Help in building my New budget Gaming PC

Rameez Jamion

Jun 29, 2013
I'm from Sri Lanka.
Ive always dreamt of havin a Gaming Pc where i cud play almost any game: from the old unreal tournament to the latest crysis 3 (on low or medium settings).
So, i did alot of research on building one Under $1000 (from many popular shops in Colombo) and came to a conclusion!
Specs are:-

Intel core i5 3470 3.2Ghz.......3yr wrnty.
MSI B75A-G43 mobo.................3yr wrnty.
Corsair Value select 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz DDR3 stick..................lifetime wrnty.
Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB DDR5 DirectCU..........3yr wrnty.
WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200rpm SATA 6GBPS...2yr wrnty.
Coolermaster Elite 431..........1yr wrnty.
Asus 24x DVD-RW....................1yr wrnty.
AOC E960SWN 18.5" LED backlit monitor.............3yr wrnty.
Antec VP450 -450W PSU

so, thats it.!!!!!
Final price just exeeds $1000.
(P.s- no keyboard , mouse or and extras included)
Any suggestions, Plz comment!
Thanks Alot Guys


Feb 27, 2013
Hey there,

Im not familiar with the prices in Sri Lanka but as usual for 1000$ you can probably have much better deals.

Technically, this gaming rig is ok. Not the best not the worst.
-CPU and Mobo is good enough. You can choose to get 3350p instead of 3470 they are basically the same cpu for gaming. 3350P comes for cheaper price. (3470 has slightly higher stock speeds but its not really noticable in real world experience)
-Memories needs to be replaced with 1600MHz CL9 as its almost like a standard for any gaming rig these days.
-Graphics are ok. But they are at the low end of the era. You may want to switch the CPU to 3350p and invest the money you save on a stronger GPU.
-18.5" displays are old I guess. You can probably have 20-22" for similar price. Unless it is your personal preference.

Here is what I recommend. (Dont mind the prices I just wanted to provide a list of parts)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.39 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $723.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-29 05:06 EDT-0400)

If you want to overclock the cpu. You can switch the cpu with 3570K (unlocked for overclocking) and for a higher performance (you will add like 50$), switch the motherboard chipset with a Z77 series (for more overclocking options)(you will probably add like 30-40$) and an aftermarket cooler for cpu, most probably CoolerMaster Hyper212 Evo r2, for like 30$. Do not intend to overclock with stock coolers!

Good luck.

Rameez Jamion

Jun 29, 2013

Thanks alot for the fast response :)
Anyway, i'm not at all interested in overclocking..........
and also, the 21" monitors is twice as expensive as an 18.5
Ie: 18.5 :21 = 12000 : 25000 (in srilankan rupees)

But uve given me some amazin options, so I'll make the best use of ur information :)
Will lets u know if i encounter any further problems with my choice!!
Thank You a billion
u Rock (Y)

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