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Need Help Putting Together A Soild - Future Proof Gaming + Video Editing Rig [1,00,000 - 2,00,000]

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May 30, 2014 10:02:13 PM

NOTE : The Amount is NOT in USD... It is in Indian Rupees... :D 

Hey all. Hope you are doing well.

I am a new member here but been using this site for the last couple of months.

I am going to sell my current pc (i3 2100, 8 gig ram, 500gb, P8h61 mobo, gtx560) and get a new one.

I am hoping to get a Macbook Air as well for work. (Love the battery + portability) But I still haven't decided yet. Need some suggestions.

Now, back to the point... Here are the details :

Country/Location : Kerala, India

Approximate Purchase Date
: e.g.: 60 days.

Budget Range
: - Rs. 1,00,000 if I Am Getting A Mac - $2,00,000 If I Am Not.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Multi Monitor Gaming, Gaming, Gaming, Simple Video Editing, Photo Editing, Browsing, Web Based Apps, Wordpress)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes - 2x Dell S2240L 21.5 inch LED

Parts to Upgrade - Not Upgrading... Starting from scratch.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes - Which one?

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Flipkart.com, SnapDeal.com, TheITDepot.com, NewsEgg... Doesn't actually matter because I will be getting them offline.

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, nVidia Graphics Card (unless there is a reason to change)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe - Not sure.

Your Monitor Resolution: Dual Monitor. Not sure about resolution.

Additional Comments: I'd like it to run everything I throw at it. Play high end games on dual monitors and do simple video editing. (Like editing after effects project files etc. )

Also, i would like to have 16 gigs of ram, AT LEAST 2 Gig GFX MEMORY, a Super Fast SSD with 256 Gig storage.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I love putting together new rigs :D . Been a long long time since i built one.


Also, Should I get a mac? (then my budget will be 1,00,000) or should I not? (Budget will be 2,00,000).

Help me build a MONSTER :D .

In short... I want a monster which boots in seconds... runs smoothly... munches everything i throw at it and will keep doing all this for the next 2 years :) .

Hope you get my point. (I am still freakin confused about the mac).
May 30, 2014 10:17:30 PM

No such thing as future proof, processor power doubles per $ every 40 months and motherboards only last 6 years.
buy the minimum you need now and rebuild in 54 months.
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May 30, 2014 10:22:33 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.SNIPER 5 EATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($679.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($187.04 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($60.97 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell S2240L 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($193.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell S2240L 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($193.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2561.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-31 01:33 EDT-0400)

Macs are too expensive imo , just get an ultrabook instead it should be enough
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May 30, 2014 11:20:53 PM

Love your suggestions...

Check out my flipkart wishlist for the Rates in INR.. and let me know what you think.

http://www.flipkart.com/wishlist/thalazywebmaster-8703

My only concern is that I will have to bust out almost $900 for the GPU. Should I go for it? Is It Worth it?

Also, check out the motherboard. It's close to $700. I think the GPU and the Motherboards are a bit over priced.

Are there any alternatives? I don't mind paying $900 for a Graphics Card (if it's not an over-kill for the price) but I think $700 for a mobo is a bit too too high lol.

Let me know what you guys think.
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May 30, 2014 11:32:26 PM

Should have given us the price in INR. not in USD
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May 30, 2014 11:38:43 PM

andrei65 said:
Should have given us the price in INR. not in USD


Sorry mate. Just updated the thread. Any help regarding the GPU and Motherboard would be awesome.

The rest all looks fine.
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May 30, 2014 11:47:02 PM

Ok give me a sec
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May 31, 2014 12:04:20 AM
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May 31, 2014 12:22:43 AM

Thank you andrei. I think you strongly recommend that i go with the 55,000 GTX 780 Ti ?

BTW. Only 1x Corsair 8 gb?

Can you help me pick a case from : http://www.theitdepot.com/products-Computer+Cabinets_C5... with good cable management?

Thanks a bunch.

Sam.
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May 31, 2014 12:27:37 AM

Yeah , i don't have any experience with Zotac , that's why i do .
1x8GB of ram so you can upgrade to 16gb later as you're gonna do video editing .
Corsair 450D
http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Corsair+Obsidian+Seri...
It has extremely good airflow and good cable management :) 
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May 31, 2014 12:47:46 AM

Understood. Thanks andrei.

The nVidia GTX 780 Ti is all good with Dual/Triple monitors right?
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May 31, 2014 12:52:45 AM

Both 780 and 780 ti are good for dual and triple monitor setups , even a 660 could do it lol :) 
But !
If you're gonna get two monitors , you can only do gaming on one and use the second one for multimedia , otherwise playing on two monitors would be horrible
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May 31, 2014 1:17:27 AM

Awesome. Thank you so much.

To sum it up...

Dual Monitor Setup (Haven't decided the brands YET)
MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Motherboard
Intel 3.4 GHz LGA 1150 4670K i5 4th Generation Processor
MSI NVIDIA GTX 780Ti Gaming 3G 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM
Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB Desktop & Laptop Internal Hard Drive
Seasonic S12G-750 750 Watts PSU
Noctua NH-D14
Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1 SL OEM 64 bit

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May 31, 2014 1:26:46 AM

Looks OK .
Are you gonna use both monitor to game like you would be gaming on one screen or one for multimedia one for games ?
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May 31, 2014 6:02:30 AM

andrei65 said:
Looks OK .
Are you gonna use both monitor to game like you would be gaming on one screen or one for multimedia one for games ?


both monitor to game like you would be gaming on one screen.

By the way, can you let me know why you recommended the i5 over the i7 4770k?

Sam.
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May 31, 2014 6:59:03 AM

then i highly recommend you to get three screens , because if you're gonna play fps's on two screens the character would be kinda cut as it would be in the middle and you won't be able to see everything correctly
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May 31, 2014 7:54:50 PM

andrei65 said:
then i highly recommend you to get three screens , because if you're gonna play fps's on two screens the character would be kinda cut as it would be in the middle and you won't be able to see everything correctly


Exactly what I was thinking. One gtx 780 ti can support triple display gaming right?

Sam.
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