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Recommended game specced pc with budget $1000 - $1500

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September 3, 2010 8:08:46 AM

Hello guys!,
I'm planning to build a computer specced for gaming. I need your opinions on the best possible combinations with my budget $1,000 - $1,500. You can disregard other parts like monitors, speakers, keyboard and mouse. Just the components inside the case. To start of, I plan to have a GTX 460 x2 (as recommended by tomshardware).
Then OS is windows 7 64-bit and monitor is samsung LED 23". I think the resolution is around 19xx 10xx. But take note, the OS and monitor is not included in my budget, just a reference for the best setup around my budget :D 

Now, take note, the hard (challenging) part is our place has limited stocks so I can't just go for the best setup available at the moment, I also need to base my choices from their stocks which can be found here http://www.pcx.com.ph/index.php/components.

For people who actually cares to convert the amount 1$ = P45. XD
I know this is the best place to ask for help around computer stuff so I really hope I receive some good replies. =]

PS. As much as possible I would like to make it intel based :D 

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a b C Monitor
September 3, 2010 9:07:29 AM

There is only one PSU there that I can recommend for your build, and that is the Cooler Master M1000. It's overkill and costs a lot, but there you go... Ask them for a Corsair 850TX or 850HX... more in your budget and they carry Corsair, but do not list either model.

i5-750
http://www.pcx.com.ph/index.php/intel-core-i5-750-2-66g...

Asus P7P55D-E
http://www.pcx.com.ph/index.php/components/asus-p7p55d-...

4GB DDR3 Corsair 1333
http://www.pcx.com.ph/index.php/corsair-4gb-xms3-1333-2...

What an incredibly bad site. No model numbers and when a picture of the product might give away the model they don't use it. Are you sure you need to use them?

Get the 1TB "WDigital Black" and hope that it's an actual Caviar Black I guess
http://www.pcx.com.ph/index.php/1-0tb-wdigital-black-72...

LG optical drive
http://www.pcx.com.ph/index.php/lg-22x-gh22ls40-50-sata...

Antec 300 case
http://www.pcx.com.ph/index.php/antec-three-hundred.htm...
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September 3, 2010 1:38:46 PM

A Corsair 650HX will power SLI'd 460's if they have them. I'd also spend a few more $ to get 1600Mhz ram because it's nice to overclock with.
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September 3, 2010 1:59:24 PM

That site is sh*t
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a b C Monitor
September 3, 2010 8:57:56 PM

Max draw of SLI GTX 460 1GB, no overclock, is about 300W, or 25A. To that you have to add another 150W, about, for the rest of the system. Plus a little 5V and whatnot.
Factor in capacitor aging and efficiency, operating temps, etc.

The 52 amps of the 650HX probably is just enough and it does have all 4 PCI-E connectors.
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September 3, 2010 9:05:32 PM

Just enough, but not enough safety that I would really feel comfortable with at full load.
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September 5, 2010 3:26:00 AM

First of all thank you guys for the advice specially to Proximon, that is exatly what I was looking for, a sweet list of recommendations from a pro ;)  Btw, I have read your guide and learned alot from it.

Moving on, I got few question on the recommended parts.

I was eyeing on i7 930 so is it okay to choose it instead of i5-750? Except budget reason, was there really other reason you recommended it?
But then again that would also mean a change of mobo right? Since P55 is not for 1366 socket as I've understood from your great guide.

And yes I agree, Cooler Master M1000 is probably the decent PSU they got, I was so disappointed when I read theyre sales list and found out theyre equipments are very limited.

And from your recommended ram, would you care explain to me please what is the difference from its kingstone counter part who also have 1366 MHz and ddr3 but cost half the price of corsair.

All in all thanks again for the time and this great recommendations you gave :) 
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September 5, 2010 3:26:33 AM

Best answer selected by imakuzim.
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a b C Monitor
September 5, 2010 6:39:18 AM

The i7 930 does not run on the same platform. Upgrading to that processor might not cost too much by itself but it also means a different and more expensive motherboard.

I think you would go seriously over budget but let's see what it would take:

They seem to only have ONE board compatible with that CPU:
http://www.pcx.com.ph/index.php/msi-x58-pro-1600-raid-g...
I wouldn't recommend it but it's probably not real bad.

Then you would need some memory. I cannot recommend ANY of the RAM from that site as I can't see any model numbers or voltages. Also, there are no 3 stick kits needed by X58 board and the i7-930. You would have to buy 3 single sticks and hope they work together... but you have no way of knowing if they will not tell you the model number.

In fact, I withdraw my recommendation of the RAM I made yesterday. We have no way of knowing if that RAM is compatible with modern Intel processors. It needs to run at 1.65V or less at the advertised speed. We have no way to know if it does.


How about these guys? They have a better selection and they want you to call them and ask for things:
http://www.openpinoy.com/index.php

I found this Asus board at another site:
http://www.openpinoy.com/index.php

And you could get 3 of these 2GB sticks:
http://www.villman.com/Product-Detail/Kingston_2GB_DDR3...
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September 5, 2010 6:43:44 AM

Oh and I did find this one:

HEC Cougar 700W
http://www.openpinoy.com/shop/step1.php?number=2346&sco...

Most HEC are not good but this one is decent.

When I was picking the RAM before I was trying to guess what might be compatible... bad idea really. You need to order known model numbers like the one I just listed.
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