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March 13, 2012 2:56:03 PM

Need suggestions for a new gaming rig for my friend within in the 1000$ mark.


Approximate Purchase Date: This saturday

Budget Range: 800-1000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming , Internet , Movies , Mp3 & normal daily uses.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard , Mouse , Monitor , Speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: In a shop near the local

Country: India

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: Not sure

Additional Comments: My friends needs this rig to play NFS : Run , Crysis , MW & upcoming games in ultra settings...And the case should be good looking as a beast..

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March 13, 2012 3:20:46 PM

I can't really help you without a store to buy as local availability helps greatly to pick parts from but here's my typical $1K build:

- Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $99.99
- Corsair TX750 V2 - $104.99
- Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $149.99
- Intel Core i5-2500K - $229.99
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
- Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 1600MHz 1.5v - $44.99
- Samsung / Seagate Spinpoint F3 500GB - $84.99
- Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
- EVGA Geforce GTX 560TI 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $249.99
- Windows 7 Home Premium OEM - $99.99

Total: $1,117.99

Without the OS and mail in rebates it comes in at just under $1K.
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March 13, 2012 5:36:36 PM

Ok i asked my friend & he said he would be buying online if its cheap & gave me link to the site...He's thinking of this build..

Will this build can run upcoming games & will last alteast upto 2 years without any upgrades...

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k
http://www.flipkart.com/intel-3-3-ghz-lga1155-core-i5-2...

Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3R
http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-ga-z68xp-ud3r-motherbo...

OR

Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3
http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-ga-z68ma-d2h-b3-mother...

GPU - Sparkle NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1 GB GDDR5
http://www.flipkart.com/sparkle-nvidia-geforce-gtx-560-...

OR

Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6850 2 GB GDDR5
http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-radeon-hd-6850...

RAM - 2x G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 4 GB
http://www.flipkart.com/g-skill-ripjawsx-ddr3-4-gb-1-x-...

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD Internal Hard Drive (ST31000524AS)
http://www.flipkart.com/seagate-barracuda-1-tb-hdd-inte...

Case - NZXT Gaurdian 921 RB ATX Cabinet
http://www.theitdepot.com/details-NZXT+Gaurdian+921+RB+...


PSU - Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 600W 600 Watts PSU
http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-extreme-power-plu...

Cooler - Cooler Master Vortex 211P Cooler
http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-vortex-211p/p/itm...

Please tell me whether this build is good or not , coz hes in a hurry to buy this..

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March 13, 2012 5:47:31 PM

Of those choices:

- Gigabyte UD3R for motherboard
- Sapphire 6850 for GPU
- up the RAM to 8GB if you can
- Get this for your PSU instead: http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-600cxv2uk-600-wat...
- Get this for your cooler instead: http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-hyper-tx3/p/itmd5...
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March 13, 2012 6:32:08 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Of those choices:

- Gigabyte UD3R for motherboard
- Sapphire 6850 for GPU
- up the RAM to 8GB if you can
- Get this for your PSU instead: http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-600cxv2uk-600-wat...
- Get this for your cooler instead: http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-hyper-tx3/p/itmd5...


Thanks for the advice & yes the RAM is 8gb..But , does the above mentioned PSU can hold if he intends to CrossfireX it with another 2gb Sapphire 6850 ?? Or should he need to upgrade the PSU ??
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March 13, 2012 6:49:30 PM

AmithV said:
Thanks for the advice & yes the RAM is 8gb..But , does the above mentioned PSU can hold if he intends to CrossfireX it with another 2gb Sapphire 6850 ?? Or should he need to upgrade the PSU ??


The 6850 has pretty low power requirements - that should be able to, if not I'd recommend going for the TX650 as that will handle an SLI/Crossfire setup.
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March 16, 2012 2:43:37 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I can't really help you without a store to buy as local availability helps greatly to pick parts from but here's my typical $1K build:

- Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $99.99
- Corsair TX750 V2 - $104.99
- Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $149.99
- Intel Core i5-2500K - $229.99
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
- Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 1600MHz 1.5v - $44.99
- Samsung / Seagate Spinpoint F3 500GB - $84.99
- Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
- EVGA Geforce GTX 560TI 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $249.99
- Windows 7 Home Premium OEM - $99.99

Total: $1,117.99

Without the OS and mail in rebates it comes in at just under $1K.


Does the Hyper 212 fit in this case?
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March 16, 2012 3:13:44 PM

cronos177 said:
Does the Hyper 212 fit in this case?


It should easily - most Fractal Design cases have deep interiors - the dimensions are about equivalent to the Cooler Master HAF 912, and I can fit a Hyper 212 in that without fail.
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March 16, 2012 4:14:07 PM

g-unit1111 said:
It should easily - most Fractal Design cases have deep interiors - the dimensions are about equivalent to the Cooler Master HAF 912, and I can fit a Hyper 212 in that without fail.


Thanks I hope it fits, I think I am about to get it, and i don't want to go back to the crappy AMD aluminum cooler.
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March 16, 2012 4:17:43 PM

cronos177 said:
Thanks I hope it fits, I think I am about to get it, and i don't want to go back to the crappy AMD aluminum cooler.


Yeah the stock cooler AMD includes is pretty much junk - it's a piece of aluminum with a plastic fan on top of it. It's *slightly* better than what Intel includes but not much.
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March 27, 2012 7:17:27 PM

Best answer selected by AmithV.
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