Guide to Build Your Own PC

Technology is always going forward everyday. I’m specifically talking about PC (Personal Computer) Stuff. Did you have a PC in your home? You didn’t? Or you wanna upgrade your PC? This guide might be perfect for you.  I don’t want to talk about the basic and advance stuff here, I just want to share the PC Build within the usage, durability, reasonable performance and reasonable price. Most people didn’t know that their PC component can be replaced with a new one, especially ones who live before computer born :)) Ok that’s not the point. I assume you know the partner of each component hardware (intel processor 1155 stick up with intel motherboard  1155 and so on). Maybe I’ll talk a little bit of basic stuff then.

Bellow are the list of PC Build. Note that you can’t change the processor and motherboard partner since they’re fixed. Except you know the specification of each, meaning that you know that the processor can be together with other motherboard (Don’t mix AMD with intel etc). Yet I’m not covering the Monitor, Speaker, Modem, Mouse, Keyboard & any of component outside the CPU Case (as long as computer run without those component). For that alone you need to search for yourself. For a brief specification use google 😀 I guarantee you that all the build below is best fit for each other.

HOME & OFFICE BUILD

The most basic build of all, if you like to work in your home with PC then this is the choice. Remember quality of the product is the number one, if you have a low budget read it through (you can choose one of each). The price for every component is close each other, I suggest to take the bold one. Remember you need to buy with the same color bellow (blue with blue which is intel, red with red which is AMD, while black is free for all).

General Specification: Motherboard with 2 slots RAM, LGA775/AM3 Processor, Integrated Graphic, Dual Core Processor, 1-2GB of RAM, Value Casing

MOTHERBOARD: Stick to AMD if you have low budget, beside the AM3 Socket can be upgrade for 4 core processor while intel LGA775 is a bit expensive for quad core processor and it is not the newest LGA 1155 (Sandy Bridge), so it’s worth it.

  1. Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2 DDR3 (Intel LGA 775) (541.000)
  2. ASRock G41M-VS3 DDR3 (406.000)
  3. Asus M4N68T-M LE V2 AMD Socket AM3 DDR3 (541.000)
  4. Zotac nForce 6100 for AMD DDR3 AM3  (379.000)

PROCESSOR:

  1. intel E5700 Dual Core (Tray+Fan) (3.0Ghz,C2Mb,Fsb 800Mhz,Lga 775) (507.000)
  2. intel E5400 Dual Core (Tray+Fan) (2.70Ghz,C2Mb,Fsb 800Mhz,Lga 775)  (464.000)
  3. intel E2140 Dual Core (Tray+Fan) (1.6GHz, LGA 775) (361.000)
  4. AMD X2 250 (Tray+Fan) Athlon II (3.0Ghz,2x1024KiB) AMD AM3 (491.000)
  5. AMD X2 240 (Tray+Fan) Athlon II (2.8hz,2x1024KiB) AMD AM3 (437.000)

RAM:

  1. V-GEN 2Gb PC 10600 / 1333 V-GEN DDR3 118.000
  2. V-GEN 1Gb PC 10600 / 1333 V-GEN DDR3 88.000

HDD: (still expensive since flood in Thailand, usually it is half price from the current)

  1. WDC SATA III Blue 500Gb 16Mb Int 3,5 Inch (714.000)
  2. WDC SATA III Blue 320Gb 16Mb Int 3,5 Inch (690.000)
  3. WDC SATA III Blue 250Gb Int 3,5 Inch (649.000)

PSU: Included with Casing

VGA: Integrated with Motherboard

OPTICAL DRIVE: Samsung DVDRW SATA OEM Internal (161.000)

CASING:

  1. Venomrx Copperhead+PSU Venomrx Value (279.000)
  2. Power Logic Modena GTX 2000 / 2500 Black 500W (Glossy) Value (259.000)
  3. Power Logic Futura 220 / 250 450W Value (218.000)
  4. Maxpower MAX-738 Black-Red 500W Value (145.000)
  5. Ecase Ecase 450W Value (123.000)

GAMING BUILD

I can’t recommend you from this point forward since gaming is a personal taste especially when it comes to VGA Card.

General Specification: Motherboard with 4 slots of RAM, LGA 1155/AM3, Quad to Hexa Core Processor, VGA/GPU within 1024MB Memory & GDDR5, PSU minimum of 600W, SSD Storage (Optional)/Black Edition HDD.

MOTHERBOARD:

  1. ASRock P67 Fatal1ty Performance intel Socket 1155 (1.538.000)
  2. MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3) intel Socket 1155 (1.659.000)
  3. Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3R intel Socket 1155 (2.074.000)
  4. Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 intel Socket 1155 (2.357.000)
  5. Asus Sabertooth P67 intel Socket 1155 (2.709.000)
  6. ASRock 890GX PRO3 R2.0 Front USB 3.0 Panel AMD Socket AM3 (1.145.000)
  7. ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AMD Socket AM3 (1.388.000)
  8. MSI 990FXA-GD80 AMD Socket AM3 (2.123.000)
  9. Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 AMD Socket AM3 (2.524.000)
  10. Asus Sabertooth 990FX AMD Socket AM3 (2.506.000)

PROCESSOR: Intel as always have a pricey processor, but please see the review for each other.

  1. intel i5 2500K (3.3Ghz,C6Mb,Lga1155) intel LGA 1155 (2.272.000)
  2. intel i7 2600K (3.4Ghz,C6Mb,Lga1155) intel LGA 1155 (2.804.000)
  3. intel i7 2700K intel LGA 1155 (3.098.000)
  4. AMD X4 970 Black Edition (Box) Phenom II (3500Mhz,4x512KiB,6Mb) AMD AM3 (1.551.000)
  5. AMD X6 1090T BK (Box) Phenom II (3200Mhz,6x512KiB,6Mb) AMD AM3 (1.830.000)
  6. AMD Zambezi FX-8150 (3.6Ghz,8Mb) AMD AM3 (2.398.000)

RAM: It’s hard to choose one, so see the review that best fit for you, I’m too lazy to do it myself :))

  1. G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL Gaming Series-Ripjaws PC3-10666 / DDR3 1333 MHZ (2X2GB) DDR3 (297.000)
  2. Corsair CMX4GX3M2B1600C9 (2x2Gb) (i5,i7,Core 2, AMD Phenom II) DDR3 ( 307.000)
  3. G.SKILL F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL Gaming Series-Ripjaws PC3-10666 / DDR3 1333 MHZ (1X4GB) DDR3 (243.000)
  4. G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL Gaming Series-Ripjaws PC3-10666 / DDR3 1333 MHZ (2X4GB) DDR3 (478.000)
  5. PATRIOT PGQ3 8G 1600 ELQK (4x2Gb) Quad Chanel Series (Gaming Heat Shell),CL 9-9-9-24 DDR3 (433.000)

STORAGE: Basically you can choose two or three, using SSD or HDD, up to you. In fact, SSD is fastest for now, even HDD with RAID mode can’t beat it.

  1. Muscle Power Phoenix 64Gb (230MB/s read-170MB/s write) SSD (1.154.000)
  2. Muscle Power Phoenix 128Gb (230MB/s read-170MB/s write) SSD (2.245.000)
  3. WDC SATA III Caviar Black 1 TB 64Mb Int 3,5 Inch 1.253.000
  4. WDC SATA III Caviar Black 500Gb Int 3,5 Inch 956.000

PSU: If you have higher system choose the highest as possible. If your PC fail before the warranty, it might be you choose the wrong PSU (especially when choosing VGA)

  1. Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W Modular 992.000
  2. Cooler Master Silent Pro 700W Modular 1.172.000
  3. Cooler Master GX 750W 80 Plus 956.000
  4. CORSAIR 750W CMPSU-750TXV2EU Enthusiast Series TXV2 1.250.000
  5. Muscle Power True Power 750W 12cm fan Hades 80Plus Bronze (Modular) 884.000
  6. Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W Modular EU Cable 1.997.000
  7. Muscle Power True Power 1000W 14cm fan Pandawa 80Plus (Modular) 1.344.000
  8. Muscle Power True Power 1200W 14cm fan Bhisma 80Plus (Modular) 1.614.000

VGA: The most tricky part when it comes to this. Actually I post the best VGA in their brand with the same series. The higher your VGA the higher PSU needed.

  1. Digital Alliance GTX 550 Ti 1024Mb 192Bit DDR5 NVidia PCI Exp. (1.138.000)
  2. Asus GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP 1280Mb 190Bit DDR5 ENGTX550 Ti DC/DI/1GD5 TOP NVidia PCI Exp. (1.555.000)
  3. Gainward GTX 560 Phantom Cooling Golden 1024Mb 256Bit DDR5 (GW GTX560 PH 1024 D5) NVidia PCI Exp. (1.997.000)
  4. MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 2Gb DDR5 NVidia PCI Exp. (2.948.000)
  5. MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III OC 1280mhz DDR5 NVidia PCI Exp. (3.597.000)
  6. MSI GTX 580 Lighting 1.5Gb 384Bit DDR5 N580GTX Lighting NVidia PCI Exp. (5.278.000)
  7. Asus GTX 580 Matrix 1536Mb 384Bit DDR5 ENGTX580/2DI/1536MD5 NVidia PCI Exp. (5.830.000)
  8. Zotac GTX 590 Dual GPU 3072Mb DDR5 NVidia PCI Exp. (7.000.000)
  9. Gigabyte GTX 590 3072Mb 2x384Bit DDR5 (GV-N590D5-3GD-8) NVidia PCI Exp. (7.257.000)
  10. Club 3D HD 6770 1Gb 128Bit DDR5 Ati Radeon PCI Exp. ( 992.000)
  11. VTX HD 6790 1024Mb 256Bit DDR5 (VX6790 1GBD5-DHGV2) Ati Radeon PCI Exp. (1.199.000)
  12. HIS HD 6850 1Gb DDR5 (Barts Pro) Ati Radeon PCI Exp. (1.605.000)
  13. Digital Alliance HD 6870 1Gb 256Bit DDR5 Ati Radeon PCI Exp. (1.954.000)
  14. Asus HD 6870 1Gb 256Bit DDR5 EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Ati Radeon PCI Exp. (2.412.000)
  15. Club 3D HD 6950 1Gb 256Bit DDR5 Ati Radeon PCI Exp. (2.615.000)
  16. Digital Alliance HD 6970 Cayman 2Gb 256Bit DDR5 Ati Radeon PCI Exp. (3.390.000)
  17. MSI HD 6970 Cayman 2Gb 256Bit DDR5 R6970 Lightning Ati Radeon PCI Exp. (4.174.000)
  18. Asus HD 6970 DirectCU II 1Gb 256Bit DDR5 EAH6970 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Ati Radeon PCI Exp. (4.021.000)
  19. HIS HD 6990 4Gb DDR5 (Dual GPU Antiles) Ati Radeon PCI Exp. (6.378.000)
  20. Gigabyte HD 6990 4Gb 256Bit DDR5 GV-R699D5-4GD-B Ati Radeon PCI Exp. (6.811.000)

OPTICAL DRIVE: Samsung DVDRW SATA OEM Internal (161.000)

CASING: Whatever you choose it’s just casing. I listed  gaming case (according to manufacturer) and one transparent casing.

  1. Venomrx Atra GTO X Full Tower Case Super Gaming Case Gaming (Actually it’s mid Tower) (739.000)
  2. Cooler Master 690 II Advanced (HDD Docking) RC-692-KWN2 Middle Tower Gaming (997.000)
  3. Cooler Master 690 II Advanced (HDD Docking) White RC-692A-WWN2 Middle Tower Gaming (1.217.000)
  4. SUNBEAM 9-Bay Acrylic Case Transparent (1.100.000)

Before you buy anything, please confirm that you can buy the following:

1. Monitor
2. Mouse & Keyboard
3. Speaker/Headphone (Optional)
4. Fan (Optional)

CONCLUSION

Just visit http://www.rakitan.com to view the product price (update everyday, Indonesia only) visit http://www.rakitan.com/simulasi.php for price simulation. For Home & Office Build it cost around 2.800.000 to 3.500.000 (including monitor, mouse, keyboard, & speaker). For Gaming Build it cost around 6.000.000 to roughly 25.000.000.

Basically all that stuff above is your own choice, I’m just guiding what’s best for you in each category. Before you buy I suggest to see the review of each product so later you are not disappointed. All the hardware above might be not available in all country, I’m Indonesian so the product only available in Indonesia and I’m using Rupiah as a base currency. Price may change everyday depends on dollars. I hope this guide is useful for you, and thanks for reading.

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