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March 21, 2013 4:45:15 AM

Hi Guys,

I have been going through your forum for quiet some time, and i find it very informative and addictive. I am planning to build a new game rig from scratch, almost after 4 years since i left gaming. Missed out on a lot it seems. :( 

The rig that i have planned to build is,

CPU : Core i5 3570K Processor $275
MOB : ASRock Z77 Pro 3 Motherboard $128.52 OR ASRock Z77 Pro 4 Motherboard $156.72
GPU : Sapphire AMD/ATI VAPOR-X HD 7950 OC with Boost 3 GB $441.42
RAM : G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) $70.37
SSD : Samsung 840 Series 120 GB $116.53
CSE : Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus Mid Tower Cabinet $77
DIS : Dell 21.5 inch LED - S2240L $200

It is going over my budget, but the performance i am looking for, i cant seem to manage with anything else. My target is to game maxed out @1920x1080 with 4xAA with playable frame rates of at least in the 40-50 range.

What do you say, guys, should I go ahead with this or would you suggest something else ?

Much thanks in advance.

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March 21, 2013 4:53:09 AM

what psu have you chosen for this build? what is your max budget?
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March 21, 2013 4:58:26 AM

tenaciousk said:
what psu have you chosen for this build? what is your max budget?


I have selected a Corsair VS450 450 Watt PSU as my PSU. I would have ideally liked to have limited my budget to 800$.

BTW, if its of any help, i am sourcing the prices from http://www.flipkart.com/computers/components?sid=6bo,g0...
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March 21, 2013 5:06:13 AM

Are you planning on doing overclocking? also the 7950 requires a 500watt or greater power supply.
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March 21, 2013 5:09:08 AM

tenaciousk said:
Are you planning on doing overclocking? also the 7950 requires a 500watt or greater power supply.


I am not too keen on overclocking, but i am going to try it out, after i understand my system really well.

Okay, i am going to update the PSU to something higher 500.
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March 21, 2013 5:12:06 AM

The problem is for under 800 you wont be able to fit a 7950 gpu and have the i5 k series, youw ould have to sacrifice to either a lesser cpu, or a gpu.
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March 21, 2013 5:16:27 AM

If you wanted a build with the 7950, and the ability to overclock. I think AMD would be the way to go. then you could do something like this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($294.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $793.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-21 08:15 EDT-0400)
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March 21, 2013 5:45:36 AM

Definitely get 2x4GB instead of a single 8GB module so that you can run dual channel.
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March 21, 2013 8:29:14 AM

tenaciousk said:
If you wanted a build with the 7950, and the ability to overclock. I think AMD would be the way to go. then you could do something like this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($294.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $793.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-21 08:15 EDT-0400)


Thanks for picking out the parts for me. Initially I had though of going the AMD way, but from the benchmarks, i saw that AMD was lagging behind. It was saddening, I really liked the earlier gen Phenoms. Then somebody in the forums, posted that AMD was pulling out of the dekstop CPU market. And all my focus shifted to ivy's.
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March 21, 2013 8:31:03 AM

Jim_L9 said:
Definitely get 2x4GB instead of a single 8GB module so that you can run dual channel.


Ok, Jim. Will go for the dual module. :) 
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March 21, 2013 8:32:49 AM

tenaciousk said:
The problem is for under 800 you wont be able to fit a 7950 gpu and have the i5 k series, youw ould have to sacrifice to either a lesser cpu, or a gpu.


The part cost in my area, is so much more, that what you guys have mentioned. :) 
Its like i am paying a premium for the same things there.
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