I decided to put together a gaming pc and was looking for advice. I have not built pc from scratch before and last desktop I owned was probably 6 years ago. Initial idea is to give some love for gpu, but try to save costs on other parts, but not enough to be the bottleneck. Initial budget is ~1600eur. Could squeeze a hundred or two more if necessary.
Anyway, after discussing with few friends I've been thinking to get below setup:
XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5
PCI-Express 3.0, "BLACK - Dual Fan -DD", DVI, 2xmini-DisplayPort, HDMI, 1000MHz (I believe its out on the end of Feb., but might consider getting 925MHz one)
You didn't say if interested in overclocking, but you'll need aftermarket cooling if you are, its also more quiet.
I don't generally recommend water cooling when similar results can be obtained with air cooling. Hoewoever, The price here in the US for the Antec 620 is about $50-60, putting it in the same range as siome high end air coolers. I'm actually getiting one for my latest build, becuase it performs as well as Corsair's H80 which is almost twice as much. Anyway, if you choose that route its maintenance free and a well reviewed cooler.
You could save some money on the case, I hear the 400D is just as good if not better and costs less.
If you have the Corsair model thats modular, that would be good.
I don't know about Euro, but the 7950 was just rekle4ased here and it performs better than a GTX 580 but costs $50 less. At 1080p, you wouldn't know the difference from the $100 more 7970.
P.S. I also was suggested to get water cooling. I am not sure how that works, but if anyone could suggest any setup improvements I would be grateful.
Actually I'd really advise against water cooling and stick with an air solution. The thing is with water cooling there's far more room for error and if something goes wrong, there go your warranties and you'll have to buy all new stuff. Air cooling can be just as effective as water cooling if you get the right setup - read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooling-airflow-hea...