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Need help in building a Gaming PC (500)

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#1 alincrys


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:04 PM


As my first post here, I wish to ask your opinions on building a PC that I will use mainly for gaming and I need your help, guys. 

I've got an expense budget of very little over 500€ so I will have to be a little conservative. I'm also trying to avoid a bottleneck and if anything is out of order or you think that I'm missing something or you got a better suggestion you're free to make an entire new list, I'm attentive to any suggestion. I'm not dead-set on anything. Also, due to my bad past experiences I am trying to avoid overheating issues so take that into consideration please. 

Now, I already got the case so it should be easier.
Aerocool Vs-9 is the name and so far it has proven it's worth and thus I wish to keep it.

I have sketched a build in my mind and hopefully you can tell me what you think and complete the list for me. 

(Also, as an unrelated side note: I've got a new Alpenfohn Peter heatsink which did not fit on my old graphics card so it would be great if it would fit on my future card.)

Resolution: 1920x1080


Case: mid-tower Aerocool Vs-9 [Got it]

Motherboard: A friend suggested a Gigabyte 627 with z77 and uefi, although I'm not quite sure which one it was. (Hah!)

Processor: i5-2500(k) - 4 cores 3.3 Ghz, Max 3.7 Ghz

Graphics Card: GTX 660 

Memory: 8gb DDR3 

Power Supply: Roughly 750W I'd imagine.

Thank you in advance! smile.gif 


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:13 PM

Likewise, I am unsure of which Gigabyte board is being referenced.


There are a couple of choices to consider.  You can go a Z77 with a 3XXX CPU, like a 3570 or 3770, or try a Z78 with a Haswell 4XXX CPU.  A 2500K is a couple of generations old, and would be good if you can get a really good price break on it, and it would work on a Z77,   Think about that.  I do not know what your costs are for gear on your side of the pond, and whether or not you have VAT to contend with.  I would really consider a Haswell build if funds allow.


I don't see anything in your build that would need more than a 500-600 watt PSU.  If you can get a good price on a 750, so be it, but don't get hung up on 750 watts as a requirement.  Get a fullsize ATX board, not a micro.


Look around and post some component prices so we know what we are dealing with.


Socket 1155:  http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=3&p=2&v=24


Socket 1150 (Haswell):http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=2&p=2&v=31

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:04 AM

Hello and thanks for replying!   I decided to ship from outside. Here's what I found.  


CPU: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372500497&sr=1-1&keywords=i5  


GPU: 1.http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-Graphics-Cards-VCGGTX660XPB/dp/B0096JZYZC/ref=sr_1_42?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372502276&sr=1-42&keywords=gtx+660




Motherboard: 1.http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-1155-Intel-Motherboard-GA-H77N-WIFI/dp/B009JDTWVC/ref=sr_1_25?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372508307&sr=1-25&keywords=z77



RAM: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platforms-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372509821&sr=1-1&keywords=Corsair+Vengeance+8gb


PSU: http://www.amazon.com/XFX-PRO650W-Bronze-Energy-Certified/dp/B0045L5LGI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372508610&sr=1-1&keywords=XFX+Core+Edition+PRO650W


So, What do you think? :)

Edited by alincrys, 29 June 2013 - 07:44 AM.

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