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#1 11 years ago

The title explains itself.

These are the parts:

Intel Core i3 530 @ 2.93 GHz Gigabyte GA H55M UD2H MoBo Team Elite 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 memory Club3D Radeon 5670 Samsung Spintpoint F1 320 GB CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 390W CoolerMaster Elite 333 Midtower

Here's the link, it's a Dutch site, and the total amount should be around 450 euro's.

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The only thing I was wonder about if the PSU was decent, and if the amount of Watts will be enough for this system (it probably will, because the new i3s use approx. 115 W when idle).

The PC should last for about three years, and is meant for average gaming. My lil' bro is playing BFME 2 atm, but I assume he'll move on to a 'higher' level of gaming.




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#2 11 years ago

That is a fail. Your "little" brother doesn't need all of this, and if he does, get him a C2D setup. Also, that PSU even fails when not powered on :p, even my Corsair 400w fails with a stock dual core and a gts250, let alone that setup which has a better gpu and faster cpu.




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#3 11 years ago

I think a Core 2 setup would be quite a waste with that i3 priced under 100 euro's. And I said it has to be future based, so he has to a very, very long time with it (I realized that three years would be quite short for him).

About the PSU: both the i3 and 5670 use very few watts, idk how much you GTS 250 uses...?




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#4 11 years ago

I would get a better PSU if I were you. PSUs decay slightly over time, so it's not a wise idea to get the absolute minimum that you can; the few euro you save are not worth it.

I would also not get the 5670. For the price point that AMD's decided to put it at, it completely sucks. Try get a cheap 5750; it's a much better deal.

About the PSU: both the i3 and 5670 use very few watts, idk how much you GTS 250 uses...?

The i3 uses slightly more than the C2D he has, though the 5670 uses significantly less power than the GTS250.




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#5 11 years ago

The Ferox;5213568I think a Core 2 setup would be quite a waste with that i3 priced under 100 euro's. And I said it has to be future based, so he has to a very, very long time with it (I realized that three years would be quite short for him).

About the PSU: both the i3 and 5670 use very few watts, idk how much you GTS 250 uses...?

My e5200 is a great chip, 50€, and there are good q2d for 70-80€. i3 isn't future proof, i5 and i7 are.




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#6 11 years ago

I thought socket 775 was pretty much out of commision with arrival of the new i3's and i5's... What C2D or Q would you recommend, noobst3R?

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Got a Sapphire 5750 at the same website for 106 euro's, 512 MB, and a Asus one for 113 euro's, 1GB. Should I take the one from Asus?

And I found this PSU: OCZ StealthXStream




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#7 11 years ago

I'd have to say go for a e8400 over a i3 setup. Those i3 chips are notorious for dying quickly and cant take a beating like the core2 chips can. Just get a cheap dually and overclock the piss out of it. Get a DDR3 board though since the price difference is close enough ATM to justify spending the money (or saving).




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#8 11 years ago

Keep in mind that it has to be around 450 euro's. With the 8400 still around 150 euro's and overclocking won't be happening, I don't think that would be the perfect choise, unless it has super-duper advantage over an 1156 setup.




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#9 11 years ago

Look around for forums in your region and buy things used. I hardly buy things new because the price difference is so much. It might even be cheaper for you to buy all the core hardware in the states and buy the heavy stuff like the case in the EU.




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#10 11 years ago
kow_ciller;5213690It might even be cheaper for you to buy all the core hardware in the states and buy the heavy stuff like the case in the EU.

I can testify to that. Also, have a look on eBay.