Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Gaming build plz help

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 25, 2011 7:55:07 AM

Hey guys...
My cousin is rebuilding his PC n He wants me to decide d parts..plz help me guys..

Uses:-Gaming(RPGs like GTA IV,Assassins Creed 2,FPSs Crysis Warhead,COD MW n NFS series)at 1280X728 ,Youtube videos n other entertainment stuff

OC-No

Xfire or SLI-No

Parts needed-CPU,GPU,PSU,MOBO,RAM n HDD

Dis is wht I have decided

CPU-Intel Core i3 530 2.93Ghz

MOTHERBOARD-Gigabyte- GA-H55M-S2

RAM-4GB[2X2GB] DDR3 1333Mhz

Video Card-Sapphire HD 5670 512MB GDDR5

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB

POWER SUPPLY-FSP Saga II 500 Watts SMPS

I hope dis will deliever 30+ FPS
Plz tell me if this is enough..thanx in advance

More about : gaming build plz

January 25, 2011 8:00:12 AM

is there a budget?
January 25, 2011 8:12:49 AM

Is there English? Maybe it's just me, but all the 'd parts', 'n other', 'dis will' etc. makes it look like you can't be bothered to spend 5 extra seconds to type whole words.
Related resources

Best solution

January 25, 2011 8:26:07 AM
Share

^ That's the level of intelligence all these modern doohickeys we use to text each other, rather than actually speak to each other, have managed to bring about.

Such a PC should deliver the desired results, but I can't help but wonder why the FPS goal is so low... 30FPS is basically the minimum for a game to be considered playable at all. Keep in mind that due to the low resolution of the display, game performance will weigh heavily on the CPU-dependent side.

As has been mentioned, if we know your actual budget, we might be able to create a more powerful PC. See here for info on how to ask for build suggestions: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
January 25, 2011 8:34:59 AM

Sorry guys..I will keep that in mind..
Budget is Rs 25,000($450 approx)
January 25, 2011 9:04:14 AM

Rupees huh? I actually deleted the few bookmarks I had for e-tail sites in India... Sorry.

I have seen quite a few other posters from India, though, so there's definitely help to be found.
January 25, 2011 9:13:30 AM

What about the above rig???
What should I expect..will it give 30 to 40 Fps..??

January 25, 2011 10:06:56 AM

Like I said in my first post, in most games, I believe it will perform well.

As a precaution, you should be aware that at low resolutions, games that are more CPU-dependent may not play great because performance becomes more CPU-dependent as the resolution is decreased, and more GPU-dependent as the resolution increases.

An example would be GTAIV, which is a CPU-heavy game, and a very poorly coded PC port. I wouldn't expect it to play extremely smooth, but you should be able to play and enjoy it.
January 25, 2011 10:14:42 AM

Sorry if my comment seemed harsh, particularly if English isn't your first language...

Anyway, you probably need a better PSU. That one has weak, split 12V rails for starters. If you want to post links to the sites you could order from I'll see if I can find you a good one.
January 25, 2011 10:46:39 AM

APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOSHIBA MK2565GSX 250GB 5400 RPM 8MB 39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

there.... roughly $439.93
this would be a good budget gaming rig! hope you can get these parts for a low price in india. if you get short in cash buy a used hard drive and a pc case for a low price and try to push in a better gpu like the hd 5770 or the gtx 460. and please tell us the resolution you are gaming at? you can kick up the athlon II x3 to a quad core processor by unlocking a hidden core. its up to the builder. hope this helps!
January 25, 2011 10:59:03 AM

Eh.. Used case sure, but I wouldn't buy a used hard drive to save a few bucks (or rupees :) ). You don't know how well used it is, and avoiding the pain of a hard drive crash (even with backups) is worth a lot more than you'll save. Hard drives are cheap these days.
January 25, 2011 11:13:21 AM

So plz suggest a nice 400W PSU I think It would be enough??
Will OC help or shall I buy a 1GB 5670??
And yer English is not my primary language and I am a 14year kid lol..

Thanx..nice build but he is an Intel fanboy I don't know why..
I the seagate is a nice one for it's price and he dosen't need a case..
January 25, 2011 11:38:58 AM

Is Corsair's CMPSU-450CX available over there? Or maybe an Antec Earthwatts 430D?

Maybe you could give us some links to places you're considering getting these parts from so we could browse their selection and pick out parts?
January 25, 2011 12:03:50 PM

Netaji Subhash Place,Delhi,India..
I don't have any experience with online buying here..
January 25, 2011 12:12:12 PM

How about an actual website address? You know... http://www.
January 25, 2011 5:39:29 PM

I will go with the 450CX??
And what about the 5670 512MB is enough or 1GB will help the framerates..
January 25, 2011 8:54:29 PM

The CX series is overrated (literally). See this thread: http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/837679-psa-cors.... It's really more of a 380W.

That said, extreme PSU calculator recommends 300W for your system even with 25% capacitor aging, so it will be fine.

Yes, go for the 430CX. (Note it's 430 not 450.)
January 26, 2011 4:35:29 AM

Please also suggest a RAM model..
January 26, 2011 1:42:44 PM

so just one last question
Sapphire HD 5670 512MB or 1GB?
January 26, 2011 8:57:34 PM

Amit26695 said:
so just one last question
Sapphire HD 5670 512MB or 1GB?


Don't get a 512MB card if you can help it, as it will definitely bottleneck you at even med-high resolutions.
January 27, 2011 7:58:42 AM


CPU-Intel i3 530 2.93Ghz

MOTHERBOARD-Gigabyte- GA-H55M-S2,ASUS P7H55 M LX

RAM-4GB[2X2GB] DDR3 1333Mhz

Video Card-Sapphire HD 5670 1GB GDDR5

PSU-Corsair CMPSU 430CX

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB

PSU-Corsair CMPSU 430CX

THANK U GUYS
January 27, 2011 8:01:02 AM

Best answer selected by Amit26695.
!