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February 1, 2012 5:39:24 AM

Hi there!

I'm kinda new to building my own PC's, and after hours of searching i realized it would probably be easier just to start my own thread.

I'll primarily use it for gaming, but might throw in some music-recording-work as well.
Screen, keyboard, mouse not included in price.
Don't care much about noise etc. (read: chassis should just be nicely ventilated & spacy), and i won't be overclocking.
So if you could, please help me figure out what to put in my pc! :-)

What i'd like:
An intel processor (i5-2500K or i7-2600K - which one is preferrable?)
12 or 16 GB ram (Don't know what brand is best)
A motherboard that supports USB 3.0 (I'm guessing GIGABYTE is where it's at)
At least 1 GB HDD
I'm not entirely sure about GPU - would you recommend getting a Radeon HD 6950/6970 or a nVidia GTX570?

Thanks in advance!

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February 1, 2012 5:49:19 AM

Allright tried to edit, but i'll just post the standard template as a reply instead ;-)


Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: Around 1200-1500 $

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

Parts Not Required: monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.edbpriser.dk - in danish. If this doesn't work for ya, just use newegg!

Country: Denmark

Parts Preferences:
An intel processor (i5-2500K or i7-2600K - which one is preferrable?)
12 or 16 GB ram (Don't know what brand is best)
A motherboard that supports USB 3.0 (I'm guessing GIGABYTE is where it's at)
Preferrably at least 1 GB HDD (unless it's too expensive atm?)
I'm not entirely sure about GPU - would you recommend getting a Radeon HD 6950/6970 or a nVidia GTX570?

Overclocking: Not really

SLI or Crossfire: Don't think so.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:
Don't care about noise etc. Unless you think it would be wrong, i think i'll stick with stock coolers.

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February 1, 2012 5:50:33 AM

Thanks vollman. I just figured since ram was so cheap atm i'd just get alot of it :D 
February 1, 2012 5:55:28 AM

It won't hurt you if you have the money; it just won't give you that much more in terms of gaming. Most say 4GB is fine and 8GB is great for current games.
February 1, 2012 5:59:52 AM

I can tell you my current build if you want to know it as a reference and others can edit parts and prices for you?
February 1, 2012 6:02:08 AM

sounds cool, thanks! :-)
February 1, 2012 6:10:56 AM

Alright, the prices I cannot vouch for here because I buy when deals hit instead of buying all components at once (I can test items on a second computer). If you can do this, you will save a lot of money.

Here you go:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Used Gaia sd1283 that I have laying around lol
(You can use the stock cooler if not OCing)

I am going to get the GPU in a couple of months when prices fall again; I am undecided and the graphics from the cpu I can bear until then.

I am going for a single modest SSD that has enough space for me to use until HDD prices fall.
February 1, 2012 6:26:07 AM

Newegg will have a Shell Shocker deal on 1TB WD Caviar Black todayat 6PM PST. Might be a good deal; just saw it online.

February 1, 2012 6:49:07 AM

Check the $1500 build in my sig. Core i5 2500k + HD7970 + SSD.
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