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May 19, 2011 7:59:59 AM

okie....

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a b B Homebuilt system
May 19, 2011 8:09:35 AM

The only difference I see between the two RAM sets you were considering is:
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
Is one 4GB stick, while the other is two 2GB sticks. (Strangely it's the opposite of what the pictures show...) I would get the 2x2GB set, and yes for those games 4GB should be fine. What resolution do you plan to use? I don't see a graphics card in that list, do you already have one?

Edit: typo
May 19, 2011 9:01:35 AM

- reuse your memory to save cash.
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rs. 3,450.00

http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
Biostar TA790GXE 128M Motherboard Rs. 5,100.00 crossfire, ddr2 memory.

http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
no crossfire, ddr2 board, Biostar A780L Rs. 2,700.00

http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
Asus hd 5870, Rs. 12,750.00 Its a 1600 shader card, maybe ditching crossfire is cheaper?

The sandybridge i5/i7 quad seems expensive there.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 19, 2011 9:08:03 AM

^ Yes, but that 440 wouldn't be a huge upgrade over the C2D. I think we need a budget to narrow down the options some more.
May 19, 2011 4:23:22 PM

@OP:whats your budget.?
Also why you are going for P67 mobo while you are thinking of i5 2400...IMO H67 makes more sense here.
If you are going to overclock then go for i5 2500k+P67 mobo that will be great.
May 20, 2011 5:32:22 PM

Hi all,

Thanx for your inputs the last time around...

I am planning to upgrade. These are my current specs:
CPU: Intel E6400 @ 2.13 Ghtz
Mobo: Intel D946GZIS
RAM: 2GB Transcend @ 800 mhtz

HDD: Seagate - SATA - 1TB + 250GB
GPU: Gigabyte HD4870 1GB DDR5
PSU: Corsair 750TX 750W
MONITOR: BenQ G2420HD 24"

I use my PC mainly for gaming, surfing,office use and watching movies.I only plan to change myCPU, Mobo, RAM and cabinet at this point of time.

The games i play: F12010, PES 2011, FIFA 2011 and all FPS games (COD, Homefront etc.....)

OC'ing is not important but I am willing to Oc a little bit on stock cooler and would like to crossfire, maybe after a year...

This is what i have planned (items marked above in red is going to be upgraded now):

CPU: btw, should i go for i5-2500K instead or stay with i5-2400 along with a cheaper H67 mobo than the ones i have listed below?
Intel Core i5-2400 3.10GHz Processor
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
or
Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...


Mobo:
Asus P8P67 B3 Revision Motherboard
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
or
Asus P8P67 PRO B3 Revision Motherboard
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
or
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R-B3
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
or
Asus P8P67 Socket 1155
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...


RAM: is 4gb enuf or should i go for 8gb?
G-skill F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
or
Gskil F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
or
Gskill F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
or
Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
or
any of these 4GB x2
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?option=com_vir...


Cabinet:
Coolermaster RC-430-KWN1 Chassis
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
or
Cooler Master Elite 430 with Side Window
http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.prod...

CPU cooler:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus


Please help me choose. Are my choices ok or do i need to change anything. I am from India and buy my stuff from www.primeabgb.com

Awaiting your inputs,

Thnx in advance,

dNA
a b B Homebuilt system
May 20, 2011 9:19:57 PM

If you're just thinking about a small, stock HSF overclock, I would just get the 2400 and not overclock at all (save a few bucks).
You'll want this mobo for crossfire
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
For gaming 4GB is fine, it doesn't matter too much which of those sets you choose.
May 21, 2011 7:53:24 AM

thnx 4 ur input....

how big is the actual difference, frame rate wise, between running 1 card at 16x other at 4X as compared to running both at 8X, which is what this mobo will do i suppose...?
May 21, 2011 8:01:31 AM

Like what jbaker said 4gb is fine, but theres been a very nice drop in price for Memory as a whole. People just grab the 8GB.

If you are getting that CM 212 Plus cooler might as well get the K series and juice it out.

For the case I suggest
https://store.bitfenix.com/chassis?product_id=56
I don't know if they sell that in India, but it is the best mid-tower I worked with in that 50dollar price range.
May 21, 2011 9:41:20 AM

unfortunately, BitFenix Shinobi is not available here....

Have finalized these:
Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge
Asus P8P67 PRO B3 Revision Motherboard
Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance (4GB x2)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Coolermaster RC-430-KWN1 Chassis

Is this config good enuf???
a b B Homebuilt system
May 21, 2011 9:55:31 AM

Looks good!
May 21, 2011 2:29:40 PM

Looks good.
I like these cases better tho
Antec 300 / Thermaltake v5 / CM haf 912
May 21, 2011 3:04:09 PM

Just how much of a bottleneck will my GPU be after i upgrade?
May 21, 2011 3:11:56 PM

I hope to Oc upto 4Ghtz using the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus... can i do that?

M thinking of:
Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge
Asus P8P67 PRO B3 Revision Motherboard
Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance (4GB x2)
Coolermaster RC-430-KWN1 Chassis
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Is that good enuf, keeping in mind that i only upgrade once every 3-4 years !!!

and just how much of a bottleneck will my GPU be after i upgrade?

Is 4Gb enuf of should i go for 8GB?
May 21, 2011 3:24:52 PM

Yeah you should be able to OC to 4Ghz easily, I think you can get it to 4.3 or 4.4 just using the multiplier!

4GB is enough in my opinion. Check this out:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,...

Do you have a 64 bit OS at the moment?

It's difficult to tell how much of a bottleneck it'll create. The 4870 isn't even on the latest graphics charts on Tom's Hardware, so it'll be a pretty huge difference between that and say a 5850 or 6850 etc...
May 21, 2011 3:27:46 PM

dna you need to delete two of the threads you've started. It's getting confusing with different replies. Can you compress it to one please?
May 21, 2011 3:33:48 PM

the 4870 performs similar to a 5770 / 6770.
a 2500K would be bottle necked by anything less than a HD6950 / GTX 560Ti imo
which would compliment that CPU well.
May 22, 2011 4:07:08 AM

ok... but what if i CF the 4870 with a 4890?
May 22, 2011 4:14:41 AM

sorry,

i was getting an error "site is temporarily unavailable" so figured my posts were not getting posted.... as a result, i have created 3 identical posts...

PM sent to r_manic requesting merging of all my threads...
a b B Homebuilt system
May 22, 2011 4:16:30 AM

This next topics has been merged by Jbakerlent
  • Upgrade help required
    May 23, 2011 2:25:46 AM

    Quote:
    rich218
    Do you have a 64 bit OS at the moment?

    It's difficult to tell how much of a bottleneck it'll create. The 4870 isn't even on the latest graphics charts on Tom's Hardware, so it'll be a pretty huge difference between that and say a 5850 or 6850 etc...


    i plan to install the 64 bit Windows 7 in the upgraded system....

    ok... but what if i CF the 4870 with a another 4870 or a 4890? will it still bottleneck my system?

    May 23, 2011 10:17:02 AM

    Help !!!

    CM Hyper 212 plus is not in stock anymore....

    Which one should i go for out of these:
    Corsair A70
    Coolermaster Hyper N520 CPU cooler
    Coolermaster Hyper N620 CPU cooler
    Coolermaster Hyper TX3 CPU cooler
    Coolermaster Vortex Plus CPU cooler

    Those who are unfamiliar with the Corsair Vengeance RAM, the heat sinks on them are quite large and intrusive, making it a pain when choosing an after-market CPU cooler. To those who have over come this similar issue, or anyone with advice for that matter, could you recommend a CPU cooler which won't be obstructed by the Vengeance modules from above?
    !