Need advice on 1200-1500 build.

Hello there, I'm going to build a gaming rig for my ownself for the first time so i need a few advice.


Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Either September or October

Budget Range: 1200-1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming, Surfing net.

Are you buying a monitor: Depends, my current moniter is kinda small so I might upgrade it.


Parts to Upgrade: Everything.

Do you need to buy OS: No, i think.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Here's the problem, I'm in Singapore so i can't buy anything from newegg. Instead heres a link to my local computer shop and its prices for everything. http://bizgram.com/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=58&view=viewcategory&catid=5
Just download the September 1st pricelist.

Location: Singapore. So i can't ship stuff from Newegg.

Parts Preferences: Intel, Sandy bridge CPU for better OC. ( Thats what i heard ). I've always used NVidia for my GPU.

Overclocking: Maybe in the future for better performance.

SLI or Crossfire: No? I use a single moniter.

Your Monitor Resolution: Might get 1920x1080 Moniter.

Additional Comments: Mainly for gaming and the prices in Singapore unlike in Newegg prices. GPU in Newegg that cost 400 may cost 600 here. Would appreciate if you could check the link above.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Trouble running everything in my current computer, its a dual core 2ghz that cant run anything.

Thats about it and I hope you guys can build for me a new computer, note its my first time and its kind of interesting for me.
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  1. Hi, I'm not exactly familiar with Singapore's currency. I'm gonna post a few links to some parts for ya. These links are to be used solely as a reference. If you could tell me how much this is gonna be in Singapore dollars, I may be able to change a few things to better the build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1045.89
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-01 23:59 EDT-0400)

    Something similar to this would be great. If it's over budget, take a look at the Radeon HD 7870, 7950, 7970, or the GTX 660 Ti.
  2. ^that's a pretty good build,just add a good 23-24" 1080p monitor and you have a powerful gaming setup.
  3. That build, changing the gpu to a GTX660 TI, cost roughly 1480-1500. The most expensive thing in Singapore is usally the GPU, its inflated by so much. 400 GPU over there cost 845 over here its ridiculous.
  4. Guys how about this build ?

    Intel i5-3570K 3.4ghz
    Asus p8z77-VLX
    Ripjaw-X 1600C9 8GB kit
    Sandisk Extreme 120GB
    WD 1TB caviar Blue
    EVGA GTX580 3GB
    LG 24x DVD-RW
    Silverstone ST60F-ES 600W
    Corsair 550D
    Coolermaster evo 212 CPU cooler turbo edition

    or

    I5-3570K
    Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
    Ripjaw-X 1600 C9 2x4GB
    Sandisk extreme 120GB
    Seagate 1TB 7200/64MB
    Leadtek GTX680 4GB
    LG 24X DVD-RW
    Seasonic X760 GOLD
    CM Storm Enforcer
    Coolermaster hyper 412 slim cpu cooler

    The below cost around 1600 which is 200 more then the above one.
  5. I'm $17 over .....save $40 w/ the Hyper 612 PWM cooler.....PSU sized for future SLI

    Case - $100 - Corsair Carbide 500R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139009
    PSU - $95 - XFX Core Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
    MoBo - $408 - ASUS P8Z77-V PRO w/ CPU combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1033217
    CPU - incl - Intel Core i7-3570K
    $10 promotional gift card w/ CPU purchase, ends 9/4
    Cooler - $90 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $52 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair LV RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199
    GFX - $420 - Asus GTX 670 DCII http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121637
    GFX - Later - Asus GTX 670 DCII Later
    HD - 110 Caviar Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136786
    SSD - $190 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226
    DVD Writer - $47 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
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