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Old 11-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default First gaming build 1200 budget


So i am in process building my first pc and would like some feedback for my parts selection.

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.

I'll use this pc for gaming/streaming.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

Around 1200 euros. However can go a bit over that if there are noticeable gains from doing so.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.

I'll probably buy from Finland, even though its more expensive compared to Germany for example. However i can pick up parts locally and any possible issues are probably easier to deal with.

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc.

No preference but would like to use reliable brands.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

No current parts.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

Maybe overclocking in future but not now.

8. What resolution will you be using?

I was planning to use 1920x1080.

9. WHEN do you plan to build it?
Note that it is usually not cost or time effective to choose your build more than a month before you actually plan to be using it.

Next weekend.

X. Do you need to purchase any software to go with the system, such as Windows or Blu Ray playback software?


Also need to buy monitor.

So here's my list:

DVD drive:

http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/AD-5280S-0B (cheapest one available)

















So this totalled 1191 euros but im sure there are ways to optimize my setup.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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Better go with a Seasonic PS.

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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Not too bad, but we can tighten it up a bit:

- Mobo: ASRock Z77 Pro3 -40e - no need for multi-GPU at 1080p
- HDD : Seagate ST1000DM003 -17e - the WD isn't faster and isn't likely to last any longer
- PSU: XFX Core 650W -5e - the Cooler Master GX is just, well, bad. This XFX is made by Seasonic and is thus much better.
- GPU: XFX 7950 3GB +49e - the savings above can get you a 7950 3GB, which directly translates into better gaming performance
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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Thanks for help mfenn!
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:22 PM   #5
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Thanks for help mfenn!
No problem
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