Help chosing components for new Gaming Rig

Approximate Purchase Date: July / August

Budget Range: 850€ / 680£

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies , web , small video editing

Parts Not Required: Monitor, speakers, OS

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

Country: Portugal

Parts Preferences: ---

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

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I already made a list the components , so tell me what u think .

i5-3570k - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3570K-3-40GHz-Technology/dp/B007RUZKK6/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340288849&sr=1-1

Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8GX3M2A1600C9B-Vengeance-Memory-1600MHz/dp/B0058J1Q7O/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340288905&sr=1-2

Gigabyte Z77-D3H - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-Z77-D3H-SKT-1155-Z77-D3H-Motherboard/dp/B007KHROSC/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340288944&sr=1-1

Corsair Carbide 400R - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Mid-Tower-Gaming/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340289015&sr=1-1

Crucial M4 64GB SSD - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004W2JKWG/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_g147_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=1CA5MCEY6ED0P2K4F2TB&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128133&pf_rd_i=468294

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB - http://www.pixmania.com/pt/pt/11984339/art/sapphire-technology/radeon-hd-6950-oc-2-gb-gd.html

Corsair TX650M - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-750TXV2UK-Enthusiast-Series-Performance/dp/B004O0P9VC/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340289283&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Sony DVD Driver - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-AD-7261S-0B-Internal-DVDRWRAM-Lightscribe/dp/B003SM3HH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340289349&sr=1-1

And i'll be getting an HDD later , i have a 500GB external hard drive for now .

Total Cost with Shipping : 829,51€ / 668,43£

Thanks for your time ;)
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  1. Slightly over budget, but managed to get a GTX 670 in there.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£159.00 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£75.98 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£42.48 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£299.99 @ Novatech)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.49 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
    Total: £690.91
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  2. Merueth said:
    Slightly over budget, but managed to get a GTX 670 in there.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£159.00 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£75.98 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£42.48 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£299.99 @ Novatech)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.49 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
    Total: £690.91
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)


    International shipping on the CPU is 15£ , so i guess that the i5-3570k would be better , being even cheaper .
    The RAM is the same as the LP version , but with the lower heat sinks right ?
    The 670 with international shipping will be £339.98 , that being I can get this one - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0082FIW96/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_g147_i4?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=0P2M514N10VBGCJ7YSFS&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128473&pf_rd_i=468294

    The case from amazon is better to , because they have free shipping to Portugal and it is the same price.
    The DVD Driver I'm not worried , but with the 670 , there is no ssd , and I need somthing to put Win7 and that shizz .
  3. In that case, get your build, but with a 7850 instead of a 6950.
  4. Merueth said:
    In that case, get your build, but with a 7850 instead of a 6950.


    I've seen some benchmarks , is the 7850 worth 70€ more ? The difference seems very small.
  5. :O, go with the 6950 then, where I live it's a $40 difference, which it is worth. I don't think it's worth 70€ though, so stick with the 6950.
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