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    Looking to buy a nice computer :)

    So right now I'm looking for a nice new computer to buy.

    Question is, where to find a computer that's worth its price?

    Right now I've got 25.000 Swedish crowns (Around 3.500 USD) and ofcourse I'd like to spend them wisely and not just buy a computer because it's expensive.

    I have no idea of which specs are good and which are not, So I really need some help here :P

    Thanks in Advance!

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    What settings do you wish to acquire? It would also be nice to know if you need peripherals and such.

    Here's a build I threw together without knowing those things: Click me!

    That will handle all games on max settings, but depending on what you want and need, you could skip one GPU and buy a smaller and cheaper PSU.

    Note: 25000 SEK translates more closely to $2500, when you're talking about computer parts.

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    Just a question cause im curious, how does 25k SEK = $2500US when talking about computer parts?? It converts exactly to $3447.90. Is there a special kind of swedish tax or something that u guys pay? i ask because thats about a 1k difference and can change the build quite a alot.

    On topic @OP, do you need Monitor, keyboard, mouse, headphones ect?
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    ^ VAT, it's about a 30% tax IIRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brich View Post
    With that kind of money, you have several different options and could build the Ultimate Gaming Rig. I'll show you what I would get if I had that kind of money.


    This build will be anywhere from $2000-$2500 in US. If I had the money that's probably what I would build. My computer I built is nothing like this but it's what I'd do.
    The motherboard socket is not the same as the cpu socket.... not to mention some really terrible suggestions for what he wants to do and how much he is looking to spend.

    Look up Marest's sample builds in the stickies and look at the one for your budget. He knows what he is talking about.

    Extreme Gaming 2500

    MoBo: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe – $274.99 Review
    CPU: Intel i7 3770k – $349.99
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 4x4GB – $97.99
    GPU1: EVGA GTX 680 – $499.99
    GPU2: EVGA GTX 680 – $499.99
    SSD: Samsung 830 128GB – $119.99
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB – $109.99
    PSU: Corsair TX850M – $139.99
    Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14 – $89.99 Review
    Case: Corsair 800D – $259.99 Review
    --------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Total Price – $2443

    This is his Extreme build. You can save yourself some money if you dont need the Hyper threading in the i7 cpu for uploading/editing and only want to game get an i5. Also could take out the 2nd 680 card, but I wouldnt if i had $2.5k to spend on a rig!
    Last edited by Blulight; 2012-06-05 at 04:01 PM.

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    Go with Blulight's build if you can. The NH-D14 is a great heatsink, and the 3770k should be more than enough for you. 3930K is overkill, not to mention that its an LGA 2011 chip, so it won't fit in the LGA 1155 mother board that Brich linked.

    If you don't intend on going for 2 or more screens, stick with one GTX 680, since 2 of those for just 1 screen is a waste of 500 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by protput View Post
    Go with Blulight's build if you can. The NH-D14 is a great heatsink, and the 3770k should be more than enough for you. 3930K is overkill, not to mention that its an LGA 2011 chip, so it won't fit in the LGA 1155 mother board that Brich linked.

    If you don't intend on going for 2 or more screens, stick with one GTX 680, since 2 of those for just 1 screen is a waste of 500 bucks.
    I am going to disagree with this. The build Blulight wrote is complete overkill and assuming the OP just wants a nice computer to run WoW or equal games this is far beyond what he needs.

    OP,

    Please advise what games you intend on playing and if you are comfortable building the computer itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hapylol View Post

    OP,

    Please advise what games you intend on playing and if you are comfortable building the computer itself.
    Sorry for late response, I was at work!

    Well, I intend to play games with high graphic settings such as BattleField 3, Tera online, GW2 when it comes out.

    And no, I have never built my own computer, although I do have friends who are able to, so yes - I can probably get parts to build my own =)

    My goal with the computer is probably to run the game at a high and solid FPS on atleast high settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reak71 View Post
    Sorry for late response, I was at work!

    Well, I intend to play games with high graphic settings such as BattleField 3, Tera online, GW2 when it comes out.

    And no, I have never built my own computer, although I do have friends who are able to, so yes - I can probably get parts to build my own =)

    My goal with the computer is probably to run the game at a high and solid FPS on atleast high settings.
    Well, now that we know that it'll be a gaming pc, you should probably just go for an i5 3570k or an i5 2500k.

    i7 is only good for video editing/doing big calculations.
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    Wow totallymy fault screwed up on processor and mobo sockets. I didn't read well enough was just browsing around and copying stuff down. I'll post all my specs in my rig I built last summer and it's a fraction of the price from the build I linked and Bluelight's.

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    Reak,

    This is what I would recommend for individual parts. If you don't plan on overclocking you can just ditch the cooler. These are in USD and will run everything @ max. You will have to find a store that sells these parts in SE and see how the prices compare.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.12 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.88 @ B&H)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($116.00 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) ($185.98 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1481.78
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-05 13:07 EDT-0400)

    Let me know if you have questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hapylol View Post
    Reak,

    This is what I would recommend for individual parts. If you don't plan on overclocking you can just ditch the cooler. These are in USD and will run everything @ max. You will have to find a store that sells these parts in SE and see how the prices compare.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.12 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.88 @ B&H)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($116.00 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) ($185.98 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1481.78
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-05 13:07 EDT-0400)

    Let me know if you have questions.
    Wow, I'll look more into those parts if it's true what you say about it being able to run on max settings.

    Shame everything is around 20% more expensive in Swe, especially electronics :/

    Thanks, and I'll be sure to ask you if I got any questions !

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    Go with the i5-3570K instead of the 2500K, the difference less than 100 SEK. Also, don't get the Hyper 212, while it may be pretty good for it's price, it's a pain in the ass to install. And personnally I'd stick with the Sniper RAM over the ARES one's. Cheaper and lower Voltage.

    This build if you want to save money or the build I linked earlier if you want to go all out.

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