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Old 27-04-2012, 11:35 PM   #1501
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Hi moneyface, where did u get the I5 3450 + Asus mb combo price of $360? TIA.
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Old 28-04-2012, 01:02 AM   #1502
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yes bro..windows 7..help me pls
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Old 28-04-2012, 01:43 AM   #1503
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yes bro..windows 7..help me pls
CPU+MB: Intel Pentium G850 + ASUS P8H77-M LE @ $218
RAM: G.Skill NT DDR3-1333 CL9 4GB [SATA III] @ $27
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 500GB [SATA III] @ $108
ODD: LG 24X CD/DVD Writer [OEM] @ $25
PSU: FSP Hexa 400W [80 Plus] @ $59
CASE: Haial M380-100 @ $45
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit [OEM] @ $120

Total: $602

Assembly: $10

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Old 28-04-2012, 10:38 AM   #1504
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Buy unspecified ones and build at PC Themes.
I can't locate it under the price list.
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Old 28-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #1505
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I can't locate it under the price list.
Reason is because NDA. You may ask them for the pricing.
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Old 28-04-2012, 10:52 AM   #1506
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$face bro, Which casing will u recommend? silverstone FT02 or corsair 550D? in terms of cooling ability and noise level which is better?
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Old 28-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #1507
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Reason is because NDA. You may ask them for the pricing.
Was quoted $405!
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Old 28-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #1508
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Was quoted $405!
Fortran's quotation.
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Old 28-04-2012, 02:49 PM   #1509
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Fortran's quotation.
Ya! U mean they quote higher for him!? Any walk in will be $360??
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Ya! U mean they quote higher for him!? Any walk in will be $360??
No fortran quote $360...
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Old 28-04-2012, 03:56 PM   #1511
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No fortran quote $360...
hmm....something is wrong then...i was corresponding w him
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Old 28-04-2012, 07:24 PM   #1512
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Hi, my friend has a budget of +/-1k, probably using it for D3, DOTA 2, HON. I don't think he needs Windows 7 for now.
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Old 28-04-2012, 10:09 PM   #1513
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Hi guys, i'm having a dilemma.

Should I go for
1. CPU+MB:
i5 2320 Asrock H61M/U3S3 or i5 2320 GIGABYTE H61M-USB3-B3 ?

2. PSU:
Seasonic 520w or Superflower 550w?

3. GPU:
HD7850 2G OC or HD7850 2G or GTX560ti 1G or GTX560 1G OC or GTX560 2G?
Currently my monitor is 19'' 1400x900. Maybe going of upgrade to 23'' during June IT Show.

Going to keep my budget below 900. I've already have a case, HDD and OS.
Hopefully to max D3, GW2, and my next upgrade will be when my component start giving me problem .

Any advice?
Thanks in advance

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Old 28-04-2012, 10:49 PM   #1514
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CPU+MB: Intel Core i5-3570K + Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H @ $550+
Motherboard offers 4th year warranty.
RAM: G.Skill NT DDR3-1333 CL9 4GB [Black PCB] X2 @ $54
GPU+PSU: Palit GTX 680 2GB + FSP Aurum CM 650W [80 Plus Gold] @ $849
SSD: Intel SSD 520 120GB [SATA III] @ $230 (VRForums)
Comes with 5 years international warranty.
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB [SATA III] @ $168
ODD: HP 24X CD/DVD Writer [Retail] @ $28
CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 @ $159

Total: $2038+

Optional:
DSP: Philips 237E3QPHSU 23" LED [eIPS] @ $279

Assembly: $10

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1) 120GB is enough for OS + essential programs + some 6-10 games you name it. Use HDD as personal data storage drive.

2) Maybe you should consider some eIPS panel based monitors that boasts great colour reproduction and wide viewing angle. Even though response time may not be as good as traditional TN panel but many have proven minimal ghosting effect with games.
Hi, Moneyface. thanks for the advice. Just want to clarify a few things:

CPU+MB: Intel Core i5-3570K + Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
I dont really OC. so would it be better for me to get i7-3770 instead of i5-3570k?
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Old 28-04-2012, 11:48 PM   #1515
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3770 is not available at the moment. u may have to wait till june.

get 3550 or 3570?
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