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Old June 1, 2010, 08:05 AM
ElectricDrop ElectricDrop is offline
Join Date: Jun 2010
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Exclamation Game build, medium budget

Dear forum members,

After reading alot of reviews on the main page of this site and some general browsing around I decided to make a topic here for a new build I've been planning to purchase. Let's start with the template.

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

I like to play games, all games, I think that's the most important factor here.

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

The budget is around 1k euro's. When asked I'll post the approximate prices of the products that will be recommended so you guys can get an idea of the budget. That's because it seems most of the visitors here are Americans. The budget may be stretched 20% ofcourse but I rather stay around the 1000.

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

Europe, so no new-egg.

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.

I'm quite new to this pc building so I have no preference. Quality and warranty is where brands excell.

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

I have keyboard, mouse, headset, old screen etc. I also have a spare dvd drive but those things won't break the bank anyway.

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.

Yes I did, I've read ALOT in my spare time so I must have some basic knowledge.

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

I might OC later but let's first get a stock rig running.

8. What resolution YOU plan on gaming with.

I don't have a screen and that will be bought later, it will be a seperate decision after the rig is bought and put together. So the budget excludes the screen. It will probably be 1920 x 1200.

9. WHEN do you plan to build it?

Within 1/2 months, I'm a careful buyer so I rationalyse every decision before buying. Time is not an issue.


I've established a build as a starting point. It's around 900 euro.

Intel Core i5 750 PROCESSOR
Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 or Asus P7P55D or P7P55D LE MOBO
G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ 4GB RAM CAS 9 DDR3-1600
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD
Corsair TX650 PSU
All that in a HAF 922 CASE!

Optional upgrades: Intel i7 860 and/or 5870 VAPOR-X

I would really appreciate any input about this build.
Thanks in advance!


Last edited by ElectricDrop; June 1, 2010 at 08:08 AM. Reason: Typo's, distinctive title, better sentences.
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