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  1. Mointor: Samsung 23" 1080p FullHD HDTV Monitor Case: NZXT Lexa S Fans: 2 x 1Corsair AF 140mm ("Modded" Yellow Rings) + 3 x Corsair AF 120mm ("Modded" Yellow Rings" Motherboard: Asus H81m-e CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0ghz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor Ram: 1 x Kingston HyperX Blue DDR3 1600 GPU: Sapphire R9-270x Toxic HDD: 1 x Seagate 1TB + 1 x WD Blue 1TB Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Keyboard and Mouse: Logitech MK330 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Location: Philippines
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    Computer Compatability Question

    I use a Coolermaster PSU and they're fine. I haven't had any problem with it. For the TS, if you can find a 750W/650W FSP Aurum Gold PSU, then that would also be a good choice. It's probably the cheapest gold rating PSU available today. It is modular though.
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    Upgrading My Rig

    This is probably the only thing that I can link online. Other vendors don't have websites. http://gaisano-interpace.com/price.pdf http://pcx.com.ph/ Plus, the actual prices in my area are 8% higher than what is stated in the PDF since its prices are based in Manila and that's very far away from where I live. EDIT: Added another site. http://pcx.com.ph/ I'm not going to buy there since it's far away but the prices are the same.
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    Upgrading My Rig

    Overpiced as it is, that's the price of those parts here. Not exactly $1200, but around $1140. Still, that's a whole lot more expensive compared to prices in newegg and that's the prices I have to actually put up with. So, based on the two posts, I should really go with my original plan, which I was actually hoping for since I wanted to save money Just a follow-up question, is there a lot of difference between the i5-2500K and the i5-2400? Let's put in a situation wherein the user does not really overclock much or is not an avid fan of overclocking. NOTE: If I don't go with the i7-2600K bundle, I don't really intend on going with a SSD. It's too expensive around here.
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    Upgrading My Rig

    I plan on ugprading to a Sandy Bridge set-up by march (probably last week, since I plan on buying them using a credit card), and even though that Ivybridge is just right around the corner, I really do not see any reason why I should wait for it nor buy it. For now, I'm eyeing an upgrade that costs more or less about $500 and one that would also last me for many years (two, three, four perhaps?). No GPUs please, I already have a 6950 (Flashed to 6970) which is more than enough for my gaming needs. Also, you can use newegg prices to help me. I'll just add about 10% to the new-egg price since parts here are slightly more expensive. I was planning on building something like this: Mobo: Asus P8Z68-M PRO CPU: i5-2500K RAM: 8GB(2x4GB) G.Skill RipjawsX Red DDR3 1600 CL9 Now, I suppose that is a pretty good build. I was going to go with it. It would cost me less than $500 to go with this build and I would have an extra money to buy other things. Then, the other day when I was passing by the ASUS store here, I saw that they were offering a package deal for this build: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Intel Core i7 2600k WD 2TB Caviar Black Intel 80GB SSD It sells for $1200 straight cash and if I were to ask my mom to use her credit card for me and get it on a 12-month Instalment Payment Scheme, I'd be paying about $110 for it or about P4,400 here. Plus, I'd need to spend about $50 more for 8GB worth of ram. I am wondering, in the long term, which set-up would last me for about four years at most? NOTE: I plan on overclocking once I get the time and money.
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    Updating my rig, need assistance.

    AFAIK, 6950s have dropped in price as of late and that's coming from a guy who lives in a country wherein most parts are 5-10% higher compared to prices posted in Newegg. Best bet is to sell those 460s of yours and buy a 6950. It would be better if it could be flashed to 6970. Though, you'd have to be lucky to find one these days.
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    How Often Do You Upgrade?

    I plan on upgrading every 8-9 months, mostly sticking with mid-end parts, since going more than that would be too much for my needs.
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    (very) cheap build

    An I3 paired with the cheapest board and a 6850 should be enough for your friend. AFAIK, it won't put your friend past his budget. Besides, i3 is more than enough for gaming if paired with a 6850 or a higher GPU. Though, if you really want to save some money, you could go with a 4850. If you could find a 500w FSP Supersonic in your area, that would be good as well since it is one of the cheapest 500w PSUs around. Using a 380W PSU with a 6850 would be cutting it close. Also, the APU idea is good enough. If you plan on using a 380W PSU, the 6670 and the A8 should be enough to play most games at high settings since the 6670 does not really consume a lot of power. Plus, at load, it could barely hit 300W. At least, that is what I know. Also, the performance should be on par or better than a 6790 and a few FPS below the 6850.
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    Vetting rig for starcraft 2 and diablo 3

    The Extreme 3 Gen 3 is a little bit cheaper and there is not really much difference between the Extreme 3 and 4. So, I say go with the cheaper Extreme 3 Gen 3. Though, I'm wondering, why the change of heart Tjj226_Angel? I thought you only recommended Asus? Also, if you want, you can try crossfiring a 6870 instead of going with a 6970. A crossfired 6870 is said to perform better than a 6970 and you would be spending about $30 less for it. Besides, if you think it is not enough, you can always go trifire. Still, it is up to you. I use a flashed 6970 myself, and well, I am very satisfied.
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    First Build

    Go with the Evo 212. It is much better and is considered the best aftermarket cooler in its price range.
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    First Build

    Just go with the i5-2500K. You'll see little difference between both anyway, and the money you saved could probably be spent on something better for your rig.
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    New Build Virgin

    I don't know, I thought maybe it would be in a higher resolution. I can't say, I haven't really seen anyone use that large of a TV to play games nor do I have any idea about that. Still, you're right, a single 6970 should be enough or a 7870, since a 7870 is "said" to be more powerful than the 6970.
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    New Build Virgin

    He did say that he'll use that 42 inch TV of his as his main monitor.
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    New Build Virgin

    Still, as what has been advised by majority of people here, don't build a PC now.
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    New Build Virgin

    I suggest you hold on to the money and wait until May. It's not that good to build computers right now, especially since a lot of new stuff are going to be released every month and you'd want to wait and see what they are capable of. Since you want your computer to last, you'd want to buy it the smart way and that is, to learn from reviews and the mistake of others. With your budget, you could build a good gaming rig that could last you for 3-4 years at most before you begin to feel that it won't be able to run games at max settings. Don't worry, people here will be more than willing enough to help you get the most out of your money. P.S - With that large TV of yours, It's safe to say that majority of your budget will go directly to buying a powerful GPU and a very good power supply.