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Suggestions for PC in range of 60K

mastermunj

In the zone
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: Programming, Gaming (Battlefield, Far Cry) at Full HD

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.
Ans: 60K + 5K

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans: Yes, in future.

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: Windows 7 / Ubuntu

5. How much hard drive space is needed?
Ans: 1TB

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, 22" Full HD

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

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans: Next 3 - 4 weeks. I'm more keen on finalizing my config than that of pricing as it keeps varying.

9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?
Ans: Have assembled few systems before.

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:Mumbai, will buy most stuff from Lamington Road.

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans:

Following is config I've thought of after reviewing other threads and inputs to them from senior members here. I'm listing each component with reason why I chose it and a query if I've any.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K. Reason to select this is for overall better performance.
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4. Reason to select is features & price. How is A.S.S. of ASRock? If its not good, might have to look for Gigabyte / ASUS, but budget may go on toss.
RAM: GSkill Ripjaws X 8GB(2 X 4GB). Reason for reliability, performance and good OC capability.
HDD: Seagate 1TB. Heard that WD HDD are good, but I've used Seagate since years and have even got two RMA done recently.
Cabinet: NZXT Gamma / NZXT Source Elite 210.
PSU: Corsair GS600 or Seasonic S12II 620 Bronze. Both seems good, but SeaSonic has 5 years warranty so for 300 extra that seems a better deal.
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 660 2GB / Sapphire HD 7850 2GB / EVGA GTX 650TI Boost 2GB. I am not hardcore gamer, but would like to play games at Full HD with high quality if possible.
Monitor: Dell S2240L 22" IPS LED
DVD Writer: ASUS 24X Sata
KB / Mouse: Normal multimedia combo.
Speaker: Which brand & model is good in range of 1K - 2K?


Misc Items, which I may purchase after a month or two.
1. Three 120MM Fans for better cooling & airflow.
2. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for better CPU cooling as stock cooler won't be good for OCing.
 

Sainatarajan

Wise Old Owl
AMD FX 8350 @ 11k
Asus M5A97 EVO R2 @ 7k
Gskill RipJAWSx 4 GB x 2 @ 4k
Assu DVD RW @ 1k
SEAGATE 1 TB @ 3.8k
NZXT Gamma @ 2.5K
Seasonic S12 620W @ 4.7k
DELL S2240L @ 8.5k
HD 7870 XT or HD 7950
Total 60.5K / 65K
 
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mastermunj

In the zone
@Sainatarajan, Thank you for suggestions, however I am more inclined towards Intel i5-3570K which is moreover fixed.

Could you help me finalize motherboard? Is ASRock A.S.S. good in India? or should I go for Gigabyte / Asus?
 

ASHISH65

Technomancer
Intel i5 3570k - rs 14000

Asrock z77 extreme 4 - rs 9600

Gskill ripjaws 4x2gb =8gb ram - rs 3800

Seasonic S12 620W psu - rs 4700

Nzxt gamma cabinet - rs 2500

DELL S2240L ips led - rs 8500

Asus 24x dvd writer - rs 1000

Logitech key$mouse - rs 700

Tosibha 1tb - rs 3700

Saphhire hd 7870 2gb -rs 16500

Total - rs 65,000
 

Myth

Cyborg Agent
^^
Not wise opting for 7870 over 7950 for an intel config. The gaming performance will take a hit.

@OP:
Sainatarajan's config can handle your requirements pretty well.
An intel config will cost extra without substantial increase in performance (in your requirements) over the above stated config.

Proc: i5 3570K ~ 14k

Mobo: (I wouldnt advise any sub-10k mobo for OCing. )
Asrock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional-M ~ 12k
Asus P8z77m-pro ~ 12k

Cpu cooler: (you cant OC an intel proc with its stock cooler)
CM tx3 ~ 1.4k
CM Evo ~2.2k

Total : 27.5k
Extra over amd config: 10.5k
 

ASHISH65

Technomancer
^ hd 7870 can handle games easily of what op mentioned.

while op said he is not hardcore gamer! hd 7870 can max 95%of the games with i5
 

Myth

Cyborg Agent
... I am not hardcore gamer, but would like to play games at Full HD with high quality if possible.
...

^ hd 7870 can handle games easily of what op mentioned.

while op said he is not hardcore gamer! hd 7870 can max 95%of the games with i5

Hardcore gaming and quality gaming are separate matters.
7870 is good no doubt but 7950 is better especially when it can be accommodated within the budget.
 
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mastermunj

In the zone
^^
Not wise opting for 7870 over 7950 for an intel config. The gaming performance will take a hit.

@OP:
Sainatarajan's config can handle your requirements pretty well.
An intel config will cost extra without substantial increase in performance (in your requirements) over the above stated config.

Proc: i5 3570K ~ 14k

Mobo: (I wouldnt advise any sub-10k mobo for OCing. )
Asrock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional-M ~ 12k
Asus P8z77m-pro ~ 12k

Cpu cooler: (you cant OC an intel proc with its stock cooler)
CM tx3 ~ 1.4k
CM Evo ~2.2k

Total : 27.5k
Extra over amd config: 10.5k


I'm not sure if 7870 or 7950 would be best as I do not play games every day. I'm casual gamer, however wish that I should get decent gaming experience at Full HD. In my study I found that GTX 660 / HD 7850 / GTX 560TI Boost, all with 2GB RAM should be able to serve my purpose for another 2 / 3 years. Wouldn't it?

Since you've suggested ASRock, I'd like to once again ask here that how is A.S.S of ASRock in India? Also, is ASRock Extreme4 not good choice?

CPU Cooler, I am planning to purchase after a month or two as I won't be OCing immediately.

I know Intel will cost me more, but I am interested in Intel for its reliability, performance for non-gaming applications too. I am programmer in nutshell and keep doing many resource intensive single threaded experiments too, and feel Intel is best suited for it. Another aspect is to leverage HD Graphics 4000. So i5 3570K is finalized that way.

OP why do you want a intel one?

I am interested in Intel for its reliability, performance for non-gaming applications too. I am programmer in nutshell and keep doing many resource intensive single threaded experiments too, and feel Intel is best suited for it. Another aspect is to leverage HD Graphics 4000. So i5 3570K is finalized that way.



Intel i5 3570k - rs 14000

Asrock z77 extreme 4 - rs 9600

Gskill ripjaws 4x2gb =8gb ram - rs 3800

Seasonic S12 620W psu - rs 4700

Nzxt gamma cabinet - rs 2500

DELL S2240L ips led - rs 8500

Asus 24x dvd writer - rs 1000

Logitech key$mouse - rs 700

Tosibha 1tb - rs 3700

Saphhire hd 7870 2gb -rs 16500

Total - rs 65,000


Thank you! That seems almost similar to what I have opted.

Hardcore gaming and quality gaming are separate matters.
7870 is good no doubt but 7950 is better especially when it can be accommodated within the budget.

I doubt if accommodating 7870 or 7950 is possible with 3570K. I am okay with delaying purchase of some components if that could work out.

On other hand, I've been using Nvidia GPU since almost 5 years and love their update and performance. Could you all suggest me equivalent Nvidia card?

Another point being, from the 3 graphics card I listed in my first post, can any of them suffice my needs? As I said, my primary concern is not gaming, I am ok with graphics card which can let me play game in Full HD resolution at decent settings, as in does not lag / stutter.
 

The Incinerator

Human Spambot
Since you are a casual gamer who wants to overclock ,take a look at this

Intel Core i5 3570K - EDIT: Rs 13,700
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H- Rs 12075
Gskill 8GB RAM F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL- Rs 1850
Toshiba 1TB - Rs 3600
Gigabyte/Asus GTX660 - Rs 14780
PSU - Seasonic S12II 620 - Rs 4700
Cabinet - NZXT Source 210 Elite - Rs 2900
OPD - Samsung SH-S 223F - Rs 975
Monitor - Dell ST2240L (21.5 inch LED Full HD 1920 x 1080) - Rs 9000
Mouse and KB Combo Logitech - Rs 650

Total - Rs 64,230.

That said,IMO you should get the HD7870XT for Rs 3000 more and get the CPU cooler once you are ready to overclock.
 
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Cilus

laborare est orare
No, he means the 3570K only. Why, check the motherboard he has suggested.... It is a Z77 Motherboard. I think OP should go with FX-8350 + Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 and accommodate a better Graphics card like HD 7870 XT/LE or GTX 660 Ti.
 
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mastermunj

In the zone
Nvidia gtx 660Ti @ 19.5k.....

I am not sure if that could fit in my budget. I believe a card in range of 12K - 15K is what I could accommodate at max without compromising on any other component.

yep gtx 660ti @19.5k in nvidia just 4% slower than hd 7950

Thanks for suggestion. Do you find any of the card I selected lacking anywhere in fulfilling my needs?

Since you are a casual gamer who wants to overclock ,take a look at this

Intel Core i5 3570K - Rs 13,100
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H- Rs 12075
Gskill 8GB RAM F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL- Rs 1850
Toshiba 1TB - Rs 3600
Gigabyte/Asus GTX660 - Rs 14780
PSU - Seasonic S12II 620 - Rs 4700
Cabinet - NZXT Source 210 Elite - Rs 2900
OPD - Samsung SH-S 223F - Rs 975
Monitor - Dell ST2240L (21.5 inch LED Full HD 1920 x 1080) - Rs 9000
Mouse and KB Combo Logitech - Rs 650

Total - Rs 63,630.

That said,IMO you should get the HD7870XT for Rs 3000 more and get the CPU cooler once you are ready to overclock.


Thank you for suggestions, however, I would request to help me with following queries if possible:
1. i5-3570K at 13.1K in Mumbai? Please share store details with me.
2. Is the ASRock Extreme4 motherboard not good? It may not be superior, but is it something that could not suffice my needs?
3. Gskill 8GB RAM at 1850? Are they Ripjaws X or normal RAM? or probably you were suggesting 4GB RAM for now and to add 4GB later?
4. I would request you to help me analyze whether the cards I shortlisted (GTX 660 / HD 7850 / GTX 650TI Boost) could suffice my needs? I do not play each and every new game, and not at ultra settings. Nor do I play multiplayer mode and for hours and days. I do it probably 5 - 6 hours a week for some refreshments.

No, he means the 3570K only. Why, check the motherboard he has suggested.... It is a Z77 Motherboard. I think OP should go with FX-8350 + Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 and accommodate a better Graphics card like HD 7870 XT/LE or GTX 660 Ti.

I appreciate your suggestions, but the reason for selecting Intel based system is that graphics card is not priority / important for me as my primary purpose is not related to it. I am programmer in nutshell and do loads of processor intensive / data intensive work which outputs things merely in plain text or probably with a little formatting over browser.

Gaming is my hobby you could say and hence need a graphics card which can help me play current & games coming in upto next 3 years without lag or stuttering. Meaning, I would not want best graphics card, but a graphics card which suffices for my purpose.

I'm seeking a balanced system rather than extreme performer or extreme graphics oriented.
 

ASHISH65

Technomancer
1) i5 3570k is impossible to get at 13k in mumbai,you willl get at 14k at primeagbg or computer selection in lamington.

2)asrock mobo is fine.

3)get 8gbram gskill 1600mhz one as you have budget.

4)get gtx 660 or hd 7870
 

The Incinerator

Human Spambot
The RAM was 4GB.
The AS ROck build quality is a question mark. It has a very thin PCB and lacks heatsinks where it matters the most! The Gigabyte is way better than the AS Rock any given day be it Sun or Rain.
The i5 is Rs 13,700, sorry for the typo.
Since you would be gaming 5 to 6 hours a week you can go for a 650Ti Boost but playing games in 1080p even with medium setting the new games will bring the boost down to its knees begging for mercy in no time. Since you dont buy GPUs every day its better to invest a little bit more that will actually commensurate you efforts in building the rig appropriately,a balanced rig as we say.
 
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mastermunj

In the zone
^^ Got your point and I agree that after 2 years moderate graphics card might not perform good at even medium settings. So 650Ti Boost is out of question now.
Could GTX 660 or HD 7850 serve my purpose well? If not, how can I plan my system in gradual upgrades to accommodate HD 7870 or equivalent NVidia?

My preference goes towards NVidia due to their regular driver updates and certain features those are NVidia specific. Please enlighten me if I am making a mistake here as I am open to all inputs.
 
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