I built my brother-in-law a gaming rig earlier this year utilizing the AMD hexacore 1055T with 8 gigs of G.Skill RAM. He is very, very pleased.
As for the OS go with the Windows 7 64-bit. Yes, it runs older games.
As for the power supply, don't go cheap. It is the backbone of all systems. There are several good psu manufacture's but I like what Corsair offers. Depending on your final build a 650 watt or 750 watt psu should do you fine.
* There will be other contributors that regular post here that will probably answer giving excellent advice.
Are you sure you don't want to shop online you can get killer prices like this hexacore, and these prices probably wouldn't be available in stores, unless of course there is a sale.
Also, everyone on techspot only recommends trustworthy websites, so there's no worry there.
The most powerful gaming card is still the radeon hd 5970, but if your looking for a decent gaming pc I suggest looking at gtx 560 or hd 6870
here's prices on both of them:
Radeon hd 6870
case:Antec 900 ultimate case
Hard drive: Samsung f4 2tb
Optical drive: Do you want a blu-ray drive or burner?
Total for this build,without the optical drive/os system, and using the 6870 as the gpu, is around 734.76 euros, a little over budget but you get a very good gaming pc.
Blu-ray drive writer: Pioneer bdr-205bk
Adding these two in, the total is 964.76 euros, using the 150 euro windows 7 home premium, places you can cut down is, if you can find the os cheaper that would be a good thing, and if you don't want a blu-ray writer or reader, getting a dvd drive would be much cheaper, if you don't need 8gb ram cut down to 4gb though I think 8gb is necessary for most gaming pc's,people will recommend other motherboard's that are not as expensive, so just follow them on that, and if you want to go with a lower clock amd hexacore, that'll also reduce the price.
Can't help you if that's the case; seriously, you'd be much better off buying online off newegg.
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard
CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
If you can stretch your budget a little, I would switch these in:
SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-600CX 600W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
P.S. I don't think 8GB is at all necessary.
HK, as far as I know, newegg does not ship outside the US. The OP is located in Austria.
This is what I found:
Video Card: http://www.komplett.ie/Komplett/pro...phics_adapter/90_C1CPX0_L0UAY0BZ/default.aspx
The choices on the website were very limited and I think the prices are slightly high.
Yeah, I knew that .
It's just easier to use newegg because I'm used to their formatting; the op (if willing to order online) should look up those items at whatever dealer(s).
Ritwik, amazon is very similar to newegg in its pricing, just compare your parts prices to the ones I suggested, also all items besides the case and psu, I suggested were sold by amazon, so they get free shipping, so try searching on http://amazon.co.uk you might find better deals than me. I thought the 6870 is a good suggestion, it'll meet any expectation he has.