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Need help to get my first high end spec PC build for gaming / music production

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February 21, 2014 4:12:54 AM

Hi, I am looking to build a PC for primarily gaming / audio production.

Although it will be more for audio production & less for gaming ( i dont play too many games, but dont mind playing once in a while), I want to build a PC with high end specs so that i dont need to upgrade it for quite some time.

My budget is approx. 1700 $ at max. Anything lesser would be great. Here are some of my suggestions. Please help me out with specific models / suggestions as i am a NOOB at this.

1) CPU : Intel i7 - 4th gen ...(3770k, 4770k, 4771k, 4820k)

2) RAM : 16 GB (Should i go for 4 x 4 or 2 x 8 ?)

3) Motherboard : No idea. Please help. I need atleast 3 to 4 usb 2.0 slots & atleast 2 usb 3.0 slots

4) Graphic card : Please suggest a good company. I was thinking about the 760 or 770 geforce. 3 gb should suffice imo. Or is 4 gb an overkill ?

5) Storage : 128 GB SSD

3 TB SATA HDD

6) Case / CPU cooler : No idea. Please help.

7) Power supply : Corsair 750W ? Any other suggestion would do. Please help !!

8) Monitor : Any suggestion for a 20 or 22" one.

9) Some good keyboard / mouse for gaming + normal usage

10) Optical drive : One of the good LG ones.


You are welcome to give any other suggestions. Please note, i am a NOOB.

Id like the budget to be within 1500 - 1600 $ ( converts to max. of 100,000 India rupees)

Thank you & cheers.
February 21, 2014 4:21:19 AM

Also, ive seen similar posts like mine about people wanting to get a build done for gaming + music production & ive seen many people suggesting to not go for the current high end spec graphic cards because of the high price difference. Any help or suggestion with this ? Here is some text from another post.

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So yeah 1 GPU is fine, I only use 1 myself.

But there is no need to buy the best unless you want to brag...

Like I built myself a 3000+ euro pc in February guess what GPU I have in it...

Nope not a Titan, nope not a 690, nope not a 780,770 ect.

I have a 660Ti PE... that's it!

Why? Because I am going to purchase a 860 next year so what's the use of buying the most expensive

Look at a few benchmarks with the Titan vs GTX780 - see the difference? Yes it's small, compare the prices, yes it's more than double.

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February 21, 2014 4:24:20 AM

So my question about the GPU is, will the 760, 770 etc. be an overkill for me ? I am not a hardcore gamer but i dont mind playing some high end games once in a while.

Or should i go for something like the 660 Ti / 670 / 680 / 690 ... etc.
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February 21, 2014 4:50:40 AM

CPU: i7-4770 Rs. 20766

RAM: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3-1600 Rs. 13450. Unfortunately, CL9 1.5V is pricey. CL10 will do, though.

Motherboard: Gigabyte H87M-D3H RS. 7466.

Cooler: Intel boxed cooler.

GPU: MSI GTX760 2GB Rs. 20896.

SSD: Samsung 840 120GB Rs. 6900.

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB Rs. 9095.

Case: No idea. Flipkart are all out of stock, and I don't know anywhere else trustworthy in India. Pick something with a couple of front USB 3.0 ports that supports an ATX mobo.

PSU: Antec VP550 Rs. 3975.

Monitor: BenQ GW2255 21.5" FHD RS. 8500.

Keyboard/Mouse: Pick something wired. Beyond there, it's largely up to you. You could also cut some corners to fit a mechanical one in.

ODD: LG GH24NS95/GH24NSB0 DVD Burner Rs. 1007.

That totals to Rs. 91048, if I've typed everything right. Enough to cover a case, keyboard, and mouse.

EDIT: The Titan is a cross between a workstation and gaming card - the 780Ti beats it for less, but all the gaming-oriented cards are useless at compute tasks.

Going for previous generations doesn't usually save you anything. If you think the 760 is overkill (which it probably is, if you don't game much), go for a 750Ti or 270X or something.
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February 21, 2014 5:13:19 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
CPU: i7-4770 Rs. 20766

RAM: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3-1600 Rs. 13450. Unfortunately, CL9 1.5V is pricey. CL10 will do, though.

Motherboard: Gigabyte H87M-D3H RS. 7466.

Cooler: Intel boxed cooler.

GPU: MSI GTX760 2GB Rs. 20896.

SSD: Samsung 840 120GB Rs. 6900.

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB Rs. 9095.

Case: No idea. Flipkart are all out of stock, and I don't know anywhere else trustworthy in India. Pick something with a couple of front USB 3.0 ports that supports an ATX mobo.

PSU: Antec VP550 Rs. 3975.

Monitor: BenQ GW2255 21.5" FHD RS. 8500.

Keyboard/Mouse: Pick something wired. Beyond there, it's largely up to you. You could also cut some corners to fit a mechanical one in.

ODD: LG GH24NS95/GH24NSB0 DVD Burner Rs. 1007.

That totals to Rs. 91048, if I've typed everything right. Enough to cover a case, keyboard, and mouse.

EDIT: The Titan is a cross between a workstation and gaming card - the 780Ti beats it for less, but all the gaming-oriented cards are useless at compute tasks.

Going for previous generations doesn't usually save you anything. If you think the 760 is overkill (which it probably is, if you don't game much), go for a 750Ti or 270X or something.


Thank you for your suggestions bro ! That seems to be quite like what i'd need. Im still unsure on the GPU bit. Thing is, i only games once in a while. Mostly fifa & other sports. But i like to play games like GTA 4 / BF4 / the latest COD once in a while as well. So, question being, will a 2 GB 760 suffice ? And, is a 4 gb one an overkill over a 2 GB one ? What do u think of this one ?

http://www.flipkart.com/galaxy-nvidia-geforce-gtx-760-g...
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February 21, 2014 5:17:48 AM

Don't need 4GB for a single 1080p screen. I'd stick with the MSI one.

2GB 760 should do nicely.
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February 21, 2014 11:28:17 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
Don't need 4GB for a single 1080p screen. I'd stick with the MSI one.

2GB 760 should do nicely.


thanks a lot bro ! that really helped ! im sticking with your recommendations. much appreciated ! cheers !!
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