1700$ Budget Gaming Pc

Approximate Purchase Date: When ivy comes

Budget Range: 1500/1800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: Spain

Parts Preferences: Intel processor

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments: I want to play diablo 3, battlefield 3 and new games incoming

I was thinking in something like this..


Help me please with anything, thx :)

I'll wait for ivy bridge anyway
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  1. The case and the RAM look a bit pricey to me but it looks OK otherwise.

    The PSU is also a tad pricey. The Seasonic X-750 is far better and the same price.
  2. why is seasonic far better? and u think my motherboard is ok? or should i go asus, assrock or gigabyte? thx for the reply :P
  3. I actually like all your picks. the RAM is pricey because its 2133 mhz. unnecessary in my opinion, what they would call overkill, but if you got the money.

    i like the Corsair 850W v2 personally. i think corsair makes pretty decent products. case is nice too, pricey but nice. a corsair 500R or even 600R case would be cheaper and are very cool.

    you will need a CPU cooler dont forget. Thermaltake FRIO is great, keeps my 560 Ti at 60C during BF3. the EVO 212 is popular as well and a bit cheaper.
  4. Coolermaster PSU's in general aren't really considered premium stuff. That particular series is good but most people recommend Antec, Corsair, XFX etc. The reason for that is that their higher end models are just rebranded Seasonics. The Corsair AX-750 is a rebranded Seasonic X-750. The X-750 also has the advantage that it is fully modular instead of just partially. It also has a hybrid fan that will only spin when it needs to, so it's extremely quiet.

    Motherboard brands are pretty much preference. Most people recommend ASUS, I've had a few bad experiences with ASUS products personally so I stick with ASRock. ASUS, ASRock, Gigabyte, MSI and EVGA are generally considered to be the better brands though. (In no particular order)
  5. oh yes, i forgot the corsair h100.. thats my pick :)
    Thanks for the reply!
  6. I don't think newegg ships to spain.
  7. i will buy this in Pccomponentes, i used newegg just there in the forum ^^
  8. Thanks why_me Note: i have already crucial m4 128 so i can spend more money in other components :P
    Again thanks u
  9. 1 question, Haf-x or corsair 500r?
  10. 500R. Haf X is only useful when you want to run a huge WC setup or run 4 GPUs.
  11. 1600 memory vs 2133?
  12. 1600. 2133 will be a waste as you will not see any real-world benefits.
  13. krugorz said:

    Ivy Bridge will run cool, so no need for that H100.

    http://www.pccomponentes.com/cooler_master_hyper_212_evo.html 29 €
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO


    http://www.pccomponentes.com/cooler_master_hyper_612s.html 39 €
    Cooler Master Hyper 612S

    Also Cooler Master doesn't make good psu's.

    http://www.pccomponentes.com/ocz_zx_series_850w_modular.html 158 €
    OCZ ZX Series 850W Modular


    http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_hx850_850w_modular.html 158 €
    Corsair HX850 850W Modular
  14. 1 question about corsair 500r
    where can i buy a dust filter for the 200mm fan? thats the only problem with the case
  15. You won't need a dust filter for the side panel. It has holes for easy cleaning of dust.
  16. azeem40 said:
    You won't need a dust filter for the side panel. It has holes for easy cleaning of dust.

    Yes it has holes but they are very big. They will catch almost no dust making that 200mm side fan more of a hassle than a help.
  17. Iv'e made my own dust filters before and they worked fine.
  18. Why_Me said:
    Iv'e made my own dust filters before and they worked fine.

    I have too. For side panels they are quite easy to make and easy to clean.
  19. I have a 200mm fan on the side and I have zero dust on it. It's been on for around 18 hrs a day too.
  20. ok thx azeem, another question. Should i buy extra fans for the carbide? or im fine with 2 in front + 1 side + 1 rear?
  21. 500r has good airflow with stock fans.i don't see a need to add extra fans.
  22. thanks hellfire, i'll buy only one extrafan for the cpu cooler :P
  23. ^good.
  24. azeem40 said:
    I have a 200mm fan on the side and I have zero dust on it. It's been on for around 18 hrs a day too.

    What about the dust it moves onto your components?
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