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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 11:50:17 PM

Hi guys, I am building a budget gaming rig and getting confuse which to choose.
I have a friend who upgraded his Rig last week with FX 6100 and ATI Radeon 6870 1gb. And now he can play almost around 22 fps in Ultra 1920x1080 in Sleeping Dogs.

So, Now I think that I should also go with FX 6100 and a High end GPU than him. What you think? (He got CPU rating of 7.3)



Okay guys here are some list of my selection. Feel free to suggest more in the same pricing level.


1) i5 3570K + GTX 650 Ti / HD 6870

2) i5 3470 + GTX 560 Ti

3) FX 6100 + HD 7870 ( 2GB Flex Edition)

4) FX 8120 + HD 6950 2GB



I will be playing most games on 1920X1080 with High Graphics {NOT ULTRA} , it will be better if my FPS will be around 45.
I don't look forward to upgrade my Rig anymore for next 4-5 years or more.So please suggest me.
Thanks in advance. :sarcastic: 


*MY CURRENT RIG*

Pentium D 820 2.8 Ghz (OC to 3.36)
Geforce 9400GT 1gb

I know its a piece of crap. :D 
That's why I am Upgrading....

More about : 3570k 6100 8120 3470

a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 11:57:48 PM

As it's a budget gaming rig and you're not really looking for ultra, i'd suggest an AMD FX 6300 and a GTX 660 / HD 7870
The card depends on your needs. 660 should perform better in bf3 although now i hear that there are new 7870 drivers to level it. Get a 2nd Gen FX not a 1st from AMD. Other option would be an i3 3220 paired with the same card! An i3 3220 beats an FX 6100 so its up to you!
a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 11:58:41 PM

Haha just realized i said 'you're not looking for ultra' but both cards will play great on ultra. The 660 plays BF3 Ultra 1080p 40-50 fps average.
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a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 12:01:53 AM

Whatever you do though, don't buy a gtx 500 series card, a 660 levels with a 570 and 500s use a lot more power.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 12:06:38 AM

@CalumConroy
I think I should go with FX 6300 or i3 3220 and GTX 660 (Ti or Non Ti) or HD 7870.
It will play Today's game on Ultra and Future games on High. I need it to be future proof too.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 12:17:39 AM

Hey guys What if I go with i5 3470 and

1) MSI NVIDIA N660 TF 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5 ( Gtx 660 )

2) HIS AMD H785QN2G2M 2 GB GDDR5 ( HD 7850)

3) MSI AMD R7850 Power Edition 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5 ( HD 7850 )

4) PowerColor AMD/ATI Radeon HD6950 2 GB GDDR5
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 12:19:45 AM

i3 3220 and the MSI 660 would be best.
What country are you in?
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 12:42:24 AM

I live in India. Computer parts are more Costly here, about 20 to 40 Dollars and less variety too.
I don't know but I have a funny feeling that i3 3220 is a little less powered. I do alot of Multitasking and editing. So, I think I'll need a good Cpu like i5 3470.

What you say? Should I go with

1) i5 3470 + GTX 660 (Non Ti)

2) i3 3220 + GTX 660 (Non Ti)


Hey guys please recommend me a psu which can handle these.

Hmm.. Is i3 3220 better than i3 3225 and i3 3240 ?
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 12:53:00 AM

Aha i'm in england :p  an i3 3225 shows pretty much no change to 3220 and 3240 isn't worth the extra money.
With you saying you do multitasking and editing that makes me think more of an i5 for you, i3 is budget really and i7 is out of your price bracket.
I5 3470 would be good as it has turbo up to 3.6 ghz and is cheaaper than a 3570K.
What you could do, is get that with a GTX 660 or get a 3570K with a Radeon HD 6870.
The 3470 660 would be better for gaming and the 3570K 6870 would be better for ediing but still decent at gaming.
Personally i'd get the 660 option as a 3470 is still really good.
Gigabyte MSI EVGA and ASUS make good 660s
November 12, 2012 1:01:59 AM

calumconroy said:
i3 3220 and the MSI 660 would be best.
What country are you in?


I second this vote. If it's just a gaming machine you're not going to need more than 2 cores, and an i3 can definately deliver. The cheaper proc will give you more room in your budget for a better video card like a GTX 660 or HD 7870.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:04:07 AM

I'd say i5-3450 + GTX 660. It's worth the extra $25.
November 12, 2012 1:04:59 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
I live in India. Computer parts are more Costly here, about 20 to 40 Dollars and less variety too.
I don't know but I have a funny feeling that i3 3220 is a little less powered. I do alot of Multitasking and editing. So, I think I'll need a good Cpu like i5 3470.

What kind of editing are you doing? Video? Photo? Word document? lol Multi-threaded apps like photoshop can definately benefit from extra cores and thus an i5 would yield a significant benefit. But if you're primarily gaming etc stick with the i3 and put the extra $$ to a better card.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:08:11 AM

fuzg13z said:
What kind of editing are you doing? Video? Photo? Word document? lol Multi-threaded apps like photoshop can definately benefit from extra cores and thus an i5 would yield a significant benefit. But if you're primarily gaming etc stick with the i3 and put the extra $$ to a better card.

+1
I second that.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:09:07 AM

fuzg13z said:
What kind of editing are you doing? Video? Photo? Word document? lol Multi-threaded apps like photoshop can definately benefit from extra cores and thus an i5 would yield a significant benefit. But if you're primarily gaming etc stick with the i3 and put the extra $$ to a better card.



I do a very little Photoshop and a little Vegas pro. I don't do too much multitasking. I do alot of surfing. But my 1st Preference is Gaming. So a little more to my GPU than Cpu, Right?
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:09:43 AM

Also an i3 3220 would most likely be able to run up to a 670 so thats something to think about. Only thing that'd sway me off an i3 is no turbo.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:11:35 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
I do a very little Photoshop and a little Vegas pro. I don't do too much multitasking. I do alot of surfing. But my 1st Preference is Gaming. So a little more to my GPU than Cpu, Right?

I do some vegas work too, what do you do in it? What effects do you use? Do you render in a different res to the original?
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:12:18 AM

Okay guys please vote your Choice. I need your advice. Thanks in advance.

1) i5 3470 + MSI NVIDIA N660 TF 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5

2) i3 3220 + MSI NVIDIA N660 TF 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5

3) i5 3470 + PowerColor AMD/ATI Radeon HD6950 2 GB GDDR5

4) i5 3470 + HIS AMD H785QN2G2M 2 GB GDDR5

5) i5 3470 + MSI AMD R7850 Power Edition 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:14:08 AM

Cant really answer without knowing what you do in vegas
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:15:00 AM

calumconroy said:
I do some vegas work too, what do you do in it? What effects do you use? Do you render in a different res to the original?


Nothing much, but mixing videos, adding music to my videos, adding text to them and everything else that Vegas does.

NOTE: I rarely do these. So I don't care if it will be a little slow...
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:25:26 AM

My verdict: get an i3 3220 with an MSI GTX 660.
i3 is plenty fast enough, can almost keep up with i5s in gaming and almost as fast in general desktop use & surfing. The vegas work won't be too slow as while it only has 2 cores it has 4 threads so it'll use that.
No problems GPU side - 1080p maxed out battlefield 3 will get you ~40 fps so change some settings up and you can get steady 60 fps hopefully never dropping below 45ish!
Glad i could help :) 
November 12, 2012 1:32:08 AM

calumconroy said:
My verdict: get an i3 3220 with an MSI GTX 660.
i3 is plenty fast enough, can almost keep up with i5s in gaming and almost as fast in general desktop use & surfing. The vegas work won't be too slow as while it only has 2 cores it has 4 threads so it'll use that.
No problems GPU side - 1080p maxed out battlefield 3 will get you ~40 fps so change some settings up and you can get steady 60 fps hopefully never dropping below 45ish!
Glad i could help :) 


I second this. i3 3220 (with an h77 motherboard of course) and a GTX 660 or an HD 7870 (or better)

**NOTE: Not sure what chipset you're using but if it's an h61 or h67 you'll need a sandy bridge processor to do a firmware update to support ivy bridge processors**
November 12, 2012 1:33:45 AM

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Hey guys please recommend me a psu which can handle these.

500+ watts should be more than enough since you wont be overclocking. Go with something made by corsair, seasonic, XFX, antec, or some other quality brand. Compare a few and make sure you get one with lots of amperage on the 12v rail.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:34:38 AM

i5 + 660 is my vote. I own an i3 - it's limitations are already too apparent to me... Some games drop below 30fps no matter what graphics settings I choose - that's the CPU. Not to mention RTS games and multiplayer games which can truly take advantage of extra cores. A quad-core with turbo and about 500MHz of OC headroom is a much better choice if you can stretch it.

The only reason anyone should go for an i3 is if they truly cannot afford an i5. That was my situation this summer, and even then I had to get my brother-in-law to pick it up at Microcenter because my CPU budget was only $100.
November 12, 2012 1:38:13 AM

jessterman21 said:
i5 + 660 is my vote. I own an i3 - it's limitations are already too apparent to me... Some games drop below 30fps no matter what graphics settings I choose - that's the CPU limitation. A quad-core with turbo and about 500MHz of OC headroom is a much better choice if you can stretch it.

The only reason anyone should go for an i3 is if they truly cannot afford an i5. That was my situation this summer, and even then I had to get my brother-in-law to pick it up at Microcenter because my CPU budget was only $100.


Games really aren't that CPU bound like threaded apps are, no games use more than 2 cores so you really shouldn't feel any difference between an i5 and an i3.. I just built a PC for my dad's gf using a pentium G2120 (yes a pentium not an i3) and with an HD 7770 i noticed a negligable difference in games. You're feeling it because you're using an HD 6870, upgrade to a card with native dx11.1 support and a GCN gpu and you'll feel a huge difference. Not bein rude just sayin
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:45:06 AM

fuzg13z said:
Games really aren't that CPU bound like threaded apps are, no games use more than 2 cores so you really shouldn't feel any difference between an i5 and an i3.. I just built a PC for my dad's gf using a pentium G2120 (yes a pentium not an i3) and with an HD 7770 i noticed a negligable difference in games. You're feeling it because you're using an HD 6870, upgrade to a card with native dx11.1 support and GCN tech and you'll feel a huge difference. Not trying to be rude just sayin

Again, i second that xD
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:50:26 AM

fuzg13z said:
Games really aren't that CPU bound like threaded apps are, no games use more than 2 cores

:non:  Go check some recent benchmarks, friend. Or go play Crysis 2, Blacklight: Retribution, any of the Mass Effects, any RTS, or some online multiplayer with Task Manager open, then tell me games don't use more than two cores...

I admit my GPU isn't stellar, but like I said, no matter what load I put on the GPU (low-ultra settings), I still get uncomfortable drops below 30 fps in some games. Usually in places with a huge draw-distance or a massive firefight.

Point is, the i3 is amazing for the price, but the i5 is the best choice for games if you can afford it.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 1:51:08 AM

Aha but IB has many improvements over your SB
November 12, 2012 2:16:10 AM

jessterman21 said:
:non:  Go check some recent benchmarks, friend. Or go play Crysis 2, Blacklight: Retribution, any of the Mass Effects, any RTS, or some online multiplayer with Task Manager open, then tell me games don't use more than two cores...

I admit my GPU isn't stellar, but like I said, no matter what load I put on the GPU (low-ultra settings), I still get uncomfortable drops below 30 fps in some games. Usually in places with a huge draw-distance or a massive firefight.

Point is, the i3 is amazing for the price, but the i5 is the best choice for games if you can afford it.


When I play WoW I only see 2 of my 3570k's core's being used, and I watch it all the time on the little screen on my g15. I have a widget for my keyboard that lets me watch each core's CPU usage % and temperature. Only time I see it go to all 4 cores is when I'm using photoshop or transcoding videos etc. I must confess though that I haven't played any of those games you mentioned, HOWEVER, WoW is supposed to be a cpu heavy game. I feel bad calling you out on your video card now, I hope I didn't offend you :( . I've gotta say, you're graphics capabilities are still better than mine because I don't even have a GPU yet aside from the HD4000 in my 3570k. The HD7770 I compared with was from the build I did for someone the other night.. I don't have many games or dollars at my disposal so I can't test what you say about these games but I often read that having more than 2 cores has no effect on gaming.
November 12, 2012 2:21:24 AM

I checked the 2012 CPU benchmark charts and I do see that the deual core procs push like 50% FPS of the quad cores, but the only i3 that's on the chart is a first gen core proc, and the other is an early benchmark of the lowest end sandy bridge gen pentium so it's definately not an accurate representation of what the ivy bridge i3s can do.. I would be interested to see some of those benchs though! :) 
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 2:31:32 AM

So guys after reading all the statements I think this could be in my Rig:

i5 3470 (Suggest me some better i5 if any at this price range)

MSI NVIDIA N660 TF 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5

Now please tell me some Budget Motherboards and a 600w PSU. (Because I'll maybe overclock them in near future)
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 2:43:24 AM

3470+660 is a good combo if you don't plan to overclock much. Otherwise 3570K would be a better idea.




a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 2:48:39 AM

@ojas

Leave overclocking. I'll not do it.
What you say I need a 500w or 550w PSU?

Is this good enough: Cooler Master Thunder 500W PSU

Does motherboard have a big affect in gaming? Because after getting GTX 660 I don't look forward to a very Hi-Fi Motherboard, a cheap one will also fit my needs.
Suggest me a motherboard which can support Gtx 660 and 3rd gen i5.
November 12, 2012 2:56:29 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
@ojas

Leave overclocking. I'll not do it.
What you say I need a 500w or 550w PSU?

Is this good enough: Cooler Master Thunder 500W PSU

Does motherboard have a big affect in gaming? Because after getting GTX 660 I don't look forward to a very Hi-Fi Motherboard, a cheap one will also fit my needs.
Suggest me a motherboard which can support Gtx 660 and 3rd gen i5.


I don't like Cooler Master PSUs and I'm sure a lot of people will second me there. It will be sufficient but settling for a less than stellar brand is nerve wracking when it comes to PSU. Ojas mentioned that you should get an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard, I agree it's an excellent board but might be overkill if you're not going to overclock. If you're not going to overclock then take a look at H77 boards if you want to save a bit of money. I just did a build using an MSI H77MA-G43 - it worked nicely, didn't have any issues with it and it's got all the functionality you'll need for an ivybridge processor.

@Ojas, do you know of any CPU benchmark charts like that which include both i5 and i3 procs? I'd like to see the differences..
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 3:01:19 AM

ojas said:
Mobo: ASRock Extreme4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Why a 600w PSU? Seasonic MI2 II 520W should be what you're looking for.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the 620w version:
Seasonic S12II 620
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 620w modular was $10 more so didn't link to it, it's called the M12II 620 in case you're interested.


As you too live in India, you know the price here is more.

ASRock Z77 Extreme4

Newegg {England}
125$ = Rs. 6625 {Aprox.}

Flipkart {India}
Rs. 10660 = 201$ {Aprox.}

So a little less would be great.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 3:06:16 AM

***THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED ME***

So maybe this is my next Rig...


Intel i5 3470
MSI NVIDIA N660 TF 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5
MSI ZH77A-G41 Motherboard
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM
Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK 500 Watts PSU


***PLEASE HELP ME WITH THESE***

Is everything good?
Is something bottleneck ?
Would everything fit each other Perfectly?
Am I missing any major part of computer?
Do I need any cooling devices if I keep all parts at stock speed?
Will I be able to play most games with 1080p on High {Maybe ULTRA} with average 45 fps? **Specially BF3**
Is it future proof? If, then how long?
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 11:54:26 AM

fuzg13z said:
@Ojas, do you know of any CPU benchmark charts like that which include both i5 and i3 procs? I'd like to see the differences..

The Tech Report is currently doing the most accurate and advanced benchmarking of GPUs and CPUs, since their discovery of long frametimes inside the second (hidden by fps averages) otherwise known as hitching or microstuttering. Here's their most thorough review of CPUs - take a look at the first set of graphs included for each game and you'll get an idea of the smoothness of each game on each CPU. http://techreport.com/review/23662/amd-a10-5800k-and-a8...

@fuzg13z - no hard feelings. WoW runs on an old engine - you'll find that the newest games really make use of 3+ threads/cores. And as you can see in the Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2 pages on the above review, the Pentium G2120 produces a lot of stuttering. And, dude, you need a GPU in that sweet rig! (Btw I know my card is falling behind in new games - can't wait til the GTX 660 drops below $200!) Later.
a b U Graphics card
November 12, 2012 2:13:27 PM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
***THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED ME***

So maybe this is my next Rig...


Intel i5 3470
MSI NVIDIA N660 TF 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5
MSI ZH77A-G41 Motherboard
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM
Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK 500 Watts PSU


***PLEASE HELP ME WITH THESE***

Is everything good?
Is something bottleneck ?
Would everything fit each other Perfectly?
Am I missing any major part of computer?
Do I need any cooling devices if I keep all parts at stock speed?
Will I be able to play most games with 1080p on High {Maybe ULTRA} with average 45 fps? **Specially BF3**
Is it future proof? If, then how long?

Everything would be perfect apart from the motherboard. Good strong i5 with a 660 that's great value (that'll play BF3 ultra 1080p about 45fps average)
For the motherboard i'd suggest an ASUS P8Z77-V LX as it is undoubtedly one of the best mid range socket 1155 motherboards. It leaves you a lot of compatability and also MSI motherboards aren't as good as ASUS Gigabyte or AsRock.
No bottleneck and no extra cooling needed as you won't be overclocking.
a b U Graphics card
November 13, 2012 4:47:07 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
@ojas

Leave overclocking. I'll not do it.
What you say I need a 500w or 550w PSU?

Is this good enough: Cooler Master Thunder 500W PSU

Does motherboard have a big affect in gaming? Because after getting GTX 660 I don't look forward to a very Hi-Fi Motherboard, a cheap one will also fit my needs.
Suggest me a motherboard which can support Gtx 660 and 3rd gen i5.

See, um yeah you don't really need 600w. The only Cooler Master PSU series i'd trust is the GX series, i have the GX550 and it works very well. Avoid the Corsair CX series unless your PSU has an air intake of it's own (i.e it doesn't suck in air from the inside of the case) as their efficiency drops off sharply after the ambient temperature crosses 30*C.
So yeah, Seasonic, Corsair and Cooler Master's GX series is what you should look for.

See, any motherboard with a H77/Z77/B75 chipset will run that core i5 and a 660.

fuzg13z said:
I don't like Cooler Master PSUs and I'm sure a lot of people will second me there. It will be sufficient but settling for a less than stellar brand is nerve wracking when it comes to PSU. Ojas mentioned that you should get an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard, I agree it's an excellent board but might be overkill if you're not going to overclock. If you're not going to overclock then take a look at H77 boards if you want to save a bit of money. I just did a build using an MSI H77MA-G43 - it worked nicely, didn't have any issues with it and it's got all the functionality you'll need for an ivybridge processor.

@Ojas, do you know of any CPU benchmark charts like that which include both i5 and i3 procs? I'd like to see the differences..

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=289&i=60....
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/702?vs=677&i=505...




Sumukh_Bhagat said:
As you too live in India, you know the price here is more.

ASRock Z77 Extreme4

Newegg {England}
125$ = Rs. 6625 {Aprox.}

Flipkart {India}
Rs. 10660 = 201$ {Aprox.}

So a little less would be great.

Hmm. Where do you live, btw? If you're in Delhi or the NCR, get stuff from Nehru Place, probably the best prices in the country. Extreme4 is still for 9900 there, unfortunately.

I helped a friend of mine with a build yesterday, we got a Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H. Was cheap and got the job done. But i think the MSI board that you picked should be ok. people here (Tom's Hardware) don't favor MSI too much though. I'll update in a few mins.

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
***THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED ME***

So maybe this is my next Rig...


Intel i5 3470
MSI NVIDIA N660 TF 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5
MSI ZH77A-G41 Motherboard
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM
Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK 500 Watts PSU


***PLEASE HELP ME WITH THESE***

Is everything good?
Is something bottleneck ?
Would everything fit each other Perfectly?
Am I missing any major part of computer?
Do I need any cooling devices if I keep all parts at stock speed?
Will I be able to play most games with 1080p on High {Maybe ULTRA} with average 45 fps? **Specially BF3**
Is it future proof? If, then how long?

Good, yes, but your PSU. Does your PSU draw fresh air from outside?
I don't think you'll be able to manage ultra on 1080p above 45 fps in games like BF3, but yeah 45 should be doable.
It's good for at least 2 years as far as the GPU is concerned. Rest of it should take you through till 2015 to 16 at least, unless games radically change or something.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. Excellent cooler for the money. Intel's stock heatsink isn't great for a i5 that's going to game.

nadz953 said:
For future proof get the 3570K or if you dont want to overclock get the 3570. AMD cpus aren't very good for gaming.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2012/05/01/intel-...

Agreed on AMD, but no to the 3570, it's more expensive and the difference is tiny without an overclock.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/702?vs=701&i=505...

calumconroy said:
Everything would be perfect apart from the motherboard. Good strong i5 with a 660 that's great value (that'll play BF3 ultra 1080p about 45fps average)
For the motherboard i'd suggest an ASUS P8Z77-V LX as it is undoubtedly one of the best mid range socket 1155 motherboards. It leaves you a lot of compatability and also MSI motherboards aren't as good as ASUS Gigabyte or AsRock.
No bottleneck and no extra cooling needed as you won't be overclocking.

Yup agreed to this, though i can't find that board on our local e-tail site, so i'll dig through some alternatives.
a b U Graphics card
November 13, 2012 4:58:46 AM

Well, here's the stuff i found interesting:

ASRock H77 Pro4, comes with Lucid'd Virtu MVP software (http://www.lucidlogix.com/product-virtu-mvp.shtml)
http://www.flipkart.com/asrock-h77-pro4-mvp-motherboard...

Then the Z77 Pro4: http://www.flipkart.com/asrock-z77-pro4-motherboard/p/i...

From ASUS all you have is the B75 range, and they've only got 2 memory slots.
http://www.flipkart.com/asus-p8b75-m-lx-motherboard/p/i...
http://www.flipkart.com/asus-p8b75-m-le-motherboard/p/i...

Then Intel boards:
http://www.flipkart.com/intel-db75en-motherboard/p/itmd...
http://www.flipkart.com/intel-dh77eb-motherboard/p/itmd...

With intel, the biggest advantage you have is driver support and BIOS update support are excellent and very, very easy. I've personally never had an Intel board fail. However, people on Tom's don't seem to be recommending them, and the folks at newegg somehow mange to find faults with them.

The best deal from what i've listed so far is probably the first ASRock board.
a b U Graphics card
November 13, 2012 6:36:34 AM




Hmm... I live in Korba, Chhattisgarh. Everything is available here but the shopkeeper here are very stupid. Last time my CPU fan had a problem {My CPU temp. reached above 80 C} and I sent my Rig to them and said to customize my fan. They just formatted my computer and gave me back and said it is fine now. WTF?!! :fou: 

I myself fixed my rig and now don't believe them anymore. :pfff:  They sell a RS. 4000 thing in RS. 10000. That's why Online shopping {Flipkart} is my only way.

I have heard alot about Nehru Place. Could you please tell me the lowest possible pricing of my chosen components? :??: 
I just want to have a idea about Nehru Place's pricing.
I've heard about wholesale sellers in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh too. I am soon going to check prices there.


I think I should go with this Motherboard as I will not overclock.
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP Motherboard
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 1:18:07 PM

Well, you can get a i3 3220 for Rs.6800 here, and the i3 2120 for Rs.6450.

Then the i5 3570k is around 13,500. Cooler Master's GX450 is for 3100, the GX550 varies between 4400 and 4800...Corsair's 400R cabinet is for 4500...

That's just to compare with flipkart, since these are all that i know of at the moment. I think 1 stick of DDR3-1600 MHz RAM from G.Skill or Corsair would be between 1400 and 1600 here, i think they quoted 1600 when i went there on monday. I believe the Corsair vengeance 4GB stick is for 1337 on flipkart...
http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-vengeance-ddr3-4-gb-1-x...
It's 1414 now, i think it's the best deal there. If you want a kit, check out the Sniper series set from G.Skill.

Look at:
ratetorate.in, www.smcinternational.in for what's available, as they're stores based in nehru place. The SMC site is a bit off with prices so i can't really tell, send them an email (look in the contacts section) if you want proper quotes.

That motherboard would probably be around 6-7k here.
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 1:33:43 PM

Get the Cooler Master GX450, if you think that the GX550 is too expensive at the moment.

Both will be able to handle your rig well.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-GX...

If you use this tool: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp to measure power, you'll see that even for a 100% system load (it's rare to have 100% load on ALL components) you're not going to exceed 400w with this system.

Recommended PSUs:
http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-gx-450-watts-psu/...

http://www.flipkart.com/seasonic-s12ii-520-watts-psu/p/...

Cooler:
http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-hyper-212-evo/p/i...

Since Flipkart's price system seems completely messed up, get the i5 3550, it's actually cheaper :D 
http://www.flipkart.com/intel-3-3-ghz-fclga1155-core-i5...
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