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September 9, 2011 11:16:13 AM

Hi all,
I was thinking about a new gaming rig, something that'll be able to run everything @1600x1080.

Please leave your ideas here.

Thanks in advance.

P.S.: AMD/Intel, it doesn't matter.

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September 9, 2011 11:24:38 AM

P67\Z68 Socket 1155 Motherboard
i5-2500k CPU
GTX 560Ti GPU
8GB 1600MHz RAM
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September 9, 2011 12:01:26 PM

Hi Adrian,
Sorry to bother you(3rd time this week)
You been answering my threads for a while now. I cant make up my mind whether to go for the i5 or wait for amd bulldozer to come out.
I've been hearing a lot about it, and that makes me think if I should save up and go for the BullDozer once it comes out.

Can you help?

P.S.- I see you're a veteran now. Gratz!
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September 9, 2011 12:01:39 PM

Do you need a Monitor too?

IF not,

Processor : i5 2500K - $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics : ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case - $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W Modular - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD : Lite On 24x DVD Burner : $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $1011 after rebates
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September 9, 2011 12:05:01 PM

008Rohit said:
Do you need a Monitor too?

IF not,

Processor : i5 2500K - $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics : ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case - $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W Modular - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD : Lite On 24x DVD Burner : $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $1011 after rebates


Wow, pretty good.

I cant really order from newegg(I'm from India)
So I order from here:- www.theitdepot.com

I dont know if they have all those parts in there.
Thanks a lot though!
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September 9, 2011 12:08:21 PM

adityar0210 said:
Wow, pretty good.

I cant really order from newegg(I'm from India)
So I order from here:- www.theitdepot.com

I dont know if they have all those parts in there.
Thanks a lot though!


Get from a local reputed store than itdepot. They don't sell products for reasonable prices. Also, those parts in India will cost almost $100 more total. I'm from India and a Corsair CX430 costs 2350rs, Seasonic 520W PSU Costs 3600rs. Insane prices!
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September 9, 2011 12:10:00 PM

008Rohit said:
Get from a local reputed store than itdepot. They don't sell products for reasonable prices. Also, those parts in India will cost almost $100 more total. I'm from India and a Corsair CX430 costs 2350rs, Seasonic 520W PSU Costs 3600rs. Insane prices!

What store would you recommend in Mumbai?
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September 9, 2011 12:13:01 PM

adityar0210 said:
What store would you recommend in Mumbai?


Don't know about Mumbai, I live in Kolkata. Visit a few stores and see who demands the lest money, get the parts from there. Who'll assemble those BTW? Don't give your valuable PC parts to a store technician for assembling, they screwed my earlier MoBo (got shorted), I got a replacement from Intel. I was lucky, lol.
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September 9, 2011 12:16:47 PM

008Rohit said:
Don't know about Mumbai, I live in Kolkata. Visit a few stores and see who demands the lest money, get the parts from there. Who'll assemble those BTW? Don't give your valuable PC parts to a store technician for assembling, they screwed my earlier MoBo (got shorted), I got a replacement from Intel. I was lucky, lol.


I know a technician.(assembled my earlier PC)
So no prob about that.
Getting parts is the harder job, since we dont have newegg or tigerdirect.
I'll check around in Lamington Road, maybe they'll have good prices.
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September 9, 2011 12:38:21 PM

Kya yaar, I am also from India and I should help you.

CPU: Intel core i5 2500k
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V pro LGA 1155
Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 560ti
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR 3 240pin
Case: Antec 902
HDD: Seagate Barracuda green 2TB
PSU: Corsair TX 750

Price approx $1030 (and do bargain)

I hope you have a monitor, keyboard, speakers or mouse. These do not affect gaming, lol.


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September 9, 2011 12:40:24 PM

you can buy parts from any local dealer, and these people also keep the price less.
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September 9, 2011 12:54:08 PM

ATi RaDEoN said:
you can buy parts from any local dealer, and these people also keep the price less.


I'd recommend two RAM chips as they'll work in Dual Channel mode and give better performance. Any reason to go for that Asus board? Thats just costlier with no PCIe 3.0.

BTW, Why did you get a H67 board with an i7 2600K for yourself? You can't overclock it.
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September 9, 2011 2:47:05 PM

adityar0210 said:
Hi Adrian,
Sorry to bother you(3rd time this week)
You been answering my threads for a while now. I cant make up my mind whether to go for the i5 or wait for amd bulldozer to come out.
I've been hearing a lot about it, and that makes me think if I should save up and go for the BullDozer once it comes out.

Can you help?

P.S.- I see you're a veteran now. Gratz!


No problem i like to help out where i can :) 

The i5 is a solid choice for a processor. Is great value for money and has so much overclocking potential. Mostly games untill recently have been heavily reliant on GPU (many still are) but some new games, Deus Ex for example, CPU has had a huge influence on the FPS during gameplay. Since AMD BullDozer hasn't really been tested by any "gamers" or "enthusiasts" its really hard to tell which will be better in terms of price vs performace.

My best suggestion would probably be, if your not in a rush to buy, hold on for a few weeks and see what BullDozer can do when its properly released and more importantly see what sort of price its released at. If you feel like you cant wait that long, then theres no doubt the i5-2500k is an amazing processor and should perform well above your needs. (as stated above make sure you select a z68 or p67 motherboard with a 'K' series processor, otherwise overclocking is out of the question. PCI 3.0 support is recommended, however i believe there are a few issues with the BIOS and overclocking currently on the new ASRock GEN3 motherboards.
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September 9, 2011 4:44:41 PM

Bulldozer is gonna be costly. :( 
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September 9, 2011 5:26:14 PM

008Rohit said:
Bulldozer is gonna be costly. :( 


Yup that too. I think most people will find the i5 is still their best option if they are on a budget. Shouldn't have to wait too much longer to find out :) 
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September 9, 2011 5:39:37 PM

008Rohit said:
I'd recommend two RAM chips as they'll work in Dual Channel mode and give better performance. Any reason to go for that Asus board? Thats just costlier with no PCIe 3.0.

BTW, Why did you get a H67 board with an i7 2600K for yourself? You can't overclock it.


OH, I forgot to put 2X behind the RAM chips. Didn't checked it.

Well, I got the H67 motherboard because I wanted to use the intel HD 3000 graphics. But I will soon get the asus p8z68-v pro motherboard.
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September 9, 2011 5:40:32 PM

i am 100% sure that sandybridge will beat bulldozer in dust
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September 9, 2011 5:53:48 PM

ATi RaDEoN said:
i am 100% sure that sandybridge will beat bulldozer in dust


In terms of price vs performance, yes probably.

But with BullDozer running 6 cores at 3.9GHz with 4.5GHz Turbo STOCK and Native support for 1866MHz ram......I think its clear BullDozer will out perform SandyBridge, the question is, at what cost..
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September 10, 2011 4:25:52 AM

AdrianPerry said:
In terms of price vs performance, yes probably.

But with BullDozer running 6 cores at 3.9GHz with 4.5GHz Turbo STOCK and Native support for 1866MHz ram......I think its clear BullDozer will out perform SandyBridge, the question is, at what cost..


AMDs 6 core processor was found even slower than first generation core i5s and in most cases slower than core 2 series.

Whatever price AMD keeps, it would be slower than intel.
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September 10, 2011 4:34:09 AM

It was an old architecture. Don't compare PII X6's with BD 32nm chips.
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September 10, 2011 5:22:00 AM

I think i'm gonna wait. Better safe than sorry, and i'll have more $$$ by then :) 

TY everyone!
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September 10, 2011 6:24:28 AM

Wait till Sept. 19th. Bulldozer will release after 9 days. Though, I doubt Sandy Bridge prices will affect because of that.
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