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January 9, 2011 1:47:34 AM

I am currently planning about my 1st PC build since my macbook pro on bootcamp is not enough for newer games :( :(  I live in the Philippines and sadly I don't have much part choices.
My budget is around 500$(estimated conversion from peso to $) and I plan to build it within the month
I usually game, surf the net, and watch movies on my macbook so Id probably do the same on a PC.
The games I might play are those that are new like BlackOps

Parts that I don't need are: Keyboard, Mouse, OS, CD drive, Monitor(1680x1050), Graphics Card(Ati Radeon 4870), PSU(FSP Blue Storm Bronze 500), and I might reuse an older case
Overclocking is just a maybe if I will need the extra speed or not.
I won't need Crossfire because the card is older and by the time I upgrade Id need a newer model
For Sites, Im going to use Newegg.com so I can check a comparable price but I will buy at a local store.

Im not really sure though if Im going to go with i5-2500k since there is still no price here and the p67 mobos are still hard to find

The parts the I might use are:

Intel Core I3-540-125$

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus -30$

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL -50$

The Antec 300 is really costly here but if I do get a case
Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower Steel Computer Case Fully Black Powdered Interior -50$

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 70$

As you can see I still haven't chosen a motherboard that is because I find it hard to choose 1 given my mobo budget of 70$-120$ and the fact that I prefer Asus, ECS or MSI because it will be easier to find:D .

Total: Around 425$
January 9, 2011 2:53:12 AM

I think Sandy bridge is going to run a little higher than your current selection.
January 9, 2011 3:27:24 AM

2500k = $220
p67 mobo = $180 +

it releases tomorrow, and mobos arent hard to fine.
you could be them a week ago.
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January 9, 2011 4:38:12 AM

the P67 mobo here is really uncommon and my dad doesnt want me to pay that much for the mobo:( 
January 9, 2011 12:31:26 PM

newegg has a few P67's for $114-130. Not sure why people are telling you $180+.
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