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Hello, I'm searching for some knowledgeable and well-informed people that can help me build a mid-range gaming PC.

What I have built as of now is this:

Motherboard: ASUS P8B75-V, B75
CPU: Intel i5-3470, 3.20Ghz, 6MB, BOX, LGA1155
RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866Mhz CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9
GPU: SAPPHIRE 2048M HD7850 DDR5 PCI-E 3.0 /BULK/
HDD: Seagate 1TB 7200 64MB SATA III Barracuda, ST1000DM003
PSU: Seasonic SS-620GB Bronze, 620W
Case: Thermaltake Commander USB3.0, VN400A1W2N

Mo'bo looks **** to me, maybe it's just me, not sure how it will handle all the hardware on it etc. It's also described as "Business" model, so that can't be good for a gaming PC? Idk. People told me that no point in getting Z77 as I'm not going to OC anything on that, hence the B75. And because I really don't know what's better than that, I ask you. If z77 is monster, I basically want the one that it's below Z77 on Motherboards list. Idk, might be wrong or something. You tell me smile.gif

Basically, I need your opinion as if you were going to build a PC in that price range for yourself (btw, I live in BG, EU so the price range is: 1,200.00 BGN = 795.040 USD , around 800 dollars.); like, the best possible build for that money. Also, because I live here, my choice is quite limited, so don't offer me G.skill and Samsung RAMs, won't find any. Just saying. smile.gif

Case should be something with nice air cooling because I always like better cooling on anything. I just do.

Also I've been told that Seasonic is the way to go, as they are a strong name/brand and almost never disappoint. So I agreed with people..... do you?

Anyways, I hope you find some time and help, will be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 15
For that budget, I would grab an AM3+ 970 board, and a 6-core AMD 6300. AMD offers much better price/performance, and for this budget, will be a better choice.
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Nothing...?
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Nothing...?

can you give me a link to the page or shop you want to order from?
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It's fairly decent for a "mid" range gaming setup. If you wanted to nit-pic you could use a smaller PSU. As to Z77 if you have no intent of OC'ing (and therefore getting an i5 3570k) you don't need a Z77 board. Personally I would say get a z77 and a 3570k if you can afford to as its nice to have the option to OC in the future.
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It's fairly decent for a "mid" range gaming setup. If you wanted to nit-pic you could use a smaller PSU. As to Z77 if you have no intent of OC'ing (and therefore getting an i5 3570k) you don't need a Z77 board. Personally I would say get a z77 and a 3570k if you can afford to as its nice to have the option to OC in the future.

yep, my thoughts too, but until we know the prices we have to deal withm it will be hard to say anything.
there may be some good shops in bulgaria so he could save some money @shipping and get better hardware.
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yep, my thoughts too, but until we know the prices we have to deal withm it will be hard to say anything.
there may be some good shops in bulgaria so he could save some money @shipping and get better hardware.

Wouldn't be easier just to tell me if there's better components for that money? The setup I've posted is around that price.. 800 dollars, maybe 850.
post #8 of 15
+1 on smaller PSU and a Z77/3570k setup for that budget, assuming you have access to that in your location.

Link us your parts source if possible.

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+1 on smaller PSU and a Z77/3570k setup for that budget, assuming you have access to that in your location.

Link us your parts source if possible.

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Wouldn't be easier just to tell me if there's better components for that money? The setup I've posted is around that price.. 800 dollars, maybe 850.

sure i can.. but my argument could save you possibly some dollars and get you one better component.

if you want to get best bang for buck, i´d take a amd cpu around 100-120$ some 90$ board and maybe a 7870.
your cpu is around 200$ you can get a fx 4xxx / 6xxx or even 8xxx for a much better price and have the possibility
to overclock it easily to 4.5 ghz or more
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