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 Post subject: Help me build first gaming pc.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:07 am 
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 Hello. I need some help building my first gaming pc. I have a 850-900 euro budget (without the pc screen)
This is the configuration i choosed but i'm looking forward for your opinions.
Sorry for the linguistic mistakes, english is not my first language.

  Corsair Carbide 200R 53,89€
  Intel Core i5 3350P 167,69€
  MSI B75MA-P45 58,99€
  MSI GeForce GTX 670 PE OC - 2 Go (N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC) 367,49€
  Corsair VENGEANCE BLUE 2 x 4 Go DDR3 PC12800 CAS 9 LP 48,59€
  Western Digital WD Black 3,5" - SATA III 6 Gb/s - 1 To (Caviar)= 81,89€
  Corsair CX Bronze - 600W 67,90€
  Asus DRW-24B5ST - noir =- OEM 19,99€

TOTAL 866,43€


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 Post subject: Re: Help me build first gaming pc.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:27 pm 
Coppermine
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Welcome to the forums! And your English is better than 50% of the people that post here!

As to your build, everything looks good. You are spending a lot on the graphics card - are you planning on gaming? If yes, then that's fine. If no, then you could spend the money elsewhere.

Finally, I'm shocked at how much items cost in Europe. 1 Euro ~ $1.35US...so the nVidia 670 is about $500!!! OUCH

Hope this helps.

Let us know how it turns out.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me build first gaming pc.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:04 pm 
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Thank you for your quick response.

I'm a student, I got my laptop for the university stuff so i'l use it for daily tasks but mostly for gaming and movies.
That site i provided offers mid range prices, i'm going to "hunt" them in stores hoping to find a better deal.

Another thing: what can you suggest for a 23 inch, 140-160 euro monitor? I wanted to buy an ips one but the prices made me change my mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me build first gaming pc.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:06 pm 
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I don't see anything wrong with the build you posted.

In regards to monitors, I can't recommend a specific model, but anything by Samsung, LG, Dell, or Asus should be good. Samsung and LG are the OEM that others use.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me build first gaming pc.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:02 am 
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Thank you.

I wrote because i wasn't sure if the won't be any compatibility issues, and maybe my choises were uninspired (maybe another ram, org gpu etc).

I think i'l get this monitor http://www.amazon.fr/Samsung-SyncMaster-S22B350H-Ecran-HDMI/dp/B0074H1SBM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359423640&sr=8-1

Now i need to gather the courage to assemble it, i'm pretty scared because these are expensive components and i don't want to screw it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me build first gaming pc.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:46 am 
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That Samsung SyncMaster S22B350 is a good one, I had a pair in the office for well over a year. But you might want take a look at some IPS panels before you buy. I tend to care how what I look at appears. IPS is so much more crisp and refined versus an LED. Just like plasma TV's punk led sets.

So my recommendation, if you have the coin, is to get Dell IPS @ $635 US. If not, get a Korean IPS @ $300 US. Ideally 2560x1440...since it will change your life, the life you spend in front of a monitor anyway.

btw, I'm curious - what are you studying?


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 Post subject: Re: Help me build first gaming pc.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:17 am 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
IPS is so much more crisp and refined versus an LED.

LED's are the backlighting, you're thinking of TNs :P

Well, let's back up here so we're on the same page.

TN panels are the most common variety of LCD panels you can find because they're cheap to make. They're also fast (allegedly 2ms response time). However, they have crappy viewing angles with color shifting so bad, you will see a gradient when there's supposed to be a solid color. They're also limited to 18-bit color, but they employ tricks such that you don't really notice.

IPS are more expensive, but they come in two flavors: eIPS and P-IPS. eIPS is the cheaper one, usually starting at $300 for 24". They have great viewing angles, but they can't do true 24-bit color (limited to 18-bits still). P-IPS is the expensive one, starting at $500-$600 at 24". These ones will have 24-bit color.

In regards to color reproduction though, unless you're a graphics artist or you really must have absolutely accurate colors, don't go out of your way getting a P-IPS monitor. The only unfortunate thing is the higher resolution monitors past 1080p/1920x1200 are all P-IPS for some reason.

On a cavaet, the Korean off-brand monitors are P-IPS, but they also lack anything in terms of user interface and may have defects (they're the rejects from Apple, usually).


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 Post subject: Re: Help me build first gaming pc.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:15 am 
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kleinkinstein wrote:


btw, I'm curious - what are you studying?

I'm in my first year (engineering) :)

In the end i found a decent monitor, it has ips technology and it's in my price range.

http://www.amazon.fr/LG-IPS234V-PN-Moni ... 680&sr=1-1

What do you guys think?


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 Post subject: Re: Help me build first gaming pc.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:09 am 
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Update:

I'm sticking with the initial build, although i wanted a stronger i5 procesor like the i5 3570k, but i don't want to cut on the gpu and i'm sure that the i3350p will do the job.

I'm going to order the parts in 2 weeks online if in the meantime i don't find a better deal in the stores, fingers crossed.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me build first gaming pc.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:31 am 
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how about a soundcard? yes i know onboard sound wil be OK, but a dedicated card would be cool too.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me build first gaming pc.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:48 am 
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Only consider if you can actually hear the difference between a flac an an mp3 ...and you truly care. If so, start (and likely end) your search with an HT Omega Claro card.

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=232842


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 Post subject: Re: Help me build first gaming pc.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:41 pm 
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In the future i will definetly think about it, at the moment i don't want to go over my budget and i was actualy thinking on giving up on the dvd writer and borrow a usb portable one from a friend. (he agrees to borow it only if a get some leds for my case :lol: )

20 euros is not a big deal but i don't like to buy stuff i barely use.


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