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July 13, 2010 11:45:35 AM

Hello Guys!! I am new to this community and this is my first question and i hope i will get some answers..
Guys! I want to build a gaming pc as i am tired of those old intel processors...I have no great experience about building a gaming pc...and dont have any idea of overclocking,,what is overclocking and is it beneficial for gaming??
As i live in Pakistan,,prices may differ...
My required specs are:
Intel core i7-980 or core i7-930 if possible or core i5-750
Any nvidia card which supports directx 11 and must serve long atleast 2 years or longer
Any supported motherboard
which ram will be good 3 gb or 4gb?
I leave other components (including dvdrom,casing, etc)and hard disk on you people to decide ,should be atleast 500 gb.
And tell me how long will this pc serve me i wanna play heavy FPS and other games like COD4 MW2,GTA 4,NFS Shift...for long time
And here in pakistan 1$=85.7 Rs
And my budget is Rs50000 to Rs70000(or 583.14 to 816.39)
Are ATI card better than Nvidia??
And last but not the least any amendments will be welcomed....
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July 13, 2010 1:01:20 PM

I couldnt quite squeeze your preferred parts into your Rs70000 budget. Hopefully you can find better prices shopping around.
Or use the alternate suggestions for CPU/MB/Video card which should get you better overall gaming performance.

Core i5-750 Rs 19290
Asus P7H55D-M PRO Rs 11290
Kingston DDR3 RAM 2GB PC1333 2x Rs 9980
HIS HD 5750 1GB video card Rs 15290 (least expensive Nvidia DX 11 video card is GTX 465 Rs 28990)
Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Black Rs 6190
SONY DVD/RW DVD burner Rs 2690
Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500W PSU Rs 4490 Review: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W
Cooler Master Elite 334 case Rs 4890
Total: Rs 74110

Alternate CPU/MB/Video card
AMD Athlon II X3 435 (2.9GHz) Rs 9260
MSI 790GX-G65 AMD 790GX Rs 5782
HIS ATI PCX 5770 1GB video card Rs 17304
Total: Rs 60586




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July 14, 2010 5:08:58 AM


Thanks WR2!! I greatly appreciate your detailed answer
but i still have some questions which are as follows:
1-Is the card you suggested (HIS HD 5750 1GB video card) better than NVIDIA 9800GT and all the less expensive such cards including the ATI ones like GT 240 1GB,XFX ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR5, and can i go with the Asus EAH5770 CUCore/2DI/1GD5, which is a bit expensive than yours?


2-Why did you selected Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Black Rs 6190 when there was Western Digital 800GB AARS Caviar Green 64MB Cache SATA which is only a few hundred expensive and can i go with Western Digital 1000GB EARS Caviar Green 64MB Cache RS 8190,or Western Digital 1500GB EARS Caviar Green SATA 64 MB Cache rs 10490 and all such HD which have little price difference than cavier black 500 GB but have greater space..

3-And if i include the ASUS card in my system will it be much better gaming system and will it last long?...

waiting for your reply....any other suggestions will be welcomed..thanks
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July 14, 2010 7:36:55 AM

1. HD 5750 is superior to 9800GT, GT 240 and HD 5600. It's very close to GTX 260 and HD 4870, depending on the game and resolution. HIS 5770 benchmarks - 18 different games
Asus EAH5770 CUCore you can if you wish to pay the extra - its just a bit faster. But you could also overclock the HiS 5750 yourself. Its easy to do.
Either 5750 HiS or Asus should do well for a long time to come.

2. WD Caviar Black is a higher performance hard disk. WD Caviar Green is a power saving, lower performance model - just higher storage capacity. How much space do you need? You can choose any of those HDDs based on your need for storage. WD Caviar Black is just slightly better in performance. And you can always add more storage later.
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July 14, 2010 7:45:56 AM

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB DDR5 Rs 15990

I think WR2 made excellent choices considering that the prices are different in Pakistan. This is the only change I'd make because the fact is the Radeon HD 4870 actually performs better than the HD 5750 and HD 5770. They might be newer, but they're mid-range cards whereas the 4870 was high-end.

Feel free to look them up on http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

The benchmark numbers might not mean much but once you download their Performance Test 7.0 program you can see what kind of frame rates your current PC is getting as opposed to other computers that were submitted by other users. With that program you can actually search and download specific CPU and video card combos (like the i5 750 & 5770 vs i5 750 & 4870).

As for the hard drive, I think since you gave a specific budget, the one he chose suits your budget. (It runs at 7200 RPM vs the Green Caviar's 5400 RPM).

http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/

Again, Performance Test 7.0 will help you compare hard disk drives too, showing you actual read and write speeds.
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July 14, 2010 7:52:46 AM

I would have suggested the HD 4870 myself if not for the OP specifically asking for a DX 11 video card.
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August 8, 2010 11:12:46 AM

Best answer selected by Shahrukh Khan.
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