New Gaming Rig (€1100)


Dec 25, 2012
Hello everyone,

I've been looking around for a new computer build lately. This is what I picked so far and I was wondering what you guys think about it!

Approximate Purchase Date: This week.

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400): Including shipping around €1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, school work, regular browsing. No photoshopping or rendering.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM): Full build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.:, -- to show us selection & pricing): The cheapeast ones. I'm not located in the UK so I'll pick the shop that's cheap & decent.

Location: the Netherlands. I've decided to throw to build it myself. I've been watching hours of videos on how to do it. I'm patient so I think I'll be fine if I take a few hours for it =P.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU): None.

Overclocking: Nope

SLI or Crossfire: Nope

Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get): Full HD (1920:1080/1200

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using): Relatively quiet, but it doesn't have to be 'silent'. Some noise is okay as I'm probably wearing a headset anyway.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke): My current computer is 5 years old and I notice it's getting a tougher time keeping up with games (that shouldn't be that hard on your system). I've saved up for it!

My current configuarion (with some help of others is)

I5 3470
Asrock B75 Pro-M
Gigabyte Radeon 7950 3GB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (7200RPM)
Cooler Master K280
Samsung Syncmaster S22B350H (1920x1080, Full HD, 2ms)
Microsoft Windows 64 bit (Dutch version)
Gelid Solutions Tranquillo Rev. 2
Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600
Logitech G400 Gaming Mouse
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1600), Low Profile
XFX Pro Bronze 550W
Crucial M4 128GB SSD

This is, including shipping, €1100.

What do you guys think about the system? Will it fit? Will it do well? Am I able to get better products for the same amount of money?

Thanks a lot for your help!

Happy holidays,