Hello - I live in Davao Philippines for work and I finally found a local computer store that sells higher end components but the prices are pretty steep (no Newegg or Amazon here). For example, the video card is 21,500 pesos which = 500 dollars (the GTX 570 is 'on sale' for 15,000 pesos which is 350 bucks)
Is this build worthwhile to replace my 8800GT build:
MSI GTX 670 - GPU
P7Z88 - Motherboard, smaller version
i5 3570k - Processor (wondering if I should switch to a 2011 model)
750w Gold Rated - PSU (forgot the brand, silverstone or something with a 'S')
8 gb standard DDR3 - RAM
Roughly 1,500 dollars all told. The other choice is to buy a G55 Asus gaming laptop. I typically play CS GO and Dota 2. I also use excel pretty often, sometimes with files with 400,000 rows.
i cant give u the tom's hardware sticker but i built a rig a few months ago and with my 670 im playing BF3, Skyrim, Metro, Crysis 2, etc on ultra no prob i think the gtx 670 is the way to go not only casue of the price but the 680 and even the 690 are total over kill for gamming unless your useing really big dual or more screens
btw mine is a EVGA GTX 670 2G FTW edition idk if you can get that where you are tho..
I am fairly limited in my options. There is a more expensive gold standard 850 watt PSU available but it is over 200 dollars. The 1,000 watt coolermaster one is cheaper. With the RAM, it is low profile
The SSD is a performance one - I will have to check on the brand again though unfortunately. Should I get a 600W gold standard PSU instead?