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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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  1. 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.
  2. 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-i5-2500k-processor/p/itmd2rysb7ssrkcn?pid=PSRD2RYRUDT7FGC9&_l=iyegeYf8ELgg6BozHsp4Bw--&_r=ScwlGk8%20i7MLVv2Gyc%200ww--&ref=f697be24-f1c7-4121-bc65-a8c901d47f4b

    Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3R
    http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-ga-z68xp-ud3r-motherboard/p/itmd7bwb83rbycww?pid=MBDD7BWANXJZGKG9&_l=e1j4Lj1%202uiLWWBljI_KoQ--&_r=ScwlGk8%20i7MLVv2Gyc%200ww--&ref=f697be24-f1c7-4121-bc65-a8c901d47f4b

    OR

    Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3
    http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-ga-z68ma-d2h-b3-motherboard/p/itmd7bwb94y6ycgc?pid=MBDD7BWAFRMEN6HM&_l=XTe1Vkl8gah8KMLxzNRZOQ--&_r=ScwlGk8%20i7MLVv2Gyc%200ww--&ref=f697be24-f1c7-4121-bc65-a8c901d47f4b

    GPU - Sparkle NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1 GB GDDR5
    http://www.flipkart.com/sparkle-nvidia-geforce-gtx-560-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd5ynemktknzgc?pid=GRCD5YNDDZH4AZRQ&_l=b2ahl2AyBUqwJbv3CX76gg--&_r=ScwlGk8%20i7MLVv2Gyc%200ww--&ref=f697be24-f1c7-4121-bc65-a8c901d47f4b

    OR

    Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6850 2 GB GDDR5
    http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-radeon-hd-6850-2-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd4f6sqvceuc5g?pid=GRCD6YZXNGVQ35EP&_l=0rY0ua%20NP6m70NiIj%20eU2Q--&_r=ScwlGk8%20i7MLVv2Gyc%200ww--&ref=f697be24-f1c7-4121-bc65-a8c901d47f4b

    RAM - 2x G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 4 GB
    http://www.flipkart.com/g-skill-ripjawsx-ddr3-4-gb-1-x-gb-pc-ram-f3-12800cl9s-4gbxl/p/itmd2rys8pgq3keh?pid=RAMD2RYRXBBF4WC8&_l=R38qb71xbP3uAa0H1SWV8w--&_r=ScwlGk8%20i7MLVv2Gyc%200ww--&ref=f697be24-f1c7-4121-bc65-a8c901d47f4b

    HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD Internal Hard Drive (ST31000524AS)
    http://www.flipkart.com/seagate-barracuda-1-tb-hdd-internal-hard-drive-st31000524as/p/itmd2ryndzhc8zeb?pid=IHDD2RYNYVWPXZVT&_l=a_PA9kd33V2KqadrPJAx2Q--&_r=e2yfT+XObgX5s5Ir8TJe0Q--&ref=81884ced-d431-42f2-9e0f-663f40df21bc

    Case - NZXT Gaurdian 921 RB ATX Cabinet
    http://www.theitdepot.com/details-NZXT+Gaurdian+921+RB+ATX+Cabinet_C5P11577.html


    PSU - Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 600W 600 Watts PSU
    http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-extreme-power-plus-600w-600-watts-psu/p/itmd5xz4hday96fu?pid=PSUD5XZ47MU5ZTX8&_l=SNcNzCvbnK484x0LzRNCYg--&_r=ScwlGk8%20i7MLVv2Gyc%200ww--&ref=f697be24-f1c7-4121-bc65-a8c901d47f4b

    Cooler - Cooler Master Vortex 211P Cooler
    http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-vortex-211p/p/itmd6wwgpmdx2czp?pid=COLD6WWHTUNJWZZW&_l=3hvSTqb7PwJAaxtdnjAOjg--&_r=vo0NP9ccJJ9WVKN8t+2YZA--&ref=5f1a8371-9a1d-46e6-8fe0-04bac185a475

    Please tell me whether this build is good or not , coz hes in a hurry to buy this..
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  4. g-unit1111 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 ??
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Best answer selected by AmithV.
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