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April 7, 2012 3:43:15 PM

I need advice on what hardware to buy to my newbuild $1800 gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: I will be looking to buy and assemble this PC by 2012.

Budget Range: Before rabates 1500-1800$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(onling) - Surfing on the internet - chat on the internet - watching movies

Parts Not Required: Screen(s) - Audio - Keyboard - Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.co.uk, but most will do.

Country: Denmark (EU)

Parts Preferences: I would prefer Asus, Intel, and Nvidia as brands, also a Mid tower case.

Overclocking: Maybe, preferly not.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, preferly not.

Additional Comments: I wanted a Desktop gamer PC, and i heard the best way to do that was by building it my self. I startet researching on how to build your own computer and i figured that is the thing i want to do :)  The "building/assembling" of this computer is not gonna be a problem since im in contact with several experienced people who are willing to help ;)  The thing i need is advice on what hardware i should buy, ive been watching a little, but would still like some advice :) 

Any help is welcome, and THANKS :D 

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April 7, 2012 5:58:42 PM

I have the perfect build for you, since i am also making a $1800-ish gaming PC:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932
CPU: Intel i7-2600k
Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
Graphics Card: GTX Geforce 580(or a 680 if you can find one)
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
RAM: Corsair Vengeance (any one)
Windows
IF you wish to over clock, get a corsair h80, if not, stick with the cooler that it comes with
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

I am in the same position as you (except i am building mine myself) and since i have done a lot of research, you should take my word for it.
April 7, 2012 5:59:37 PM

If you want to wait, you should wait for Ivy Bridge CPU's and Z77 motherboards
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a b 4 Gaming
April 7, 2012 6:01:01 PM

For gaming, the i7-2600k is overkill. Get the i5-2500k and use the $ saved elsewhere.
April 7, 2012 6:05:01 PM

azeem40 said:
For gaming, the i7-2600k is overkill. Get the i5-2500k and use the $ saved elsewhere.


Its in his budget dude.
a b 4 Gaming
April 7, 2012 6:06:30 PM

So you want him to WASTE $ on something he will NEVER need just because of his budget? A budget is not meant to be used on stuff that is useless.
April 7, 2012 6:09:14 PM

Don't get the H80. Get a Noctua D14, or 212 EVO, or the new 812 TPC.

Answer this question. When do you want to buy this? If it is after April, you should wait for Ivy as previously mentioned.


April 7, 2012 6:09:40 PM

azeem40 said:
So you want him to WASTE $ on something he will NEVER need just because of his budget? A budget is not meant to be used on stuff that is useless.


Dude, in the future he'll need hyperthreading.

a b 4 Gaming
April 7, 2012 6:14:02 PM

benjamincakir said:
Dude, in the future he'll need hyperthreading.

You really think he's going to keep his current pc for a decade?
April 7, 2012 6:14:10 PM

Thanks alot for the feed back guys! :D  realy some usefull stuff, and i will certainly wait a couple of months :) 

Viktor
April 7, 2012 6:16:04 PM

can you "best answer" me?
April 7, 2012 6:16:46 PM

gary1 said:
Don't get the H80. Get a Noctua D14, or 212 EVO, or the new 812 TPC.

Answer this question. When do you want to buy this? If it is after April, you should wait for Ivy as previously mentioned.



It is proberly gonna be after april, alot of the user in here advise me to wait a couple of months, due to alot of new hardware coming out, so that is what im gonna do
April 7, 2012 6:17:29 PM

Yup. Hopefully the non reference 680's will be out by then! Like the Palit one.. :D 
April 7, 2012 6:25:03 PM

gary1 said:
Yup. Hopefully the non reference 680's will be out by then! Like the Palit one.. :D 


We are allowed to hope :D D
April 7, 2012 6:29:56 PM

gary1 said:
Yup. Hopefully the non reference 680's will be out by then! Like the Palit one.. :D 

What's PALit? :sweat: 
April 7, 2012 6:42:40 PM

benjamincakir said:
I have the perfect build for you, since i am also making a $1800-ish gaming PC:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932
CPU: Intel i7-2600k
Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
Graphics Card: GTX Geforce 580(or a 680 if you can find one)
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
RAM: Corsair Vengeance (any one)
Windows
IF you wish to over clock, get a corsair h80, if not, stick with the cooler that it comes with
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

I am in the same position as you (except i am building mine myself) and since i have done a lot of research, you should take my word for it.


Dont you worry about the dust with your Cooler Master Haf 932??? it dosent seem to have any filters! :( 
April 7, 2012 6:46:20 PM

Just don't put it on the floor, mine's on a desk and it's fine.
April 7, 2012 6:47:34 PM

gary1 said:
Just don't put it on the floor, mine's on a desk and it's fine.


Do you use 1 or 2 monitor(s) ?
a b 4 Gaming
April 7, 2012 7:09:22 PM

benjamincakir said:
can you "best answer" me?

First don't ask for the Best Answer, its up to the OP to select one.

Second, he cannot give any "best answer" now, as he started the thread as a Discussion, and not as a Question thread.

Unless the OP will edit the post and change it to the Question, there is not even possibility of the "best answer" being selected.
April 7, 2012 11:36:36 PM

viktorernst said:
Dont you worry about the dust with your Cooler Master Haf 932??? it dosent seem to have any filters! :( 


Compared with the benefits, cleaning out dust with a towel once a week seems fine
a b 4 Gaming
April 7, 2012 11:53:14 PM

Tell me what benefit do you see in the OP getting a Full Tower Case?
April 8, 2012 1:54:59 AM

I actually just built a system for that price.
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 (Supports Ivy Bridge :)  )
Intel Core i7 2600k (If you want gaming, get 2500k, hardly any games will benefit from the extra threads+you save money)
8GB Corsair Vengance 1600MHz (2x4GB) DDR3
Corsair 650D
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
LG DVD Burner
Seasonic 1000W Full Modular
2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM SATA 6GB/s (SATA III)
64GB SSD SATA III
EVGA GTX 580 (But with you budget you can get a 680, I just used the 580 because the 680 is out of stock so I wouldn't be able to give you estimate)
Estimate $1 613.90 CA
April 8, 2012 10:29:20 AM

locomoco321 said:
I actually just built a system for that price.
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 (Supports Ivy Bridge :)  )
Intel Core i7 2600k (If you want gaming, get 2500k, hardly any games will benefit from the extra threads+you save money)
8GB Corsair Vengance 1600MHz (2x4GB) DDR3
Corsair 650D
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
LG DVD Burner
Seasonic 1000W Full Modular
2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM SATA 6GB/s (SATA III)
64GB SSD SATA III
EVGA GTX 580 (But with you budget you can get a 680, I just used the 580 because the 680 is out of stock so I wouldn't be able to give you estimate)
Estimate $1 613.90 CA



Thank you, it sounds very nice those specs, the problem is just im not sure if i should overclock the first time i build a computer? i heard it was a alot more complicated and might ruin your computer if you did something wrong ? :sweat: 
April 8, 2012 1:42:05 PM

viktorernst said:
Thank you, it sounds very nice those specs, the problem is just im not sure if i should overclock the first time i build a computer? i heard it was a alot more complicated and might ruin your computer if you did something wrong ? :sweat: 

You don't have to overclock, you can leave it at stock settings, and if you ever decide that you need more power (clock speed), then research on how to do it. I had the same worry at first too, then I researched how to do it, and I did it in small steps. Started with 4.0GHz then 4.2GHz and I ended with 4.4GHz. That's also why I chose that cooler for you. It will allow you to overclock a bit. As for ruining your computer, if you do it right you'll be fine, if you mess up a bit, don't worry. I've messed up plenty of times. It's not advisable, but the CPU can take some stress.
April 8, 2012 1:44:37 PM

viktorernst said:
Thank you, it sounds very nice those specs, the problem is just im not sure if i should overclock the first time i build a computer? i heard it was a alot more complicated and might ruin your computer if you did something wrong ? :sweat: 

One thing I forgot to add was Windows 7, so add around an extra $140.00 CA to that for Home Premium OEM. BTW, the parts are all from newegg.ca.
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