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Intel base gaming comp budget 950 usd.

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January 9, 2013 9:31:36 AM

Hi, I would like to make a new intel base gaming computer.
My budget would be around 950~1000 USD excluding of Screen/Mouse/Keyboard.
Kindly share your build ^^ Thank you in advance.
January 9, 2013 9:58:49 AM

Are you into overclocking or not?
single gpu or dual?
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January 9, 2013 10:10:20 AM

Oh man.
Ok for processor, i will go for Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
As for the 2nd question. I'm not too sure though.
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January 9, 2013 10:18:54 AM

This should be Very good for Gaming


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($378.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $931.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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January 9, 2013 11:27:03 AM

How about some good gaming rig if i don't intend to Overclock.
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January 9, 2013 11:42:30 AM

Even if you don't Overclock. Thats the Best you can get.
Upgrading to a GTX 680 is a kind of waste. And thats what you can do in a situation like this.
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January 9, 2013 11:56:28 AM

yojunhao said:
How about some good gaming rig if i don't intend to overclock.


If you don't really intend to overclock. Better change the parts. It would save you more money with same performance.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wG76

or same price with better performance because you would have a better card.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wG7W


note: you could also change the cpu to 3470 if you want to save about $30 with very minimal performance difference (very minimal as close to none).


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January 9, 2013 12:27:18 PM

yes that's a non-overclock build.
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January 9, 2013 12:50:26 PM

can i change the mobo to B75pro 3M
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January 9, 2013 1:29:01 PM

nooooooo. just kidding :) 
ofcourse but I prefer h77 a better board. I don't know why you picked b75 pro3-m, I checked the price and its a bit higher, so I was thinking are choosing it because of the ram slots? then I prefer h77 pro4-mvp.
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January 10, 2013 8:31:16 AM

thanks alot for your help. Err, h77 pro4-mvp it's more expensive in singapore that the b75 series.
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January 10, 2013 10:42:44 AM

Anyway i will be making this build soon, maybe in a month what do you guys think?

CPU & Mobo: i5-3470 & Asrock B75M-DGS
Ram: G.Skill 1600mhz value ram 2x4GB
ODD: HP DVD RW
HDD: Western Digital 1TB
GPU: Powercolor 7950 PCS
Case & PSU: NZXT Phantom 410 & FSP 550W Gold Modular
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January 10, 2013 12:37:53 PM

Thats a awesome build.
But I would suggest you a better Brand for 7950. Like MSI twin Frozr\Asus
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January 10, 2013 4:09:18 PM

well okay then. I also suggest a sapphire/asus brand for gpu. But Powercolor would be fine. It's not a bad brand. I had powercolor's before and they are good cards too and really cheaper. I'm just into other brand now. Nice case though. :) 
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January 11, 2013 6:31:12 PM

love the case, but whats the diff between a phantom 410 and phantom?
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January 12, 2013 4:40:16 AM

Case is all about Looks.
So whichever suits you, buy that.
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January 12, 2013 8:44:31 AM

I see, and also i would like to ask with those specs of mine. Is it ok to use a 17" screen?
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January 12, 2013 11:37:43 PM

Whats your Resolution?

I guess you have a Low Resolution, And 7950 maybe a Overkill.
But still you can buy a Big Screen Later
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January 13, 2013 12:58:53 AM

1280x1024
is it ok?
yea, i don't mind using this first and then buy a new screen after
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January 13, 2013 1:00:36 AM

yojunhao said:
1280x1024
is it ok?
yea, i don't mind using this first and then buy a new screen after



7970 will be a Very Big Overkill for that Resolution

But as you say you'll get a bigger Monitor, Its good to get a 7970
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January 13, 2013 2:08:16 AM

Not so soon. If i use that resolution, will it be ok? How you meant by overkill.
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January 13, 2013 7:54:19 AM

Overkill means its a Waste to get the Card, because the Card is meant for Higher Resolutions. The card can give Way too much fps, which will cause Tearing in AMD Cards.
But in your case, you'll upgrade to a bigger screen. So nothing to worry about.
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January 13, 2013 4:52:45 PM

tearing in amd cards? What's the ideal size of monitor i should get?
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January 14, 2013 3:20:25 AM

I would suggest you to get any 1920x1080 Monitor

Tearing occurs when your fps cross the Speed (Hz) f your Monitor.
In Nvidia Cards there is Adaptive V-sync to prevent this.

Watch this video to and you'll understand better : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAiPmazmR_M
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January 14, 2013 10:41:49 AM

Could you tell me the price of the cheapest 1920x1080 monitor?
My budget is tight. ):
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January 15, 2013 7:57:29 AM

And also guys, regarding PCI wireless card. I went to speedtest.net and my dlspeed is 28mbps and upload 36mbps. So what type of PCI wireless card should i get.
Secondly, what's the benefits of a mechanical keyboard?
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