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November 25, 2012 6:35:40 AM

Hi everyone! Compared to what i knew about a pc before i've learned a lot by reading the threads on TH. So i decided to build one myself. Looking forward to your suggestions on the build.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 or 3 weeks

Budget Range: 650 $/ 35000 rs

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, ms word, browsing, movies

Parts Not Required: none

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: flipkart.com

Country: India

Parts Preferences: intel cpu & amd gpu

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1366x768 or 1440x900

Additional Comments: Efficiency and low heat are important for me.

These are the parts that i came up with. Feel free to make any suggestions you think will improve the build. Most likely to buy from a local retail store. I'm already pushing my budget so maybe you could suggest parts that are similarly or lower priced to the ones i chose. Thank you

Motherboard: Asus p8b75 m lx
http://www.flipkart.com/asus-p8b75-m-lx-motherboard/p/i...

RAM: 2*2gb 1600 mhz. I'm not sure whether to get 4 gb of fast RAM like vengeance/ripjaws or 8 gb of normal RAM. Also i saw this Kingston RAM with CL5 (i think) on the website. Is it compatible with my build?

http://www.flipkart.com/kingston-hyperx-blu-ddr3-2-gb-p...

Processor: i3 3220
http://www.flipkart.com/intel-i3-3220/p/itmdeus8hzz5mnf...

GPU: Sapphire hd 7750
http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7750-1-gb-g...

Case: CM Elite 430 or Antec 300
http://www.flipkart.com/elite-430-black/p/itmda6yqceuf3...

PSU: Corsair 430 CX or Antec VP 450

http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-430cxv2uk-430-wat...

http://www.flipkart.com/antec-vp450-450-watts-psu/p/itm...

Monitor: I need a good monitor under 20" that will display text clearly and is good for gaming with my gpu.
November 25, 2012 7:09:52 AM

for a monitor get a IPS monitor, can get them cheap now
a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2012 7:21:09 AM

I'd go with the CX430, as its cheaper and will run the 7750.
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November 25, 2012 10:51:55 AM

hugh117 said:
for a monitor get a IPS monitor, can get them cheap now



thanks for the reply bro! :) 
but IPS panels are not available on monitors with resolution less than 1920 x 1080..and i won't be able to get good fps on recent games with the hd 7750 at 1920 x 1080..which is why i decided to go with a smaller monitor.
November 25, 2012 11:41:12 AM

Deemo13 said:
I'd go with the CX430, as its cheaper and will run the 7750.


CX 430 was my choice too..the CX 430 has a single 12V power rail and the VP 450 has 2 x 12V power rail..could you tell me the difference..which one is better? thank you the reply bro!
a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2012 10:19:59 PM

The 12V power is split between these two rails. One of the rails supplies the power to the GPU, and one supplies it to other places. I don't know exactly how it works, but as long as it works, that's all that really matters.

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November 26, 2012 12:04:08 AM
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i think what you can do is get a cheaper cpu than the i3-3220 like a pentium G630 which is only rs.3300 and instead of 7750 you will then be able to afford a 7850 which will let you play games at much higher settings and resolution. and dont worry the pentium will not bottleneck the 7850
November 26, 2012 1:09:03 AM

Deemo13 said:
The 12V power is split between these two rails. One of the rails supplies the power to the GPU, and one supplies it to other places. I don't know exactly how it works, but as long as it works, that's all that really matters.


k..thanks a lot!
November 26, 2012 1:37:24 AM

mohit9206 said:
i think what you can do is get a cheaper cpu than the i3-3220 like a pentium G630 which is only rs.3300 and instead of 7750 you will then be able to afford a 7850 which will let you play games at much higher settings and resolution. and dont worry the pentium will not bottleneck the 7850


Hey bro! Maybe i'll go with a g860 or g2120. I don't really need hyper threading. I see that you own a g630 + 7750 setup. What is your gaming experience with that setup and what resolution monitor do you use for gaming?
November 26, 2012 1:59:21 AM

Asus B75mlx comes with lucid virtue. Is that compatible with this setup or is it useless. Otherwise i can get an H61 mobo which is cheaper.
a b 4 Gaming
November 26, 2012 3:17:22 AM

I actually own a Celeron G530 paired with a Radeon HD6770, and it runs fantastic! I use 1440x900 and I can run most games on medium-high settings.
November 26, 2012 6:15:49 AM

i too play at 1440*900 and my setup plays all my games at max settings with 40-60 avg fps depending on the game.
November 26, 2012 6:57:03 AM

That's great guys! :bounce:  So i'll change my cpu to a G860t (because of the 35w tdp) + 7750 and a 15" or 18" monitor. I'm currently using a 14" laptop so i don't mind playing on a low res monitor as long as the gameplay is smooth.
November 26, 2012 6:59:35 AM

And for the mobo i found these three- Asus p8h61 evo, Gigabyte H61ma d3v and Asrock h61 u3s3.
a b 4 Gaming
November 26, 2012 8:03:47 AM

I would go with whatever is cheapest. I have the P8H61 personally.
November 26, 2012 9:35:18 AM

Deemo13 said:
I would go with whatever is cheapest. I have the P8H61 personally.


mm..i'll check with the stores here and go with whichever is cheapest. Thanks again!
November 26, 2012 9:38:54 AM

mohit9206 said:
i think what you can do is get a cheaper cpu than the i3-3220 like a pentium G630 which is only rs.3300 and instead of 7750 you will then be able to afford a 7850 which will let you play games at much higher settings and resolution. and dont worry the pentium will not bottleneck the 7850


I decided to go with the G630 :D . Can you list your other specs bro..like what model motherboard, RAM and case etc do you use?
November 26, 2012 12:06:07 PM

or what parts would you recommend to go with the g630 + 7750 build?
November 27, 2012 5:04:58 AM

I modified by build and came up with this setup

CPU: Pentium G630, Rs 3440

GPU: Asus HD 6770 1gb ddr3, Rs 5240

RAM: Corsair 2*4Gb 1333 DDR3, Rs 2020

Motherboard: Asus P8H61 MLX, Rs 3020

Case: NZXT Gamma, Rs 2510

PSU: Corsai CX 430 V2, Rs 2700

Optical drive: Asus DRW 24B5ST, Rs 1100

Storage: Seagate Barracude 500 Gb, Rs 3430

Monitor: Asus 18.5" 197T 1366*768, Rs 5850

Total: Rs 29,310

What do you guys think?
November 27, 2012 10:08:31 AM

Thanks for the help guys!
November 27, 2012 10:09:43 AM

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November 27, 2012 7:09:11 PM

nix327 said:
I modified by build and came up with this setup

CPU: Pentium G630, Rs 3440

GPU: Asus HD 6770 1gb ddr3, Rs 5240

RAM: Corsair 2*4Gb 1333 DDR3, Rs 2020

Motherboard: Asus P8H61 MLX, Rs 3020

Case: NZXT Gamma, Rs 2510

PSU: Corsai CX 430 V2, Rs 2700

Optical drive: Asus DRW 24B5ST, Rs 1100

Storage: Seagate Barracude 500 Gb, Rs 3430

Monitor: Asus 18.5" 197T 1366*768, Rs 5850

Total: Rs 29,310

What do you guys think?


thats a pretty good build . where did you get the 6770 for such cheap ? is it used ?
also maybe you could have gone for a 1080p or atleast a 1600*900 monitor
November 28, 2012 12:42:50 PM

mohit9206 said:
thats a pretty good build . where did you get the 6770 for such cheap ? is it used ?
also maybe you could have gone for a 1080p or atleast a 1600*900 monitor


The 6670 is available here
http://www.flipkart.com/search-computercomponents?query...

Is'nt it better to play games at the native resolution of the monitor? I could'nt find a 1440*900 monitor on the website but i maybe able to get one from a local retail store. Does the g630 support 1333mhz RAM?
November 28, 2012 2:43:54 PM

nix327 said:
The 6670 is available here
http://www.flipkart.com/search-computercomponents?query...

Is'nt it better to play games at the native resolution of the monitor? I could'nt find a 1440*900 monitor on the website but i maybe able to get one from a local retail store. Does the g630 support 1333mhz RAM?


i thought you said you got a radeon 6770 ?

this is a great 1600*900 monitor at a good price
http://www.flipkart.com/samsung-20-inch-led-s20b300b-mo...

and this is a great 1920*1080 monitor also at a great price. both from samsung
http://www.flipkart.com/samsung-21-5-inch-led-s22b370h-...

and no the G630 does not support 1333 mhz ram. only 1066 mhz ram . get 8 gb ram
November 28, 2012 5:17:25 PM

yeah..i meant the 6670..my bad..i'll see if i can include the bigger monitor in my budget when i make the purchase. Thanks a lot for your help bro. This build saves me about 10k and i can still run games at mid-high settings :sweat: 
!