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Building a semi-gaming PC with max SGD 1000 budget. (SG HELP)

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May 29, 2013 1:00:56 AM

Hello people.
I'm kind of new to building a desktop, but I'm learning it.

I would want to build a desktop revolving around i5 core.
I'm not a hardcore gamer that plays everyday so there's no need for a high-end PC.

I also don't want to OC so just leave out the K-series.

I'm buying all the parts locally (in Singapore) so some price quotes would be great.

Here are some of the components I want:

1. CPU (I'm thinking about i5-3470)
2. Video Card (Preferably Nvidia)
3. Fan (Not necessary)
4. RAM (4 GB should be enuff)
5. Optical Drive (Don't need Bluray)
6. SSD (1 64 GB, not necessary)
7. HDD (1 500 GB)
8. Power supply (Depends on the others)
9. Case (Would be good if it's an easy to assemble case)

The 1000 budget includes a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

I already have my monitor, mouse and keyboard so that's not necessary.
I'm not sure if I missed out something.
Would like to hear your suggestions.
Thank you in advance.
a b 4 Gaming
May 29, 2013 1:12:09 AM

Shame you don't live in Australia (or maybe you know someone who does? ha)

Or you could get this for Australian Dollars:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling UCACO-AP11301-BUA01 Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($239.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case
Case Fan: SilenX EFX-12-12 44.0 CFM 120mm Fan
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard
Mouse: Microsoft SideWinder X5 Wired Laser Mouse
Total: $693.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-29 18:10 EST+1000)

1k SG is 800AU.

Maybe you can find some of those parts in an online SG shop.
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May 29, 2013 1:16:38 AM

X79 said:
Shame you don't live in Australia (or maybe you know someone who does? ha)

Or you could get this for Australian Dollars:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling UCACO-AP11301-BUA01 Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($239.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case
Case Fan: SilenX EFX-12-12 44.0 CFM 120mm Fan
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard
Mouse: Microsoft SideWinder X5 Wired Laser Mouse
Total: $693.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-29 18:10 EST+1000)

1k SG is 800AU.

Maybe you can find some of those parts in an online SG shop.


I could definitely pick those parts out and search for individual prices and buy it locally. Thanks for the response.

PS. Yeah sux, wanna go study in Aus but it's abit too expensive lol
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a b 4 Gaming
May 29, 2013 1:17:45 AM

Do you know of any good SG computer sites?
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May 29, 2013 1:26:41 AM

X79 said:
Do you know of any good SG computer sites?


I usually check the price on sites like Fuwell.
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June 24, 2013 10:05:25 AM

Hey i just went to sim lim square 2 days ago and built my pc
i5 3470
Asus P8B75-m LE
Palit Geforce 2gb DDR3
Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 4gbx2
WD Blue 7200RPM 1TB
530W Thermal Take PSU
Random Drivebay
TP-Link WDN 4800 pcie wifi adapter
Sharkoon T28
Windows 7
The total cost for all this is $1010 i bought it from video pro in sim lim square you can download their price lists online.
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