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July 20, 2012 5:15:33 PM

Greetings from Singapore! This is my first time attempting to build a budget gaming PC, and I need some advice as to whether these parts are compatible, or if there are better alternatives. Budget is around 1000SGD, which works out to about 795USD. Also, I don't plan to OC. Any help will be great! :wahoo: 

My parts are:

Casing:
COOLER MASTER Elite 431 Plus ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
Asus P8H77-M PRO Micro ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
Intel i5-3470
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:
MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II/OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drive:
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Combo CD-DVD drive:
LG GH24NS50 24x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M2 520W
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6803



Thanks guys!

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July 22, 2012 5:29:15 AM

Try this...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cJ9p

It's definitely worth the extra money. I do believe I went over budget a bit. Not familiar with the singapore dollar. lol, sorry.

You'll definitely want to overclock. It drastically increases performance. By around 15-25%...possibly more depending on game and/or application.
July 23, 2012 1:55:01 PM

Just bought the parts! Yea I followed some of those suggestions, upgraded my RAM to a 2x4gb and swapped out the previous CM PSU for a Corsair 620W. Thanks a lot!

By the way, I'm not sure if I want to OC. I've read a few guides on those, and they seem pretty complicated lol. :o 
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July 23, 2012 5:06:09 PM

wolfdesperado said:
Just bought the parts! Yea I followed some of those suggestions, upgraded my RAM to a 2x4gb and swapped out the previous CM PSU for a Corsair 620W. Thanks a lot!

By the way, I'm not sure if I want to OC. I've read a few guides on those, and they seem pretty complicated lol. :o 


Not too complicated. Just change the multiplier to a conservative overclock. Then you'll need to find the correct corresponding voltage by testing it. Typically, youtube tutorials can help.

Try this video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw_NISjMv44

There's plenty more tutorials out there. You'll just have to search around. The one I listed above should be fairly helpful though.
July 28, 2012 5:11:09 AM

Thanks Deus! You've been very helpful, maybe I'll give it a try!
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July 28, 2012 6:05:21 AM

Glad I could help. Good luck!
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