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Building around an i5 760 [with limited hardware options]

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October 1, 2010 10:43:34 AM

Greetings everyone. Like many others like me, I would greatly appreciate some help regarding (home-) building a system
around an i5 760 processor, and as the title suggests, I have somewhat limited hardware options (due to location),
as well as a limited budget range X_X

Here's exactly ALL of the hardware I'm allowed to choose from:

Some details...

Approximate Purchase Date: Any time next week from the date of this post

Budget Range: 18k-28,000 of our currency

Parts Not Required: Monitor (18.5" LCD probably going to be bought elsewhere)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Image-editing, Surfing the internet, other basic apps...

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: Philippines

Parts Preferences: Really, anything that would work well with the i5 760 (Sorry, I'm a total noob)
I'm also thinking maybe 2 GB RAM and maybe 1 GB VGA would suffice, but I'm open and appreciative of suggestions. :) 

Overclocking: No. Can't afford failure.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe?? (not?)

Monitor Resolution: can't say for now I guess...

Additional Comments: I'm not a high-end or hardcore / competitive gamer, but would like to try out some new games ofcourse...
Probably the budget can be stretched a little. xDD

Hoping for some help.. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! :) 

**btw, sorry if i posted in the wrong section... please move if necessary, thanks! ***

More about : building 760 limited hardware options

October 1, 2010 12:43:02 PM

The Asus P7P55D-E
Probabaly the Palit GTX 460
Gigabyte 550W Power supply seems the best of a bad bunch.
Coolermaster 690 case.

Rest is up to you i guess...
October 1, 2010 1:48:22 PM

I would say the following:

- Asus P7P55D-E LX [8000]
- KINGSTON 2GB DDR3 PC10600 [2x1850 = 3700]
- GIGABYTE SUPERB 550W (Not much of a selection) [2300]
- SAPPHIRE HD5770 (Because I wouldn't recommend the Palit Brand and you mention your not a hardcore gamer) [6700]
- SEAGATE 1TB [3650]

For a total of: 29,500 ... Yes I know it's a tiny bit over your budget of 28,000, but I suppose you could go with a cheaper motherboard (Either the MSI or Gigabyte to get under the 28,000 budget).

I tried my best with the limited components this pricelist had.