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May 16, 2012 1:44:52 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1st or 2nd week of June

Budget Range: just up to 26600 pesos(philippine currency) or $619

System Usage from Most to Least Important: mostly gaming, EYECANDY gaming

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://dynaquestpc.com/ and other philippine based sites

Country: Philippines

Parts Preferences: CPU : core i3 2100 @ 3.1Ghz
Mobo : ECS h61h2-m2 (b3) v.1
RAM : G.skill Ares 8GB ddr3 1333mhz ram
GPU : HD 6870 ddr5 1GB Powercolor
PSU : 500W strikex aerocool 80 plus bronze.
Case : Aerocool VS4
HDD : 7200rpm sata II

Overclocking: oc'ing the gpu a bit, enabling the cpu's turbo mode

SLI or Crossfire: NO.. can't afford, as for now >

Monitor Resolution: native resolution @ 1366x768 19" widescreen, playing games at this resolution.

Additional Comments: i like casings that has a proper ventilation, idntcare if it's noisy or not, i just wan't a fast budget gaming rig


i want to MAX ALL GAMES at 1366x768 resolution, that's my wish .
May 16, 2012 1:51:40 PM

Where are you actually buying from? US? or Philippines?

Never heard of the PSU, however since it has an 80PLUS Bronze I guess it cant be all bad :)  My suggestion would be Corsair, Antec, XFX, OCZ or SeaSonic branded however.
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May 16, 2012 1:55:26 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Where are you actually buying from? US? or Philippines?

Never heard of the PSU, however since it has an 80PLUS Bronze I guess it cant be all bad :)  My suggestion would be Corsair, Antec, XFX, OCZ or SeaSonic branded however.


I'm buying in my country, philippines..

many ppl also didn't recognize aerocool also... anyways im planning to change my psu to FSP or might be antec...thank you for suggesting.
and oh, no other problems in my rig? and can i max all games at that resolution? :) 
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May 16, 2012 1:58:47 PM

Everything looks compatible yeah.

Not sure about Maxing all games, things like BF3 and METRO 2033 you might struggle with but you'll certainly be able to play everything in high details even if the AA/AF is turned down a little.

Nice balanced build from what I can see :) 

EDIT: Just had a quick look at some benchmarks and it seems that the 6850 can even play METRO completely maxed out at 25 fps (1680x1050) so I presume dropping down to 1366x768 would bump this to over 30fps :) 

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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May 16, 2012 2:04:13 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Everything looks compatible yeah.

Not sure about Maxing all games, things like BF3 and METRO 2033 you might struggle with but you'll certainly be able to play everything in high details even if the AA/AF is turned down a little.

Nice balanced build from what I can see :) 

EDIT: Just had a quick look at some benchmarks and it seems that the 6850 can even play METRO completely maxed out at 25 fps (1680x1050) so I presume dropping down to 1366x768 would bump this to over 30fps :) 

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...


yeah maybe 40fps coz im planning to buy a 6870...

why can't i fully max bf3 and metro 2033? is it becoz of my cpu?

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May 16, 2012 2:06:37 PM

No problem :) 

Make sure you get a 64-bit OS, not a 32/86 so your system can recognise that 8GB RAM :) 
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May 16, 2012 2:08:30 PM

AdrianPerry said:
No problem :) 

Make sure you get a 64-bit OS, not a 32/86 so your system can recognise that 8GB RAM :) 


oh, and one more thing.. why can't i fully max bf3 and metro 2033? is it becoz of my cpu?
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May 16, 2012 2:23:36 PM

GPU alone. CPU is more than capable. It just requires more GPU power. 6850/6870 is only really a mid-range card. To max these newer more demanding games, something more along the lines of a GTX 670 or ATI 7970 would be recommended. Possibly even higher once you start increasing the resolution up past 1920x1080 and use multiple monitors.
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May 16, 2012 2:24:45 PM

Also to note. Unless there's a big price difference (which in the UK and US there isn't, only a few $$/££....Grab the i3-2120, not the 2100 - It's got slightly faster cores.
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May 16, 2012 2:53:49 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Also to note. Unless there's a big price difference (which in the UK and US there isn't, only a few $$/££....Grab the i3-2120, not the 2100 - It's got slightly faster cores.


thanks, good thing i bumped into a pro good guy lol.... so yeah, ur ryt, i guess i need to improve my 2100 to 2120..

and one more thing... is it okay to buy a cheap casing? coz im trying to adjust my expenses lol... or maybe cheap casings aren't good? so ill just increase my budget a bit :??: 
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May 16, 2012 2:55:05 PM

Best answer selected by Kentthegamer.
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May 16, 2012 2:56:52 PM

Any mid tower ATX should be fine.

Ultimately, if everything fits, any case is perfectly fine :)  My recommendation would be make sure you have one front intake fan, and one rear exhaust fan though.
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May 16, 2012 3:12:30 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Any mid tower ATX should be fine.

Ultimately, if everything fits, any case is perfectly fine :)  My recommendation would be make sure you have one front intake fan, and one rear exhaust fan though.



okay, thanks.. i hope tomshardware has a multiplier on best answers, i'll try to x5 ur answer but i can't lol....

so, thanks.. again :)  god bless dude.
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May 16, 2012 3:15:01 PM

Haha no problem glad I could help :)  And good luck with your build.
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