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Help with assembling a gaming PC

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Hi Friends

I am planning to assemble a gaming PC for myself. Time to give my not so good Laptop some rest (with the intel HD3000), although it played out fairly well. I am looking for playing for specs that could let me play the following games on medium settings without lag:

  1. MOH warfighter
  2. Far Cry 3 (plays average on Intel HD3000)
  3. Hitman Absolution
  4. Crysis 3 (upcomming)
  5. Transformers war for cybertron
  6. Battlefield 3

Please suggest the options for following hardware in the order of cost and performance:

1 - CPU (i can go for unlocked version in case i plan to overclock it in future) - Any stronger version of i5 (probably from the new ivy bridge arch)??

2 - GPU

3 - RAM

4- MOBO

5- Cabnit +SMPS

My current laptop config:

HP probook 4530s, i7 Quad core 2360QM, 8GB DDR3, Intel HD 3000,

win7 x64

Thanks

Mark

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CPU: i5 3570k (?160-175 depending on where you buy it). Can easily overclock to 4.5Ghz+

GPU: If your budget stretches then GTX670 (from ?280) or 7950 (XFX model can be picked up for around ?210)

RAM: Always used Corsair Vengeance which you can get for ?35-40 (8GB)

MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V PRO is a solid mobo, expect to pay ?140-150, you can get the non pro version which doesn't support SLI for ?20-30 cheaper (it does support Crossfire though)

Above setup will easily handle the games you've provided on high/ultra @ 1080

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Without a price range or a monitor resolution, we can't narrow it down much.

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What threetonesun said, but also, you may get more responses in here if you posted this in Hardware Hangout. I would PM a mod to have it moved.

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CPU: i5 3570k (?160-175 depending on where you buy it). Can easily overclock to 4.5Ghz+

GPU: If your budget stretches then GTX670 (from ?280) or 7950 (XFX model can be picked up for around ?210)

RAM: Always used Corsair Vengeance which you can get for ?35-40 (8GB)

MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V PRO is a solid mobo, expect to pay ?140-150, you can get the non pro version which doesn't support SLI for ?20-30 cheaper (it does support Crossfire though)

Above setup will easily handle the games you've provided on high/ultra @ 1080

Good suggestion, but it all comes down to the budget really. I can vouch for the quality of the i5 - it doesn't even need overclocking, but the option is there and it overclocks pretty well.

560Ti is a good replacement if you want to save some money. One of, if not the best bang for buck card at the minute, it's the only card I want at the moment... but the difference between that and my 5850 is just not worth the increased expenditure.

Can't really go wrong with most Corsair Vengeance or G.Skill Ripjaw in my opinion, and DDR3 RAM is so cheap at the moment, you can get a lot of high quality 8GB RAM Kits for less than ?50. I think I paid ?36 for 8GB of G.Skill and ended up buying two kits because sometimes I just have no self-control. I can quit smoking, but you show me a ridiculous Tech-related deal and I'm screwed :|

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Good suggestion, but it all comes down to the budget really. I can vouch for the quality of the i5 - it doesn't even need overclocking, but the option is there and it overclocks pretty well.

560Ti is a good replacement if you want to save some money. One of, if not the best bang for buck card at the minute, it's the only card I want at the moment... but the difference between that and my 5850 is just not worth the increased expenditure.

Can't really go wrong with most Corsair Vengeance or G.Skill Ripjaw in my opinion, and DDR3 RAM is so cheap at the moment, you can get a lot of high quality 8GB RAM Kits for less than ?50. I think I paid ?36 for 8GB of G.Skill and ended up buying two kits because sometimes I just have no self-control. I can quit smoking, but you show me a ridiculous Tech-related deal and I'm screwed :|

What threetonesun said, but also, you may get more responses in here if you posted this in Hardware Hangout. I would PM a mod to have it moved.

Without a price range or a monitor resolution, we can't narrow it down much.

CPU: i5 3570k (?160-175 depending on where you buy it). Can easily overclock to 4.5Ghz+

GPU: If your budget stretches then GTX670 (from ?280) or 7950 (XFX model can be picked up for around ?210)

RAM: Always used Corsair Vengeance which you can get for ?35-40 (8GB)

MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V PRO is a solid mobo, expect to pay ?140-150, you can get the non pro version which doesn't support SLI for ?20-30 cheaper (it does support Crossfire though)

Above setup will easily handle the games you've provided on high/ultra @ 1080

Thanks All for the responses guys.. Here is the deal about the budget. I on vacations in India nowadays and just discovered the best market for gadgets at best buy rates. and hence my gamer soul is reborn. So my budget would be around $500 which is ~ INR 27,000. (this can flex to +$50 if the choice is made for a more futuristic options for gaming).

NOTE:

  1. Please ignore the price of HDD in this budget as i already posses an extra one for now.
  2. Would preffer DDR5 for GPU, 256bit memory would be a bonus.

Here (www.flipkart.com) is the biggest online buying website in India where i am planing to buy this stuff (although i will do some offline comparison too). Can you please post the links according to my budget from the below links.

MOBO's

GPU's

CPU's

RAM

Also if the items/model is not on list, i can look for that in the offline market. So feel free to suggest the best within the range and i can grab it offline.

Many Thanks

Mark

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