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Gaming build for 750$ advice needed.

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April 5, 2011 8:43:50 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week


Budget Range:700-800


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming ,movies hd,surfing and a resposive fast pc.

Parts Not Required: keyboard,mouse,hdd,dvd-drive,speakers.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts:ebay.in


Country of Origin: India


Parts Preferences:cpu from intel and gpu from nvidia.intel fanboy and nvidia just for blackops in 3d for future.


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire:in near future.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Parts Already Selected:intel core i5 2500k,nvidia gtx 560ti amp! at 950 mhz ocd.4 gb coirsair 133e mhz ddr3 ram.

Please sujjest me a mobo with 1155 socket,preferbly p67 chipset but not nessory,2x x16 pcie for future sli or crossfire.Also sujjest a psu may be 750 watt .
thnx
April 6, 2011 1:03:23 AM

Corsair or Antec EarthWatts PSU ...

Look for a GTX460 GPU ( ONE GB VERSION ONLY !!! *NOT* LESS!) ...

I am pretty sure it will beat the 560Ti for less ... check and see.

anandtech prolly has bench comparisons.

Can't really help with a mobo recommendation BUT ... DO READ all the owner reviews, on newegg ... Sort them from worst to best and look for complaints that "concur". ASUS/GIGABYTE *first pick) ... MSI/ASROCK/EVGA ... next best (as a general rule of thumb).

The reviews, if properly vetted, are very helpful/useful .... ignore obvious newbs/idiots.

April 6, 2011 2:42:44 AM

Alvin Smith said:
Look for a GTX460 GPU ( ONE GB VERSION ONLY !!! *NOT* LESS!) ...

I am pretty sure it will beat the 560Ti for less ... check and see.


No. The 560 ti is in the 470 and 6950 range. The 560 ti handily beats a 460. If you are spending ~$250 on a GPU then the 560 ti is a good choice. If you wanted to step up from that the 570 gtx is amazing and around $330. Although I'd probably save the money for another 560 ti to SLI them. 2 560 tis should destroy any game out there right now.

You definitely want a P67 type board because it allows the full OC of a 2500k. I really like this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130582. 4x sata II, 2x sata III, SLI x8, 8x USB 2, 2x USB 3. 2 video cards will probably take out one PCI and one PCI-e expansion slot but not many people use those anymore.

As for power supplies I like antec so I suggest: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371022. You won't really need all those W until you SLI and you might get away with a 600-650W supply, but better safe than have to replace later. Good luck!
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April 6, 2011 2:58:54 AM

I'm in a very similar boat as the OP, and my budget is actually up to $850. Only difference between my build and his, is that I need a HDD, and he doesn't. I honestly don't know how he's going to fit all this into his budget price. I tried to figure out a build that focuses on getting good parts for the cheapest possible price, and my total came to $1036, which is obviously, $186 over my budget, and my budget is quite a bit higher then his. I just don't see how he's going to pull this off. I think he either needs to up his budget, or maybe go with a more entry level GPU (under $100), just as a temporary stop-gap solution. Even then it's going to be hard.
April 6, 2011 3:17:00 AM

I dunno prices in india, but I'll offer this as a suggestion:

i5-2500 ($210)
AS Rock H61M/U3S3: ($80)
8 GB DDR3 ($80)
HD 6850: ($180)
Case to taste: ($50)
1 TB HDD ($65)
450W 80+: ($50) (Wattage can vary, min 24 amps on the 12v rail)
DVD Burner: ($20)
about $735
April 6, 2011 3:26:43 AM

Don't feel bad, LarryJones1, there is nothing wrong with grabbing a i5-2400 and a cheaper motherboard and probably saving over $100. If anything do not skimp on the GPU for gaming. You can check out this Tom's review, with a powerful enough GPU even an i3 can run games fine: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-core-i3-2100-phenom-ii-x6-1075t,2859.html

An i5 2500k system really needs around $1000. I know people have done it for less but you're going to have to get a sweet deal on a few of the parts to make it work.
April 6, 2011 1:13:01 PM

hax for all the advices.
@alvin dude gtx 460 is a way behind 560 and i think 560 is a bang for buck.also i will go for corsair psu Cuz i like it more.
thnx
@dyers eve
i am going for p8p67 rev 3.its 200$ here.also it have 1 x16 or 2 x8 sli if i want to upg in future.
i will get 750 for same reason
thnx
@larryjones1
i checked the price from a retailer here thry are for india.
i5 2500k 240$
gtx 560 ti 275$
p8p67 mobo 200$
corsair 1600mhz 4 gb 52$
cooler master 212+ 35$
psu + case will decide
its overbudge but as but i will surely get it .i will write my final purchase with price here.
thnx
p.s. i started with a 650$ buget and now will get a rig for 900¢ lol.
April 6, 2011 1:15:06 PM

good luck. You'll enjoy it.
April 6, 2011 11:22:46 PM

^ Late on some info are we Alvin?

The 560 OC'd = a 570.
The 460 OC'd = 6870

Hardly a comparison.
April 6, 2011 11:24:25 PM

Well, paddle my fannie !
April 9, 2011 9:14:33 PM

Dyers Eve said:

An i5 2500k system really needs around $1000. I know people have done it for less but you're going to have to get a sweet deal on a few of the parts to make it work.


Should be able to do an i5-2500k for around $800-850 with a 560 ti with decent quality budget parts:
i5-2500k $225
560 ti $250
HDD $50
Memory $50
Case $50
Mobo $150
PSU $75

Much cheaper if you find deals/combos:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I... $520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $250

But yes closer to $1000 if you are talking with an OS and/or nothing but top of the line products
April 10, 2011 12:08:59 AM

actually, he's in indonesia
April 10, 2011 4:10:32 AM

imaurer269 said:


i5-2500k $225
560 ti $250
HDD $50
Memory $50
Case $50
Mobo $150
PSU $75




50 bucks for the hard drive? I guess a 500 gig HDD on sale? $50 for the case? after tax and shipping or anything like that? (unfortunately, I'm in California, and I pay tax to newegg and many other places. Spending $50 on the memory doesn't make a lot of sense, because for $80, you can 8 gigs of pretty decent memory when you catch in on the right sale. Power Supply for $75 is pretty hard as well, in terms of getting a decent one for that price shipped. Also, need to spend $30 on a Cooler Master Hyper 212 if you're going to overclock the 2500k.
April 10, 2011 4:58:08 AM

LarryJones1 said:
50 bucks for the hard drive? I guess a 500 gig HDD on sale? $50 for the case? after tax and shipping or anything like that? (unfortunately, I'm in California, and I pay tax to newegg and many other places. Spending $50 on the memory doesn't make a lot of sense, because for $80, you can 8 gigs of pretty decent memory when you catch in on the right sale. Power Supply for $75 is pretty hard as well, in terms of getting a decent one for that price shipped. Also, need to spend $30 on a Cooler Master Hyper 212 if you're going to overclock the 2500k.


HDD $50 one of the best 500GB there is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (not on sale)
Case $55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Yes it is on sale but there is almost always a nice case 50-60 on sale free shipping
4 gigs is plenty for most and tons of options in the $50 dollar range
PSU pretty hard at $75??? Well how about any of these 5: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|17-371-015^17-371-015-S01%2C17-341-016^17-341-016-S01%23%2C17-371-031^17-371-031-TS%2C17-341-039^17-341-039-TS%2C17-139-019^17-139-019-TS

A i5-2500k build can be done for under $1000, I just ordered a SLI GTX 460 x 2, i5-2500k build didn't like the case or psu that came in the combo so ordered a better case and psu and still spent less than $1000.
April 10, 2011 5:03:01 AM

^ Imaurer, Larry is in CA, Tax is pretty expensive down there. It may be 50$ for you, but it's probably 50+tax. If I'm correct it's double Washington which is 9.5, so 19%?

Larry, try not to steal OP but here is a setup for case, HDD, memory.
F3 1TB 60$ no tax I believe since it's Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-H...

Case
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-External-Inte...

Ram
http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-PC3-10666-9-9-9-24-Channe...

Just look to get your stuff mostly on Amazon and others. You'll save since Newegg charges tax for CA residents.
April 10, 2011 5:08:04 AM

Oh my lawd 19%???? Dang I had no clue sales tax got that high its only 6% here in MI. I didn't think sales tax was any higher than 5-10%
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