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October 31, 2012 8:05:06 PM

Hello, i have decided to build my own computer and i need your help! i have filled out the formula, hopefully it will be easier for you to help me then

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Depending on how long it takes for me to find a good build, i can buy everything in 1-2 weeks.

Budget Range: $500-600 (3500 dkk)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing internet, Watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Upgrade: i want to make a brand new one

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: http://www.fcomputer.dk/ http://www.edbpriser.dk/
http://www.labtech.dk/?

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Denmark, Copenhagen.

Parts Preferences: I dont know much about computers and i just want the best for the money!
Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: this is what i use currently: 1440x900 my max res for my screen is 1920*1080

Additional Comments: I would really like a quiet pc. I would also like to be able to use 2 monitors. Some games i play: Dayz, Warz, WoW, CS:GO. Also i have a friend who can help me assemble the computer i just need help picking the right parts so i am sure they fit together. and so that i am sure i will get the best possible with within my budget ($500-600)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i have had my pc for about 7 years and it just cant keep up with the new games anymore. i really want to play games at a decent fps atleast. I dont have a need to play everything on ULTRA i just want to play my games smoothly on medium settings or higher :) 

More about : build 500 600 budget

October 31, 2012 8:07:11 PM

So, would you prefer a silent pc or a quiet one?

I'll have a list for you in 15 minutes. :) 
October 31, 2012 8:07:55 PM

Silent :) 
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October 31, 2012 8:15:21 PM

Hmm... ok. Do you plan on playing at 1080p or 900p? Windows 7 or 8?
October 31, 2012 8:17:17 PM

1440*900 is perfectly fine! and im probaly going with windows 7, also no need to include the OS in overall budget if possible :) 
October 31, 2012 8:20:35 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data Premier Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($35.83 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $606.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Threw this together, without Windows 7 you can bump up to a 7850 or the NVIDIA equivalent (pricewise).
October 31, 2012 8:23:28 PM

Thanks alot mate! the only thing i am thinking right now is these websites, isnt that shipping from US? because if i ship from outside europe the prices will be alot more for me
October 31, 2012 8:25:12 PM

Yeah... That was just a list of the parts themselves, now we need to look at the Danish websites. :) 

I'm working on another list, then I'll see what the Danish retailers have to offer. :) 
October 31, 2012 8:28:58 PM

okay thanks 1000x for the extremely fast and help full answers!!!! you are amazing!!!
October 31, 2012 8:30:25 PM

Here's one with a GTX 660 instead of the 7850 (performs better in BF3, but the 7850 may perform better in other tasks. Generally they perform the same or similar.)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($35.83 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $606.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I don't know how loud the graphics card is, though. Last time I looked into a silent build (two weeks ago) the 7750 was the fastest fanless card.

I realize that I forgot to include an optical drive in the other list -- woops!.

October 31, 2012 8:50:19 PM

thank you alot, from what i understand that is a very decent computer you have set up for me there. Can you help me find out where to buy them inside europe ? :) 
October 31, 2012 8:58:00 PM

I'm on fcomputer.dk. The best I can do with the i3 and the 7770 with a 1TB hard drive is 3600-3700DKK....and that's with a B75 motherboard. I'll keep looking.
October 31, 2012 9:03:14 PM

okay thanks for your time ! i might be able to push my budget limit to 4000 dkk, idk if that helps
October 31, 2012 9:16:26 PM

Ohh! i totally forgot to tell you this, but i have a wdc wd20ears-00mvwb0 harddisk in my computer (i think that is the name of it) with like 1-2 tb space so maybe i can use only that ? :) 
October 31, 2012 9:18:50 PM

Wasn't easy, but this is the best I could get.

WD Blue WD10EZEX - 3.5 "SATA-600 1TB EUR 574

G.Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH - 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10666 EUR 360

AMD Phenom II X4 945/3 GHz processor - AM3 EUR 580

ASUS HD7770-DC-1GD5-V2 - 1GB EUR 907

Samsung SH-222BB - SATA Internal DVD ± RW (± R DL) / DVD-RAM Black EUR 168

ASRock 880GM-LE FX - Micro-ATX AM3 + HD4250 EUR 452

Antec Basiq VP550P - 550W 120 mm EUR 470

Cooler Master Elite 430 - ATX Black EUR 362

Total - 3871DKK

From fcomputer.dk
October 31, 2012 9:20:17 PM

adrian97 said:
Ohh! i totally forgot to tell you this, but i have a wdc wd20ears-00mvwb0 harddisk in my computer (i think that is the name of it) with like 1-2 tb space so maybe i can use only that ? :) 


I have no idea what kind that is, but if you aren't using it now or don't plan on using it in the future, then go for it. Removing the hard drive from this build will bring it down to 3300DKK which means you can upgrade to the 965. :D 
October 31, 2012 9:23:52 PM

I am using it in the computer i use right now, but im thinking when i make the new computer i will just take it out of this one, and put in the new one? :) 

Can you link me to the 965?

and thanks so much for the list! i really appreciate your work. are you sure all the parts will fit together? :) 
October 31, 2012 9:36:07 PM

Got it all ready to buy! cant believe you did this so fast! this is what i have in my shopping basket, just to make sure, is it all there? :) 

WD Blue WD10EZEX - 3.5″ SATA-600 1TB
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH - 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10666
ASRock 880GM-LE FX - Micro-ATX HD4250 AM3+
ASUS HD7770-DC-1GD5-V2 - 1GB
Samsung SH-222BB - SATA Intern DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM Sort
Antec Basiq VP550P - 550W 120 mm
Cooler Master Elite 430 - ATX Sort
AMD Phenom II X4 965 / 3.4 GHz Processor - AM3
October 31, 2012 9:39:44 PM

also will this computer be able to play sound?
October 31, 2012 9:40:55 PM

Yup! :) 

Also, if you wanted to overclock then I'd recommend picking up a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ cooler, the AMD one is kinda ehhh. It's fine for 3.4GHz, but not much more.
http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/k%C3%B8ling/cpu/cooler...

I also can't guarantee the volume, finding silent components is difficult, and sometimes more expensive.
October 31, 2012 9:40:59 PM

And yes, it can play sound. The motherboard has a built in sound card.
October 31, 2012 9:49:42 PM

Thanks alot, i think i will just stick to this (no overclock) simply because it sounds difficult and risky since i do not know much about overclocking. once again thanks for your help my friend :) 
October 31, 2012 9:51:09 PM

My pleasure. :) 
!