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September 20, 2011 2:00:30 PM

Budget Gaming build with low electricity consumption Sept. 20, 2011

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Oct. 1 , 2011
BUDGET RANGE: 230-300 Before / After Rebates, but playable in all latest games on decent settings.


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Gaming, surfing the net.

PARTS REQUIRED: Processor, Motherboard, RAM and Graphics card only.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Philippines

OVERCLOCKING
: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080 (from 20” or 21.5” preferred brand Samsung, AOC or Asus). ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: low electricity consumption is very important.

1. Low cost gaming builds, but can perform gaming my target is all latest games playable on decent settings at a MONITOR RESOLUTION of 1920 x 1080. Plus Cost is important cause I need 300 units of gaming pc.
2. Durable parts for heavy usage like 15 to 20 hours a day.
3. Less Electricity consumption.
4. The gaming build should be cool no fans needed just one built in auxiliary fan.
5. Motherboard that can withstand frequent brownouts, cause in my country brown out happens almost twice a week. (Preffered brand mobo: Asus, Gygabyte or Msi anybody can recommend other brand if they meet my needs )




AMD Athlon II X3 445 $74.99 [/b] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [/url]


MOBO suggestion please? Anyone........ thanks in advance

My question is what mobo chipset to buy? I preffer no built in video if possible.... the mobo brand i like is msi, gigabyte, asus, biostar....

this are the 2 possible chipset that i would get any reccomendation please?

amd 770
amd 880g
amd 870 (for now this is my best choice)
amd 790x

please give me advice of what mobo to buy and why you recommend that mobo, thanks guys....

Here are the motherboards:

[/b] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-651^13-131-651-TS%2C13-138-303^13-138-303-TS%2C13-130-590^13-130-590-TS%2C13-128-485^13-128-485-TS%2C13-131-734^13-131-734-TS [/url]



Kingston 4GB DDR3 240-pin SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) $23.99 ] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [/url]

His HD 5670 $79.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [/url]


Gaming build post 1
if anybody can suggest a gaming build that can beat this one please post any help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance....

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September 20, 2011 2:28:29 PM

Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - $125
Motherboard : ASRock H61M-VS - $55
RAM : G.SKILL Value Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $20
GPU : ECS NGTS450-1GPI-F GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 - $85

Total : $285 after rebates, $305 before rebates
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September 21, 2011 12:07:02 PM

For strictly low power and gaming, the i3 above is hard to beat. Due to the 32nm tech it is very low power.
There is an even lower power alternative ( 35W TDP model) , but it is basically just an underclocked version and would effect performance as well.

For the graphics card, Radeon's would be more power efficient than the Fermi's especially the 400 series fermi's.
However to have games playable at decent settings on that resolution the money limit is really strict.
Ideally a Radeon 6770, 6790 or 6850 is what you would have. But the prices range are to $110/$130/$150
Radeons generally also have better idle power consumption.

Obviously in this case rebates should be ignored.

So:
CPU: i3 2100 - $125
Mobo: ASRock H61M-VS - $55
RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 CAS9 1333Mhz kit ~$20
GPU: Radeon 6770, 6790 or 6850 $110/$130/$150

So about $310-350 depending on the graphics card.

And yeah with 300 units I do understand that a small increase is a lot of money, as is running them all.
But might be worth it in this case for the experience.
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September 21, 2011 1:09:46 PM

Are you going to open a gaming parlor or what?
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September 21, 2011 1:58:17 PM

008Rohit said:
Are you going to open a gaming parlor or what?


I am going to open a internet gaming cafe. in Korea called PC bang in the us lan party pc gaming. :) 
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September 21, 2011 2:08:59 PM

008Rohit said:
Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - $125
Motherboard : ASRock H61M-VS - $55
RAM : G.SKILL Value Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $20
GPU : ECS NGTS450-1GPI-F GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 - $85

Total : $285 after rebates, $305 before rebates



Thanks for your advice first i respect the power of the i3 for gaming but the price difference is too big $50 from $74.99 to $125. But you match it with a cheaper mobo with a intel chipset H61M hmmm. What goes on my mind is, the brand ASRock do you think this is a good mobo brand which can last a 15 to 20 hours heavy gaming ussage everyday for 3 years or more?. And the chipset not build for gaming can you explain why you choose this one? Its like i can choose cheaper ati chipset mobo like 880G but i choose 870 chipset mobo cause it has no built in GPU plus it is design for gaming. The only con is price plus it has no built in video which i don't need cause i will put GPU.
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September 21, 2011 2:27:23 PM

If you're buying 300 units of multiple parts from one vendor, i'm sure ypi can haggle them down. If not, take your business elsewhere, to someone who will give you a break.

Edit: i wonder how manufacturers handle these situations. I mean what if you place your order directly to intel or amd or asrock. Would they be willing to sell to you, and near distributor price. Or would they ask you to buy through a distributor.
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September 21, 2011 2:32:03 PM

H61 doesn't affect performance if you think so.
880, 870 etc are AMD chipsets. Sandy Bridge has integrated graphics in the processor itself, not in MoBo.
i3 2100 is a great gaming processor, beats Core2Quad and Phenom II's in games.
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September 21, 2011 3:57:36 PM

Generally at those prices you are going to have to make compromises.
The Asrock is a good compromise between price, features and reliability.

Since you don't overclock and run a low TDP CPU on it the strain from being on continuosly should be minor.
The i3 will also let you get more out of the same GPU than the Athlon II x3 would do.
Also you really do have to look at the CPU+Mobo as a combo. In the end the Athlon II x3 + mobo will probably run at 150-170 depending on the mobo choice.
But also consume more power and run hotter.

Just make sure that your PSU's provide good clean power to your components and things should last you the 3 years.
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September 21, 2011 4:09:01 PM

I bought a build for a customer of mine that i built for extremely low its under 600 for all the parts but for the 4 basic (MOBO, RAM , GPU CPU)

AMD 955 - $120
HIS 5770 1gb - 129.99
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) - 27.99

you can run this on a 500w psu its power requirements is 430W and cost is 375.96 USD
Hope i helped (this pc will be able to run most games on low-medium in playable fps
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October 7, 2011 4:32:22 PM

008Rohit said:
H61 doesn't affect performance if you think so.
880, 870 etc are AMD chipsets. Sandy Bridge has integrated graphics in the processor itself, not in MoBo.
i3 2100 is a great gaming processor, beats Core2Quad and Phenom II's in games.



Really it has his own chipset in the CPU itself hmmmmmmmm i didn't know this well maybe i'l change my mind going for intel build...

Thank you very much...
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October 7, 2011 8:28:28 PM

AMD x4 are very cheap and that is there advantage compared to intel i5 2500k and the 5770 is just a downgraded 6870
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October 23, 2011 4:38:53 PM

Kishere said:
AMD x4 are very cheap and that is there advantage compared to intel i5 2500k and the 5770 is just a downgraded 6870



my personal pc in my own use is amd x4 955 and using hd 5870 And i also try 5770 before... this thing can run all games max settings.. :)  but i need a set of gaming pc that is really cheap so that i can ROI my invesment in just 2 to 3 years then buy a new set of gaming pc for upgrade. So what i need is AMD x2 or x3 only and pair it with HD 5770 or higher video card. Cause almost all games is not CPU intensive only GPU i think 80% of the games... But thanks for your advise i will calculate and check if the upgrade is worth it from price to performance.

thank you
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October 23, 2011 4:50:21 PM

My fellow pinoy friend. go buy from PC hub. It is the best in the philippines pricewise. If you can give me your budget in pesos. I can easily help you out. Bilis lang yan haha.
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October 25, 2011 4:03:19 PM

cutebeans said:
My fellow pinoy friend. go buy from PC hub. It is the best in the philippines pricewise. If you can give me your budget in pesos. I can easily help you out. Bilis lang yan haha.



bos please give your yahoo email account add nalng kita doon, and then name mu nalng. thanks po
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October 31, 2011 11:12:00 AM

ok here we go

X4 955 @ 3.2GHz
GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB (if it is not up to the tasks get a gtx 560 ti 1gb)
G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) (four is all you need for gaming)
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970

$405.96 USD if u do it properly u can get it all under 600 dollars and it takes up only 500W
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