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October 31, 2012 7:34:05 PM

SLI or Crossfire: No
Intended use: gaming and movies
Location: Bucharest, Romania
No overclocking.
Purchase date: this week; worst case, next week

Dropped overclocking- too loud and expensive; still want a special rig so i'm going for silent:) 

I've linked parts to the site from wich i'll buy them. The prices are converted in US dollars (1$=3.487 lei):
Mobo: Asrock H77 PRO4/MVP - 125$
Processor: IntelĀ® CoreTM i5-3470 - 254$
HDD: Western Digital Blue, 1TB, 64MB, 7200rpm - 104$
RAM: Dual Channel Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB), 1600MHz, Vengeance Lp - 57.5$
Chassis: Cooler Master Silencio 450 - 77.5$
PSU: Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze - 97.5$
GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7770 Vapor-X 175$
Monitor: LED Philips 21.5", 226V4LSB 149$
DVD-RW: Asus DRW-24B5ST 23$

Total= 1063$

Awaiting opinions.

I'm also looking for a mouse and keyboard(wired - i hate batteries) that are silent before anything (the "perks" of living with the gf- a rat at night). What i found was this: Nexus Silent SM-8500B for a mouse, but i'm opened to suggestions. Also the keyboard 25-35$, wired, silent>ghosting>iluminated.

Thank you!

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a b K Overclocking
October 31, 2012 7:47:34 PM

Looks like a solid build to me. I don't see anything I'd change.

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October 31, 2012 7:51:00 PM

Go for a SSD!
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a b K Overclocking
October 31, 2012 7:55:59 PM

Looks good to me. The only thing I would change is maybe drop the CPU to an i3-3220 and upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7870 but otherwise it looks good.
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November 1, 2012 5:11:50 AM


FinneousPJ said:
Go for a SSD!


i don't have the money to go for an SSD and even if i would have something extra, i would buy a better gpu

g-unit1111 said:
Looks good to me. The only thing I would change is maybe drop the CPU to an i3-3220 and upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7870 but otherwise it looks good.


it would save me less then 100$ and the cheapest 7870 is 338$

Man, parts are so expensive here...
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a b K Overclocking
November 1, 2012 5:28:33 AM

Shodoman said:
Man, parts are so expensive here...


I noticed. :) 
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November 1, 2012 7:20:05 AM

If you want silence over anything then you have to get a SSD.
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November 1, 2012 7:24:53 AM

FinneousPJ said:
If you want silence over anything then you have to get a SSD.

Lol HDDs make about 5 decibels of noise. Even my crappy external hard drive cannot be heard from a few inches away

Drop the i5 to an i3 and get the 7870
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November 1, 2012 7:52:12 AM

Silence over anything :p 
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November 1, 2012 9:57:12 AM

FinneousPJ said:
If you want silence over anything then you have to get a SSD.


The silence over anything remark was for mouse and keyboard, anything referring to illuminated, gaming or sort. And even if a get a ssd i still need a hdd.
And if a get an ssd i'd have to get a 128gb one, as having low loading time only for windows is pointless to me (i change cloths from street to house during).
Plus i'm a patient person and don't mind the loading time. I will get and ssd somewhere in the future.

angaddev said:
Lol HDDs make about 5 decibels of noise. Even my crappy external hard drive cannot be heard from a few inches away

Drop the i5 to an i3 and get the 7870


As stated above, don't have the money for it. Hell, i will already eat only bread with mustard for a week just to get my keyboard and mouse. And I don't feel that a 7850 over a 7770 is worth the drop from i5 to i3.
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November 1, 2012 10:11:19 AM

Oh, I see, I must have misunderstood.

Getting the SSD later sucks because you'll have to reinstall Windows onto it.
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November 1, 2012 11:17:45 AM

yes, that will be an issue...i didn't think there would be a day when a mass storage device could be the bottleneck of a system.

Any thoughts on the monitor, keyboard and mouse? I know they are not performance related but they are the main way of feeling your PC, so they play an important role:) 
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November 1, 2012 3:25:45 PM

I'm not really into expensive keyboards and mouses but I do like monitors. I'd definitely recommend at least a 1920 x 1200 (not 1080) screen or an even bigger one.
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November 1, 2012 7:28:01 PM

Best answer selected by Shodoman.
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November 1, 2012 7:32:21 PM

Thanks for your answers! Made the purchase few minutes ago. Hope i'll be able to put together the whole thing.
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