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October 17, 2012 1:32:31 PM

First of all, someone was smart enough to place and eventually spill water on my case, frying all my components. -.- With some family money, savings and the money from my sold 810 (In hopes for a better build, and I didnt like the look of it in my room anyways. It was black and my room is white lol.) im hoping for a new, good rig that hopefully wont get fried. Again.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or so

Budget range: $950 - $1000 (prices here are a bit inflated, keep in mind. This is 41000Php btw.)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, gaming, school work

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to upgrade: Everything :( 

Do you need to buy OS: Yep, but not included in budget. If you can fit it in, hey! Thats great. :D 

Preferred Websites for Parts: http://www.tipidpc.com/useritems.php?username=PCHub (I know the site is tough as crap to understand, so Newegg can be used for prices.)

Location: Manila, Philippines

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, AMD GPU

Overclocking and SLI/Xfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I play HoN, DOTA2, Skyrim and looking to play AC3 when it comes out. PC should be as quiet as can be. :D 

And Most Importantly, Why are You Upgrading: Parts got fried. :( 

Edit: Prices here are kinda like how high Australian prices are.

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October 17, 2012 4:34:05 PM

Well around that budget you can pull off
I5 3470 or 3570k
Asus z77 lk or asrock z77 extreme4
Gskill 8gb or 4gb 1600mhz
550w 80+ certified psu
1tb sata hdd 7200rpm
A radeon hd7870/7950
and of course a case without vents at the top like a bitfenix.

October 17, 2012 4:56:38 PM

Found a better website for the Philippines. Using wiredsystems.com.

Try this:

Case: Antec 100 - ₱3,185.00
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 - ₱3,850.00
Motherboard: Asrock H77 Pro 4/MVP - ₱5,405.00
CPU: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5-3470 - ₱8,975.00
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz 1.5V - ₱4,335.00
HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200 RPM - Bare Drive - ₱3,100.00
Optical: Samsung 22X DVD Drive - ₱975.00
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - ₱10,980.00
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - ₱6,090.00

Total: ₱46,895.00 ($1,185.95 USD)

Without the operating system the system is ₱40,805.00 ($990.85 USD).
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October 17, 2012 9:46:04 PM

Thanks guys. :D 

Some parts are cheaper over at the site I gave, but all those items are in there except OS so here goes;

i5 3470 - Php7950
CX600 - Php3000
500GB WD Blue - Php2690
H77 Pro4/MVP -Php4310
G.Skill RipJaws X (2x4GB) 1600MHz - Php2180
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - Php10500
Samsung 22X DVD Drive - Php 870

Only thing they dont have is the Antec 100 and Windows (which is at Php4400 over at www.pcx.com.ph)
Guess Ill be doing g-units build or can there be changes made?
October 17, 2012 10:06:51 PM

Nw333 said:
Thanks guys. :D 

Some parts are cheaper over at the site I gave, but all those items are in there except OS so here goes;

i5 3470 - Php7950
CX600 - Php3000
500GB WD Blue - Php2690
H77 Pro4/MVP -Php4310
G.Skill RipJaws X (2x4GB) 1600MHz - Php2180
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - Php10500
Samsung 22X DVD Drive - Php 870

Only thing they dont have is the Antec 100 and Windows (which is at Php4400 over at www.pcx.com.ph)
Guess Ill be doing g-units build or can there be changes made?


I can't really think of any areas where you'd save money without cutting corners but that looks good to me.
October 18, 2012 2:15:33 AM

Looks good. Really thought a 7870 would fit, but oh well.
October 18, 2012 8:13:25 AM

That can't work. It's still a good build there gunit1111.
October 18, 2012 9:31:44 AM

I think im gonna go ahead and go with g-unit's build. Just to make sure, will the 7850 play Skyrim on Ultra? Or atleast HoN and DOTA2 max?

Im going to try and get a 7870, with the rest of g-unit's build. :D 
October 18, 2012 10:10:13 AM

Made this build from PCHub;

CPU - i5 3450 (Php7695 at PCHub)
Motherboard - Asrock H77m (Php3710 at PCHub)
Video Card - Sapphire HD7870 Dual-X OC Ed. (Php13690 at PCHub)
Memory - G.Skill Ares (2x4Gb) 1600 (Php2180 at PCHub)
PSU - Seasonic S12II 520W (Php2700 at PCHub)
Storage - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB (Php2690 at PCHub)
Case - NZXT H2 Classic Silent White (Php 3999 at PCHub)
Optical - Asus 24X SATA (Php880 at PCHub)
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium (Php4400 at PC Express) not sure if this is 64bit, it isnt mentioned.

Comes to a total of: Php 41,944

Will all the cables of the PSU fit in the back of the motherboard tray?
Will I get good performance with this build? (Never experienced having an AMD card, do the drivers still have issues?)
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