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December 10, 2013 12:40:41 AM

I have been using this system since the past 7 years

Intel Pentium D processor
Asus P5LD2 -VM
4 GB DDR 2 Ram @ 533Mhz
GeForce 8600 GT
Zebronics 450 watts SMPS
Dell S2240L (New)
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse.

I am a visual communication student. I want to build a new system exclude the monitor. I have a very average knowledge in technology. Please help me to build me a new PC. I am buying online

I am also a gamer and I play all kinds of games from BF, GTA, Batman to Warcraft and RPG.

I prefer a Asus MB and Nvidia GPU but open to suggestions.

Keep in mind that I would like to use the new system for atleast 6-7 years.

Budget around 1 lakh Indian Rupees, around $1650. But of course, considering the price in US it would come to around 1200 USD I think - not so sure.

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December 10, 2013 3:30:44 AM

How's this?

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Professional ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($186.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($384.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1230.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 10, 2013 4:41:25 AM

ganon11000 said:
How's this?

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Professional ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($186.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($384.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1230.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


After some research I have come to this conclusion.

I would like an already over clocked CPU, GPU, RAM and a MB that is future proof. I am also planning to use 2 or 3 GPU's later. I want a good cooling unit because my system will be on 24/7 and a system case that is compatible with the cooling unit and can I go for a 750 or 800 watts PSU just to be future ready?

I already have Win 7 Ultimate 64bit OS sorry that I didn't mention that early.

How is AMD FX 8350?
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December 10, 2013 5:37:45 AM

mike1982 said:
ganon11000 said:
How's this?

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Professional ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($186.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($384.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1230.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


After some research I have come to this conclusion.

I would like an already over clocked CPU, GPU, RAM and a MB that is future proof. I am also planning to use 2 or 3 GPU's later. I want a good cooling unit because my system will be on 24/7 and a system case that is compatible with the cooling unit and can I go for a 750 or 800 watts PSU just to be future ready?

I already have Win 7 Ultimate 64bit OS sorry that I didn't mention that early.

How is AMD FX 8350?


See for yourself: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/697?vs=551
I would go with the I7.
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December 10, 2013 8:43:09 AM

ganon11000 said:
mike1982 said:
ganon11000 said:
How's this?

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Professional ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($186.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($384.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1230.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


After some research I have come to this conclusion.

I would like an already over clocked CPU, GPU, RAM and a MB that is future proof. I am also planning to use 2 or 3 GPU's later. I want a good cooling unit because my system will be on 24/7 and a system case that is compatible with the cooling unit and can I go for a 750 or 800 watts PSU just to be future ready?

I already have Win 7 Ultimate 64bit OS sorry that I didn't mention that early.

How is AMD FX 8350?


See for yourself: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/697?vs=551
I would go with the I7.


Ok what about the MOBO, I would prefer Asus Sabertooth. Does this board support SLI. I was looking into the corsair h100i cooling unit, is it compatible with NZXT Phantom 410. Also the PSU, shall I go for a 750 or 800 watts.
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December 10, 2013 8:54:06 AM

mike1982 said:
ganon11000 said:
mike1982 said:
ganon11000 said:
How's this?

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Professional ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($186.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($384.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1230.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


After some research I have come to this conclusion.

I would like an already over clocked CPU, GPU, RAM and a MB that is future proof. I am also planning to use 2 or 3 GPU's later. I want a good cooling unit because my system will be on 24/7 and a system case that is compatible with the cooling unit and can I go for a 750 or 800 watts PSU just to be future ready?

I already have Win 7 Ultimate 64bit OS sorry that I didn't mention that early.

How is AMD FX 8350?


See for yourself: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/697?vs=551
I would go with the I7.


Ok what about the MOBO, I would prefer Asus Sabertooth. Does this board support SLI. I was looking into the corsair h100i cooling unit, is it compatible with NZXT Phantom 410. Also the PSU, shall I go for a 750 or 800 watts.


1. Yes it does support SLI
2. The H100i should work with the phantom 410 (Believe it or not I have just moved my PC into this case about an hour ago!)
3. What brand of PSU?
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December 10, 2013 12:53:56 PM

ganon11000 said:
mike1982 said:
ganon11000 said:
mike1982 said:
ganon11000 said:
How's this?

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Professional ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($186.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($384.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1230.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


After some research I have come to this conclusion.

I would like an already over clocked CPU, GPU, RAM and a MB that is future proof. I am also planning to use 2 or 3 GPU's later. I want a good cooling unit because my system will be on 24/7 and a system case that is compatible with the cooling unit and can I go for a 750 or 800 watts PSU just to be future ready?

I already have Win 7 Ultimate 64bit OS sorry that I didn't mention that early.

How is AMD FX 8350?


See for yourself: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/697?vs=551
I would go with the I7.


Ok what about the MOBO, I would prefer Asus Sabertooth. Does this board support SLI. I was looking into the corsair h100i cooling unit, is it compatible with NZXT Phantom 410. Also the PSU, shall I go for a 750 or 800 watts.


1. Yes it does support SLI
2. The H100i should work with the phantom 410 (Believe it or not I have just moved my PC into this case about an hour ago!)
3. What brand of PSU?


For the PSU, I am thinking about Corsair or Cool Master.

Should I invest on i7 4770k, is it worth it or should I invest on the mobo which is future ready? If so what model should I go with?

Does the Phantom 410 have leds.

Should I go with the same GPU or can you recommend any other card. (I would like an already overclocked GPU) Also if I get a second GPU later, will I get the power of both the cards or is it only for dual monitors.

I want a good Blu-ray and a DVD drive, which brand should I go for.

Should I invest on a SSD. If so what is the purpose of it, is it only for the OS and Programs.

Should I stay with Win 7 Ultimate or go for Win 8

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December 11, 2013 3:05:38 AM

mike1982 said:


For the PSU, I am thinking about Corsair or Cool Master.

Should I invest on i7 4770k, is it worth it or should I invest on the mobo which is future ready? If so what model should I go with?

Does the Phantom 410 have leds.

Should I go with the same GPU or can you recommend any other card. (I would like an already overclocked GPU) Also if I get a second GPU later, will I get the power of both the cards or is it only for dual monitors.

I want a good Blu-ray and a DVD drive, which brand should I go for.

Should I invest on a SSD. If so what is the purpose of it, is it only for the OS and Programs.

Should I stay with Win 7 Ultimate or go for Win 8



1. Go corsair over cooler-master any day! (I would recommend XFX because there made by SeaSonic)

2. if you want a Haswell invest in a 4770K, there is no future upgradability guarantees and you can't overclock a haswell as much as an ivy bridge.

3. Here is mine (Ignore the yellow fan)



4. SLI / Crossfire is not 2X but I believe about 1.75X. The 770 is good, the best out there is a 780 ti.

5. Pioneer, LG or samsung make good optical drives.

6. A SSD is a HDD that uses no moving parts making it many times faster (HDDs average at 18ms to fin a file, a SSD takes 0.1ms). use these as you would a HDD. The only issue is their smaller capacity over hard drives which is why people use the SSD for the OS and programs and the HDD for games and backups.

7. I prefer windows 7 but windows 8 is also not bad. depends on if you like the touch interface. Apparently windows 7 is better than windows 8 at gaming by 1-3 FPS.
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December 11, 2013 6:46:55 AM

ganon11000 said:
mike1982 said:


For the PSU, I am thinking about Corsair or Cool Master.

Should I invest on i7 4770k, is it worth it or should I invest on the mobo which is future ready? If so what model should I go with?

Does the Phantom 410 have leds.

Should I go with the same GPU or can you recommend any other card. (I would like an already overclocked GPU) Also if I get a second GPU later, will I get the power of both the cards or is it only for dual monitors.

I want a good Blu-ray and a DVD drive, which brand should I go for.

Should I invest on a SSD. If so what is the purpose of it, is it only for the OS and Programs.

Should I stay with Win 7 Ultimate or go for Win 8



1. Go corsair over cooler-master any day! (I would recommend XFX because there made by SeaSonic)

2. if you want a Haswell invest in a 4770K, there is no future upgradability guarantees and you can't overclock a haswell as much as an ivy bridge.

3. Here is mine (Ignore the yellow fan)



4. SLI / Crossfire is not 2X but I believe about 1.75X. The 770 is good, the best out there is a 780 ti.

5. Pioneer, LG or samsung make good optical drives.

6. A SSD is a HDD that uses no moving parts making it many times faster (HDDs average at 18ms to fin a file, a SSD takes 0.1ms). use these as you would a HDD. The only issue is their smaller capacity over hard drives which is why people use the SSD for the OS and programs and the HDD for games and backups.

7. I prefer windows 7 but windows 8 is also not bad. depends on if you like the touch interface. Apparently windows 7 is better than windows 8 at gaming by 1-3 FPS.


Loving the Phantom 410. Can you upload a pic with the case opened?

I am getting a rough picture of what I am going buy. I will be buying them on a monthly bases. I have Rs.50,000 now, on what should I invest. The CPU, MOBO and GPU are for last. Should I wait for the discount sales to begin.

I just want a suggestion if I go for a GTX 650Ti Boost now and buy a second one later for SLI, will I be able to play the latest and future games and run visual and sound editing programs? Does Nvidia sell GPU's directly or they just make the chip-set. Also how are the AVGA cards.
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December 11, 2013 2:13:49 PM

mike1982 said:
ganon11000 said:
mike1982 said:


For the PSU, I am thinking about Corsair or Cool Master.

Should I invest on i7 4770k, is it worth it or should I invest on the mobo which is future ready? If so what model should I go with?

Does the Phantom 410 have leds.

Should I go with the same GPU or can you recommend any other card. (I would like an already overclocked GPU) Also if I get a second GPU later, will I get the power of both the cards or is it only for dual monitors.

I want a good Blu-ray and a DVD drive, which brand should I go for.

Should I invest on a SSD. If so what is the purpose of it, is it only for the OS and Programs.

Should I stay with Win 7 Ultimate or go for Win 8



1. Go corsair over cooler-master any day! (I would recommend XFX because there made by SeaSonic)

2. if you want a Haswell invest in a 4770K, there is no future upgradability guarantees and you can't overclock a haswell as much as an ivy bridge.

3. Here is mine (Ignore the yellow fan)



4. SLI / Crossfire is not 2X but I believe about 1.75X. The 770 is good, the best out there is a 780 ti.

5. Pioneer, LG or samsung make good optical drives.

6. A SSD is a HDD that uses no moving parts making it many times faster (HDDs average at 18ms to fin a file, a SSD takes 0.1ms). use these as you would a HDD. The only issue is their smaller capacity over hard drives which is why people use the SSD for the OS and programs and the HDD for games and backups.

7. I prefer windows 7 but windows 8 is also not bad. depends on if you like the touch interface. Apparently windows 7 is better than windows 8 at gaming by 1-3 FPS.


Loving the Phantom 410. Can you upload a pic with the case opened?

I am getting a rough picture of what I am going buy. I will be buying them on a monthly bases. I have Rs.50,000 now, on what should I invest. The CPU, MOBO and GPU are for last. Should I wait for the discount sales to begin.

I just want a suggestion if I go for a GTX 650Ti Boost now and buy a second one later for SLI, will I be able to play the latest and future games and run visual and sound editing programs? Does Nvidia sell GPU's directly or they just make the chip-set. Also how are the AVGA cards.


I would have "the most likely to fail" last (HDD, SSD, Mobo) and buy the solid stuff first (case, CPU, PSU, RAM, Disk drives and RAM)

Pics of the inside (I've removed the extra drive bay because I am thinking of adding an Arctic GTX Pro cooler to my GPU):




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December 12, 2013 4:05:02 AM

ganon11000 said:
mike1982 said:
ganon11000 said:
mike1982 said:


For the PSU, I am thinking about Corsair or Cool Master.

Should I invest on i7 4770k, is it worth it or should I invest on the mobo which is future ready? If so what model should I go with?

Does the Phantom 410 have leds.

Should I go with the same GPU or can you recommend any other card. (I would like an already overclocked GPU) Also if I get a second GPU later, will I get the power of both the cards or is it only for dual monitors.

I want a good Blu-ray and a DVD drive, which brand should I go for.

Should I invest on a SSD. If so what is the purpose of it, is it only for the OS and Programs.

Should I stay with Win 7 Ultimate or go for Win 8



1. Go corsair over cooler-master any day! (I would recommend XFX because there made by SeaSonic)

2. if you want a Haswell invest in a 4770K, there is no future upgradability guarantees and you can't overclock a haswell as much as an ivy bridge.

3. Here is mine (Ignore the yellow fan)



4. SLI / Crossfire is not 2X but I believe about 1.75X. The 770 is good, the best out there is a 780 ti.

5. Pioneer, LG or samsung make good optical drives.

6. A SSD is a HDD that uses no moving parts making it many times faster (HDDs average at 18ms to fin a file, a SSD takes 0.1ms). use these as you would a HDD. The only issue is their smaller capacity over hard drives which is why people use the SSD for the OS and programs and the HDD for games and backups.

7. I prefer windows 7 but windows 8 is also not bad. depends on if you like the touch interface. Apparently windows 7 is better than windows 8 at gaming by 1-3 FPS.


Loving the Phantom 410. Can you upload a pic with the case opened?

I am getting a rough picture of what I am going buy. I will be buying them on a monthly bases. I have Rs.50,000 now, on what should I invest. The CPU, MOBO and GPU are for last. Should I wait for the discount sales to begin.

I just want a suggestion if I go for a GTX 650Ti Boost now and buy a second one later for SLI, will I be able to play the latest and future games and run visual and sound editing programs? Does Nvidia sell GPU's directly or they just make the chip-set. Also how are the AVGA cards.


I would have "the most likely to fail" last (HDD, SSD, Mobo) and buy the solid stuff first (case, CPU, PSU, RAM, Disk drives and RAM)

Pics of the inside (I've removed the extra drive bay because I am thinking of adding an Arctic GTX Pro cooler to my GPU):






Thank you for the pics.

You did not answer my question that if I go for a GTX 650Ti Boost now and buy a second one later for SLI, will I be able to play the latest and future games and run visual and sound editing programs?

The system which I have now (Config mentioned in the beginning) I have been using for the past seven years and I would like to run my new build for a min of 5-6 years.

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December 12, 2013 5:17:08 AM

mike1982 said:


Thank you for the pics.

You did not answer my question that if I go for a GTX 650Ti Boost now and buy a second one later for SLI, will I be able to play the latest and future games and run visual and sound editing programs?

The system which I have now (Config mentioned in the beginning) I have been using for the past seven years and I would like to run my new build for a min of 5-6 years.



It should play the future games in years to come, but obviously not in ultra.
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December 12, 2013 2:22:39 PM

ganon11000 said:
mike1982 said:


Thank you for the pics.

You did not answer my question that if I go for a GTX 650Ti Boost now and buy a second one later for SLI, will I be able to play the latest and future games and run visual and sound editing programs?

The system which I have now (Config mentioned in the beginning) I have been using for the past seven years and I would like to run my new build for a min of 5-6 years.



It should play the future games in years to come, but obviously not in ultra.


Is there any button or software that by a click will overclock the system on its own. I was watching a video on youtube where there is a button on the case and when he press it while playing games it overclocked the entire system own its own, after playing he again clicked on the button and system came back to normal and he started using some programs.

I am kind of scared that I might burn the system if I try to overclock on my own and I have never overclocked in my life.

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December 13, 2013 8:05:00 AM

mike1982 said:

Is there any button or software that by a click will overclock the system on its own. I was watching a video on youtube where there is a button on the case and when he press it while playing games it overclocked the entire system own its own, after playing he again clicked on the button and system came back to normal and he started using some programs.

I am kind of scared that I might burn the system if I try to overclock on my own and I have never overclocked in my life.



Overclocking is 98% safe, the only risk is data corruption. Overvolting is dangerous as should be done with much caution. If you follow overclocking guides for your chosen CPU you will be fine.
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