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September 12, 2012 3:29:51 PM

Hello!

I already have list of parts for the PC, I just really need some advice about their compability (of parts that is). Just so that the PC won't blow up or get on fire on startup. And not get laggy as hell too. (it's pretty much standard home PC, just with some more advanced hardware in order not to get outdated too soon. PC will be used to play games sometimes, watch HD movies, surf the internet... Maybe some Photoshopping).


Approximate Purchase Date: (this week)

Budget Range: 600-650 euros

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Basic usage, some gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, OS, mouse, monitor, etc. (only need the system block itself)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: As I live in a small country, then - http://atf.ee/

Country: Estonia

Parts Preferences: Intel Sandy Bridge processor

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No


List of Parts:

CPU: Intel I5 2500
Mobo: Asrock H77 PRO4-M
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blue PC3-12800 1600MHz 8GB CL9 (9-9-9-27)(Kit of 2 - 4GB) XMP
HDD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black
Case: Coolermaster 370
PSU: Xilence 550W SPS-XP550.(12)R3
GPU: Gigabyte HD7850 2GB OC

Thanks in advance!

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September 12, 2012 3:36:10 PM

for a home PC you can build something much cheaper, here:


CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $650.92
September 12, 2012 3:43:39 PM

idroid said:
for a home PC you can build something much cheaper, here:


CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $650.92


Including tax in my country (20%) it's the same price... Also an I5 would be nice to keep this thing from upgrading for the next 2-3 years at least
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September 12, 2012 3:48:21 PM

Cylowatt said:
Including tax in my country (20%) it's the same price... Also an I5 would be nice to keep this thing from upgrading for the next 2-3 years at least

20% TAX?! :ouch: 
September 12, 2012 3:55:35 PM

mocchan said:
20% TAX?! :ouch: 

For every item brought outside of the European Union you must pay 20% additional tax of its price. People, we're poor here :D D
That's why I suggested http://atf.ee/ site. It's regional, no additional taxes. English version available (top right corner of the screen).
September 12, 2012 4:00:20 PM

You scared me for a second, I thought you meant within your country :sweat: 

I don't have time for choosing parts from that site now, but If you still need help when I get back home from work, I'll definitely see what I can find on your site :) 

Good luck! Be back in ~6 hours.
September 12, 2012 4:03:07 PM

mocchan said:
You scared me for a second, I thought you meant within your country :sweat: 

I don't have time for choosing parts from that site now, but If you still need help when I get back home from work, I'll definitely see what I can find on your site :) 

Good luck! Be back in ~6 hours.


Thanks! I appreciate that!

P.S every single thing in the country has this tax included in the price. I think I's called sales tax in English... In America it's something like 5%. 20% here... Buying stuff from Germany could be nice, but not every shop ships here.
September 12, 2012 4:33:49 PM

Cylowatt said:
Thanks! I appreciate that!

P.S every single thing in the country has this tax included in the price. I think I's called sales tax in English... In America it's something like 5%. 20% here... Buying stuff from Germany could be nice, but not every shop ships here.


Value add tax? VAT 20%.

You buy a car=20% tax, car tax £200 yearly, MOT=20%, parts 20%, fuel 50%+ income tax etc, in this country by the end of it we pay 60% tax and we get hardly anything with it except bailout the EU.
September 13, 2012 12:21:46 AM

Alright, this rig will cost around 30 Euros over-budget, but I feel it will yield the best price/performance ratio you can buy :) 

Intel Core i5 3450 - http://atf.ee/computer_components/cpu/cpu-intel/intel-c...

ASRock H77M - http://atf.ee/computer_components/motherboards/motherbo...

Kingston HyperX 2x4GB 1600Mhz - http://atf.ee/computer_components/ram/kingston-hyperx-b...

MSI Twin Frozr Radeon HD7870 - http://atf.ee/computer_components/vga/msi-hd-7870-2gb-t...

WD Caviar Blue 500GB - http://atf.ee/computer_components/hdd/hdd-internal-35/w...

OCZ ZS Series 550w - http://atf.ee/computer_components/psu/ocz-550w-zs/#prod

Cooler Master Elite 370 - http://atf.ee/computer_components/cases/coolermaster-el...

Total - 673.10 Euro

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to let me know and I'll be more than happy to be of assistance :) 
September 13, 2012 12:05:52 PM

mocchan said:
Alright, this rig will cost around 30 Euros over-budget, but I feel it will yield the best price/performance ratio you can buy :) 

Intel Core i5 3450 - http://atf.ee/computer_components/cpu/cpu-intel/intel-c...

ASRock H77M - http://atf.ee/computer_components/motherboards/motherbo...

Kingston HyperX 2x4GB 1600Mhz - http://atf.ee/computer_components/ram/kingston-hyperx-b...

MSI Twin Frozr Radeon HD7870 - http://atf.ee/computer_components/vga/msi-hd-7870-2gb-t...

WD Caviar Blue 500GB - http://atf.ee/computer_components/hdd/hdd-internal-35/w...

OCZ ZS Series 550w - http://atf.ee/computer_components/psu/ocz-550w-zs/#prod

Cooler Master Elite 370 - http://atf.ee/computer_components/cases/coolermaster-el...

Total - 673.10 Euro

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to let me know and I'll be more than happy to be of assistance :) 


Thanks a lot! I think it will do... But do I need any additional wires? SATA or else? Because AFAIR HDDs are usually sold without one.
September 13, 2012 9:21:34 PM

Your motherboard should come with all the necessary cables :)  You shouldn't worry about it.
September 14, 2012 2:16:54 PM

mocchan said:
Your motherboard should come with all the necessary cables :)  You shouldn't worry about it.


Thanks again! Could have done it wrong if not your help. Gonna get the parts soon.

P.S The price is 690 euro, as you have given the wrong link for the RAM (2x2GB, not 2x4GB)
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