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anikahead2010

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Hello to everyone,my first post here.
PC Build Request Template

1. What is the purpose of the computer? (Note: If you are planning to say multimedia, you

will have to be more specific as all types of systems are capable of doing that)
A:Gaming(like playing crysis etc) and HD movies

2. Are you open to alternate ideas/products giving similar better performance but offering

more VFM/ sellers? If not- why?
A:Yes

3. What is your MAX budget?
A:38k-40k excluding HDD,writer and monitor.

4. Planning to overclock?
A:No

5. Which OS are you planning to use?
A:Win 7

6. How much hard drive space is needed?
A:Not changing hdd.

7. What resolution will the screen run at & whats the size of the screen you want? If you

already want have one and want to use it, mention its resolution and size.
A:Have one of 21 inch and not changing it.

8. How would you rate your hardware knowledge from the count of 1-10? (1 being the lowest,

5 being you are somewhat in sync with the current performers and 10 being the highest)
A:7

9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?
A:Build one before and this time it will be done by assembler.

10. When are you planning to buy the system?
A:Mid feb or after 10 feb.

11. Are you one of the types looking out for "future proof" configurations?
A:Yes

12. Are there going to be any components that you don't want to include in this new rig?

If yes, do mention.
A:Already mentioned in budget.

13. Which city do you live in and are you open to buying from shops from other

city/states?
A:Delhi

14. Mention any other points if deemed necessary
A:

Basically all i want are few opinions and some clarifications regarding some concepts.

Things i have included already:
i5 2400
Case:Nzxt Gamma
Ram:Corsair 4gb 1333Mhz kit.
Psu:Corsair VX 550W

Now for mobo i have these options:
Intel BLKDH67CL Motherboard
Asus P8H67-M PRO Motherboard
Asus P8H67-M Motherboard
Asus P8H67-V Motherboard

Please help me pick one.

After all ths i am left with 12k-13k.Suggest me a gpu in this range only.
I am buying my first GPU so i am considering both Nvidia and Amd.I am looking for great

warrant and good performance.

I am basically confused between GTX 460,6850,6870 and GTX 470.
From what i have heard 470 is best but it got heating issues.
i am looking for factory overclocked cards.Please suggest some and if possible quote

prices from Nehru place in Delhi.Is there any advantage of picking a physx card?

Thank you for your efforts.
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
Intel Core i5 2400 @ 9.5k
Intel DH67CL @ 6.5k
Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 4GB @ 2.3k
Zotac GTX560/ Sapphire HD6950 1GB @ 15.5k~
Corsair VX550W @ 4.5k
NZXT GAMMA @ 2k

Total - 40.3k

no need to spend on costly H67 boards. This one has got almost all good features. Performance diff. b/w boards of same chipset is negligible.
graphic card - pick any. Your choice whether u like nvidia or amd. :-D

One more thing if u looking at factory oced cards then wait for 560 based. Really powerful.
Physx is just more eyecandy and 560 especially factory oced ones will allow u to enjoy that.
Some options are -
zotac 560 amp!
Msi 560 cyclone.
Zotac, asus ones will be costly. U might be lucky with cyclone. msi HAWK will also be costly i suppose.

Also DO NOT get 470. 6870 performs almost same but lot cooler and not at all power hungry. 470 will give u more heat & electricity bills. 6870 has much better performance per watt.
But first look at 560 or 6950 1gb. U might find factory oced 6950 1gb which will also be powerful. though rare chances. again options are msi twin frozr II based. sapphire toxic will be costly i suppose. or powercolour is another option which i think will fit in your budget. Ur luck with price:-D
 
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anikahead2010

anikahead2010

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@Jaskanwar:Thank you for advice with mobo and gpu.I was basically considering asus boards simply because extra features they were offering like GPU boost which i thought could improve my gaming performance.I know intel boards are good too as i am currently using one.

Regarding GPU i was thinking of overclocked factory simply to get o.c covered under warranty and good coolers.

i have vague idea that gpu physics is better cpu physics and that is what a Physx is?

I have not played any physx game yet so i don't know much about it.
Suppose if i go for 6870 then will it be a huge loss(My main reason for considering GTX 470).

My GPU budget is 12-13k and i don't think GTX 560 is really an option.
 
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anikahead2010

anikahead2010

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GPU Budget?? Why separate budgets for individual components?

Anyways HD6870 is just slightly below GTX 560 but its available for around 14.5k in Nehru Place (SMC).

Here's a comparison of PhysX.
YouTube - Mirror's Edge - PhysX Comparison (Game Trailer HD)
YouTube - GPU PhysX in Batman Arkham Asylum Demo
YouTube - FULL - GPU PhysX in Batman Arkham Asylum

I could not find GTX 560 at their site,which company one?
I certainly like physx now.What if i cannot get GTX 560?
Should i go for
GTX 460 FTW from evga or GTX 460 Hawk or GTX 470 MSI Twin frozr?
 

Ishu Gupta

Manchester United
If you get anything lower than GTX560Ti than enabling PhysX will slow your game down till it becomes unplayable.

And in that sentence I am talking about HD6870's price.
 
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anikahead2010

anikahead2010

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If you get anything lower than GTX560Ti than enabling PhysX will slow your game down till it becomes unplayable.

And in that sentence I am talking about HD6870's price.

What if i add a separate physx card like 9600GT later on?

Please recommend one of these:
GTX 460 FTW from evga or GTX 460 Hawk or GTX 470 MSI Twin frozr?
 

Ishu Gupta

Manchester United
Why not get what Jas suggested. Its in your budget of 40k.

PS He mistyped NZXT Gamma's price as 3k when it should be 2k.

So you are getting that rig IN your budget. 39.3k.

He is THE EINSTEIN of this this forum. Listen to him. :D
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
@Jaskanwar:Thank you for advice with mobo and gpu.I was basically considering asus boards simply because extra features they were offering like GPU boost which i thought could improve my gaming performance.I know intel boards are good too as i am currently using one.

Regarding GPU i was thinking of overclocked factory simply to get o.c covered under warranty and good coolers.

i have vague idea that gpu physics is better cpu physics and that is what a Physx is?

I have not played any physx game yet so i don't know much about it.
Suppose if i go for 6870 then will it be a huge loss(My main reason for considering GTX 470).

My GPU budget is 12-13k and i don't think GTX 560 is really an option.

asus gpu boost overclocks integrated gpu not discreet one!
DO NOT FIX BUDGET FOR A PARTICLULAR COMPONENT AND GO FOR 470 WHEN 560 IS AROUND.!!

I could not find GTX 560 at their site,which company one?
I certainly like physx now.What if i cannot get GTX 560?
Should i go for
GTX 460 FTW from evga or GTX 460 Hawk or GTX 470 MSI Twin frozr?

I doubt evga is there in india available freely. but look at 560 anyways!

What if i add a separate physx card like 9600GT later on?

Please recommend one of these:
GTX 460 FTW from evga or GTX 460 Hawk or GTX 470 MSI Twin frozr?

a single 560 is sufficient. no need of separate physx cards now. save up and later if you feel add another 560 for SLI. but you need a SLI certified mobo also. p67 one will cost atleast 12k!!. you also need a separate pcie for another physx card.
crossfire supporting boards are cheaper though like asus p8h67 m pro. its has x16 and x4 slot for cfx.

Why not get what Jas suggested. Its in your budget of 40k.

PS He mistyped NZXT Gamma's price as 3k when it should be 2k.

So you are getting that rig IN your budget. 39.3k.

He is THE EINSTEIN of this this forum. Listen to him. :D

thanks buddy :-D
i had written cm usp100 for 3k first but forgot to change price after that.:-D
 
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anikahead2010

anikahead2010

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@Piyush:Everything is finalized except cpu and mobo.

@Jaskanwar:Buddy i agree with u on GTX 470.
For mobo i like:Asus P8H67-V Motherboard
Main reason is as it has all features+2 pci-e slot(for sli or cf) and costs only 1k extra than intel one.
Seeing physx quality i was impressed.
Now since i am leaving out GTX 470,i am only left with 460 and 560 for physx.
I know GTX 560 is best one and i would too love to have one.
2 options available:
1>Wait till end of feb and get a good GTX 560 for 3 years.
2>Get GTX 460 Hawk taloon or Evga Gtx 460 FTW now.

Hoping that Nvidia cuts price on GTX 560 a little say 14k from 16k.

@Ishu:Buddy thanks for help and i have been reading forums and i think everyone offers their best advice.:p
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
Actually as i told before that asus mobo supports only crossfire.
Wait for 560. Worth it over 460.

Yup everyone here gives best advices and i learn a lot from them:)
 
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anikahead2010

anikahead2010

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Actually as i told before that asus mobo supports only crossfire.
Wait for 560. Worth it over 460.

Yup everyone here gives best advices and i learn a lot from them:)

Yeah i just read that,guess i am back to intel mobo u suggested.
Guess i have to wait for 1 month :?
Say can i get it from outside India?it costs around $250.
Why is it over 15k in India then?Custom charges?
 
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