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Hi guys,

I've been out of the computer/gaming thingy for a few months and
I'm not quite sure whether this build is good for a guy (friend) who studies IT
and wants to do some decent gaming (Black ops). Budget is about €900-€1000.
The retailer should be Dutch/Flemish.

I came up with this for €938 on alternate.be (probably not the cheapest around)

XFX HD-687A-ZNFC
AMD Radeon HD6870, 1024 MB, 256 Bit, PCIe x16 v2.0, PCIe x16 v2.1

€ 229,90*

AMD Phenom II X4 965 (Inc. Cooler)
4x 3400 MHz, 4x 512 kB, 6144 kB, Deneb
€ 154,90*

Samsung SyncMaster B2430L
59,9 cm, 1920x1080 pixels, 5 ms (ISO)
€ 199,90*

Corsair CMPSU-650TX
650 Watt, ATX12V 2.2, ATX 2.03, EPS, 8 x, 8 x
€ 79,90*

Antec Three Hundred
ATX, µATX
€ 54,90*

Koeler 120mm FREE
120 mm

Koeler 140mm FREE
140 mm

Samsung SH-S223C
22 / 8 / 16 speed, 22 / 6 / 12 speed, Serial ATA/150, 16 / 48 speed

€ 17,99*

MSI 870A-G54
AMD 870, ATX, 2x PCIe x16 v2.0, CrossFire, AM3

€ 87,90*

Western Digital WD6400AAKS
640 GB, 8,9 / 16 / 7200, € 0,07*, Serial ATA/300

€ 44,49*

Kingston HyperX 4 GB DDR3-1333 Kit
4096 MB, CL7 7-7-20, 2 stuk(s), PC3 10666

€ 68,90*

Any suggestions ? Going intel and / or nvidia is a possibility but the price should be close to this AMD/ATI build.
Also, he has Win 7 (student) so that's not an issue.

Thanks !
post #2 of 6
I built my rig for cheaper im sure, and im also sure mine is slightly faster, but theres nor much in it, that would be a good setup

Sorry I didnt take the screen into account! thats a good deal and similar price to mine then. but theres really no need for a 1920 screen unless its a 40" tv.

I also wasted money on an unnessesery hard drive that i dont even make use of, but i spent more on the mobo for it to be crossfire ready

my processor was cheaper too.
Edited by Juliancahillane - 12/1/10 at 1:30am
    
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Looks pretty good,no problems that I can see.I just used that motherboard in a build and was very happy with it.
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post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by Juliancahillane View Post
I built my rig for cheaper im sure, and im also sure mine is slightly faster, but theres nor much in it, that would be a good setup

Sorry I didnt take the screen into account! thats a good deal and similar price to mine then. but theres really no need for a 1920 screen unless its a 40" tv.

I also wasted money on an unnessesery hard drive that i dont even make use of, but i spent more on the mobo for it to be crossfire ready

my processor was cheaper too.
Nyea, prices aren't great here I might just buy the parts in Germany or the Netherlands. He wants 1920 :s

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
Looks pretty good,no problems that I can see.I just used that motherboard in a build and was very happy with it.
Ok thanks, I'm going to wait for some other comments and go with this build.

EDIT : No wait, this screen Iiyama E2208HDS-B2 (Retail, DVI) is it any good ?
post #5 of 6
aah, im sure if you shop around you will get better prices, I used ebay for many of mine. Honestly though explain to him that the pixels are too small to notice a difference on a computer monitor, running 1920 on a monitor is a waste of computer power, you simply wont notice the difference. 1920 resolutin only comes into play whenever the display monitor is far bigger, and the level of detail degrades with 1280 pixels not being enough to cover the screen effectively if you understand? and even then, you have to be sitting pretty close to notice a big diference. He could free up the extra cash for better components. Getting a nice crossfire/sli capable mother board for a future upgrades etc........
    
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1TB Western Digital Black 64mb OS Boot 3x 60GB Vertex2E Raid 0 : 700mb/s  Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B Zalman VF3000F 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 42" Panasonic TXP42G20 1080p Plasma XFX 850w Pro XXX Edition (Silver) Fractal Design Arc Mini 
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1TB Western Digital Black 64mb OS Boot 3x 60GB Vertex2E Raid 0 : 700mb/s  Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B Zalman VF3000F 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 42" Panasonic TXP42G20 1080p Plasma XFX 850w Pro XXX Edition (Silver) Fractal Design Arc Mini 
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by Juliancahillane View Post
aah, im sure if you shop around you will get better prices, I used ebay for many of mine. Honestly though explain to him that the pixels are too small to notice a difference on a computer monitor, running 1920 on a monitor is a waste of computer power, you simply wont notice the difference. 1920 resolutin only comes into play whenever the display monitor is far bigger, and the level of detail degrades with 1280 pixels not being enough to cover the screen effectively if you understand? and even then, you have to be sitting pretty close to notice a big diference. He could free up the extra cash for better components. Getting a nice crossfire/sli capable mother board for a future upgrades etc........
I'll try to convince him

But you see, my friend, although he studies IT, he doesn't give a shet about computers or hardware, he thinks the same way an average walmart customer does "biggar screen ish bettah".

Not to mention 1920 isn't even bigger ... it's just the number that turns him on.
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