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1700$ Budget Gaming Pc

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April 11, 2012 3:03:56 PM

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..

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

Help me please with anything, thx :) 

I'll wait for ivy bridge anyway

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a b 4 Gaming
April 11, 2012 3:10:43 PM

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.
April 11, 2012 3:28:58 PM

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 
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April 11, 2012 3:43:40 PM

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.


a b 4 Gaming
April 11, 2012 3:46:09 PM

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)
April 11, 2012 3:48:26 PM

oh yes, i forgot the corsair h100.. thats my pick :) 
Thanks for the reply!
a b 4 Gaming
April 11, 2012 4:38:12 PM

I don't think newegg ships to spain.
April 11, 2012 7:15:22 PM

i will buy this in Pccomponentes, i used newegg just there in the forum ^^
a b 4 Gaming
April 11, 2012 9:13:12 PM

http://www.pccomponentes.com/asrock_z77_extreme4.html 131 €
ASRock Z77 EXTREME4

http://www.pccomponentes.com/g_skill_ripjaws_x_ddr3_160... 48.95 €
G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB CL9

http://www.pccomponentes.com/crucial_m4_128gb_ssd_sata3... 125 €
Crucial M4 128GB SSD SATA3

http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_tx850_v2_850w.html 109 €
Corsair TX850 V2 850W

http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_500r_carbide_serie... 116 €
Corsair 500R Carbide Series Negra

http://www.coolmod.com/product/16347/0/0/1/TGrafica-EVG... 519,96 €
T.Gráfica EVGA GTX680 2Gb GDDR5 - DVI-HDMI-DP
April 11, 2012 9:43:35 PM

Thanks why_me Note: i have already crucial m4 128 so i can spend more money in other components :p 
Again thanks u
April 11, 2012 9:51:52 PM

1 question, Haf-x or corsair 500r?
a b 4 Gaming
April 11, 2012 9:57:22 PM

500R. Haf X is only useful when you want to run a huge WC setup or run 4 GPUs.
April 11, 2012 10:03:42 PM

1600 memory vs 2133?
a b 4 Gaming
April 11, 2012 10:10:46 PM

1600. 2133 will be a waste as you will not see any real-world benefits.
April 11, 2012 10:29:42 PM

I am thinking about this. Looks good?

http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_500r_carbide_serie...
Corsair 500R Carbide Series Negra

http://www.pccomponentes.com/intel_core_i5_2500k_3_3ghz...
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3Ghz Box Socket 1155

http://www.pccomponentes.com/g_skill_ripjaws_x_ddr3_160...
G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB CL9

ASRock Z77 EXTREME4
http://www.pccomponentes.com/asrock_z77_extreme4.html

http://www.pccomponentes.com/msi_geforce_gtx_680_2gb_gd...
MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5

http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_cooling_hydro_seri...
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100

http://www.pccomponentes.com/cooler_master_silent_pro_g...
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W

http://www.pccomponentes.com/crucial_m4_128gb_ssd_sata3...
Crucial M4 128GB SSD SATA3
a b 4 Gaming
April 11, 2012 10:48:54 PM

krugorz said:
I am thinking about this. Looks good?

http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_500r_carbide_serie...
Corsair 500R Carbide Series Negra

http://www.pccomponentes.com/intel_core_i5_2500k_3_3ghz...
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3Ghz Box Socket 1155

http://www.pccomponentes.com/g_skill_ripjaws_x_ddr3_160...
G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB CL9

ASRock Z77 EXTREME4
http://www.pccomponentes.com/asrock_z77_extreme4.html

http://www.pccomponentes.com/msi_geforce_gtx_680_2gb_gd...
MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5

http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_cooling_hydro_seri...
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100

http://www.pccomponentes.com/cooler_master_silent_pro_g...
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W

http://www.pccomponentes.com/crucial_m4_128gb_ssd_sata3...
Crucial M4 128GB SSD SATA3

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

http://www.pccomponentes.com/cooler_master_hyper_212_ev... 29 €
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

or....

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

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

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

or...

http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_hx850_850w_modular... 158 €
Corsair HX850 850W Modular
April 12, 2012 12:39:59 PM

1 question about corsair 500r
where can i buy a dust filter for the 200mm fan? thats the only problem with the case
a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2012 10:26:41 PM

You won't need a dust filter for the side panel. It has holes for easy cleaning of dust.
April 14, 2012 11:33:44 PM

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.
a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2012 11:48:47 PM

Iv'e made my own dust filters before and they worked fine.
April 15, 2012 2:27:07 AM

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.
a b 4 Gaming
April 15, 2012 6:04:47 AM

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.
April 15, 2012 8:03:15 AM

ok thx azeem, another question. Should i buy extra fans for the carbide? or im fine with 2 in front + 1 side + 1 rear?
April 15, 2012 11:07:22 AM

500r has good airflow with stock fans.i don't see a need to add extra fans.
April 15, 2012 11:21:01 AM

thanks hellfire, i'll buy only one extrafan for the cpu cooler :p 
April 15, 2012 2:54:19 PM

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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