Intel base gaming comp budget 950 usd.

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.
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  1. Are you into overclocking or not?
    single gpu or dual?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. Okay. I'll go with something like this.
  5. How about some good gaming rig if i don't intend to Overclock.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

    or same price with better performance because you would have a better card.

    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).
  8. i will change the cpu to 3470.
    is that the link that have the parts changed?
  9. yes that's a non-overclock build.
  10. can i change the mobo to B75pro 3M
  11. 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.
  12. thanks alot for your help. Err, h77 pro4-mvp it's more expensive in singapore that the b75 series.
  13. 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
    HDD: Western Digital 1TB
    GPU: Powercolor 7950 PCS
    Case & PSU: NZXT Phantom 410 & FSP 550W Gold Modular
  14. Thats a awesome build.
    But I would suggest you a better Brand for 7950. Like MSI twin Frozr\Asus
  15. 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. :)
  16. love the case, but whats the diff between a phantom 410 and phantom?
  17. Case is all about Looks.
    So whichever suits you, buy that.
  18. I see, and also i would like to ask with those specs of mine. Is it ok to use a 17" screen?
  19. Whats your Resolution?

    I guess you have a Low Resolution, And 7950 maybe a Overkill.
    But still you can buy a Big Screen Later
  20. 1280x1024
    is it ok?
    yea, i don't mind using this first and then buy a new screen after
  21. yojunhao said:
    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
  22. Not so soon. If i use that resolution, will it be ok? How you meant by overkill.
  23. guys check out my thread, its similar to this one:
  24. 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.
  25. tearing in amd cards? What's the ideal size of monitor i should get?
  26. 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 :
  27. Could you tell me the price of the cheapest 1920x1080 monitor?
    My budget is tight. ):
  28. And also guys, regarding PCI wireless card. I went to 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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