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February 14, 2013 1:53:17 PM

Hi Friends I am an Indian and live in New Delhi. I am about to build a high end gaming pc in a week's time. My budget is rs. 250,000($4,640). My aim to run upcoming games i.e. Devil May Cry, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, GTA 5(if it ever comes to PC), Watch Dogs, Star Wars 1313 at 1920 X 1080 resolution with 60+ FPS. The specifications are as :

Motherboard : ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE Motherboard
Processor : Intel 3.5 GHz LGA 1155 Core i7 3770K Processor ( will overclock it to 4.5 GHz )
Graphic Cards : 2 x Sapphire AMD HD 7970 DDR5 Vapor-X 6 GB OC Edition 6 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (Dual Crossfire setup)
RAM : G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 32 GB (4 x 8GB) PC RAM (F3-1600C9Q-32GXM)
Cabinet : Antec Twelve Hundred Full Tower Cabinet
Monitor : AOC 27 inch LED - E2795VH Monitor
HDD : WD Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (WD20EARX)
SSD : Corsair Neutron GTX Series 240 GB SSD Internal Hard Drive (CSSD-N240GBGTX-BK)
Optical Drive : LiteOn iHBS312 Blu-Ray Burner Internal Optical Drive
PSU : Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300 Watts PSU
CPU Cooler : Corsair H100 Cooler
Keyboard and Mouse : Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Speakers : Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II 2 Desktop Speakers
Headphones : Sennheiser HD 439 Headphone
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Note : I know the graphic cards are massive overkill for a single 1080p monitor (12 GB of total VRAM !!) but I want to be future proof for next 2-3 years because with next gen consoles coming, you never know when your pc becomes ancient. Plus I dont want to wait for next gen CPUs and GPUs.

I want suggestions and feedback from you people whether this setup is sufficient for next 3 years.

Important : I have a dilemma between 2 x Sapphire AMD HD 7970 DDR5 Vapor-X 6 GB OC Edition 6 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (Dual Crossfire setup) and 2 x ZOTAC NVIDIA GTX680 4 GB DDR5 Graphics Card (Dual SLI Setup). Which is better ?

Thank you all, and waiting for your replies.

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February 14, 2013 1:58:49 PM

swapdroid said:
Hi Friends I am an Indian and live in New Delhi. I am about to build a high end gaming pc in a week's time. My budget is rs. 250,000($4,640). My aim to run upcoming games i.e. Devil May Cry, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, GTA 5(if it ever comes to PC), Watch Dogs, Star Wars 1313 at 1920 X 1080 resolution with 60+ FPS. The specifications are as :

Motherboard : ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE Motherboard
Processor : Intel 3.5 GHz LGA 1155 Core i7 3770K Processor ( will overclock it to 4.5 GHz )
Graphic Cards : 2 x Sapphire AMD HD 7970 DDR5 Vapor-X 6 GB OC Edition 6 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (Dual Crossfire setup)
RAM : G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 32 GB (4 x 8GB) PC RAM (F3-1600C9Q-32GXM)
Cabinet : Antec Twelve Hundred Full Tower Cabinet
Monitor : AOC 27 inch LED - E2795VH Monitor
HDD : WD Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (WD20EARX)
SSD : Corsair Neutron GTX Series 240 GB SSD Internal Hard Drive (CSSD-N240GBGTX-BK)
Optical Drive : LiteOn iHBS312 Blu-Ray Burner Internal Optical Drive
PSU : Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300 Watts PSU
CPU Cooler : Corsair H100 Cooler
Keyboard and Mouse : Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Speakers : Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II 2 Desktop Speakers
Headphones : Sennheiser HD 439 Headphone
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Note : I know the graphic cards are massive overkill for a single 1080p monitor (12 GB of total VRAM !!) but I want to be future proof for next 2-3 years because with next gen consoles coming, you never know when your pc becomes ancient. Plus I dont want to wait for next gen CPUs and GPUs.

I want suggestions and feedback from you people whether this setup is sufficient for next 3 years.

Important : I have a dilemma between 2 x Sapphire AMD HD 7970 DDR5 Vapor-X 6 GB OC Edition 6 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (Dual Crossfire setup) and 2 x ZOTAC NVIDIA GTX680 4 GB DDR5 Graphics Card (Dual SLI Setup). Which is better ?

Thank you all, and waiting for your replies.


First of all, nice job getting 5k to spend on a PC xD. Next that SLI setup is sooooo pointless. There will be almost no difference with 1 monitor. So save yourself some and don't get 2 cards. But if you are rich and you can go with just 1 card, the 690 outperforms it by a good amount. i7 is not that useful right now, just get a 3570k and overclock. I have no idea why you even need 32 GB at all. If you really want to have a good gaming experience, 8 GB is plenty. Don't get any Microsoft keyboards or mice. Maybe Razer, Logitech or Corsair. Finally, I would get a custom water loop if your system is intense. I can post the partpicker list I think you should take if you want.
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February 14, 2013 2:03:42 PM

SHORYUKEN said:
First of all, nice job getting 5k to spend on a PC xD. Next that SLI setup is sooooo pointless. There will be almost no difference with 1 monitor. So save yourself some and don't get 2 cards. But if you are rich and you can go with just 1 card, the 690 outperforms it by a good amount. i7 is not that useful right now, just get a 3570k and overclock. I have no idea why you even need 32 GB at all. If you really want to have a good gaming experience, 8 GB is plenty. Don't get any Microsoft keyboards or mice. Maybe Razer, Logitech or Corsair. Finally, I would get a custom water loop if your system is intense. I can post the partpicker list I think you should take if you want.


Yeah, I thought about all that you have suggested, but my question is, whether a current gen single GPU card would be able to max out all the upcoming games for 3 years, and yeah I might go for an Asus gtx690.
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February 14, 2013 2:04:24 PM

Why caviar green instead of blue? and 850W PSU should be enough...and get a Samsung 840Pro ssd too...
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February 14, 2013 2:08:13 PM

swapdroid said:
Yeah, I thought about all that you have suggested, but my question is, whether a current gen single GPU card would be able to max out all the upcoming games for 3 years, and yeah I might go for an Asus gtx690.


Most likely. There isn't much improvement in the graphics of upcoming games. I max out Devil May Cry at 80+ frames using a 560 Ti with a Pentium setup!
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February 14, 2013 2:08:39 PM

SHORYUKEN said:
First of all, nice job getting 5k to spend on a PC xD. Next that SLI setup is sooooo pointless. There will be almost no difference with 1 monitor. So save yourself some and don't get 2 cards. But if you are rich and you can go with just 1 card, the 690 outperforms it by a good amount. i7 is not that useful right now, just get a 3570k and overclock. I have no idea why you even need 32 GB at all. If you really want to have a good gaming experience, 8 GB is plenty. Don't get any Microsoft keyboards or mice. Maybe Razer, Logitech or Corsair. Finally, I would get a custom water loop if your system is intense. I can post the partpicker list I think you should take if you want.


Please send the custom watercooling part list. I have a bit of experience with building PCs but I have no clue about custom watercooling.
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February 14, 2013 2:20:53 PM

There is much to say here.

1. i5-3570k is plenty of processor for gaming and will be for years to come.
2. Get dual 670's as they will outperform a 690 but only if you get something like the suggestion below.
3. Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($649.99 @ Newegg)
4. Stick with air cooling. There is much less hassle with the same performance such as Noctua D14 or Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL
5. There is no possible way that you will utilize 32GB of RAM. 8GB is plenty. Even 16GB is overkill but acceptable if you want to spend it.
6. 1300W PSU is way overkill. I would suggest 850W at most for maximum overclocking (GPU/CPU).
7. Wouldn't really worry about a Blu-Ray burner either unless you really plan to do some huge backups on Blu-Ray. Even a Blu-Ray player with CD/DVD write is acceptable.
8. The rest is for aesthetics and is up to you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($148.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.92 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.95 @ Mac Connection)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($125.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($649.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2486.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 11:20 EST-0500)
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February 14, 2013 2:27:18 PM

^+1. I definitely recommend that if you want to upgrade your monitor. If you play only on 1 monitor @ 60 Hz, then 1 card would have been enough. And that setup is like half of your budget.
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February 14, 2013 2:28:11 PM

Watercooled gpus looking good.... U got the money ;) 
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February 14, 2013 4:07:06 PM

MoBo - If you have the budget for the Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE, I'd spend tiny bit more on the Asus P8Z77 WS
CPU - If it's just for gaming, I'd grab the 3570k

GFX - Personally, I'd do twin Asus DCII 670's. Beastly overclocks.

RAM - 32 GB will be wasted and can even slow down a gaming box a bit as ya filling 4 slots. Id recommend 16GB:

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 Model 997050
CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 Model CML16GX3M2A1600C9

Case - I have an Antec 1200 case ..... it's a great case, but cleaning the filters can be a pain in the butt. If ya stuck on Antec, look at the DF-85 which is basically an upgraded 1200 and it eliminates the filter cleaning issue. Other cases I'd look at are the Corsair 500R and, with your budget, the Thermaltake Level 10 GT.

Monitor - The monitor you selected has been described in various reviews as being weak in response times....not a good thing for a gaming monitor. And its seems the MVA displays they sent out to reviewers are not being sold now to consumers who are instead getting a TN panel

http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/aoc-e2795vh-tn...

With all that horsepower under the hood, be a shame not to use a 120HZ monitor. I'd suggest the Asus VG Series VG278H Black 27" 2ms 120Hz Monitor that comes bundled with the nVidia glasses. I played Batman AC on the 24" version of this screen with the same glasses and it was a kick.

HD - Green = Slow. get the Black

SSD - Any one of the THG Tier 1 Units ..... Mushkin Chronos Deluxe, Patriot Wildfire, OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS, OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G, Corsair Force GS, Samsung 840 250 GB, Samsung 830 SSD 256 GB, Plextor M3 Pro 256 GB, OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB, OCZ Vector 256 GB, Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-...

Optical - If for no otjher reason than it makes calls to tech support easier having same brand as other components, they can't get ya off the phone by blaming other guy
ASUS SATA Blu-ray Burner BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

PSU - Any 10.0 rated unit on jonnyguru.com
Corsair HX850 (lower ripple and better voltage stability than AX850)
Seasonic X Series

Cooler:

1) Phanteks PH-TC14PE
2) Thermaltake Silver Arrow
3) Noctua DH-14

Keyboard / Mouse / Headset:

1) If ya get the Level 10 GT, consider this package:
Thermaltake Level 10 GT UGK Combat Snow Edition (VN10006W2N-B) Ultimate Gaming Kit White and Black Full Tower Computer Case with MEGA G1 Keyboard, Gaming Mouse and Gaming Headset
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2) Logitech G510, G600 and G930

Speakers - I have 3 sets of the Logitech Z5500's but they are ridiculously priced right now. I paid $300 for them when Dell runs a special (only thing I ever bought from Dell other than IPS monitors)

OS - I'd skip the Ultimate and get Pro version.

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