HELP!!! build my first budget gaming rig.

Hello to everyone,
first of all i live in INDIA :cry: [ where many of the famous brands don't reside :fou: ]

So, i'm on to my first gaming rig within a certain budget i.e. $1700.
i also want it to be somewhat future-proof.
PLEASE don't recommend brands like ass-rock or bio-star,they are not available here. :non:

my rig is almost complete with the following configuration :-

CPU :- Intel core i-3 2100 sandy bridge
GPU :- MSI N560 GTX twin frozer II
RAM :- Corsair 8GB 1333 MHz
HDD :- WD caviar black
Monitor :- ViewSonic 22''
CAB :- Antec Dark Fleet
SMPS :- Corsair GS700 [700W]

i have a few questions in mind :-

1.] suggest a good motherboard which can support sli, usb 3.0, sata 6,etc. [ economical :sol: ]
2.] do i really need a Nvidia nForce northbridge for sli ??
3.] is the SMPS good enough to support sli ???
4.] i have read on the net that a guy added a 9800gt with the GTX460 for dedicated PhysX, if possible what is the best card for the job ???

i'm not really into overclocking but i can & i will if certain games cry for it. :sol:
my main concern is the mobo, please suggest a good one ...

Thanks in advance to every one, three cheers for tom's hardware!!!!!! :hello:
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  1. 1. Is the P8P67 Pro available? Here's the newegg link just for reference.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131703
    2. Nope
    3. Should be, but you'd be short two PCI-e connectors - I'd spring for a Corsair TX750 V2
    4. You shouldn't need a dedicated PhysX card.

    Your system looks pretty nice overall.

    Some general questions: what resolution is the monitor and what games will you be playing?
  2. Thanks for the mobo, just found it on bitfang.

    Btw the monitor is a 22" w/ 1920x1080 res. About the gaming res i will crank it up untill the game allows me to like mont's res.

    Can the mobo sli with 16x 16x speed or what ?

    Does newegg ship to india ?

    Again a big thanks !!!
  3. No, unfortunately Newegg does not ship to India :(. For the mobo it supports x8/x8, but that is fine for dual 560s, it has minimal impact even on the highest end cards.
  4. jbakerlent said:
    No, unfortunately Newegg does not ship to India :(. For the mobo it supports x8/x8, but that is fine for dual 560s, it has minimal impact even on the highest end cards.



    THANKS once again for the info on x8/x8,
    BTW noob question :- how do i close [solved] this thread ??? :pt1cable:

    i'm also thinking of adding a ssd, :sol:
    see u at the ssd section ..... :hello:
  5. No problem, to mark it solved click the button in the bottom right of any of the posts that says "Select as best answer."
  6. asura_the_maniac said:


    i'm not really into overclocking but i can & i will if certain games cry for it. :sol:
    my main concern is the mobo, please suggest a good one ...


    U cant really overclock that processor
    For a budget like this shouldn't u be able to squeeze in a i5 2500K Easily?

    SSDs dont help game performance. The i5 on the other hand should give huge performance difference compared to i3 and should last u a lot longer.

    Good Luck.
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