Advice please ~ new build for High-End Games & Stylish blue PC

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May 18, 2013
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Approximate Purchase Date: Next year or 2 years to complete build.

Budget Range: $1500 - $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming & Internet , i just wanna own this PC , lifetime PC ^_^

Are you buying a monitor: Right now no..but later will get 3 Monitor.

Parts to Upgrade: New build.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes , Windows 7 64 ... which is good OEM or Retail ? and why?

Preferred Website for Parts: Malaysia's shipping, lelong and Mall

Location: Malaysia.. i know some .. LowYat, Digital Mall, Feiton stores.

Parts Preferences: Light-blue looking PC , main colour SilverStone PS06 .

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Soon Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: Right now using Acer G205H 20" inch , 1600x900..
I already ask Tom's Hardware wether the 7970 will run 1 monitor 1600x900 .. and yes it can. no problem with that.

Additional Comments: Do i really need CPU cooler ? if yes, will buy Enermax ETS-T40-TA ... and light blue cathode...
Water Cooling ? i guess not.. if the installation & maintainence is hard & costly too..

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: For my very-first new PC , add some stylish PC & Sleek-looking PC .. and some GAMING elements ~


Basically, right now i'm using Acer Aspire M3800 ,this is the Specs :

OS : Win7 32
CPU : Intel Pentium E5400 2.7GHz
RAM : 2.0GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 400MHz
Motherboard : Acer EG43M (CPU 1)
Graphics : (NO Graphic Card added)
G205H @ 1600x900
Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset
Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset

Hard Drives : 488GB Seagate ST3500418AS (SATA)

Optical Drives : DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device

Audio : Realtek High Definition Audio , Edifier E3100

Mouse : Razer Mamba (Before 4G)

Right now i'm active in playing Battlefield Play4Free, its really laggy .. so..
I ask my friend for advice on how to upgrade my graphic.. he told me that i just need a good GPU & PSU .. so i survey GPU and then i saw this sexy beast ..
Sapphire HD 7970 3GB Vapor-X and it cost around Rm1400 ( $460 ) and i saw SilverStone PS06..
I think i'd better get new PC for that. haha..
Now i'm run out of budget , its like now is i got $400 / $1500 .. better start collect money for this rig .. in 1 or 2 years i should get all of this components.

Price got from :
1 U$ Dollar = 3 MYR (RM3)

AMD FX 6-Core Black Edition FX-6300 Processors Rm464 (Feiton)
Windows 7 64bit , OEM or RETAIL better?
Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 or M5A99FX PRO R2.0
SilverStone Casing ATX PRECISION SERIES (SST-PS06W) Rm329 (Feiton)
SilverStone Fan Casing 12CM SILENT (SST-AP121) Rm50 (Castle IT)
SilverStone Fan Casing LED SILENT 12CM (SST-FN121BL) BLUE Rm30 (Castle IT)
SilverStone Tools External Premium 3.5' Card Reader Rm90 (Castle IT)
SilverStone Strider Gold 850w ST85F Rm620 (Castle IT)
Sapphire ATI HD7970 3GB DDR5 384BIT Vapor-X Rm1390
Kingston Ram HyperX 4Gbx2 PC1600 Rm200+
Asus ODD Internal SATA DVD-RW 24X Rm60
Seagate HDD INT Desktop Barracuda SATA 1.5TB (ST1500DM003) Rm240
Razer Ouroboros Rm415 (Feiton)
Razer Mouse Pad Vespula Rm105
SteelSeries APEX [RAW] Rm250

Optional :

Monitor :
*27" Acer G6 series x3

Processor :
*[strike]AMD FX 8350 8-Cores Rm700[/strike]
*[strike]Intel i5 3570k Rm700[/strike]

Motherboard :
*[strike]ASUS M5A78L-M LX V2 Rm170[/strike]
*[strike]Asus P8Z77-V Rm650[/strike]

PC Casing :
*[strike]AeroCool Mechatron White window[/strike]
*Cooler Master K281
*[strike]Cooler Master Silencio 550[/strike]
*[strike]Cooler Master Elite 430 Black[/strike]
*NZXT Phantom

Power Supply : (*Since i wanted to do CrossFire, 850w is needed .
*Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 850W Rm630 (Feiton)
*[strike]XFX Black Edition 750w 80+ Gold Fully Modular PSU Rm420 (Amazon)[/strike]
*[strike]Gold AX650 — Fully-Modular Power Supply Rm515[/strike]
*[strike]NZXT Hale82 650w[/strike]
*[strike]ThermalTake EVO_BLUE 2.0 650W[/strike]
*[strike]Cooler Master Power Supply EXTREME 2 SERIES 625W Rm190 (Feiton)[/strike]

Fan/Cooling devices :
*Enermax ETS - T40 - TA Rm175
*Enermax T.B.SILENCE - LED Series Blue Rm28 (DotaTech It)
*[strike]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Intel+AMD Cooler Rm110[/strike]
*Kingston HyperX Blue LED Aluminum Dual 60mm RAM Cover

Graphic Cards :
*Sapphire HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X (Looks the same like 7970 VaporX,low specs)
*[strike]ASUS GTX560 Ti 1GB GDDR5 Rm650 (Lowyat PC Zone)[/strike]
*[strike]Sapphire HD7850 1GB GDDR5 256BIT Rm545[/strike]
*[strike]Sapphire HD7770 Vapor X 1GB GDDR5 128BIT Rm415 (Feiton)[/strike]
*[strike]Sapphire HD 7790 1GB GDDR5 DUAL-X OC[/strike]
*[strike]Sapphire HD 7870[/strike]
*[strike]Sapphire HD7770 Vapor X[/strike]
*[strike]Sapphire HD7850 1GB GDDR5 256BIT[/strike]
*[strike]Sapphire Radeon HD6850 Vapor X[/strike]
*[strike]Sapphre HD 6870[/strike]

Hard disk :
*[strike]Western Digital HDD Desktop SATA III BLUE 1TB 7200RPM 32MB[/strike]
*[strike]SeaGate Cheetah 15k 73GB[/strike]

Speaker/Headset :
*Razer Tiamat 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset Rm689
*Edifier C5 2.1Channel High End Audio System Speaker Rm640

Gaming Peripherals :
*Razer TRON® Gaming Keyboard Rm405
*Razer Mouse Bungee Rm75

Misc :
*Sony Flash Drive USB2.0 MICRO VAULT CLICK 2GB (Green)
*Vztec Bluetooth Adapter USB Dongle (VZ-BT2279) VT2279 Rm10
*Cold Cathode light tubes

& A new room =,=


May 18, 2013
[quotemsg=10833644,0,636680]for that amount of budget, i wouldnt go with AMD cpu build...
go with i5 3570K[/quotemsg]

Why? Is there any difference?
And how about is it okay if Sapphire run wih i5 ?

[quotemsg=10833661,0,1040424]He wants to complete this build in about 2 years !!! ???[/quotemsg]

I know, but see if there any change to my building list ;D so were the $$$ D:
The PS06 & Sap. HD 7970 just cant get out of my head ;P


May 18, 2013
He wants to complete this build in about 2 years !!! ???

1. Cooler Master SL600M
4. Ryzen 7 1700x
8. NZXT Z53
2. Sapphire HD 7970 3gb Vapor-X
5. AsRock B450 Steel Legend
6. RAM Adata Xpg D50 16GB
7. SSD Samsung 970 PRO 512gb
3. Seasonic Focus+ Gx750w
9. AOC AGON 32" curved

building it right now, just waiting for vertical gpu cable 🤣
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