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Hey everybody,

After a lot of time saving money I finally have €1500,- to spend, I know I't not a fortune but it's all I can get as I am only 15 and had to get it all myself

So I have made this configuration and I was hoping I could get some feedback.
I deffenetly want the GTX580 because i'll get another one around christmas, and I don't want a SSD JET because I still think the price preformance is to high haha

Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 €160,-

Case: Cooler Master HAF X €155,-

Ram: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 kit €52,-

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K €180,-

Optical driver: Lite-On iHAS324 €22,-

GPU: MSI N580GTX Lightning €460,-

PSU: OCZ ZX Series 850W €150,-

CPU cooler: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B €40,-

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB (SATA3) €55,-

OS: Windows 7 NL €100,-

Total of €1374,-

(At the cheapest shop inl delevering €1420,-)

Thansk!
post #2 of 15
Looks pretty good. Maybe get a simple Twin Frozr III GTX 580 cause honestly, the lightnings one are only useful on LN2/Dice. On the standard air cooling, there's no way you'll need the extra VRMs.
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Which shop did you use? I personally used a combination of Amazon and azerty.nl When building my computer because that worked out the cheapest.
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asrock mobo?
why not go for a Gigabyte one?
those are way better
the rest seems pretty solid to me, even though i hate OCZ psu's (had a few bad encounters with them)
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post #5 of 15
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@Snowmen

I picked the lightning version becuase it has so much overclock potentiol, after runnen far cry 2 on highest settings it is only 45 celcius! So that is pretty amazing, and I mean the normal version which only has 1.5 GB of vram and not the Xtreme version with 3GB of vram because I can't by it anywhere here

@WC EEND

I'll probably order the biggest part at azerty, some parts at mycom, an a couple of parts at afuture
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post #7 of 15
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@Psycho666

What one would you recomend?

Btw, I am planning on overclocking the CPU to about 4.5 Ghz
post #8 of 15
If you have access to a credit card (parents or a friend), I definitely recommend checking what amazon.de has on offer (German one usually has the best prices) as they can be up to 50 euros cheaper (compared to PC shops in Belgium that is). Azerty is usually similarly priced compared to amazon (give or take a few euros).

For the motherboard, I'd personally recommend an Asus motherboard because their UEFI BIOS is really easy to use and Asus motherboards tend to be of high quality even for the lower end ones.

Edit: PSU-wise, I can recommend Corsair
Edited by WC_EEND - 10/2/11 at 3:50pm
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with PSU's i always stick with Be Quiet or Corsair
only other psu i have here is a Thermaltake but that is built like a tank lol
personaly i would go for a Corsair, always good quality and silent.
the Be Quiet psu's have a nasty habit of making strange noises (when i turn the pc on, or when i start a game it sounds like it has a short somewhere)
but if that doesn't bother you, Be Quiet is also a pretty safe bet
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post #10 of 15
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But is the OCZ 850 Watt enough to power my system if I put the GTX lightning SLI and overclock the CPU?
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