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  • @ipapz
    I did make those choices out of aesthetics, I just wanted a RAM that lights up. I showed him the set-up this afternoon and he asked for a cheaper option. I followed some of your suggestions and I gave him this. This time he gave me a budget to work on, 35k. So I gave him this

    Proc: lga1150: Intel Core i5 4460 3.2-3.4Ghz 4-Core (8540)
    Mb : llga1150: Asus H97M-E (4,240)
    RAM : G.Skill RipJaws X (dual) 2x4gb ddr3 1600 CL9 (F3 12800CL9D 8GBXL) (3070)
    GPU : nVidia: Zotac GTX 950 2gb (7,530)
    PSU : Seasonic (S12II) 520watts PSU 80+ Bronze (2,620)
    HDD : WDC Caviar Blue (All Variation) (2,060)
    SDD : Crucial M550 128gb (CT128M550SSD1) (2,999)
    ODD : Asus 24x Sata (OEM) (800)
    ATX : Cooler Master N200 Window Edition (2,240)
    --------------------------
    Total: 34,099

    I know I got 1k more to spare... Should I
    a.) switch for a better VGA like nVidia: Palit GTX 960 2gb - 8,640
    b.) Get a Seasonic (M12II) 520watts 80+ Bronze (3,120)
    c.) Or get a better MB?

    Hi sir that's actually a good build and very well thought out component selection :-)

    The extra Php 1K I would allot to the SSD and try to get a 250GB model like Sandisk Plus or OCZ TRION. As much as we want to get an SSD, sadly 120GB is just not enough for games. The install of GTA V already consumes 65GB! So you can imagine just 1 game occupying more than half-of the SSD storage space. I would suggest getting a 250GB SSD at the minimum now if the PC will be used for games. Most of the time I advise skipping the SSD altogether and re-allot the budget to other parts. You can always buy an SSD later when prices drop some more :-)

    If I was in your position, my approach to your friend would be to offer one build with some "bling" so that it is appealing to a first time PC gamer. Then give a second build option where we max out the gaming performance as much as possible... a bare-bones build. Then let your friend choose :-)

    Option 1: Focus on Gaming Theme
    CPU : Intel Core i5-4460 = 8,540.00
    MOB : ASUS B85-PRO GAMER = 4,980.00
    RAM : G.Skill RipjawsX 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL) = 3,070.00
    HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 64MB (WD10EZEX) = 2,480.00
    VGA : Palit GTX 960 JetStream 2GB GDDR5 128-Bit = 9,480.00
    PSU : Seasonic S12II 620W PSU 80+ Bronze = 3,000.00
    ATX : NZXT Source 340 (White or Black) = 3,560.00
    =============
    TOTAL = 35,110.00

    - The ASUS B85-PRO GAMER motherboard is semi-ROG in appearance and has good features especially audio. Plus it is a good platform for future CPU upgrades like Core i5 or Core i7.
    - I chose the NZXT S340 case which is clean looking and has a huge window to show all components. Adding an LED fan or a little internal LED lighting will increase the "pogi points" of the build :-)
    - Seasonic S12II 620W PSU is for future upgrades like Core i7 and-or higher class videocard. Although not modular, the NZXT S340 PSU shroud is good in hiding the extra cables.


    Option 2: Focus on Performance
    CPU : Intel Core i5-4460 = 8,540.00
    MOB : ASUS B85M-GAMER = 3,950.00
    RAM : G.Skill AEGIS 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL11 (F3-1600C11D-8GIS) = 2,520.00
    HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 64MB (WD10EZEX) = 2,480.00
    VGA : ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 (ZT-70202-10P) = 12,500.00
    PSU : Seasonic S12II 620W PSU 80+ Bronze = 3,000.00
    ATX : Silver Stone Temjin TJ08-E Micro-ATX = 2,199.00
    =============
    TOTAL = 35,189.00

    - The ASUS B85M-GAMER is a bang-for-buck Micro-ATX motherboard with good audio, Intel LAN, 4-phase power etc. Upgrading to a Core i7 is also good with this motherboard.
    - I tried to focus most of the budget on the videocard, but unfortunately the MSI R9 290 is now gone. So the next best option is ZOTAC GTX 980, old school but still a badass videocard for 1080p.
    - For the case we go to the Silverstone TJ08-E. Best value Micro-ATX case now with really good airflow, quiet performance, and dust filters. Not as flashy looking as NZXT S340 but elegant looking.

    Note that I did not include a DVD-Drive as DVD drives are getting more and more unused now. Its a lot cheaper and more convenient to buy games online rather than buy a retail copy with 6-7 discs included (only to be patched and re-download the whole game anyway). Windows 10 is also available via downloads and is sold in USB stick form too. If a DVD drive is an absolute must then we can still adjust the build to include one.

    BTW the above builds are just to give you an idea as other options are possible... like AMD or ITX build etc :-)
  • Need options mga master

    Helping a friend with a 55k-60k budget including the monitor. Bale from scratch talaga since first pc niya. Ang hindi lang kasama ay mouse and keyboard kasi may seperate budget siya don since gusto niya mechanical keyboard at gaming mouse. Strictly for gaming purpose yung pc. Going for a mid tower setup so full atx na mobo ang gusto niya.
  • @jltalusan
    @sleepygeepy
    wala pa ako GPU sir, wala pa ako SSD pero I'm using 1TB WD Blue Sata III
    plan ko is 1440p gaming

    things I have right now

    Intel Core I5 3470 3.2ghz + Deep Cool Ice Edge Mini FS
    Asus B75M DGS-R2.0
    Corsair Vengeance 1x4GB DDR3 1600mhz CL9
    1TB WD Blue SATA III (+ external HDD 4TB WD Green for music and movies)
    Seasonic S12ii 520w 80+ Bronze
    NO GPU

    Hi sir, medyo mataas ang requirements ng 1440p gaming especially on the videocard side. What I suggest is go with a videocard upgrade first like GTX 970 or R9 390 at the minimum. Then upgrade the CPU, motherboard, memory later. Since your PSU is a Seasonic 520W model, I suggest you go with GTX 970 or possibly GTX 980 depending on your budget.

    Videocard Upgrade Options
    Php 15690 = Palit GTX 970 JetStream 4GB
    Php 24990 = ASUS GTX 980 STRIX 4GB

    go with skylake and retain some parts? (Case, PSU, Storage drives) or upgrade RAM and add powerful video card?

    First priority: Focus muna on getting a powerful videocard then adding RAM to your PC so you have 8GB total. Kung satisfied ka na sa performance ng games at 1440p then no need to upgrade the CPU.

    Second priority: Upgrade the CPU to get more performance out of the videocard. Kung gusto mo maka-save, try to look for a good Z77 motherboard sa second-hand market. Then pwede natin stretch ang performance ng Core i5-3470 mo through overclocking. Pero kung hindi ka comfortable sa overclocking or using 2nd hand parts, then new processor and motherboard upgrade is your only option:

    CPU Upgrade Options

    Skylake Core i5-6600K
    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K = 11800
    HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212X = 1850
    MOB: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 = 7770
    RAM: ADATA XPG 2x4GB DDR4-2400 CL16 = 3740
    =============
    TOTAL = Php 25160

    Haswell Core i7-4790K
    CPU: Intel Core i5-4790K = 16380 (bundle price)
    HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212X = 1850
    MOB: ASUS Z97-PRO WiFi ac = 5500 (bundle price)
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1x4GB DDR3-1600 = 1650 >> add to existing memory
    =============
    TOTAL = Php 25380

    Haswell Core i5-4690K
    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K = 11390 (bundle price)
    HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212X = 1850
    MOB: ASUS Z97-PRO WiFi ac = 5500 (bundle price)
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1x4GB DDR3-1600 = 1650 >> add to existing memory
    =============
    TOTAL = Php 20390

    will it be beneficial pag nag skylake setup ako kasi ddr4?

    Beneficial mag Skylake dahil mas mabilis ang processor sa Core i5-3470 and yung motherboard pwede mo pa upgrade to a Core i7 in the future. Also may extra features ang Skylake motherboards like USB 3.1 and PCIe M.2 etc.

    Ang benefit ng DDR4 memory sa ngayon is mas mababa ang power consumption... that's it. In terms of performance same lang ang DDR4-2400 CL16 sa DDR3-1866 CL9 so wala ka mapapansin na performance improvement in actual use. Kapag bibili ka ng DDR4 memory for Skylake, just get the most affordable memory available para makatipid.
  • Yung 6600k at 6700k na ba ang flagship ng Skylake?
  • @sleepygeepy

    yes. nabasa ko nga din mahihirapan ako for 1440p gaming

    plan ko lang naman na game are BF4, COD, Diablo III and Grid 2
    kaya ba ito ultra settings @ 120fps // 1080p 144hz nalang ako or 1440p monitor for movies (game @ 1080p) + single GTX 970 + Seasonic s12ii 520w

    plan ko is to buy the gtx 970 and 4GB RAM to combine with my current setup.
    ibigay sa kapatid ko pag di ako satisfied then jump to this skylake setup.


    Skylake Core i5-6600K
    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K = 11800
    HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212X = 1850
    MOB: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 = 7770
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LXP 2X4GB = 4200
    V.CARD: PALIT GTX 970 JETSTREAM = 15690

    -- edited by jltalusan on Aug 31 2015, 02:48 AM
  • @jltalusan
    plan ko lang naman na game are BF4, COD, Diablo III and Grid 2
    kaya ba ito ultra settings @ 120fps // 1080p 144hz nalang ako + single GTX 970 + Seasonic s12ii 520w

    Yes mas ok yung plan mo to stick with 1920x1080 resolution sa games but upgrade to a fast refresh rate monitor like LG 24GM77 which is capable of 144Hz.

    If paired with a fast CPU yung single GTX 970 videocard can reach 70 fps ~ 80 fps with BF4 at 1080p. Pero kailangan i-tweak ang graphics settings to get the most fps. Diablo III and Grid 2 will exceed 120 fps on 1080p at the highest graphics settings :-)

    plan ko is to buy the gtx 970 and 4GB RAM to combine with my current setup.
    ibigay sa kapatid ko pag di ako satisfied then jump to this skylake setup.

    Skylake Core i5-6600K
    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K = 11800
    HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212X = 1850
    MOB: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 = 7770
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LXP 2X4GB = 4200
    V.CARD: PALIT GTX 970 JETSTREAM = 15690

    That's a good plan sir. Suggestion ko wait for other Skylake CPU models and motherboards. Mas maganda sana kung makapag-upgrade ka to Core i7 para pang long-term na ang CPU performance. Since plan mo bumili ng 144Hz refresh rate monitor, pag-isipan mo din ang 2-way SLI setup of GTX 970.
  • I think we're all set

    i5 setup

    Core i5 3470 now @ 3.6ghz overclocked (tested using prime95)
    ASUS B75m DGS R2.0
    Corsair Vengeance 2X4GB DDR4 1600mhz CL9
    1TB WD Blue SATA III
    PALIT GTX 970 JETSTREAM = 15690
    BENQ XL2411Z 1080 144hz 1ms = 15k

    optional (future proof stuffs)
    Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 = 4000
    + Cooler Master Seidon 240M water cooling system if hindi kaya i-cool ng Deep cool ice edge mini FS

    if not satisfied, I could easily upgrade to this

    Skylake Core i5-6600K
    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K = 11800
    MOB: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 = 7770
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LXP 2X4GB = 4200

    all set?
  • In our discrete gaming benchmarks, at 3GHz Skylake actually performs worse than Haswell at an equivalent clockspeed, giving up an average of 1.3% performance. We donít have much from Intel as to analyze the architecture to see why this happens, and it is pretty arguable that it is noticeable, but it is there. Hopefully this is just a teething issue with the new platform.


    <click here for link>

    Don't expect too much from skylake.

    I suggest putting more money into your gpu, a 390x at least. If you must upgrade, go for a skylake i7 next year.
  • Hi mga sir pde po phelp build ng rig. Ok po ba ang a8 kaveri n proc? Or kung may msuggest po kau na ms mgnda pa. Budget ko 15-20k. For mid gaming lang naman po. Ty
  • hello po pa help po kung anong upgrade need ko for my current setup.

    current specs.
    Proc : i5 3330 @3.00Ghz
    Video card : msi r9 270x
    mother board : asrock extreme 4 z77
    ram : corsair 2x 4 gb 18** ( di ko po sure )
    hdd : 1 tb wd Blue
    ssd : Pyro 120gb
    psu : silverstone 600w

    plan ko po upgrade yung proc/video card / ram kasi bibigay ko sana sa kapatid ko pero di ko sure kung ano need brand or model at kung ano pa need ko upgrade .
  • hello mga sir! planning to buy a GPU. question lang po. may nakita po kasi akong sale na GTX760 worth 7k. mas ok po ba ito bilhin compare sa GTX950? thanks!
  • @twostarph

    I suggest putting more money into your gpu, a 390x at least. If you must upgrade, go for a skylake i7 next year.


    Core i5 3470 now @ 3.6ghz overclocked (tested using prime95)
    ASUS B75m DGS R2.0
    Corsair Vengeance 2X4GB DDR4 1600mhz CL9
    1TB WD Blue SATA III
    BENQ XL2411Z 1080 144hz 1ms = 15k
    Seasonic S12ii 520w 80+ bronze

    kaya ba i-power ng Seasonic 520w yung 390x?
  • with 4 cores loaded, 3.5ghz ang turbo ng 4590. most basic motherboards also have multi core enhancement. if you enable that, the max turbo even with all cores loaded is 3.7ghz.


    But Core i5 4590 @ 3.7 GHz would be a best case scenario. A good comparison with it would also be best-case scenario overclock which will be Core i5 4690K @ 4.4 GHz. When I have extra time, I might test Core i5 4690K @ 4.4 GHz vs Core i5 4590 @ 3.7 GHz. But for the purpose of this discussion, an overclocked CPU would generally be better in gaming if you using a high-end GPU and the games takes advantage of available CPU power

    I am using a Gigabyte Z97-D3H and it doesn't have Multi Core Enhancement feature.

    Do you know the non-Z97 LGA 1150 boards having that feature ?



    In our discrete gaming benchmarks, at 3GHz Skylake actually performs worse than Haswell at an equivalent clockspeed, giving up an average of 1.3% performance. We donít have much from Intel as to analyze the architecture to see why this happens, and it is pretty arguable that it is noticeable, but it is there. Hopefully this is just a teething issue with the new platform.

    <click here for link>

    Don't expect too much from skylake.

    I suggest putting more money into your gpu, a 390x at least. If you must upgrade, go for a skylake i7 next year.


    Perhaps that's a weird behavior when the CPU's are downclocked to 3 GHz. When comparing at stock speeds, Core i5 6600K (3.5 GHz / 3.9 GHz) is just as fast as Core i5 4690 (3.5 GHz / 3.9 GHz).

    Skylake becomes a good upgrade for him coz he's coming from a Core i5 3470. Expect games in 2016 and onwards to be more demanding. Yes, DirectX 12 promises performance improvement in theory, but we still have to see how it performs in the real world application.

    If he can afford to buy both a new CPU and a new GPU, then I suggest he do so. If not, Core i5 3470 will do for a GTX 970 or a GTX 980

    Also, CPU performance would probably have a bigger impact when using AMD Radeon GPU like R9 390X. AMD drivers doesn't have a Mantle-like CPU performance improvement.


    Core i5 3470 now @ 3.6ghz overclocked (tested using prime95)
    ASUS B75m DGS R2.0
    Corsair Vengeance 2X4GB DDR4 1600mhz CL9
    1TB WD Blue SATA III
    BENQ XL2411Z 1080 144hz 1ms = 15k
    Seasonic S12ii 520w 80+ bronze

    kaya ba i-power ng Seasonic 520w yung 390x?


    Kaya naman siguro pero baka nasa 400 watts ang power draw while gaming

    Nasa 80 to 100 watts ang power draw difference between GTX 970 and R9 390X
  • i5 4590
    b85m d3h
    sapphire r7 260x 2gb
    gskill 8gb

    PSU:??
    Corsair vs550 or 450?
  • Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Full Tower 10100
    Vishera FX-8370E 3.30GHz (4.30GHz Turbo) 8-Core
    11,200
    Corsair H100i GTX Hydro Series CPU Cooler 6500
    Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD SATA 6GB/s 2.5 3400
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 4.0) 7600
    Corsair CX Series CX750M 80Plus-Bronze APFC Modular
    Power Supply 4900
    Kingston HyperX Fury 8gb 8gbx1 DDR3 1866 CL10
    3600x2=7200
    Asus GTX 960 Strix DC2OC 2gb 128bit ddr5 12700
    Seasonic M12II-850 EVO 850W 80Plus Bronze Full Modular 6700

    eto po yun available na specs dito sa shop na malapit sa amin, CC po kasi gagamitin ko kaya ganyan yun price, ok na po ba? thanks
  • Bakit 2 ang psu?
    Bakit di na lang i5 4690k?
    Bakit di na lang 450d na case?
  • Hi guys, newbie here. I'm planning to replace my 6 yr old pc.
    can you guys recommend a good build for gaming with ssd.. will be mostly used for sc2,csgo and league and might try streaming.
    budget is around 40k. hopefully it'll be as durable as my current one hehe

    current pc
    Mobo:Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
    Processor:Intel Core2Duo E8400 3.0 Ghz
    VC:ATI HD 4850 512 mb
    RAM:2x2gb Kingston DDR2 800
    HD:Seagate 500gb
    PSU:HEC 550w
    Casing:Antec 300
  • Anu po masasabi niyo sa RMA ng Cooler Master dito sa Pinas? Ok po ba? TIA!
  • may taga jeddah rin kaya dito.. gusto ko mag build, o should i buy gaming laptop n lng? wala din kc maxado spce sa kwarto...

    budget ko,

    3k to 5k riyals lng.. kung gaming laptop cge taasan nyo konti pede...


    nung nasa pinas ako laking tulong ng thread na to..

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