Gaming desktop upgrade suggestion

Hi,

My old pc component is dead due to "shorting" as confirmed by local mechanics. i had problem like first my monitor getting switched off with 5-10 minute of booting then after 2-3 days whole cabinet refused to start although motherboard has light on. Local mechanic is saying its not repairable. old component are gigabyte ga h97m d3h and core i7 4790k.

so i am in search of CPU Mobo and RAM primarily and then if monitor also get damaged then monitor too

1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.' Vague answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work.)
Ans: Gaming, net browsing pc, movies and youtube. FPS games mostly. high settings, 1080 resolution.

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then please mention.
Ans: 1lakh. can extend like 10k more

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans: No

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: Windows 11/10

5. How much hard drive / solid-state drive space is needed?
Ans: already Have 1x 240 gb SSD and 3x 2TB HDDs)

6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention the screen size and resolution you prefer. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, then do mention the screen size and resolution of the monitor you have.
Ans: 24 or 27" Monitor, for gaming, full HD or 4k with 240hz. i have selected LG Ultragear Full HD IPS (27 inch / 68.5 cm) 240 Hz Nvidia G-Sync Compatible, FreeSync Premium, HDR 10, HDMI, USB, Tilt, Height, Pivot Gaming Monitor (‎27GP750-B). suggestion are welcome if better monitor is advisable

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy? i.e. which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans: plan to reuse
PSU - corsair CX650M
GPU- Asus Strix GTX 970 DC2OC
Cabinet - Cooler master (i dont remember the models)
Existing Dell monitor

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans: One week

9. Have you ever built a desktop before? Or, will this be done by an assembler?
Ans: Assembler.

10. Where do you live? Are you buying locally? Are you open to buying stuff from online shops if you don't get locally?
Ans: Delhi, Buying locally. open for buying online if there is significant price difference.

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans:
I have selected the following components if possible review them and let me know if i need to upgrade or change them

core i7 12700F
Asus Rog Strix b660-F
G Skill Trident RGB DDR4 (8x2)
(Both Mobo and RAM has RGB lights hence I have selected them apart from their own features)



UPDATE: my monitor is working so i am excluding it from my list

UPDATE-2: As suggested in discussion that i7 12700F need dedicated GPU to boot, i changed my preference to i7 12700 having inbuilt gpu but it's costing approx 5k more.
Although i have gtx970 but it's old so i could be trapped if my GPU failed in future for whatever reason and i didn't have money to buy 3090 immediately at that time then i will be having desktop which is not booting just cause of GPU failure. So is it worth to spend 5k extra now for i7 12700?
 
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Mention your GPU, exact PSU & cabinet models as well. Intel F CPUs lack iGPU, so PC won't boot w/o dGPU. With high performance components you need a good airflow case.

If you are too much into esports titles like CS GO or R6 or Valo, 240Hz might make sense, else it doesn't. Also, most cabinets support just 2x 3.5" drives these days, might be difficult to find one with 3x 3.5" drives. On second thought, my cabinet does support 3, so can suggest my Lancool II Mesh.

Complete build for 1440p gaming:
CPU - Intel i5 12400 - 17k
Mobo - Gigabyte B660M DS3H WiFi - 12k
RAM - 2x8GB DDR4 3600MHz C18 - 6k
GPU - Asus/MSI/Zotac/Gigabyte RTX 3060Ti - 40k
M.2 SSD - Samsung 980 500GB - 5k
HDD - None
PSU - NZXT C750 80+ Gold - 9k
Cabinet - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh - 8.5k
Total - 121.5k
 
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ashishstillthere

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Mention your GPU, exact PSU & cabinet models as well. Intel F CPUs lack iGPU, so PC won't boot w/o dGPU. With high performance components you need a good airflow case.

If you are too much into esports titles like CS GO or R6 or Valo, 240Hz might make sense, else it doesn't. Also, most cabinets support just 2x 3.5" drives these days, might be difficult to find one with 3x 3.5" drives. On second thought, my cabinet does support 3, so can suggest my Lancool II Mesh.

Complete build for 1440p gaming:
CPU - Intel i5 12400 - 17k
Mobo - Gigabyte B660M DS3H WiFi - 12k
RAM - 2x8GB DDR4 3600MHz C18 - 6k
GPU - Asus/MSI/Zotac/Gigabyte RTX 3060Ti - 40k
M.2 SSD - Samsung 980 500GB - 5k
HDD - None
PSU - NZXT C750 80+ Gold - 9k
Cabinet - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh - 8.5k
Total - 121.5k
Getting the details of my GPU, power supply and cabinet as it's with computer wale bhaiya. AFAIK i have Asus strix gtx970 4gb oc gpu and Corsair 650w gold and cabinet is from coolermaster

Yes i do play CSGO regularly that's why i am considering 240hz

Exact details will update once I receive the response from computer person
 
Getting the details of my GPU, power supply and cabinet as it's with computer wale bhaiya. AFAIK i have Asus strix gtx970 4gb oc gpu and Corsair 650w gold and cabinet is from coolermaster

Yes i do play CSGO regularly that's why i am considering 240hz

Exact details will update once I receive the response from computer person
For esports player, 240Hz would make sense. That LG one should be good but beware, ppi is a bit low on 27" 1080p. Few months back Samsung G7 was 35k - it is a 1440p 240Hz monitor, sadly its 42k now, can be a great choice.

LG 27GN750-B vs Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T Side-by-Side Monitor Comparison

For CS GO GTX 970 should be still good, I think.
 
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ashishstillthere

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CPU - Intel i7 12700 - 29k (I would prefer having iGPU for troubleshooting & non dGPU days)
Mobo - MSI B660M A Pro WiFi - 15k
RAM - 2x16GB DDR4 3600MHz C18 - 11k
GPU -
M.2 SSD - Samsung 980 500GB - 5k
HDD - None
PSU -
Cabinet -
Monitor - Samsung Odyssey G7 - 42k (why not for futureproofing)
Total - 102k

I use APC BX1100 (6k) as UPS for i5 + 3070 system.
 

DestGod

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@ashishstillthere do you plan on doing any streaming or productivity work in the future? If not, an i5 12600k would be good enough, with no compromises on gaming (heck it would be good for all the above mentioned tasks).
Here's what I'd suggest-
CPU- i5 12600K - 25.5k
Motherboard- MSI Pro B660 A - 13.7k
CPU Cooler- Deepcool AK620- 5.2k
Memory- 2x 8GB 3600Mhz CL18 -6k
SSD- Adata XPG Gammix S70 Blade 1TB Gen4 - 10.5k
Monitor- Samsung Odyssey G7 - 42k.
Total- 103k
What is the exact model of your CoolerMaster cabinet? A picture of it would be better. Also, consider this 1080p 240hz display- https://www.amazon.in/Samsung25-Inc...?keywords=240hz+monitor&qid=1659802368&sr=8-5
 
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ashishstillthere

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@ashishstillthere do you plan on doing any streaming or productivity work in the future? If not, an i5 12600k would be good enough, with no compromises on gaming (heck it would be good for all the above mentioned tasks).
Here's what I'd suggest-
CPU- i5 12600K - 25.5k
Motherboard- MSI Pro B660 A - 13.7k
CPU Cooler- Deepcool AK620- 5.2k
Memory- 2x 8GB 3600Mhz CL18 -6k
SSD- Adata XPG Gammix S70 Blade 1TB Gen4 - 10.5k
Monitor- Samsung Odyssey G7 - 42k.
Total- 103k
What is the exact model of your CoolerMaster cabinet? A picture of it would be better. Also, consider this 1080p 240hz display- Amazon.in
Middle one having grill type structure on front is my cabinet (shop person sent me this only)

Yeah sometime brother do video/photo editing thing in my system so i prefer i7

MSI pro is suggested by you and @omega44-xt and i was looking for Asus Rog 660 one so will compare it further

For ram please suggest brand as i am looking for RGB one so choose gskill

I already have SSD and just update received that monitor is working so i am focusing only on Mobo processor and ram and offcourse some good ups with surge protection
 

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SaiyanGoku

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@ashishstillthere do you plan on doing any streaming or productivity work in the future? If not, an i5 12600k would be good enough, with no compromises on gaming (heck it would be good for all the above mentioned tasks).
Here's what I'd suggest-
CPU- i5 12600K - 25.5k
Motherboard- MSI Pro B660 A - 13.7k
CPU Cooler- Deepcool AK620- 5.2k
Memory- 2x 8GB 3600Mhz CL18 -6k
SSD- Adata XPG Gammix S70 Blade 1TB Gen4 - 10.5k
Monitor- Samsung Odyssey G7 - 42k.
Total- 103k
What is the exact model of your CoolerMaster cabinet? A picture of it would be better. Also, consider this 1080p 240hz display- https://www.amazon.in/Samsung25-Inc...?keywords=240hz+monitor&qid=1659802368&sr=8-5
Makes no sense to pair a K series cpu with locked mobo
For ram please suggest brand as i am looking for RGB one so choose gskill
Save money, rgb is pointless for components which are inside the cabinet.
 
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ashishstillthere

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As suggested in discussion that i7 12700F needs dedicated GPU to boot, i changed my preference to i7 12700 having inbuilt gpu but it's costing approx 5k more.

Although i have gtx970 but it's old so i could be trapped if my GPU failed in future for whatever reason and i didn't have money to buy 3090 immediately at that time then i will be having desktop which is not booting just cause of GPU failure. So is it worth to spend 5k extra now for i7 12700?
 
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ashishstillthere

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Makes no sense to pair a K series cpu with locked mobo

Save money, rgb is pointless for components which are inside the cabinet.

Cabinet sides are transparent like this(not my actual rig pic) so i am considering RGB ram and mother board having RGB light and rest effect will be completed by RGB fans.
 

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Updated: I forgot that you need a CPU cooler, my bad, and upon inspecting SPEC 01, there's a big problem. Your cabinet has a CPU cooler clearance of 150mm, whereas an i7 12700 will need a dual fan tower-style air cooler at least. AK620 will be my top pick, but needs 160mm clearance, NH D15 needs 165mm, cheaper Arctic freezer 34 duo needs 157mm. So maybe look into cabinet upgrade to Lancool II Mesh which I mentioned earlier.

CPU - Intel i7 12700 - 29k (I would prefer having iGPU for troubleshooting & non dGPU days)
Mobo - MSI B660M A Pro WiFi - 15k
Cooler - Deepcool AK620 - 5.5k
RAM - 2x16GB DDR4 3600MHz C18 - 11k (RGB one, check XPG D60 : Adata AX4U360016G18I-ST60 Desktop Ram XPG Spectrix D60G Series 16GB (16GBx1) DDR4 3600MHz RGB)
GPU - Yours, IMO don't buy 3090 or upcoming 4090, usually poor value, consider 4080 later
M.2 SSD - WD SN770 Gen4 1TB - 10.8k (if plan to edit videos, better get a good SSD as well, on sale now)
HDD - Yours
PSU - Yours, for now, upgrade while buying GPU
Cabinet - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh - 8.5k
Cabinet fan hub - Deepcool Fan Hub FH-04 - 0.5k
Monitor - None for now
Total - 80.3k

Other option:
M.2 SSD - Samsung 980 500GB - 4.4k (on sale now on amazon)
 
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ashishstillthere

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Updated: I forgot that you need a CPU cooler, my bad, and upon inspecting SPEC 01, there's a big problem. Your cabinet has a CPU cooler clearance of 150mm, whereas an i7 12700 will need a dual fan tower-style air cooler at least. AK620 will be my top pick, but needs 160mm clearance, NH D15 needs 165mm, cheaper Arctic freezer 34 duo needs 157mm. So maybe look into cabinet upgrade to Lancool II Mesh which I mentioned earlier.

CPU - Intel i7 12700 - 29k (I would prefer having iGPU for troubleshooting & non dGPU days)
Mobo - MSI B660M A Pro WiFi - 15k
Cooler - Deepcool AK620 - 5.5k
RAM - 2x16GB DDR4 3600MHz C18 - 11k (RGB one, check XPG D60 : Adata AX4U360016G18I-ST60 Desktop Ram XPG Spectrix D60G Series 16GB (16GBx1) DDR4 3600MHz RGB)
GPU - Yours, IMO don't buy 3090 or upcoming 4090, usually poor value, consider 4080 later
M.2 SSD - WD SN770 Gen4 1TB - 10.8k (if plan to edit videos, better get a good SSD as well, on sale now)
HDD - Yours
PSU - Yours, for now, upgrade while buying GPU
Cabinet - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh - 8.5k
Cabinet fan hub - Deepcool Fan Hub FH-04 - 0.5k
Monitor - None for now
Total - 80.3k

Other option:
M.2 SSD - Samsung 980 500GB - 4.4k (on sale now on amazon)
Cpu cooler is mandatory for 12700? I thought it will come with stock cooler which can do job

And you are quoting price 29k from where
 
Cpu cooler is mandatory for 12700? I thought it will come with stock cooler which can do job

And you are quoting price 29k from where
The stock Intel cooler can't keep my i5 12400 cool if it is constantly running at 100% load, drawing 80W power. The cooler is rated at 65W & i7 12700 without limits draw upto 140W, I think.

I'm still using the stock cooler because for gaming my CPU barely crosses 65W, average power draw is lower, so CPU temps are usually 70-80C.

I'm not sure why some Intel 12th gen CPU prices have risen up recently, i7 12700 was 29-30k commonly (not in amazon), now seems 32-33k. Common sites include primeabgb, vedant and mdcomputers.
 

K_akash_i

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Offline prices are usually lower , so he may get them at the price u quoted above
The stock Intel cooler can't keep my i5 12400 cool if it is constantly running at 100% load, drawing 80W power. The cooler is rated at 65W & i7 12700 without limits draw upto 140W, I think.

I'm still using the stock cooler because for gaming my CPU barely crosses 65W, average power draw is lower, so CPU temps are usually 70-80C.

I'm not sure why some Intel 12th gen CPU prices have risen up recently, i7 12700 was 29-30k commonly (not in amazon), now seems 32-33k. Common sites include primeabgb, vedant and mdcomputers.
 
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