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June 27, 2011 9:16:19 AM


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

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

Have a nice day :bounce: 

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a c 107 V Motherboard
June 27, 2011 9:28:49 AM

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.
June 27, 2011 9:43:18 AM

Thanks a lot for the reply. So my above specs will be sufficient? (mobo DH61WW)
And help me pick a GPU
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a b V Motherboard
June 27, 2011 1:05:53 PM

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?
a b V Motherboard
June 27, 2011 2:31:49 PM

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 -
June 27, 2011 4:38:54 PM

Thank you. Suggest me a good PSU. Why do you think the PSU i chose is bad?

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a b V Motherboard
June 27, 2011 8:16:32 PM

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Also the Extreme series is an older model that isn't even made anymore (at least not in US), it's been replaced by the GX series.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

80+ certified
80+ bronze certified
80+ silver certified
80+ gold certifed
80+ platinum certified

The higher the rating the more expensive they are.
a b V Motherboard
June 28, 2011 1:39:03 PM

Personally I'd take the Antec, but the Seasonic is a good unit too.
a c 107 V Motherboard
June 28, 2011 7:00:19 PM

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.
a b V Motherboard
June 29, 2011 1:50:20 PM

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.
June 30, 2011 9:46:05 AM

Best answer selected by gow_online.
June 30, 2011 9:54:13 AM

And the Sapphire 6850 costs Rs9900
the Sapphire 6870 costs Rs11300.

Is the 6870 worth the extra dough ?
a b V Motherboard
June 30, 2011 2:25:06 PM

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.
July 1, 2011 7:44:35 PM

Rs is Rupees. Indian Currency