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$600 gaming rig, FIRST BUILD NEED ADVICE

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June 19, 2012 2:23:11 PM

Hello everyone,

I am in India and putting together my first build. I have already shortlisted the following components.

1. core i5 2400
2. 1920*1080 LG 20" LED monitor
3. 4 gb corsair DDR3 1333 ram
4. 500GB SATA 7200 rpm Seagate barracuda
5. coolermaster 310 elite cabinet

Prices here are sky high and the above components have spared me about $220 for a mobo, GPU and PSU. I need advice on the following points:

1. Here, there are two mobo's on offer; a PH61 and another PH67. which should I go for and why?
2. Can an HD 6670 deliver playable fps for BF3 on medium settings and how much can i push it?
3. Considering the above config, how do i decide on the psu required?

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June 19, 2012 2:45:01 PM

the 6670 will not be able to play bf3 at 1920x1080 although it will at 720p
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June 19, 2012 3:54:31 PM

dear mercer, any idea how high can i keep the settings at 720p, also would an HD6850 suffice for 1080p?
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June 20, 2012 2:03:30 AM

I would get the 6850 or higher because it will handle 1080 at med to low. I would get a 500w PSU one with SLI/CrossFire ready. The brands you should look at are Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Silver Stone, and some OCZ brands.

I will link you to a list of good PSU's to the worst so you can maybe match one up within your budget. And finally the MOBO the P61 has only one PCIe x 16 slot. Plus it has only room for two sticks of RAM.

The P67 has 4 slots for RAM and it has two PCIe slots x 16 and x 8 I will link you to both of the ones I found. Just in what I have stated should help you in figuring out how to proceed. Good luck to you.

http://www.comx.co.za/PH61-P33B3-MSI-Intel-PH61-P33-B3-...

http://www.comx.co.za/MS-PH67S-C43-MSI-Intel-PH67S-C43-...

PSU list of good to bad Teir 1 = good teir 5 = worst
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
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June 20, 2012 4:22:39 AM

DM186...this helped a lot. thanks mate
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June 20, 2012 3:58:46 PM

Best answer selected by satyamdubey.
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June 21, 2012 12:55:13 AM

satyamdubey said:
Alright, one more thing. I went here
http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index...
and put in the details and this calculated my psu requirement to be 362 Watts. Is this calculation correct? and why should i then go for a 500W psu.

and am sorry bout that previous repost


First off thank you and the 500w is room to grow if you want to add a second card. Plus the prices for the 500w are just about the same for the 400w, and the 450w and in some cases cheaper.

In other words you get more bang for the dollar. I will show you what I mean. Sorry it is a US site newegg but it is a good reference. I hope you see what I am saying and good luck to you.

400w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

450w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

500w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 21, 2012 10:20:30 AM

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