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Post by .pointer on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 11:49

Hey there,

I was building a custom build computer. Some requirements...:
- Microsoft Office tasks (word, excel etc)
- Gaming newest games on medium (so the very new games can be played on low)
- Multitasking in such a way I can open 20 tabs on Chrome, have MSN opened, have some office open, background applications open all at the same time. I made myself used to not shutting my applications but just opening new ones. I can't deal with no multi tasking on such a level Razz
- Doesn't require a legit windows 7. I have them lie around here.

Should have a good cooler so it doesn't overheat while gaming.
I searched for 15 mins and searched for components. I got this:
Cooler Master Silencio 550 €70,-
LC Power Super Silent LC6550 V2.2 (LC6550 V2.2) Voeding (intern) €40,-
Intel Core i5 3570K (BX80637I53570K) 3.4 GHz €200,-
Enermax ETD-T60-TB €70,-
MSI H77MA-G43 €80,-
König 5.1 PCI SOUNDCARD (CMP-SOUNDCAR21) Geluidskaart €10,-
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3-1600 CL9 quad kit €100,-
Seagate ST31000524AS €90,-
Sapphire HD7850 2GB GDDR5 €210,-
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40+70+200+70+80+10+100+90+210
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€870
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Now this is quite much for me, I won't have the money soon but I'll save it up. Now, is this set up compatible with each other? I really have no idea. I picked a site with custom pc's and just googled on their names to get is cheaper.
On that site (http://gamepc.nl/game-pc?tab=configuratie#samenstellen) I got this set up to €950,-, only to take in count my set up has no virtual drive (have em lying around)
Will it be easy and safe to put this together in the PC box (lol'behuizing')?

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Re: My (game) PC setup

Post by Adwomin on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 13:35

Hello,

Behuizing = case

Let's see, did you put your PC together using that website? If yes, that one should automatically check for compatibility. If two or more components are not compatible with each other, you should get a warning.

It's safe and easy, as long as you know what you're doing, lol. It's hard to tell like this, depends on your experience. There's no harm in having an experienced person watching over your shoulder.

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Post by .pointer on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 14:32

Yeah well, my brother installed his network card, which I think belonged in the motherboard. If every component just goed like that it must be okay. Else I have to pay 50 euro's to make it fit.. But, is this set up a good one? Does it make a fast computer? How is the videocard? If you don't know never mind, I have no idea if you are used to such questions or know much about this topic. If not I will just ask to another forum, it's no big deal

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Post by Adwomin on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 15:30

Hi there,

Well, I built my own PC a few months ago, so I should be able to help. Razz
Now, I recommend a CoolerMaster PSU (Power Supply Unit/Voeding), since it's very important you have a good quality PSU, if you don't want to damage your PC.
I assume the CPU is "boxed"? (So it comes with a cooler included?)

Are you sure you need that much RAM?
Lol, don't worry about the videocard, it's pretty hardcore.

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Post by .pointer on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 17:35

No idea if that much ram is needed, else I can also choose 8 GB, but I know that with my 4 GB ram now, only minecraft, and as far as I know is quite a soft game, uses it all up. So if I would go playing COD it will probably fill up 8 also but I don't know.

Coolermaster Silencio 550 is Cooler master right? I have no idea if the CPU is boxed. Where can I check this? What if it isn't boxed??

Thanks for the help already!

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Post by Adwomin on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 20:09

@.pointer wrote:No idea if that much ram is needed, else I can also choose 8 GB, but I know that with my 4 GB ram now, only minecraft, and as far as I know is quite a soft game, uses it all up. So if I would go playing COD it will probably fill up 8 also but I don't know.

Coolermaster Silencio 550 is Cooler master right? I have no idea if the CPU is boxed. Where can I check this? What if it isn't boxed??

Thanks for the help already!
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I meant the PSU, so the voeding. That's not a CoolerMaster in your case, right?
16GB is way too much! And don't underestimate Minecraft, it's a pretty heavy game. 4GB RAM is more than enough for nowadays games. 8GB is really the max you should get for now; you can always upgrade later. 16GB is good if you want to do a lot of professional video editing and stuff like that, but I assume you won't be doing such things.
CoD is not a heavy game at all, only Black Ops requires a little bit stronger CPU, but with the i5 you've got, you should be all right. Especially in combination with your GPU... don't worry!

Go to the link where you want to get the CPU from. In the description or in the title it says something like "boxed". If it isn't boxed, you're still good, because I see you want to buy an optional CPU cooler too. So even if your CPU would come with a cooler, you're not going to use it anyway, right?

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Post by .pointer on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 20:31

Well, on the site I wanted to order the set a cooler was set automaticly. So I just googled for that cooler :p
Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W €90,- (+€50,-)
Would do?

Thanks for all the help. Only have to save up +- 900 euro yet but I hope I'll have it in November/December xd Not getting paid very much ;p


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Post by Adwomin on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 20:33

Hello,

You're welcome. But keep in mind that a lot of things have changed by then. Especially the prices and the models and stuff. Something that looks new now, may be old by then.
Anyhow, yes, 600-700W should do just fine. If you want to be 100% sure that everything goes smooth, go for the 700W. The 600W should do just fine too though.

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Post by .pointer on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 20:41

Does that go so freakin' fast? I actually planned the PC to play the newest games for the coming 2 years or more. Or atleast being able to use the pc for 5+ years.. Hope that is working out..

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Post by Adwomin on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 21:34

Hello,

Yes, technology goes quite fast!
With your PC configuration you should be good for a lot of years, don't worry about that!

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Post by Aɾყα on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 22:04

Hello,

It goes fast, but when I built my pc 7 years ago I also had 4-5 years in mind and I would've made it if I had upgraded a couple of years ago.
Personally, I'd consider an AMD CPU if money is an issue, they are cheaper than Intell, but you wouldn't notice a difference in performance. Mine (AMD Sempron 2Ghz 3400+) is still working splendidly. It's outdated of course, but still going strong.

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Post by .pointer on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 07:03

I see, well, I'd need another motherboard right? Because I was told a motherboard must be equal to the processor. What would I need for AMD? I see it's cheaper - found a freakin' 8 core 3,6GhZ for €180,-. Guess it's equal to i7? the Gigabyte 990 FXA-UD7 motherboard is mentioned in a review of the processor. Also expensive. Can you help me find a motherboard which is enough for my requirements? I am not familiar with AMD. Go work now, I'll also look later.

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Post by Aɾყα on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 09:59

Hello,

I looked at hardware a couple of months ago and came up with this:

CPU: AMD FX-6100 6x3300MHz €137,90
Motherboard: ASUS M599X EVO €117,90
Videocard: Nvidia GeForce GTX 550Ti €112,90
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8 GB DDR3-1333 €39,90
HD: 2TB Seagate ST2000DL003 €119,90


But I think if I had the money now, I would spend a little extra and get the 8 core. And I had also been thinking about an extra cooler.
Unfortunately I didn't get to build it yet, our business didn't go quite as planned I'm afraid.

These mainboards are all for AMD Socket AM3+ for a CPU like this or this. The only problem seems to be finding a good match for the graphicscard you want.

Note that I only use Alternate as a reference, haven't bought anything there in a very long time because there are cheaper alternatives these days.

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Post by .pointer on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 14:19

After this holiday I (hope I) have €800,- available. It may be some more. I can substract the VAT (BTW?). I will calculate everything this afternoon and hope I can build a very good computer. I'll leave a note of the result and if I need help I'll post it Smile

Thanks for all the help!

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Post by Adwomin on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 17:47

Hello,

You can only subtract the VAT if you own a company or need the computer for your workplace.
If someone else is going to subtract it from their business, watch out, they may get problems. One may ask why you need such a fancy PC for business, when there are cheaper alternatives, if you understand what I mean.

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Post by Aɾყα on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 18:38

Hello,

We considered doing that as well. I guess it depends on the kind of business you own if it will work or not. If you use fancy software, you might pull it off, say you work in advertising or video editing. We eventually decided against it, even though we didn't even have the money yet. And it's a good thing too now that we decided to stop and get a regular job.
Keep in mind that if you do this, and it is found out, it's considered fraud and the penalty might not be worth it. I believe they could even consider letting you do time.
I think the best course of action is to spend a lot of time looking for the best deals or finding cheaper, equally good alternatives to the hardware you want.

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Post by .pointer on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 21:28

It will be fine, I may hope my parents know what they´re doing, as I am not the one owning a business but both of my parents are. I'm going to look for the cheapest alternatives, which do fit to each other, and be just as fast as the expensiver ones.

//EDIT

So, I googled around and found a site which has a large, huge stock on hardware. Looked a little and came up with this. I searched on AMD matching so it's compatible with each other. I Hope that went well. Saved up on the case, I have no idea if that is actually possible.
****UPDATED MY SETUP A LITTLE**** **** 3RD UPDATE LOL ****
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As you can see it isn't really very expensive and I CAN possibly order it all from the same website which is safer than from different sites.
Is this 'something'? €810 is affordable and IF it isn't possible to substract VAT I can afford it still, atleast I assume it's incl. VAT.
(noob)question: You have to connect the components with eachother, right? Do the components usually come with those needed cables? Or do I need to search for those cables (which would be a hell job..) to connect 'em? I can understand you need to buy an adapter, that's no problem I probably have one already.
And what about this one? It's build already and is just as expensive;
Clicky
As I see it has a much worse videocard and less RAM, but a better processor. The videocard scores a 6 where my chosen card scores a 10...

Grt

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Post by Aɾყα on Tue 03 Jul 2012, 14:30

Hello,

I think your own custom setup looks a little better than the complete pc.

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