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Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
avoid asus mobo. get Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R @ 13.6k.
get WD 1TB Black @ 5k or 2*WD 500GB blue @ 4k
also this rig is costing 60k, dont you need a monitor??
 

Cilus

laborare est orare
You can lower your price by going for Core i7 930 which is almost 2k cheaper than Core i7 950. There may be some performance difference in gaming, but in 3D applications...I don't think it is really gonna matter.
 
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Vishw

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avoid asus mobo. get Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R @ 13.6k.
get WD 1TB Black @ 5k or 2*WD 500GB blue @ 4k
also this rig is costing 60k, dont you need a monitor??

Thanx Jas! UD3R seems to be gr8 mobo! but why avoid Asus? I'm asking coz my currunt mobo is Asus which I'm using since 2007 without any prob. About the monitor, I don't need it right away coz my LG Flatron is still going good. :)

You can lower your price by going for Core i7 930 which is almost 2k cheaper than Core i7 950. There may be some performance difference in gaming, but in 3D applications...I don't think it is really gonna matter.

That's a good suggestion Cilus, but I checked at SMC's site & the price diff is only 600 Rs & it's i7 920 that is almost 2k cheaper!

Can you guys please answer my other queries also about PSU, RAM & cooler?

Thanx!
~Vish~
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
everything in your rig is fine. asus used to be good previously but now its quality is degraded. also its distributor rashi peripherals sucks! so avoid it..
 

pegasus

Journeyman
Sorry! I didn't know that! :grin:

So this is what I've got so far:

Core i7 950 @ 14.5k
ASUS Sabertooth X58 @ 14.3k
Zotac GTX 460 1GB @ 12.7k
4 * 2GB DDR3 1333Mhz @ 9.2k
NZXT Gamma @ 2.1K/CM Elite 430 @ 2.6k
Corsair VX550W @ 4.7k
Seagate 7200.12 1TB @ 2.9k
LG H55N @ 1k

Can you guys pls suggest alternatives for mobo in case of unavailability of Sabertooth?

& which RAM should I get? GSkill, Kingston, Transcend, Corsair?

About the PSU, how's the new Corsair GS600? Is it available all over India? Or should I go ahead with the VX550?

& do I need a cooler for this build? I'm not gonna OC but I tend to leave my pc on 24x7!

Thanx!
~Vish~
Here is a review of the ASUS TUF Sabertooth X58.
ASUS TUF Sabertooth X58 review
Very good features and perfomance- Approx 14K and 5 years warranty too.

You should get a 3x2GB KIT (3 sticks of 2GB in one packet) preferably or 2 such packets to be able to use triple channel memory configuration.
If price difference between 1333Mhz kit and 1600 Mhz kit is not much, buying 1600 Kit is preferable if you can afford it.
Not sure if price below is uypdated/latest but posting just for a rough idea-
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?...tegory_id=137&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
It seems that the Sabertooth X58 should not have issues running 1600Mhz RAM like older X58 motherboards had iirc.

ASUS also announced this sometime back-
ASUS Unveils the Bigger & Better - E.L.I.T.E. 2.0 Service for Motherboards
E.L.I.T.E. 2.0 - India's Largest Service Network for Motherboards Now Offers Burnt & Corrosion Warranty on All ASUS Motherboards & Expands Reach to 798 Indian Cities
ASUS Unveils the Bigger & Better - E.L.I.T.E. 2.0 Service for Motherboards
 
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Vishw

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You should get a 3x2GB KIT (3 sticks of 2GB in one packet) preferably or 2 such packets to be able to use triple channel memory configuration.
If price difference between 1333Mhz kit and 1600 Mhz kit is not much, buying 1600 Kit is preferable if you can afford it.
Not sure if price below is uypdated/latest but posting just for a rough idea-
CORSAIR TR3X6G1600C9 Lifetime warranty

But i7 950 supports only upto 1066mhz according to this Intel® Core? i7-950 Processor So what's the use of going for higher mhz RAM?
 
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Vishw

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Hey guys! If I go for 12GB RAM, how should I divide it? 2GBx6, 4GBx3 or 6GBx2? Does it affects performance in any way? & which combo will cost me the least? :D
 
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Vishw

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^^ i think the 6 stick of 2Gb each will cost you less. but can't say anything about performance.
Hmm! But 6 sticks would occupy all slots on UD3R & I dont want that! So I think I'll try to get 4GB sticks!
What about UPS? I currently have APC 650VA but I dont think that's gonna be enough for this config so should I go for 800VA or 1000VA?
And new Corsair GS600 is same price as VX550, so should I go for that one? Is it good?
 
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Vishw

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for ups - APC 1100VA @ 4.8k or Numeric 1KVA @ 4.2k
go with any you like(vx550 or gs600)
get 4gb*3
Thanx, Jasi!
This is what I got frm one of the local dealers:

Intel Core i7 950 @ 15.2k
GA-X58A-UD3R @ 14.2k
MSI GTX 460 HAWK not available
Corsair 4GB DDR3 1333MHz @ 4.1k
CM Elite 430 @ 2.8k
Corsair VX550 @ 4.9k
Seagate 7200.12 1TB @ 3.1k

Now waiting for other dealer's reply!

Where can I find NZXT cabi in Pune? Any Pune guys here?
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
check if MSI HD5850 TWIN FROZR II is available for 15k or MSI GTX460 Cyclone for 13k..

or get msi hd5850 twin frozr II from smcinternational.in for 15k or cyclone one for 13k..hawk will be for 14k or so. so better get hd5850 twin frozr II, oc it and see it blow away hawk..twin frozr got good cooler
 
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Vishw

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check if MSI HD5850 TWIN FROZR II is available for 15k or MSI GTX460 Cyclone for 13k..

or get msi hd5850 twin frozr II from smcinternational.in for 15k or cyclone one for 13k..hawk will be for 14k or so. so better get hd5850 twin frozr II, oc it and see it blow away hawk..twin frozr got good cooler
Thanx, Jas! But unfortunately ATI cards dont' go very well with Vue software! So I'd have to get nVidia only! I've asked him abt others availability, like Zotac or Palit, hopefully I'll be able to get one! :)

^^ prices are good. including tax? NZXT you need to order from Prime ABGB or IT Wares (both from Mumbai).
Yes, Sam, with tax! & I've no experience of online buying so I think I'll ask dealer to get it for me! :D I'm thinking btween Gamma & M59!
 
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Vishw

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Hey Guys! Someone also suggested me i7 870 build! It's cheaper & will give me the same performance of i7 950 with less power consumption!

Intel Core i7 870 @ 14.2k
Gigabyte GA P55 US3L @ 6.3k

Everything else is same as the i7 950 build! Saves me about 7k! It certainly is tempting! What do you guys suggest?
 

rajan1311

Padawan
not a bad option,but you will loose out on the triple channel memory. Saving money is always good,why don't you use that $ to get a better cabby,like an HAF 922 or a storm sniper?
 

pegasus

Journeyman
If going the socket 1156 way and buying a good processor like the i7 870, i suggest you get a beefy motherboard too, especially looking at your work requirements.
i7 870 + ASUS P7P55D-E
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
 
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Vishw

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Hey guys! My local dealer only has Palit GTX 460 1GB @ 14k! No Hawk or Cyclon or Zotac! Is Palit OK?
 
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