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February 4, 2013 7:21:07 PM

Well, I have had laptop for a long time, but I am considering to switching to PC. I have put something together, but I want your advice, can I get it even better without putting anymore money in it or save from unnecessary parts? I am thinking of OC-ing and a second GPU, but that will be later on. Also I would like to know how well will it perform playing games. Ideal would be on high and 30fps or more, but I am quite sure my expectations are too high.
As I had a laptop before, I need the whole package. The price limit is about 1200€ and I live in Estonia. The prices are quite high here and all the parts won't be available here.

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a b D Laptop
February 4, 2013 7:54:31 PM

If you're not going to overclock I'd suggest getting the i5-3470 instead and I'd also suggest dropping the SSD for now and adding one in later.

Try something like this:

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 - € 107.35
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 - € 83.00
Motherboard: Asrock H77 Pro 4/MVP - € 66.80
CPU: 3.2GHz Intel Core i5-3470 - € 173.75
RAM: Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2), Ballistix Sport DDR3 UDIMM 240pin, 1600 MT / s PC3-12800, CL9, 1.5V - € 42.50
HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200 RPM - € 53.50
Video Card: Gigabyte Windforce 3X GTX 660TI - € 283.00
Optical Drive: Samsung 22X DVD Burner - € 13.50
OS: Windows 8 OEM - € 88.50

Total: € 912.30

Gives you an extra € 300 to play with in terms of getting monitor, peripherals and anything else you need. I don't suggest that stuff as it's mainly personal preference.
February 5, 2013 11:33:19 AM

@nooB12 OK, I will look a better memory, but I chose the ASRock, because I have heard good reviews about it.
@g-unit1111 Well, I said I was thinking of overclocking.
The case is too expensive, the one I chose for me it looks better and is 40€.
The hard drive is too small, because I know have my laptop's storage full and external is quite full too (about 700GB).
Also, one question, will the old games support Windows 8?
Oh, and the part prices are here, so you can see if you have found cheaper and better parts:
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 206€
CPU: cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 28,5€
MOBO:ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 130€
RAM: Crucial DDR3 8GB 36,4€
HD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 86€
SSD SanDisk 128GB 85,8€
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB OC 198,3€
Case: Thermaltake Commander 40,4€
PSU: Corsair TX 650W 79,9€
Optical drive: Asus DRW-24B5ST 16,7€
Monitor: ViewSonic 23" LCD LED 126,3€
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 84,5€
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a b D Laptop
February 5, 2013 3:44:50 PM

If you want to keep that case fine. I personally would drop the expensive peripherals for now and then pay more for the case and GPU. You can always get good peripherals later on. That's something I don't recommend spending a lot of money on initially.
February 5, 2013 4:42:14 PM

So if I drop them, I will have 115€ money left, should I put it all in the GPU?
a b D Laptop
February 5, 2013 5:02:00 PM

Veteran007 said:
So if I drop them, I will have 115€ money left, should I put it all in the GPU?

I'd say split it between the GPU and the case. You don't want to go cheap on the case if you can help it.
February 5, 2013 7:16:39 PM

Well, I have to add 116€ exactly, when I want to upgrade the GPU to GTX 670, so I won't be able to buy a better case.