New build 500€-700€-($600-$900)> Mobo,PSU,Case?

Hello all!
Currently I have core2duo E4500, AsusP5B, HD2600XT(passive heat). Time to upgrade. I plan on buying GPU a bit later, somewhere I saw new onchip GPU(HD4000) is on pair with HD2600XT ?

Approximate Purchase Date: : 1 month or till end of this year.
Budget Range: around 400€-500€ without GPU-no hard budget limits, if something is way better for a little extra that is OK.
System Usage: Ussually my current comp is ok, better performance will be helpfull for: video/music editing and gaming
Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: : everything, including case. (no keyboard or mouse though)
Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or (usually better all at one place, because of difference in shipping cost and that it is sold by Amazon)
Location: EU, no cheap shops around.

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, always had Asus mobo, but I am open to suggestions. Reliabilty is important to me.

Overclocking: Yes, but later. (possibly with stock fan, I heard it goes ok?-although later mabe with better fan)
SLI or Crossfire: No.

Your Monitor Resolution: 2 monitors: 1920x1080 and 1680x1050. Question? Can you have double monitor in the way that you set one in onchip graphics and one in the other GPU? (heard 2 monitors makes a GPU way hotter and louder?)

Additional Comments: I like more classy or simple case not full-on gaming one,but am more value/good airflow oriented here, so if there is a cheap case that kicks ass, I'll survive the looks. Would like USB3 and HD audio if possible. (but yeah price/performance more important)

All I know for sure :

CPU: Core i5- 3570K (UK=205€, DE= 214€)


RAM: Corsair-CMZ 8GB 1600 Vengence OK? (UK=40.7€, DE= 39,10€)

MotherBoard: (z77) Asus P8Z77 -V (UK=152€, DE=163,89€)

Question: what about LE, LK, LX versions? Do they overclock as good and I don't need Wifi or 2 GPUs option. Just USB3 front panel and reliabilty and lowest heat :)
What about Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 or some Gigabyte alternatives that are better for my needs and can save me some bucks?
GPU: Radeon HD 6850 Probably! Or whatever will be best buy in that rang 150€ HD 7850 or so. Will buy it at leat 1 month later than otherstuff. I always had Ati GPU, but I take whatever is better. I write this here just for knowledge of Mobo and PSU and so

So what PSU do I need, how strong? This one not good? LC 650W bronze80 55 to 65€ (63€ near me)
Any case suggestion? Don't know about HDD as well, I'm ok with whatever size has most sense price-wise(1TB?), didn't plan to take SDD now, a bit expansive for my budget atm.

The best suggestions would be sweet and also some alternative suggestions to stuff this in 500€ bracket without GPU.

Thank you!!!
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  1. ^erm, that build goes a bit over his budget.
    Cooler Master PSUs aren't that great either, and 850w is major overkill
    You'll only need 500w for a single GPU, and 650w for Crossfire with the 7870.

    He doesn't wanna Crossfire either, so the Extreme4 isn't really needed.

    @SeanKor - Here,

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€214.85 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€92.71 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€38.94 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€70.79 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (€52.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€56.01 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Total: €526.28
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    That's without the GPU and optical drive. I can't find a cheap one, just grab the cheapest optical drive you can get your eyes on. :)
  2. @redheat2010
    Thank you for reply, but yeah in EU some things are even more expensive.


    Oh thank you! Ah another Mobo, now I will need to read about this chipset as well :P
    really helpful information on other stuff :) So 500W (or 450W) is enough for me, now I know what to aim for. Even if I overclock a little or that makes no difference?
    I like the case as the reviews already :)
  3. GPU is the biggest factor in selecting a PSU imo, so I can't answer that 'til you have a definite decision on what card to get.
    Though it's usually a 500w minimum for almost any card in your budget.
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