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Old January 5, 2013, 09:50 AM
BFighter BFighter is offline
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My System Specs

Default Gaming PC for 500,-

I'm helping my friend build a gaming PC for 500,-

What will it be used for?
Gaming primarily, encoding videos.

What is my budget?
500,-

What country will I buy my parts from?
The Netherlands

Brand preference?
No.
Are you using any spare parts?
Not any.

What have I come up with so far?
I don't have a solid build yet. So far I'm thinking about a Phenom X4 965 BE, HD7850 1GB. 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM. Western Digital WD10EZRX as HDD (1TB, SATA III, 7200RPM).
The rest I have no idea yet.
Don't know whether to get motherboard chipset 760G, 880G, 970.

EDIT:
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 86,90

GPU
GIGABYTE GV-R7850OC-1GD 159,90

MOBO
ASRock 970 Extreme3 74,90

Case
Cooler Master Elite 342 29,49
Edit: oops not this one, wrong format, editting..

PSU
Corsair CX430M 49,99

HDD
Western Digital WD10EALX 66,90

RAM
Crucial Ballistix 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit 29,99

DVD rom
LG GH24NS70 16,99

Total 515,06

Overclocking?
No.

When?
As soon as possible.

Resolution?
Now 1366x768. Later upgrading to 1920x1080

Specific technologies?
USB 3.0, SATA III, HDMI.

Desktop best buy guide: editie januari 2013 | Best Buy Guide | Tweakers

They put an Athlon II X4 640 in the system, but that's trinity. Isn't trinity's CPU perfomance very poor compared to the Phenom X4?
How big should the PSU be for 965/HD7850 combo?

Last edited by BFighter; January 5, 2013 at 11:26 AM.
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