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April 26, 2011 8:47:08 AM

Approximate Purchase Date:in a month

Budget Range:50,000Rs(approx 1000$)

System Usage from Most Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for parts: www.theitdepot.com , www.theitwares.com , www.techshop.in

Country of Origin:INDIA

Parts Preferences: I would like to use (HD6950 2048MB or GTX 560 Ti) with a 22" LCD)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments: ( I would like a quiet PC without any issues )
Please suggest me parts (as I am on tight budget)

cpu:
Intel Core i3-2100
or
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus

Motherboards :
need help here

Memory:
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Power Supplies :
SeaSonic SS-750JS 750W 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Cases :
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
or
Antec 900 2

CPU Coolers:
need help here

Hard drives :
Seagate Barracuda ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA Hard Drive

Optical drives:
LG 24X Sata Internal DVD Writer - GH24





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April 26, 2011 4:42:53 PM

I'd go with the i3 because it smokes even a faster clocked Phenom II X4 in gaming and it has a better upgrade path than AM3 does. Plus it only uses half the watts.

You don't want a 6gb memory kit. You need a dual channel memory kit (1.5v) for either of those systems. 2x2GB or 2x4GB, not 3x2GB.

H61 mobos can be had for around $60. You don't need a 750w psu. A good 500w is more than enough.
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April 26, 2011 4:54:21 PM

If you choose AMD dont buy triple channel ram as it can only utilize dual channel. For a $1000 (US) budget I would think that you could at least get a intel i5 2500K which seems to be the best gaming option out currently. Also if you want a quite PC, a HD 6950 might be loud and the HD 6850 would be plenty of gpu power for a single 22" LCD. Since your build date isn't for another month you might consider waiting a little longer (1 extra month) to see how AMD's next line of processors do in comparison to Intel's current line. If I were buying today I would have to go with Intel even for a budget build.
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April 26, 2011 4:56:56 PM

I agree with all of the above and reccomend the GTX 560Ti and the Antec 902. I have heard many good things about the MSI GTX 560Ti in particular and i have the Antec 902 myself and its a great case. Advantages are controllable fans so you can be very quiet then turn them up for gaming if you want and the other main advantage is the exceptional build quality and airflow. It's built like a tank. If i had to think of any disadvantages i'd say the cable management is good but not that great (But fine with a modular PSU) and it doesnt fit the really huge GPU's like the HD 6990 etc.
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April 26, 2011 6:17:17 PM

mlcaouette said:
If you choose AMD dont buy triple channel ram as it can only utilize dual channel. For a $1000 (US) budget I would think that you could at least get a intel i5 2500K which seems to be the best gaming option out currently. Also if you want a quite PC, a HD 6950 might be loud and the HD 6850 would be plenty of gpu power for a single 22" LCD. Since your build date isn't for another month you might consider waiting a little longer (1 extra month) to see how AMD's next line of processors do in comparison to Intel's current line. If I were buying today I would have to go with Intel even for a budget build.

Only 1366 currently has triple channel memory support. 1155 is dual channel as well.
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April 27, 2011 2:08:35 PM

lots of thanks everyone for your help.

Which one should i choose
HD6950 2048MB or GTX 560 Ti or hd 6850
I will use 22inch screen at 1920x1080
i mostly play 1st person shooter games(cod,cs1.6,etc) and racing(nfs)
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April 27, 2011 2:18:33 PM

thank you for your help.
sorry, i'm not talking about US budget :non:  .
mlcaouette said:
If you choose AMD dont buy triple channel ram as it can only utilize dual channel. For a $1000 (US) budget I would think that you could at least get a intel i5 2500K which seems to be the best gaming option out currently. Also if you want a quite PC, a HD 6950 might be loud and the HD 6850 would be plenty of gpu power for a single 22" LCD. Since your build date isn't for another month you might consider waiting a little longer (1 extra month) to see how AMD's next line of processors do in comparison to Intel's current line. If I were buying today I would have to go with Intel even for a budget build.

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April 27, 2011 2:32:29 PM

The MSI GTX 560Ti is a great card, I'm very happy with it. For CPU coolers, you can't go wrong with the CM Hyper-212...it's relatively cheap, and with an extra fan on it in a push-pull configuration, you'll get good temperatures.

I second the comment on the RAM - 4GB will be enough, especially if you're on a budget.

The CPU and motherboard are worth taking some consideration over. If your 'maybe' with regards to OCing will become a 'yes', the i5-2500K would be good as well as a motherboard that has decent OC options. Unfortunately, this may take the build outwith your price range...if you're happy not OCing, then you can get a cheaper processor. Intel is the market leader right now, and have some offering that will future-proof your rig reasonably well. However, you could also go for an AMD processor...not as flexible in the long run, but perhaps better for the budget.
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April 27, 2011 4:32:33 PM

thanks will go for 4gb and cooler will it fit 900 2.
i wil try learn ocing can u sugget on how to's'
what about i3?
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diellur said:
The MSI GTX 560Ti is a great card, I'm very happy with it. For CPU coolers, you can't go wrong with the CM Hyper-212...it's relatively cheap, and with an extra fan on it in a push-pull configuration, you'll get good temperatures.

I second the comment on the RAM - 4GB will be enough, especially if you're on a budget.

The CPU and motherboard are worth taking some consideration over. If your 'maybe' with regards to OCing will become a 'yes', the i5-2500K would be good as well as a motherboard that has decent OC options. Unfortunately, this may take the build outwith your price range...if you're happy not OCing, then you can get a cheaper processor. Intel is the market leader right now, and have some offering that will future-proof your rig reasonably well. However, you could also go for an AMD processor...not as flexible in the long run, but perhaps better for the budget.

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May 4, 2011 6:12:04 AM

buddy i made a core i3 2100 system for a cousin on a budget of Rs.25000.
true it did not have a graphics card but rest of the build was good quality. I even got to add in Intel Dh67BL-B3 mobo + 4GB DDr3 Kingston ram, 21" Dell LED. Circle basic cabinet.
if you are going for a Rs 50000 budget I would suggest that you buy Core i5 2500K or at the very least Core i5 2400. (available for Rs. 9300 from SMCinternational.in)
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...

this is a good choice for mobo...
and this should fit in for ur graphics need for 2 years or so.

http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...

as for PSU if you are waiting for another 15 -20 days then look out for Seasonic X560 or X650. the distrubutor expects these two to be available by may end. and both of them are more then enough for the setup u r planning.
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May 5, 2011 6:58:33 AM

thanks a lot for the useful reply and the info.
can you suggest me a case and fans please.
Also can you tell me approx cost of Seasonic X650
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May 15, 2011 4:41:48 PM

Best answer selected by sasikanth8.
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May 16, 2011 5:42:01 AM

Sasi, where do you stay? here in India?

for power supply i am afraid that sea-sonic is still no go. the distributor is still not willing to commit on it.
for case i suggest to look into NZXT Gamma (around 2200) or Coolermaster Elite 430 RC is also a good one for mid budget. if you are looking for something around rs. 5000 + then there are much more choices available. CM HAF series is very well reviewed.

case fans you can search ebay.com or call up rahul from ITwares. noctua fans are reported to be good, and they are available. search for a yate loon fans, they are the best.
CPU cooler: if you are looking for cheap but good then get Cooler master 212+ .available for around 1900. or you can look to liquid cooling solution with corsair H50 or H70. ( INR 3600 to 5500)

also if you have not yet bought the system, then wait for Intel Z68 to be available.. they are already released in the US market , so should be available by next week or so. unless you are going for P67 mobos.

also one more website for you




sasikanth8 said:
thanks a lot for the useful reply and the info.
can you suggest me a case and fans please.
Also can you tell me approx cost of Seasonic X650
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July 28, 2011 6:12:08 AM

After hell lot of research and speculation about prices for over a month, came to a conclusion and assembled my PC yest :) 

i5 2500k 3.3Ghz
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
Corsair XMS3 2*4GB DDR3 RAM
Cooler Master Elite 430
SEASONIC 750W POWER SUPPLY 80+ CERTIFIED (SS750JS)
Existing 1TB Seagate HDD (7200rpm)
Existing LG DVD+-RW

Approx cost : INR 40K
It just works great, absolutely no noise and I was able to install win 7 in 12mins flat :bounce: 



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July 28, 2011 6:51:04 AM

can you give cost breakup and the place where you shop?
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July 29, 2011 4:24:19 AM

I stay in Bangalore, India and purchased form SP road:


i5 2500k 3.3Ghz : 9800+5% tax
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO : 13000 + 5% tax
Corsair XMS3 2*4GB DDR3 RAM : 3200+5% tax
Cooler Master Elite 430 : 2500 + 5% tax
SEASONIC 750W POWER SUPPLY 80+ CERTIFIED (SS750JS) 6000 + 5% tax
Existing 1TB Seagate HDD (7200rpm) (< 3000)
Existing LG DVD+-RW (< 1000)

Golchha computers is good for Mobo, PSU & processor, Anand computers is good for RAM, Cabiner, HDD & DVD+-RW.

Hope the details help!

BTW installed Lightroom 3.3 and it is reallyyyyyyy fast :D 
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