Want to build a gaming pc with i7-3770?

Hey,this is my first post on TH:)
Anyway, I want to build gaming and virtualization pc with i7-3770?

Here is the form

Approximate purchase date : 1st or 2nd week of november

bugdet range : 30k-35k

system usage from most to least inportant : virtualization(64bit) and gaming mid-hid settings

parts not required : keyboard,mouse,speakers,os,printers,sacneers and monitors

preferred website(s) for parts : none

country of origin : New Delhi, India

parts preferences : I would like to use I7-3770 and good for gaming Gpu

overclocking : no

sli or crossfire : no

additional comments : pls help me as soon as possible.
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  1. Ashish Gupta said:
    Hey,this is my first post on TH:)
    Anyway, I want to build gaming and virtualization pc with i7-3770?

    Here is the form

    Approximate purchase date : 1st or 2nd week of december

    bugdet range : 30k-35k

    system usage from most to least inportant : virtualization(64bit) and gaming mid-hid settings

    parts not required : keyboard,mouse,speakers,os,printers,sacneers and monitors

    preferred website(s) for parts : none

    country of origin : New Delhi, India

    parts preferences : I would like to use I7-3770 and good for gaming Gpu

    overclocking : no

    sli or crossfire : no

    additional comments : pls help me as soon as possible.
  2. Unfortunately, it cannot be done. i7-3770, on its own, is close to 20,000 Rps. Allowing for other reasonable quality components, EXCLUDING graphics card, would take you to over 40,000Rps. It's then a question of what graphics/gaming you want. For gaming, with a 1080p monitor, about the MINIMUM would be 10,000Rps, and you really need to spend 15,000Rps+, for a GPU to play games like BF3, Crysis, etc. You really need a budget of 55,000-60,000 to get something reasonably good, including i7. You could manage, with SLIGHTLY less, if your monitor resolution is modest.
  3. If you want great multithreaded performance look at AMD FX 8300-series for a cheaper alternative.
  4. FinneousPJ said:
    If you want great multithreaded performance look at AMD FX 8300-series for a cheaper alternative.

    thx, but i really prefer intel processors. Anyway i will tale a look at it
  5. malbluff said:
    Unfortunately, it cannot be done. i7-3770, on its own, is close to 20,000 Rps. Allowing for other reasonable quality components, EXCLUDING graphics card, would take you to over 40,000Rps. It's then a question of what graphics/gaming you want. For gaming, with a 1080p monitor, about the MINIMUM would be 10,000Rps, and you really need to spend 15,000Rps+, for a GPU to play games like BF3, Crysis, etc. You really need a budget of 55,000-60,000 to get something reasonably good, including i7. You could manage, with SLIGHTLY less, if your monitor resolution is modest.


    my screen max resolution is 1400*900 and now am using 9400gt. but when i see some posts for price, the price is just 15,000 and i also asked some locals shopers they told me the same, thats why i am sure about the processorand the thing about the Gpu`s : i was first looking at zotac gtx 650ti (2gb) amp! edition(11088Rps on flipkart) but i dont think with this card i can play upcoming games like cyrsis and far cry 3 or so many... so give me the strong sussgestion for Gpu and also for motherboard because i dont know aything about motherboards, however if its about extend budget i can increase it to 40-50K.
  6. I checked and 35K rupees seems to be about $700, is that right? I made an AMD build with some room for price adjustment.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.20 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $612.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 09:05 EST-0500)

    It should be pretty awesome for the price for productivity and some gaming.
  7. Your biggest issue is processor. If half your budget goes on processor, it does limit you elsewhere. I undestand prices fluctuate quite a bit between different suppliers, in India. I have used flipkart, for price/availability. You may be able to find better deals, elsewhere.

    CPU: i7-3770 - 19398 Rps
    Mobo: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP - 6804 Rps
    RAM: GSKill Sniper 1600MHz Cas9 DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) - 3248 Rps (you may benefit from 16GB (2x8GB))
    HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda - 4358 Rps
    Opt Dr: LG GH24NS71/72 - 1035 Rps
    Case: Corsair Carbide 300R Mid tower ATX - 4370 Rps
    PSU: Seasonic S12ll 520w - 4398 Rps

    You could save small amounts with cheaper case and power suppply, but those are very good. Also you could use a cheaper B75 motherboard, but it's better suited to budget business machines, rather than gamers, but is "OK"
    Your biggest saving would be if you could use i5, rather than i7, for processor. Gaming gets no benefit from i7. Some design/photgraphic software does benefit, from i7, although, often, the actual gain doesn't really justify the extra cost. As an idea, an i5-3450 would cost 11766 Rps. Suggest you be sure additional cost IS justified.

    Having sorted the main components, that leaves GPU. Of course, the more you can afford, the better you can get. Your monitor resolution doesn't need too powerful a GPU, but something, at least, like HD7850, or GTX660 should ensure you can play anything reasonably well.

    Something like:

    MSI 2GB HD7850 Power Ed. - 15120 Rps
    Gigabyte GTX 660 - 15688

    Something slightly cheaper, from previous range of cards, wouldn't be too far short

    HIS IceQ HD6870 - 12614 Rps
  8. Absolutely no reason to ever put a i7-3770 in a gaming purposed build. You get absolutely zero gain over the i5's so you just waste $100-150 you could have spent on a better video card (or more games).

    i5-3470 is all you need for even the highest end gaming builds. (or 3570K if you like overclocking)
  9. ^He lists virtualization as the most important task...
  10. Virtualization needs real cores.
  11. Yeah, I did suggest the AMD FX. I'm sure though that the i7 would show an advantage over the i5.
  12. I'd recommend AMD 6 or 8 core for virtualization, too, but he did say he prefers Intel. With that in mind, and his budget, an i5 build is probably the best bet.

    With no preference to CPU brand, I would recommend an FX-8320 which will provide respectable gaming performance and the ability to run more concurrent VMs vs the i5.
  13. HI Guys, after all of the R&D I have decided to take a Amd fx-8350 But The only problem is motherboard. I have search the every companies i have heard for seeing that if anyone has the PCIE x3.0 Slot but nothing, so now i wanted to ask you guys if i use PCIE x3.0 Slot Support GPU on the board of having only PCIE x2.0, is it take effect on performance or anythingelse ? or everything will be cool.
  14. twelve25 said:
    I'd recommend AMD 6 or 8 core for virtualization, too, but he did say he prefers Intel. With that in mind, and his budget, an i5 build is probably the best bet.

    With no preference to CPU brand, I would recommend an FX-8320 which will provide respectable gaming performance and the ability to run more concurrent VMs vs the i5.


    HELP ME!!!!! Man I appreciate your reply so now i am taking Amd fx-8350 But The only problem is motherboard. I have search the every companies i have heard for seeing that if anyone has the PCIE x3.0 Slot(for GPU) but nothing, so now i wanted to know if i use PCIE x3.0 Slot Support GPU on the board of having only PCIE x2.0, so is it take effect on performance or everything will be cool.
  15. Yeah it'll work fine.
  16. FinneousPJ said:
    Yeah it'll work fine.


    thanks for your time man....
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