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Hi,

I live in India and I've decided on these parts for my new rig,

The purpose is gaming (1440x900 res) , watching movies . . .


CPU - Intel Core i3 - 2100 3MB Cache 3.10GHz

Case - Cooler Master Elite Silver 310

GPU - 1. NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX460 1GB DDR5 SONIC EDITION (PALIT)
2. Sapphire ATI Radeon HD6850 1GB DDR5 Help me choose!

PSU - Cooler Master Extreme Power 500W

RAM - Corsair VS2GB1333D3 G 1333Mhz DDR3 2Gb (x2)

MOBO - Im not gonna OC. So i've been looking at these two MOBOs
1. Intel DH61WW
2. Intel DH67BL LGA1155 microATX

If i go with the DH61WW i can get a good deal with the CPU here

I know the DH67BL has USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s which DH61WW lacks. Is USB 3.0 that important? And I'm gonna use only a SATA 3GB/s HDD.

Please help me choose the MOBO and GPU. Im on a budget. I want to get all this ~ Rs30,000 . I already have a HP case. I can skip on the case if my budget is gonna be a problem

Regards.
Have a nice day :bounce:
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  1. Is USB3 important? Only if you buy USB3 peripherals that need the extra speed, like external hard drives and such. It won't make any difference if you only connect stuff like a keyboard and mouse. Besides, you can always add a USB3 card in later.
  2. Thanks a lot for the reply. So my above specs will be sufficient? (mobo DH61WW)
    And help me pick a GPU
  3. GTX460 and 6850 are pretty close in performance. I'd get whatever is cheaper.

    That psu isn't very good, do you have any other choices like antec, corsair, fsp, enermax, seasonic, etc?
  4. USB 3.0 has significant faster data transfer rates over USB 2.0. It is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices. For a new rig, it is nice to have all options intact. This I will recommend you to go for a motherboard which has all the latest features. You can find that Intel board for lesser here -

    www.techshop.in/store/intel-blkdh67bl-motherboard-buy-online-india-p-6956.html
  5. Thank you. Suggest me a good PSU. Why do you think the PSU i chose is bad?
  6. Best answer
    Because it has a very bad efficiency rating. Look for a psu that is at LEAST 80+ (efficiency rating) certified.

    Also the Extreme series is an older model that isn't even made anymore (at least not in US), it's been replaced by the GX series.

    I doubt it actually puts out a REAL 500w.

    I already suggested several brands. Get one that's at least 80+ certified.

    Order:
    >70%
    80+ certified
    80+ bronze certified
    80+ silver certified
    80+ gold certifed
    80+ platinum certified

    The higher the rating the more expensive they are.
  7. Thank you. That was informative. So now i ve picked three power supplies

    Antec EarthWatts EA-430D Green
    Seasonic 400W SS-400-ES

    Corsair CMPSU-430CX 430W

    The first and second are 80+bronze , the third is 80+. Which one do you recommend ?
  8. Personally I'd take the Antec, but the Seasonic is a good unit too.
  9. I wouldn't recommend a 400W power supply -- that's too low, especially since that 460 is overclocked. The 6850 is a bit better on power consumption, but having some headroom is still a good idea.

    I recommend 500W for both.
  10. That' s a low power cpu and low power motherboard. Besides, I recommended the 430w, even though 400w gives him more than 80w of headroom.

    My video card draws more power than that OC 460GTX.
  11. There's a Seasonic 430W available at the same site at a lesser price.

    www.techshop.in/store/seasonic-430w-s12ii430-bronze-ss430gb-active-power-supply-buy-online-india-p-3568.html?cPath=320_194
  12. Best answer selected by gow_online.
  13. And the Sapphire 6850 costs Rs9900
    the Sapphire 6870 costs Rs11300.

    Is the 6870 worth the extra dough ?
  14. Probably not, that seems like a big difference but I have no idea what a Rs is either.

    You can probably just overclock the 6850 to near 6870 levels, just make sure you get a brand with a decent warranty like XFX.
  15. Rs is Rupees. Indian Currency
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