First time builder 1000-1300$

Hello,


System Usage from Most to Least Important:1.Gaming ,2.Surfing ,3.HD movie viewing

Country of Origin:India

Overclocking:mostly no

SLI or Crossfire:maybe

Monitor Resolution:1920*1080



COOLER MASTER HAF 922 $99.98

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W $89.99

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s $174.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $174.99

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V REV.W with ACK-I5361 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler $44.96

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) GV-N560OC-1GI Video Card $249.99

LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 $16.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders $99.99

Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor $299.99

Asus VE248H 24" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers $209.99

Grand Total: $1,461.86


From what i have read, the hyper threading feature of i7 processors do not really improve the quality of gaming.could someone please suggest an i5 processor (at considerably less cost) and a compatible mobo.

thank you.
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  1. Hi, im from india too
    I can tell you prices from around Delhi, so its easier to relate
    Website used : http://www.smcinternational.in/
    http://www.techenclave.com/pc-buying-advice/techenclave-indian-technology-community-pc-buying-178097.html

    Intel Build:
    CPU: i5-760 http://bit.ly/fh1J16

    Mobo: MSI P55-GD65 http://bit.ly/fd4uVj
    (Has 2 pci-e slots for future SLi, if you don't plan to then u could take http://bit.ly/gX2r9g)

    PSU: 650W Cooler Master or 850 W if you are planning to SLi

    GPU: MSI 470 TWIN FROZER http://bit.ly/egORxN

    Case:Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Cabinet http://bit.ly/if1yU2

    Memory: 4 GB @ 1600 mhz http://bit.ly/hw8jHc


    AMD Build ( Cheaper and more cost effective)

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T http://bit.ly/ghtoS6

    Mobo: MSI 890GXM-G65 http://bit.ly/iiOxOw (CrossfireX Ready) or Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H http://bit.ly/fFfdWo ( If you don't want crossfireX)

    GPU: MSI R 6950 2GB http://bit.ly/fUpNSF

    Case: Same as above

    PSU: Same as above

    Memory: Same as above

    CPU cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Which is for about Rs.1900 ( Its good for overclocking your cpu)

    You can mix and match the GPUs in the 2 sets, but remember, AM3 mobos don't support SLI ( There are some mobo's but i haven't seen them in india)
    Taking Dual pci-e slot mobos are good because you can pick up the cards for a cheaper price later and get a performance boost, instead of buying another expensive one.
    You didn't specify your budget,so i was going with 50k budget

    Personally my build is Phenom x6 1090T with a gtx 470 and it costed me about 50k
    AMD 6950 also released soon after my build and is an eye candy, plus its close to the price of the gtx 470 (15-16k). Let me know if u want more details.

    Edit: I haven't seen gtx 560 in India yet, unless you are willing to wait.
    A good monitor is the 20 inch Samsung LCD available for Rs.6500
    you don't need 12 GB RAM, 4GB is more than enough.
    Unless you really want a cracker performance go for i7, but if you are going for general purpose gaming and internet surfing, go for an i5 or AMD Phenom x4.
    Intel i7 + Motherboard = Rs. 26,000
    Phenom x6 1090T + Motherboard= Rs 16,000
    I bet u can see the difference
  2. Hello rooney10;
    i5-760 CPU and a good P-55 1156 motherboard like GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 for a single video card or ASUS P7P55D-E Pro for 2 video cards in CrossfireX or SLI.
    Chose a dual channel RAM kit (2GBx2 or 4GBx2) to match the motherboard.

    If you plan on using 2x GTX 560 Ti in SLI you probably want to bump up the size of the PSU one notch to 750W. Otherwise 650W will be plenty for a single video card with CPU and GPU overclocking.
  3. sync_nine said:
    Hi, im from india too
    I can tell you prices from around Delhi, so its easier to relate
    Website used : http://www.smcinternational.in/
    http://www.techenclave.com/pc-buying-advice/techenclave-indian-technology-community-pc-buying-178097.html

    Intel Build:
    CPU: i5-760 http://bit.ly/fh1J16

    Mobo: MSI P55-GD65 http://bit.ly/fd4uVj
    (Has 2 pci-e slots for future SLi, if you don't plan to then u could take http://bit.ly/gX2r9g)

    PSU: 650W Cooler Master or 850 W if you are planning to SLi

    GPU: MSI 470 TWIN FROZER http://bit.ly/egORxN

    Case:Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Cabinet http://bit.ly/if1yU2

    Memory: 4 GB @ 1600 mhz http://bit.ly/hw8jHc


    AMD Build ( Cheaper and more cost effective)

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T http://bit.ly/ghtoS6

    Mobo: MSI 890GXM-G65 http://bit.ly/iiOxOw (CrossfireX Ready) or Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H http://bit.ly/fFfdWo ( If you don't want crossfireX)

    GPU: MSI R 6950 2GB http://bit.ly/fUpNSF

    Case: Same as above

    PSU: Same as above

    Memory: Same as above

    CPU cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Which is for about Rs.1900 ( Its good for overclocking your cpu)

    You can mix and match the GPUs in the 2 sets, but remember, AM3 mobos don't support SLI ( There are some mobo's but i haven't seen them in india)
    Taking Dual pci-e slot mobos are good because you can pick up the cards for a cheaper price later and get a performance boost, instead of buying another expensive one.
    You didn't specify your budget,so i was going with 50k budget

    Personally my build is Phenom x6 1090T with a gtx 470 and it costed me about 50k
    AMD 6950 also released soon after my build and is an eye candy, plus its close to the price of the gtx 470 (15-16k). Let me know if u want more details.

    Edit: I haven't seen gtx 560 in India yet, unless you are willing to wait.
    A good monitor is the 20 inch Samsung LCD available for Rs.6500
    you don't need 12 GB RAM, 4GB is more than enough.
    Unless you really want a cracker performance go for i7, but if you are going for general purpose gaming and internet surfing, go for an i5 or AMD Phenom x4.
    Intel i7 + Motherboard = Rs. 26,000
    Phenom x6 1090T + Motherboard= Rs 16,000
    I bet u can see the difference



    i agree with your comments on the ram<will buy an 8Gb ram DDR3>.however the i5 2500k, i most definitely wait and buy because hyper threading is unnecessary for gaming purposes and also i pretty sure i want a 24" monitor
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