Budget 90k+ Time to upgrade :)

Discussion in 'PC Buying Advice' started by almightyrohit, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. almightyrohit

    almightyrohit New Member

    1. Q: What is your budget?
      • 100K (+/- 10K)
    2. Q: What is your existing hardware configuration (5 years old)
      • CPU - Core 2 Duo
      • GPU - 9800 GTX
      • Monitor - BenQ G2420 (not looking to upgrade this, have a 46" Samsung 7 Series TV, will be playing games on that too)
    3. Q: Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
      • BenQ G2420 / Samsung 46" 7000
    4. Q: Which hardware component are you looking to buy (component name). If you have already decided on a configuration then please mention the (component brand and model) as well, this will help us in fine tuning your requirement.


    Cabinet - Corsair Vengeance C70: Rs. 9860/-
    Motherboard - ASUS Maximus-V Gene: Rs. 15000/-
    CPU - Intel i5 3570K: 13400
    PSU - Corsair TX850v2: Rs. 7500/-
    RAM - G.skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133MHz: Rs. 5130/-
    GPU - ASUS GTX670-DC2T-2GD5: Rs. 30425/-
    CPU Cooler - Corsair H60: Rs. 4250/-
    Boot Disk (SSD) - OCZ Vertex 4 128 GB SSD: Rs. 7500/-
    Hard Disk (Storage) - WD Caviar Green 2 TB: Rs. 5400/-

    Total: 98400/-

    1. Q: Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)
      • Mumbai/Delhi/Kolkata (I travel a lot)
      • Open to online purchase
    2. Q: Would you consider buying a second hand hardware from the TE market
      • No
    3. Q: What is your intended use for this PC/hardware
      • Gaming (Most of the time)
      • Browsing
      • Desktop Processing
      • Download rig, 24x7 operation
      • Watching HD movies

    4. Q: Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.
      • Likes: nvidia GPU, asus MB, GSkill RAM
    5. Q: If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?
      • The latest FPS etc. that you can think of (Borderlands 2 etc.. the usual)
      • Skyrim
      • Any good games that are released dammit :)
    6. Q: What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
      1. Gaming - 1920 X 1080
      2. Desktop - 1920 X 1080
    7. Q: Are you looking to overclock?
      • Yes
    8. Q: Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
      • Windows 7 64 bit

    Can extend the budget by about 10 K if it is really worth it. Have attached an image which summarizes my detailed research on the prices of all the components mentioned before. Hope people looking for a similar system will find it useful.
    Please let me know if I can get any major performance boost by upgrading one of the components. Also, what is going to be the bottleneck in the system? Also, if anyone can recommend better prices that I can get from anywhere else I will be grateful. Thanks.
  2. Jakob

    Jakob Well-Known Member

    @almightyrohit Go for this
    Intel Core i5 3570k ~15.5k + Thermalright Silver Arrow ~4.1k
    ASUS P8Z77-V ~15.5k
    G.Skill RIPJAWS 4GB x2 1600MHz ~3.2k
    OCZ Vertex4 128GB SSD ~7.5k
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB ~4.5k
    Sapphire HD7970 2GB ~34K
    Corsair HX750W ~8.5k OR Corsair TX850v2~8k
    Corsair Carbide 400R ~5.5k
    Corsair Vengeance MK60~3.5K
    Logitech G110-3.5k OR Microsoft Sidewinder X4-2.5k
    APC 1.1kVA-5k
    If you feel like spending 11k on a case then it's your personal choice but i've suggested you balanced rig,Also if you feel like getting Corsair H60 instead of air cooler then it's your call.
    Hope this helps:)
  3. comp@ddict

    comp@ddict Well-Known Member

    For 90k get the Core i7 3770k or the Ivy Bridge E based quad core at least.
  4. ALPHA17

    ALPHA17 Cooler "Master"

    The Core i7 is wasted for gaming and most day-to-day tasks are handled just as well by a Core i3. So this is a balanced compromise solution.
  5. comp@ddict

    comp@ddict Well-Known Member

    He has the money. Get him the best hardware :)
  6. OP

    almightyrohit New Member

    Thanks guys but I'll stick to 3570K as I believe it is equally good as far as most of the games are concerned.

    Intel Core i5 3570k ~15.5k (Check) + Thermalright Silver Arrow ~4.1k (Will prefer liquid cooling)
    ASUS P8Z77-V ~15.5k (isn't Maximus-V Gene better at the same price?)
    G.Skill RIPJAWS 4GB x2 1600MHz ~3.2k (Going for 2133 MHz)
    OCZ Vertex4 128GB SSD ~7.5k (Check)
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB ~4.5k (Check)
    Sapphire HD7970 2GB ~34K (Would prefer nvidia GPU)
    Corsair TX850v2~8k (Check)
    Corsair Carbide 400R ~5.5k (Case matters :) i.e. why C70 - I am in love with the looks of the case)
    Corsair Vengeance MK60~3.5K (already have my tried and tested Logitech MX518)
    Logitech G110-3.5k OR Microsoft Sidewinder X4-2.5k (Fan of TVS :p)
    APC 1.1kVA-5k (Already have)

    Thanks guys. Would love some more advise :)
    #6 almightyrohit, Oct 26, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 9, 2014
  7. havoknation

    havoknation Active Member

    Rohit, IMO you should go for Zotac GTX670AMP GPU as it is much faster then ASUS GTX670-DC2T-2GD5 as you have mentioned and Zotac has 5 years warranty. I am using this GPU and really amazed by its performance.
  8. Jakob

    Jakob Well-Known Member

    Firstly you've tagged the wrong person,If you want to tag me then tag as @Jakob.
    Asus P8Z77-V has more Sata connectivity options than Maximus V Gene so go with that.
    You can go with 2133mhz ram but it won't make much difference over 1600mhz.
    If you prefer Nvidia then go for Msi/Evga GTX680 OC-36k
    Everything else is by your preference,Still i'd suggest you to go with the suggested keyboard they're better than TVS.
    Hope this helps.:)
  9. terence_fdes

    terence_fdes wizened Dinosaur

    Great Guns .... mate your RIG has gotta look great too ..... just 2 suggestions

    1] Cabinet : Go for Cooler Master Storm STRYKER / TROOPER [ available in Black/White ]
    Plus Points : 4 excellent super silent fans (worth 3.5 to 4K) ; excellent cooling; spacious; robust & solid steel; front audio port is HD (depending on Motherboard support); Front side x-dock (for quick SSD mounted gaming); sturdy handle; Killer Looks; Accomodates the H100 & dual rad cooling too
    I am using the Storm Stryker
    Cooler Master Storm Stryker Case Review - The Cooler Master Storm Styker - Legit Reviews | CM Storm » Products: Trooper
    Available for 11 to 12K

    2] RAM ... Go for G.Skill Ripjaws Z 16GB @ 1866 MHz ... instead of 2133 MHz
    Gskill RipjawsX 16GB RAM F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZL

    Folks may think 16GB is over kill ....however think ahead as games & apps keep getting more demanding on the system

    All the best

  10. artattak

    artattak Active Member

    I would suggest you go with Core i7 3770k + ASUS P8Z77-V Pro and make compromise on the cabinet etc. If you are investing 100k on a rig might as well get the latest hardware available. P8Z77- V Pro is a better and newer board then Maximus-V Gene. For graphic card get a ASUS Direct CU GTX 680 or an EVGA GTX 680 if that is available. This rig will be somewhat future proof :p. Cheers!
  11. Jakob

    Jakob Well-Known Member

    No need for op to invest in i7 3770K,The i5 3570K is good enough for his requirements,GTX680 has been suggested above,Cheers.
  12. artattak

    artattak Active Member

    Requirements can change from time to time. Plus there is only 6k difference between the two- i7 3770k vrs i5 3570k. I don't think thats a big deal considering the total budget. Anyways OP's call.
  13. Jakob

    Jakob Well-Known Member

    @artattak I hope this answers your question.

    - - - Updated - - -

    ^OP has decided to go with i5 3570K.
  14. artattak

    artattak Active Member

    Cool. Its his money. I was only giving my opinion. :)
  15. OP

    almightyrohit New Member

    Cabinet: Thanks guys for your suggestions. @terence_fdes has managed to convince me to go for Storm Stryker (awesome case), thanks mate :)
    CPU: No need to discuss on CPU I guess, 3570K is final. Thanks for your opinion anyways.
    RAM: If there is any significant price difference, then I'll go for 1866 or may be 1600 MHz one. If not (< 2K), then I guess I'll go for 2133 Mhz one.

    GPU: Now I am really confused here :p GTX 680 sounds great. 7970 price (~30K) is yummy :yes:

    Someone please help me here and guide me where to get this. Lammie or Nehru Place or somewhere else?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Motherboard: Should I go for Maximum-V Gene or P8Z77-V Pro or Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB Wi-Fi. A bit confused here.
  16. Nalin

    Nalin Gamer Inside

    For GPU look at these options

    1) Zotac 670 AMP 2GB Edition it almost or if not better than non-oc 680

    ZOTAC NVIDIA AMP! Edition GeForce GTX 670 (ZT-60302-10P) 2 GB DDR5 Graphics Card | Graphics Card | Flipkart.com

    2) Asus 7950 3GB

    Asus AMD/ATI HD7950-DC2T 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card | Graphics Card | Flipkart.com

    These are the 2 performers from each camp and both are equally great

    For Motherboard

    Overclocking will be better on the Gene , but there are more features in P8Z77-V-Pro. Go with either which more suits your needs

    Btw CM Storm Stryker is an awesome case for the money

    Update : You can look at computer empire in nehru place for cheaper rates
  17. artattak

    artattak Active Member

    Yes mate don't buy from flipkart. The rates are inflated over there and you'll get a much better deal locally.

    I have the reference Asus GTX 680 and its great. It can handle any game in ultra high settings with every thing turned on @ 1920 X 1080 like a breeze and runs pretty cool and stable compared to the older card i had. Though i brought it when it was just launched and the reference design doesn't leave much headroom for overclocking so definetly buy an aftermarket design of whatever card you buy. It will have better cooling and so will have more room for overclocking. And remember the 680 is still the fastest single GPU card out there after the 690 atleast in the majority of FPS games currently out there.

    Source for this information is all the research i did while buying the 680 :p. Cheers!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Bro, though you have mentioned that you don't want to buy second hand hardware, a month old Zotac GTX 670 Amp edition is on sale on erodov for 27k. it has 5 years of warranty and a great card as pointed out by Havoknation. IMO its a great deal if you consider. Cheers!
  18. OP

    almightyrohit New Member

    Went to Chandni Chowk (Kolkata) today. Will be getting my system within 4 weeks as my Graphic card is currently being imported from Taiwan :) Finalized following:
    All prices are exclusive of 4% VAT:

    i5 - 3470K: 13500/0
    Asus Sabertooth Z77 MB: 18500/-
    GSKILL 1600 Mhz 2*8 GB: 5100/-
    ASUS MATRIX 7970 Platinum: 32800/-
    CM Storm Stryker: 10500/- (Will be in stock in 3 days)
    Corsair H100: 6600/-
    Corsair TX850-M: 7200/-

    SSD's seem to be a bit expensive in Kolkata. Got a quote of ~19K for 256 GB OCZ Vertex 4. Thinking of buying a Samsung 830 Series 256 GB from onlyssd.com.

    Thanks for your help guys. Any last minute suggestions are welcome :-D
  19. Jakob

    Jakob Well-Known Member

    Instead of i5 3470k go for i5 3570K-15k,Also for SSD get OCZ 256GB Vertex 4-13.8k-Buy 256GB SSD | 256GB SSD Price | Online 256GB SSD in IndiaEverything else looks ok,Cheers
  20. OP

    almightyrohit New Member

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