I'm planning to build a mid range gaming rig around Rs.55000($1100). Is this configuration good enough?
Intel Core i5 2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6870
2 x G Skill DDR3 4 GB (1333 MHz)
Cooler Master Elite 311 Plus
Dell 20 Inch WideScreen HD LED
F&D A-520 2.1 Speakers
600 VA UPS
*Got no plan to Over Clock
*Intel DH67BL bad for gaming? Is MSI H67MA-E35 or ASUS P8H67-M LX better?
*Chose a smaller monitor so that I can run the games in full resolution in the coming years. Is that good or what?
Any of those motherboard are good , buy the cheapest. Buy i5 2400.
560Ti is a little better than 6870. An full HD monitor is worth the money from 22" up.If you find a monitor at 22" fullhd in the same price change that 20" Dell.
On a full hd resolution 6870 is a good option.
Palit GeForce GTX560 Ti ~ Rs.13700
Asus Radeon HD 6870 ~Rs.12500
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 ~Rs.15000
If budget permits I'd go for HD 6950. Its better right?
get the 560ti, best price you are getting, i got mine for 12000rs, don't ask, i have some contacts.
Nope. I'm gonna use my old Seagate 1TB for the time being. Can't afford a hard disk right now.
who CAN afford a hard rive right now?
and if you have an old CRT monitor collecting dust, hook it up to the onboard video out. even if you don't use quick sync to encode a multi monitor set is nice, even just to brows and do some office applications. i get so much more done.
Hey, I'm from India too, and it is on good authority that I would suggest the 560ti over the HD6870. Nothing wrong with the Radeon card, but the 6870, at best, rivals the performance of the GTX560 (non-ti) versions like EVGA superclocked, etc. If you are planning to game on titles like Battlefield 3, Skyrim and Crysis 2, getting a 560ti would be a very good decision that would also future-proof your system. At your resolution, I would say the HD6870 is a very able card, but NVIDIA has got PhysX support, which definitely counts for some extra eye-candy in PhysX-exclusive titles like Batman: Arkham City. As for your later decision, both HD6950 2GB and GTX560ti trade blows, but again, at your resolutions, both these cards do a hell of good job.
As for the brand, try and consider 560ti models from ASUS, EVGA and MSI. These are tried-n-tested manufacturers and they provide excellent warranty and service, especially here in India. I stay in Kolkata, and even out here their service is timely, responsive (and responsible too!) and comprehensive.
Also, as sosofm rightly suggested, getting a 22-inch monitor would definitely be awesome, plus it'll be ideal to test the grunt of your new graphics card. However, I would also want to try out the new bulldozer line of Processors from AMD, and save some cash over there. Processors like FX4100, FX-6 series and FX-8-series are not as crisp as the i5 that you are planning, but they'll do fine for your gaming and official purposes, as well as allowing you to save some money and get some aftermarket coolers, or a bigger case (considering some of these graphic cards are quite long). Hunt www.flipkart.com for prices on computer components, you might find some cool deals there.
you could definitely build a more powerful rig for the price.
i think the cpu you've selected is fine, could get some better economies on the ram and gpu. i would suggest getting the best gpu you can get since, the way amd and nvidia are staggering chip releases, the top-tier cards still sell for almost 85-90% of their debut price a year later. so if you get the newest gpu now, you can sell it in a year at close to cost and once again buy the latest gpu without much outlay.
i just built a sub-$1000 gaming rig. you can check it out at: www.rightrig.tumblr.com
strongly considering the switch to a radeon 7950 given benchmarks
Intel DH67BL dont have vga ide and ps2
have 8 usb , eSata , dvi-i , hdmi , s/pdif so choose which to buy
i need dvi-i to vga converter bought new usb keyboard coz ps2 to usb converter dont work in game properly and new dvd writer so f@#king hell experience wont buy intel products again in my life