1200-1300$ Gaming Build , need help and advice

Am completely new at this .

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of March .

Budget Range: 1200-1300$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly Gaming and surfing the net.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard , mouse , monitor , headphones/speakers , OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country: Philippines

Parts Preferences: Definitely a intel CPU and a Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 ( Will probably buy a new monitor with 1920x1080 in a later date )

Additional Comments: It needs to be able to stay up for long periods like 3-4 hrs on weekdays and 12 hrs on weekends. It also needs to be a moderate noise PC.


This is what I picked so far.

Chassis : CM Storm Enforcer @ 89.99$

CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz @ 229.99$

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL @ 46.99$

The rest is all up to you guys.
Thanks .
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  1. doesnt newegg only post to the us
  2. MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
    CPU : I5 2500K
    RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    GPU : EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD
    HDD : Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
    SSD : Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III
    PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance
    DVD-RW : LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X
    CASE : COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer
    TOTAL : $1,166.90 without rebates.
    You can drop the price if you don't need the SSD. In you price range you can buy this 23" fullhd monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824262012 and you have a new monitor too.
  3. @9_Breaker : Just for reference , I have my local retail stores here . Then I can approximate the price here based on newegg's prices.
  4. I was planning to get a Cooler Master V6 GT as my CPU cooler , but is the Hyper 212 EVO better ?
  5. wait for some time.post during mid of the march if you want to build this till the end of march.prices will go down for sure!
  6. Hopefully .
  7. Cooler Master V6 GT don't worth the money.
  8. ^i agree.212 EVO is a wiser choice.
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