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$1000 Gaming + HTPC

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November 17, 2011 7:44:11 PM

Hello guys, need advice to build a new Gaming + HTPC

Approximate Purchase Date: Before next weekend

Budget Range: $800 (Approx Rs.40,000 INR)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Full HD/3D Movies, Photo and Video Editing, Gaming, Internet, Architectural Software

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS, Dvd Drive and UPS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: and/or offline

Country: India

Parts Preferences: As suggested by friends but still open suggestions

Processor: Core i5 2500k (approx, $220)
Mobo: MSI Z68A GD55 B3 (offline, approx $200)
RAM: Gskill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9S-(4GBx2) (approx $70)
HDD: Wd/Seagate 500GB 7200 (offline, approx $80)
PSU: Corsair GS600 (offline, approx $80)
Case: Cooler Master Haf 912 advance (offline, approx $120)
Video/Graphic Card: Sapphire HD 6870 (offline, approx $200)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P-SE2 (offline, approx $80)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

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November 17, 2011 9:11:55 PM

The architectural software and gaming makes me want to say go with 8GB, especially since it's so inexpensive right now.

If you like Corsair PSU, I'd look at the "Enthusiast" series and compare prices since the Enthusiast is 80+ Bronze while the Gaming series is just 80+.

Otherwise, this looks like a good build.
November 19, 2011 10:21:26 AM

Thanks for replying
Are you saying 8gb x 2?
Enthusiast definitely looks better, list amended accordingly.