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January 13, 2013 9:26:45 AM

Hi! I asked the local sales rep to quote me the cheapest gaming rig they have available.

The price is supposedly in Pesos but I converted it to Dollars. This was quoted last 2012. I hope you can help

me guys with some of them. I need the the best value for the money. I can spend a little more if needed.

I'm going to buy em this year.




Intel Pentium G630 Dual Core (2.7GHZ) 3MB Cache LGA1155 Processor 75$

MS1 H61m-P23(B3) MOBO $80

Kingston 4GB DDR3 PC133 $22.5

Seagate 500GB 7200RPM Sata $110

Liteon Ihas-124 24X Sata Black DVDRW $22.5

INNO 3d GT440 Video Card $97.5

Trendsonic Apollo AP11A Silver/Black Casing $37.5

AOC 18.5" LED $107.5

PROTEC 4 Socket 500W AVR $6.75




More or less, it's $560.00. Am I getting the best for this value?



Any advise will be much appreciated. Thanks!!!!! :sol: 
a b 4 Gaming
January 13, 2013 9:47:59 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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January 13, 2013 9:49:02 AM

Sorry about that Mod. Thanks for moving.
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January 13, 2013 10:34:48 AM

HEEEEELP!
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a b 4 Gaming
January 13, 2013 11:12:01 AM

A $7 psu? That's mistake number 1.

You can probably get something like this:

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 ($70)
RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Kingston Value Kit ($25)
Motherboard: Asrock B75M-DGS Micro-ATX ($60)
HDD: 500GB WD Caviar Blue ($65)
PSU: Antec VP-450 ($40)
Chassis: Cooler Master Elite 370/430 ($35-50)
Video Card: Radeon HD7770 ($130)

Subtotal: Roughly around $440

You'll still have $120 for a monitor if your budget is $560
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January 13, 2013 11:24:06 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-do-it... should be your base line.

Also wtf $7 PSU yeah that's going to last real long....$100 for 500gb HDD?! $100 18" screen...

$100 screen http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... with free shipping
$109 2TB HDD (can be found cheaper at for example microcenter if you have one close by) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GT440 is not adequate for see comparison chart here http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car... if it has to be <$100 7770 or GTX650
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January 13, 2013 11:24:28 AM

oondun said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xmNa

that one is better for $350 without monitor and DVD-Writer


I disagree. HD7770>HD7750 in any games. AMD Athlon are not better than Intel's current Pentium CPU for gaming. Also, psu that comes with chassis are usually some generic cheap unit that's never guaranteed to deliver their full wattage rating, it's usually half (500W labeled=250W) or even lower.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 13, 2013 11:27:40 AM

oondun said:
I do not think it's a PSU lol.
something like that maybe?
http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/359671642/4_ways_Europ...


LOL my mistake. It's actually an extension socket. Anyway, that shows that the PSU in that system is probably some cheap unit that comes with the case and that's (almost always) never good.
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January 13, 2013 11:29:41 AM

EzioAs said:
I disagree. HD7770>HD7750 in any games. AMD Athlon are not better than Intel's current Pentium CPU for gaming. Also, psu that comes with chassis are usually some generic cheap unit that's never guaranteed to deliver their full wattage rating, it's usually half (500W labeled=250W) or even lower.


I actually meant that is better than the pc which is in first POST and regarding to price/performance criteria
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January 13, 2013 6:44:50 PM



I know what you mean. The prices are in pesos. I'm just dividing it by 40 which is the current equivalent for $1.00.

Some of the items I've posted may not be known internationally. I'm really not familiar with them. For the PSU, it's really $7 or perhaps the salesman mistakenly substituted the price for the speaker and the PSU. The other one is at $23.00.


Thank you for your responses though and reactions, including the violent ones. haha.


I'd really love to have this new rig working soon so I'm collating ideas.
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January 13, 2013 6:51:45 PM



I have gone through the posts and found this. How good is this build? Also what's the difference between Radeon HD 7850 and the HD7770. Which is better?

Thanks again.

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer

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January 13, 2013 7:00:55 PM

7850 is about twice as good as the 7770. However depending on your needs (most games on medium setting), 7770 might be enough, it is a very good card.
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January 14, 2013 12:06:07 AM

HD7850>GTX650ti>HD7770>HD7750

in terms of price and performance. Take your pick
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January 14, 2013 9:21:57 AM

Many thanks. I guess I've made my decision!
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January 14, 2013 10:43:40 AM

chocostain said:
I have gone through the posts and found this. How good is this build? Also what's the difference between Radeon HD 7850 and the HD7770. Which is better?

Thanks again.

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer

is a 450w psu good for this ?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 14, 2013 10:50:24 AM

thanossapiens said:
is a 450w psu good for this ?



It's enough. Pentium G860 and Radeon 7850 are very power efficient.
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January 14, 2013 10:53:13 AM

chocostain said:
I have gone through the posts and found this. How good is this build? Also what's the difference between Radeon HD 7850 and the HD7770. Which is better?

Thanks again.

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer


You don't need a Z77 motherboard. You'll want either B75 or H77. The money spared from the motherboard could go to a better CPU like a Core i3-3220
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January 14, 2013 11:14:24 AM

go with a h77 motherboard, may I ask which shop your getting this? and yeah but a 500gb hdd for 100$?? I can get a wd caviar black for 4150 = 103.75$ check this site out, www.tipidpc.com on dynaquest/pcnetmiles/pc hub
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January 16, 2013 9:30:54 AM

Tavo_Nova said:
go with a h77 motherboard, may I ask which shop your getting this? and yeah but a 500gb hdd for 100$?? I can get a wd caviar black for 4150 = 103.75$ check this site out, www.tipidpc.com on dynaquest/pcnetmiles/pc hub



PC express. I just gave them the set up and it's now worth 30K. omg.
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January 24, 2013 8:51:38 AM

Best answer selected by chocostain.
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