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January 1, 2013 11:26:40 PM

Hello,
Please suggest me the cheapest mobo and PSU for my rig.I have already finalized on i5 3470 and gtx 660 gpu .No plan of overclocking.I would be playing at 1080p.
Thanks in advance

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January 1, 2013 11:45:24 PM

I would get either a motherboard with an H61 on it or H77. Do you need USB 3 & SATA 3? I'm gonna assume yes, but I just want your verification. A good H61 board with be the MSI H61M-P31, and 2 good H77 boards would be the H77MA-G43 and the ZH77A-G43.
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January 2, 2013 12:24:51 AM

Thanx payturr..
I chose 660 over 7850 ...is it worth it??
Also its gigabyte's ocd version ...shud i go for it?
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January 2, 2013 12:37:46 AM

the 660 is good but honestly I rather go with the 7850 because when AMD updates the drivers, they usually up performance by like 15%, and its much more affordable and offers pretty good performance. Gigabyte isn't a bad company for a GPU, they're very good - always buy from them, MSI, ASUS, EVGA, and XFX, all 5 of those are very good companies for cards. I like MSI best cause they do a fantastic job with coolers & their overclocking capabilities.
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January 2, 2013 12:41:33 AM

payturr said:
the 660 is good but honestly I rather go with the 7850 because when AMD updates the drivers, they usually up performance by like 15%, and its much more affordable and offers pretty good performance. Gigabyte isn't a bad company for a GPU, they're very good - always buy from them, MSI, ASUS, EVGA, and XFX, all 5 of those are very good companies for cards. I like MSI best cause they do a fantastic job with coolers & their overclocking capabilities.


well in my country,660 costs almost the same as 7850...so shud i stick to 660 den?
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January 2, 2013 12:46:38 AM

invoker1151039 said:
well in my country,660 costs almost the same as 7850...so shud i stick to 660 den?

The 660 is a nice card, if it plays the games you wanna play at good framerates & you like Nvidia and the Gigabyte card, I say go for it! But if you don't really know what you wanna play & all, I would recommend searching both GPUs & their results in gaming, then take into consideration whether you want to overclock or not, and then check if it's good for your needs. If you wanna do 3D, Nvidia is the best. If you wanna do multiple monitors, AMD is the best. Just look at performance & then decide from there, okay? :) 
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January 2, 2013 12:53:39 AM

660 beats 7850 by a good margin ...but it is 192 bit only...is it of
any significance??
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January 2, 2013 12:58:10 AM

Also considering that i wont overclock..would i be needing any cpu cooler ?
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January 2, 2013 1:00:45 AM

The bit rates don't matter unless you have multiple monitors really. As for overclocking, your processor is fine because it comes with a cooler. And then obviously the graphics card has a cooler on it.
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January 2, 2013 1:05:59 AM

so would i be able to play gta 5,bf3,far cry 3,dota 2
at my config?
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January 2, 2013 1:10:49 AM

With a 660, you should good, not with ultra settings but you can get medium to high settings with all. If its not much more, though, I'd try to get a 660ti - much better card.
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January 2, 2013 1:13:59 AM

thanks a lot buddy..
actually i have been a laptop user..assembling desktop for the first time,so i am both nervous and excited
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January 2, 2013 1:18:50 AM

so please help me complete my rig.
also do suggest any more alternative rigs if its better
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January 2, 2013 1:24:39 AM

my budget is around 900 $
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January 2, 2013 1:26:15 AM

I'll help you, right now your system seems very good, the only thing I would really advise & emphasize is cooling - you want your case to have a nice air flow, so have intake & exhaust fans laid out on the system, and do good cable management so there isn't anything blocking said airflow.
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January 2, 2013 1:31:16 AM

i would definitely take care of that.
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January 2, 2013 1:33:36 AM

do suggest me other components to complete my rig
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January 2, 2013 1:37:35 AM

Hm, do you have any storage ideas in mind? Or how you want things to cool?
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January 2, 2013 1:43:03 AM

ahh..i am a noob at assembling.
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January 2, 2013 1:45:47 AM

If you can spend the cash, try to get a 64GB/128GB SSD to use to put Windows on, and a 1TB drive to hold programs. I recommend Crucial M4 for an SSD & a Western Digital Black Drive for storage. As for fans, if you want silence, Noctua is the best brand but they're the most expensive, Cooler Master & Corsair build some nice regular fans. I also recommend Cooler Master for a case - all their midtowers are awesome!
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January 2, 2013 1:52:16 AM

ok..and how about ram and psu?
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January 2, 2013 2:28:54 AM

try not to be cheap with the psu. like many people say, it is the "heart" of the pc. get a decent one in your price range.
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