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Gaming PC for 1-1.2 lakh

shikhs

Broken In
1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Stupid answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work. Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.')

Ans: All AAA gaming titles and programming.

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.

Ans: 1.2 lakhs is my absolute maximum maybe I can squeeze 10k more but that's the limit.

3. Planning to overclock?

Ans: Yes, if a suifficiently good overclockable build can be made in this budget.

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?

Ans: Windows 10

5. How much hard drive space is needed?

Ans: 1 TB will be fine for now.

6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention which screen size and resolution do you want. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, again mention the size and resolution of monitor you have.

Ans: Yes, I would prefer a 2K monitor if possible in this budget.

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy or which components you already have and plan on reusing?

Ans: I will reuse the keyboard, mouse, headphones, mic and speakers from my old PC.

8. When are you planning to buy the system?

Ans: Well here is a tricky part. My old PC is dying so I was thinking of buying everything except the graphics card and the monitor in October. The gfx card and the monitor I will buy in November or December.

9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?

Ans: I have never assembled a PC before except taking out the gfx card and RAM from my old PC for cleaning. I have read online that it's really easy to assemble a PC. So should I try it myself or should I go for professional help?

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: I live in New Delhi. I am open to buying locally as well as online.

11. Anything else which you would like to say?

Ans: I have no brand preferences so I don't care if it's AMD, Intel, Nvidia or G-Skill as long as it's good.


Thanks in advance for the help.
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
Budget -138K (Skylake Rig) Complete Rig

Intel Core i7 6700K -26000,
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 5 -17000,
Cooler Master Hyper 212X -3000,
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (8GBx2) 3000Mhz -9000,
WD Caviar Black 1TB -5500,
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB -11000,
Seasonic M12II 620w -6500,
Zotac GTX1060 6GB Amp -24000,
LG 24MP88HM 24" LED IPS -14500,
APC 1.1Kv UPS -5500.
Total -138k

I gave the best possible config.

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Hrishi

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You won't really feel the difference between i7/i5 unless you're into video encoding/virtualization/emulation.... Better go for an i5-K based build with a decent closed loop liquid cooler and see if you can adjust GTX1070 instead of a 1060. Maybe drop down on SSD capacity.

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nac

Aspiring Novelist
i5 6600k - 18200 | Personally, I feel that for gaming i5 is good enough.
ASUS Z170-K - 12250
Corsair Vengeance DDR4 8GB - 2700 | For gaming 8GB is good enough. If you think, you need more you can add one more stick later.
Hyper 212x - 3000
Seasonic S12 II Bronze 620w - 6750
Cabinet - 4000 | Pick the one you like, just make sure it's big enough to accommodate GPU and cooler.
GTX 1070 - 38000
WD Blue 1TB - 3700
Samsung 850 EVO 240GB - 7000
Benq BL2420PT - 21500 | This is the cheapest 1440p monitor, the next available models prices are around 29-31k. If you want to squeeze that 10k, you can do it here.
Total - 117100
 

vito scalleta

In the zone
for the ssd .. get samsung 750 evo instead of the 850.. and 16gb ddr4 ram is must since the prices of the ram sticks have fallen by a huge amount. rest of the config as suggested by nac
 

Hrishi

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Yes, 16Gigs of ram is kind of a necessity now rather than surplus. There are games that will consume 5-7gb of system ram alone.
Also as far as the SSD is concern, the 740 evo isn't far behind 850 in performance but it's just the write/read cycle that's almost half. Though 45TB isn't something you would be worried about. Should easily last couple of years for power users.

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shikhs

Broken In
Budget -138K (Skylake Rig) Complete Rig

Intel Core i7 6700K -26000,
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 5 -17000,
Cooler Master Hyper 212X -3000,
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (8GBx2) 3000Mhz -9000,
WD Caviar Black 1TB -5500,
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB -11000,
Seasonic M12II 620w -6500,
Zotac GTX1060 6GB Amp -24000,
LG 24MP88HM 24" LED IPS -14500,
APC 1.1Kv UPS -5500.
Total -138k

I gave the best possible config.

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Is it possible to get a config with a GTX 1070?

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You won't really feel the difference between i7/i5 unless you're into video encoding/virtualization/emulation.... Better go for an i5-K based build with a decent closed loop liquid cooler and see if you can adjust GTX1070 instead of a 1060. Maybe drop down on SSD capacity.

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Yeah that's what I was thinking too about the CPU and 500gigs of SSD is a no too because 1 TB total will fill all my needs for now.

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i5 6600k - 18200 | Personally, I feel that for gaming i5 is good enough.
ASUS Z170-K - 12250
Corsair Vengeance DDR4 8GB - 2700 | For gaming 8GB is good enough. If you think, you need more you can add one more stick later.
Hyper 212x - 3000
Seasonic S12 II Bronze 620w - 6750
Cabinet - 4000 | Pick the one you like, just make sure it's big enough to accommodate GPU and cooler.
GTX 1070 - 38000
WD Blue 1TB - 3700
Samsung 850 EVO 240GB - 7000
Benq BL2420PT - 21500 | This is the cheapest 1440p monitor, the next available models prices are around 29-31k. If you want to squeeze that 10k, you can do it here.
Total - 117100

I will use 3k more to get 1 more 8gb stick so that will round it off to a neat 1.2 lakhs and I will have 16 gigs of RAM.
One question though...Is that BENQ monitor particularly bad?

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for the ssd .. get samsung 750 evo instead of the 850.. and 16gb ddr4 ram is must since the prices of the ram sticks have fallen by a huge amount. rest of the config as suggested by nac

Does the 750 have better performance? Because the config suggested by nac fits the 850 evo in the budget constraint.

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Wont recommend 750 EVO

Any particular reasons?
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
Budget -122K (Skylake OC Gaming Rig)

Intel Core i5 6600K -18000,
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 3-14500,
Cooler Master Hyper 212X -3000,
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (8GBx2) 2400Mhz -5000,
WD Caviar Black 1TB -5500,
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB -7500,
Seasonic M12II 620w -6500,
Zotac GTX1070 8GB Amp -38000,
LG 24MP88HM 24" LED IPS -14500,
Antec GX300 -4000,
APC 1.1Kv UPS -5500.
Total -122K

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nac

Aspiring Novelist
I will use 3k more to get 1 more 8gb stick so that will round it off to a neat 1.2 lakhs and I will have 16 gigs of RAM.
One question though...Is that BENQ monitor particularly bad?
I don't have first hand experience, but I have been digging online for the last 1+ year. I haven't read anywhere that the 16gigs would give any kick in gaming performance. Down the line, may be games will start using more than 8igigs. When that happens you can very well add more ram stick then.
No, not bad at all. Just as a brand, Benq's presence in India is a bit of a concern. It has excellent feature set, a semi pro model.
 

Hrishi

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I don't have first hand experience, but I have been digging online for the last 1+ year. I haven't read anywhere that the 16gigs would give any kick in gaming performance. Down the line, may be games will start using more than 8igigs. When that happens you can very well add more ram stick then.
No, not bad at all. Just as a brand, Benq's presence in India is a bit of a concern. It has excellent feature set, a semi pro model.

Forza Motorsports: APEX, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Arkham Knight, Battlefield One...are few of the games I played lately that sent my system's total RAM usage beyond 8gigs!
 
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shikhs

Broken In
Forza Motorsports: APEX, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Arkham Knight, Battlefield One...are few of the games I played lately that sent my system's total RAM usage beyond 8gigs!

What will be better for long term use? Two 8 gb sticks(non-dual channel) or a single 16gb stick? Also how crucial is RAM speed i.e. 2400MHz, 3000Mhz etc
 

Hrishi

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What will be better for long term use? Two 8 gb sticks(non-dual channel) or a single 16gb stick? Also how crucial is RAM speed i.e. 2400MHz, 3000Mhz etc
Two 8GB sticks should be sufficient for quite a while. Plus Dual Channel performance is theoretically more.
As far as clocks are concerned the higher the better, though actual noticeable increase in performance isn't very high, afaik.

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ssb1551

Technomancer
What will be better for long term use? Two 8 gb sticks(non-dual channel) or a single 16gb stick? Also how crucial is RAM speed i.e. 2400MHz, 3000Mhz etc

There are a great number of videos on YT with the exact topic you are interested in. Like Hrishi has mentioned difference is negligible in real world applications. But just to squelch your curiosity you can watch any of those videos. I would suggest Linus TechTips channel. They do good reviews. In fact let me give the link to the video by Linus :
DDR4 vs DDR3 - Apples to Apples Comparison - YouTub

Rest is upto You.
 
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shikhs

Broken In
There are a great number of videos on YT with the exact topic you are interested in. Like Hrishi has mentioned difference is negligible in real world applications. But just to squelch your curiosity you can watch any of those videos. I would suggest Linus TechTips channel. They do good reviews. In fact let me give the link to the video by Linus :
DDR4 vs DDR3 - Apples to Apples Comparison - YouTub

Rest is upto You.

Thanks a ton for the help!
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
just want to touch base on the water cooling stuff.

if you are sure that you will be OCing from day 1 onwards, i would advice to avoid water.
The CM Hyper 212x is a massive and great air cooler that will keep the temps way below limits, and allow some headroom for light OCing.

Also, do check out the Kingston HyperX DDR4 modules. These are really sleek looking, low profile, and cheap RAM sticks. Most importantly, they do not obstruct the cooler fins and fit right under. 8GB sticks at 2.8K, really cheap.

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PS, if you do want to go for water cooling, stick with corsair, as they have a good warranty which covers damages to other PC parts due to leakage from the cooler.
 
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shikhs

Broken In
[MENTION=105611]bssunilreddy[/MENTION] [MENTION=140405]Hrishi[/MENTION] [MENTION=125321]nac[/MENTION] [MENTION=148045]anirbandd[/MENTION] guys I have never assembled a PC before so is it something that is relatively easy for anyone to do or should I take someone's help?
 

Hrishi

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[MENTION=105611]bssunilreddy[/MENTION] [MENTION=140405]Hrishi[/MENTION] [MENTION=125321]nac[/MENTION] [MENTION=148045]anirbandd[/MENTION] guys I have never assembled a PC before so is it something that is relatively easy for anyone to do or should I take someone's help?

It's nothing too difficult, however I wouldn't recommend you to do it all on your own if the components are expensive. In case you can take help from someone who has done it before then it would be really good.
 
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