I am looking forward to upgrade my PC , i have a tight budget .Only going to upgrade below mentioned components.
here are my current specs...
CPU - AMD PHENOM X2 550 BE 3.1 Ghz
GPU - ATI RADEON HD4650 1GB DDR2
MOBO - BIOSTAR N68S
RAM - TRANSCEND 3GB DDR2
PSU - iball 400W
On this system i am able to run BATTLEFIELD 3 at 23-29 fps at 1280*720 with Medium graphics settings
Crysis 2 - 1280*720 Gamer settings 25-31 fps
1.) I want a fast & responsive system i.e for operations like "extracting & copying those huge iso files" quickly &
2.) I want to play games running on heavy engines for example Frostbite 2 & Cry engine and all other latest games out there utilizing DX11 at such that i get atleast 40FPS minimum.
Ill be running them on my 20" monitor at 1600*900 resolution , preferred settings are high / ultra (but mostly without any AA.)
Please suggest optimal hardware specs for this requirement. *(Ill not be overclocking)
Also want to know , generally , at what settings do games run on consoles , so i can mimic those settings on my current rig for
optimal gameplay & graphics.
7850 is by far the fastest of those options. As I mentioned the GTX 650 Ti is the next best after that. I wouldn't get a GTX560 at this point.
RAM, both of those are great brands and I don't think it matters. Just make sure to get a kit of 2x2GB instead of 1 4GB as it will perform better.
Seasonic is probably the best power supply brand there is. You'd be fine with 500w if it is any cheaper.
You don't necessarily need an upgraded fan unless you are overclocking, and if you are I recommend a 120mm fan like the Hyper 212.
Cabinet fans are just a matter of balancing airflow and noise. Not much to offer there, other than 90 CFM is probably going to be noisy but move lots of air.
I would not get this motherboard or any other with the 780 chipset. It predates the FX line so you stand a chance of getting a motherboard that has a BIOS too old for your CPU. And you can't update it because it won't post with an unsupported CPU! You can find bargain 880 or 970 motherboards that are current and guaranteed to work with AMD FX processors. They also have more modern ports like SATA 6GB and USB 3.0.
ssd is out of the question until you cram cpu, gpu, ram, mobo, psu, case, cooler under inr 20000-23000.
start by estimating this amd build's price and see how much it comes to:
cpu - amd fx 6300
motherboard - asrock 970 extreme4 motherboard
ram - 8 gb (2x 4gb) ddr3 1600 ram (corsair/gskill/whatever)
case - corsair 200r
psu - corsair gs500, xfx core edition pro 550w, seasonic s12ii 520w, antec neo eco 520w etc.
gfx card - radeon hd 7770 1 gb gddr5 (sapphire, msi, asus, gigabyte, his get the one that's cheaper)
cooler - cooler master hyper 212 evo
intel alternative, with core i3:
cpu - intel core i3 3220
motherboard - asrock/asus/gigabyte h61/b75 motherboard (b3 rev.)
ram - 8 gb (1x 8gb or 2x 4gb) ddr3 1600 ram (corsair/gskill etc)
case - corsair 200r
psu - seasonic s12ii 520, corsair cx430 v2, antec vp450, antec neo eco 520
cooler - stock cooler bundled with the cpu
gfx card - radeon hd 7770 or gtx 650ti
with core i5:
cpu - intel core i5 3470
motherboard - either the h61 or b75 (asrock/asus/gigabyte) or if you want to overclock the cpu a bit - asrock z77 pro4, asrock z77 extreme 4, asus p8z77-v lx, gigabyte ga z77 d3h, gigabyte ga z77x d3h etc.
i think the amd combo should be cheaper. only one problem - i can't find the fx6300 anywhere. since fx8320 is price-comparable to core i5, imo the i5 would be better for gaming. i don't recommend the i3 as more new games have started to use 4 cores.
check out these component's price and see which fits your budget.