New Intel midrange gamer Tags: New Build Systems Last response: February 2, 2013 5:30 AM in Systems Share erdinger February 1, 2013 6:04:30 PM Update: I forgot to say I already own an SSD and dont need a new one! Hi Guys I'm gonna build a new PC for my brother and need your help. Approximate Purchase Date: one week Budget Range: 1500 dollar System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming , multimedia, office Are you buying a monitor: Yes Do you need to buy OS: No Location: Switzerland Parts Preferences: none Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: No Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: Needs to be silent when idle, not very loud when playing games. The PC will be in the bedroom Here are the parts I've chosen: (all prices in swiss francs 1CHF = 1 USD) CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 BOX, LGA 1155, 4C/4T 195.- cooler: Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 Heatpipe Cooler 120mm 36.- GPU: XFX HD 7870 Dual Fan 2GB, PCI-E x16 3.0, miniDP, HDMI 231.- Im open for Nvidia as well. should be silent in idle Display: Philips 273E3LHSB, 27" LED TFT, HDMI, 1ms grey to grey 281.- HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green, 64MB, 2TB, SATA-3 99.- Case: Fractal Design Define R4 - Black Pearl 118.- Mobo: AsRock Z77 Pro4, Z77, LGA1155, PCI-E 3.0, CF, ATX 113 113.- not 100% sure about that Ram: Corsair Vengeance, 2x4GB, DDR3-1600, CL9@1.5V 56.- PSU: Seasonic G-450, 450W, 80+ Gold 93.00.- 450W enough? Total Price: CHF 1221.- Thanks alot for your advice guys. I especialy need help with the display and the gpu. I'd be happy about any kind of advice. Greetings More about : intel midrange gamer tiny voices February 1, 2013 6:06:32 PM You want 550w+ for this build. Get an SSD. 128gb will be good. samsung 840 is a good one. Get a 7200rpm HDD because it will be faster than the slow storage drive you have listed. erdinger February 1, 2013 6:25:58 PM Hi Thank you for your answer. I forgot to say that I already have an SSD. Its a OCZ petrol, not the fastest but I will stay with it for now and if needed upgrade in a few years. What PSU would you reccomend me then? My retailer offeres a Xigmatek GO GREEN Series PSU - 600 Watt, 80plus for only 84 bucks. Is it gonna be enough silent though? other relatively cheap choises: be quiet! Pure Power L7-630W Super Flower Golden Green Pro SF-550P14XE Related resources What mid-range video card beats Intel HD 3000 graphics? (not a gamer ) - Forum 1st time builder, help with build components, midrange gamer - Forum Decisions: mid-range , intel , gaming, low TDP - Forum Building a New Mid-Range Gaming PC - Forum A new mid-range computer - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tiny voices February 1, 2013 6:32:40 PM Get the super flower. Its the only (semi)reliable brand of any of those. Preferred brands are Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic. erdinger February 1, 2013 6:45:25 PM I used the corsair PSU finder. http://www.corsair.com/psufinder/ They proposed me PSU from 430 watts upward. Are you sure 450W seasonic is too little? If so i will prolly end up buying a Corsair TX650 V2 that should do it tiny voices February 1, 2013 6:51:42 PM yes the 450w wont be enough. The TX650 will be great! erdinger February 2, 2013 5:30:51 AM Thank you i'll take the corsair psu then. Will the PC be silent then? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBuilding new rig.. Gaming mid-range . ForumNew mid-range build...comments appreciated ForumHelp With New Mid-Range Build... ForumNew Build.. Noob to new gen tech. old school gamer here. ForumPoll: What is a midrange price for a build? ForumOld-school guy - looking to build a mid-range pc ForumHow is this deal for a midrange build? ForumHD 2600 & GeForce 8600: Where's the Mid-Range ? ForumWhoa, the midrange truly is MIA !! ForumMid-range component pricing, buy now or wait? ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumNew Build - need second opinions Forum(New Build) i7 3770K Gaming ForumGaming PC for new gamer ForumNew to PC building, looking to build a PC, appreciate advice More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !