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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
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  1. is there a budget?
  2. 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.
  3. Best answer
    ^ 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-advice
  4. Sorry guys..I will keep that in mind..
    Budget is Rs 25,000($450 approx)
  5. 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.
  6. What about the above rig???
    What should I expect..will it give 30 to 40 Fps..??
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case $24.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154094

    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=N82E16813157198

    SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187120

    Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427

    AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103886

    TOSHIBA MK2565GSX 250GB 5400 RPM 8MB 39.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149127

    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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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..
  12. 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?
  13. Netaji Subhash Place,Delhi,India..
    I don't have any experience with online buying here..
  14. How about an actual website address? You know... http://www.
  15. Found the Corsair CMPSU-450CX there, which is only about Rs200 more than the Saga II 500W.
    http://www.lynx-india.com/index.php?productID=14189

    The better PSUs start at about Rs4000, with models like this Seasonic:
    http://www.lynx-india.com/index.php?productID=12650

    Might want to seek out some other merchants, though. Seems someone's always got a better deal than someone else.
  16. I will go with the 450CX??
    And what about the 5670 512MB is enough or 1GB will help the framerates..
  17. The CX series is overrated (literally). See this thread: http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/837679-psa-corsair-cx-series.html. 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.)
  18. Please also suggest a RAM model..
  19. intel fan boy huh? then go with the i3!
    and as for the ram i would go with the Patriot 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220537
  20. so just one last question
    Sapphire HD 5670 512MB or 1GB?
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. Best answer selected by Amit26695.
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