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July 3, 2012 11:23:09 AM

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.

More about : 500 700 gaming

July 3, 2012 11:59:42 AM

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!
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July 3, 2012 12:07:08 PM

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=N82E168...


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=N82E168...



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=N82E168...
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July 3, 2012 12:11:54 PM

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2012 12:23:31 PM

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.)
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July 3, 2012 12:27:07 PM

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 :) 
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July 3, 2012 12:34:20 PM

Just checked pcx.com and those parts are available :)  The mobo costs alot more tho. ($336) and the i5 ($244)
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July 3, 2012 12:36:21 PM

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 :( 
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July 3, 2012 1:11:38 PM

bigcyco1 said:
That's a kick ass overclocking mini beast motherboard you linked to :lol:  i like your thinking :D 


Awwww Yeeaah! :na: 
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July 4, 2012 12:18:51 PM

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

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July 4, 2012 12:23:05 PM

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 4, 2012 12:44:05 PM

If this is a gaming rig you should just get i5 anyway other than that looks good to me great job!
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July 4, 2012 2:01:05 PM

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: 
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July 4, 2012 2:17:25 PM

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 
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July 4, 2012 2:39:15 PM

Nw333 said:
Well I classify it as a budget CPU :p 


I wish I had your budget. :lol: 
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July 4, 2012 9:39:35 PM

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

Its cheap for the performance it gives :p 
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July 5, 2012 11:46:47 AM

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?
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July 5, 2012 11:56:47 AM

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)
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July 5, 2012 12:06:02 PM

What's your maximum?
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July 5, 2012 12:15:21 PM

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. :) 
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July 5, 2012 1:55:51 PM

Best answer selected by zongi.
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