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November 13, 2012 1:04:01 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Around December BUDGET RANGE: (Around USD $1,304 or lesser) before rebates.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing, Watching movies.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY : None, gonna build a new one.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS : Motherboard Preferably Asus/Gigabyte

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: -

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (Malaysia)

PARTS PREFERENCES : Nvidia GeForce.

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION : -

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS : -

Here's my spec. that I've been thinking of.

Core i5-3570 3.40GHz
Corsair 8GB (4x2) 1600MHz Vengeance Twin
GX Power Lite Power 750W
Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler
CM Storm Enforcer
ASUS XONAR DGX Headphone AMP 5.1

I'm not sure with the motherboard, but I've been thinking about Gigabyte GA-77X-D3H, is it a good motherboard?
Also, with the Graphic Card, I'm thinking between, MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr (N660 TF 2GD5/OC), or ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP (GTX660-DC2TG-2GD5). Help me guys :( 

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November 13, 2012 1:05:48 PM

Do you need an OS and a monitor?

Also, can you give us links to stores from where you'll likely buy components?

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November 13, 2012 1:12:08 PM
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Looks great so far. Not heard of the PSU brand. Maybe get something that's a little more of a known quantity. The asus is the better of the two I think. Very quiet and cool and since it's a TOP probably clocked faster if you not overclocking.

Never been a fan of gigabyte boards but lots of people love them so that should be fine.
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November 13, 2012 2:55:58 PM

OS, yes, Monitor, no. It doesn't have a website, but it has a facebook page, sorry, :/ 
https://www.facebook.com/allithypermarket

the PSU brand is Cooler Master, sorry my bad.
yeap, I'm not gonna overclock.
Also, I heard that thermal paste(if I'm not wrong) is a must? Is it true?
November 13, 2012 3:51:27 PM

It would be better if it's an actual website with item and price lists.
November 13, 2012 3:51:50 PM

You need thermal paste. The stock cooler might come with it, I didn't use mine so I never looked to see if it had any.
November 23, 2012 2:11:04 AM

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