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Old December 31, 2011, 06:03 AM
erjohnz erjohnz is offline
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Default PC Upgrade

Hello, I'm just new here and I'm upgrading my 5 year old PC. (E5300 DC, 9400GT and DDR2 RAM)

1. What YOUR PC will be used for.
- Mostly gaming.

2. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread.
- I don't understand the 20% spread thing.
- GPU = Php 9,000 ($205)
- CPU = Php 9,000 ($205)
- MoBo = Php 6,000 ($136) or something cheaper...
- PSU = I'm not sure, depends on the build.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
- Philippines.

4. IF YOU have a brand preference.
- I'm ok with anything.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
- My monitor, keyboard, mouse and casing.

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
- Yes, but it only helped a little.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
- Nope. Don't know don't care. I'm ok with the CPU & GPU's default speeds.

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
- Hopefully next year, when I get money.

9. What resolution do you use?
- 1360x768, I don't have any plans on upgrading it. I feel kinda dizzy on big screens.

I was thinking about:
Intel Core i5-2400
A decent/cheap P67 Mobo
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
2x2GB 1600MHz

I don't plans on having a Z68 board since I won't be using an SSD.
Some says that the 6870 is overkill for that resolution, they prefer to use a 5770. Well, for me, I like overkill and I want to play games with atleast 50+ FPS (even if my monitor is 60Hz only). I play mostly FPS games & MMORPGs, I seldom play RTS games.

Philippine Peso exchange rate to U.S. Dollars:
Philippine Peso Exchange Rate - Currency Converter

Thank you and Happy New Year~!

Last edited by erjohnz; December 31, 2011 at 06:09 AM.
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