Building a PC for my friend

Hello, I'm helping out a friend who wants to build a gaming PC and I think a I have a fairly good build but I don't know if it is the best it can be so I am going to ask here.

We live In Norway so the price it a bit higher in here than in a lot of other countries because the tax is fairly high. Here is the build:

Not to be changed parts:

Medi Tower Case:
- In-Win Fanqua Midi Tower: 549 NOK = 95.7$


Cables:
2x HDMI cables 2m gold conectors: 498 NOK = 86.8$

Screens:
Samsung 21,5" LED SyncMaster S22B350H: 1195 NOK = 208.3$


Changable parts:

Motherboard:
- Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H, Socket-1155 : 1149 NOK = 200.3$

Power supply(PSU):
- Corsair AX 750W : 1350 NOK = 235.4$
We really dont want to change this due to
cable managment.

CPU:
- Intel® Core i5-3570K : 1679 NOK = 292.7$

Ram:
- Kingston ValueR. DDR3 1333MHz 12GB : 449 NOK = 78.2$

GPU:
- PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5 : 1795 NOK = 313.0$
We can change to an Nvidia card but they get
more expensive if he want to upgrade to
SLI later down the line.

Hard Drives:
- Samsung SSD 830 Series 128GB 2.5" OEM 749 NOK = 130.6$
- Seagate Barracuda® 1TB: 599 NOK = 104.4$

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Total Price : 10012 NOK = 1745.7$

All the parts are bought from a Norwegian site called Komplett.no


It had been to much help if someone could suggest better parts or something equivalent to a lower price. It cant be more than 1900$. links to the site we are using(Komplett.no) had been much appreciated.

Thanks for your time :)

PS. CD-Rom is something that we already have and he buys 2 HDMI cables because I got a second screen for him. ;)
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  1. First off the RAM you chose is meant for LGA 1366 systems, it won't work on LGA 1155 systems. I wouldn't spend that much money on a motherboard - you could drop that to something like the Asrock Extreme 4 and then upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7950.

    For that budget I'd try something like this:

    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 - 945.00 Kr
    PSU: Corsair AX 750 - 1350.00 Kr
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - 1149.00 Kr
    CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - 1679.00 Kr
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - 345.00 Kr
    HD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue - 649.00 Kr
    RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile DDR3 1600MHz 1.5V - 339.00 Kr
    Optical: Samsung 22X DVD Burner - 195.00 Kr
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 - 2299.00 Kr
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 849.00 Kr

    Total: 9.779.00 Kr (USD $1,703.13) :ouch:
  2. Hi
    If you plan on overclocking then you're okay , BUT
    if not, THEN
    save some money and get Z75 or H77 motheboard and i5-3470.
    Little side note: might go for 1600 mhz ram, to get little more speed, but 1333 also fine. But what i don't get why you need 12 GB of it? Even today most of games use 4 GB. But just to be sure you can get 8 GB. But 12 is just overkill.
  3. butremor said:
    Hi
    If you plan on overclocking then you're okay , BUT
    if not, THEN
    save some money and get Z75 or H77 motheboard and i5-3470.
    Little side note: might go for 1600 mhz ram, to get little more speed, but 1333 also fine. But what i don't get why you need 12 GB of it? Even today most of games use 4 GB. But just to be sure you can get 8 GB. But 12 is just overkill.


    I think the RAM that was chosen was RAM that's meant for X58 systems - hence the 3 x 4GB configuration. It's not meant for LGA 1155 (Sandy / Ivy Bridge) systems.
  4. well thanks for telling me that the ram was incompatible :) I might have to update the list because of there is some parts that is not in the list


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