Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Need a Good computer Build for ~1150$

Last response: in Components
Share
February 18, 2013 4:14:51 PM

Hi,

My friend needs a Gaming Rig mainly for gaming. Budget is around 1150$ for total CPU parts. I live in India and prices here are going to be the first announced MRP of the products and normally even more than that. So, discounts at newegg etc are not applicable to me.

For CPU, fixed up on i5-3570k.

I need a mobo as cheap as possible as I think this is only the part I think we can bottleneck. With basic overclocking capabilities, PCI 3.0, USB 3.0, SLI/CFX slots not needed.

For GPU, Im looking on GTX 680 or 670.

I need some suggestions so, on mobo, RAM, PSU(ONLY corsair/seasonic) with all the CPU budget not over 1150$

Thank you!
a b à CPUs
February 18, 2013 4:20:15 PM

The asrock z77 extreme 4 usually is cheap or the asrock z77 pro 3.
For a gpu get the 670 gtx, the performance difference is minimal, for price/performance the 670 gtx is a much better choice and it will allow you to spend in another parts.
Any dual channel kit of 8GB(2x4GB) no more than 1.5v, for a psu either the corsair tx v2, seasonic s2ii, xfx core edition, antec high current gamer.
m
0
l
February 18, 2013 4:25:38 PM

Hi,

Thanks for that. Will be getting a GTX 670 then.We will be getting a good 3D 1080p Gaming monitor and gaming is the main priority.

Also, is 8GB enough? or should I go for 12GB?

Im confused on the Corsair RAM series(Corsair is only available in our place). Should I go for vengeance/dominator? Also, 1333/1600/2100? He will not be overclocking as hell as long as all the games run at max.

Can someone estimate the wattage this GIG might take? 550W or 650W? Corsair TX series is good enough ?

Thanks!
m
0
l
Related resources

Best solution

a b à CPUs
February 18, 2013 4:30:56 PM

Yes, 8GB is plenty, just get the vengeance, it's cheaper and get at 1600 mhz, that's the maximum supported by the memory controller of the intel cpu, anything beyond that, it's considered overclocking.
550W is plenty, as long has it have 30A on the +12v rail, any decent psu within 500-600W will have more than that.
Share
a b à CPUs
February 18, 2013 4:37:24 PM

He's from India.
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 18, 2013 4:40:05 PM

djangoringo said:
He's from India.
:lol:  facepalm my bad anyways thanks for telling me.I didn't read the thread.
m
0
l
February 18, 2013 4:50:34 PM

bigcyco1 said:
:lol:  facepalm my bad anyways thanks for telling me.I didn't read the thread.


Hi,

Thanks for that list. Im looking on these parts:

i5 3570k
Asrock Z77 Pro 3
GTX 670(Looking on models)
650w Corsair TX 650/Seasonic 650w
Corsair vengeance 1600 8GB
CM 690 II advanced/Corsair 400R (these 2 cases are reasonable here in India, other cases are like +30-60$ compared to US prices)

A 212 EVO needed for This gig? He definitely wont be overclocking as I think this gig could easily max out all the games out there at stock speeds @ 1080p?. If they doesn't he may OC.

I heard Cooling of Ivy bridge is good enough at stock frequencies.
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 18, 2013 4:56:02 PM

If he doesn't plan to overclock, the stock cooler is fine, but for that, you could spend less for the i5-3470 and a h77 motherboard, if you don't plan to overclock.
A 550W psu will do, if you can't find any good psu with 500-550w, then get the corsair TX V2, it's probably cheaper than the seasonic 650W.
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 18, 2013 4:56:52 PM

hitme987 said:
Hi,

Thanks for that list. Im looking on these parts:

i5 3570k
Asrock Z77 Pro 3
GTX 670(Looking on models)
650w Corsair TX 650/Seasonic 650w
Corsair vengeance 1600 8GB
CM 690 II advanced/Corsair 400R (these 2 cases are reasonable here in India, other cases are like +30-60$ compared to US prices)

A 212 EVO needed for This gig? He definitely wont be overclocking as I think this gig could easily max out all the games out there at stock speeds @ 1080p?. If they doesn't he may OC.

I heard Cooling of Ivy bridge is good enough at stock frequencies.
If hes not overclocking then no need to buy that cpu or the evo aftermarket cpu cooler just use the stock one and go for i5-3470 and a H77 motherboard.
m
0
l
a c 737 à CPUs
February 18, 2013 5:00:16 PM

I would get the 212 Evo and overclock it anyway. With that board, just set the multiplier to 40x and leave everything else on auto. Instant 4.0ghz with 0 effort. :) 
m
0
l
February 18, 2013 5:05:23 PM

Hmm..He might do in the future if the games demand for more. I think its good to think futuristic at around 5+ years where HD games demand more juice and OCing GPU & CPU might satisfy the needs. Obviously, a good cooler is needed then.

Your thoughts on my opinion?

I will keep that suggestion in mind if the budget goes way over 1350$. His budget is actually 1350$, I gave as 1150$ here as Indian prices are a LOT more(Asrock Z77 pro 3 is around 115$ etc). And I do think this gig might cost around 1200-1300$ here.

@logain, 212 EVO is around 42$ here which is like 1.5x US price(I bought for my PC a month back). I might consider recommending that when he thinks there is a need for OC. He basically just use PC for games and low profile apps, so 3.4 GHz I think might be sufficient.

Also, If he plans to HEAVILY OC GPU and CPU, 550W of PSU enough? or should I suggest him to buy 650 right away?
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 18, 2013 5:11:13 PM

Well the i5-3470 can be raised to 4.0 ghz, but if he has the budget for the i5-3570k+z77, then he might get that, but the i5-3470+h77 will prove to be a good option for such budget, specially if Indian prices are a lot more expensive.
A quality psu with 550W will do, even with the gpu overclocked.
m
0
l
February 18, 2013 5:15:52 PM

Hmm..Thanks. Can you suggest a Cheap H77 mobo if we get a i5-3470?(around 80$-100$ US Price)
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 18, 2013 5:17:08 PM

H77 asrock pro 4 mvp, pro4-m, h77m, or z75 asrock pro 3.
m
0
l
February 18, 2013 5:19:01 PM

Thanks djangoringo and everyone else for your help. That clears everything :) 
m
0
l
February 18, 2013 5:19:18 PM

Best answer selected by hitme987.
n
nOops, selected a wrong reply xD, should be the first one!!
m
0
l
!