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Need help building a Gaming PC, Budget: 750-900 Euro

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January 20, 2013 5:54:32 PM

Hello,

I've been wanting to build a gaming PC with a budget of about 750-900 Euros. No keybord, headset/speaker, mouse and monitor needed. I was thinging the i5-3570k for CPU, a Z68 motherboard, a high end GPU like Geforce 670 gtx and a 60 GB SSD with a 750 GB SATA Hard Drive. May I ask for your recommendations? Want to be able to play most demanding games on high-ultra settings e.g The Witcher 2, Crysis 2, TES: Skyrim.

Thank you in advance!
January 20, 2013 6:09:16 PM

Hey lio182, what website or store are you ordering from? What resolution will you be playing at? Is that price including an Operating System (Such as Windows)?
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January 20, 2013 6:13:52 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yCAw
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yCAw/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yCAw/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Momentus 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.69 @ Mwave)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1063.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 15:12 EST-0500)

$1063 is about 798 Euro's
January 20, 2013 6:15:26 PM

Robert Pankiw said:
Hey lio182, what website or store are you ordering from? What resolution will you be playing at? Is that price including an Operating System (Such as Windows)?


I haven't got a specific website that I've been ordering. Would be of great help if you could provide me with one. For a resolution I guess 1920x1080. And as for Operating System I've already got Windows 7 Home Premium Edition.
January 20, 2013 6:16:54 PM

ikes9711 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yCAw
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yCAw/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yCAw/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Momentus 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.69 @ Mwave)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1063.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 15:12 EST-0500)

$1063 is about 798 Euro's


The i7 has no advantage in gaming over the i5. The money saved should best be put towards a better GPU such as a 7970 GHz edition and a CPU cooler, such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.
a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 6:26:15 PM

do u need windows. monitor?

January 20, 2013 6:28:26 PM

http://www.snogard.de/index.php

Use google to get the site in English, or any other language.

I don't actually know how reputable they are, I just googled for a European warehouse and they came up.

I agree that an i7 is overkill for a modest gaming rig. On that site the i7 is nearly $450 USD. Maybe buying in North America and paying shipping / border charges is cheaper. You might want to consider that.
January 20, 2013 6:35:42 PM

iceclock said:
do u need windows. monitor?


No need for any of them.
a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 6:38:35 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/yCXf
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/yCXf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/yCXf/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€206.85 @ Amazon Deutchland)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (€41.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€130.29 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€44.01 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€64.59 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (€265.95 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Case: BitFenix Merc Beta (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (€43.88 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€58.93 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (€25.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Total: €882.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 21:40 CET+0100)
best for ur budget :) 

overclock that nice 3570k, and add an ssd later :) 

January 20, 2013 6:42:53 PM

iceclock said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/yCUX
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/yCUX/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/yCUX/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor (€145.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (€41.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (€125.49 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€44.01 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€64.59 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (€265.95 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Case: BitFenix Merc Beta (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (€43.88 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€58.93 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (€25.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Other: win7 (€85.00)
Total: €901.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 21:38 CET+0100)

best for ur budget :) 

overclock that 8core to hell, u can add an ssd later :) 


Why would you ever recommend a bulldozer CPU? They are last gen, and even the AMD Phenom II series CPUs beat them. An overclocked i5 3570k will destroy an overclocked 8100 and the piledriver 8350.
a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 6:44:39 PM

actually the piledriver can compete easily with the 3570k once overclocked.

and it was a good recommandation also notice i changed to intel cuz it still fits within his budget.

January 20, 2013 6:48:56 PM

iceclock said:
actually the piledriver can compete easily with the 3570k once overclocked.

and it was a good recommandation also notice i changed to intel cuz it still fits within his budget.


If you overclock both the 8350 and the i5 3570k, the i5 will still win. In addition, a lot of games do not take advantage of 8 cores anyways. Performance per core is much more important, making the intel processors better than AMD's in gaming.
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