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Old 18-10-2017, 08:58 PM   #1
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First timer building a PC

Looking to build a mid-tier gaming PC, with budget of 1.5k.
I'm thinking of building with these components (all prices estimated from SLS price lists)

i5-8400 (about $460 with mobo)
GTX 1060 3GB (about $330)
16GB Ram (about $220-$270)
250GB SSD (for Samsung one about $150)
Total liddat already about $1250. If I add all the other stuff (like casing, heat sink, casing, fan, power supply etc) how much will it cost?

Next question: how to buy? From lazada? Or from SLS?
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Old 21-10-2017, 10:08 PM   #2
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I would recommend getting the GTX 1060 6GB. Price now i think is like 350-400. For case depends on your taste, i myself am building a system. Bought a Phanteks P400s. I like the looks and it fits my budget. PSU just get something >550 watts 80 plus rated. Just use the stock heatsink cos your i5 is not the "K" version, unless you like the looks of certain heatsinks lah. Fans you can use the included fans in the case, usually got 1-2 case fans. Can buy 2 more if you like.

With your budget you might wanna get some used items mixed with new. And i lazy wanna go SLS so i just buy from carousell. There a nice vendor that does same day delivery for $10.

I also suggest you look at a ryzen 5 1600 build. Might be a bit cheaper with a B350 mATX board. And it's overclockable.
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Old 18-04-2018, 01:48 AM   #3
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