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September 5, 2012 7:03:59 PM

Hello,

I need some advice from experts on this config..Im planning to buy this and the total price is 45k = 900$

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard -- 10500 Rs
Corsair 400R Mid Tower Cabinet -- 5800 Rs
Intel Core i5-2500 Processor --12900 Rs
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO Cooler -- 1400 Rs
Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK PSU -- 2800 Rs
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB RAM -- 3700
Zotac NVIDIA Geforce GTX 550 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 --8080 Rs

Please provide some suggestions on this config since im totally new to this

Thanks,
Dinesh :) 

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September 5, 2012 7:09:44 PM

The Hyper TX3 is no better than the stock fan - and it's pointless to pair a 2500K with a Z77 motherboard as you lose quite a bit of functionality. Is there a site that you're buying from? If so link to it and that can help to suggest a better system.
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September 5, 2012 7:19:30 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The Hyper TX3 is no better than the stock fan - and it's pointless to pair a 2500K with a Z77 motherboard as you lose quite a bit of functionality. Is there a site that you're buying from? If so link to it and that can help to suggest a better system.



http://www.flipkart.com/computers/ [...] pop=flyout

this is where im planning to get all the components
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September 5, 2012 8:03:49 PM

For a gaming pc, the graphics card is more important than the cpu.
My rule of thumb for a balanced gaming pc is to budget twice your cpu budget for the graphics card.
In this case with a combined cpu/gpu budget of 20980, I would allocate about 7000 for the cpu. That would be a i3-2120, and 14000 for the graphics card. That would be a GTX560ti or 7850 class card.

With a 2120, or even the 2500 you listed, there is no benefit from an expensive motherboard.
You can buy a H61 based motherboard for 3000 and add the 7000 you saved to the cpu/gpu budget.
Do not be put off by a strong duo for gaming. Few games use more than 2 cores.
Read this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...
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September 5, 2012 8:32:01 PM

dines1988 said:
http://www.flipkart.com/computers/ [...] pop=flyout

this is where im planning to get all the components


A little bit over budget but try this:

Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 - Rs. 3780
PSU: Corsair CX600 - Rs. 4485
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE - Rs. 9649
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450 - Rs. 12487
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - Rs. 3888
HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue - Rs. 3763
Optical: LG DVD Burner - Rs. 988
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6850 - Rs. 10976

Total: Rs. 50013 (USD $894.95)
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September 6, 2012 10:24:40 AM

g-unit1111 said:
A little bit over budget but try this:

Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 - Rs. 3780
PSU: Corsair CX600 - Rs. 4485
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE - Rs. 9649
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450 - Rs. 12487
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - Rs. 3888
HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue - Rs. 3763
Optical: LG DVD Burner - Rs. 988
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6850 - Rs. 10976

Total: Rs. 50013 (USD $894.95)


thanks for the suggestion :) 

one last thing

what do you think about this one below???

Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1 GB DDR5 Graphi...
Graphics Card Rs. 11660

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor
Processor Rs. 13451

Corsair 4 GB RAM (CMV4GX3M1A1333C9)
Ram Rs. 1293

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Cooler
Cooler Rs. 2191

ASUS P8Z68-V Motherboard Rs. 14000

Corsair 400R Mid Tower Cabinet Rs. 5808

Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK PSU Rs. 2867

Total = around 51k

I see in most of the forums people think I5 2500k is better for gaming since its UNLOCKED and so it can be overclocked and the best MOBO for this processor is Asus Z68 series it seems and i already have an Seagate 3.5mm portable HDD...So i have planned to remove the case of the 3.5mm HDD and use it for my YET TO BUY PC :p  and i dont think im going to need a DVD reader/burner(need it only it install an OS which i ll manage somehow with my friends portable DVD reader)....

Once i get this and eveything goes fine then i ll get a SSD 64 gb which ll cost me around 4k :D 



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September 6, 2012 3:00:20 PM

Your list is almost OK.

The failure point is the Corsair 430w psu. A GTX560 needs a 500w psu with two 6 pin connectors.
Here is a link to the psu recommendations for most any graphics card configuration for your reference:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

But, I think you can do better.

1) The 2500K is a great gaming chip, almost as good as the 3570K. Particularly with a easy conservative overclock.
I can't really argue against it. It leaves you the option to upgrade your graphics card to something very strong.
For a balanced gamer today, it really should be paired with a stronger graphics card.
But If you are looking out for a few years, then It is worth overbudgeting for a good quad today.

2) A Z68 motherboard will let you overclock a "K", no problem there. But there are some less expensive motherboards that will do just as well for less. Z77 based motherboards have more component integration, making them cheaper to produce, I might suggest this Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H for 8056 : http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-ga-z77m-d3h-motherboar...

3) Ram is cheap. While no game will use more than 2-3 gb, 8gb will give you a much more responsive system.
I suggest you buy a 8gb kit composed of two 4gb sticks of DDR3 1333 ram. 1333 is perhaps 1-2% slower than 1600, so it is probably not worth a big price difference.
Ram is sold in kits for a reason.
Ram from the same vendor and part number can be made up of differing manufacturing components over time.
Some motherboards can be very sensitive to this.
That is why ram vendors will not support ram that is not bought in one kit.
Although, I think the problem has lessened with the newer Intel chipsets. Still,
it is safer to get what you need in one kit.

4) I think you will need a slightly stronger psu. The 500w Corsair unit would be good:
http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-500cxv2uk-500-wat...

With the savings on the motherboard, there should be enough extra for the stronger psu and added 4gb of ram.

A laptop Hard drive will be very slow. Yes, it can be used, but if you can, start with that 60gb SSD for the os and use the laptop hard drive for overflow storage. You will be MUCH happier.
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September 6, 2012 4:15:03 PM

dines1988 said:
thanks for the suggestion :) 

one last thing

what do you think about this one below???

Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1 GB DDR5 Graphi...
Graphics Card Rs. 11660

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor
Processor Rs. 13451

Corsair 4 GB RAM (CMV4GX3M1A1333C9)
Ram Rs. 1293

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Cooler
Cooler Rs. 2191

ASUS P8Z68-V Motherboard Rs. 14000

Corsair 400R Mid Tower Cabinet Rs. 5808

Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK PSU Rs. 2867

Total = around 51k


The Radeon 6850 is a far better suggestion for video card than the 550TI is.

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I see in most of the forums people think I5 2500k is better for gaming since its UNLOCKED and so it can be overclocked and the best MOBO for this processor is Asus Z68 series it seems and i already have an Seagate 3.5mm portable HDD...So i have planned to remove the case of the 3.5mm HDD and use it for my YET TO BUY PC :p  and i dont think im going to need a DVD reader/burner(need it only it install an OS which i ll manage somehow with my friends portable DVD reader)....

Once i get this and eveything goes fine then i ll get a SSD 64 gb which ll cost me around 4k :D 


Whether or not you'll benefit from overclocking depends on what games you plan to run and how much you plan to push your CPU. If you're playing CPU intensive games like Civilization V then it will benefit. If you're playing GPU intensive games like Battlefield 3, then you're better off not getting the unlocked CPU and instead pouring as much of your leftover funds into getting the best GPU that you can get. The Radeon 6870 is one of the best low cost GPUs on the market currently.

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2) A Z68 motherboard will let you overclock a "K", no problem there. But there are some less expensive motherboards that will do just as well for less. Z77 based motherboards have more component integration, making them cheaper to produce, I might suggest this Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H for 8056 : http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-g [...] d69e885465


But then it makes no sense to pair a 2500K with a Z77 as you lose quite a bit of the motherboard's intended functionality. You're better getting the 3570K there.
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November 20, 2012 9:28:03 AM

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