Gaming pc from 800-900 dollars request!

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.
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  1. 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=N82E16813157315

    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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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/dp/B006TVQTHW/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348687216&sr=1-3 £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/dp/B005TDTV0S/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348687436&sr=1-4 £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-Express/dp/B008P4ZS64/ref=sr_1_9?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348686517&sr=1-9 £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-Processor-Cache/dp/B007RMH0MU/ref=sr_1_13?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348687099&sr=1-13 £145.90
    Intel FC-LGA12C Core i5-3450 Processor (6M Cache, 3.50 GHz)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006YG94Y2/ref=s9_simh_bw_p147_d1_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0Y3VMP12Z3MFASYP6D1A&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=228922307&pf_rd_i=428655031 £27.49
    Crucial Ballistix BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU 8GB (4GB x2) DDR3 Memory Kit

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-22x-SATA-DVD-Writer/dp/B004VU7MFQ/ref=pd_sim_computers_6 £14.95
    Samsung 22x SATA DVD Writer - Black (Bare Drive Only)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HD103SJ-internal-SATAII-7200RPM/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_12?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348687279&sr=1-12 £63.55
    Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB internal Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache 7200RPM – OEM

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11199-03-20G-HD7870-GDDR5-Graphics/dp/B007MSI5AK/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348687504&sr=1-2 £187.89
    Sapphire 11199-03-20G HD7870 2GB GDDR5 OC Graphics Card
  4. 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!!!
  5. 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/dp/B006TVQTHW/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348687216&sr=1-3 £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/dp/B005TDTV0S/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348687436&sr=1-4 £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-Express/dp/B008P4ZS64/ref=sr_1_9?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348686517&sr=1-9 £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-Processor-Cache/dp/B007RMH0MU/ref=sr_1_13?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348687099&sr=1-13 £145.90
    Intel FC-LGA12C Core i5-3450 Processor (6M Cache, 3.50 GHz)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006YG94Y2/ref=s9_simh_bw_p147_d1_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0Y3VMP12Z3MFASYP6D1A&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=228922307&pf_rd_i=428655031 £27.49
    Crucial Ballistix BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU 8GB (4GB x2) DDR3 Memory Kit

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-22x-SATA-DVD-Writer/dp/B004VU7MFQ/ref=pd_sim_computers_6 £14.95
    Samsung 22x SATA DVD Writer - Black (Bare Drive Only)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HD103SJ-internal-SATAII-7200RPM/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_12?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348687279&sr=1-12 £63.55
    Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB internal Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache 7200RPM – OEM

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11199-03-20G-HD7870-GDDR5-Graphics/dp/B007MSI5AK/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348687504&sr=1-2 £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?
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. From the benchmarks Iv'e seen...

    660 ti > 7870 > 660 > 7850
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Not sure what the prices are gonna look like for your location but this is around $800 US.
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