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January 2, 2013 11:50:28 PM

Hello community i came here for some questions. I want to get another Desktop PC just for me and my current now(which is in signature) i will give to an older brother. That PC i want to give to brother is good trough, but my mom told me she want to buy me PC with mine and her money, so half mine half her money. So my budget will be 300 euros minimum. But i will not want to buy for only 300 i will probably save up to 350e or 400e. So lets say i have 350 euros to spend on: Case,keyboard,mouse,psu,cpu,gpu,ram,dvd reader,motherboard,hdd. All that for 350 euros for example. Here is list what i made for that money.

Motherboard: LGA 1155 H61 MSI M-P20(G3) 4.000 - 35e
Processor: LGA 1155 Intel Celeron G550 @ 2.60GHz 4.000 - 35e
Video Card: HD 7850 1GB MSI 17.000 - 150e
Ram Memory: 1x4GB 1600MHz Kingston CL9 2.000 - 18e
Hard Drive: Western Digital Blue 500GB 7200rpm 5.600 - 50e
Power Supply: ThermalTake 500W 4.400 - 39e
DVD Reader: Samsung Black 1.800 - 16e
Case: Raidmax Super Hurricane Black 3.300 - 30e
Keyboard: 5e
Mouse: 3e

Which is 381e and 43.000 dinars. its little over a budget but could probably afford. Or should i get i3-2120 and HD7770 except that two? I will use it mostly for gaming on 1280x1024 monitor, but will get full hd monitor for two months. Thanks for help

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January 3, 2013 12:17:54 AM

Go for a pentium g860 instead of a celeron 6550. The celeron won't support RAM faster than 1066MHz, so you'd be wasting your money on fast RAM. The g860 supports 1333MHz RAM, which is plenty fast enough. Also, the g550 will probably hardcore bottleneck a high-end card like a 7850. Other than that, looks fine.
January 3, 2013 3:14:56 AM

Should i go with 7770 and i3-2120 instead? How good is 7770? I heard it has 25 average fps in Battlefield 3 all on ultra 1920x1080. Is there any difference between i3-2120 and g860 in games? Thanks
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January 3, 2013 3:26:52 AM

I would probably get the i3 and 7770. This leaves you with a faster core and room for upgrades.
January 5, 2013 4:16:37 AM

What do you think about this pre-built PC Because my mom said i can only get PC for 300 euros so its 34.000 dinars. Or should i build PC myself for that money or just get the pre build? Thanks and please answer im getting it tomorrow so i must decide
January 5, 2013 6:35:00 AM

Build one yourself, it's cheaper. But take your time on thinking what parts you want.

Personaly I would go for the I3 in your situation, combined with the 7770 card.
January 5, 2013 11:31:11 AM

hd7770 is good for gamming at 1080p but no Anti-aliasing or Anistropic Filtering (not much of an issue on quality)

g850 is ~15% faster and i3-3220 is ~50% faster than g550 in multithreading
better is to go for i3 as you can switch to less graphics in case of gpu bottleneck, but in case of cpu bottleneck you can't do much
so i too will go for i3-3220 +hd7770

prebuilt pc's are not good for price to performance ratio
and that prebuilt pc (in your link) uses a much cheaper hd7750 gpu thus no for that pc

if you mean this psu
Thermaltake TR-500 TR2 ATX 500W Power Supply
then it is good for i3 + hd7770
January 7, 2013 2:16:33 PM

Despot96 said:
Ok, and how about PSU i picked? Here is site from store im looking and here is their main site It will be enough for 7770 or better cards? And what is main difference between G550 or G860 versus i3-2120 except speed in MHz and i3 has 2 cores and 4 threads but this two only 2/2.

I checked a few 7770 cards and what min specs they had. Was between 400w and 450w with most saying 450w.

Little known fact about power supplies is that their output drops as they age. So a 500w would be fine at first but if you add a couple of HDD's and a little time it will fall short. I suggest 550-600w for the power supply and don't skimp on it! If your power supply is of low quality it could fry everything.