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Buying online and building game rig need help !($1000-$1500)

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October 26, 2013 4:38:53 AM


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card

Sound Card: Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card

Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter

Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM)
I am planning to buy these items from Amazon and ship to Singapore as there are no other choices of suppliers besides Amazon. Would this build be able to run guild wars and other MMORPG games like WoW on the best setting? Would Amazon cover warranty for lets say around 1-2years for the components? Appreciate all replies thanks![Budget S$1000-1500]
October 26, 2013 4:50:36 AM

Oh hey !

Nice to see a Fellow Singaporean.

But do you have the other components such as the
- Monitor
- Keyboard
- Speakers ( unless you are planning to use Headphones )
- Operating system

And are you sure you need a Sound Card ? There is one integrated in the Motherboard. it's good enough if you don't have 5.1 , 7.1 audio systems.

Are you planning to Overclock your CPU ? If not , then you won't need a CPU cooler as there's already one included with the CPU.
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October 26, 2013 5:05:50 AM

Check this out: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kirilmatt/saved/2F5u
It will be much faster than the rig you put together. Its also $250 cheaper so you could use that to add the SSD you originally had, however it doesn't increase game performance. Let me know what you think!
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October 26, 2013 5:19:40 AM

kirilmatthew said:
Check this out: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kirilmatt/saved/2F5u
It will be much faster than the rig you put together. Its also $250 cheaper so you could use that to add the SSD you originally had, however it doesn't increase game performance. Let me know what you think!


I think you don't read . -_-

DID YOU EVEN READ MY COMMENT ?!

It says " Fellow Singaporean " .

Of course he can't get stuff from NCIX us
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October 26, 2013 5:21:11 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
kirilmatthew said:
Check this out: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kirilmatt/saved/2F5u
It will be much faster than the rig you put together. Its also $250 cheaper so you could use that to add the SSD you originally had, however it doesn't increase game performance. Let me know what you think!


I think you don't read . -_-

DID YOU EVEN READ MY COMMENT ?!

It says " Fellow Singaporean " .

Of course he can't get stuff from NCIX us

I'm sorry. Pretty easy to skim over stuff.
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October 26, 2013 5:22:33 AM

You obviously only read the title
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October 26, 2013 5:40:23 AM

So, since you want to buy strictly from Amazon hence here is what you should get.

Note : None of the AMD R9-290X are in stock right now, but buy one as soon as they get in stock. It is the best GPU on the market right now.

+ i5 4670k, the best gaming CPU on the market.
+ 1TB HDD should be enough for storing anything.
+ 8GB RAM is the most you need for gaming.
+ Asus Z87-A is a very good motherboard, awesome overclocking ability.
+ AMD R9-290X is the best GPU right now, get it as soon as you find one on stock.
+ Corsair 400R is a very good Case.
+ Seasonic S12 II 620W PSU should be more than enough for this build.
+ Cooler Master Hyper 212 can overclock the CPU to like 4~4.1 Ghz.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.51 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: AMD R9-290X ($550.00)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($92.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1367.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-26 08:35 EDT-0400)
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October 26, 2013 5:52:33 AM

Do remember that some things are cheaper in Sim Lim Square , and that not all items from Amazon ship to Singapore.
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October 26, 2013 5:55:27 AM

Well.. good to see that you have got another guy from Singapore to help you out. IRONBATMAN, maybe you could tell him some good sites to buy hardware from.
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October 26, 2013 6:29:28 AM

there aren't any online stores based in Singapore that sell PC parts. Singapore is already so small . you can take the public transport from one and of Singapore to another an only take 1 hr ( I think )

there's a Mall in SG that sells PC parts. It's Sim-Lim Square. But they sell the GPUs for a higher price than from Amazon. The other stuff such as PSU are not too bad.
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October 26, 2013 6:39:14 AM

Seriously from one end to another in just 1 hour.. Wow!!..

Well.. then you could just go to the mall that he is talking about. You might get some deals there.

If you want to go from one end of India to Another by Train, it would take like 2.5 days.. LOL! Small country (in terms of size) have their own advantages. :D 
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October 26, 2013 7:34:18 AM

Hey guys, ps was busy with stuff. Thanks for the replies, @kiril thanks for the suggestion made. I checked the build out and unfortunately, certain parts are not available for me to purchase so its a no-go. But thanks for the suggestion :) .
@Sangeet aha your build seems good but I think getting a would stay away from purchasing expensive components. @IronBatman Hey nice to know a fellow Singaporean on this forum too. About SLS, i have heard from friends that either their relatives or friends had been conned of money and quality there so i try to stay away from there. But if there's any recommendations of good shops in that area, i will definitely give it a try.
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October 26, 2013 7:37:12 AM

There are 2 stores in SLS that sell pretty cheap stuff
- Videopro ( don't bother bargaining )
- Tradepac ( you have a chance of bargaining )

They're both pretty reputable
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October 26, 2013 12:54:39 PM

Thank you for the recommendations! I'll definitely check it out soon and btw, did u try buying from amazon before?
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October 26, 2013 4:52:34 PM

yoshino305 said:
Thank you for the recommendations! I'll definitely check it out soon and btw, did u try buying from amazon before?


Yes. They take about 2 weeks to come.

ITMS that qualify for free international shipping have 2 things.
1. They are sold by Amazon
2. At the bottom of the page , it would say , ships to select countries out of the US , or you could just search Amazon International and click the first link that comes out.
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October 26, 2013 8:45:47 PM

Gigabyte GTX 770 GDDR5-4GB 2xDVI/HDMI/DP OC WINDFORCE 3X Graphics Card GV-N770OC-4GD
is this a good buy? I am planning to use 2 monitors :D 
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October 26, 2013 8:51:54 PM

yoshino305 said:
Gigabyte GTX 770 GDDR5-4GB 2xDVI/HDMI/DP OC WINDFORCE 3X Graphics Card GV-N770OC-4GD
is this a good buy? I am planning to use 2 monitors :D 


Can I have the links ? But I still think the best deal would be the HD 7870 or the HD 7970 are the best deals. You get 2 free games when you buy the HD 7870 and when you buy the HD 7970 , you get 3 free games .
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October 26, 2013 9:47:41 PM

Here are some comparisons


As you can see , the GTX 770 and HD 7970 are similar . But you get 3 Free Games when you buy the HD 7970 , and get Batman Arkham origins for free when you buy the GTX 770.

So the HD 7970 a better deal at a lower price. Don't worry about VRAM. Unless you're using multiple monitors , 3GB is enough.
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-DisplayPorts-PCI-Express-FX79...
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October 26, 2013 11:14:51 PM

Thank you ! Looking into it now :D 
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October 27, 2013 12:43:14 AM

Do remember to pick the best comment as the solution so that you can close the thread and also thank the person who has helped you
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October 27, 2013 12:51:36 AM

Oh and just choose the cheapest HD 7970. The main difference between all the other brands is the cooling systems. Some are quiter while some keep the GPU cooler. But your other components could also cover the noise made by the GPU.

So to save all the trouble , just choose the cheapest one.

I like XFX's Graphics Cards because they come with a door hanger that says " do not disturb , I'm gaming. " it's pretty cool.

Don't let overclocked cards attract you. Overclocking is really simple. You could always do it yourself. Don't waste money on them. There is many software out there to assist you in doing so.
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October 27, 2013 2:27:04 AM

Go for the 7970 or the 280x whatever is cheaper. They both perform about the same as the Nvidia 770. And for multiple monitors 3GB VRAM is enough. You really do not need more than that for two monitors.
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October 27, 2013 4:06:04 AM

Was planning to get either:
ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II

Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC with Boost 3GB DDR5

Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7970 GHz OC 3GB DDR5
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October 27, 2013 4:52:06 AM

What about the prices of the AMD R9-280X? How much does it cost in your country?

Anyways between these three cards, I would choose the Asus Direct CU II card. The Direct CU II is the best option in my point of view because it is built the best and has a very good quality components in it.

It is also fully non-reference and hence Asus has planned everything that they liked, and Asus is a great company so things are pretty good with Direct CU II card. Go for it.
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October 27, 2013 5:36:02 AM

Can you give me your opinion about the sapphire oc vapor-x version>?
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October 27, 2013 11:41:37 AM

It is also a good GPU, you also cannot go wrong with it either. It has very good cooling, along with good quality. Not as good as the Asus card but yeah it should perform the same.

The basic thing is that all three models are good, so go for the one which is cheaper among them. Quality wise Asus is the best one but all the three cards would perform about the same, so go for the one which is cheaper.
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