Gamer Desktop 600 euros

hey crossfire,

as the title said,

i'm on the look for a new gaming desktop for around 600euros.

i would like to get an i5 2500/2500k (sandy bridge)
a gfx card with good perf/price.

Gamer Desktop > 600euros
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encore :/
get a Medion...

i5 is SHIT(sorry admins)
Take AMD Phenom X6
Oh wait..
Wait for new CPUs,they come soon,with better prize and performence,just wait.
i5 sandy bridge > phenom X6, sorry.
What you smoking son? Do you have something to back that up?
r you idiot or what ? amd is overrated these days
+ i technologies by intel just rocks
Are you looking for something that you'll custom build or something from a Dell/HP etc etc?
i think custom :D
i5 2500 ( 120e )
GTX460 ( 130e)

i5 is okei

single 460 sucks

I assume you're not planning on overclocking, so, here's the system I'd spec'ed out via NewEgg:

EVGA 01G-P3-1465-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $199.99 (If you can afford it, I'd spend a little more and go with the GTX560, but this card is just as good... and I would go with a good name brand, like EVGA, ASUS, or MSI)

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $49.99 (Big fan of modular power supplies, they make builds so much easier)

Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGV34G1600ELK - $49.99 (haven't seen much on XMP enabled 6 series memory, but this should work just fine.. 4GB is all you need, but if you want to double it to 8, knock yourself out)

ASUS P8H67-M LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - $104.99 (I'm all over the place when it comes to recommending a good motherboard. ASUS tends to be the most reliable out there. As I mentioned, if you want to overclock you're going to need to get a P67 board, but the H67 will at least give you the option to use SNB's built-in graphics stuff... like Quick Sync, if you plan to transcode videos. This board is near the lower end, but still has USB 3.0, you can probably knock off $10 if you don't want USB 3)

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500 - $209.99 (If you plan on OC-ing, you're going to want the i5-2500K, otherwise, this one is just fine)

Totaled, it's $614.95 US, I don't know what the etail/retail stores are like in Belgium, but I would assume you could get about the same for under 600Euros... If you had extra, I'd recommend adding an SSD. :)
If you're planning on overclocking, you're going to need to increase your budget.

Note: I work at Intel.
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