New Desktop (800€)
I'm planning on upgrading my desktop, and I have a budget of about 800 euro (perhaps a little more).
I've been looking around a little and I've found this:
PIXMANIA Radeon HD 5830 - 1 GB GDDR5
Intel 1156 Quad Core I5 750 2.66GHz
Was thinking about an Solid State drive as boot drive, and then some other harddisc for data.
I already have a case, screen, mouse and keyboard. Though some money left for a nice new screen (with a higher resolution) would be nice but not really necessary (since I still have some money left and a new screen would be a good investment for that :P)
Now my question to you is whether you have any better ideas or tips for me to get the best build for about 800€.
Hey there Pablo, welcome to the forums,
where do you live?
HD5830: €170 http://www.pixmania.be/be/fr/5020944...-go-gddr5.html
GTX460: €190 http://www.pixmania.be/be/fr/6166500...768-mo-gd.html
either one is good , they are pretty evenly matched, http://techpowerup.com/reviews/Axle/...768_MB/31.html if you have a bit extra, spend €30 more for the GTX 460 with 1gb and you're set!
memory wise go for at least 4gb DDR3, 8gb if you can afford it;
the motherboard choice will only become important if you want a certain feature or looking for best OC
I live in Belgium ;)
Thanks, I'll look into that !
I forgot about the memory xD Thanks !
I would recommend the i5 760 since the 750 will become shortly discontinued; regarding the SSD, I would recommend jumping later on it because the prices are still very high and I would invest these money into another hardware component, like a monitor, as you said.
80Gb~100Gb model, either Intel X25-M G2 or one of the newer sandforce drives; use it for OS/apps; and get two big HDDs for all your data.
I'm pretty sure Stefan's PC doesn't have an SSD, otherwise he would not be discouraging the purchase;)
@Stefan Mileschin & jmke
Yea, I also heard an SSD makes your computer waaaay faster :D So I'm still going for one ^^
Though now I was looking for some ram, and normally I get kingston (since I used to have this, and I'm very happy with it). Though ram has gotting really expensive :o
The cheapest I found was "OCZ Gold Low Voltage 2 x 2 Gb DDR3-1333 PC3-10666 PC geheugen (OCZ3G1333LV4GK)" or "OCZ Fatal1ty Dual Channel PC geheugen 2 x 2GB DDR2-800 PC2-6400 CL5" (both in Pixmania, but since I don't have 5 posts yet I can't post the link :/ :P )
So both 4GB. But I have no idea what the difference is :P Nor do I know whether the "OCZ" ram is any good :P
Any of you have any experience with that ram ?
OCZ Fatal1ty Dual Channel PC geheugen 2 x 2GB DDR2-800 PC2-6400 CL5 -> don't get this because it is DDR2, not 3
Regarding the RAM , you can't go wrong with either A-DATA or Corsair.
boot times, app loading times, general alt-tabbing and every single action on your PC is made AT least 2x faster than with a normal HDD. That's worth the investment and tweaks for getting your OS/apps on a smaller SSD :D
Haha, thanks for pointing that out, didn't see it was DDR2 xD
@Stefan & jmke
Yea, still going for a SSD, even though it costs a lot ^^
And what rate is needed for overclocking ? (never did it, neither am I planning on doing it, though just interested :P)
Thanks a lot !
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