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Dear forum,

I'm looking for some advice on my build exclusively for gaming. Trying to suck the most out of my budget. The budget is around 800~1000 euro. Only for the tower excluding OS and display. Display will be bought seperately and will be 1920x1200 most certainly.

This is what I have so far.

Intel i5 750
Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3
Samsung F3 500 gigs
Any case under 100 euro (CM 690 II Advanced, any HAF, Antec 902, CM Storm Scout)
Corsair 650TX or Antec TP650 or even TP750
G.Skill ram (not available here that much) or any other 4 GB set, for example Kingston valueram
Any HD5850 or HD5870

I don't care much about CF and SATA3/USB3 so I might get a cheaper MOBO with less features like MSI H55M-E33. OC'ing isn't that important, let's first get a stable stock rig running.

Any thoughts? I've established some shortlists but the most difficult part for me is to pick the best alternative. Help on that part is much appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
Edited by Jim Raynor - 6/8/10 at 6:49am
    
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post #2 of 53
That's an excellent build right there.

For case, can I recommend the CM Storm Scout? I'll be upgrading to it later this year, it's an excellent case for a reasonable price
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Thanks for the recommendation, updated OP!
    
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post #4 of 53
5870 will start to struggle @ that res, 1080p is fine for it.
Also a 5870 will not fit in a CM Scout
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post #5 of 53
Are you sure? That is the case I am getting... F**K
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post #6 of 53
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Haha so that case drops then. I want it to have more space for larger cards in the future.

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Originally Posted by Hy3RiD View Post
5870 will start to struggle @ that res, 1080p is fine for it.
Also a 5870 will not fit in a CM Scout
I might choose a screen then with lower resolution. As I said, the choice of a new screen is a seperate decision. I want to concentrate on the tower now.

Thanks for the input on the resolution and the case size, it's something to keep in mind.
    
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post #7 of 53
Antec 902 is an nice case although as I have the 900, I find it a little small inside. Like cable management is a pain in the ass for me.
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post #8 of 53
Damn, so it doesn't (without cutting the HDD cage...)

Ah well, I'll just cut it, I rarely use more than one or two HDD's
Edited by LAF - 6/8/10 at 7:52am
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post #9 of 53
You could cut them yes
And no problem OP
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post #10 of 53
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So Hy3RiD or others, any of you might have some thoughts on choosing some parts. For example the MOBO. That's the part I'm having the most troubles with.
    
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Turion 64 X2 ~2.1 GHz Mobility Radeon 3470 4 gig 320 gig 
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