Hey guys, i need your help. Recently i moved to Germany, leaving my good old PC back at my homeland. Been living already 3 months without PC and i just can't wait any longer. I need a new one. Sadly atm my budget is pretty low, about 500-700€
I came up with something like this:
Intel Core i5-2500K Box, LGA1155 - 188€
8GB-Kit Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz CL9 - 40€
Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2, 600 Watt - 58€
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Superclocked, 1024MB, PCI-Express - 116€
but i'm stuck at motherboard and not so expensive hdd(500GB will do atm.)
Of course any advice on already chosen parts will be appreciated too. Thanks.
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Most HDD's are expensive at the moment. WD blue's or Samsung F3 or Seagate's would probably be the way to go then. ~70€ is what i could see from amazon.de.
For motherboard Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 with PCIe 3.0 support i think it needs version 1.3 or 1.4 of the board might be a decent alternative. Obviously it will do fine even if you get the PCIe2.0 model, but the other would be slightly more future proof. Seems to be in the 115€ ballpark for someof the models.
Stay away from the 550ti. For roughly the same price, the 6850 will far outperform it.
yeah i would say the 6850 too and i also have the gigabyte mother board rvilkman mentioned except in the MATX. it's a good board Also if you aren't going to OC your system dont bother with the K version of the i5
Do you overclock? If so get a 550 ti overclock it yourself, and Get a z68 mobo. (the ones rvilkman suggested will do very well). Do you overclock? If so get a 550 ti overclock it yourself.If not drop to the I5-2400. Also if you overclock you should factor in the cost of an after market cpu cooler. Also, do you have a case?
I think you'd have a better overall experience if you drop the CPU back to an i3 if it will let you get a GTX560Ti or better.