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August 7, 2011 9:49:05 AM

Hello,
I am planning to get a GTX 560Ti and i5 2500K. I also plan to overclock both. Please specify what cooling is required for it. I am not supposed to get a liquid cooler since it is very expensive...

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August 7, 2011 4:22:01 PM

For the CPU? I have the Xigmatek Gaia and it works great on my 2500K. The Cooler Master 212+ has now dropped in price and either one of those would make a great purchase. If you're going to OC your GPU, I'd personally find one that has more than one fan and put it in a case with good airflow. My MSI 560 ti HAWK is currently more than my current case's fans can handle (75C is higher than I want) in-game and I'm having to add/upgrade some.
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August 7, 2011 6:39:13 PM

Hi audiojim,
It is great that someone is always here to help with the queries.

Basically, I plan to get a to new gaming system, replacing my 6 year old Pentium 4 @ 3 GHz with those years' nasty stuff.
I live in India, to remind you that one 1 USDollar is equivalent to 43 to 46 Indian Currency (Rupees) and my budget is 1000 Dollars.

So, after a long research I shortlisted things as:

CPU : i5 2500k ( thinks it will be great for gaming )
GPU : GTX 560 Ti ( dont know which brand to choose... )
Monitor : Acer GD235HZ ( Is it really worth to get a 3D monitor now...? )
Cooling stuff and Cabinet : DON'T KNOW ANYTHING... :( 
RAM : DDR3 @ 1333 MHz, 4 GB
HDD : SATA3 - 1 TB
PSU : Cooler Master 600w ( Enough for overclocked CPU and GPU? )
MOBO : ( Help with that also... :)  I think I might get a P67 chipset )

Thanks in advance...!
:) 
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August 7, 2011 6:42:29 PM

( I plan to get those 3D glassed after 2-3 months... Is 3D that good to spend on...? because, if itsn't that much great I will get a full HD-non 3d monitor to save some bucks on monitor... )
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August 7, 2011 6:54:47 PM

DDR3 1333 MHz is not going to give you enough of an overclocking headroom. Get atleast 1600 MHz memory modules. As for the PSU, 600W is plenty for a single 560 Ti setup. If you want it to be from coolermaster though, make sure it is from their Silent Pro range.
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August 7, 2011 9:20:06 PM

Here are some suggestions:

For the PSU:

Corsair VX-555 550 W for Rs. 4,975 Inclusive of all Taxes (Octroi extra, where applicable)
http://www.bitfang.com/corsair-vx-555-atx-550-w-pid5566...

or

Corsair 650TX 650 W for Rs. 5,600 Inclusive of all Taxes (Octroi extra, where applicable)
http://www.bitfang.com/corsair-650tx-atx-650-w-pid920/


For the GPU:

ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP for Rs. 14,925 Inclusive of all Taxes (Octroi extra, where applicable)
http://www.bitfang.com/asus-geforce-gtx-560-ti-1-gb-vid...

or

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II for Rs. 15,600 Inclusive of all Taxes (Octroi extra, where applicable)
http://www.bitfang.com/msi-twin-frozr-ii-geforce-gtx-56...


For the Motherboard:

Select based on the size of the motherboard, the features you want and your budget constraints.
http://www.bitfang.com/ProductList.aspx?CID=gK68ozbYlnI...


For the ATX Chassis/Case a lot of personal tastes come into play so I'll leave that up to you. Just make sure that it is able to handle the size of the motherboard and the length of the graphics card.


For RAM:

G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB (4GB*2) DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory for Rs. 4,050 Inclusive of all Taxes (Octroi extra, where applicable)
http://www.bitfang.com/g-skill-f3-12800cl9d-8gbxl-8-gb-...

or

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory for Rs. 4,500 Inclusive of all Taxes (Octroi extra, where applicable)
http://www.bitfang.com/corsair-cmz8gx3m2a1600c9-8-gb-dd...
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August 7, 2011 9:32:06 PM

The 570s are going for about 300, not a bad choice compared to the 560ti's.... overclocked you get very close to 580 performance.
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August 8, 2011 4:51:02 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Or I could just merge the two? [:grahamlv:3]


Hmm..! Nope... :sarcastic: 
I am new to this forum and I find most of the readers stick to the page "Tom's Hardware > Forum > CPU & Components "
So I put my questions right there...
Please follow it...
"[CPUs] HELP ME GET A GAMING PC ($1000) "
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August 8, 2011 5:23:46 PM

I advise to get a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ for the CPU cooler. Its the cheapest its been in months for $28; you will find nothing that performs like this anywhere near this price-point:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

here is a GTX 570 to consider:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If your going to go sli, gtx 560ti sli, or gtx 570 sli is the way to go imo depending on what your budget/ psu is also the 570s will definitely be cut down a little by dual 8x lanes on a p67/z-68 mobo. Also like has already been said get ddr3 1600 its cheap, I'd go for 8 gigs with the current prices.

I would personally avoid most Cooler Master psus and go for something along these lines:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you will need more than 650W if you go with 570 sli but I'd go with the above seasonic unit for extra headroom and oc'ing, it is the psu that toms likes to use in their builds one which included an overclocked 6970 crossfire rig. You can certainly go with less of a psu, but if you spending 5-600 on gpus then you can afford the 120-130 for a nice psu imo.

I've heard that 3d is still pretty crappy, the nvidia glasses are def not good (ive tried em) very dark. Personally it seems like the tech is just not their especially pertaining to drivers and overall ease of use.

I'd rather have a 3d surround setup with nvidia gpus (3 displays) then a single 3d monitor but that's just me
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August 8, 2011 5:59:20 PM

tomrrt said:
Hmm..! Nope... :sarcastic: 
I am new to this forum and I find most of the readers stick to the page "Tom's Hardware > Forum > CPU & Components "
So I put my questions right there...
Please follow it...
"[CPUs] HELP ME GET A GAMING PC ($1000) "

Follow it? I moved it because it was in the wrong forum.
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August 9, 2011 3:30:34 AM

OK then...
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September 10, 2011 3:24:39 PM

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