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Author:   SneakPeeker
Date:   Dec 30, 12 at 6:59am (PST)
Subject:   Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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Hey, everyone. Recently I am looking forward to build my own rig. Haven't got one since it was Windows 98 and Lion King era lol.
Anyhow, here's what I'd like to have:

i3-2120 3.3GHz
8GB of RAM
Mobo, case, I'll find some that fits ( I don't have any plans on OC or Sli/Crossfire)
Power Supply 400-500 (Is it enough?)
500GB HDD
(No SSD because for me it's so damn pricey)

I don't have much budget (say about 400-500$) and here in Indonesia that's quite many (we think that 1000$ on a rig is ridiculous)
Now I'm sort of confused about the GPU part. This is what I stress most, because it's graphics that attracts me into a game. I have my eyes on GTX470, but I'm completely open to any suggestions.Help anyone?

Note: It seems official prices can get deviated a bit. I could get a GT430 1Gb for 40$, but maybe that's the original price idk.

Thanks in advance.
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Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Dec 30, 12 at 9:06pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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get a H77 mobo and any Mid Tower case.

If you put a bit more money into your CPU and get an i5, you can ditch the graphics card altogether, unless you want to play some games with Phys-x



Author:   SneakPeeker
Date:   Dec 30, 12 at 9:34pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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Hmm. Some games are GPU intensive, (mostly FPSes) and I like them. Are you sure it's really a good idea for me to ditch the graphics?

edit: What if I get an HD 5770/6770? What do you think?



Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Dec 30, 12 at 11:32pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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The integrated graphics unit in your CPU is almost equal to the 470. You'll be surprised how good the integrated graphics are these days



Author:   SneakPeeker
Date:   Dec 31, 12 at 12:03am (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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Do you mean the i3? or the i5?

But can it run Crysis (1-3)? (If I use some middle class GPU, like that 430 1GB that I stumbled upon)

Don't get me wrong, it's just for a benchmark for other GPU intensive games



Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Dec 31, 12 at 3:09am (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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I mean in the i5, sorry.

You're better off with a GT 610 or 620 if you really want a graphics card.



Author:   SneakPeeker
Date:   Dec 31, 12 at 11:06am (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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610-620 huh?
How much are those going to cost?

Edit: What i5 am I supposed to get? and how much is it?



Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Dec 31, 12 at 6:00pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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i5s are generally in the $200 range. A low end one like a 3330 is pretty good

610 or 620 cost around $50 brand new



Author:   SneakPeeker
Date:   Dec 31, 12 at 9:15pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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I guess you're right. Just went to GD and checked it out. Said I can run it with low-med settings. Thanks for the help!



Author:   SneakPeeker
Date:   Feb 09, 13 at 7:01pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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Hey it's me again, apparently I could have more budget in hand. I revised the specs, here

AMD FX-4300
Msi 760gm p43 fx mobo
2x4 gb ram team elite
Gtx 650 Ti AMP! ZOTAC 2 gb
500 gb hdd
Dazumba D-vito 801 case
Antec HE 500W

Any thoughts?
Actually the main question is my PSU good enough for the build
As for the AMD proccie, it's for budget reasons for a quad core.



Author:   Nagare
Date:   Feb 09, 13 at 7:33pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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SneakPeeker, I would advise you to upgrade from the 650ti if you're looking at games like Crysis 3 at all. I just checked the price briefly on the model you mentioned and it is listed as $220 for me. Instead you could get this PowerColor 7870 Myst Edition for $240 (along with Bioshock Infinite and Tombraider which you could sell to help cover the costs of the card if you so desired). If you order from NCIX they've got a $20 MIR as well. Here is a review of the card.



Hope this helps you out a bit!



Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Feb 09, 13 at 7:43pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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Nagare, he's from Indonesia so he can't order from Newegg. See his opening post. a 650ti is more than enough for what he wants to play.

SneakPeeker 500w should be enough. I have no experience with AMD or AMD motherboards to know if it's enough though.



Author:   Nagare
Date:   Feb 09, 13 at 7:59pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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Crusad3r, I saw that but I wasn't really sure. Based on US pricing, though, the 7870 Tahiti is so much better and he mentioned the Crysis series which would benefit from a stronger card. Plus 20% (at least) gains for just $20 seems like a fair trade-off. Just a matter of finding the card being at all available or near the same pricing when headed to Indonesia



Author:   SneakPeeker
Date:   Feb 09, 13 at 11:12pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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I can get my hands on 650 Ti for about 180 $ here. As I said, pricing are a bit weird here
Oh yeah and I read that 650 Ti has 128 bit memory bus while non Ti 560 has 192 bit.
On all other factors, such as core speed, architecture, and vram 650 Ti beats 560 hands down. And remember that price too.
So I'm a bit confused here. Which one should I get?



Author:   aaron6581230
Date:   Feb 09, 13 at 11:12pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Building my very first rig (since '98 era)
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quote SneakPeeker
Hey it's me again, apparently I could have more budget in hand. I revised the specs, here

AMD FX-4300
Msi 760gm p43 fx mobo
2x4 gb ram team elite
Gtx 650 Ti AMP! ZOTAC 2 gb
500 gb hdd
Dazumba D-vito 801 case
Antec HE 500W

Any thoughts?
Actually the main question is my PSU good enough for the build
As for the AMD proccie, it's for budget reasons for a quad core.
That looks good. Consider getting an HD 7850 over the 650Ti. It'll cost a little more but perform better too. Otherwise, everything else looks fine. I've never heard of that case before though.

By the way, don't compare specs simply by numbers. Something like the GTX650Ti will perform far better than the GTX560 due to changes in architecture allowing for greater efficiency. Same goes for clock speeds of different processors.


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