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October 9, 2013 8:06:51 AM

Greetings, I would like to custom build a home or gaming PC for around $600. I use the desktop at home but occasionally I play some games. ( e.g. FIFA, L4D, The Sims )
However, I would like to have a smooth and solid kind PC as my current 'dead' PC has quite some high end components.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week.


Budget Range: around $600 ( is it possible? ).


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home, Watching movies, Gaming.


Parts Not Required: Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: -


Country:Malaysia


Parts Preferences: Both processor AMD or Intel will do, as long as it suits. Cause I once had a AMD PC and it was quite good. In fact, the 'dead' PC which was running Intel died faster.


Overclocking:No/ Maybe


SLI or Crossfire:Maybe


Monitor Resolution:1280 x 1024


Additional Comments: I just need a smooth PC, non-lag for my games and also movies. And recently I saw this ASUS VS239H-P 23-Inch Full-HD LED IPS Monitor quite attractive.

Thanks for your help. I really appreciate whoever helps me. :D 

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October 9, 2013 8:24:30 AM

can you tell us what exactly you have in it? do you want to go mobo and cpu upgrade route? what is bad on it? also full specs please =)
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October 9, 2013 8:32:39 AM

tc983x said:
can you tell us what exactly you have in it? do you want to go mobo and cpu upgrade route? what is bad on it? also full specs please =)


I'm not really sure of the full specs cause it was my brother who customized it. But what I know is the technician totally messed up the cables, it was so messy and the casing was horrible. But I could recall some of the parts. Im really not sure about the mobo.
Processor : Intel Core Quad 2
RAM : 4gb.
Vga card : AMD RADEON HD 4xxx DDR2
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a b 4 Gaming
October 9, 2013 8:34:47 AM

Just find all these parts in stores near you (via online). It's a good build and will be perfect for your needs -

p.s - get at least a 1080p monitor

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.46 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($130.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.97 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $506.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-09 11:32 EDT-0400)
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October 9, 2013 8:46:33 AM

TBC1 said:
Just find all these parts in stores near you (via online). It's a good build and will be perfect for your needs -

p.s - get at least a 1080p monitor

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.46 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($130.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.97 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $506.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-09 11:32 EDT-0400)


Btw, it says the mobo has only 2 USB 3.0 ports? ( doesn't it have more? my current mobo has like 2 in front and 6 behind.)
Since the mobo has 3.0 ports, I need a casing with 3.0 ports also right...? which NZxT Source 210 doesnt have... how about NZXT
Source 220?
How about a AOC e2462Vwh?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 9, 2013 9:25:08 AM

Alkanphel said:
TBC1 said:
That monitor in particular is not very good, go with something like this - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gw2255


How to get to know that whether it's good or not? Because almost all the feedbacks are positive comments... xD
Btw, I found this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KHzX . Is this better in performance?


The 7850 will offer more performance over the 650ti. So no, the system you created will not have better performance.

To answer the question about the AOC monitor - It's definitely overpriced for a 1080p display and there are definitely mixed reviews on the product - http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/aoc-e2462vwh-p...
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October 9, 2013 10:09:19 AM

TBC1 said:
Alkanphel said:
TBC1 said:
That monitor in particular is not very good, go with something like this - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gw2255


How to get to know that whether it's good or not? Because almost all the feedbacks are positive comments... xD
Btw, I found this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KHzX . Is this better in performance?


The 7850 will offer more performance over the 650ti. So no, the system you created will not have better performance.

To answer the question about the AOC monitor - It's definitely overpriced for a 1080p display and there are definitely mixed reviews on the product - http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/aoc-e2462vwh-p...


Thanks ! I will approach to some dealers. Really appreciate your help. If I have any problems could I still post it here?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 9, 2013 10:15:33 AM

Alkanphel said:
TBC1 said:
Alkanphel said:
TBC1 said:
That monitor in particular is not very good, go with something like this - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gw2255


How to get to know that whether it's good or not? Because almost all the feedbacks are positive comments... xD
Btw, I found this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KHzX . Is this better in performance?


The 7850 will offer more performance over the 650ti. So no, the system you created will not have better performance.

To answer the question about the AOC monitor - It's definitely overpriced for a 1080p display and there are definitely mixed reviews on the product - http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/aoc-e2462vwh-p...


Thanks ! I will approach to some dealers. Really appreciate your help. If I have any problems could I still post it here?


Your welcome, and yes, you can post any problems right here! (also remember to select a best answer or solution).
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October 10, 2013 5:25:21 AM

TBC1 said:
Alkanphel said:
TBC1 said:
Alkanphel said:
TBC1 said:
That monitor in particular is not very good, go with something like this - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gw2255


How to get to know that whether it's good or not? Because almost all the feedbacks are positive comments... xD
Btw, I found this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KHzX . Is this better in performance?


The 7850 will offer more performance over the 650ti. So no, the system you created will not have better performance.

To answer the question about the AOC monitor - It's definitely overpriced for a 1080p display and there are definitely mixed reviews on the product - http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/aoc-e2462vwh-p...


Thanks ! I will approach to some dealers. Really appreciate your help. If I have any problems could I still post it here?


Your welcome, and yes, you can post any problems right here! (also remember to select a best answer or solution).


Proc: Intel Core i3-4130
Mobo: Asrock B85M Pro4
Ram: Gskill 4GB DDR3 1600
HDD: WD 1TB Blue
GC: Sapphire R7 250 1GB DDR5 with boost
PSU: FSP Hexa 500W
ODD: Liteon 24x sata dvdrw
Casing: CM K280



Or :
Proc: AMD FX-6300
Mobo: Asrock 970 Extreme3
Ram: Gskill 4GB DDR3 1600
HDD: WD 1TB Blue
GC: Sapphire R7 250 1GB DDR5 with boost
PSU: FSP Hexa 500W
ODD: Liteon 24x sata dvdrw
Casing: CM K280

Any comments about this two builds? the second one is slightly more expensive... Please help :D 
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a b 4 Gaming
October 10, 2013 8:42:55 AM

Definitely go with the first build if you do not plan on overclocking. The i3-4130 will definitely perform better than the fx-6300 (fx-6300 power is in overclocking).
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October 10, 2013 9:39:42 AM

TBC1 said:
Definitely go with the first build if you do not plan on overclocking. The i3-4130 will definitely perform better than the fx-6300 (fx-6300 power is in overclocking).


But then is there any other mobo that is compatible with i3? Other than ASRock? I want maybe like Asus or MSI...
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