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KungMartin 12-08-2012 03:08 AM

Building a new gaming PC! Need some advice!
Hi y'all. So I'm building myself a new gaming PC this christmas, and need some advice on what hardware to get. I wanna keep it as cheap as possible, while still getting powerful stuff.

Does anyone here have a good eye on the best budget hardware? Like the best bang for one's buck? Any advice on graphics cards and processors will be highly appreciated.


john doe 12-08-2012 12:27 PM

General Hardware - [H]ard|Forum

Go there and post your budget, what games you want to play, and what parts you don't need (case, monitor, drives, ect). A small warning. Almost every suggested build will be above your budget. Not by much but ever person thinks you can always go an extra $50-$100.

EatMyTracers 12-08-2012 12:42 PM

You can build a great computer for $1000 but what is your budget?

Cr0_Reps_Smit 12-08-2012 12:49 PM

KungMartin 12-08-2012 02:00 PM

I totally forgot I made this thread here xD

Anyway, I've thrown this together:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3,4Ghz
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
RAM: Corsair XMS3 Vengeance DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 2x4GB
Power Supply: Corsair TX550
Harddrive: Intel 330 Series 2.5" SSD 120GB

What do you guys think? It landed me at about 760 euros, or roughly 980 USD. (remember I live in Sweden, everything is about twice the cost compared to the US:P)

KungMartin 12-09-2012 04:22 PM

Scrap that list. I ended up getting this instead, for the same price (believe it or not):

Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Socket 1155 Box
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC 2GB DDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCIe
Corsair 8GB (KIT) DDR3 1600MHz/CL9/VENGEANCE
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 4xDDR3 Socket 1155 ATX
Corsair Power Supply 650W New TX650 80 Plus Bronze
Noctua NH-D14 CPU-kylare S1155/1156/1366/775/AM2/AM3
Cooler Master HAF 922 XM Tower No PSU Black w/ Red LED fan ATX

It was thanks to a 25% off on hardware sale code I got from this awesome dude at the Swedish equivalent of Tom's Hardware. I bought it all for shy of just 750 euros or 970 USD. I'm a happy motherfucker =)

poutanen 12-09-2012 09:19 PM

The i7 and that graphics card might be a little overkill (or a lot) depending on what you're trying to run.

I've got an i5-750 (quad core 1st gen core series processor), and a GTX465 based card and it's still overkill...

Anyway, that'll be a quick computer there!

Psi-Man 12-10-2012 09:55 AM

It seems that you are all in here, so might as well go for a SSD.

Sorry, I see you listed that in your original specs...

KungMartin 12-10-2012 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by Psi-Man (Post 550085)
It seems that you are all in here, so might as well go for a SSD.

Sorry, I see you listed that in your original specs...

Well I was originally far from all in. I went all in because of the 25% off. I saved 300 euros in total thanks to it. Originally the full price for all that stuff would be about 1200 euros/1570 USD. I got it all for about 866 euros / 1,100 USD. (I was a bit off when I wrote 970 USD).

Either way, since I live in Sweden, where we have INSANELY high taxes, I would originally have to get my first or second list, for the same price that I got my latest list with the 25% off sale code.

Cycle4Fun 12-10-2012 02:18 PM

Good set-up. I'll stress how nice SSD hard-drives are. I built my computer last year for $1500 US. It'll be awhile until you are forced to run things at a medium graphics setting.

I can't stress how nice an SSD hard-drive is. 40sec. boot time with a login is so nice. Keep the games you are currently playing and your operating system on the SSD. Everything else can go in a cheap drive. Especially music, movies and photos.

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