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Suggest a gaming/animation Config for 75k

Davidboon

In the zone
Well i am going to join my animation institute in august and i want to assemble a PC for Animation and gaming . i already have some experience in assembling but you guys are better at this job than me . please suggest me a config that can run 3+ years .
I will be buying the hardware from lamington road . It will be my first time there so please tell me the shop where i can get the hardware at the lowest price . already i have decided some of the hardware for my PC , please take a look and suggest me alternatives .

Till now i cant decide if i want an Intel system or AMD one . please suggest me both . i have heard about the new AMD hexacore processors but somewhere they cant match with the performance of I7 .


Processor : Intel Core i7-920 / AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

Motherboard : i think ill go for X58 ones . ??

Ram : 4 GB would do .

Hdd : 500 GB would suffice

Graphics card : HD 5850 X 2 / HD 5870 / HD 5970 ??

Cabinet : Coolermaster 690 2 Advanced

Monitor: 22 incher would do the job

Keyboard and motherboard : ??

Power supply : ??

DVD ROM : Already have a Samsung one purchased this month .

WI-FI card : ??

i forgot to mention i also need a WI-FI card for my rig. please suggest me a good one .


so guys i have till 25th to decide my rig , please help me suggest the best config for my budget

Thanking all of you in advance :)
 
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SlashDK

MV VIP to the MAX
Processor : AMD Phenom II X6 1090t - 15k

Motherboard : MSI 890GXM G65 - 7.2k

Ram : 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz G.Skill Ripjaws - 6.2k

Hdd : WD 1 TB black edition - 5k

Graphics card : MSI HD 5870 Lightning - 23.5k

Cabinet : NZXT Gamma - 2k

Monitor: BenQ 22"(forgot the model) - 7.5k

Keyboard and mouse : Logitech MX 518 + Logitech Multimedia - 2k

Power supply : Corsair VX 650W - 6k

DVD ROM : Already purchased

Total - 74.4k

Going for value RAM will allow you to go for Cooler master 690 ii advanced at 76.5k
 
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Cilus

laborare est orare
The Intel Counterpart will be

Core i7 930 2.8GHz @ 13.9k
MSI X58 Pro @ 10.8k
Corsair TR3X2G-1333 XMS3 C9 6GB Kit @ 7k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB @ 3.4k
BenQ 22" G2220 FULL HD LCD Monitor @ 7.5k
Zebronics Invader Cabinet @ 6.3k
Corsair TX850W @ 7.3k
Keyboard and Mouse: 1.5k
MSI HD5870 1GB GDDR5 LIGHTNING @ 23.5k


Total is coming as 81k. Now it can be reduced to 75k by going for little cheaper PSU, little cheaper cabinet etc.

Reason:
Gaming: For gaming, Core i7 is champion, better than Phenom 6 core 1090T.

Cabinet: Zebronics Invader is a premium level gaming cabinet. It offers feature of 10k cabinets from other costly brands. It is reviewed in Digit June 2010 and scored 7 out of 10.

PSU: I have suggested a 850W PSU, may be a little overkill. But very future proof I guess.

My suggestion is for Processor and Motherboard, stick with AMD 6 core processors. Since you will be working on animation, a hexacore processor will perform better because of its extra 2 cores and today, most of the animation software are heavily multithreaded.
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
dudes a corsair vx550w psu is more than enough for both the rigs..650w to be futureproof..
850w is a GREAT OVERKILL.....

op
what do you do the most-gaming or animation....if gaming i7 930 and if animation x6 1090t

a 1333mhz ram will be sufficient IMO...your choice..
 
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Davidboon

Davidboon

In the zone
Thanks Cilus and Jaskanwar , well my first priority will be Animation and then gaming .It seems that there will not be any noticeable differences in gaming if i go for AMD over INTEL . I think the Graphics card can do the job for gaming. am i right ?
 
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Davidboon

Davidboon

In the zone
Okay ill go for AMD then , but can i manage a HD5970 ? i want my rig to be future proof till 3 years .
 

SlashDK

MV VIP to the MAX
For HD 5970 -

Processor : AMD Phenom II X6 1055t - 9.5k

Motherboard : MSI 890GXM G65 - 7.2k

Ram : 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz G.Skill Value Ram - 5.2k

Hdd : WD 500 GB blue edition - 2k

Graphics card : MSI HD 5970 - 36k

Cabinet : NZXT Gamma - 2k

Monitor: BenQ 22"(forgot the model) - 7.5k

Keyboard and mouse : Logitech MX 518 + Logitech Multimedia - 2k

Power supply : Corsair VX 550W - 4.7k

DVD ROM : Already purchased

Total - 76.1k

I had kept the PSU as VX 650 for the sake of upgradabilty so you can add another HD 5870 in the future. I still recommend my previous rig.(you can always overclock the proccy for gaming)
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
No no, go for hd5870 with 1090t
it will be more than sufficient
IMO dont waste money on 5970.

---------- Post added at 09:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:45 PM ----------

Hd 5870 will be futureproof definitely.

5970 is a giant. U need a cabby with excellent airflow and 650w psu. U need enough room inside a cabby.
 
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Davidboon

Davidboon

In the zone
From my experience i dont think 5870 cannot be future proof for 3+ years . Also if needed i can extend my budget to 80k .
As my initial budget is 60K and Im selling my old PC and if i succeed to get a noob buyer i can get 20k out of it .
But i wanted a 5970 or HD5850 x 2 ( it matches 5970's perfomance and is cheaper ) . cos my entire course will be of 4 years and in between there are no chances of upgrading the system .
 

SlashDK

MV VIP to the MAX
Then go for-

Processor : AMD Phenom II X6 1090t - 14.5k

Motherboard : MSI 890GXM G65 - 7.2k

Ram : 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz G.Skill Value Ram - 5.2k

Hdd : WD 500 GB blue edition - 2k

Graphics card : MSI HD 5850 Twin Frozr II x2 - 33k

Cabinet : NZXT Gamma - 2k

Monitor: benq G2220HD- 7.5k

Keyboard and mouse : Logitech MX 518 + Logitech Multimedia - 2k

Power supply : Corsair VX 650W - 6k

DVD ROM : Already purchased

Total - 79.4k

Use the remaining money to buy two fans for the cabby
 
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Davidboon

Davidboon

In the zone
Thats a nice config but i don't like NZXT gamma's design . Ill prefer CM 690 or HAF, plus i can save 4k if i get X6 1055t . This way i can use the money on the cabinet .
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
a few suggestions from my part:

1. don't run after 1090T. either get i7 930 or X6 1055T (if you plan to OC). paying around 5k for just 400Mhz increase for me is total rubbish.

2. for i7 930, get 6Gb DDR3 performance ram (as its tri channel based). so will be helpful. for 10555T, get 4Gb value ram. and instead get a good mobo. something like 890FX (if want to use Crossfire) else 870X or 890GX if you ant go with a single card.

3. get WD Black. matches your system.

4. get MSI HD5770 HAWX in Xfire or MSI HD5830/5850 twin frozer in Xfire. no use opting for a HD5870 or HD5970. insert 2 cards in Xfire & see the performance jump @ same pricing.

5. get a Corsair TX650W if going for single card. or TX750W or CM GX750W if going for Xfire.

6. get a good cabby. my suggestion NZXT M59. install 3 more fans. good to go than.
 
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Davidboon

Davidboon

In the zone
thanks sam i like your suggestions , i think ill get a NZXT M59 . it looks really nice .

Also i forgot to mention i need a WI-FI card for the rig . so please suggest a good WI-FI card .
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
just saw the anandtech review--
dudes seriously hd5970is a beast a real BEAST
hd5850 crossfire matches hd5970 in performance, hd 5870 crossfire trumps it but if you oc the beast hd 5970 it kicks away hd5850 crossfire and matches and even trumps hd5870 crossfire sometimes and sometimes looses to it.

so IMO hd5850 crossfire is a great vfm. 5970 worth if you will oc it..hd5870 crossfire will cost 7-8k over hd5970 so not worth it. just oc hd5970 then or get oc edition for around 38k

for op then go for hd5850 crossfire, it is cheaper than hd5970

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NOW I THINK NVIDIA HAS LOST..
their new gtx 465 470 480 are not worth every penny we spend on them..they are microwaves and consume loads of power...
for gtx 465 is just a super waste of money.. hd5830 and hd5850 are better, much much better
for gtx 470 hd 5870 is the way to go..
for gtx 480 hd 5850 crossfire is the way to go....

what do you think guys?
i would say bye bye nvidia...
 
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Davidboon

Davidboon

In the zone
@jaskanwar you are right NVIDIA is now loosing the battle , i saw a lot of reviews and everywhere ATI pawns NVIDIA . If NVIDIA does release GT300 it will surely be a power hogging monster . As of now i am looking for the 5970 price to fall , at least till august else ill go for 5850 CF .
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
davidboon, nvidia loosing, it has already lost the battle...
i think their low end offerings will also be microwaves, lets see....
 
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Davidboon

Davidboon

In the zone
^ Lol apart from multitasking now we can cook too ;) , Now some greedy Nvidia bosses might advertise that as a new technology .
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
ya right, now no need of kitchens,
it will be a great multitasking-cooking + gaming..

hope now moms will encourage their children to game more often...nvidia brings a revolution in society..
 
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