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config for 35k

manish4

Right off the assembly line
Sugest me a sandy bridge upgrade for a budget of 35,000. I would be buying it in mid April from my local dealer.
I will overclock my system in future.

My Existing Config-
Pentium D 820 @ 2.8 Ghz
Gigabyte DG 31
2 X 2 GB DDR2 RAM
WD Green 1 TB + WD 160 GB
Nvidia Radeon 9400 GT
LG DVD Writer
Intex Cabinet with a VIP Gold 400 W
LG 17 LCD Monitor at 1280 X 1024


This is the config I have in my mind-
i5 2500k
ATI Radeon 5770
Coolermaster Elite 430
Haven't decided on the motherboard and PSU
Don't include Hard Disks, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, UPS, DVD drive& Monitor
I will be buying a full HD monitor later.

And how would my existing rig perform as a HTPC? I would be connecting it to my LCD TV 42inch Bravia @ 1920 X 1080
Also, should i wait for bulldozer to arrive?
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
i think 9400gt can easily play hd content.

for new config - (i hope you are looking for a gaming config :-D)
Component | Make | Price Processor |Intel Core i5 2500k|11000
Motherboard |Intel DP67BG|8500
RAM |G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL|2500
Graphic Card |Sapphire HD6850|10000
PSU |Corsair VX450W|3500
Case |CM Elite 430|2500
| Total |38000
 
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manish4

Right off the assembly line
How is FSP Saga II 500W?
Should i invest in a CPU cooler?
How much can i overclock with the stock Cooler?
How is 5770 for gaming at 1920 X 1080 for the new games at medium settings. I won't have everything maxed out.
 
How is FSP Saga II 500W?

Its good, but its not Corsair. You'll be OCing as you said, so you'll be better off with Jas' suggestion of VX450. In fact, his whole config will allow you to do heavy gaming for the next few years.

Should i invest in a CPU cooler?
How much can i overclock with the stock Cooler?

With stock cooler, you can go from 3.3GHz(base) to 3.8-4GHz without much problems. However the temps are going to hover around 60-65 degrees while gaming etc. which is no problem IMO.

Get an aftermarket cooler if you go for moderate to heavy OCing(i.e 4-4.4GHz).
Else the stock will do fine.

But why do you want to OC it? The 2500k is a beast even at stock. I say don't OC now. See how it performs(It will blow your mind).

How is 5770 for gaming at 1920 X 1080 for the new games at medium settings. I won't have everything maxed out.


5770 will play games at decent framerate at full-hd with everything maxed out.
 
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manish4

Right off the assembly line
I will most probably go for Corsair. Also, are there any other options if it is not available?
Can FSP Saga handle this rig with a 5770 and no overclocking for now(or at max till 4 Ghz)?
 
I will most probably go for Corsair. Also, are there any other options if it is not available?
Can FSP Saga handle this rig with a 5770 and no overclocking for now(or at max till 4 Ghz)?

FSP will handle, but don't use it with CM Elite 430. FSP has short cables and the Elite 430 is a bottom-mount PSU type cabby. You will need wire extensions.

Corsair is the better choice.
 
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manish4

Right off the assembly line
Component | Make | Price Processor |Intel Core i5 2500k|11000
Motherboard |Intel DP67BG|8500
RAM |G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL|2500
Graphic Card |Sapphire HD6850|10000
PSU |Corsair VX450W|3500
Case |CM Elite 430|2500
| Total |38000

So, most probably i would go with this.
Any chance the price would go down by the next month?
 

abirthedevil

In the zone
yeah theres a chance, GTX550 is coming out on 15th i think so it might have a bearing on mid segment GPU prices mb and proccy might also go down by few hundred rupees once revised sb mb's are widely available
 

kkmudgle

Right off the assembly line
i have purchased sapphire 5770 for 6900 rs. if you want to overclock you should invest in a good ram from corsair and a good motherboard from gigabyte with all solid capacitor design. and for cpu cooler consider cooler master.
 
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