A New Budget Gaming system

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martins2309
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So I'm getting a new chassis(Cooler Master HAF 922)for Xmas
and I want to build a new budget system with this chassis. I am looking at some possible components for it and since this is my first build I would like your help. So here is what I was look at:

Chassis: Cooler Master HAF 922(already have it)
Motherboard: Gigabyte P55 USB3
CPU: Inter Core i5 760
PSU: CoolerMaster Silent Pro M700( already have it)
GPU: ? the best in €100-150
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB(2*2GB) kit
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
Drive Reader: I have a spare DVD and milti Card reader too

This is what I was look at now if u have any recommendations I'm more then happy to listen to you.

hnkftalnot
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What are you going to do with it? Is it just a secondary PC for internet browsing, office and such?

i5 is a nice processor but quite powerful and not cheap. Also, do you need USB3.0 and SATA3 to go with that?

And get a 7200rpm HDD, it shouldn't matter price-wise.

martins2309
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ok here are all the answers to your questions:
1 I am going to use it for gaming and also programing( I am doing Computer Science in College next year)
2 the core i5 is €140 in a local hardware shop( I live in Ireland)
3 I was planning to have USB3.0 and SATA3 because I want it to be upgradeable for the next few years
4 I will look into getting a 7200 hard drive

hnkftalnot
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Oh that's a lot cheaper than it is in Holland. It's a nice selection I think. Just one more thing, I think the powersupply is a bit strong, could save some money there because a quality 550 watts would run it just as good. -But again, don't know how the local prices are overthere, and 700Watts doesn't hurt either:).

martins2309
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The Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 is €90 and I'm also getting this for xmas from another close relative so I dont have to worry about the cost

sherretz
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Looks good. Recommended upgrade priority for the future:

GPU
RAM
CPU

Enjoy!

I'm still using my 4850 and I'm very happy with it.

E8400 Stock; CoolerMaster H50; Asus P5Q Deluxe; G. Skill 2*2GB + 2*1GB PC2 1066; Sapphire 4850; WD 6400AAKS; Win 7 Pro; PCP&C Silencer 750W; Antec 300

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890FX is the only native USB 3.0 supportive chipset (as far as I know, maybe im wrong, correct me if so) so AMD would be your best bet, plus they are usually cheaper

martins2309
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I know that AMD would be cheaper in most cases but I have haggled a good deal for the 760 plus i have heard that amd have over heating problems. This build is still flexible since I have only 2 of the components: the chassis and psu

martins2309
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Also the mobo I listed has 2 usb 3 headers

sherretz
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Do you have proof of these thermal issues, or are they just forum hearsay?

martins2309
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just forum stuff plus I want to stick with Intel especially with this deal I can get from the local seller for i5 760 for €120(€170 normally)

Fnawesome
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at least buy some better ram, a 4 gig kit is only 50 bucks, why get 2gigs and be limited right from the start

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5400rpm hard drives are typically used for backups and/or storage, not as a primary hard drive. Take a good look at the WD Caviar Black or the Samsung Spinpoint F3. Both are excellent.