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February 27, 2011 5:40:11 PM

Hi all, am trying to build my first gaming pc on a budget, here is a list of things I have kind of zeroed in (but not adamant that I must choose from this list!!)

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge
Mother Board: Options ->1. Gigabyte P67A-UD3R Sandy Bridge 2.MSI P67A GD55 3.Asus P8H67 M EVO Socket 1155 4. Asus P8H67 M LE 5. Asus P8H67 M Socket 1155 6. Asus P8H67 M PRO Sandy Bridge 7. Gigabyte GA-H67MA-UD2H
Graphics Card: Options -> 1. MSI N460GTX HAWK--Twin frozer II 2.MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozer II/OC 3. Zotac Geforce GTX 460 1GB Graphics Card 4. ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 2GB Graphics Card 5. MSI 5830 Twin Frozr II 7. Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850 - 1GB 8. SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB
Memory: Gskill 6GB 1333 DDR3 Trident Kit
Cabinet: Cooler Master 692 II Plus ADVANCE
Display: Options -> 1. LG M227WA 2. Alienware 21.5" AW2210 OptX Full HD LCD

Other things I could not decided yet are 1. Storage 2. Cooler 3. Power supply. Thre rest I think are not very important for me. My budget is roughly around $1000-$1200, but overshooting a bit I don't mind very much

So please help guys, what do you think of the above, what is the best config for value-for-money/upgradability (say in 2 yrs time). thanks vm

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February 27, 2011 8:36:38 PM

^ +1

As for immediate corrections.

Motherboard, are those all MicroATX? Judging by the case you can use up to ATX, you should add the Asrock Extreme4 P67. It'll leave room for upgrading and OC room (I assume you will if you picked the 2500K). Also it performs just about the same as the P8P67 Pro).

BTW Word of advice, if your getting an unlocked chip, don't get locked motherboards (H67) They don't allow for ocing and most of the time keep you at a micro-atx.

Cards: All those options would work, what would be better than those 460 options is the Asus 6850. On average the 6850 beats out the 460 by 5%, even in dual card (SLI/CF) the 6850 wins out. Just something to be aware of.

Memory: P67/H67 = Dual Channel, not triple channel. Get a Dual channel 4gb kit or 8gb kit.
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February 27, 2011 8:40:53 PM

for GPU strech for the gtx 560 ti, it will pwn at 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 it can be overclocked very far and scales well in SLI

@anzshinobi yes i'm crazy enough to restart this whole 6850 vs. 560 ti thing
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February 28, 2011 5:21:07 AM

joelmartinez said:
Can you fill this entire thing out: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... thx


here is in the format

Approximate Purchase Date: By end of March

Budget Range: upto 1600 (Max INR 75K) - before shipping and exculding peripherals (keyboard/mice/speakers)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (mostly FPS, but will explore a lot), watching movies, limited download from internet (I have a laptop dedicated for internet)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.smcinternational.in/ not the best out there, but the only decent here I guess

Country of Origin: India

Parts Preferences: am slightly inclined for MSI (only becuase they have decent service shops network here)

Overclocking: Yes, but not right now, probably when the components run in properly (hopefully) and I learn good enough how to

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, but again not immediately, probably will add similar cards when prices comes down

Monitor Resolution: preferably 1920x1080 or around that

Additional Comments: have decided the below things, but again am totally flexible, which ever works best in terms of value-for-money and upgradability. Also I could not decide on the 1. Storage 2. Cooler 3. Power supply



Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...

Mother Board:
1. Gigabyte P67A-UD3R Sandy Bridge
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...

2.MSI P67A GD55
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...

Graphics Card:
1. MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozer II/OC
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...

2. SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...

Memory:
1. Gskill Sandy Bridge 4GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 2GB X 2
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...
2. Gskill Sandy Bridge 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 4GB X 2
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...

Cabinet: Cooler Master 692 II Plus ADVANCE
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...

Display:
1. LG M227WA
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...

2. Alienware 21.5" AW2210 OptX Full HD LCD
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?option=com_vir...

this list just tentative (slightly changed after going through the replies). putting all these, am slightly overshooting my budget, is there any way I can get more (or same) for less using some other things. Please advise. Thanks a ton
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February 28, 2011 5:41:09 AM

aznshinobi said:
^ +1

As for immediate corrections.

Motherboard, are those all MicroATX? Judging by the case you can use up to ATX, you should add the Asrock Extreme4 P67. It'll leave room for upgrading and OC room (I assume you will if you picked the 2500K). Also it performs just about the same as the P8P67 Pro).

BTW Word of advice, if your getting an unlocked chip, don't get locked motherboards (H67) They don't allow for ocing and most of the time keep you at a micro-atx.

Cards: All those options would work, what would be better than those 460 options is the Asus 6850. On average the 6850 beats out the 460 by 5%, even in dual card (SLI/CF) the 6850 wins out. Just something to be aware of.

Memory: P67/H67 = Dual Channel, not triple channel. Get a Dual channel 4gb kit or 8gb kit.


I think the 2 I have chosen now is ATX, and both p67, also thanks for pointing out the memory issue, I overlooked that. FOr the cards: my 1st choice is 560GTX, but if I get something at a much cheaper rate without loosing out too much, that's great
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February 28, 2011 11:15:56 PM

Solid board I suppose, the gigabyte, sad that they don't carry Asrocks. Specifically the Extreme4. It's a great board. If it was directly converted from US pricing the Extreme4 P67 would only be 6777 INR.
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