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December 3, 2012 6:39:38 AM


Hello,

I've put some time into putting a computer together, and I'd really like to get a second opinion on this. Since I'm not very good at this, I'd especially like to know if all these parts are compatible with one another. I was looking to build a high-end gaming PC within the € 1100-ish budget area, but the fact I got it lower is a plus of course.
The links are to the cheapest online shop in my area (Belgium/Netherlands) so they're in dutch, but the specifications etc are all in english.

Here it goes:

Processor: Intel Core i5 3570 / 3.4 GHz - 4 Cores - € 190,90
Motherboard: ASUS P8H77-M LE - € 75,94
RAM: Corsair XMS3 - € 34.12
Graphics Card: Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 royalQueen - € 216,93
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Green WD20EARX - € 94,90
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus - € 77,94
Power Supply: XFX Core Edition PRO550W - € 59,90
Cooling: No extra cooling, since I don't want to overclock anything
DVD Burner: Samsung SH-118AB - € 16,59
Keypad: Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard - € 67,95
Mouse: Logitech G600 - € 68,90
OS: Windows 8 - € 89

Total price: € 993,06 (1293.85$) --- Keep in mind that prices of computer parts are a lot more expensive in general in Europe ;-)

Link to the full build

Any insights or help would be greatly appreciated!

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December 3, 2012 6:47:17 AM

I would get a different HDD. Having a green drive as your boot drive is not always a good plan, as generally they are slower and can slow down the system.
December 3, 2012 9:20:26 AM

Do you recommend getting a black one instead then, or a separate SSD drive?
December 3, 2012 5:34:06 PM

If you want the space, I would go for a SSD and a storage drive. If you don't really need the space, then a 500GB Caviar Blue should do you fine, or a Caviar Black as well.
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