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Right, so. I've been wanting to buy a pc again for some time now (blew up my last one, hurray!) but the thing is, I have absolutely no idea what the current best things are to put in it. Let's say I have about €1400-€1500 to spend, what do you guys reckon I should put in it? I have pretty much no knowledge on building pc's, but I would like a pc that can run games like Crysis with little to no problem (I believe the technical term is "monstrous").

The site I'm using as reference as to what different parts have to be in it is

http://www.alternate.nl/html/builder/circle.html?treeName=Builder

I know, it's in Dutch, but maybe some of you guys could help me out here? If you need any translations just like me know.

Thanks in advance.
 
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http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/ <-- click on any hardware, and look under "Populairste producten". :) might come in handy to choose the current popu hardware.
 
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But does popular mean best as well? :p
 
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But does popular mean best as well? :p
Yes actually. (most of the time anyway) As the hardware is getting voted / reviewed by quite a lot of people who know what they are doing. If you are looking for custom hardware, tweakers would be great for that. I got my own custom hardware from tweakers as well. Heck, you can even check for the cheapest parts. Why don't you check it out? ^_^
 
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I did, but the thing is.. I need everything. I'm not looking for an upgrade, I need everything including a monitor and a case etc. I just need to know what the current best things are to put in there.

So far I don't really have anything but a friend's recommendation of the Q6600 Quad thingie. Which sounds fine to me. XD

Thanks for the help so far. :p
 
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Newegg said:
Case: APEVIA X-JUPITER G-Type X-JUPITERG-BK Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: X-JUPITERG-BK
Item #: N82E16811144205

Price: $159.99

Motherboard: ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: IP35 Pro
Item #: N82E16813127030

Price: $179.99

Video Card: EVGA 768-P2-N831-A3 GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Model #: 768-P2-N831-A3
Item #: N82E16814130308

Price: $509.99

Power Supply: Thermaltake W0131RU ATX12V / EPS12V 850W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: W0131RU
Item #: N82E16817153043

Price: $259.99

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Model #: BX80562Q6600
Item #: N82E16819115017

Price: $279.99

Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ - Retail
Model #: F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ
Item #: N82E16820231065

Price: $119.99

Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: WD1500ADFD
Item #: N82E16822136012

Price: $169.99

Monitor: SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Model #: 226BW
Item #: N82E16824001096

Price: $309.99

Optical Drive: PHILIPS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe 2-Tone SATA Model SPD6104BD - Retail
Model #: SPD6104BD
Item #: N82E16827248011

Price: $36.99

Sound Card: HT OMEGA CLARO Plus+ 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
Model #: CLARO Plus+
Item #: N82E16829271003

Price: $174.99

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Model #: ARCTIC SILVER 5
Item #: N82E16835100007

Price: $5.99

CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #: ACFZ7-PRO
Item #: N82E16835186134

Price: $21.99

Subtotal: $2,229.88
I went a little over the budget, so if you feel you need to compromise something, choose what to sacrifice and I'll find something cheaper to replace it.
 
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Hmm hmm, that's about €1600. I might be able to get that arranged. Still, I guess the sound could do a little tuning down.

Is this pretty much the best there is right now?
 
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Pretty much, for the budget you're working with.
 
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Now that I look at it again, a 24" inch monitor might be a bit much, heh. I'm more than happy with say, 20", 22". You're making me regret not saving more money, Spunky. Damn you. -.-
 
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Updated the monitor and sound card. If you want/need any more changes, let me know. :)
 
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Thanks a lot man. :D

So far I'm trying to find those exact parts but I'm currently having some trouble with the videocard. The show where I'm probably going to get it all set up only sells the 8800GTS (GF 8800GTS 320MB GV-NX88S320H-R to be exact) as opposed to your recommended 8800GTX. Is it worth shopping around for the 8800GTX or will the 8800GTS be good enough? I really am somewhat of a nublet with things like this, so all help is appreciated.. I mean, what are the GTX' pro's over that of the GTS'? Should I see if I could get the store to order the GTX?

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Definitely go for the GTX. If you can't find a GTX, see if you can find a GT. If you can't find either of those, then (and only then) you should start looking for the 640MB GTS. Whatever you do, avoid the 320MB version. The higher amount of memory will allow you to go for higher resolutions, and is better for you down the line.
 
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I have the 8800GTS 640MB. If you wait a while, and you can't find any GTX or GT, get the 8800GTS 640MB SE (Second Edition). It is much better than the current GTS.
 
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I have the 8800GTS 640MB. If you wait a while, and you can't find any GTX or GT, get the 8800GTS 640MB SE (Second Edition). It is much better than the current GTS.
Is the SE the one that uses the G92 core? Don't those come with 512MB of memory?

/me is confused.

But yeah, if it's the one I'm thinking of, go for the SE if you can.
 
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I'm having the shop set up a definate pricelist for the following;

Q6600 2.6 Quad Core
8800 GTX graphics card
4 gigs of RAM
X38 motherboard
20" Samsung LCD monitor
600W Power Supply (had to, apparently, to stop it from blowing up)

and some more stuff which I'm sure you don't care about :)

Estimated price tag.. about €1700. I can't wait. >_>
 
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Double post but I really couldn't care less. Big thanks to Delta and Skyrider for helping out - The order is in, just waiting for the delivery now.

Complete spec;

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APlus El Diablo ATX Case
CooMas RealPower M 620W ATX2 Feed
Antec SmartCool 120mm Extra Fan.
Asus P5E X38 F RG SA Motherboard.
Int Q6600 775 2400 BOX1066 8M Processor.
D2 4GB 800-544 XTC Plat K2 OCZ RAM.
Samsung 500 GB SAT2 HD501LJ HD.
Asus768 D3 X EN8800GTX/HTDP R Graphics Card.
Sams 20,1 2032BW 2ms WS. (20" Widescreen Samsung Monitor, SyncMaster)
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With an operating system, assembly, and delivery, the pricetag is €1780. I can't wait to get it. >:F
 
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specially if you build the pc yourself, like i do, u can make a uber pc for just 1000,- max... and play some hardcore crysis without problems
 

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