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500€ Matx Gaming Build

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November 2, 2012 9:30:10 AM

Looking for suggestions on a 500€ (600$) MAtx gaming build, for playing racing games such as Iracing, Richard Burns Rally and occasionally Football Manager. Can it be done?
Budget Range: €500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Iracing), Office, Web

Are you buying a monitor: No

Location: Portugal

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

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a b 4 Gaming
November 2, 2012 11:25:17 AM

You should easily be able to play those games with almost any system with a graphics card. I realise you're in Portugal but I'll use Newegg for reference.

Intel Pentium G620
2x2GB G.Skill NS 1333Mhz
ASRock H61M-DGS
Sapphire HD 6670 1GB
Samsung Spinpoint F4 320GB 7200RPM
Corsair CX-430 430W
Fractal Design Core 1000
LiteON DVD Burner

Total - $336.92 on Newegg

I'm sure you could pick up a similar build for €350 max. That would wipe the floor with those games and could even play more demanding modern games if you play on medium settings. (Low for the really demanding ones)
a b 4 Gaming
November 2, 2012 1:27:31 PM

Using pcpartpicker deutschland for reference.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€90.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
CPU Cooler: Scythe SCMN-2000 92.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (€29.07 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (€60.44 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€36.49 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€70.77 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card (€100.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€60.48 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Total: €449.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

There's no mATX cases for some reason on that site.
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December 12, 2012 9:32:21 PM

Based on your previous suggestions I came up with these components:

INTEL PENTIUM G860 3.0GHZ SANDY BRIDGE
Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-H61M-S1
Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 X2
Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB SATA3
Club 3D Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5
XFX PRO SERIES 550W Core Edition
(case to be selected)

Total: 436,60 Euros

Any thoughts guys?

Thanks.
December 13, 2012 12:07:32 PM

Bump!
December 13, 2012 12:16:27 PM

jpmarques said:
Based on your previous suggestions I came up with these components:

INTEL PENTIUM G860 3.0GHZ SANDY BRIDGE
Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-H61M-S1
Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 X2
Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB SATA3
Club 3D Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5
XFX PRO SERIES 550W Core Edition
(case to be selected)

Total: 436,60 Euros

Any thoughts guys?

Thanks.


You do not require a custom CPU cooler..get a GPU from sapphire, gigabyte, asus or xfx brands..if budget allows get a 7770..you don't need a 550w psu..get a corsair CX 430..and for a case you can get a bitfenix merc alpha, NZXT gamma, rosewill challenger or coolermaster 311..for the motherboard a gigabyte is fine but i'd go with an Asus p8 h61 mlx
December 13, 2012 12:22:45 PM

if your monitor resolution is something like 1440*900 or less get the 7750 and if its 1600*900 or above get the 7770.
December 13, 2012 12:30:19 PM

Thanks for the input.

I think i'm going with 7750, as my monitor resolution isn't very high.

Are all of the components suggested, compatible with mAtx case?

Do you recommend any mATX cases?

Thanks,
December 13, 2012 1:07:59 PM

The cases i gave above are the cheapest good cases..NZXT gamma is smaller compared to the other cases..i do not know any good budget matx cases..sorry.

edit: yes..they are compatible with an matx case
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