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Hi guys i need a tower that cost around $500, note i'm in the philippines. pc is for light gaming and downloading files, web browsing, and can transfer files quickly..any suggestions?
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is this a good board? asus P8Z77-V LX?
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Hmmm ...

I dont know how the prices around there, but for these purposes I think you could even manage with smaller budget than 500$. I'll list the prices which are here in Estonia (in euros, including 20% VAT on them) which, hopefully would be kinda true ballpark for Philippines as well.

CPU: Sempron 145 (and unlock to 2 core) or Sempron 190 (already 2 core) ~30 euros
Motherboard: MSI Socket AM3+ 760GM-P23 FX (or any other with UCC function for core unlock, AMD 760 chipsets have that if needed) ~36 eur
RAM: 4 or 8 GB ~16 eur for 4 GB or around ~30 Eur for 8 GB
PSU: Any 350W+, however I would pick something with 80+ rating and at least one 6 pin connector so something ~450W .. 500W ~25..30 eur
HDD or SSD: ~100 .. 150 eur (A 3 TB disk is around 135 eur here, 64 GB SSD for system drive is around 50 ..60 around here)
Cooler: Hyper 212+ (~20 eur) or if extremely tight budget then XILENCE CPU Cooler SAM3 PWM/COO-XPCPU.AM2.S (~4 eur)
GFX Card: 7850 is around ~175 eur around here for the cheapest 2 GB model.
Case: Anything you like or can afford.

Total: ~350 with a ~25 eur case. Plus transport.

Which would be quite adequate for the purposes you described. GFX card is kinda overkill for "light gaming" - this could do in my opinion substantially more than light gaming. The Sempron, even when unlocked to 2 core does, in my experience easily ~3.5 GHz which is quite adequate even for gaming. It's ofc a bit on the weak side for truly CPU intensive stuff.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by evo11amiel View Post

is this a good board? asus P8Z77-V LX?

That board is pretty overkill for the tasks you listed and it won't be easy to fit in your budget.

$140 USD = 5800 - 6000 PHP approximately, and $500 USD = 21000 PHP approximately.

For a budget this low, AMD is definitely the way to go.

Gskill is a good brand (RAM), at least that's what I have heard.

Good PSU brands would be Seasonic, Antec, and Corsair. I'm pretty sure there's at least 3 more I'm forgetting.

I don't recommend an SSD, its very expensive and for the tasks you listed, not worth it IMO. I think the Intel 330 series 180gb SSD is around 6000 PHP give or take which won't do well in your budget.

Sapphire's 7850 is sold at 10000 PHP give or take maybe a thousand. Won't fit in a budget of 21000 PHP.
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Where exactly is your location in the philippines?........

for me if your goin to go for light gaming only why dont you try this parts.(the prices differs but mostly of my reference are from sulit.com.ph for this parts)

Processor : Intel Dual core G850 - 2.9 Ghz - P3,150

Motherboard: Gigabyte H61m-S2PV Socket 1155 - P2,300

Ram:any of this brand Corsair,G.Skill,Samsung,Crucial,Mushkin,Kingston with or without heat spreaders....But for me without so it will fit on your budget...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 rpm 64mb lache 500 GB - P3,850

PSU: Corsair CX 430 - P2,200

GPU: MSI ATI HD 7770 - P7,500

Total of P19,000......so P21,000 - 19,000 = 2,000 which you can still divide for getting a 1x4GB ram stick w/o heatspreader and buy 2nd hand case....

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my location in the phil. is within metro manila. what do you think with the mobo i mentioned earlier fitted with a intel pentium g840 2.8 3 mb?
i dont know how to overclock.
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Originally Posted by evo11amiel View Post

my location in the phil. is within metro manila. what do you think with the mobo i mentioned earlier fitted with a intel pentium g840 2.8 3 mb?
i dont know how to overclock.

You don't need that mobo, it has the Z77 chipset, which is for overclocking. As I mentioned earlier that it won't work with the budget anyway, you have to get something around 3000 PHP..

The build recommended by xd9denz is fine.

Processor : Intel Dual core G850 - 2.9 Ghz - P3,150

Motherboard: Gigabyte H61m-S2PV Socket 1155 - P2,300

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL (Pictures here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311) Should work. - P1,910 (price may vary)

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 rpm 64mb lache 500 GB - P3,850

PSU: Corsair CX 430 - P2,200

GPU: MSI ATI HD 7770 - P7,500 (You can get the Sapphire OC version which is around 6800PHP)

Case: Fractal Core 1000 - P1,680

Total: 22,550 PHP
post #8 of 11
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how about this asus P8H77-M LE mobo? and the rest of the things you said? i want to have a usb 3.0 to transfer files to other pc's..
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Get a B75 or H77 chipset mobo.....
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since your in the philippines go to this site & forum, they will help you in your native tongue, the budget is P20,500 ~ $500. post your budget & purpose of the build.

sim~build (Click to show) here's a AMD sim~build so that you may have an idea. AMD's apu have a decent igp that will let you play games, considering its a budget build.
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