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Hi, I am planning to build a new gaming rig

I have a approximate configuration in mind.
Thought you could optimize it with your class of knowledge and experience

Board : ASUS MAXIMUM V GENE

GCARD : MSI GTX560-Ti HAWK 1gb

Processor : Intel i7 2600k

RAM :

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

HD

Seagate Barracuda 6.0gb/s 64mb 7200rpm 2TB

SSD :
later this year for sure

MONITOR:

Benq XL2420T


Power Supply : Cooler Master Extreme 650W


Please suggest me some good case(s) for something around 100-110 $ (INR 5000- 6000)

A detailed budget for each component is as follows:

(Please note: The figures just indicate a range I am willing to spend for that component , coz its necessary to draw a line somewhere to keep up with the budget )

MBoard : 270$ (INR 15000)
GCard : 270$ (INR 15000)
Processor : 325$ (INR 18000)
RAM : 70$ (INR 4000)
HDD : 125$ (INR 7000)
Monitor : 330 $ (INR 18000)
Case : 100-110$ (INR 5000-6000)
Power Supply : 100$ (INR 5500)


Total = Close to 1550-1600$ range (INR 87000)

(OS is additional, not included in this )

I am residing in India

Please provide me with your suggestions with any modifications if for better in the same price range of these components
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  1. You are a bit processor heavy in your current config. I would recommend saving $100 on your processor and get an i5-2500k instead. With this extra money spend some extra and buy a better GPU. Maybe something like a 7870 or something like that.
  2. This is a US site and the prices greatly differ.......
    Anyways, why don't you cut down on the ram and buy a better case; it will be a good investment.
  3. ATI or Nvidia is the big question

    Also can you be specific of the radeon 7870 model/make ( I will check the prices here in the Indian Market)

    Please suggest me an alternative Gcard in-case of non availability
    I m really confused on the Gcard !

    some say ATI has problems with drivers and Nvidia is better when it comes to software
    (I have never used one to comment)

    That is the reason i chose GtX 560 Ti as per now
    (hawk edition for its twin frozr III cooling and factory clock speed of 900mhz)

    in short the best gtx 560 ti card

    but you ppl rcommend ati 7850/7870

    a few doubts I have :

    1. Performance difference (is it beating nvidia card by a big margin ? interms of both OC/normal usage)

    2. do ATI Cards show higher temperatures than nvidia card (will it perform with good figures with No cooling component in the case

    3. is Nvidia 3dvision supported (if u plan to purchase a 3dvision 2 kit in future )
    As I might purchase the BenQ XL2420T Monitor (Supports Nvidia 3d vision 2 technology)
  4. Here's what I would say,
    Stick with the current motherboard of your choice.
    Instead of going with a 2600k, you could go for the 3rd generation Intel CPU.
    If you can wait, go for i5 3570k. It'll be around 13k @ launch in India.
    If your rig is solely for gaming, 2 TB would be an overkill. I'd say go with a 500GB one.
    Your current choice of monitor seems to be another overkill. Do yo REALLY want 3d??
    As for case is concerned, a Cooler Master CM 690 II will fit the bill.
    You can lay off the SSD and get yourself a 24k rs. graphic card.
  5. And BTW, how do plan to get the parts for your rig. I too want to build myself a rig.
    But not many satisfactory vendors out there. Are you shopping online? If so please tell me which site you're using.
  6. Quote:
    And BTW, how do plan to get the parts for your rig. I too want to build myself a rig.
    But not many satisfactory vendors out there. Are you shopping online? If so please tell me which site you're using.



    hey :)

    well ssd is surely happening in a few months. got a friend returning from dubai with 1 of those.

    i would prefer spending max 16k on my graphic card rit now and when the prices drop in a year . I ll bridge it with a new one :)

    dat is on my mind

    so can u suggest me a good card in the range of 15-16k

    Well 3d is something i dont plan to upgrade myself on in this year. but my thought on 3d is if you have an option to uograde den WHY NOT ? :)

    please suggest me a pure gaming 2d monitor also
  7. Quote:



    Yeah i saw the asus gtx 560ti

    pretty solid card (was 1 of my preferences for purchase )

    but then i saw the reviews and comparisons on net


    got to know the MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk is best in the 560Ti family

    (not by a big margin but still it is)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/322005-33-asus-dcii#t2401394


    wats your view on this..

    and hey any other suggestions for monitor then AOC :) ?
  8. Monitor:
    I picked up the Dell (see my signature) HD monitor for around 10k - it should be cheaper now coz I picked it up about a year back. Its performed brilliantly so far!

    GPU:
    As the poster above stated, the i7 is a bit overkill for your setup. You'll be better off with the i5-2500k, and if you're not looking at overclocking the CPU, go for the i5-2500 (though the price difference is barely noticeable). The money you save, put it into your GPU budget. I'd honestly recommend the GTX570 from MSI. This one is from flipkart and is an overclocked version. It's for 22k app. Totally worth the investment!! If you're looking at 16k, then 22k is not that far off and would serve you well in the long run.

    http://www.flipkart.com/msi-nvidia-n570gtx-twin-frozr-iii-pe-oc-1-25-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd7yd78kdw8tah?pid=GRCD7YCZJBZQHDJR&_l=koq_GjMe5DzX5nxo7kKmOQ--&_r=ScwlGk8%20i7MLVv2Gyc%200ww--&ref=21c3bc1d-6222-41b3-8d3d-d7d729a3d8b5

    Other vendors that I know in Delhi are basically those goons in Nehru Place. That apart, Flipkart is the only other website I know and trust with authentic stuff...ebay is not an option for me in that department!

    For some reason, markets/ vendors in India (Delhi at least) prefer dealing with nVidia. I've stuck to nVidia all through and been completely satisfied. If your friend is coming from Dubai, ask him for the prices of the 570 as it will definitely be cheaper (can he get me a 670 too? ;) Kidding!). Otherwsie, the 560Ti is a good performer too! I just prefer the 570.

    Personally, I'm saving up to get the GTX670 (which is around 30k as of now). There's nothing better than that card when it comes to price v. value...awesome card, imho!
  9. Quote:
    Monitor:
    I picked up the Dell (see my signature) HD monitor for around 10k - it should be cheaper now coz I picked it up about a year back. Its performed brilliantly so far!

    GPU:
    As the poster above stated, the i7 is a bit overkill for your setup. You'll be better off with the i5-2500k, and if you're not looking at overclocking the CPU, go for the i5-2500 (though the price difference is barely noticeable). The money you save, put it into your GPU budget. I'd honestly recommend the GTX570 from MSI. This one is from flipkart and is an overclocked version. It's for 22k app. Totally worth the investment!! If you're looking at 16k, then 22k is not that far off and would serve you well in the long run.

    http://www.flipkart.com/msi-nvidia-n570gtx-twin-frozr-iii-pe-oc-1-25-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd7yd78kdw8tah?pid=GRCD7YCZJBZQHDJR&_l=koq_GjMe5DzX5nxo7kKmOQ--&_r=ScwlGk8%20i7MLVv2Gyc%200ww--&ref=21c3bc1d-6222-41b3-8d3d-d7d729a3d8b5

    Other vendors that I know in Delhi are basically those goons in Nehru Place. That apart, Flipkart is the only other website I know and trust with authentic stuff...ebay is not an option for me in that department!

    For some reason, markets/ vendors in India (Delhi at least) prefer dealing with nVidia. I've stuck to nVidia all through and been completely satisfied. If your friend is coming from Dubai, ask him for the prices of the 570 as it will definitely be cheaper (can he get me a 670 too? ;) Kidding!). Otherwsie, the 560Ti is a good performer too! I just prefer the 570.

    Personally, I'm saving up to get the GTX670 (which is around 30k as of now). There's nothing better than that card when it comes to price v. value...awesome card, imho!



    :)

    i5-2500k is confirmed for now.

    Some people suggest ATI 7850/7870 over NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti and 570.

    What would you suggest ?


    Please advice which monitor is better of the lot , I was planning to get 1 of these

    http://gaming.benq.com/gaming-monitor/xl2410t

    http://gaming.benq.com/gaming-monitor/rl2450ht


    I thought of getting ASUS MOTHERBOARD - MAXIMUM V GENE

    ( I will be using my pc only for gaming)

    Any other board better for 15-16k ?
  10. While that's a great motherboard you've selected, do you really need all of its features? I mean, will you be running a RAID setup? Have a look at this one from Asus, it can shave off a couple of grand and deliver good performance:

    http://www.flipkart.com/asus-p8z68-v-le-motherboard/p/itmd4g9hhstncsxk?pid=MBDD4G9G2VBY6HDK&_l=De0+HXBm3lIzOWeS+QgNGw--&_r=5i6oO4DCh9tjsL0bxEKXYQ--&ref=1db8dd91-71df-4b90-9adb-f90996cf5209

    It's for about 10k and should do everything you need it to do. Plus, with the suggestions already given, I think we've already saved you about 12k! ;) You can use that towards a good monitor/ better GPU....even a 670, if you add 12k to the 16k you already have set aside for the GPU. Do that, and you'll have a 'killer' rig!!

    On a side note, while the power supply is fine, a 750W is recommended, should you go with the 670....just to be safe!

    As for the monitor, I don't do BenQ, so can't recommend it. :( Dell, Acer, (even Samsung in select models) are some of the better tried and trusted ones.

    My recommendation for the GPU, in order, is:
    1. GTX670
    2. GTX570 (the one I linked earlier from MSI)
    3. GTX560Ti (the one you've already liked).
  11. Quote:
    While that's a great motherboard you've selected, do you really need all of its features? I mean, will you be running a RAID setup? Have a look at this one from Asus, it can shave off a couple of grand and deliver good performance:

    http://www.flipkart.com/asus-p8z68-v-le-motherboard/p/itmd4g9hhstncsxk?pid=MBDD4G9G2VBY6HDK&_l=De0+HXBm3lIzOWeS+QgNGw--&_r=5i6oO4DCh9tjsL0bxEKXYQ--&ref=1db8dd91-71df-4b90-9adb-f90996cf5209

    It's for about 10k and should do everything you need it to do. Plus, with the suggestions already given, I think we've already saved you about 12k! ;) You can use that towards a good monitor/ better GPU....even a 670, if you add 12k to the 16k you already have set aside for the GPU. Do that, and you'll have a 'killer' rig!!

    On a side note, while the power supply is fine, a 750W is recommended, should you go with the 670....just to be safe!

    As for the monitor, I don't do BenQ, so can't recommend it. :( Dell, Acer, (even Samsung in select models) are some of the better tried and trusted ones.

    My recommendation for the GPU, in order, is:
    1. GTX670
    2. GTX570 (the one I linked earlier from MSI)
    3. GTX560Ti (the one you've already liked).



    Woohooo 28k for a graphic card :)
    well i respect your suggestion ,but then I wonder if i spend 28k now on a gtx 600 series card which is a premium product at present.
    But it is overpriced just because it right at the top of the league.

    Soon when a new 1 is launched,the prices for the same card will shatter to 20-22k

    So a buy at that moment will be beneficial .

    (just a personal thought , no offense )


    Can u give me more options for monitors with exact models please :)

    So you are suggesting a Z68-V-LE board

    When i started with my rig specification search, I was determined to get a Z77-V-pro
    den i saw the comparison of features for a Z77-V

    The difference was minimal.

    So a Z77-V was my 1st preference till i saw the ROG MAXIMUM V GENE.

    I mean , I know it has features which may not be used by me , but then I am just :love: bot it

    On serious notes, MAXIMUM V GENE is a microATX board

    Any issues with a microATX board ?
  12. I have accumulated the following data for my rig with various options.

    Please help me shortlist to a single selection in each component

    Motherboard:
    1. ASUS P8Z77-V
    2. ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    GPU:

    ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP
    Model No: GTX670-DC2T-2GD5

    Processor:

    1. Intel i5 2500k
    2. Intel i5 3570k
    3. Intel i7 2600k

    RAM:
    1. G-SKILL Rip-Jaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    2. G-Skill Sniper DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR)3. CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
    4. CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8

    Power Supply:
    1. Corsair CMPSU-700GUK 700 Watts PSU
    2. Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2UK 650 Watts PSU
    3. Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2UK 750 Watts PSU
    4. Seasonic 750W Power Supply (SS-750JS)
    5. Seasonic 850W Power Supply (SS-850AT)


    Cabinet:
    1. Corsair 400R Mid Tower Cabinet
    2. Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced Mid Tower Cabinet
    3. Cooler Master Enforcer Mid Tower Cabinet
    4. Thermaltake Commander MS-III Mid Tower Cabinet
    5. Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Mid Tower Cabinet


    Hard-Disk:
    1. Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD Internal Hard Drive (ST200DM001) 6gb/s 64mb cache 7200rpm
    2. Western Digital Caviar 2TB (7200 RPM) SATA 6GB/s 64MB (WD2002FAEX)

    Monitor:
    1. Benq 24 inch LED - RL2450H
    2. Benq 24 inch LED - GL2450HM
    3. Asus 24 inch LED - ML248H
    4. Viewsonic 23.6 inch LED - VX2453MH
    5. Benq 24 inch LED - RL2450H
    6. Dell 23 inch LED - S2330MX


    Mouse:

    1. SteelSeries KINZU Optical Mouse Pro Gaming Black
    2. Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse
    3. Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400
    4. Razer Death Adder 3500 DPI Mouse (Black)
    5. Logitech Gaming Mouse G500

    Mouse Pad:

    1. Razer Goliathus - Fragged Omega Mouse Pad – Speed
    2. Razer Goliathus - Fragged Omega Mouse Pad Control

    Keyboard:

    1. Razer Arctosa Gaming Keyboard (Silver)
    2. Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105
  13. Best answer
    Motherboard:
    ASUS P8Z77-V

    GPU:
    ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP
    (I see this is back on the menu!! ;) Good choice!)
    I've just installed mine and am simply loving it!!

    Processor:
    Intel i5 2500k
    Best bang for the buck and quality CPU, especially if you're looking at OC'ing

    RAM:
    G-SKILL Rip-Jaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

    Power Supply:
    Corsair CMPSU-700GUK 700 Watts PSU
    700W is more than sufficient

    Cabinet:
    Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced Mid Tower Cabinet
    Its's a very good piece by CM. Very efficient.

    Hard-Disk:
    Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD Internal Hard Drive (ST200DM001) 6gb/s 64mb cache 7200rpm

    Monitor:
    Asus 24 inch LED - ML248H
    OR
    Dell 23 inch LED - S2330MX
    Asus, because its biggger, but not noticably bigger. I have Dell and am very happy with it.

    Mouse:
    Logitech Gaming Mouse G500

    Mouse Pad:
    ANY

    Keyboard:
    Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105


    All the best!
  14. just a query
    i5 sandy bridge vs i5 ivy bridge ?
  15. I'd go for the sandy bridge. Tried, tested and approved by gamers the world over!
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