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Rs. 80,000 - Rs. 1,00,000 ($ 1500 ~ 1999) Gaming PC

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January 3, 2012 6:14:41 AM

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Approximate Purchase Date: The closer the better

Budget Range: Doesn’t matter, but somewhat reasonable

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Everything (Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: NA right now

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NA right now

Country: India

Parts Preferences:
Processor : Intel 2nd Gen Core i7 2600 LGA 1155, Z68
Motherboard : ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE
RAM : Corsair Dominator / Vengence
Optical Drive : Asus or Liteon BluRay Burner
Cabinet : Corsair Graphite Series 600T / Corsair Graphite Series Mesh 600T; CM HAF 922
PSU : Corsair Professional Series Gold AX 850; CM Silent Pro Gold 900
Monitor 24“LED: Dell Alienware OptX™ AW2310, ST2420L, U2412M, U2312HM; LG E2342P, E2381VR, E2360V; Samsung S24A300B, PX2370
CPU Cooler : Corsair Air Series A70; CM Hyper 212+
Graphic Card : Asus GTX 560 Ti

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: The best off(1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: Please help me choose out of my preferences



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January 4, 2012 1:27:44 PM

I was just wondering if I had done anything wrong here.

Because I see people who have started threads after me, have got replies. but I haven't got any.

Just let me know if I had done something out of place, i would correct that.

I'm new at this and this is very important for me. As it is a huge investment and that's why I entrusted this upon Tom's Hardware.

Thank you.

Awaiting any response.
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January 4, 2012 2:19:55 PM

WELCOME! :) 
drop down to 2500k.
go with a gtx 580 for that budget.
a good 900w+ will leave enough room for 580 SLi and overclcocking.
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January 4, 2012 3:44:27 PM

Thank you for getting back hellfire24

Since I'm new at this, please don't mind me asking certain questions.

When you mean by 2500K I believe its i5 processor right?

Why not i7? And what is the difference between 2600, 2600S and 2600k?

I may not be going GTX 580, as its way to expensive...
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January 4, 2012 4:55:09 PM

i5 2500k would be a better choice if you do not plan to do extreme multitasking in which case an i7 2600k would be better.

The 'K' in Intel SB processors denote that they are unlocked, i.e. they can be overclocked and use the HD 3000. For eg - an i7 2600k or i5 2500k can be overclocked, but the non "K" like the i5 2500, i7 2600 can not be overclocked.


I'd say get the i5 2500k for 13k INR, and use the rest of the money for a better GPU like the GTX 570 or GTX 580
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January 4, 2012 5:46:13 PM

KaKkaR0T said:
i5 2500k would be a better choice if you do not plan to do extreme multitasking in which case an i7 2600k would be better.

The 'K' in Intel SB processors denote that they are unlocked, i.e. they can be overclocked and use the HD 3000. For eg - an i7 2600k or i5 2500k can be overclocked, but the non "K" like the i5 2500, i7 2600 can not be overclocked.


I'd say get the i5 2500k for 13k INR, and use the rest of the money for a better GPU like the GTX 570 or GTX 580


Thank you for writing back KaKkaR0T

But the ones ending with K do not have "Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)", "Intel® Trusted Execution Technology"and "Embedded Options Available"... what are these and what difference does it make to us? (i7-2600 has all of them, i7-2600s doesn't have Embedded options and i7-2600k doesn't have any of the features)

Moreover GTX 570 and 580 cost 30,000 to 40,000 RS, whereas I found the best bet for money was GTX 560 Ti

Any suggestions...
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January 4, 2012 9:24:00 PM

as far as I can tell those 3 options are not useful for the things you listed as uses for your computer. the i7 might make Folding@Home fast, but I still would go with an i5-2500k, and overclock later on.

The GTX 560 Ti, is a good card for the money.
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January 5, 2012 2:05:50 AM

imdprogamer said:
Thank you for getting back hellfire24

Since I'm new at this, please don't mind me asking certain questions.

When you mean by 2500K I believe its i5 processor right?

Why not i7? And what is the difference between 2600, 2600S and 2600k?

I may not be going GTX 580, as its way to expensive...




i think you got your answer about CPU from Kakka.gtx 580 is expensive but is very powerful card.you can easily arrange a gtx 580 in your budget. :p 
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January 5, 2012 6:10:12 AM

imdprogamer said:
Thank you for writing back KaKkaR0T

But the ones ending with K do not have "Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)", "Intel® Trusted Execution Technology"and "Embedded Options Available"... what are these and what difference does it make to us? (i7-2600 has all of them, i7-2600s doesn't have Embedded options and i7-2600k doesn't have any of the features)

Moreover GTX 570 and 580 cost 30,000 to 40,000 RS, whereas I found the best bet for money was GTX 560 Ti

Any suggestions...



GTX 580 for 30k -> http://www.flipkart.com/computers/components/graphics-card/evga/itmd2ryncbhqf2hj?pid=grcd2rynq3uzaubp&_l=1AYbSRpcvRrbLX_5pvzJfg--&_r=5eQ4_vD0yg6IKaIlYwG3Iw--&ref=4832be72-40f8-4a69-9c4a-8c926951cc3c
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January 5, 2012 12:16:58 PM

Thank you for the overwhelming response guys

I'll take the advice for the GPU, for now.

My decision is to go with i7, even though it would burn a small hole in my pocket.

Can you guys shed some light on the difference between i7-2600, i7-2600S and i7-2600K?

And if these ring any bells: "Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)", "Intel® Trusted Execution Technology"and "Embedded Options Available"

And are these required?
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January 5, 2012 5:47:11 PM

I guess I'll go with i7-2600, as I would be using VM Ware extensively as well. And I guess the other technologies involve hardware based security.


If any one can shed any light on these, it would be helpful:

"Intel® vPro Technology",
"Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)",
"Intel® Trusted Execution Technology", and
"Embedded Options Available"


Also please help me choose from these:

Optical Drive : Asus or Liteon BluRay Burner, or any other good BluRay burner

Cabinet : Corsair Graphite Series 600T / Corsair Graphite Series Mesh 600T; CM HAF 922; or any other good cabinet

PSU : Corsair Professional Series Gold AX 850; CM Silent Pro Gold 900; or any other good preference

Monitor 24“LED:
Dell Alienware OptX™ AW2310, ST2420L, U2412M, U2312HM;
LG E2342P, E2381VR, E2360V;
Samsung S24A300B, PX2370
Or any other good display (pretty much for gaming and movies)


CPU Cooler : Corsair Air Series A70; CM Hyper 212+; or any other good preference


Thanx in advance
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January 6, 2012 7:57:13 AM

Intel® vPro Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
Embedded Options Available - Typically Intel will give you a minimum 7 year life cycle with an embedded version of a processor. This includes the ability to buy for that long, and get technical support from engineering as well. These are used in more industrial designs versus consumer grade designs. (Copy/Paste from other forum. Copyright othonda)

Hope it helps you ;) 
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January 6, 2012 10:49:17 AM

Thank you droozel

Any help with Optical Drive, Cabinet, PSU, CPU cooler and 24" LED Monitor?

Any good suggestions for Mobo would also be gr8.
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January 7, 2012 7:22:39 AM

grab any $20 optical drive.or Cabinet or case, rosewill blackhawk,HAF 922,Corsair 400r,antec 900 are great and are 'bang for buck' products.please tell us about the availability then i will help to choose :) .same with PSU.a good 850w will be enoguh(corsair,seasonic,antec,enermax etc.).for monitor,i am partial towards samsung.i am using an Asus monitor(really good monitor :)  )but for best quality nothing beats samsung IMO.grab a z68 mobo that supports SLi/crossfire.something like this-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i would not suggest corsair A70.hyper 212 EVO is a better choice.
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January 7, 2012 9:23:15 AM

I'll go as per your suggestion

But ASRock ain't available here

Can you help me differentiate between ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE , P8Z68 V Pro and GA-Z68XP-UD4?
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January 7, 2012 1:43:41 PM

DELUXE is best but more expensive.i would suggest go with V PRO.it's great!
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January 7, 2012 3:20:14 PM

Is there anyway you can give me differences between ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE , P8Z68 V Pro and GA-Z68XP-UD4, apart from the onboard video option and cost?
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January 17, 2012 6:21:30 PM

Alright friends I have zeroed in on most of the components I need.

Just a few more.

Is there a list of 3D monitors (23"-24") with HDMI 1.4a support?

What would you guys recommend?
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January 21, 2012 2:00:46 PM

Well i have given up on the 3d monitor, as there was nothing good as far as reviews were concerned?

I have zeroed in on the following:

Processor : Intel 2nd Gen Core i7 2600 LGA 1155, Z68
Motherboard : ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE Gen 3
RAM : Corsair Vengence CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B / Corsair Dominator with DHX Pro Conncetor CMP8GX3M2A1600C9
Optical Drive : Asus BW-12B1LT
***Cabinet : Corsair Graphite Series Mesh 600T / Corsair Carbide 500R / ?
PSU : Corsair Professional Series Gold AX 850; HX850; TX850
Monitor : Dell U2312HM / ST2420L
CPU Cooler : CM Hyper 212+ Evo
Graphic Card : MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC
Combo : Logitech Cordless Desktop® MX™ 5500 Revolution
UPS : APC Back-UPS / Pro /RS 1000+ VA


Could you please help me decide between Dell U2312HM and ST2420L (for gaming and home use)?

And please help me with a good Chassis (not full tower), but can fit the longest and largest card available right now?

Also help me decide between MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC and Asus ENGTX560 Ti DCII/2DI/1GD5 (as this is what is available at my place)

And also between Corsair AX/HX/TX 850W? :D 
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January 21, 2012 2:12:35 PM

Dell monitor,hands down.
chassis,HAF 912 is a great tower.
Twinfrozer is better IMO.
TX 850w is cheap and good ;) 
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January 21, 2012 2:40:39 PM

Dell UltraSharp U2312HM or Studio ST2420L?

HAF 912- Does it have a cable management as good as in Corsair?

What is Twinfrozer?
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January 21, 2012 3:27:57 PM

ultrasharp.
yes it does.
it's a cooler from msi
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January 21, 2012 7:22:27 PM

I heard TX makes some noise....

I'm almost there

Processor : Intel 2nd Gen Core i7 2600 LGA 1155, Z68
Motherboard : ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE Gen 3
RAM : Corsair Vengence CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Optical Drive : Asus BW-12B1LT
Cabinet : Corsair Graphite Series Mesh 600T
PSU : Corsair Professional Series Gold AX 850; HX850
Monitor : Dell U2312HM / ST2420L
CPU Cooler : CM Hyper 212+ Evo / Corsair H80
Graphic Card : MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC
Combo : Logitech Cordless Desktop® MX™ 5500 Revolution
UPS : APC Back-UPS / Pro /RS 1000+ VA

Just a couple more final doubts, if I were to select between 750W or 850W, what should I go for my configuration? And between Corsair AX and HX?
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January 22, 2012 2:22:25 AM

go with 750w.560ti sli is not a power hungry card.if you have money,go with higher rating psu.grab 850w if you can manage.all the best.post pics of your setup.you may also post a build log.have a good time.ask for any other help if needed.
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January 28, 2012 2:20:18 PM

Thank you hellfire24, KaKkaR0T, psychodegu and droozel


System Built:

Processor : Intel 2nd Gen Core i7 2600

Motherboard : ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE Gen 3

RAM : Corsair Vengeance CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 x2

Optical Drive : Asus BW-12B1LT

Cabinet : Corsair Graphite Series 600T

PSU : Corsair Professional Series Gold AX 850

Monitor : Dell U2312HM

CPU Cooler : CM Hyper 212 Evo

Graphic Card : MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC

Combo : Logitech Wireless Desktop MK320
UPS : APC 1100 VA
Wireless Controller : XBOX 360 for windows


Since we in India don't have newegg or amazon, this thing cost me 2000$+

But I'm HAPPY with it.

I just have some small doubts now.

Mys Asus BIOS reads one of the Case fans are running below RPM or it shows up in red, don't know what it means.

I don't know what some cables are meant for in the case. Are the LED's switch off-able?

Thanks again.
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January 28, 2012 2:54:58 PM

that's a good case.small difference in fan speed will not show any noticeable effect in airflow.don't mess up with cables you don't have to.check the case manual to switch-off LEDs if possible.BTW posting pics of your rig would be great.select any best answer to solve the topic.enjoy your rig and have fun
all the best!
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January 28, 2012 2:58:55 PM

Best answer selected by imdprogamer.
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