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Mid range PC for occasional gaming

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June 7, 2012 3:09:29 PM

Hey, i few months ago, i upgraded my 5 year old pc. But i couldn't play any of the newer games. Upon asking here, i found out that i was tricked into buying some overpriced junk. So now i'm planning to get one assemebeld. As it is obvious, i am a newbie with tech, so some friend of my dad is assembling the PC

Approximate Purchase Date: before mid july

Budget Range: 1000 USD approx

System Usage from Most to Least Important: GUILD WARS 2! this will most likely be the only game i play. If i get a little extra time, maybe leauge of legends, other than that i will use it for college work which incluedes a little photoshop(mostly basic, formating magazines and stuff)

Parts not required: Speakers, mouse and keyboard

Country: India

Overclocking: lol no

SLI or Crossfire: i don't even know what they are

Monitor Resolution: 1080

Additional Comments: As i said, i'll be happy if it runs guild wars 2 at highest settings. And also if it can run half life 3 when it comes out, but i'm pretty sure we would have moved on to quantum computing by the time valve gets it out

Okay here is some research i did myself, and here is what a local store is quoting in terms of price.

Intel i7-2400 Rs.11825 $215
Asus P8H67-V Rs.9250 $168
Nvidia GTX 560 Rs.9900 $180
Coolermaster 311 Rs.2550 $46
Coolermaster 500W Rs.3950 $72
Kingston/transend 8gb Rs.1150 $40
seagate 1TB Rs.5600 $101
Sony Rs.1250 $22
Acer 22 inch widescreen Rs.8250 $150
Windows 7 home Rs.6000 $109

Total-- 1,184 USD

*Note: INR to USD conversion is approx

Any help is appreciated. If I missed any part, its most likely because i do not know if its existence. So please do let me know what else would i need

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June 7, 2012 3:14:51 PM

Basic build

I5-2400
Asus P8Z68 V LE
GTX 660 (for an immediate option, try the 7950, 570, or 670)
HAF 912 case
Whatever PSU, make sure it's at least 80 PLUS Bronze
any 1600 ram
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June 7, 2012 4:39:59 PM

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Whatever PSU, make sure it's at least 80 PLUS Bronze
any 1600 ram


You can't generalize on builds like that. People come here looking for system specific information and "any 1600 RAM" isn't going to help things. And you don't want to trust "any PSU" because that's when junk brands like Raidmax and Apevia get purchased. Seasonic, Corsair, and PC Power & Cooling are usually my go to brands.

Here's a typical ~$1K build that I can recommend but knowing pricing will help to suggest exact information:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
PSU: Seasonic S12 II 620W - $89.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - $134.99
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450 - $199.99
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 1.5V - $52.99
HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST 7200RPM - $99.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - $259.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $1055.91 (57,907.89 RP at current conversion rates)

If you don't need Windows 7 Home Premium you can upgrade your GPU to the Radeon 7870.
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June 7, 2012 4:45:58 PM

angaddev said:
Basic build

I5-2400
Asus P8Z68 V LE
GTX 660 (for an immediate option, try the 7950, 570, or 670)
HAF 912 case
Whatever PSU, make sure it's at least 80 PLUS Bronze
any 1600 ram


Terrible advice there.

Any 1600 ram? You need 1.5v ram.

Any psu? No, stick with known brands like Antec, seasonic, xfx, corsair, ocz (newer).

GTX660? Doesn't even exist yet.
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