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Okay, i want a gaming pc that can run BF3 and all those games at max settings. Im not sure what to get, but i think that building it is better so im down for that. Im not sure if i need windows 7 yet, i dont need a mouse, keyboard, spekars or tv or any of that stuff. i have 900 to 1100 euros and im from ireland. can you guys tell me wher to buy from and what parts to get thanks...
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Well, I don't know about European prices or shops, but it should be something along the lines of:
CPU:Intel I5-3570K
GPU: Some form of 7970
HDD: 120GB Samsung 840 Pro & a 1-2TB Western Digital Black (depends on your needs)
Case: Personal Preference
PSU & MoBo: Not my strong suite
Good luck!
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CPU - 3570k
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GPU - 670 or 7950
HDD - 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro (OS/Prog) / 1 TB WD Blue Caviar (Storage)
Case - Something that you like that has good cable management and nice airflow for a good price
PSU - SeaSonic X Series X650

If you have more money left over, maybe put that towards a larger SSD or better CPU cooling (H80i) or perhaps slightly higher wattage PSU (not that necessary though but always good to be safe)

However $1400 builds you a pretty decent rig here in America.
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

CPU - 3570k
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GPU - 670 or 7950
HDD - 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro (OS/Prog) / 1 TB WD Blue Caviar (Storage)
Case - Something that you like that has good cable management and nice airflow for a good price
PSU - SeaSonic X Series X650
If you have more money left over, maybe put that towards a larger SSD or better CPU cooling (H80i) or perhaps slightly higher wattage PSU (not that necessary though but always good to be safe)
However $1400 builds you a pretty decent rig here in America.

Buying it and getting it shipped from America looks appealing, but it's really not. I was planning on doing it until someone on this forum told me not to, I really apologize whoever you are I've forgotten your name. It has to go through customs, tax, shipping etc. and even then American sockets are different to EU ones, so you'd have to get an adapter for them. As stated above, I'd go with a build like them. Although, I'd change a few things:

i5 3570k
Hyper 212 Evo
MSI Z77 GD55
Corsair Vengeance 8GB Low Profile Black
WD Blue/Black
Samsung 830 128GB (840 pro is 50 more)
Choose whatever case
Seasonic x650 / Corsair Enthusiast 650
post #5 of 10
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Buying it and getting it shipped from America looks appealing, but it's really not. I was planning on doing it until someone on this forum told me not to, I really apologize whoever you are I've forgotten your name. It has to go through customs, tax, shipping etc. and even then American sockets are different to EU ones, so you'd have to get an adapter for them. As stated above, I'd go with a build like them. Although, I'd change a few things:
i5 3570k
Hyper 212 Evo
MSI Z77 GD55
Corsair Vengeance 8GB Low Profile Black
WD Blue/Black
Samsung 830 128GB (840 pro is 50 more)
Choose whatever case
Seasonic x650 / Corsair Enthusiast 650

I never said to purchase it from America (don't know what made you get that idea), I was just stating that 1100 euros is the equivalent of 1400 american dollars. Therefore emphasizing that he should be able to put together a decent rig for that amount of money.

Samsung 840 Pro is $50 more because it significantly outperforms the 830. Don't really have to post benchmarks, because you can find them yourself.
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sim~build! (Click to show) Here's a sim~build around your budget. Its an Intel OC Quad-core Ivy bridge setup + gtx 660 ti. Its a solid built, to run BF3, you can opt for a AMD HD 7950 for the same price as gtx 660ti if you have a bigger monitor, though BF3 runs better in nvidia.
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I never said to purchase it from America (don't know what made you get that idea), I was just stating that 1100 euros is the equivalent of 1400 american dollars. Therefore emphasizing that he should be able to put together a decent rig for that amount of money.
Samsung 840 Pro is $50 more because it significantly outperforms the 830. Don't really have to post benchmarks, because you can find them yourself.

Ohhh, I see now smile.gif

840 beats the 830, but it's not worth the extra 50 imo.


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sim~build! (Click to show) Here's a sim~build around your budget. Its an Intel OC Quad-core Ivy bridge setup + gtx 660 ti. Its a solid built, to run BF3, you can opt for a AMD HD 7950 for the same price as gtx 660ti if you have a bigger monitor, though BF3 runs better in nvidia.

Pretty much overpriced everything, seeing as you can get them shipped from Germany for €18, and get the components far cheaper. Decent build though.
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Ohhh, I see now smile.gif
840 beats the 830, but it's not worth the extra 50 imo.
Pretty much overpriced everything, seeing as you can get them shipped from Germany for €18, and get the components far cheaper. Decent build though.

I'd say it's definitely worth the extra $50:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-256gb-review/2





post #9 of 10
3770k better
post #10 of 10
For gaming only the 3770K is not worth the extra money
And if you have the money for it get a better cooler then the 212+ Evo nothing wrong with it its just average
And i see the Corsair/Seasonc people are at it again so just for the sake of variety i will say the NZXT HALE 90 650 watts is a great PSU i have worked with it before and say its not crap
Edited by shilka - 12/11/12 at 5:50am
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