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Hi everyone,

 

A friend of mine asked me to build a gaming pc for him (the parts, not putting everything together myself).

His budget is around €800, when I build my own pc I think of this:

 

ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3)

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=4&tn=BUILDERS

 

Intel Core i5-2500k

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=4&tn=BUILDERS

 

ASUS GTX 560 Ti DCII

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=4&tn=BUILDERS

 

Mushkin 8 GB DDR3-1333 Kit

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=4&tn=BUILDERS

 

XFX PRO550W Core Edition

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=4&tn=BUILDERS

 

Zalman Z9

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=4&tn=BUILDERS

 

Samsung HD502HJ

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=1&tn=BUILDERS

 

Samsung SH-222AB

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=4&tn=BUILDERS

 

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=4&tn=BUILDERS

 

1 Year Alternate Assurance

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=4&tn=BUILDERS

 

= €871,66

 

I put this one together myself, is it a good one?

 

I'd like to get people's oppinion about it.

Could a few others also post good gaming pc's for €700 and €800 using Alternate, please?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Exxon

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You may also want to opt for a Z68 boards as they support RST (SSD caching)

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=1&tn=BUILDERS (microATX)

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=1&tn=BUILDERS (look similar to that P67 except for the SATA positions)

http://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/pro...n=1&tn=BUILDERS (supports PCIe 3.0)

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Z68 Pro3 isn't really that similar to P67 Pro3. Z68 has much less VRMs, which leads to worse OC capabilities.

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Oops ... turns out he only had laptops before, so he doesn't have any screens.

A 22 inch monitor should be included in that €800 confused.gif

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Z68 Pro3 isn't really that similar to P67 Pro3. Z68 has much less VRMs, which leads to worse OC capabilities.

Well the layout looks similar to the naked eye, but you're right in the number of VRM.

Asrock P67 Pro3 is better than Asrock Z68 Pro3 in terms of OCing.

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What's the best gaming build that's possible with a budget of €850, including 22 inch monitor?

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IMHO your rig + my changes from second post (with even cheaper vid card: http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Grafi...le+PCIe+kaarten)

There'll be ~€100 left for a display, it should be enough I suppose...

 

Also, why bother buying that "1 Year Alternate Assurance"?

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Because he doesn't know a single thing about hardware, and I can't just go to him if something's wrong - that's just too far wink.gif

 

And why should he buy the CPU of my rig?

A C2Q is outdated, and even more expensive than a 2500k turn.gif

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OK Then:

 

Motherboard | GIGABYTE GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard | $150

 

Processor | Intel Core i5-2500K Unlocked Processor | $220

 

Graphics Card | PNY GeForce GTX 570 Video Card | $325

 

Memory | Wintec One 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Kit | $53

 

Hard Drive | Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive - 1TB, SATA 6Gbps 7200 RPM 32MB | $140

 

Optical Drive | Sony Optiarc 24x DVD-RW Drive | $20

 

Computer Case | NZXT M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case | $50

 

Power Supply | Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W 80+ Bronze | $90

 

Monitor | Acer S220HQL 22" Class 1080p LED Backlit Monitor | $130

 

Total | $1175 = €840

 

Notes |

* There is €10 left, never did this before. tounge.gif

** There is a Free Intel Blacklight Retribution Promo T-Shirt and Free Intel Blacklight Retribution Code Card Bundle w/ the processor.

*** A 2500k, 570 and 8GB RAM, and a 22" monitor what do you think? smile.gif

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Awesome deal, but now use Alternate.nl , go to PC/NOTEBOOKS and use PC-Builder.

I have a strong feeling that it'll be much more than €840 confused.gif

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Pretty sure TigerDirect doesn't ship to Europe  wink.gif

O RLY? orly.gif

 

Just tried to check out, ships worldwide.

 

No need for alternate.nl anymore Exxon no?

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No need for alternate.nl anymore Exxon no?

Actually, yes.

 

If you buy a Windows copy with your build at Alternate, you can't put it together yourself due to some reason.

I don't know how to put a pc together (never done aside from installing a GPU), let alone my buddy wink.gif

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Exxon: your original setup is top notch but has some flaws in it.

Yojo suggest better parts for you, so what you do is take the parts you picked and replace the parts yojo has mentioned.

Add a monitor and that is your friend's new computer.

 

@Pro

Haven't you notice something majorly wrong with your setup??? moto_whistle.gif

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Stinky, what is it that's wrong with Pro's setup?

You mean the 5400 RPM hard drive?

The HDD is not only 5400RPM which is going to suck for a gamer, it's also 2.5in. Then there is the fact that it clearly states in it's title; Mobile.

All of that together is why a 750GB HDD is listed as $140. Where as for that much in a 3.5in drive and even 7200RPM you can get 1+TB HDD.

 

The bigger problem is that he's taking someone that wants a parts list while living in Europe, while PrometheusX is listing parts and prices for USD and it won't add up. You need to do a parts from a site over where the OP is.

For example at this UK online store here, which I might add many members of the forums in the UK have used and linked to in the past.

ebuyer.com has an i5-2600K listed for £170.77, which works out to be around $270USD (Source) and just for fun if that was €170 works out to be $233USD. Compare that to the $220 that's listed by PrometheusX. So that €10 that he has left over could in reality work out to be €10-€100 over.

 

 

The parts list you had at the start is fine if you ask me. I might opt for some RAM that it'll give better performance. There is some KingstonHyperX, G.Skill and Corsair that cost a slight bit more but should offer better performance.

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Stinky, what is it that's wrong with Pro's setup?

You mean the 5400 RPM hard drive?

The HDD is not only 5400RPM which is going to suck for a gamer, it's also 2.5in. Then there is the fact that it clearly states in it's title; Mobile.

All of that together is why a 750GB HDD is listed as $140. Where as for that much in a 3.5in drive and even 7200RPM you can get 1+TB HDD.

 

The bigger problem is that he's taking someone that wants a parts list while living in Europe, while PrometheusX is listing parts and prices for USD and it won't add up. You need to do a parts from a site over where the OP is.

For example at this UK online store here, which I might add many members of the forums in the UK have used and linked to in the past.

ebuyer.com has an i5-2600K listed for £170.77, which works out to be around $270USD (Source) and just for fun if that was €170 works out to be $233USD. Compare that to the $220 that's listed by PrometheusX. So that €10 that he has left over could in reality work out to be €10-€100 over.

 

 

The parts list you had at the start is fine if you ask me. I might opt for some RAM that it'll give better performance. There is some KingstonHyperX, G.Skill and Corsair that cost a slight bit more but should offer better performance.

FIXED THE HDD PROBLEM. CHECK THE BUILD. 1TB 7200RPM, SAME PRICE.

 

Anyways, he can order the parts from that site, it ships internationally!

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Actually they just direct you to their international sister sites. Plus which even if TigerDirect (USA) did ship over seas the shipping charges would be huge and would more than break the budget, not to mention would still need to do a currency conversion which would still cost more on each item. Lastly as he said he wants to buy from a specific site.

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Imagine ordering from TD and 3 weeks later the shipping status still says "some where over the ocean, location: uk (unknown)" tounge2.gif

TD shipping internationally? They must be desperate for money...

Should have done it like Newegg, actually have a warehouse so buyers won't have to pain high intl. charges.

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If you look at the bottom of the pages at TD it says "Select a country" and then list different countries with links. In his case he's in NL, well that is judging from the original links he posted, which would take him to http://www.misco.nl/

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