Purchase Date: next week
System Usage: Gaming
Parts not req: keyboard, mouse, cpu, mobo, monitor, speaker, os
Preferred Website for Parts: local vendors
Country of Origin: India
Parts Preferences: Intel + nvidia
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Accessories being re-used (they are lil old and normal... couldn't find any links)
1. Logitech black normal keyboard and mouse
2. Creative 2.1 speaker system
3. Creative HQ 1300 stereo headphones
4. LG Flatron L224WS Monitor 1680x1050
I've already ordered Intel i5-2500K and Asus p8p67 Pro Rev3. I'm planning overclocking in future. I'm happy with my monitor and no plans to buy audio and input devices for the time being.
So, I'm looking for suggestions on RAM, GPU, PSU and case. Corsair is my fallback (the computer market in my city is not all that good, so I need to have an alternate in case...) RAM and Collermaster is fallback casing. But in case of GPU, it's not just an alternate, I'm confused between MSI and ASUS. I think MSI is better for overclocking. Suggestions/opinions please...
I'm planning use my Seagate Barracuda 80gb 7200 HDD from my previous build. Or should I get a new one? What about RAID setup or a SSD? Will getting new HDD/RAID/SSD give me notable performance difference?
And should I get the CPU cooler right away? Or can I wait untill I'm overclocking?
Keyboard, speakers, headphone and monitor from my previous build. Please advice on memory cooler. And is it a good idea to use my 9600GT as physx card in this new build? And i heard about oversized cpu cooler having space issues with memory modules. Am I good with this setup? please advice.
The MSI MOBO seems to be really good. I'm afraid CPU n MOBO are already shipped.. cant change .
I'm buying in India.
Did some google and found that Hyper 212+ provides more cooling and N520 is quieter. Since OC is not my primary concern, I'll stick with the quieter one.
I didnt know about the black/blue/red thing about G.Skill... will sure check it out.
I decided to get an SSD, Corsair F40 Force 40gb as boot drive(lil tight on budget now. 40+ my old 80gb, i've enough space for games. And the machine is only for gaming). i'm planning for a SATA3 SSD in future, may be a 120gb.
Selling 9600 seems to be a good idea, though I dont have any exp on ebay. I can spend the money on SATA3 SSD .
Any thoughts guys...
Also pls advice on memory cooler. Or do i require one?
So my 1600 memory modules dont require a cooler... Thanks for the info.
I agree on the SSD size. As I said I'm lil tight on budget now. They are very costly. Even for the F40 I'm paying like $130. I'll have to settle down on 40gb for now. I'll upgrade it later.
I did a check on the memory as you suggested. I cant find more about it as the vendors dont seem to know much. From what i see, it's CL9 and red...
BTW I've ordered the components. I'll get them on coming monday. Here are the sites i use. http://www.theitdepot.com/ http://www.techshop.in/store/main.php http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php
Online shopping is not so popular in India. People prefer local shops.