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Need help building a good gaming PC. budget +- 1300 Euros.

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May 1, 2012 10:29:06 PM

Hey all,

As the title says, I am looking for help building a new gaming pc.

My initial budget was 1000 euros (desktop only) but if I can get a significantly better machine (new chipset?) for slightly more,
I would rather go for that.

I'm a little skeptical when it comes to getting the new stuff as in many cases it hasn't been tested enough and there are doubts if it is really worth the extra "bucks" for some "bang" that may not be needed in the current gaming generation. But let me know your opinionss since you guys are the experts.

With that being said, I would like a PC that could last and run games at a high setting for the next 3-4 years. How realistic is that? (I'm a total noob when it comes to building a computer,part compatibility, best min-max, cost benefiti and my harware brand awareness for quality and performance is unexistent...)

So please help me out...
Thanking you all in advance for reading this.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon as I plan to purchase the PC within a week at most.
-afly
a c 279 4 Gaming
May 1, 2012 10:46:12 PM

1.000€ = $1,340 US

That will get you a more than capable system - however knowing local availability will help - if you can link a site that you buy from, I can post a configuration.
a b 4 Gaming
May 1, 2012 10:49:00 PM

alfybr said:
Hey all,

As the title says, I am looking for help building a new gaming pc.

My initial budget was 1000 euros (desktop only) but if I can get a significantly better machine (new chipset?) for slightly more,
I would rather go for that.

I'm a little skeptical when it comes to getting the new stuff as in many cases it hasn't been tested enough and there are doubts if it is really worth the extra "bucks" for some "bang" that may not be needed in the current gaming generation. But let me know your opinionss since you guys are the experts.

With that being said, I would like a PC that could last and run games at a high setting for the next 3-4 years. How realistic is that? (I'm a total noob when it comes to building a computer,part compatibility, best min-max, cost benefiti and my harware brand awareness for quality and performance is unexistent...)

So please help me out...
Thanking you all in advance for reading this.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon as I plan to purchase the PC within a week at most.
-afly

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <---- fill this out please along with linking a site(s) to purchase components in your country.
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May 1, 2012 11:06:26 PM

Hey, @gunit

I believe www.amazon.co.uk is the best best.
Pound to Euro exchange rate is @ 0.80 +- so budget is 800-1050 British pounds. I'm running a 23" wide monitor, sometimes I like to hook up to the 42" tv screen. So something compatible with a high resolution would be more ideal? Or that goes without saying?

@why_me. I'll check that link and fill it up. Ty
May 4, 2012 2:23:34 PM

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Approximate Purchase Date: next week sometime.

Budget Range: 1000-1300 euros or 800-1050 british pounds.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: ( Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, some photoshop )

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.co.uk

Country: (e.g.: India) Greece

Parts Preferences: no preference here as i'm quite new to this.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no preference.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: I would like a semi-quiet PC



i hope the above information helps someone come up with a system spec for me within the next couple of days.

looking forward to hearing from you,
tanks in advance
alfy
a c 279 4 Gaming
May 4, 2012 4:28:59 PM

Try this:

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 - £79.99 (98.63€)
PSU: XFX P1-650S-NLB9 PRO650W Core Edition Power Supply - £74.51 (91.87€)
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 - £121.21 (150.36€)
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - £174.94 (215.69€)
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - £29.29 (36.19€)
RAM: 8GB Kingston Hyper X 1600MHz 1.5V - £39.98 (49.31€)
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - £62.86 (77.52€)
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - £77.99 (98.63€)
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - £17.99 (22.18€)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 - £266.48 (329.25€)

Total: £974.39 (1201.70€)

A little bit over budget in Euros but if you cut the SSD and drop the video card to the 7850 it will come in under 1000.70€
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