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August 18, 2012 9:08:55 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Monday(20/8/12)
Budget Range: $800 ( Prices in India are much higher than those in US)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, movies, internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, Ram, PSU, Cabinet, Graphics Card, DVD drive, SSD

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: mdcomputers.in, flipkart.com

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x900 or maybe 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would really love the SSD, and am happy with a non-flashy cabinet

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Gave away my old PC as it sucked at games.

I have shortlisted the following:
Storage: Corsair Force 3 120 GB SSD
Ram Corsair value 4 GB
Graphics Card: Powercolor ATi Radeon HD 7750
PSU: 400w Cooler Master(Not sure about model)
Optical Drive: Samsung
Cabinet: Will see at the shop

I am really confused regarding the processor and the motherboard.
Should I get:
Intel i5-3450 and Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H
or
AMD FX-8120 and Asus M5A97

I am really stumped regarding this.
August 18, 2012 1:26:32 PM

The i5 would absolutely destroy the FX-8 in games. The i5 is overkill though considering you have the HD 7750, it's more of a low-mid range card with a mid-high range CPU. Maybe switch the i5 for an i3 (still better than the FX-8 in games), then switch the GPU for the HD 7770. That would give much better gaming performance overall.
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August 18, 2012 2:04:54 PM

jmsellars1 said:
The i5 would absolutely destroy the FX-8 in games. The i5 is overkill though considering you have the HD 7750, it's more of a low-mid range card with a mid-high range CPU. Maybe switch the i5 for an i3 (still better than the FX-8 in games), then switch the GPU for the HD 7770. That would give much better gaming performance overall.

With a 7750 or even a 7770 video card's capabilities there is absolutely no game you could play at any resolution that it would matter if its an i3, i5, fx-8120 or fx-4100. Hence, nothing is getting destroyed. They would all be equal.


Even so, I agree, go with an i3. But, Bulldozers fail enough without exaggerations from you mister. :kaola: 
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August 18, 2012 2:12:52 PM

i3 ftw, maybe a 6850 instead of the 7770, it uses more power but is a bit fatser
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August 18, 2012 3:43:50 PM

nekulturny said:
With a 7750 or even a 7770 video card's capabilities there is absolutely no game you could play at any resolution that it would matter if its an i3, i5, fx-8120 or fx-4100. Hence, nothing is getting destroyed. They would all be equal.


Even so, I agree, go with an i3. But, Bulldozers fail enough without exaggerations from you mister. :kaola: 



You would notice the difference in some scenarios, why not buy the most suitable CPU?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

The FX-8120 is like 15% behind the Pentium G630
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August 18, 2012 4:19:00 PM

jmsellars1 said:
You would notice the difference in some scenarios, why not buy the most suitable CPU?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

The FX-8120 is like 15% behind the Pentium G630

@ 1920x1080p. You're not playing 1080p with a 7750, thats my point. I've seen that article like 50 times, please avoid insulting my intelligence. :heink: 

Also, the difference is 3 FPS, thats not a real difference.
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August 18, 2012 4:21:56 PM

I'm not trying to insult anyone, I'm just saying an i5 is much better than an FX-8 in games. OK I may have used the word 'destroy'. I don't literally mean an i5 will break an FX-8 lol
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August 18, 2012 4:26:12 PM

jmsellars1 said:
I'm not trying to insult anyone, I'm just saying an i5 is much better than an FX-8 in games. OK I may have used the word 'destroy'. I don't literally mean an i5 will break an FX-8 lol

Well, you'll need more of a difference than that to break it lol.

Hey, its not like I'm saying go out and buy an FX over an i3, but even so.. I'm not one to let exaggerations go unchallenged either.
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August 18, 2012 4:27:57 PM

The 3 FPS difference is between an FX-8 and a Sandy Bridge Pentium anyway, I was comparing it to an Ivy Bridge i5. Those i5's are giving nearly double the FPS of the FX-8.
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August 18, 2012 4:30:07 PM

jmsellars1 said:
The 3 FPS difference is between an FX-8 and a Sandy Bridge Pentium anyway, I was comparing it to an Ivy Bridge i5. Those i5's are giving nearly double the FPS of the FX-8.

Ivy giving double frame rates? Maybe at 1080p, but we come back to the 7750/7770 not really being well suited for 1080p argument. You can say one should buy the better CPU anyway, I halfway agree with you, but when you're talking about paying for more for performance that won't be utilized, you lose me. :sleep: 

Ivys btw, are equal to sandy for gaming. So, theres no advantage to be had there either.
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August 18, 2012 4:30:18 PM

As far as the video card, honestly I try to avoid doing build recommendations for people in India. Its not that I'm racist or anything, but I've found their prices for video cards are just ridiculous. Video cards on par with 550 TIs over there cost like the price of GTX 570s. Its nuts. I can almost never work with the budget a person has from there.
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August 18, 2012 4:33:46 PM

And just to spice it up, then this happens:

Still behind yes, but the gap is tightened considerably.
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August 25, 2012 7:50:35 AM

I got this build:
Processor: i5-3450
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-B75-D3H
Storage: Corsair Force 3 120 GB SSD
Ram Corsair value 4 GB x 2
Graphics Card: Powercolor ATi Radeon HD 7770
PSU: Corsair VS450
Optical Drive: Samsung
Cabinet: Cooler Master Elite 343

Actually, I do a lot of multitasking, and little video encoding, so i5 was more preferable than i3. Also, I forgot to say that I would be selling the 7750 to my cousin in a few months for something better.
@nekulturny, Yes, in India graphics cards are much more expensive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... costs 220$ in local money
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September 1, 2012 6:34:56 AM

Best answer selected by NHarmonia.
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