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December 21, 2012 6:22:29 PM

hey guys i wanna know what you think about my choices in building a pc and my prices
i am not local so i have to import everything. i live in south africa so i am buying on ebay as it gets me the cheapest prices with shipping. maybe you could help me improve for the same prices. im on a $500 budget with shipping. I already have a 450w psu, disc drive, case, monitor and hard drive.
heres the best ive picked out so far:

AMD fx-8120 3.1 GHZ - $202 w/free shipping
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-8-Core-FX-8120-3-1GHz-CPU-A...

Sapphire Radeon hd 7750 1GB GPU - $135 w/free shipping
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sapphire-HD7750-1GB-GDDR5-Displ...

Asrock 970 extreme3 - $75 + $59 shipping
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ASRock-970-Extreme3-AMD-SOC...

4GB corsair ddr3 ram - $22.50 w/free shipping
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CORSAIR-DDR3-DESKTOP-1333-MHZ-4...

that adds up to $493.50

can any of you guys improve on this while staying in my budget or direct me to a site with international shipping besides amazon coz none of their stuff seems to come here :pfff: 
thanks guys

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December 24, 2012 4:54:17 AM
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Ok, so first off, your AMD CPU is costing $202, and the godly Intel 3570K is around the same price or a bit lower, so if your mainly doing gaming, go with the 3570K. That means you have to change your motherboard choice too then. If you are planning to over clock, then you'll have to get a Z77 mobo. If you are not, then a decent H77 mobo for $60 will do you good. If you can spare 5-10 bucks, get 8 gb of ram instead of 4. Your current motherboard deal is forcing you to pay $59 in shipping :p . that is increasing your total price by ALOT. If you can get a Z77 or H77 mobo (only if you want Intel processor) for under $100 then you are good to go. Hope this helped man!
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December 24, 2012 6:46:48 AM

this 450w psu is suspicious. what brand is it? you need to buy quality PSU for that power hungry CPU :) 
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December 24, 2012 6:57:09 AM

Unknowngama said:
Ok, so first off, your AMD CPU is costing $202, and the godly Intel 3570K is around the same price or a bit lower, so if your mainly doing gaming, go with the 3570K. That means you have to change your motherboard choice too then. If you are planning to over clock, then you'll have to get a Z77 mobo. If you are not, then a decent H77 mobo for $60 will do you good. If you can spare 5-10 bucks, get 8 gb of ram instead of 4. Your current motherboard deal is forcing you to pay $59 in shipping :p . that is increasing your total price by ALOT. If you can get a Z77 or H77 mobo (only if you want Intel processor) for under $100 then you are good to go. Hope this helped man!

what do u think about the Intel Core i5 3335S 2.7GHz, i checked out the 3570K but none of them ship here:(  is thatone a good choice if im going to go with the asrock z77 pro3 mobo?
December 24, 2012 7:00:40 AM

or what about the 3470?
January 7, 2013 5:43:24 PM

Best answer selected by lazybonez23.
January 9, 2013 12:01:27 PM

You can't over clck te3470 so no need to get a z77 mobo
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