiet cases:
Cooler Master Silencio 550 €75

Fractal Design R3 €100

Antec Solo II €110
You will probably need to buy an intake for this.

I don't think dual cards go particularly well with a quiet (air cooled) computer build, so I have not specced that.
January 29, 2012 4:22:41 PM

oh my bad i thought i removed the quiet pc part .
current pc has crossfire aswel so i dont mind a bit of noise

i used the pc builder on that site so i could print it but it says something about the processor not supporting the memory's speed and that the memory will only run at the cpu's supported speed .
is this something to worry about ?

And i know i'm being difficult but is it possible to get a slighty more fancy looking case
other then that its looking pretty good

Thanks for the help so far
a b 4 Gaming
January 29, 2012 6:09:48 PM

If you want a build with the option to crossfire in the future then you should make these two changes:
Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 €135
Or this:
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P €155

And change the PSU to an 850W, such as this:
XFX Pro 850W XXX Edition 80Plus Bronze Modular €130

Intel only officially support RAM frequencies of 1066 or 1333MHz on Sandy Bridge CPUs. Almost any memory you buy will default to those speeds anyway. But it is entirely possible and quite easy to run RAM well above those frequencies. However Intel will not honour their warranty if they find out (you tell them) that you 'overclocked' the memory to run faster than 1333MHz.

You're also not being difficult at all, all your requests so far have been entirely reasonable and polite.
You can choose any case you want.
I think you and I have different tastes in cases, so I don't think I'm well qualified to suggest a case to you.

The Cooler Master HAF series is popular.
The Antec DF Dark Fleet series would be an alternative.
Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper.
Thermaltake Overseer / Chaser MK1
Aerocool X-Predator
Enermax Fulmo / Hoplite / Spinerex
NZXT Phantom