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February 22, 2013 12:43:27 PM

Hey guys,
I'm planning to build a wallet-friendly gaming pc.

After some research, I've shortlisted the following:
Processor - Core i5 3470
Motherboard - ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP
PSU - Corsair 500CX
Cabinet - Antec One S3
Monitor - Dell 2030M
HDD - WD Caviar Blue 500GB
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 4GB
Cabinet Fan - Cooler Master 90CFM LED cooler
A wireless keyboard and mouse, and a pair of speakers complete the list.

Is this good enough? Am I missing something? I read some article about heat sinks and thermal pastes, should i get them too? Will my PC be cool enough? I live in a place where the ambient temp is close to 35C.
Sorry for the plethora of questions. Just want to get the entire thing right.
Thanks in advance.

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February 22, 2013 1:23:28 PM

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Am I missing something?


You will also need a graphics card. A couple questions to help you get you what you want-

What is your budget? What types of games will you be playing? What size monitor do you want?
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February 22, 2013 1:43:28 PM

I have a nVidia GTS 450 card. I'll be playing games like crysis, call of duty, mass effect, etc.. I prefer to play them in high visual settings. A monitor around 20inch will do. My budget is around INR 40k (around $740).
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February 22, 2013 8:09:23 PM

Looks good, but your missing a graphics card. That gts wont handle the latest games at high.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $678.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 17:08 EST-0500)
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February 23, 2013 6:06:15 AM

@camohanna: Your suggested build is cool. But, these are not the prices in India. Much costlier. For example, the graphics card is around $330 and CPU is around $220. A 4gb ram from corsair is $30.
The stuff that i've put in my first post comes to around $730

After reading some forums, i've seen the my GTS 450 is not good enough to handle the latest games. But i play at 1600x900 res and not in 1080p. So it should be slightly better, shouldn't it? Maybe i can play with medium settings and upgrade it later this year..
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February 23, 2013 3:11:18 PM

arun_7 said:
@camohanna: Your suggested build is cool. But, these are not the prices in India. Much costlier. For example, the graphics card is around $330 and CPU is around $220. A 4gb ram from corsair is $30.
The stuff that i've put in my first post comes to around $730

After reading some forums, i've seen the my GTS 450 is not good enough to handle the latest games. But i play at 1600x900 res and not in 1080p. So it should be slightly better, shouldn't it? Maybe i can play with medium settings and upgrade it later this year..

Have you considered the 7850 like this one: http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-amd-ati-gv-r7850oc-2gd...

Google says that's ~$280
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February 24, 2013 12:15:28 PM

Actually, i never searched for a graphics card. i was under the impression that my GTS 450 is sufficient. So now, i'll look for a graphics card and buy one.

Other than the graphics card, is there anything else that i might have missed? What about cpu heat sinks? Are they provided with the processor, or should i buy them separately?
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February 24, 2013 1:52:46 PM

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What about cpu heat sinks? Are they provided with the processor, or should i buy them separately?


Your processor will provide an adequate heatsink and fan, unless you are planning to overclock you do not need to buy one seperately.
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February 25, 2013 10:39:34 AM

Thanks guys!
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February 25, 2013 10:40:31 AM

Best answer selected by arun_7.
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