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April 24, 2012 7:44:26 AM

Intel Core i3-2100 (3.1G)
Asrock H61M-HVS
500gb seagate
corsair 4gb vengeance
samsung 22x dvd writer
cooler master elite 430
cooler master extreme series 500w
PC HD5670


athlon II x3 455
Asus M5A78L-M LX 760G
500gb seagate
corsair 4gb vengeance
samsung 22x dvd writer
cooler master elite 430
cooler master extreme series 500w
PC HD5670


which of this set are the best? im on a really tight tight budget on this built, it would be use for work on odesk and some games crysis, bf3, nba2k12 etc on maximum resolution on a 1366x768 resolution screen probably..

thank you..

April 24, 2012 8:04:38 AM

any recommendation would be great, my budget is around 600$-700$ only excluding the monitor..
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April 24, 2012 8:21:49 AM

Are you building because of price, control over part selection, or because you enjoy building ? I ask because it is possible to get more than you have listed right at $700 from such as

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/xps-de...

I have always built my own systems, for all 3 of the reasons I previously listed.

If we want to stick with building, I think you are going too light on the cpu and video card. I'll see what I can find and post a reply with possible alternatives.
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April 24, 2012 8:54:47 AM

Ok.....I went ahead and subbed parts according to what you listed, trying to stay with the brands you listed assuming you liked them ( except for PSU ).

I assembled these parts on newegg for $688.92

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Elite 430
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Double D Black Edition
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This gives you a system with a CPU that will keep up with modern times, and last you a good few years. The Mobo supports usb 3.0 and PCIe 3.0 for the latest video cards.

IF you need to cut price, there are cheaper 7770 series video cards to choose from, I just went with the best I saw since it came under the $700 total.

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April 24, 2012 9:04:07 AM

thanks for the advice guys, its really about price right now really on a tight budget lol and probably the selection in our country is somewhat limited so im kinda force to what they really have, I'm from the Philippines by the way.. so the only thing needs to be replaced is the PSU and GPU right? so all other parts are okay? im going with the I3 core built..
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April 24, 2012 9:15:05 AM

yes, please get another PSU! :) 
btw, as far as a grphics card to run BF3 here is an older article about what entry level card you may consider. the 7770 was not released yet but you can expect better than a 6770 or 550ti . .or there about with it.:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...

good luck :) 
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April 24, 2012 9:24:55 AM

ahhhh.....Mabuhay =)

Yeah, if you have limited parts, change the power supply and the video card to something better. Good luck on the build.
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April 24, 2012 9:31:47 AM

Mabuhay thrakazog thanks... thanks guys for lending me with your expertise, thanks for the help im gonna buy tomorrow.. have a great day..
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April 24, 2012 9:33:05 AM

Best answer selected by tukbol7.
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April 26, 2012 2:54:37 AM

Hi just a follow-up to my thread.. I went out and buy earlier today with my specs, but the difference now is my processor, right now it is an INTEL G630 (2.7g), it really saves me money and the store owner said it is no different from performance standpoint on my previous choice which is Intel Core I3-2100 is this true?
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April 26, 2012 10:12:38 AM

wow now i know i was trolled by that guy lol, but its okay it saves me money i may just upgrade in coming months.. thanks thrakazog..
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