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500-700$ Gaming PC

Need help on choosing parts for my new gaming PC.


Approximate Purchase Date: Anytime within this year.

Budget Range: 500 - 700$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Case, HDD, GPU, PSU, HSF = HEC Raptor power supply 500w

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com

Country: Philippines

Parts Preferences: Intel or AMD

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1360 x 768

Additional Comments: I would like to build a new stutter free, energy saving PC that could match my Powercolor HD7850 video card. The parts that I need is a CPU, Motherboard and RAM but cannot decide on what to choose.
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  1. A fellow pinoy :) You cant use newegg as they dont ship to the PH, ncix, I dont know xD
    These are prices in pc express. (Pinoy comp. store :) also, im thinking the budget you have is only for the cpu, mobo and ram.)
    CPU: http://pcx.com.ph/components/processors/intel-core-i5-2500k.html
    Mobo: http://pcx.com.ph/components/motherboards-1/msi-z77a-g43-z77.html
    RAM: http://pcx.com.ph/components/memory/g-skill-ripjaws-8gb-1600-12800cl9d-2x4.html
  2. Hello! :)
    Yes, the parts that I will buy is those 3 only. Because I will use the parts from my old computer. I'm looking for an AMD or Intel build that has low wattage but good in games. I would like to upgrade into Ivybridge but i'm having second thoughts because of the high temperatures.

    Thanks!
  3. Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504


    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837



    RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546#top
  4. You could also go with bigcyco1s build, which is awesome :D but availability is what you need to look for. Overall though, cycos build is better than what I suggested.
  5. Best answer
    LOL... Nw333 yours wasn't bad here another one PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $452.47
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  6. Lol xD The parts I got were from a local store in my area, so yeah. :) I assure availability if the OP has PC Express in their area :)
  7. last one you should be able to find these parts between the three i hope lol PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $466.97
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  8. Just checked pcx.com and those parts are available :) The mobo costs alot more tho. ($336) and the i5 ($244)
  9. Nw333 said:
    Just checked pcx.com and those parts are available :) The mobo costs alot more tho. ($336) and the i5 ($244)
    holy crap that's allot of money :(
  10. Nw333 said:
    OP can get this for cheaper tho: http://pcx.com.ph/components/motherboards-1/asus-maximus-iv-gene-z-gen3.html @bigcyco1 true. XD
    That's a kick ass overclocking mini beast motherboard you linked to :lol: i like your thinking :D
  11. bigcyco1 said:
    That's a kick ass overclocking mini beast motherboard you linked to :lol: i like your thinking :D


    Awwww Yeeaah! :na:
  12. Hello!

    Thanks for giving me an idea through all of your response.

    Since I won't overclock I would like to know your opinion with these parts so I could improve it.

    Motherboard: Asrock H77 Pro4 MVP
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4-3.9Ghz (Quad Core)
    RAM: G.Skill RipJaws X (dual) 2x4gb ddr3 1600 CL9 (F3 12800CL9D 8GBXL)
    SSD: Intel SSD 330 Series Sata 3 60gb (SSDSC2CT060A3K5)

    I added an SSD so I could benefit from Intel's SSD caching
    TOTAL= 21890 Php ($524) Converstion rate is 41.789000:1
    I will be buying from this store http://www.tipidpc.com/useritems.php?username=PCHub
  13. As Ive said many times now, NO ONE needs an i7 for gaming. Just get an i5-2500/K or the 3570/K. Just upgrade to the i7 when the i5 eventually fades out of the budget gaming scene :). Looks good other than that.
  14. If this is a gaming rig you should just get i5 anyway other than that looks good to me great job!
  15. Nw333 said:
    As Ive said many times now, NO ONE needs an i7 for gaming. Just get an i5-2500/K or the 3570/K. Just upgrade to the i7 when the i5 eventually fades out of the budget gaming scene :). Looks good other than that.


    I am not even sure if the i5 is considered the budget gaming scene.
    I don't recall seeing many games that benefit from having an i7 over an i5 OCed.
    The i5 is just the most logical choice for almost any gaming rig above $700 Budget.

    Now the G630 and G820 (Pentium) is a budget gaming CPU. :kaola:
  16. SingingThroughTheStorm said:
    I am not even sure if the i5 is considered the budget gaming scene.
    I don't recall seeing many games that benefit from having an i7 over an i5 OCed.
    The i5 is just the most logical choice for almost any gaming rig above $700 Budget.

    Now the G630 and G820 (Pentium) is a budget gaming CPU. :kaola:

    Well I classify it as a budget CPU :P
  17. Nw333 said:
    Well I classify it as a budget CPU :P


    I wish I had your budget. :lol:
  18. SingingThroughTheStorm said:
    I wish I had your budget. :lol:

    Its cheap for the performance it gives :P
  19. bigcyco1 said:
    LOL... Nw333 yours wasn't bad here another one PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $452.47
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)



    I've been looking on this build. What's the best Memory that I can get for this build?
  20. zongi said:
    I've been looking on this build. What's the best Memory that I can get for this build?

    The g.skill sniper series :) but you could also get other g.skill memory or corsair. As long as its 1600 and 8GBs. (my minimum for gaming xD)
  21. What's your maximum?
  22. zongi said:
    What's your maximum?

    Same. Who needs 1866 RAM and 16GBs of it for gaming? :) Also, most games today recommend 4GB of RAM. 8GB should last you for a while since games will eventually increase RAM usage from 4 to 5 and so on. :)
  23. Best answer selected by zongi.
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