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Hi guys, I'm planning to build a new PC to replace my 5-year old one. I'm going to use it for gaming in 1080p, mainly for Dota 2. I also want my PC to be able to play newer games Like Metro:Last Light and Bioshock Infinite. I'm not planning to overclock my PC, and my budget is around $1500. I'm willing to stretch a bit, but my budget is pretty tight smile.gif Also, the price of PC parts here is generally higher than the normal price, so if it's not too much trouble please choose the parts from the site which i'm gonna mention later. I'm not tech-savvy, so please bear with me smile.gif But i tend to do my research before buying something. So here's my build, please give me some advice if you think there's something wrong.

CPU - i5 4670
Pretty much set on the CPU, as i do not plan to overclock
GPU - MSI GTX 760 2Gb 256Bit DDR5/OC Gaming N760 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Gaming NVidia PCI Exp
The only thing I'm worried about is the Nvidia driver bug. Has it been fixed yet ?
RAM - 2x4GB Ripjaws X 1600Mhz
Pretty much set here also
Motherboard - ???
I have no idea here, from what I've seen i should be going with an ASUS H87 mobo, since i don't overclock. I just want a stable motherboard and I don't mind paying a premium price for built quality. I can buy a Z87 too if it's more stable. The thing is, pretty much every motherboard here except ASRock is damn overpriced. So I need your help to choose a mobo from here :
http://rakitan.com/kategori.php?id=10
To convert to usd, roughly you divide by 10k
SSD - ???
From what I've heard Samsung has the best SSD, but it's not available here frown.gif And also i heard that Sandforce-based SSD has many issues, so I'd rather avoid that. I'm going to buy a 128/120GB one, so please help me choose from here. Also, I don't need a storage HDD, i got 2x2TB HDD from my previous PC
http://rakitan.com/kategori.php?id=57
PSU, Casing, Cooling - ???
I have no idea which one to choose here, but I want my PC to be as quiet as possible and as cheap as possible. Sorry if it's asking too much lol. I don't mind if it's audible, but my old PC is very loud so i want to get something quieter. I heard that Seasonic PSU is very good, but I'm not too sure about the price. I'd rather go for Seasonic, but I'm open for some advice. I don't overclock, but I rarely shut down my PC, the internet here is quite slow, so I often left my PC on all night to download something biggrin.gif I'm not too sure if i need afterstock cooling, I'm just gonna leave the link below.
http://rakitan.com/kategori.php?id=26 <- Mid Tower Casing
http://rakitan.com/kategori.php?id=28 <- Full Tower Casing
http://rakitan.com/kategori.php?id=31 <- PSU below 600W
http://rakitan.com/kategori.php?id=32 <- PSU below 900W
http://rakitan.com/kategori.php?id=49 <- Cooling

That's pretty much it guys, thanks for reading, some help / advice would be appreciated. Sorry for my horrible English, as it's not my primary language biggrin.gif
Edited by vandelurk - 8/20/13 at 12:38am
post #2 of 8
Hi Vandelurk

For $1500 i would tend to buy a system along these lines:



You should try and buy as powerful as you can afford, hence i would opt for the i7 and GTX 770 (there is a big performance increase from the 760).

With the leftover i would either upgrade the motherboard to a higer spec Asus Z87, or buy an SSD, or buy a cooling solution (something like H100i).

That's just my opinion.

Good luck wink.gif
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I'm sorry that build would cost me around $2000 here, so I can't afford that. Sorry if i wasn't clear enough in my post smile.gif
post #4 of 8
buy used cpu and gpu
i5 3570k(which im sure will be priced lower than brand new i5 4670) and GTX6xx or 79xx

i hope this helps
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Originally Posted by vandelurk View Post

I'm sorry that build would cost me around $2000 here, so I can't afford that. Sorry if i wasn't clear enough in my post smile.gif

Save the extra $500 - it will be worth it. Otherwise, just aim as high as you can afford. Sorry, i cannot access the website you linked so i can't check it and advise anymore.

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Actually, the link is now working. Mid-tower case is OK. I really like the quality and layout of the Corsair cases, maybe 500R 650D. I have the C70, which i really like - and it seems cheap at your store. 600-700W PSU should be plenty - modular will make your life easier. I have the Coolmaster Silent Pro, which is nice and quiet. There is the Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W Modular available at your store. I can only really advise items that i have tested, so the rest you should research yourself.
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Actually, the link is now working. Mid-tower case is OK. I really like the quality and layout of the Corsair cases, maybe 500R 650D. I have the C70, which i really like - and it seems cheap at your store. 600-700W PSU should be plenty - modular will make your life easier. I have the Coolmaster Silent Pro, which is nice and quiet. There is the Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W Modular available at your store. I can only really advise items that i have tested, so the rest you should research yourself.

Thanks for the advice smile.gif Will consider it, still waiting for more comments !
post #8 of 8
If you're going for a GTX760 or lower, you could save about $100 by going with a FX-6350 instead - no overclocking needed.

If you're getting a really high end card (7970 / 770 / 780) then i5 is where you want to be though.
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