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Old 10-14-2008, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default Building a new rig - help :D

Hey guys, I want to build a new computer... BUT!! theres a catch, i live in switzerland.

Anyway things are quite a bit more expensive here, but I found quite a good site that is in english to get parts from. www.digitec.

Apparently I should be seeking the advice of one "Worshipme" cus he is a genius or somehting. =D

Anyway I'm looking to build a gaming computer for no more than 1000 swiss franks. 1 swiss frank is about 0.9 dollars. I already have a monitor and speakers, I need everything else though.

I was thinking about the radeon 4850Hd, and the E8400 Intel processor, but I'm a bit clueless as to which motherboard, and which ram. Since I don't really understand the speeds. Also, could someone make a reccomendation for a power supply, I'm not sure the wattage, and a good case as well. The sound card doesn't need to be anything special.

This site has many things that newegg does, just not as much, and a bit more expensive :P. Sooo would someone please help me out here =) Ill be forever grateful.

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Old 10-14-2008, 05:19 PM   #2
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The link doesn't work, and I couldn't find it on Google.

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Old 10-14-2008, 05:47 PM   #3
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Can I give you a list of parts and you look up price for us in other Swiss websites?

Here's what I would go with:

-Motherboard: Asus/Gigabyte/DFI/Intel | Chipset: Intel X38/48 (these the ones for crossfire I think) or Intel P35/P45 (single PCI-E x16 slot).
-RAM: G.Skill/Corsair/OCZ 2x2GB 800MHz DDR2
-CPU: Intel C2D E8400/E8500/E8600 or Intel Xeon E3110. If you want Quad-core, Intel C2Q 6600
-PSU: Antec/FSB/PC Power & Cooling/Corsair/OCZ. Look for 500W+ for single GPU and 600W+ for dual GPU. Also look at total amps (A) on 12V rails. Try to get something with equal ratings on them and something that amounts to more than 50A.
-GPU: HD4850/HD4870 for resolutions higher than 1650x1080. Anything lower you can go with 8800GT/9800GTX+/GTX260. If you're plan on using SLI make sure to change the motherboard to an nVidia chipset. For Xfiring the Intel X38/X48.
-HDD: Try to get a hold of the Samsung Spinpoint F1. Fastest 7200RPM.
-HSF: Aim for a Thermaltake or a Xigmatek.
-OS: Windows Vista Home Premiu 64bit (OEM if you're short on cash by this time)
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: Building a new rig - help :D

well im really trying to limit my choices to digitec.ch as they have everything in english, and their main store is located where I live. It seems like it is much easier to pick up items at the store, rather then have them directly delivered to you. But thanks a lot for your suggestions, I'll try to put one together now.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:35 AM   #5
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Here's a list, I can't link to the product pages though. So you'll have to search for them on the site:

Processor: E8400 - CHF 209 The prices are a bit different on that site, but this is the best value compared to other products.
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Pro - 174 Crossfire support so you can add a HD 4850 for an upgrade later on.
Memory: Mushkin SP2-6400+ 2x2GB Kit, DDR2-800 - CHF 94
PSU: Hiper HPU-4M530, 530 Watt, ATX 2.2 - CHF 99. This is plenty enough for these components and Hiper are a reliable brand. (They're British and not currently available in the US so it doesn't matter if you've never heard of them)
GPU: Gainward HD 4850 Gainward Design, PCI-E 2.0, 512MB GDDR3 - CHF 199
Cheapest HD 4850 with the best cooler.
HDD: Samsung HD502IJ, F1, 7200rpm, 16MB, 500GB, SATA-II - CHF 85. I have this hard drive and it's very quiet and fast. Been running it for over a year with no problems.
Case: Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP, inkl. Mesh-Gitter, Schwarz - CHF 110. I've seen this case in the flesh and it's very smart with great build quality.
Optical drive: Samsung WriteMaster 22x DVD±RW Writer, SATA, LS, black - CHF 35. Eh, it's an optical drive.

Total: CHF 1005.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.
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