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July 23, 2013 3:43:22 AM

Hi, I'm planning to build another PC sometime near. I'm on a very strict budget now, and here are my specs for this computer:
Intel Pentium G2020
Kingston Value RAM 4GB DDR3-1333
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
ASUS DVDRW 24x
Acbel CE2 400 400W
VenomRX Levantine Red Case
Windows 8 64-bit

Right now I'm on a budget of $550. This system will be used for watching 1080p movies and playing mainstream games like FIFA 14, PES 2014 in 1080p Med-High. Can you please recommend me a budget IB motherboard with dual output and the B75/H77/H71 chipset, a graphics card which is good enough for playing the above games and newer titles for at least another 2-3 years, and please also suggest other improvements for the system components I listed, all of that into a budget of only $550, or if possible, $500 for the entire system.

Thanks for ur help everybody, and sorry for my bad english, because it's not my native language. It's my 3rd language.
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July 23, 2013 4:53:26 AM

Which country are you from? And also what does third language mean? LOL.
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July 23, 2013 5:16:06 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Which country are you from? And also what does third language mean? LOL.


I'm from Indonesia. Third language means the third language that I study :D . The first is, of course Indonesia, the second is Bangka, which is more like a traditional cultural language ( don't know what it really is in English :)  ) and the third is English.
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July 23, 2013 5:39:03 AM

michaellimbong said:
Sangeet Khatri said:
Which country are you from? And also what does third language mean? LOL.


I'm from Indonesia. Third language means the third language that I study :D . The first is, of course Indonesia, the second is Bangka, which is more like a traditional cultural language ( don't know what it really is in English :)  ) and the third is English.


Can you also tell me which store do you plan buying parts from as I do not know things about Indonesia much, so would you be kind enough to send me the link of the stores you would be buying parts from.

I would be glad to help you. :) 
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July 23, 2013 5:57:15 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
michaellimbong said:
Sangeet Khatri said:
Which country are you from? And also what does third language mean? LOL.


I'm from Indonesia. Third language means the third language that I study :D . The first is, of course Indonesia, the second is Bangka, which is more like a traditional cultural language ( don't know what it really is in English :)  ) and the third is English.


Can you also tell me which store do you plan buying parts from as I do not know things about Indonesia much, so would you be kind enough to send me the link of the stores you would be buying parts from.

I would be glad to help you. :) 


OK, I would be fine with it. The store I plan to buy from will actually be some local retailers, but as far as the price data goes, you can refer from the website http://rakitan.com which prices only vary a little from the local retailers, and sorry for the little bit late reply. Researching while doing homework :)  . If you have any questions about where to find the listed parts, just post in the forum, and I will help. For reference, count Rp 10,000 as USD $1. Thanks...
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July 29, 2013 5:12:52 PM

I know you didn't mention the H61 chipset but that is the best suited one for your build. I'm not sure about the availability in Indonesia but here in the UK the MSI h61m-p35 is the cheapest motherboard and most value for money.

I'm not too familiar with the FIFA and PES games in terms of performance on PC (I play FIFA on console) but after some research presuming FIFA 14 will only be as demanding as FIFA 13 a hd 6570, 6670 or 7750 will all be absoloutly fine. On the Nvidia side a Gt 630 and 640 will also be good. The 7750 is a bit more expensive than the rest but pick whichever is the best choice depending on the prices in Indonesia.
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July 30, 2013 5:35:22 AM

Finally, an answer...

Okay, so the MSI H61M-P35 is about $65 here in Indonesia. Now I'm confused but does the AsRock H71M-DGS do the job? It only costs about $49 here. I just checked on the website and know the MSI mobo has 1 more PCI-E x1 slot, but I think it may be blocked because of the graphics card. Another mobo option is probably Biostar, but I do prefer MSI and AsRock because they are pretty decent as I know. Sorry for the pretty late reply. Will consider the MSI.
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July 30, 2013 5:42:59 AM

I recommended the MSI motherboard because here it's the cheapest motherboard and has all the features you need. The H71m is just as good if not better and is cheaper for you. I would recommend you get what ever is cheapest for you in Indonesia.
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July 30, 2013 6:40:04 AM

lostpistachio said:
I recommended the MSI motherboard because here it's the cheapest motherboard and has all the features you need. The H71m is just as good if not better and is cheaper for you. I would recommend you get what ever is cheapest for you in Indonesia.


So, you're saying that I should just get the H71M-DGS. Can you also improve the other system components and do you say I'm okay with a 7750 and the Acbel PSU, because it's actually a 350W pure power PSU?
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August 3, 2013 1:01:08 PM

I really would not recommend that power supply. You 450w will be more than enough though I recommend it atleast. You should get a PSU from reputable brands like Corsair, Antec, Silverstone, Seasonic etc.

As far as the 7750 it's more than enough. The only thing I would upgrade is the ram to 1600mhz if it's not too much more.
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August 4, 2013 6:33:30 PM

Hearing from you, I think the power supply should be changed to a Seasonic or Corsair PSU, and the Video Card would be the 7750. It should be a solid choice for me. I will also change the RAM onto a G. SKILL RAM because they had pretty good reviews everywhere, or at some point, Corsair. Anyway thanks for the answer.
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August 7, 2013 2:09:37 PM

As long as you get good ram. I mean low latency high speed it doesn't matter which brand it is. Corsair, G skil, Kingston, Patriot are all good. Just don't go out of your way to buy. The best ram because the speed won't matter to much.
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August 8, 2013 11:40:49 PM

lostpistachio said:
As long as you get good ram. I mean low latency high speed it doesn't matter which brand it is. Corsair, G skil, Kingston, Patriot are all good. Just don't go out of your way to buy. The best ram because the speed won't matter to much.


Okay!!! Ready to continue on now... Thanks lostpistachio.
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August 9, 2013 3:34:58 PM

Don't forget to choose a best Soloution to close the thread.
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January 18, 2014 9:04:31 PM

Isn't the Intel Pentium G2020 only as fast as the old Pentium E8600?
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