First Gaming Rig

Hey i want to get a good gaming pc for around 650 euro. ive never built one myself before though. Heres the sticky

Approximate Purchase Date:Christmas

Budget Range: 650-750 euro

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web, Office , movies
Are you buying a monitor: Yes /


Parts to Upgrade: New build
Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Location: dublin, ireland

Parts Preferences: best for my needs ?

Overclocking: new to this, dont know how/ should i do it?


SLI or Crossfireont know the difference

Your Monitor Resolution: best possible for price

Additional Comments: usually play older games, but want to be able to play new ones.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: pla new games, old laptop getting old..

I'm located in Ireland, so physical stores here or the best ones in your opinion :)

thanks!
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  1. I can't help with euro shops or prices.

    Look at this tom's $500 budget gaming pc as an example of what you can build.
    The prices and products are no longer relevant, but the budget allocation is.
    Note, that they budgeted 2x the price of the cpu for the graphics card.
    That is not a bad rule of thumb to follow since most games are more graphics limited than cpu limited.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-pc-overclocking-pc-building,3273.html

    Post a preliminary list of parts and prices from where you might shop, and you will get some good replies.
  2. Something around this:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/nkD0

    So:
    Cpu : 2 cores at 3,3ghz
    Ram : 8Gb CL10
    GPU : MSI GTX 650
    Screen : 20'' , 1920x1080, 5ms response(sorry, 2 ms are expensive at 1920x1080)
    OS : Windows 7 64 bit home Edition

    Notice that buying a screen and windows 7 blows a bit chunk of you budget.
  3. Good list from blacknemesist

    Except... I would make that 8gb ram a 2 stick kit of 2 x 4gb so you can run in dual channel mode.
  4. http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/nkMv

    New setup with 2x4gb.

    Thought I had filtered for 8 gb with 2 modules :p

    Its ~3eru more expensive but its worth it.Dual channel and you don't loose 8gb ram when it malfunctions(and it will unfortunately).CL9
  5. blacknemesist said:
    Something around this:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/nkD0

    So:
    Cpu : 2 cores at 3,3ghz
    Ram : 8Gb CL10
    GPU : MSI GTX 650
    Screen : 20'' , 1920x1080, 5ms response(sorry, 2 ms are expensive at 1920x1080)
    OS : Windows 7 64 bit home Edition

    Notice that buying a screen and windows 7 blows a bit chunk of you budget.


    Nice list, but wouldn't it be better to get a HD 7750 or 7770? 7750 is cheaper than 650
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