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Building a solid rig for my gf in Spain

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June 26, 2012 1:45:17 AM

Hi guys,

I recently got my girlfriend into gaming and I want to put together a rig for her. I want to get it for her as a surprise. She usually plays on my laptop threw through the Sony Bravia tv, however if I have work to do, I know how much it sucks to have to stop gaming because of someone else. She really likes RPG's/3D Platformers (SKyrim, Batman Arkham City, Reckoning). Hopefully the system I will build her can handle the 1080p res that the TV has.

The main problem here is that I live in Spain. Through looking at older threads I found some websites for shopping in Spain but the prices are really high. I have come up with a rough build and am investing in the components that affect gaming in the most way. The price at the moment is a little too high (originally I set out for 400-500 EUR, but now I have broken 600). I don't need keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor or OS. I have a copy of my Vista OS for my old crappy desktop (I know I know) but if she wants an upgrade she can pay for it.

Here is what I have (please feel free to ridicule the build and suggest godlier alternatives)

I used this site

http://www.pccomponentes.com

Case
Cooler Master Elite Power 500W Fuente 31Euro

Motherboard
Asus P8H61-M LX Placa Base 48 EUR

CPU

Intel Core i5-2320 3.0Ghz Box Socket 1155 165 EUR

Graphincs
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 OC 2GB GDDR5 Tarjeta Gráfica 165 EUR

Ram
G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1333 PC3-10666 8GB CL9 Memoria DDR3 45EUR

HDD
WD Caviar Blue 250GB SATA3 Disco Duro 60 EUR

DVD
LG GH24NS90 Grabadora DVD 24X Negra OEM 16.50EUR


If anyone has expierence shopping in Spain (or Europe where they deliver to Spain) please let me know
June 26, 2012 5:31:50 AM

It all works together fine.
June 26, 2012 6:42:36 AM

See if you can get 1600Mhz RAM, if the prices are similar to where I look it should only be a few dollars difference.

Other than that it looks good for a light gaming rig.
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June 26, 2012 6:59:02 AM

manofchalk said:
See if you can get 1600Mhz RAM, if the prices are similar to where I look it should only be a few dollars difference.

Other than that it looks good for a light gaming rig.

H61/H67 boards do not support 1600hz RAM.
June 26, 2012 7:02:42 AM

Why_Me said:
H61/H67 boards do not support 1600hz RAM.


Was not aware of that, thanks.
June 26, 2012 7:24:06 AM

Seems good except the PSU
June 26, 2012 7:40:05 AM

The cheapest shop I found in spain is lifeinformatica (found in barcelona), but only it's physical shop, their online shop is way too expensive.

The best option to buy online is go with pccomponentes
June 26, 2012 3:03:53 PM

Dangi said:
The cheapest shop I found in spain is lifeinformatica (found in barcelona), but only it's physical shop, their online shop is way too expensive.

The best option to buy online is go with pccomponentes



I live in barcelona, I noticed there is one in Sant Anreu, have you tired that shop
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