[help] Building a (gaming) computer

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by TomvanWijnen, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Hello everyone!

    So I've decided to build a gaming computer!
    But for that, I need you help :p

    It's going to be a desktop, that I'll be using mostly for gaming, but also for school, and other random things.
    Current budget: About 1500 euros. If it's less, yes please. If it's higher, :/ ok...

    Important: I live in the Netherlands, so if I buy from an English or American shop watch the shipping costs. :)

    Current questions:

    What type of Windows 7 should I get?

    Should I go for the AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card? It's for €450, or $613.10.

    *more questions later, I'm now onto more researching for other parts :)*
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  3. oh, lol. Haro directed these to me and I am thinking about the $600 one.
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  4. I'm thinking about an overkill one :p
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  5. well, unlike you, infinity dollars is not in the market for me. :p
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  6. Yeah I have to get my dad to give it :p will try to, otherwise I'll probably have to do some jobs or get a good report lol.
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  7. So I found a Corsair Obsidian 650D case for 85 euros (106 usd i think). It's second hand, but they say it's like new. Should I go for it? Or should I just skip it? Or should I get a bigger case?
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  8. How about the processor 'Intel Core i7 4770K' at 3.5 GHz? It's for 293 euros (400 USD).
    Should I get it or not?
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  9. Try this. 1500E won't really get you an overkill PC but I think this may be what you're looking for. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMRvz_IYSgM
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  11. 1500 euros is about 1875 usd :).

    I'm not really a fan of that design, I more like a clean look. :)

    *note* I already have a spare HDD.
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  12. Would you want an SSD? Boot time=10 seconds.
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  13. Yes I'd like a 120 or 128 GB SSD, a fast one :D
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  14. They are all blazing fast compared to an HDD
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  15. I've heard that the AMD Radeon R9 290X makes a lot of noise, so I had the idea to put a CPU cooler on top of it. Is that smart, or could I ruin my card?
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  16. You can't really slap A CPU cooler on a GPU. You may want to go with a GTX(Nvidia) card.
  17. Well I watched a video of someone doing it, and it worked perfect. Also I think the nvidia cards are a bit expensive.
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  18. Well you could but it wouldn't work. ;)

    I would try this website. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com friend got a computer off of it and he loves it.
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