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Budget Gaming Rig: August 2012

Hey Guys,

How r u? Hope you are all fine.....

This is my first thread ever, so please forgive me if did any mistake as I'm new to forum.

I'm building my self a new gaming rig with very tight hand (As much costlier in India then US). Need suggestion from you guys for my new RIG.

New 3rd generation core processors supports 1600mhz RAM, but i want more future proof system (5 years) as ASUS Maximus V Gene(Which is thinking to buy) supports 2800 OC, so suggest me best available RAM with more MHz with best timings(don't know what they are or do) for good value for money.

I have planned below spex:

Processor:i7 3770k for 375$ (In India) BOUGHT ALREADY
MoBo: Asus Maximus V Gene (Looking forward to get this) $306
Cabinet: Corsair Carbide 500R (White One) $126 BOUGHT ALREADY
Memory: Please Suggest @ Low Price with High MHz(Corsair is very good but pricey)
Storage: Have Segate 2TB HDD Storage/ Not interested in SSD
Display: Acer LED 23" 1920x1080 $180 BOUGHT ALREADY
Graphics Card: Have (Friend's) Zotac 560GTX, 660 GTX is in mind to get.
Cooling: Stock


If you find anything wrong in this or incompatible............Please suggest......
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  1. Hi there. If you are not doing heavy photo/video editing, you don't really need a 3770k chip. 2500k should do fine for gaming applications. I would take the savings and invest in a video card like gtx680. Videocards are the main bottleneck in games nowadays, just check benchmarks on Toms Hardware.

    I recently built a very powerful system under $1100. Check out more of my builds and recommendations at: http://rightrig.tumblr.com/post/22245588294/the-results-are-in-for-my-most-recent-build-with
  2. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353572-13-build-upgrade-advice

    But it seems like you already made a great mistake buying the i7 :(
  3. Best answer
    If you've already bought the i7, see if you can return it (as it is presumably still boxed and unused). A gaming system doesn't need more than an i5, so go for the i5-3570K (the i5-2500K is still great, but last gen and not much cheaper than the newer 3570K).

    The Maximus V Gene can support ridiculously high RAM frequencies, but you don't need more than 1600MHz. Corsair kits are probably the best to go for...

    I'd recommend and SSD, to be honest...you won't regret it.

    The weak link in your build is the GPU. Go for a 7950 / 660Ti.
  4. fiachamp said:
    Hi there. If you are not doing heavy photo/video editing, you don't really need a 3770k chip. 2500k should do fine for gaming applications. I would take the savings and invest in a video card like gtx680. Videocards are the main bottleneck in games nowadays, just check benchmarks on Toms Hardware.

    I recently built a very powerful system under $1100. Check out more of my builds and recommendations at: http://rightrig.tumblr.com/post/22245588294/the-results-are-in-for-my-most-recent-build-with


    I bought this for gaming only+Future Proof.

    Nice RIG Bro..........
  5. diellur said:
    If you've already bought the i7, see if you can return it (as it is presumably still boxed and unused). A gaming system doesn't need more than an i5, so go for the i5-3570K (the i5-2500K is still great, but last gen and not much cheaper than the newer 3570K).

    The Maximus V Gene can support ridiculously high RAM frequencies, but you don't need more than 1600MHz. Corsair kits are probably the best to go for...

    I'd recommend and SSD, to be honest...you won't regret it.

    The weak link in your build is the GPU. Go for a 7950 / 660Ti.



    I already bought i7 and using it now. I think it'll be future proof (8 threads) for gaming and extras.

    NO SSD's Please. Too Over Priced.

    For GPU: Wht abut 670 GTX???
  6. Best answer selected by n4v1n.
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