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January 28, 2013 8:48:50 AM

Hello Forumfield..
This is my first post on tom's hardware..
and I need your help in building a Gaming Rig in under $3000

parts i require is everything i.e Monitor,keyboard,mouse etc

it will be used only for gaming and watching movies...
i will play on one monitor or MAYBE two

i want to run all the games in ultra

and i don't know what is OVERCLOCKING or should i do it..
this is my first gaming rig
i am planning to buy in Mid February

I stay in India
site preference : Amazon or Newegg
so kindly please help me
:) 

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January 28, 2013 9:45:18 AM

Here is my choice for EXTREME GAMING

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A3QS

CPU - Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Combo or $569.99
CPU Cooler - Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid Combo or $84.99
Motherboard - ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 $219.99
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 $89.98
Storage - Intel 320 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD $136.36
- Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.99
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB $984.99
Case - NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower $101.75
Power Supply - Rosewill 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $114.99
Optical Drive - Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.99
Monitor - ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED 27.0" $299.99
Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98
Keyboard - Mad Catz CCB43107N0B2/04/1 $74.20
Mouse - Razer Imperator Mass Effect 3 Edition Wired Laser $73.77

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Total - $ 2950.96

Also Flipkart is the best online shopee in INDIA :hello: 
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January 28, 2013 10:00:45 AM

Here is my suggestion

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A3TU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A3TU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A3TU/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($68.99 @ Computer Valley)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme9 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($379.00 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($171.83 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($119.98 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.44 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $2073.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 07:00 EST-0500)
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monitor/keyboard your preference (plenty of budget left, assuming that was in dollars)
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January 28, 2013 10:39:46 AM

I don't agree with the mobo choice but otherwise the above build is pretty good.
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January 28, 2013 11:05:38 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.77 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($80.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($165.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Razer Arctosa Wired Standard Keyboard ($40.24 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1590.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 08:05 EST-0500)
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January 28, 2013 4:00:36 PM

Overclocking basically increases the speed of you cpu, the better cooling the more and safer it will overclock. warning though this can damage your cpu. so for this i have added asus v maximus which has an overclocking software allowing your motherboard to overclock for you, this will get it to the safest speed it can get with no harm.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.77 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($187.85 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($427.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($427.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($244.96 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($26.59 @ Compuvest)
Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($167.32 @ eCost)
Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($167.32 @ eCost)
Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($167.32 @ eCost)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($115.00 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer Mamba 2012 Elite Wireless Laser Mouse ($97.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $2941.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 12:58 EST-0500)
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January 28, 2013 4:11:13 PM

sorry forgot psu

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.77 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($187.85 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($427.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($427.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($244.96 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($167.32 @ eCost)
Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($167.32 @ eCost)
Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($167.32 @ eCost)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($115.00 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Saitek CCB437030002/04/1 Wired Laser Mouse ($52.52 @ NCIX US)
Total: $3004.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 13:10 EST-0500)
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January 28, 2013 8:00:38 PM

sanilmahambre said:
Here is my choice for EXTREME GAMING

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A3QS

CPU - Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Combo or $569.99
CPU Cooler - Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid Combo or $84.99
Motherboard - ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 $219.99
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 $89.98
Storage - Intel 320 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD $136.36
- Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.99
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB $984.99
Case - NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower $101.75
Power Supply - Rosewill 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $114.99
Optical Drive - Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.99
Monitor - ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED 27.0" $299.99
Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98
Keyboard - Mad Catz CCB43107N0B2/04/1 $74.20
Mouse - Razer Imperator Mass Effect 3 Edition Wired Laser $73.77

--------------------------
Total - $ 2950.96

Also Flipkart is the best online shopee in INDIA :hello: 


For extreme gaming the 3930K isn't necessary and neither is the GTX 690 - get dual 670s and it's the exact same performance within 2 - 3 FPS.

Try this:

Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker - ₹ 11845
PSU: Corsair HX 750W - ₹ 10290
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro - ₹ 17230
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - ₹ 15215
Cooler: Corsair H100 - ₹ 7580
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X DDR3 1600MHz 1.5V - ₹ 3745
SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 - ₹ 8355
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - ₹ 7365
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - ₹ 1030
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - ₹ 31460
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - ₹ 31460
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro - ₹ 9360

Total: ₹ 154935 (USD $2,873.96)

Then use the difference for monitors and whatever else you want.
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January 29, 2013 6:08:34 AM

g-unit1111 said:
For extreme gaming the 3930K isn't necessary and neither is the GTX 690 - get dual 670s and it's the exact same performance within 2 - 3 FPS.

Try this:

Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker - ₹ 11845
PSU: Corsair HX 750W - ₹ 10290
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro - ₹ 17230
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - ₹ 15215
Cooler: Corsair H100 - ₹ 7580
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X DDR3 1600MHz 1.5V - ₹ 3745
SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 - ₹ 8355
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - ₹ 7365
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - ₹ 1030
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - ₹ 31460
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - ₹ 31460
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro - ₹ 9360

Total: ₹ 154935 (USD $2,873.96)
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Then use the difference for monitors and whatever else you want.


I think you forgot the gaming mouse and keyboard and monitor! Adding these three the final amount will cross $3000 like Rs 200000/-
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January 29, 2013 3:11:26 PM

sanilmahambre said:
I think you forgot the gaming mouse and keyboard and monitor! Adding these three the final amount will cross $3000 like Rs 200000/-


Yeah currency conversion usually makes things difficult. I'm in the US so I try as best I can with the currency conversion tools I use. :lol: 
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