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Ok, so i have a budget of 650 euros, and i want to buy a processor, graphics card, memory and motherboard. I will be overclocking my cpu, and my gpu. Looking for suggestions!
The site that i will be buying from is this, you probably won't understand anything:
http://www.pcberza.rs/komponente/

I was buying this:
CPU: Intel i5 2500k 190e
MOBO: Asus p67 SABERTOOTH 160e
VGA: Gainward GTX570 1280 GS 240e
RAM: 8gb of Kingston HyperX 1600mhz 40e

Suggestions?
post #2 of 11
Replace that 570 with either a 7970 or gtx 580 with 3gb of ram. All I can think of for now.
post #3 of 11
Isn't Ivy bridge out in a couple of months? (theyre faster and cost the same as sandy?)

and latest rumors about next nvidia cards are, that theyre out in march or something.

imo, wait a couple of months, if that is possible

OR

wait till theyre out, then buy what you have listed, coz they will get a price drop, no doubt smile.gif

Im personally upgrading to a new PC (from my old 920 i7) to ivy bridge
i was pretty close at upgrading last summer.. but didnt. biggrin.gif

so far, i havnt had any problems running new games etc wth this cpu (and my 560-Ti gfx card)

Edit:

i know its pretty obvious, that you should wait, and maybe you havnt got a pc now etc. but i think, if you wanna get a "future proof" pc, that you should. Its not a long wait. biggrin.gif
Edited by Nioxic - 1/18/12 at 11:54am
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post #4 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wint0nic View Post

Replace that 570 with either a 7970 or gtx 580 with 3gb of ram. All I can think of for now.

LoL, i don't have the kind of money to buy an graphics card like that!
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Originally Posted by Nioxic View Post

Isn't Ivy bridge out in a couple of months? (theyre faster and cost the same as sandy?)
and latest rumors about next nvidia cards are, that theyre out in march or something.
imo, wait a couple of months, if that is possible
OR
wait till theyre out, then buy what you have listed, coz they will get a price drop, no doubt smile.gif
Im personally upgrading to a new PC (from my old 920 i7) to ivy bridge
i was pretty close at upgrading last summer.. but didnt. biggrin.gif
so far, i havnt had any problems running new games etc wth this cpu (and my 560-Ti gfx card)

Yea i will probably do that, wait it out a little bit. Tnx! thumb.gif
post #5 of 11
Great. biggrin.gif

Tons of "help me with my build" posts are gonna get posted on this forum at that time biggrin.gif

its gonna be good!
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post #6 of 11
Get a 7950 its about to come out in end of january.
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post #7 of 11
go x79 if you have money to blow. Ivy Bridge-E will be epic.
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post #8 of 11
At least get a Gen3 motherboard if you want to use the PCIe 3.0 GPU cards later on.
post #9 of 11
Can't go wrong with a i5 2500k and a pci 3.0 motherboard and a 7970 or a 580 3gb if you favor nvidia.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice guys, but as stated above i don't have that kind of money now to buy those graphics card, nor will i have it in the year to come, so gtx570 is the way to go, or maybe the new generation Kepler cards.
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