The problem with buying in the US is that getting it to Denmark is pretty expensive, and i risk getting taxed on it, meaning that in the end, i will have payed the price that i would have payed anyway+transport. US->Denmark also makes for some difficult insurance stuff.
Ah, I didn't so much mean that you should buy from the US. Just that it's the only market that I'm familiar with, and I know how much a machine like this would generally cost me to build. So my impression of the pricing and all is based on that. Likewise, I haven't got the slightest clue about how the retailer you're looking at compares to other buying options available to you.
Anyways, this is also something that i will have to put together myself, but it is a kind of package-deal from the store.
Yeah, clicking the translate button, I see that now. Something extra to keep in mind there is that you'd also need a legit copy of Windows to accurately compare pricing to their prebuilt systems, since the bundle doesn't include it, or other accessories. Still, it's just a bundle, so you can always piece together your own.
Looking around that site:
- Antec Dark Fleet is 879 DKK. You could certainly go cheaper, but that's what the bundle has.
- The Chieftec Super series 650W PSU they have spec'ed is 648 DKK
- The 8GB RAM kit spec'ed is 689 DKK
- The ZOTAC GTX560TI is 1995 DKK
- 1TB WD Caviar Blue is 429 DKK
- They have at least a couple DVD burners for 195 DKK
So 4835 DKK for the stuff other than the CPU/motherboard. IMO, you could go with a cheaper case, like the HAF 912 or 922. You could also get a 4GB RAM kit to start with - easy enough to add more later if you need it, and for the time being, 4GB is fine for gaming.
Their pricing on an i5 2500K is 1495 DKK (the same exact price they have the i5 760 for), and the motherboard they're offering in their prebuilt systems (MSI P67A-GD65) is 1229 DKK (though it's apparently not in stock). You wind up with 7559 DKK to swap to a Sandy Bridge setup with the same motherboard they're using.
Notably though, the motherboard in the bundle you linked to does not support multiple graphics cards (only has one PCIe x16 slot). The MSI board mentioned does, which could justify the extra expense if you were considering adding a second card down the line. Conversely, you could also buy a cheaper P67 motherboard if you don't care about that.
It does look like they're giving a discount for buying the bundle. Otherwise the bottom line would come down to motherboard cost.
If you built that, and you planned to overclock, then you'd also want a better CPU cooler.
And thank you for the help on the other one, but i have a question on it. When will i feel the fact that it is an older system? When playing the new games or willl i notice that it does not run as fast as it could?
It's hard to say. The video card is more recent (came out around the end of January), but the rest of the machine would have been something an enthusiast might have build as recently as around last Christmas, if they weren't holding out for Sandy Bridge. It's not like it's vastly out of date. The main thing, again, is that the new/better CPU is the same price.
Gaming is usually a harder thing to narrow down, given how heavily most games lean on the GPU versus the CPU. Here
is a roundup of gaming tests as part of a Sandy Bridge review (an i5 760 will be a hair better than a 750).
Keep in mind too that these are all stock, and most of the CPUs listed can be easily overclocked to significantly higher speeds.
As you can see, some games wind up being more GPU limited (like Crysis Warhead in those benchmarks), and most anything recent will result in similar performance with a given card. The CPU can push all the data it wants to the card, but the card can only do so much.
Others are more CPU-limited - the GPU can handle them relatively easily, so it comes down more to how fast the CPU can push data through. You can see that more in the WoW benchmarks.
IMO, you're not really going to see a point where something is playable on a 2500K, but not on a 760. But, as mentioned, for the same money, there's really no reason not to get the faster chip.
Something to be aware of, if you are not already, is that Intel's new chipset did have a problem discovered with it (the SATA controller degrades over time). OEMs are doing swaps
, but waiting a month or so and checking around to make sure fixed boards are out might be a good idea.
This also may be why the P67 board mentioned above isn't in stock, and why they're not offering the newer CPUs in their bundles.