Most importantly, i am a noob in hardware.. So please be a little more detailed while replying..
Approximate Purchase Date: Mostly after Haswell release i.e 1-2weeks [will decide IB vs Haswell after results of haswell]
Budget Range: 56000Rs i.e 1000$ [After shipping]
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Crysis3 , BF3 , GTA V/VI , Minecraft, DotA 2, Movies , Programming/Coding , Basic Photoshop/Video editting.
Are you buying a monitor: Not sure as i have a 5-6 year old monitor - Viewsonic VA1912wb, So please advice if i must buy a monitor or not ? [If i do buy i can raise the budget my 5600Rs i.e 100$ maximum]
Do you need to buy OS: Mostly yes [windows 8 on a 64gb ssd]
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I am from INDIA , so not sure which sites will be the best.. Mostly flipkart.com
Parts Preference: Intel/AMD GPU: 660ti/7950/7870 Location: City, State/Region, Country - Country: India City: Bombay/Mumbai
Overclocking: Maybe [90% Yes , 10% NO - i dont know much i am new to all this]
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe after 2-3years not sure at all..
Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 [Not sure but here's my monitor --> Viewsonic VA1912wb]
Additional Comments: I am confused between i5 and i7 and also between IvyBridge and Haswell. I read at many places that price difference wouldnt be much so thats a point [Also i can wait for 2weeks more at max ]
I will not be able to upgrade this PC for atleast 4 upcomming years.. So i need to ensure that will run most of the games at [atleast high if not very high/ultra] game settings for the coming 3-4 years.
Please note that i am a noob at hardware [i have very very very less knowledge] so please help me in details thank you
a Haswell i5 and motherboard,
8 GB RAM,
Antec, Corsair, XFX, PC Power & Cooling, FSP or Seasonic 80+ bronze PSU at 500-550W,
1 TB HDD,
cheapest DVD burner you can find
Case with extra fans of your choice
then the best GPU you can afford. 7870, 660ti, or better
as for the monitor, go ahead and replace it with a 1920x1080 monitor
Here's an Ivy Bridge Build (U can replace the Processor and Motherboard with Haswell if u like, rest will remail the same)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 - about Rs 12000
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H - about Rs 4000
RAM: 8GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHz RAM - About Rs 4000
Video Card: Zotac/Asus nVidia Geforce 650 Ti - About Rs 11500
DVD Burner: Samsung DVD-RW Drive - About: Rs 1000
Storage: Kingston 120 GB SSD - About Rs 6000
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB SATA III Hard Disk: About Rs 3500
Cabinet: iBall Piano 126 - Rs 2250
Power Supply: Corsair VS450 - Rs 2500
OS: Windows 8 Upgrade Pack - Rs 8000 (this is an upgrade pack but as far as i know you should have no problem installing it on a new build, remember to get a 64 bit version as 32 bit only supports upto 4GB of RAM)
Don't buy a new monitor (i have an 8 year old one and it is more or less similar to 720p monitors available today)
if u want to overclock beyond 4 GHz get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (Rs 2200), for anything below that the stock Intel Cooler is good enough
Total comes to about 57k, check at local shops if u can get the components at a lower price,
jinayhvoya, the i5 3470 cant be overclocked and the same goes for the motherboard. You need either a Z77 mobo or a Z75 chipset mobo. I have seen only 1 z75 chipset mobo and it was an AsRock. You can get a good cheap mobo under Rs 8000.
of course it does....a slower CPU can bottleneck ur GPU
Sorry but what is "bottleneck" ?
and also i have been taking hints from here but because my budget is a bit more than that i was thinking of upgrading phenom to i5 or fx 8350 and change the motherboard because rest of the config seems okay to me