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January 18, 2013 12:15:59 PM

I m 14 yrs old
I will build a pc within 10 months.
The specs and parts I have chosen are :
Intel core i7 3770 (non k)
ASUS P8B75-M LX Motherboard
8gb xms corsair 1600 MHz ddr3 Single ram module
iball 500w psu
HIS radeon hd 6670 gddr5 1 gb 128 bit graphics card
500gb 7200rpm western digital hdd sata 6.0 gbps
sony 24x dvd writer

Please suggest if this will be a good pc.
my uses are:
I will be playing games like Microsoft train simulator, railworks 2/3, cricket 07, midtown madness, and most casual and simple miniclip games.
I will be doing my school work, sometimes much multi tasking works, else surfing and browsing web.
Watching youtube videos.

Please suggest , I am an indian, please do not expect that I would downgrade with the processor, my budget is Rs. 40,000 (approx 740 usdollars).
I am in trouble with choosing the graphics card. Will the given above will be good or should i go with the integrated intel hd 4000 graphics?
Any Suggestions are most Welcomed .

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January 18, 2013 12:28:32 PM

If you are building within the next 10 months, wait for the new gen CPU's and GPU's to come out. Come back to us when you are 1-2 weeks from buying the parts.

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January 18, 2013 12:31:21 PM

but I should be in my budget . I am thinking for an amd fx 8350 eight core processor.
it will save my money, I can take an SSD and a good dedicated graphics ?
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January 18, 2013 12:35:16 PM

Your Video card will certainly bottleneck your CPU but i didn't see any demanding games in your list, the 6670 will just be fine. unless you have extra money then i would suggest choosing a much higher card like 7850 or 7870 or GF 660..
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January 18, 2013 12:40:14 PM

to save money, and get a good graphics card, will amd fx 8350 eight core processor right for me in terms of cpu processing and gpu for gaming power.
I would get some demanding games in near future.
but I will like to use my computer without an upgrade for 3-4 years.
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January 18, 2013 12:44:19 PM

The fx 8350 is not a great CPU for gaming since it is 8 core, when most games only use between 1-4 cores. Additionally, the performance per core is more important than the number of cores in a good amount of games. Since the 8 cores are rather weak compared to Intel, Intel is a better buy. go for an Intel i3 3220, since although it is dual core, it is much stronger per core at its cost. With the money saved, buy a better GPU such as a 7850/7870.
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January 18, 2013 12:46:25 PM

I hadn't heard of iBall before, but I looked up the specs for their Sprinter 500 model, and saw the following problems:
- no active PFC (in fact, I think the picture shows a manual switch for input voltage)
- no 80 plus certification
- no protections (e.g. over voltage protection, over current protection, short circuit protection)
- no listing of how many amps are available on the +12v rails
- claims to be SLI ready but only provides one pci-e connector
I wouldn't trust that power supply. I suggest you find a good Corsair or SeaSonic psu.
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January 18, 2013 12:47:26 PM

I do not want to go with and i3. a high end i5 will be good. or an i7 with almost all features will be also good. should I go with intel xeon cpu's ?
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January 18, 2013 12:52:46 PM

adity8522 said:
I do not want to go with and i3. a high end i5 will be good. or an i7 with almost all features will be also good. should I go with intel xeon cpu's ?


Most performance in gaming comes from the GPU. At your budget, an i3 + a 7850/7870 will be great for gaming. The i3 shouldn't bottleneck those cards too hard. If multitasking is more important for you, the i5 3470 is a better choice, but your GPU will not be as good at your budget, meaning that gaming will not be as good. Also, xeons are bad for gaming as they are really only used for servers or workstations. In addition, the only difference between the i5 and i7 is that the i7 has hyperthreading which is useless in gaming.
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January 18, 2013 12:55:42 PM

thanx for those replies but can any one suggest me a best build for me (a i5 or i7 processor). my budget is ($740 approx.) it is Rs.40,000 INR
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January 18, 2013 1:11:30 PM

adity8522 said:
thanx for those replies but can any one suggest me a best build for me (a i5 or i7 processor). my budget is ($740 approx.) it is Rs.40,000 INR


If you are set on an i5 or i7, get the i5. Make sure to get current gen. Also, squeeze in a 7850/7870. I do not know what the prices for parts are in India, but your original build was fine (with the exception of adding an i5 3470 and a 7850/7870 and a better power supply, preferably a 500w Corsair). Get dual channel RAM as well.
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January 18, 2013 1:20:20 PM

as I listed my games above, is radeon hd 6670 fine for them. because I think I will be mostly consuming cpu power. no overclocking. I want to go with my i7 3770
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