First time build (~1500$)

Approximate Purchase Date: Probably in this week

Budget Range: 1500 dollars

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and surfing in the internet

Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Do you need to buy OS: Yes, it will probably be windows 7


Location: Finland


Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


So, I'm planning to build new PC and i need some advice with Parts.

This is what i have thought:


ASRock Z68 Extreme3 (or Gigabyte z77), which is better?

Intel i5 2500k

Fractal Design Arc mid ATX-case

Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 64 MB 7200 RPM 3.5" SATA III

Corsair Vengeance 4 GB PC3-12800, 1600MHz

Samsung 830 Series 128 GB 2.5" SATA3 SSD Bulk

Asus ENGTX560 Ti DCII/2DI/1GD5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 Ti 1 GB

Corsair CX600W V2 CX-series 600 W ATX

Samsung SH-S222BB 22X DVD+/-RW SATA

And then Windows 7 and some monitor


How it looks? Is there any better ideas?

Sorry for my bad english :D

All advice is appreciated.
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  1. Is there a store you buy from? That looks more like a $700 (US) build than a $1500 (US) build, if you link to a store, I can provide suggestions for better parts.
  2. ^+1 I was thinking the same thing - unless your prices are double that of North America - A GTX670 graphics card has to be in your build.
    -Bruce
  3. As has been said, in a $1500 build you really ought to have a GTX 670, just my opinion.
  4. dish_moose said:
    ^+1 I was thinking the same thing - unless your prices are double that of North America - A GTX670 graphics card has to be in your build.
    -Bruce

    I live in Finland and unfortunately components are pretty expensive in here. I tried to find similar components from a finnish online store but the price i got was pretty similar to the budget, which is around 1200 euros.
  5. Okay, thanks for responses but as tomip said here is more expensive than in UK and US. But in my case the price isn't the mainthing i'd just like to know will i face any problems with this build?
  6. http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/P1-750S-NLB9 89.90 €
    XFX 750W Core Edition ATX-virtalähde, +80 Bronze

    http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/9267/dgtrb/Asus-P8Z77-V-LK-Intel-Z77-LGA1155-ATX-emolevyy 129,90 €
    Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 LGA1155 ATX-emolevy

    http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/36712/dgnhd/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-3-4-GHz-LGA1155-suoritin-boxed 227,90 €
    Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4 GHz LGA1155 -suoritin, boxed

    http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/11884/dhjxh/G-Skill-RipjawsX-DDR3-1600-Mhz-8-GB-2-x-4GB 53,90 €
    G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 1600 Mhz 8 GB (2 x 4GB) -muistimodulipaketti

    http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/41257/dgntg/MSI-N560GTX-Ti-448-Twin-Frozr-III-PE-OC-NVIDIA-GeForce 199,90 €
    MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 Ti 448 core OC 1280 MB näytönohjain PCI-E väylään
  7. ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Intel Z68 LGA1155 ATX 134,90€

    Fractal Design Arc Midi - ATX-case 89,90€

    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 64 MB 7200 RPM 3.5" SATA III (6 Gb/s) 85,90€

    Corsair Vengeance 4 GB PC3-12800, 1600MHz, 240 DIMM 4 GB 26,90€

    Samsung 830 Series 128 GB 2.5" SATA3 SSD Bulk - SSD, bulk 117,90€

    Asus ENGTX560 Ti DCII/2DI/1GD5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 Ti 1 GB PCI-e-väylään 225,90€


    Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3 GHz LGA1155, boxed 211,90€


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 120,90€

    =1014,20€ + some dvd which costs 30€, and all these parts are from verkkokauppa.com.

    So, is this suggest okay? Monitor includes in budget too which was 1200€.
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