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[New Build] 1500-1800 Budget Gaming PC

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May 24, 2012 11:51:07 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: in one-two weeks

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) 1500-1800 dls :S (16000pesos)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games (D3 BF3 SC2 LoL TF2 Portal2 L4D2), XNA Programming, Heuristic Programming, Simple Video Edit Music Surf

Parts Not Required: Keyboard Mouse Monitor Speakers Cooling (Cooler Master V6 GT got one from a friend that he didnt need it) Case (Cooler Master Scout from the same friend), can reuse my own HDD

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: DigitalLifePcEL

Country: Mexico

Parts Preferences: i dont have any special preference to any brand

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (SLI)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Mexico has an excesive pricing on PC components, can excced budget like 10%, can add an SDD if needed

Well i got some items to start and i want to play some newer games because my lap cant handle them so im getting a desktop pc. Also can buy first CPU,Mobo,Ram, PSU Combo and Later GPU if any of the other elements can be upgraded

CPU
Intel Ivy Bridge i5 3570k 3126 Pesos (222.63 dls)

MotherBoard
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H 2280 Pesos - (162.37 Dls)

Ram
2x Corsair Vengance Kit 2 8GB 1600Mhz 916Pesos x 2 (65Dls x 2)


PSU
Between
Corsair 850W CMPSU-850AXEU 3005Pesos (214 Dls)
or
Corsair 950W Enthusiast Series CMPSU-950TX 2772 Pesos(197 Dls)

GPU
I Prefer nVidia and i would like to try 600 Series but if it is too expensive 1 580 could be fine
Asus GTX 680 9755 Pesos (695 dls)
or
2x Asus GTX 560 ti 3967 Pesos x 2 = (283 dls x 2)


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May 24, 2012 11:54:10 PM

Get 2 560tis for more performance or one GTX 680 for overall compatibility.
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May 25, 2012 12:35:38 AM

Get one GTX670 and save yourself some money.
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May 25, 2012 3:53:37 AM

would Asus P8z77-pro be better than Gigabyte Mobo? where im goin to buy my components just GTX680 and GTX690 exists
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May 25, 2012 4:34:05 AM

Asus and Gigabyte are both good brands. Compare the features and see what best meets your needs and then weigh the costs.
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May 29, 2012 2:37:52 AM

i have a questions about ram modules, it seem that 1 or 2 Corsair Vengeance Modules wont fit if i use V6 GT Heatsink so i was looking for a low profile modules and i found that 2x Kingston Hyper CL9 KIT 2 XMP KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX would fit better on Mobo but im little worried about the voltage. Kingston Hyper Modules uses 1.65V and many post i have found say that has to be 1.5v or will void guarantee of CPU.
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