1300-1400€ gaming pc

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: http://www.alternate.be/html/index.html

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
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  1. Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz €200
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/CPUs_Socket_1155/Intel(R)/Core_en%20_trade_i5-2400/483748/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Geheugen

    Asus P8Z68-V LX €108
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Moederborden_Socket_1155/ASUS/P8Z68-V_LX/580013/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Moederborden&l2=Intel&l3=Socket+1155

    Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS9 1.35V CML8GX3M2A1600C9W €58
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Geheugen_DDR3-1600/Corsair/8_GB_DDR3-1600_Kit/580477/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Geheugen&l2=DDR3&l3=DDR3-1600

    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD6970 2GB €340
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Grafische_kaarten_ATI_PCIe/SAPPHIRE/Radeon_HD6970_(11187-03-40G)/606408/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Grafische+kaarten&l2=PCIe+kaarten+ATI%2FAMD

    Crucial M4 128GB €170
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Solid_State_Disk_2,5_inch_SATA/Crucial/CT128M4SSD2/551362/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Solid+State+Drives&l2=SATA&l3=2%2C5+inch

    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB €100
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Harddisks_3,5_inch_SATA/Samsung/HD103SJ_Intenso_Kit/623318/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Harddisks&l2=Serial-ATA&l3=3%2C5+inch

    Corsair AX 650 80Plus Gold Modular €140
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Voedingen_meer_dan_600_Watt/Corsair/AX650/559997/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Voedingen&l2=meer+dan+600+Watt

    Thermalright Macho HR-02 €40
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/CPUs_Koelers/Thermalright/HR-02_Macho/572801/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Koeling&l2=Processor

    Total: €1156

    Some suggestions for quiet cases:
    Cooler Master Silencio 550 €75
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Behuizingen_Midi_Tower/Cooler_Master/Silencio_550/549596/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Behuizingen&l2=Midi+Tower

    Fractal Design R3 €100
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Behuizingen_Midi_Tower/Fractal_Design/Define_R3_Titan._Grey/589133/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Behuizingen&l2=Midi+Tower

    Antec Solo II €110
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Behuizingen_Midi_Tower/Antec/SOLO_II/583323/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Behuizingen&l2=Midi+Tower
    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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Moederborden_Socket_1155/ASRock/Z68_EXTREME3_GEN3/580533/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Moederborden&l2=Intel&l3=Socket+1155
    Or this:
    Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P €155
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Moederborden_Socket_1155/GIGABYTE/GA-Z68XP-UD3P/563351/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Moederborden&l2=Intel&l3=Socket+1155

    And change the PSU to an 850W, such as this:
    XFX Pro 850W XXX Edition 80Plus Bronze Modular €130
    http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Voedingen_meer_dan_600_Watt/XFX/850W_Semi_Modular_Black_Edition/534942/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Voedingen&l2=meer+dan+600+Watt

    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
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