Buying new gaming PC (€1850)

By Yosip · 7 replies
Oct 2, 2010
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  1. Hello, what do you think? Is it good rig or bad? Have better parts? Better rig for same amount of money?

    Approximate Purchase Date: This Year (if luck is right next to me)
    Budget Range: cca. 1800€
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Rendering, Video Editing, Internet, Music Editing, etc.
    Parts Not Required: Required only case and inside parts
    Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
    Country of Origin: Slovenia
    Parts Preferences: AMD/ATI
    Overclocking: Yes
    SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire
    Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
    Additional Comments: Here is currently list. Check it out

    Case: Xigmatek Utgard Mesh
    Mimovrste (90.35€):
    Newegg ($99.99 or 72.85€):


    Case cooling 1: akasa Viper AK-FN059 120 mm (x4 side)
    Mimovrste (20.71€ x4 = 82.84€):

    Case cooling 2: akasa AK-195BL 140 mm (x1 bottom)
    Mimovrste (11.59€):

    Case cooling 3: Xilence TR 120 mm (COO-XPF120.TR) (x2 top, default 170mm removed)
    Mimovrste (8.93€ x2 = 17.86€):

    Motherboard: Asus Crosshair IV Formula, AM3
    Mimovrste (216.30€):
    Newegg ($229.99 or 167.56€):


    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T, 3,2 GHz, AM3
    Mimovrste (300.14€):
    Newegg ($295.99 or 215.64€):


    CPU Cooling: akasa Freedom Tower AK-CC017
    Mimovrste (39.44€):


    CPU cooling fan: akasa AK-183-L2B 120 mm (x1, default 120mm removed)
    Mimovrste (12.72€):

    CPU thermal paste: akasa AK-455-5G
    Mimovrste (9.22€):

    RAM: Corsair DDR3 2 x 2GB 1333 MHz (TW3X4G1333C9A) (x2 = 8GB 1333MHz)
    Mimovrste (92.76€ x2 = 185.52€):
    Newegg ($84.99 or 61.92€ x2 = 123.84€):

    PSU: Corsair HX-750W 750W
    Mimovrste (171.27€):
    Newegg ($149.99 or 109.27€):


    HDD 1: Kingston SSDNow V 128 GB, SATAII (SNV425-S2BD/128GB) (for OS, softwares and games)
    Mimovrste (258.84€):
    Newegg ($232.99 or 169.10€):


    HDD 2: WD Caviar Black 1 TB, 7200 rpm, 64 MB, SATAII (WD1002FAEX) (for torrents, movies, music, etc.)
    Mimovrste (89.90€):
    Newegg ($89.99 or 65.56€):

    GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD5850, 1 GB, PCI-E
    Mimovrste (298.71€):
    Newegg ($269.99 or 196.7€): (bigger fan!)


    DVD-RW: NEC AD-7241S, black (x2)
    Mimovrste (22.94€ x2 = 45.88€):

    Zillion-In-One Card: Spire Cardreader I (SP332CB)
    Mimovrste (10.32€):

    Operating System: Windows 7 64bit + Ubuntu
    Windows 7 64bit:

    Price: = cca. 1850€ = cca. 1500€ or $2000
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,657   +9

    Everything looks pretty good. However, I feel that you could invest in a better video card like the Radeon HD 5870 instead of going with 8GB of RAM. 4GB should be good for now and you could add another 2 sticks later. You could also save some more cash by picking the X6 1055T instead of the BE.

    Or stick with the current build and consider a second 5850 in the near future.
  3. Yosip

    Yosip Topic Starter

    I changed Radeon HD 5850 for a nVidia GTX470 1280MB, which is few fps better and with PhysX! It is also 50€ more expensive.

    Here is better version for little more money:
    Plus another DVD-RW, 22€ more, and SSD instead of VelociRaptor, 15€ more.
    Price would be 1916€. But dont forget Mushkin 2000MHz and V10 and 850W 100% modular SilverStone PSU in nice HAF 932 chassis!
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,657   +9

    I would suggest you go with an ATI video card for your build as it would allow you to go for a multi-GPU setup in future. The Crosshair 4 Formula does not support SLI and with the GTX 470 you're limited to a single card.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,397   +36

    Unless you're overclocking, drop down to a cheaper mobo. And for your intended resolution, get a GTX 460. You shouldn't see any significant drop in performance going down from a GTX 470. Also, unless you want it for the larger warranty coverage, the Caviar Black is slower than the Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB.

    Everything else looks great. Good luck! :grinthumb
  6. Yosip

    Yosip Topic Starter

    Forgot about this thread... sorry!

    Here is my new list (first is , second is slovenian site...)
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,397   +36

    Looks good; if you want, get the i7 930 (if it's significantly cheaper than the 950) and get a Patriot TorqX SSD (for the 10 year warranty coverage). Everything else looks fantastic.
  8. Yosip

    Yosip Topic Starter

    Well on quick update.

    Removed WD Black Caviar, added Samsung F3 1TB
    Removed SSD C300, added OCZ RevoDrive 120GB PCIe SSD
    Price same, but better!

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