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Gaming Rig Under 700$ need help badly!

Here's my first attemp in making and building my own gaming rig(Price to efficiency ratio imo is pretty decent)

Feedback would be greatly appreciated and here goes nothing :

Processor INTEL CORE i5-3570K (3.4G, 6MB CACHE, LGA1155)
Mainboard ASROCK H61M-VS3
Video Card ASUS GT630 2GB DDR3 128BIT
Memory CORSAIR 4GB 1333 DDR3
Casing AEROCOOL V3 CASE - NO POWER SUPPLY
Power Supply AEROCOOL STRIKE X 80PLUS SERIES BRONZE 500WATTS
Harddrive WESTERN DIGITAL 1 TERABYTE BLUE
Monitor BENQ GL930A / 950A LED (18.5)
AVR APOLLO BLAST 550VA


^this is what I'm hoping to build and I seriously don't know what I'm doing, I'm hoping that someone can give me an input on what to change or point out what I did wrong here ($600 is my true budget but upon estimating this build it came to around $700 but I'm hoping I can build something for $600 or a little less than because I would still need to buy some peripherals computer table etc etc etc and that's where i'll be using the extra $100)

Reason for building a rig is because it feels way different playing and grinding using a desktop compared to a laptop and I'm currently using this :

Asus k55vd
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 3610QM
Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate
Memory 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
Display 15.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768) LED Backlight
Graphic NVIDIA® GeForce® 610M with 2GB DDR3 VRAM
Storage 750GB 5400/7200


^In all honesty I want something close to this specs because of it's awesome performance but building this kind of rig is way too pricey. feel free to make some serious overhaul with what I have in mind.

PS : if you can build me a rig that's close to my laptop specs in under or atleast $600 budget that'd be great!!!!!!!!

2nd PS : I prefer Intel over AMD (but if your AMD build can compete with my intel build feel free to shoot me an email message or just simply comment here!)

3rd PS : You're awesome! :wahoo:
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  1. Your build looks fine apart from the GPU.

    If you're going for a gaming rig I would go for either an Nvidia 650Ti or AMD HD 7770 *MINIMUM*

    In the UK a 650Ti is not too much more than that 630. Also, avoid DDR3 on your GPU...yours may have 2GB but 1GB DDR5 > 2GB DDR3.
  2. Carlo Bustamante said:
    Here's my first attemp in making and building my own gaming rig(Price to efficiency ratio imo is pretty decent)

    Feedback would be greatly appreciated and here goes nothing :

    Processor INTEL CORE i5-3570K (3.4G, 6MB CACHE, LGA1155)
    Mainboard ASROCK H61M-VS3
    Video Card ASUS GT630 2GB DDR3 128BIT
    Memory CORSAIR 4GB 1333 DDR3
    Casing AEROCOOL V3 CASE - NO POWER SUPPLY
    Power Supply AEROCOOL STRIKE X 80PLUS SERIES BRONZE 500WATTS
    Harddrive WESTERN DIGITAL 1 TERABYTE BLUE
    Monitor BENQ GL930A / 950A LED (18.5)
    AVR APOLLO BLAST 550VA


    ^this is what I'm hoping to build and I seriously don't know what I'm doing, I'm hoping that someone can give me an input on what to change or point out what I did wrong here ($600 is my true budget but upon estimating this build it came to around $700 but I'm hoping I can build something for $600 or a little less than because I would still need to buy some peripherals computer table etc etc etc and that's where i'll be using the extra $100)

    Reason for building a rig is because it feels way different playing and grinding using a desktop compared to a laptop and I'm currently using this :

    Asus k55vd
    Processor Intel® Core™ i7 3610QM
    Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate
    Memory 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
    Display 15.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768) LED Backlight
    Graphic NVIDIA® GeForce® 610M with 2GB DDR3 VRAM
    Storage 750GB 5400/7200


    ^In all honesty I want something close to this specs because of it's awesome performance but building this kind of rig is way too pricey. feel free to make some serious overhaul with what I have in mind.

    PS : if you can build me a rig that's close to my laptop specs in under or atleast $600 budget that'd be great!!!!!!!!

    2nd PS : I prefer Intel over AMD (but if your AMD build can compete with my intel build feel free to shoot me an email message or just simply comment here!)

    3rd PS : You're awesome! :wahoo:


    Here is the problem, your CPU is so much better than the GPU. In gaming the GPU is more important. I would tone down the CPU and go for a Radeon 7790-7870. With that gpu you won't get good performance
  3. alright learned something from you about the GPU!Thanks mate!I'm willing to swap some of those parts but with lower price and equal or better performance with what I currently have built. Any other parts that can be replaced with lower price but with equal or beter performance?
  4. First thing...don't buy the 3570k. The "k" series is for overclocking and more expensive. Also, if you do overclock you have to buy a Z77 not H77 mobo. Also, the H61 is part of the Sandy Bridge mobos. (really old)

    What country are you buying in? You want everything for $700, right? I mean OS and monitor too?
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    This is a little over $600 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xvYR NO OS! AMD!

    A link for you: http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu/NVIDIA+GeForce+GT+630/review

    2nd link: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-vs-GeForce-GT-630-PCIe-x8

    GPU- and GPUboss is a good website if you don't know the GPU hierarchy
  6. This is around $600usd. It'll game well and handle everything else exceptionally cuz of quad core i5 and plenty of RAM.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $622.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 06:42 EDT-0400)
  7. I would say go with envy14tpe's build
  8. I would say go with envy14tpe's build
  9. envy14tpe said:
    First thing...don't buy the 3570k. The "k" series is for overclocking and more expensive. Also, if you do overclock you have to buy a Z77 not H77 mobo. Also, the H61 is part of the Sandy Bridge mobos. (really old)

    What country are you buying in? You want everything for $700, right? I mean OS and monitor too?


    I reside in The Philippines sir. Oh my geez I really am a noob here. I still don't know a lot of things. Yeah OS and Monitor. keyboard and mouse that'd be pretty easy to get.

    Edit : Reason why I decided to get the "k" series is ofcourse I'm looking for a long term stable rig that can keep up with the upcoming games should they demand more.
  10. envy14tpe said:
    This is around $600usd. It'll game well and handle everything else exceptionally cuz of quad core i5 and plenty of RAM.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $622.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 06:42 EDT-0400)


    ^I am considering this! :)
  11. I know it can be difficult to find some components in the Philippines. Also, less choices in brands. Lastly, prices are higher. So, I'd suggest listing some choices and help give prices.

    Are you buying locally in Philippines or will you buy some things overseas?
  12. envy14tpe said:
    I know it can be difficult to find some components in the Philippines. Also, less choices in brands. Lastly, prices are higher. So, I'd suggest listing some choices and help give prices.

    Are you buying locally in Philippines or will you buy some things overseas?


    Here are all the options that I have. Geez most of the parts are not even available through here :

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kyf8snimj9dre90/8-30-13-new-long_srp%20price.pdf

    http://www.pcgilmore.com.ph/downloads/pricelist_legalsize.pdf

    http://www.pccorner.com.ph/downloads/pricelist_lettersize.pdf

    that's all that I can probably get here in the Philippines.

    EDIT : I can't buy from other countries reason being is I bought some stuff before off of ebay.com and pretty much there are duties and taxes to be paid(I don't know how the hell they compute them E.G. : bought a $20 item and all of a sudden tax was like $15,and besides the item will seat in the customs for a random amount of time and not just days or weeks but months!barring all negative comments on our customs but honestly they work in a mysterious way that nobody seems to know why).

    EDIT 2 : I'll stick with a $500 budget to free up the $100 from my $600 budget for monitor,decent mouse and keyboard. price range and hope to get a medium range rig. Intel might not be the best deal for me considering the prices here in our country. Any AMD builds that can maybe compete with 3470,3570 or 3570k?I feel bad about choosing AMD due to budget shortage, I currently play StarCraft 2 HoTs and Diablo 3 on a medium,high and ultra mixed settings and who know's what I'll be playing next in the future which might be a more demanding or a lesser demanding game.
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