Firat Ever Build!


Nov 17, 2012
Hi everyone!

How is this for a first build plan?
Intel Core i5-3570k
AsRock Z77 Extreme4
Gainward Gtx560-ti "phantom" OC 2gb
G.Skill Sniper 8gb (2x4gb)
Intel 330 120gb SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
Lite-On IHAS 524 Optical Drive
Corsair TX 80+ Bronze Modular (650watts)
Cooler Mastet HAF 912
Cooler Masfer Hyper 212 EVO

That's probably with my budget maxed out.
Please throw in your opinions and suggestions on how this build could be improved budget wise without sacrificing performance. :D

Side note: I live in the Philippines and some products aren't sold here.


Nov 17, 2012
I'm sorry. Big newbie to this forum. :D


Approximate Purchase Date: About 2nd week of December

Budget Range: $1200

System Usage: Mostly gaming, movies and net surfing

Not buying a monitor

OS: Oops. Forgot to include OS. Gonna buy one.

Preferred Websites:

Location: Quezon City, Philippines

Parts Preferences: NVidia Graphics Card and Intel CPU

Overclocking: Yes, a bit.

SLI or Xfire: Not in a year, I think.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I live in the Philippines and some parts may not be available here and I also don't have a way to buy something online. :(


Oct 23, 2012
Here's a build for you:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($247.28 @ CompUSA)
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.43 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.28 @ CompUSA)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $972.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-22 08:37 EST-0500)

It's overclocking ready and crossfire ready - 750W PSU, you won't have to buy new when you put second GPU.



Sorry, I have to disagree with that. This is not crossfire ready nor is it very good for price and performance. Look at the Pro4s specs and you can easily understand why it's not crossfire ready.


Oh wait! my pinoy friend! hahaha!

I doubt you would be finding these stuff in the Philippines.

So your budget is about PHP40k.

San ka ba bibili ng mga parts? Bano ung build nung isa. Wag mo kunin, nagsusunog ka lang ng pera.