I want to build a gaming setup costing just around $600-$700 (USD),and i want it to be future proof.I know with the rate of development of technology,i dont stand a chance...but at least there must be something in the market to last 3-5 years and give good performance.
I primarily need it for Battlefield 3 as my 8500gt and pentium d 925 just bares 10 fps
It would be great if you would suggest all the parts except monitor,key/mouse,speakers,sound cards etc.
And yes i will be overclocking.No i wont do crossfire/sli.
Any AMD based/Intel(and Nvidia) based PC guidance will be appreciated.
Dont include any software as i already have them ready.And ill mostly be doing games on it.
Could you suggest a AMD build.I dont like shops like flikart etc.
Guidance from Newegg's shop would be helpfull as in New Delhi we get the same price as in newegg.com.Flipkart an other online stores here are much expensive
The 2500K won't fit in your budget. Get the phenom 965 if you can, it will be good but Phenom II X4 Black Edition 980 or 975 will be best & more future proof if you can fit one in your budget. Currently there's no processor in AMD lineup to compete with i5-2500K. To play most new games at max @1920x1080 you need crossfire/sli. Both GTX560Ti & 6870 are good cards, but you will get improvement with GTX560Ti. If you can get two GTX560Ti in SLI, it will be great & you will be able to play 99% new games @ 1920x1080 at ultra with 40+ FPS.
Cooler master elite 430 is quite nice.
You can get Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWM Quiet AMD CPU Cooler for efficient cooling.
In some games they don't. These are GPU limited games.
Here single 560Ti performs reasonably well compared to HD6870. 2x560Ti performs much better. Note that AA is off.
4th : Much anticipated battlefield 3
6870 is tie with 560Ti!
Conclusion : A single GTX560Ti equipped with a i5-2500K will perform reasonably well for now, as long as you keep some of the eye candies down e.g. play at maximum with no AA. In most of the cases you'll need to change in game settings a little to achieve playable framerate. If you want to play everything at ultra with 8xAA it will cost you lot more money. Either you can get a GTX570 (but i think it won't fit your budget even if you manage to get $750) or pair up two gtx560ti with SLi later or you can sell it to buy a new one e.g. GTX580/590 when the price drops down. Also some games prefer nvidia, some ATi GPUs.
Hard drive prices may not come down till the middle of 2012.
Now, if you go down the i5-2500K+gtx560ti path, you MUST use CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W that I suggested. It will handle your current needs & will be future proof. Don't use 400W PSU. Alternatively you can use SeaSonic S12II 520 - 520W BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But with 520W you can't go SLI or upgrade to gtx590.