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November 13, 2013 6:59:55 AM

Need help building a gaming desktop with a budget of $1000-$1200 SGD.
Location : Singapore
Prefers : Nividia, Windows 7
$1200 Includes monitors, mouse and keyboard as well
a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 7:46:15 AM

First thing, the prices between PCPartPicker and the local stores like Sim Lim and Funan would differ a little. Don't get conned at Sim Lim either lol. Also, I'm trying to choose parts that I think would be readily available in SG - though it's hard to guess.

$1200 SGD = $960 USD

PC Parts Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21Jgx

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Samsung S22C300H 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $962.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

- Decent gaming mouse, non-mechanical keyboard
- One of the lowest cost Samsung HDMI 1080p monitors
- HD 7870 is the recommended graphics card for BF4, you can get good FPS on medium/high with that
- 8GB RAM is all you need for gaming, and the Corsair Vengeance line is one of the best

If you don't need a 'gaming' mouse and keyboard, then we can cut the price their and beef up your PC a little more (but only by $50 tops).

Hope you find this helpful!
a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 7:47:17 AM

that's good really
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November 13, 2013 7:52:37 AM

linckmichael said:
First thing, the prices between PCPartPicker and the local stores like Sim Lim and Funan would differ a little. Don't get conned at Sim Lim either lol. Also, I'm trying to choose parts that I think would be readily available in SG - though it's hard to guess.

$1200 SGD = $960 USD

PC Parts Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21Jgx

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Samsung S22C300H 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $962.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

- Decent gaming mouse, non-mechanical keyboard
- One of the lowest cost Samsung HDMI 1080p monitors
- HD 7870 is the recommended graphics card for BF4, you can get good FPS on medium/high with that
- 8GB RAM is all you need for gaming, and the Corsair Vengeance line is one of the best

If you don't need a 'gaming' mouse and keyboard, then we can cut the price their and beef up your PC a little more (but only by $50 tops).


urmmm.. Radeon HD 7870 = which level of nividia graphic card ? And why AMD and not Intel ? Im building desktop for the first time so i may ask quite a lot of questions. hahaha

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November 13, 2013 7:56:54 AM
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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.98
CPU Cooler: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev.A $55,55
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 $129.99
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 $68.00
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.94
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB $299.99
Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 ATX Mid Tower $39.99
Power Supply: Corsair 700W ATX12V $79.99
Total: $953,43

r9 280x gigabyte is with 1% procent better than gtx 770 windforce 3x which is a gaming beast on 1920x1080p and can max skyrim with 200 mods with 50fps +

check this out xP :
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-1879832/super-bu...

you can add those of course:
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)

and hd 7870 shall be on same lvl with gtx 660 ti
7970 ghz = r9 280x = gtx 770 (which is better than gtx 680 lol)
November 13, 2013 7:59:27 AM

Hey abang, I too am from SG. 7870 would be equivalent to a 660ti, but compared to it, has a very good price/performance ratio.
AMD has a very good price/performance ratio compared to Intel.
a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 8:02:58 AM

AMD...because of your bedget, instead you could go with core i3 with this budget, that doesn't get my approval, since it is a bottleneck in a lot current gen games, 7870 equals gtx 660 ti so save 100$ and get the same performance http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-vs-GeForce-GTX-6...
November 13, 2013 8:04:51 AM

Sayken said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.98
CPU Cooler: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev.A $55,55
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 $129.99
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 $68.00
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.94
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB $299.99
Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 ATX Mid Tower $39.99
Power Supply: Corsair 700W ATX12V $79.99
Total: $953,43

r9 280x gigabyte is with 1% procent better than gtx 770 windforce 3x which is a gaming beast on 1920x1080p and can max skyrim with 200 mods with 50fps +

check this out xP :
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-1879832/super-bu...

you can add those of course:
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)

and hd 7870 shall be on same lvl with gtx 660 ti
7970 ghz = r9 280x = gtx 770 (which is better than gtx 680 lol)


Those price is in USD or SGD ?
a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 8:05:01 AM

Sayken said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.98
CPU Cooler: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev.A $55,55
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 $129.99
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 $68.00
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.94
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB $299.99
Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 ATX Mid Tower $39.99
Power Supply: Corsair 700W ATX12V $79.99
Total: $953,43

r9 280x gigabyte is with 1% procent better than gtx 770 windforce 3x which is a gaming beast on 1920x1080p and can max skyrim with 200 mods with 50fps +

check this out xP :
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-1879832/super-bu...

you can add those of course:
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)

and hd 7870 shall be on same lvl with gtx 660 ti
7970 ghz = r9 280x = gtx 770 (which is better than gtx 680 lol)

it ain't that easy, because he needs monitor, keyboard and mouse as well
a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 8:06:53 AM

BarrothKill said:
Sayken said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.98
CPU Cooler: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev.A $55,55
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 $129.99
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 $68.00
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.94
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB $299.99
Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 ATX Mid Tower $39.99
Power Supply: Corsair 700W ATX12V $79.99
Total: $953,43

r9 280x gigabyte is with 1% procent better than gtx 770 windforce 3x which is a gaming beast on 1920x1080p and can max skyrim with 200 mods with 50fps +

check this out xP :
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-1879832/super-bu...

you can add those of course:
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)

and hd 7870 shall be on same lvl with gtx 660 ti
7970 ghz = r9 280x = gtx 770 (which is better than gtx 680 lol)


Those price is in USD or SGD ?


USD mate
a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 8:08:56 AM

BarrothKill said:
Sayken said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.98
CPU Cooler: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev.A $55,55
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 $129.99
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 $68.00
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.94
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB $299.99
Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 ATX Mid Tower $39.99
Power Supply: Corsair 700W ATX12V $79.99
Total: $953,43

r9 280x gigabyte is with 1% procent better than gtx 770 windforce 3x which is a gaming beast on 1920x1080p and can max skyrim with 200 mods with 50fps +

check this out xP :
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-1879832/super-bu...

you can add those of course:
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)

and hd 7870 shall be on same lvl with gtx 660 ti
7970 ghz = r9 280x = gtx 770 (which is better than gtx 680 lol)


Those price is in USD or SGD ?


I believe those prices are in USD. They also don't include the mouse, keyboard, monitor, windows 7 OS, and optical drive. All of this deducts a lot from your $960 USD budget. Keep in mind that GPU is more important than CPU (as long as there is no bottleneck; ie, there is no super weak link within the build).

- FX 6300 is a decent performer all around but it would lose out to its pricer and costlier Intel Core i5s ($170-200 USD)
- I chose AMD CPU and GPU because of the cost-performance that it delivers
- Likewise, the HD 7870 2GB is equivalent to the GTX 660 Ti
>>> http://www.bf4blog.com/battlefield-4-retail-gpu-cpu-ben...
>>> HD 7870 is just below the GTX 760 2GB at much less the cost

Like DarkReduction said, it's a tough ask but doable. Let me know if you want to change anything from the suggested build.
November 13, 2013 8:28:22 AM

linckmichael said:
BarrothKill said:
Sayken said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.98
CPU Cooler: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev.A $55,55
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 $129.99
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 $68.00
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.94
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB $299.99
Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 ATX Mid Tower $39.99
Power Supply: Corsair 700W ATX12V $79.99
Total: $953,43

r9 280x gigabyte is with 1% procent better than gtx 770 windforce 3x which is a gaming beast on 1920x1080p and can max skyrim with 200 mods with 50fps +

check this out xP :
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-1879832/super-bu...

you can add those of course:
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)

and hd 7870 shall be on same lvl with gtx 660 ti
7970 ghz = r9 280x = gtx 770 (which is better than gtx 680 lol)


Those price is in USD or SGD ?


I believe those prices are in USD. They also don't include the mouse, keyboard, monitor, windows 7 OS, and optical drive. All of this deducts a lot from your $960 USD budget. Keep in mind that GPU is more important than CPU (as long as there is no bottleneck; ie, there is no super weak link within the build).

- FX 6300 is a decent performer all around but it would lose out to its pricer and costlier Intel Core i5s ($170-200 USD)
- I chose AMD CPU and GPU because of the cost-performance that it delivers
- Likewise, the HD 7870 2GB is equivalent to the GTX 660 Ti
>>> http://www.bf4blog.com/battlefield-4-retail-gpu-cpu-ben...
>>> HD 7870 is just below the GTX 760 2GB at much less the cost

Like DarkReduction said, it's a tough ask but doable. Let me know if you want to change anything from the suggested build.


Is this good ? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21K5t
The monitor, keyboard and mouse doesn't matter at the moment
November 13, 2013 8:31:54 AM

the price I wrote are from newegg USA so $
and he said his budget could go up to 1200$
so that leaves 247$ free enough for keyboard, mouse, speakers and windows...
darn I forgot the monitor =O
November 13, 2013 8:33:17 AM

Sayken said:
the price I wrote are from newegg USA so $
and he said his budget could go up to 1200$
so that leaves 247$ free enough for keyboard, mouse, speakers and windows...
darn I forgot the monitor =O


1000-1200 SGD bro hahah
November 13, 2013 8:33:42 AM

and that fx 6300 + hd 7870 in comparison with a i5 4670k on a msi z87-g45 + r9 280x would make a ridiculously huge difference if he wants to do some editing and gaming on a 1920x1080 monitor >_>
November 13, 2013 8:34:27 AM

and sorry again about USD and SGD lol btw what is SGD (sorry for being clueless noob) =D
a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 8:38:45 AM

Sayken said:
and sorry again about USD and SGD lol btw what is SGD (sorry for being clueless noob) =D


SGD = Singapore Dollars
1200 Singapore Dollars is equivalent to USD $960.

Sayken, now you know why we keep saying "SGD". The build is overbudget ;) 
November 13, 2013 8:42:32 AM

k then I can suggest this =D

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core $174.99
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.98
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 ATX LGA1150 $104.49
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 $68.00
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.94
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB $183.98
Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 ATX Mid Tower $39.99 ( here is the beauty again !! )
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V $54.99
Total: $716,36 if you can stretch it

or

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core $117.97
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.98
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ $69.99
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 $68.00
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.94
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB $183.98
Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 ATX Mid Tower $39.99 ( here is the beauty again !! )
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V $54.99
total: $634,84
November 13, 2013 8:52:00 AM

yep that rocks
though I would go with the i5 since we are talking about fx 6350 here and not 8320 x.x
anyways both cpus are awesome xP
a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 8:53:20 AM

BarrothKill said:
how about this build ? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21K5t


Hey man, it looks fine. You're probably going to Sim Lim or Funan, and they won't have the exact components that I, or you have listed, or at the same price (it could be higher for some, lower for some).

Take all these builds with a pinch of salt, and make sure you're open to alterations when you start looking for parts cause they might not carry a certain brand or a certain model.

Just heads up :) 
November 13, 2013 9:01:23 AM

i will have to look slowly then. haha
a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 9:33:01 AM

Hey BarrothKill, that list is crazy expensive. If you do a simple price comparison it is EXPENSIVE!

MSI GTX 760 2GB is 409 SGD = 328 USD.
Newegg sells this GPU for 260 USD.

Hah Singapore inflates prices so badly... And yeah... sleep time. Someone else will help you out ;) 
a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 1:52:23 PM

Sayken said:
k then I can suggest this =D

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core $174.99
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.98
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 ATX LGA1150 $104.49
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 $68.00
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.94
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB $183.98
Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 ATX Mid Tower $39.99 ( here is the beauty again !! )
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V $54.99
Total: $716,36 if you can stretch it

or

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core $117.97
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.98
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ $69.99
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 $68.00
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.94
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB $183.98
Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 ATX Mid Tower $39.99 ( here is the beauty again !! )
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V $54.99
total: $634,84


msi z87 for the cpu that can't be overclocked!? are you kidding me? change the mobo for him to something cheaper, and add up the extra money on his gpu....he doesn't even need that aftermarket cooler, he can't overclock that cpu
November 13, 2013 2:04:51 PM

you think a z87 is only meant for overclocking?
and what if he wants to upgrade later to i7 4770k? (isn't it better to already have a capable mainboard?)
h87-g43 costs 5$ less so not worth to change from z
and I don't know a good h87 that is well 20$(or more) less to be called cheaper
well if you know one just correct it in my build
I am not perfect and I may make stupid mistakes
so don't just cry/complain ^^ correct the fool's mistake (in this case mine)

take into account when you change mainboard later you have to change windows too if is the oem version, so having a capable mainboard to have access later for the best cpu of that sockel when you feel the cpu you own is struggling will save you from wasting money on new mainboard+windows and you can get best cpu of that sockel + more money on new gpu (well just an idea)
December 27, 2013 6:15:58 AM

Can i suggest the amd fx 8320 rather than the 6300 for oc purposes
December 27, 2013 9:43:28 AM

of course fx 8320 is the better option if you have the bang to throw in it.
btw check the date of the last post :D  think he already made his decision.
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