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Gaming pc from 800-900 dollars request!

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September 26, 2012 5:57:20 PM

Hello, it's my first time posting a thread in this forums and I think this is a nice community. :) 

Basicaly, I'm in thoughts of getting a new desktop. I currently have a shitty laptop and I don't know much about desktops. The main reason I want it is for gaming. I'd really appreciate if someone could make a build and check prices (including shipping to Cyprus). My budget it around $800 to $900. Don't include OS, keyboard, mouse and monitor in the build. :) 

Approximate Purchase Date: I'm making some research before I purchase it, so it could take 2-3 weeks.

Budget Range: As I already said, $800-$900.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>Watching HD Movies>Surfing the Internet

Are you buying a monitor: No, I already have one.

Do you need to buy OS: No, don't need to buy one.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com I guess? Despite the fact that I've never ordered anything from there before.

Location: Limassol, Cyprus (Greek island)

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: I don't really know what overclocking is, but I won't game for more than 6 hours straight I guess.

SLI or Crossfire: What's that? :o 

Your Monitor Resolution: I'll get a monitor later actually.

Additional Comments: Would prefer a small case, that doesn't take up much spaec.
September 26, 2012 6:19:11 PM

paul2906 said:
Hello, it's my first time posting a thread in this forums and I think this is a nice community. :) 

Basicaly, I'm in thoughts of getting a new desktop. I currently have a shitty laptop and I don't know much about desktops. The main reason I want it is for gaming. I'd really appreciate if someone could make a build and check prices (including shipping to Cyprus). My budget it around $800 to $900. Don't include OS, keyboard, mouse and monitor in the build. :) 

Approximate Purchase Date: I'm making some research before I purchase it, so it could take 2-3 weeks.

Budget Range: As I already said, $800-$900.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>Watching HD Movies>Surfing the Internet

Are you buying a monitor: No, I already have one.

Do you need to buy OS: No, don't need to buy one.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com I guess? Despite the fact that I've never ordered anything from there before.

Location: Limassol, Cyprus (Greek island)

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: I don't really know what overclocking is, but I won't game for more than 6 hours straight I guess.

SLI or Crossfire: What's that? :o 

Your Monitor Resolution: I'll get a monitor later actually.

Additional Comments: Would prefer a small case, that doesn't take up much spaec.



I can't help you when it comes to shipping, but I will assume it is a lot. Therefore I will make this a $700 build for now. First thing is I would suggest:

-i5-3330 $190

-Sapphire 7950 $300

-ASROCK Motherboard $52
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That should leave enough room for RAM (get 2x4gb), a psu, disc drive, PSU, HDD, and a Case. Find those things and add up the whole price (including shippping) and I will help you from there.
September 26, 2012 7:21:09 PM

Overclocking is forcing a higher Ghz/voltage for your CPU/GPU/RAM to increase performance.
SLI/Crossfire is multiple GPUs together.

@above poster why not i5-3450?
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a b 4 Gaming
September 26, 2012 7:26:29 PM

This is in GBP but you can use Amazon.de (Germany) and that's in Euro's.



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Tower/d... £50.50
Antec Three Hundred Two Midi Tower Case - ATX, M-ATX, M-ITX, 2 x USB 3.0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/550w-Power-Supply-Unit-Edition/... £48.86
Xfx Pro 550w Power Supply Unit (core Edition) (Manf Part Code: P1-550S-UKB9)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8B75-M-LX-Motherboard-PCI... £51.44
Asus P8B75-M LX Motherboard (Intel B75, DDR3 RAM, SATA 6GB/s, Micro ATX, USB 3.0, PCI-Express 3.0, GPU Boost, Asus UEFI BIOS, Socket 1155)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-FC-LGA12C-i5-3450-Process... £145.90
Intel FC-LGA12C Core i5-3450 Processor (6M Cache, 3.50 GHz)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006YG94Y2/ref=s9_si... £27.49
Crucial Ballistix BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU 8GB (4GB x2) DDR3 Memory Kit

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-22x-SATA-DVD-Writer/dp/... £14.95
Samsung 22x SATA DVD Writer - Black (Bare Drive Only)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HD103SJ-internal-SATAII... £63.55
Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB internal Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache 7200RPM – OEM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11199-03-20G-HD7870-GD... £187.89
Sapphire 11199-03-20G HD7870 2GB GDDR5 OC Graphics Card
September 27, 2012 3:47:23 AM

bartsome said:
Overclocking is forcing a higher Ghz/voltage for your CPU/GPU/RAM to increase performance.
SLI/Crossfire is multiple GPUs together.

@above poster why not i5-3450?


I didn't see it on newegg lol. It's $5 more and honestly I say you go cheapest i5 or best. No reason to screw around in the middle. However there is a deal on newegg now for $15 off, so get that one!!!
September 27, 2012 6:24:46 PM

Why_Me said:
This is in GBP but you can use Amazon.de (Germany) and that's in Euro's.



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Tower/d... £50.50
Antec Three Hundred Two Midi Tower Case - ATX, M-ATX, M-ITX, 2 x USB 3.0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/550w-Power-Supply-Unit-Edition/... £48.86
Xfx Pro 550w Power Supply Unit (core Edition) (Manf Part Code: P1-550S-UKB9)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8B75-M-LX-Motherboard-PCI... £51.44
Asus P8B75-M LX Motherboard (Intel B75, DDR3 RAM, SATA 6GB/s, Micro ATX, USB 3.0, PCI-Express 3.0, GPU Boost, Asus UEFI BIOS, Socket 1155)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-FC-LGA12C-i5-3450-Process... £145.90
Intel FC-LGA12C Core i5-3450 Processor (6M Cache, 3.50 GHz)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006YG94Y2/ref=s9_si... £27.49
Crucial Ballistix BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU 8GB (4GB x2) DDR3 Memory Kit

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-22x-SATA-DVD-Writer/dp/... £14.95
Samsung 22x SATA DVD Writer - Black (Bare Drive Only)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HD103SJ-internal-SATAII... £63.55
Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB internal Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache 7200RPM – OEM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11199-03-20G-HD7870-GD... £187.89
Sapphire 11199-03-20G HD7870 2GB GDDR5 OC Graphics Card



Well, this seems legit. Can anyone else confirm if this is a good build or not? Or if I should add, change something?
September 27, 2012 6:35:41 PM

paul2906 said:
Well, this seems legit. Can anyone else confirm if this is a good build or not? Or if I should add, change something?

looks good, but the gtx 660 is the same price as that graphics card and it performs better
September 27, 2012 9:24:00 PM

computernoob29 said:
looks good, but the gtx 660 is the same price as that graphics card and it performs better


No it is not! The 7870 easily is stronger. A 660 can OC to 660Ti strength, but a 7870 can OC decently past that and even reach the 7950.
a b 4 Gaming
September 27, 2012 9:57:49 PM

From the benchmarks Iv'e seen...

660 ti > 7870 > 660 > 7850
September 28, 2012 4:50:47 AM

Why_Me said:
From the benchmarks Iv'e seen...

660 ti > 7870 > 660 > 7850


This is true though I must stress that the 660ti is NOT much stronger and is beaten by the 7870 in quite a few benchmarks. Price/performance the 660 and 7870 are your best bet.
a b 4 Gaming
September 28, 2012 10:19:39 AM

In general, with that range of cards, Radeon can be considered better value, overall. However, nVidia perform particularly well in a lot of the most popular games, like BF3. It really is a case of looking at benchmarks, to judge which is best, for the games YOU particularly want to play.
June 16, 2013 3:08:51 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/SmittyMIZ/saved/1MrO This is a non-overclocked build that I'm gonna build. The i5-3350p is a great and efficient quad-core processor if you aren't going to overclock, and paired with the H77m motherboard you are going to save quite a bit of money. This will allow you to get a Radeon 7950 which is pretty beastly and you can overclock quite well without increasing voltage. The case is great for the price.
June 16, 2013 3:11:13 PM

Not sure what the prices are gonna look like for your location but this is around $800 US.
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