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Budget gaming pc build finalization (~500$)

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April 8, 2013 9:51:36 PM

So far , i've got good help from great people heare for my build. Ive made a few changes since then and now its probably the cheapest i can go with good performance. So heres my system:


PC Build

CPU:
Intel Core i3 3220 (4.7k)

MOTHERBOARD:
Asrock Z68M/USB 3.0 (2.7k)

WIFI ADAPTER (External):
TP-LINK TL-WN725N (580php)

GPU:
Radeon HD 6670 1 GB ddr5
[Sapphire] (3.6k)

RAM:
4GB DDR3 PC1600 Heatsink
w/ Corsair (1.3k)

HDD:
WD Blue 500GB (2.3k)

Case:
CM Storm Scout II (2.5k)

Power Supply:
Thermaltake Litepower 500 watts (1.8k)

DVD Writer:
ASUS 24x (800php)

Monitor:
Philips 196V3L 18.5 LED (3.8k)

Keyboard: (optional)

OS:
Windows 8 64bit OEM (3.8k)

Mouse: (optional)

Total Price :
About 27,880 php

Please note that the prices are in philippine currency. Also, Im not buying online so i looked at local pricelists for this build. Im good with all but if you can make suggestions, i inly want suggestions for a better budget mobo and case. And lastly, the case i was thinking about in replacement to the current one is this:
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2003/

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April 8, 2013 10:06:10 PM

Well the build is okay, but there are a few issues to consider:
* The mobo is z68 based, which is good if your OC'ing, but since you have an i3 listed I would consider a cheaper option like H77, B75, Z75.
* Your case selection is good, but I would make sure that you have front USB 3.0 ports, if you can find a case that supports that (you will thank me later when your transferring large files to/from the PC).
* The PSU looks okay, but I'd rather buy from a more reputable company like Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, PCP&C, XFX to name a few. I would look for at least 400w or bigger for this build. The Corsair CX 430w is perfect for this build, if you can find one over there.
* The GPU I would look for maybe a 7750 or 7770, if that fits your budget.

Also, if you change the case to one you linked at the bottom of your post, than you would have to change your Mobo selection to Mini-ITX form factor. I wouldn't recommend this, especially in the hot and humid climate of the Philippines.
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April 8, 2013 10:37:18 PM

lunyone said:
Well the build is okay, but there are a few issues to consider:
* The mobo is z68 based, which is good if your OC'ing, but since you have an i3 listed I would consider a cheaper option like H77, B75, Z75.
* Your case selection is good, but I would make sure that you have front USB 3.0 ports, if you can find a case that supports that (you will thank me later when your transferring large files to/from the PC).
* The PSU looks okay, but I'd rather buy from a more reputable company like Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, PCP&C, XFX to name a few. I would look for at least 400w or bigger for this build. The Corsair CX 430w is perfect for this build, if you can find one over there.
* The GPU I would look for maybe a 7750 or 7770, if that fits your budget.

Also, if you change the case to one you linked at the bottom of your post, than you would have to change your Mobo selection to Mini-ITX form factor. I wouldn't recommend this, especially in the hot and humid climate of the Philippines.


Thanks man. Appreciate the help. Ill go with this build. Ill try to find a mobo soon.

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April 8, 2013 10:45:58 PM

DuckShepherd16 said:
lunyone said:
Well the build is okay, but there are a few issues to consider:
* The mobo is z68 based, which is good if your OC'ing, but since you have an i3 listed I would consider a cheaper option like H77, B75, Z75.
* Your case selection is good, but I would make sure that you have front USB 3.0 ports, if you can find a case that supports that (you will thank me later when your transferring large files to/from the PC).
* The PSU looks okay, but I'd rather buy from a more reputable company like Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, PCP&C, XFX to name a few. I would look for at least 400w or bigger for this build. The Corsair CX 430w is perfect for this build, if you can find one over there.
* The GPU I would look for maybe a 7750 or 7770, if that fits your budget.

Also, if you change the case to one you linked at the bottom of your post, than you would have to change your Mobo selection to Mini-ITX form factor. I wouldn't recommend this, especially in the hot and humid climate of the Philippines.


Thanks man. Appreciate the help. Ill go with this build. Ill try to find a mobo soon.


Yeah the Mobo is fine, but seems to be a bit of a waste, unless it has the options that you like and is reasonably priced. I would try and make sure you have a mobo with onboard USB 3.0 port for the cases front ports (if you have a case that supports this). I'd also consider making sure you have a Ivy Bridge based mobo, so you have all of the options that Sandy Bridge based mobo's didn't support, IMHO (H77, B75, Z75, Z77).
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