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New gaming pc budget ~680 GBP /1065 USD

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August 27, 2012 6:49:13 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within two weeks

Budget Range: Around 680 GBP /1065 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly gaming :D 

Are you buying a monitor: No sir!

Parts to Upgrade: Complete tower

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com but I live in sweden, so things are a bit more expensive, 1000 usd tops is perhaps a better budget.

Location: Sweden :D  I am buying from cdon.se for any swedes out there!

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU, if you dont convince me otherwise!

Overclocking: Maybe in the future, but i dont plan for it

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future when my gpu doesnt cut it. But considering the budget, perhaps not is a better choice.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would love to get some advice, since my knowledge of making budget builds is minimal.. The games I am aiming at right now is Borderlands 2, Battlefield 3, GTA V and Guildwars 2.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My school pc doesnt cut it anymore.. And my friend is upgrading to a 670 so i want to join him, atleast try to :p 
Thank you in advance!
// Kevin
August 27, 2012 7:27:51 PM

Thank you for that quick respond and sorry that I missed that...
I looked at it and realized that the prices are way higher in sweden.. This is my plan:

Cooler Master Elite 430 Tower No PSU Black ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 8GB (KIT) DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24/VENGEANCE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Power Supply 600W GS 80 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H Intel H77 4xDDR3 CrossFireX Socket 1155 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660Ti OC 2GB DDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCIe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Socket 1155 Box
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 5000AAKX 500GB 7200rpm 16MB SATA-3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I still may have room for some improvment, what do you suggest?
Thank you!
// Kevin
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August 28, 2012 7:24:24 AM

Any1? :) 
a b 4 Gaming
August 28, 2012 4:47:24 PM

It's all compatible.

If you're looking to save money:
I would suggest considering getting the i5-3450 as it is ~200KR cheaper than the i5-3550 and the only difference is 0.2GHz/200MHz difference in clock speed.

Here's some cheaper RAM that is probably more reliable and will perform exactly the same as the Corsair Vengeance:
Crucial BallistiX Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS9 1.5V (379KR)
It also has the advantage of being 'low profile', so it will fit under large aftermarket CPU heatsinks, if you ever decide to install one, whereas the Vengeance heatspreaders are very tall and would restrict your choice in CPU cooler.

If you want to spend more money then I'd say that it can be a good idea to spend more on the case and/or PSU because if these two items are high quality, durable, flexible and visually appealing (moreso for the case) then they can last for a very long time. I'd personally describe the case and PSU you've selected as good enough components, if you're happy with them then that's good for you.

For a gaming build the most important component is the graphics card, so if you want to maximise gaming performance then you should put as much money into the graphics card.
August 28, 2012 6:07:24 PM

Thank you for the information!
The budget is approximate so I am more looking for an upgrade rather than saving money. The build is pretty cheap already. :D 
I am going for a lowprofile RAM that you suggest to make the computer more "futuresafe".
Do you have any suggestions on a better case and/or a PSU?
Thank you!
//Kevin
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