Suggestions for Gaming Rig

September 15, 2012 at 15:44:58
Specs: Windows 7
Hey guys..I'm planning to assemble a gaming pc.
I'm listing the specs I've shortlisted.I hope these specs will be enough for High-End gaming like Max Payne 3,Arkham Asylum,NFS The Run,FIFA12.If you want to suggest any components,their prices should be nearby the component I've listed as I dont want to over spend.

Processors-1)Intel Core i3-2100 2)AMD FX-4100
RAM-G.Skill Rip Jaws/Sniper DDR3 8GB
GPU-1)ATI Radeon HD 6450 2 GB DDR3
2)Sparkle Nvidia GEforce GT520 2GB DDR3
MB-1)Biostar TA990FxE 2)Intel BOXD55TC LGA 1156

Im already having cabinet and extran fans..Please suggest any other Nice GPU's and MB around this budget.Thank You!


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#1
September 15, 2012 at 19:40:00
For gaming, Core i3-2100 > FX-4100. You're going to have to choose a different motherboard though because it's an LGA 1155 CPU, not 1156. I suggest you stay away from Intel branded boards as they are usually not overclockable. Look for a board based on the Intel Z77, Z75, or Z68 chipset. And you might want to consider DDR3-1600 memory.

Neither of the video cards you chose are gaming cards. Don't get suckered in by 2GB memory. It's slow DDR3 rather than fast GDDR5 (or DDR5), plus it's 64-bit rather than 128-bit. And you don't need 2GB, 1GB is fine. Have a look at this article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#3
September 16, 2012 at 04:08:38
riider thanks a lot..can you give a specific name of a GPU and Motherboard..Thanks Again

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#4
September 16, 2012 at 05:21:23
riider's link shows you top graphics cards by price range, choose a price range and look at the best in that price range. Then also check the next price range higher in case you like a card $10.00 or so higher than in the first list.

The board I linked will also work with the i3-2100 but eventually you can upgrade to an i5-3570K or beyond if the funds allow if you like.

Here are other low priced boards that are ordered by customer ratings:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
September 16, 2012 at 05:33:27
Sorry i forgot to thank you Fingers..I checked the links all above links...how about this..
MB-GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Ram-G.Skill Rip Jaws 8GB
Processor-i3 2100
GPU-Radeon HD 6670
This looks fine..What do ya'll say?

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#6
September 16, 2012 at 07:50:28
Check these out.Is it enough?

1)http://www.flipkart.com/g-skill-ripjawsx-ddr3-8-gb-1-x-gb-pc-ram-f3-12800cl10s-8gbxl/p/itmd67pzh7k5vhjw?pid=RAMD67PZMPKWGWHE&ref=82044dbd-f4fa-4985-99f2-a3da15e49297
2)http://www.flipkart.com/xfx-amd-ati-radeon-hd-6670-1-gb-ddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd2rynn4ebzhe7?pid=GRCD2RYNGAQ8VFKT&ref=91f92d91-d876-4e60-8aac-989a003b6352
3)http://www.flipkart.com/intel-3-1-ghz-lga-1155-core-i3-2100-processor/p/itmd2ryschekqky6?pid=PSRD2RYRGYYHHN4C&ref=e30b6d4f-e1ea-47d9-862f-6aa0e68f97fa
4)http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-ga-z77p-d3-motherboard/p/itmd8rsnyf4wkekj?pid=MBDD8RSKZGYPRWZK&ref=105d0f54-e2e8-44e0-a786-ce1a45d2f86f


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#7
September 16, 2012 at 07:58:18
Tom's Hardware recently had a couple articles about Z77 boards:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

"Ram-G.Skill Rip Jaws 8GB"

Is it DDR3-1600?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

"GPU-Radeon HD 6670"

Does it have GDDR5 memory?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

The power supply was never mentioned. What do you plan on using?

BTW, please post your links correctly. There MUST be a space between the number 1) & the web address. Why would you buy a single 8GB stick of RAM? For one thing, the motherboard would have to support 8GB sticks, but by running only one, you'll lose out on the advantages of dual channel.


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#8
September 16, 2012 at 12:18:42
No Im planning to use 2x4GB Rams..And sorry about the links.

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#9
September 17, 2012 at 18:56:16
If you can afford it, go one step above the HD 6670 if possible, if not then at least make sure that it has GDDR5 memory, NOT DDR3 memory on the graphics card.
2x4GB or DDR3 1600MHz system memory should be fine, and 1300MHz would be acceptable but not nearly as good.
As mentioned and alluded to, do not skimp on the graphics or the power supply for a gaming rig. Both are really important and you should make sure that the graphics card is the very best you can afford and the power supply has sufficient power (wattage and enough amperage on the 12Volt rail) to supply your system and the graphics card. This is why your were asked to supply your power supply (current or selection) so that we can warn you if you may have a problem there. Cheap power supplies are not worth bothering with, they just cause problems either now, or later as they age.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#10
September 18, 2012 at 13:36:49
How about Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK 600 Watts PSU?

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#11
September 18, 2012 at 14:19:04
Good power supply.

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