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January 13, 2013 2:46:58 AM

Following are the components I have selected so far:

CASE:
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case Rs. 5808
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PROCESSOR:
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K Rs. 12500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL) Rs. 3558
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOTHERBOARD:
ASRock Z77 Pro 3 Motherboard Rs. 7513
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GRAPHICS CARD:
Sapphire AMD HD 7770 OC Edition 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Rs. 10058
http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-hd-7770-oc-1-gb-gd...

PSU:
Corsair CMPSU-600GUK 600 Watts PSU Rs. 5246
http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-600guk-600-watts-...

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (ST31000524AS) Rs. 4358
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Is all of this compatible with each other?
Also, any way to cut down Rs. 10,000 ($200) ?
Please help

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January 13, 2013 2:48:16 AM

Is this a gaming build?
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January 13, 2013 2:50:36 AM

Uh.. yes
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January 13, 2013 2:52:57 AM

You want to get an i3 and a cheaper MOBO. This will open up the budget for a better GPU. What is your total budget?
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January 13, 2013 2:54:37 AM

Tikli said:
Uh.. yes



Unless you have a very low resolution monitor is a poor use of any money as a gamer

Spend way more on the graphics card and way less on the processor
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January 13, 2013 2:54:45 AM

Around Rs. 40,000 ($ 700)
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January 13, 2013 2:55:52 AM

My monitor is a 17" LCD display with resolution of 1280 by 720
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January 13, 2013 2:57:38 AM

Look into an i3 3220 and a b75 motherboard. This will leave you open for an HD7850 or a gtx660.
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January 13, 2013 2:58:28 AM

but isn't quad-core i5 better? it would work faster, right?
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January 13, 2013 3:00:14 AM

For gaming its about 90% GPU and 10% CPU. An i3 and a 7870 will be better than an i5 and a 7770 all day.
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January 13, 2013 3:00:33 AM

I have an i3 and a 7870 and I can max most games.
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January 13, 2013 3:02:11 AM

ok, along with the i3 and 7870, what else?
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January 13, 2013 3:06:22 AM

Get a PSU from Antec, Corsair, XFX, Seasonic. 600w will be plenty enough. 500w will work too.

Get a 7200rpm harddrive.

Get 8gb of dual channel RAM. 1600mhz

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January 13, 2013 3:07:50 AM

ok, but are you sure about the i3? my friend used i3 first and then upgraded to i5, said it's a lot better.
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January 13, 2013 3:08:19 AM

even on Tom's Hardware's gpu hierarchy chart, the i5 tops the i3
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January 13, 2013 3:09:47 AM

i mean cpu hierarchy chart
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January 13, 2013 3:10:49 AM

Think about it this way. I get max settings on skyrim. If i had an i5 and a 7770 I would get medium settings at best.
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January 13, 2013 3:13:09 AM

alright, then the 7870 or the 660 Ti
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January 13, 2013 3:13:57 AM

well iit's a given the i5 is better,

there was a vid on ncix on youtube about some npc who opens the door on a mission on bf3 doesn't appear ^_^.

it's ok to get a i5 then a 7770 with a z77 mobo and just buy a better gpu in the next payday. or the following month

and this is your monitor if I read it right

My monitor is a 17" LCD display with resolution of 1280 by 720

so even a 7770 is good enough for that, then upgrade gpu then monitor, voila a nice rig.
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January 13, 2013 3:16:09 AM

the 660ti will be better. On your budget you will be probably looking at a 7850 or 660 non ti. The 660 is the better of the 2 cards.
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January 13, 2013 3:16:42 AM

good lord, stop confusing me, just tell the right combo
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January 13, 2013 3:22:47 AM

What games do you plan to play?
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January 13, 2013 3:23:58 AM

GTA V, BF3, CODBO 2, Assassin's Creed 3 and maybe Crysis 3
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January 13, 2013 3:28:20 AM

Personally I would get an i3 3220 and the best GPU you can afford.

Because you play battlefield, you will see a bit of improvement with an i5 that you won't see in other games.

Its up to you. An i5 with 7770. (better for BF3 multiplayer with medium graphics settings) or an i3 with 7850. (higher graphics settings in pretty much every game)
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January 13, 2013 3:28:23 AM

If you want a good mobo to pair up with your i3 the Asrock Z75 Pro3 is a solid board. I have on myself and have had no problems with it.
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January 13, 2013 3:30:04 AM

radeon 7850 does not fit in my budget
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January 13, 2013 3:32:35 AM

Even with an i3?
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January 13, 2013 3:33:17 AM

how much does the i3 cost? (the best one)
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January 13, 2013 3:39:42 AM

the one you want is an i3 3220. I don't know where you will be buying these parts from.
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January 13, 2013 3:41:57 AM

ok, the i3 3220 is a $100 cheaper than the i5 3570K. I am still $100 overbudget
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January 13, 2013 3:44:59 AM

Where are you buying from?
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January 13, 2013 3:45:10 AM

how about a cheaper yet efficient mobo for the i5 3570K? i am guessing my mobo is too expensive
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January 13, 2013 3:45:39 AM

possibly from flipkart.com (India)
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January 13, 2013 3:49:46 AM

Get a cheaper case That will help save some money. Get a b75 motherboard if you get an i3 and save money there.
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January 13, 2013 3:52:02 AM

i feel like i wanna stick with the i5 ( no offense ) I mean quad-core sounds much better.
yeah, a cheaper case and mobo would be better. Any suggestions?
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January 13, 2013 3:55:31 AM

The only time you will see a major performance increase in games will be BF3 in multiplayer.

If you are getting an i5 get whatever h77 motherboard you want if you don't want to overclock or a z77 if you do.
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January 13, 2013 3:56:59 AM

will i3 run BF3 in max settings? ( singleplayer )
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January 13, 2013 3:58:47 AM

in single player it will depend on the GPU at your resolution, a 7850 should get high/max settings.
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January 13, 2013 4:01:18 AM

if i buy the i3 uare suggesting and the 7850, i will end up running the same cost!
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January 13, 2013 4:03:00 AM

You are not going to need to spend a lot on your graphics card at that resolution . The 7770 will play games well .
A 7850 for around $165 should play any game on ultra settings
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January 13, 2013 4:03:47 AM

The same cost as what? i5+7770 as i3+7850
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January 13, 2013 4:07:02 AM

Cost of i5+7770=cost of i3+7850
i3- $100 cheaper than i5
7850- $150 more than 7770
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January 13, 2013 4:12:23 AM

Its all up to you now. You have to pick which you would rather have.
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January 13, 2013 4:16:25 AM

Considering the fact that I have a small screen, spending too much on Radeon 7850 does not make sense when 77770 can do the job.
Along with the 7770, I believe a quad-core processor would do a far better job than i3 3220.
So, i guess its the i5+7770
Now, about the mobo. Is Z77 absolutely necessary with the i5 3570k?
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January 13, 2013 4:21:39 AM

If you want to overclock it, yes. You are a bit wrong in your i5 is way better statement because it will really only be better in BF3 multiplayer as most games only use 2 cores.

The 7770 will serve you well at your resolution and should get you highish settings in most games.
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January 13, 2013 5:16:18 AM

maybe i could go in for a cheaper i5 then?
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January 13, 2013 2:46:18 PM

If you don't care about overclocking then you can get an i5 3470 and an h77 motherboard and save money.
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January 13, 2013 5:24:40 PM

I am guessing you are from India which makes AMD suggestions a bit of a bummer yet I had a few good alternatives but anyways since AMD is non-existent in that country we will consider intel options.

1] you don't need a i5 3570k, overclocking is not necessary and it not a game either, you can get yourself a i5 3550 or 3470 for a lot less.

2] Throw it on a extremely cheap and dull B75 platform, sure it won't look pretty and be a bit unimaginative but you will save buck.

3] HD7850 is the way to go.

4] CX600 is a bit overkill the CX500 is very feasible here.

5] Corsair 400R is a good case but money is everything here, why not a cheaper Coolermaster K350?
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January 14, 2013 7:33:18 AM

thanks for your help tiny voices and sarinaide
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January 14, 2013 7:33:44 AM

Best answer selected by Tikli.
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