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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2012 11:16:34 AM

Hello Everyone,

I am building a budget gaming rig for the first time. I am in India. Here, the prices for computer accessories have gone sky high. I have decided to use a core i5 2400 with 4 gb corsair ram 1333, 500gb sata 7200 Seagate baracuda, LG monitor LED 1920 by 1080 20". All this leaves me with a budget of about $200.
I need advice on the following doubts I have
1. Here there's two kinds of mobo's available PH61 and PH67. Which of these is better and why?
2. Does a HD 6670 deliver playable fps for BF3? and at what res can I possibly max out the settings with this card?
3. how do I decide on the psu for this config?

thanks a lot
p.s. I already had the Hard disk from an earlier purchase

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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2012 12:43:29 PM

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1. Here there's two kinds of mobo's available PH61 and PH67. Which of these is better and why?


for a i5-2400 the H61 is fine and probably cheaper. the P67 is a better board (more bells and whistles) and is for overclocking "K" series CPUs.

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2. Does a HD 6670 deliver playable fps for BF3? and at what res can I possibly max out the settings with this card?


no, the 6670 will not play BF3 at 1080p very well even on low presets. even at 1280x1024 it barely achieves playable frame rates on low presets. I would suggest at least a HD 5770/6770/7770 or GTX 550ti/GTX 460 as a minimum to play BF3
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gt-640-revi...

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3. how do I decide on the psu for this config

depends on the quality of the PSU and what kind on GPU you will put in it. Generally I would lean toward a 400-500w PSU in any build.

what brands are available in your area?

good quality low cost PSU to look at.
Corsair:
CX 430W v2
CX 500W v2

Antec PSU should be fine:
VP-450w
EA 380D 380 w (very good and solid for its size)

any Seasonic, Silverstone, XFX or PC Power and cooling will be fine.
Some OCZ psu's are ok also

link to PSU reviews:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page1373.ht...











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June 26, 2012 6:49:47 AM

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