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Old 19-04-2017, 08:23 PM   #46
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So what do I need to 'tweak' on the above configurations?

MSI graphics cards are too expensive. Bo pianz... Have to find ZOTAC instead...
can consider going for value ram if u are not going to OC ur ram (which also cant OC with that board )

if dun need dvd can remove.

OS can consider buying from other place (online purchase)

for gpu can consider going for GTX 1060 3GB ( more performance boost)
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Old 19-04-2017, 11:11 PM   #47
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can consider going for value ram if u are not going to OC ur ram (which also cant OC with that board )

if dun need dvd can remove.

OS can consider buying from other place (online purchase)

for gpu can consider going for GTX 1060 3GB ( more performance boost)
The RAMs that I stated are performance type? Argh... I copied it from the PC Themes pricelist.

So you can install the OS via a USB drive?
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Processor
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz
Mainboard
Gigabyte H61M-HD2
Graphics Card
MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2GB
Memory
G.Skill ValuRam DDR3 8GB (2 Pieces)
Display
Samsung 22" S22F350 LED
Storage
Hitachi 250GB SATAIII 7200RPM + Toshiba 1TB SATAIII 7200RPM
Optical Storage
LG MoDisc DVD-RAM
Casing
Xigmatek Asgard XP
PSU
Seasonic S12-II Bronze 620W 80+
Audio
Onboard sound!! (RealTek)
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Old 20-04-2017, 08:39 AM   #48
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The RAMs that I stated are performance type? Argh... I copied it from the PC Themes pricelist.

So you can install the OS via a USB drive?
Yes you can.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/soft...d/windows10ISO

Just need a 8gb thumb drive.

Then you can omit an internal DVD drive and get an external one. You will hardly use the drive tbh. So if you can borrow, you borrow.

SSD get Ocz TL100 @ $120. Same stuff as WD Blue ssd.

You can squeeze Tradepac price to be honest. Usually another 5-10 bucks off pc theme pricing per item if you manage to bargain.

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 w/ Wraith Spire LED (3.60GHz @ 1.25V)
Mainboard
Asus Strix X370-F Gaming (BIOS v3401)
Graphics Card
Asus Strix GTX 1080 OC Edition (OC-ed to 2.0GHz)
Memory
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3600MHz C16 (3200MHz @ C14) 16GB Kit (2x8GB)
Display
Aftershock Prism+ Z270 (1440p, 60Hz, 5ms GTG, VA Panel)
Storage
Crucial MX300 750GB
Optical Storage
In Unicorn Land
Casing
NZXT S340 Elite Matte White (with 4x Corsair SP120 RGB)
PSU
EVGA G3 750W
Audio
Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II
OS
Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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Old 20-04-2017, 05:35 PM   #49
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Yes you can.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/soft...d/windows10ISO

Just need a 8gb thumb drive.

Then you can omit an internal DVD drive and get an external one. You will hardly use the drive tbh. So if you can borrow, you borrow.

SSD get Ocz TL100 @ $120. Same stuff as WD Blue ssd.

You can squeeze Tradepac price to be honest. Usually another 5-10 bucks off pc theme pricing per item if you manage to bargain.
I see. Thanks for the heads-up!

By the way, which ASRock motherboard is affordable and still can be accepted as mid-range motherboard?

I think my choice is way too outdated.
Processor
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz
Mainboard
Gigabyte H61M-HD2
Graphics Card
MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2GB
Memory
G.Skill ValuRam DDR3 8GB (2 Pieces)
Display
Samsung 22" S22F350 LED
Storage
Hitachi 250GB SATAIII 7200RPM + Toshiba 1TB SATAIII 7200RPM
Optical Storage
LG MoDisc DVD-RAM
Casing
Xigmatek Asgard XP
PSU
Seasonic S12-II Bronze 620W 80+
Audio
Onboard sound!! (RealTek)
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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Old 20-04-2017, 05:54 PM   #50
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I see. Thanks for the heads-up!

By the way, which ASRock motherboard is affordable and still can be accepted as mid-range motherboard?

I think my choice is way too outdated.
It doesn't matter that much to be honest.
If you can afford, B250M Pro 4 is the next step of upgrade. Buy 2400mhz ram to match the motherboard max supported memory frequency as well.

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 w/ Wraith Spire LED (3.60GHz @ 1.25V)
Mainboard
Asus Strix X370-F Gaming (BIOS v3401)
Graphics Card
Asus Strix GTX 1080 OC Edition (OC-ed to 2.0GHz)
Memory
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3600MHz C16 (3200MHz @ C14) 16GB Kit (2x8GB)
Display
Aftershock Prism+ Z270 (1440p, 60Hz, 5ms GTG, VA Panel)
Storage
Crucial MX300 750GB
Optical Storage
In Unicorn Land
Casing
NZXT S340 Elite Matte White (with 4x Corsair SP120 RGB)
PSU
EVGA G3 750W
Audio
Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II
OS
Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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Old 21-04-2017, 09:24 AM   #51
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It doesn't matter that much to be honest.
If you can afford, B250M Pro 4 is the next step of upgrade. Buy 2400mhz ram to match the motherboard max supported memory frequency as well.
Thanks, bro! My cousin recommended me that the most beautiful motherboard is the most powerful one.

I was like "WTF?"
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Processor
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz
Mainboard
Gigabyte H61M-HD2
Graphics Card
MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2GB
Memory
G.Skill ValuRam DDR3 8GB (2 Pieces)
Display
Samsung 22" S22F350 LED
Storage
Hitachi 250GB SATAIII 7200RPM + Toshiba 1TB SATAIII 7200RPM
Optical Storage
LG MoDisc DVD-RAM
Casing
Xigmatek Asgard XP
PSU
Seasonic S12-II Bronze 620W 80+
Audio
Onboard sound!! (RealTek)
OS
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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Old 21-04-2017, 10:07 AM   #52
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Thanks, bro! My cousin recommended me that the most beautiful motherboard is the most powerful one.

I was like "WTF?"
He is 50% correct. Coz when you see Asus Maximus IX Formula, you will know why. But then there's Z270 TUF Mark 1 vs Mark 2.

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 w/ Wraith Spire LED (3.60GHz @ 1.25V)
Mainboard
Asus Strix X370-F Gaming (BIOS v3401)
Graphics Card
Asus Strix GTX 1080 OC Edition (OC-ed to 2.0GHz)
Memory
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3600MHz C16 (3200MHz @ C14) 16GB Kit (2x8GB)
Display
Aftershock Prism+ Z270 (1440p, 60Hz, 5ms GTG, VA Panel)
Storage
Crucial MX300 750GB
Optical Storage
In Unicorn Land
Casing
NZXT S340 Elite Matte White (with 4x Corsair SP120 RGB)
PSU
EVGA G3 750W
Audio
Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II
OS
Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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Old 21-04-2017, 10:14 AM   #53
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He is 50% correct. Coz when you see Asus Maximus IX Formula, you will know why. But then there's Z270 TUF Mark 1 vs Mark 2.
Hahaha... You win liao lor...
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2) For the Emperor!
Processor
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz
Mainboard
Gigabyte H61M-HD2
Graphics Card
MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2GB
Memory
G.Skill ValuRam DDR3 8GB (2 Pieces)
Display
Samsung 22" S22F350 LED
Storage
Hitachi 250GB SATAIII 7200RPM + Toshiba 1TB SATAIII 7200RPM
Optical Storage
LG MoDisc DVD-RAM
Casing
Xigmatek Asgard XP
PSU
Seasonic S12-II Bronze 620W 80+
Audio
Onboard sound!! (RealTek)
OS
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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Old 21-04-2017, 08:59 PM   #54
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After much research and consideration, I have modified my PC configuration list slightly.

I hope it is enough to support Battlefield 1, Mass Effect: Andromeda and Titanfall 2.

Processor/Motherboard: Intel i5-7500 3.4GHz & ASRock B250M Performance (Fatal1ty) -- $413

RAM: Kingston 2133 DDR4 (8GB x 2) -- $164

Graphics: MSI GTX 1050 Gaming X Ti 4GB -- $265

SSD: Kingston 240GB UV400 -- $120

HDD: Toshiba 1TB 7200RPM SATA -- $59

PSU: OCZ ModXtream-Pro 700W -- $0 (Mint-in-box - RMA item

Casing: Fractal Design Define C -- $149

Monitor Samsung 21.5" S22F350FHNE -- $0 (Unknown price)

Total: $1170

I will use my wife's portable media drive to install Windows 7 Home Premium and then upgrade it to Windows 10 Home via the USB drive. Is that possible?

The monitor, keyboard and mouse. I still need to buy a monitor though. Haiz... The keyboard and mouse -- I have spares at home. The mouse is still a Razer one -- Mint-in-box (I forgot why I bought it last time and never use
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Processor
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz
Mainboard
Gigabyte H61M-HD2
Graphics Card
MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2GB
Memory
G.Skill ValuRam DDR3 8GB (2 Pieces)
Display
Samsung 22" S22F350 LED
Storage
Hitachi 250GB SATAIII 7200RPM + Toshiba 1TB SATAIII 7200RPM
Optical Storage
LG MoDisc DVD-RAM
Casing
Xigmatek Asgard XP
PSU
Seasonic S12-II Bronze 620W 80+
Audio
Onboard sound!! (RealTek)
OS
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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Old 21-04-2017, 09:35 PM   #55
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Never consider this promo?
GTX 1060 3GB for $275, Promo should still be on...


GTX 1060 3GB is about 70% faster than a GTX 1050Ti and its worth extra $10. Since you're gaming on 1080p, 3GB should be more than enough for a while to come.
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Processor
AMD Ryzen R7 @ 3.9 GHz - Cryorig R1 Universal
Mainboard
ASRock X370 Killer SLI/ac
Graphics Card
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3
Memory
Corsair Vengeance LED 3200C16 @ 2933C16
Display
34U100 34" 3440x1440@100Hz Freesync
Storage
Samsung 960 EVO 500GB m.2 / Samsung 850 Evo 500GB m.2
Casing
Fractal Design Define R6
PSU
Seasonic Focus+ 650W Modular
Audio
S.M.S.L AD-18 + Micca MB42X + 8" Powered Sub / HD6XX + Fiio E09K+E07K
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Old 21-04-2017, 11:46 PM   #56
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Nah. Just use an existing laptop or pc, download the Windows 10 and follow the steps on screen to make a USB-ESD to install Windows 10 directly from the thumb drive into your new com. Then go carousell or anywhere else, buy a Windows 10 key and activate it.

Monitor try to find Dell S2316H. Pretty good monitor, 1080p 60hz IPS display with built in speakers. Carousell have. About $160 range.

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 w/ Wraith Spire LED (3.60GHz @ 1.25V)
Mainboard
Asus Strix X370-F Gaming (BIOS v3401)
Graphics Card
Asus Strix GTX 1080 OC Edition (OC-ed to 2.0GHz)
Memory
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3600MHz C16 (3200MHz @ C14) 16GB Kit (2x8GB)
Display
Aftershock Prism+ Z270 (1440p, 60Hz, 5ms GTG, VA Panel)
Storage
Crucial MX300 750GB
Optical Storage
In Unicorn Land
Casing
NZXT S340 Elite Matte White (with 4x Corsair SP120 RGB)
PSU
EVGA G3 750W
Audio
Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II
OS
Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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Old 22-04-2017, 08:51 PM   #57
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Never consider this promo?
GTX 1060 3GB for $275, Promo should still be on...


GTX 1060 3GB is about 70% faster than a GTX 1050Ti and its worth extra $10. Since you're gaming on 1080p, 3GB should be more than enough for a while to come.
I see. Thanks for the recommendation.
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1) Beware the aliens, the mutants and the heretics!

2) For the Emperor!
Processor
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz
Mainboard
Gigabyte H61M-HD2
Graphics Card
MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2GB
Memory
G.Skill ValuRam DDR3 8GB (2 Pieces)
Display
Samsung 22" S22F350 LED
Storage
Hitachi 250GB SATAIII 7200RPM + Toshiba 1TB SATAIII 7200RPM
Optical Storage
LG MoDisc DVD-RAM
Casing
Xigmatek Asgard XP
PSU
Seasonic S12-II Bronze 620W 80+
Audio
Onboard sound!! (RealTek)
OS
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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Old 22-04-2017, 10:00 PM   #58
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??? You are getting this PC in Sept. Why are you building the component list now?

Don't waste your time.
Processor
AMD Ryzen 1700
Mainboard
MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON
Graphics Card
PowerColor Red Devil Golden Sample Radeon™ RX 580 8GB
Memory
32GB
Display
27" QNIX
Storage
512GB SSD
Casing
CM CENTURION 5
PSU
750W EVGA
Audio
ON-BOARD
OS
WINDOWS 10 PRO

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Old 23-04-2017, 12:48 PM   #59
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??? You are getting this PC in Sept. Why are you building the component list now?

Don't waste your time.
I just want to know the estimated cost of the setup. I think the cost will not fluctuate so much within a few months.

Furthermore, I also need some insights on the current budget-like gaming setup. Based on my current rig, my setup was way too outdated in a technological sense.

The graphics card and processor/motherboard trend have evolved a lot since my rig setup 5 years ago.
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1) Beware the aliens, the mutants and the heretics!

2) For the Emperor!
Processor
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz
Mainboard
Gigabyte H61M-HD2
Graphics Card
MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2GB
Memory
G.Skill ValuRam DDR3 8GB (2 Pieces)
Display
Samsung 22" S22F350 LED
Storage
Hitachi 250GB SATAIII 7200RPM + Toshiba 1TB SATAIII 7200RPM
Optical Storage
LG MoDisc DVD-RAM
Casing
Xigmatek Asgard XP
PSU
Seasonic S12-II Bronze 620W 80+
Audio
Onboard sound!! (RealTek)
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Old 23-04-2017, 12:49 PM   #60
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Nah. Just use an existing laptop or pc, download the Windows 10 and follow the steps on screen to make a USB-ESD to install Windows 10 directly from the thumb drive into your new com. Then go carousell or anywhere else, buy a Windows 10 key and activate it.

Monitor try to find Dell S2316H. Pretty good monitor, 1080p 60hz IPS display with built in speakers. Carousell have. About $160 range.
Is it trustworthy? I read on some forums that these sellers will resell the serial keys over and over again to different people. Till the point that the serial keys become invalid.
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1) Beware the aliens, the mutants and the heretics!

2) For the Emperor!
Processor
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz
Mainboard
Gigabyte H61M-HD2
Graphics Card
MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2GB
Memory
G.Skill ValuRam DDR3 8GB (2 Pieces)
Display
Samsung 22" S22F350 LED
Storage
Hitachi 250GB SATAIII 7200RPM + Toshiba 1TB SATAIII 7200RPM
Optical Storage
LG MoDisc DVD-RAM
Casing
Xigmatek Asgard XP
PSU
Seasonic S12-II Bronze 620W 80+
Audio
Onboard sound!! (RealTek)
OS
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