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Mobo+CPU: Gigabyte Z77-UD3H + i5-3750k $524
SSD: Corsair Force GS 128GB $169
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB $85
GPU: Sapphire 7970 3GB DDR5 OC $580
RAM: 8GB Kingston DDR3 1600Mhz CL11 $86
PSU: Uncertain (Any Recommendations?) $120+-
Case: Sharkoon T28 Red. $89
Total: $1650.
If anyone can help me take a look and share their thoughts on where i can save some $$. As i was looking for a budget of around $1200.
I wouldn't want to scrimp on the Motherboard, CPU and Graphics Card. As I'm hoping for it to last awhile. But i wouldn't mind slowly upgrading the other parts when i get the cash.
I'm also looking for a 23" Monitor. If anyone knows a good and cheap one i can get in Singapore.
PS: Use the PC for mostly games and doing of work. Virtual machines, Programming, scripting and such.
All prices in SGD please.
Thanks in advance.
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  1. Paying too much for your RAM, I would change the SSD, keep the case if you dont like the one i post
    You can drop the PSU if your not going to SLI/CF to a ~550W push the GPU up to a 7970

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.60 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.12 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.79 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.44 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1232.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-04 01:57 EDT-0400)
  2. Any preferred websites?
  3. Ah my bad I saw you using $ thought you were in an area where you pay with USD not a different currency. Either way I dont know the equivalent or transfer exchange rate but look for the parts I listed in places near you
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  5. Looks good but I would go with a 7950 also but keep Sapphire as the manufacture. From what I have found in my own systems Sapphire makes the best GPU's with AMD/ATI chips. I would go for the Sapphire Flex HD 7950 it is $329 at NewEgg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007 .
  6. Emelth said:
    Paying too much for your RAM, I would change the SSD, keep the case if you dont like the one i post
    You can drop the PSU if your not going to SLI/CF to a ~550W push the GPU up to a 7970

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.60 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.12 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.79 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.44 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1232.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-04 01:57 EDT-0400)


    I will be going with the build you gave. But i have some questions.
    Would dropping to a 7950 reduce game performance in any significant way?
    And does all the component that you have listed fit into the sharkoon t28 case?
    Do you think i should invest in a 3770k?
    Or should i OC the 3570k?
    Thanks.
  7. if you can reach the 7970 by all means go for it! I was trying to stick as close to your budget as possible by all means get the 7970!

    Do not get the i7 CPU for a pure gaming rig, the HyperThreading tech does not assist our needs and the difference between the 3570K and the 3770K is not worth the $100 difference.

    OC the 3570K and love it!

    If your case is a Mid Tower everything should fit smoothly
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($305.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1160.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-04 05:12 EDT-0400)


    The sharkoon t28 is a cheap case, dont buy it.
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    Marcopolo123 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($305.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1160.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-04 05:12 EDT-0400)


    The sharkoon t28 is a cheap case, dont buy it.


    Dont forget an extra $100 for the OS which brings ur build to $1260
    There is nothing wrong with the Sharkoon its a decent case and thats his own personnal flare to his rig
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