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Well all this Next-Gen BS in consoles have really pushed me into building my own Gaming PC and i want to build my PC at around January so i have a clearer picture of PS4 and X1 and build accordingly (~2% chance of going console way) so what i have already figured out is this -
SSD - http://www.flipkart.com/samsung-840-series-120-gb-ssd-internal-hard-drive-mz-7td120bw/p/itmdhwymqtah96pg?pid=IHDDHWYABREGBTAB&ref=45171d4e-d5eb-4c80-9648-65774eba8b14
HDD - http://www.flipkart.com/wd-blue-wd10ezex-1-tb-internal-hard-drive/p/itmdhgfq4gzp72rw?pid=IHDDHGYBEFGHQRTQ&ref=3cbf49fe-c215-4135-a447-28e03186c810
Cooling - http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-h100i-cooler/p/itmdgss7qzuhmgug?pid=COLDGSSYHPQZBXZC&ref=3c845adc-2937-4402-9a98-6d9f67d2777f And a couple of fans (~2000Rs.)
RAM - http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-vengeance-ddr3-8-gb-1-x-gb-pc-ram-cmz8gx3m1a1600c10/p/itmd8cfmbufg3dnq?pid=RAMD8CFMX53FYAXY&ref=f3b70d4d-34de-4a78-96e3-cf9a154d2f7b
Cabinet - http://www.flipkart.com/antec-eleven-hundred-full-tower-cabinet/p/itmdcxwgwbxqstyg?pid=CABDCXWAXDMSZCCZ&ref=a1a8c578-33dd-4888-bb10-8dc590028ba4
Power - http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-800guk-800-watts-psu/p/itmd5xz4cw8kgxbg?pid=PSUD5XZ4JE5MZSSK&ref=d964bca3-9c3a-4f8f-8b5e-4e443793848f
Kindly suggest me some a decent processor (I am thinking this - http://www.flipkart.com/intel-3-5-ghz-lga1150-4770k-i7-4th-generation-processor/p/itmdhsphcktprfng?pid=PSRDHSPKE7THPMNV&ref=44e779cb-924d-4ce2-96e9-b785197a4465 ), a Graphic Card (I am thinking, this - http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7970-ddr5-vapor-x-6-gb-oc-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmddqq4fpqtyh49?pid=GRCDDQPHBG267ZXV&ref=b041fbb9-55c5-4a1c-b3c8-54ac0658790e
or http://www.flipkart.com/asus-nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-4-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmdgzetfsthmukm?pid=GRCDGZDHSSD53TGR&ref=b041fbb9-55c5-4a1c-b3c8-54ac0658790e )
And a Motherboard (I am thinking of - http://www.flipkart.com/msi-z87-gd65-gaming-motherboard/p/itmdhtmxqk5928uz?pid=MBDDHTMWAFM52WGX&ref=d9a45568-55c0-4f4c-8db8-170e8b814639 or http://www.flipkart.com/intel-dz87klt75k-4th-generation-motherboard/p/itmdhsphqbrafdy8?pid=MBDDHSPKZXDUWCGJ&ref=d9a45568-55c0-4f4c-8db8-170e8b814639 )

And also tell me how all that might come out to be, i am at 1.5Lakh max.! And all of them are just flipkart prices and i expect to get components a lot cheaper than that!)
Thanks
#3
I'm not an expert or anything (just built my first PC, but had a friend pick out the parts), but I would say if you're not planning to do this until January, just wait until then to pick out parts. As you said these parts are going to get cheaper, and even better parts will be this cheap. I actually suspect the launches of the new consoles may cause a significant decrease in gpu prices, though I could be wrong.
#4
The spec list on the website you're linking is pretty sparse, so it's hard to tell what's up with some of those components. That being said, if you're exclusively using the PC to game, you can save some money by getting the K-series i5, rather than the i7.

Are you planning on running multiple displays? If so, go for the AMD card. If not, go for the Nvidia.
#7
If you're not planning to build until January then wait until December to actually find parts. You can start researching now to see how it goes, but by January next year the manufacturers will

1- be clearing their warehouses in December for the next year, so there will be sales there
2- have likely already improved performance by about 50%.
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#11
I am more into personally building my machine, and i will assemble and put it all together myself only....
#12
I agree with the others who said to wait on deciding if that's when you plan to buy. That's over 6 months away and, in the world of technology, a lot changes in that time.
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#13
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why. just why(?)


Because Alienware is pretty shit.

Get 2x4gb RAM rather than 1x8gb if you can. Spreading it over more sticks lowers the load on each stick stopping it from getting too hot and lowering performance.
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Because Alienware is pretty shit.

Get 2x4gb RAM rather than 1x8gb if you can. Spreading it over more sticks lowers the load on each stick stopping it from getting too hot and lowering performance.

And is it so that 2x4gb will double the reading/writing rate as there will be 2 gates to go through?? I was also thinking of that and i am deciding now only as these things will get cheaper by then and i might also replace a couple of them from my list and for graphic, i am now at GTX 780
i want to run top end games in ultra plus want it to serve me for 7-10 years (Maybe 4-7), first 4 years i want all ultra then it should atleast be able to play all games till 6 years and then just not go obsolete!
#15
If you want maxed games for 4 years you're gonna have to throw a massive pile of cash at wherever you're buying the stuff from.
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Quote by varundbest
And is it so that 2x4gb will double the reading/writing rate as there will be 2 gates to go through?? I was also thinking of that and i am deciding now only as these things will get cheaper by then and i might also replace a couple of them from my list and for graphic, i am now at GTX 780
i want to run top end games in ultra plus want it to serve me for 7-10 years (Maybe 4-7), first 4 years i want all ultra then it should atleast be able to play all games till 6 years and then just not go obsolete!


Yes, dual channel essentially means there's twice as many bits being read/written per cycle as there's twice as many connections.

Remember though that there are 2 or more levels of memory in a computer. The processors cache speed and size are very important.
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Quote by varundbest
And is it so that 2x4gb will double the reading/writing rate as there will be 2 gates to go through?? I was also thinking of that and i am deciding now only as these things will get cheaper by then and i might also replace a couple of them from my list and for graphic, i am now at GTX 780
i want to run top end games in ultra plus want it to serve me for 7-10 years (Maybe 4-7), first 4 years i want all ultra then it should atleast be able to play all games till 6 years and then just not go obsolete!

If you want this PC to last that long, you're going to need to get the best of the best. And by that, I mean getting a 6-8 core Intel CPU and a GTX Titan. (Or an AMD equivalent if there is one by the time you get your parts)

Basically, if you're going to have to spend a small fortune.
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#19
I was thinking of i7 4770k, GTX 780, 2x4GB (Will upgrade later if req.), 64GB SSD (6.0 gbps For games and windows), 1TB HDD, decent motherboard, Liquid cooling. And all overclocked.
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Quote by muffinduck01
If you want this PC to last that long, you're going to need to get the best of the best. And by that, I mean getting a 6-8 core Intel CPU and a GTX Titan. (Or an AMD equivalent if there is one by the time you get your parts)

Basically, if you're going to have to spend a small fortune.

This. And... don't do that.

Don't skimp on: Case, PSU, Motherboard

Those are all parts that won't directly affect the playability of your games. So why are those the ones not to skimp on now? Because if you have a limited budget and you get the cheapest Case, PSU, and mobo that you can, you'll most likely have to upgrade all those parts within a couple of years to stay top of the line, and you'll have now spent more money.

Get 2x4GB RAM for now, and you can upgrade with 2x4GB again later for 16 GB.

1 TB of storage cached by a small SSD is nearly as good as a large solid state system drive with a 1TB storage drive and you'll save money.

The H100i cooler is overkill unless you're planning on doing serious overclocking. If you're not going to OC, or just do a mild OC, get a hyper 212 EVO or equivalent.

The i5-4670k is fine for any modern games, but use the i7-4770k if you really want the system to last several years with that processor. Remember: 7 years from now is going to be 2020 and who even knows what the state of PC gaming will be then.

Don't get a GTX Titan or any other $1000 video card. You can max damn near anything on a 770. I only say near everything because Metro exists. When you can no longer max everything on a single 770, you can buy another 770 and SLI them. By the time a 770 won't be able to max everything, getting a second 770 will be cheap. This is also the reason you shouldn't skimp on case, PSU, and Mobo. You need to make sure that your setup will accommodate second video card when the time comes.

Anything I missed?
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Quote by varundbest
I was thinking of i7 4770k, GTX 780, 2x4GB (Will upgrade later if req.), 64GB SSD (6.0 gbps For games and windows), 1TB HDD, decent motherboard, Liquid cooling. And all overclocked.


I wouldn't bother with an i7 tbh. They only really offer hyper threading over the i5s, and you not gonna need that. Save some cash and get the 4670K.

Good call on the 780. 90% of a Titan for half the price.

The whole thing is overkill for current games, but it's pretty future proof.

Edit: I didn't even pay attention to all the other parts. Listen to the other guys, don't cheap out on those.
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#22
@Chaz: Nailed it. Future-proofing is not about big ticket items like CPU and GPU. Those will become outdated rapidly, no matter how much you spend. Spend for now for CPU and GPU and spend for the future for everything else. I don't buy into building a computer that will last 5+ years for high end performance because those just don't exist. Save your money, buy for now.
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#24
^ Well it's definitely future-proof

Obviously you have a pretty big budget if you're planning on getting something like that. The motherboard, case, and CPU combo should last you a long-ass time, and the RAM is easily upgraded... especially considering you have eight slots

Yeah, it's overkill, but if it makes ya happy, go for it.
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My budget is under $2500 And btw i'll be going to college this year for my B.tech and comp. sc. and i plan to develop games/apps for android and stuff so thats y need a good pc too...
#26
Quote by macashmack
why. just why(?)


Because prebuilt PCs will always be a waste of money if you're smart enough to piece one together yourself.
#27
Quote by varundbest
I was thinking of i7 4770k, GTX 780, 2x4GB (Will upgrade later if req.), 64GB SSD (6.0 gbps For games and windows), 1TB HDD, decent motherboard, Liquid cooling. And all overclocked.


I have a very similar build arriving via ups tomorrow (i7 4770k, gtx770, 2x8GB 1866)
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#30
January? Everything you are looking at will have been outdated five times by then.
#31
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January? Everything you are looking at will have been outdated five times by then.

Not exactly but yeah, i want next-gen to come so as to see what nvidia has to offer for PC which i'm sure they would....
#32
Quote by varundbest
My budget is under $2500


Since that's your upper limit, you can easily get something high-end from this site.

If you get something in the range of around USD 2300, you'll still have around USD 200 to spare for shipping to India, so you're all set.

They don't seem like typical bloatware computer builders, so it should be all good. They have lots of component choices too; way more than what you'd find on sites like FlipKart, I'm sure.
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Quote by hriday_hazarika
Since that's your upper limit, you can easily get something high-end from this site.

If you get something in the range of around USD 2300, you'll still have around USD 200 to spare for shipping to India, so you're all set.

They don't seem like typical bloatware computer builders, so it should be all good. They have lots of component choices too; way more than what you'd find on sites like FlipKart, I'm sure.

Thanks bro! And i wont buy them online, i know a couple of distributers through a friend of mine so i'm all set, all i need is the list of equipment and i'll get all of them without any trouble... That too at a decent price!
#35
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Because prebuilt PCs will always be a waste of money if you're smart enough to piece one together yourself.

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#36
Quote by varundbest
Well all this Next-Gen BS in consoles have really pushed me into building my own Gaming PC and i want to build my PC at around January so i have a clearer picture of PS4 and X1 and build accordingly (~2% chance of going console way) so what i have already figured out is this -
SSD - http://www.flipkart.com/samsung-840-series-120-gb-ssd-internal-hard-drive-mz-7td120bw/p/itmdhwymqtah96pg?pid=IHDDHWYABREGBTAB&ref=45171d4e-d5eb-4c80-9648-65774eba8b14
HDD - http://www.flipkart.com/wd-blue-wd10ezex-1-tb-internal-hard-drive/p/itmdhgfq4gzp72rw?pid=IHDDHGYBEFGHQRTQ&ref=3cbf49fe-c215-4135-a447-28e03186c810
Cooling - http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-h100i-cooler/p/itmdgss7qzuhmgug?pid=COLDGSSYHPQZBXZC&ref=3c845adc-2937-4402-9a98-6d9f67d2777f And a couple of fans (~2000Rs.)
RAM - http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-vengeance-ddr3-8-gb-1-x-gb-pc-ram-cmz8gx3m1a1600c10/p/itmd8cfmbufg3dnq?pid=RAMD8CFMX53FYAXY&ref=f3b70d4d-34de-4a78-96e3-cf9a154d2f7b
Cabinet - http://www.flipkart.com/antec-eleven-hundred-full-tower-cabinet/p/itmdcxwgwbxqstyg?pid=CABDCXWAXDMSZCCZ&ref=a1a8c578-33dd-4888-bb10-8dc590028ba4
Power - http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-800guk-800-watts-psu/p/itmd5xz4cw8kgxbg?pid=PSUD5XZ4JE5MZSSK&ref=d964bca3-9c3a-4f8f-8b5e-4e443793848f
Kindly suggest me some a decent processor (I am thinking this - http://www.flipkart.com/intel-3-5-ghz-lga1150-4770k-i7-4th-generation-processor/p/itmdhsphcktprfng?pid=PSRDHSPKE7THPMNV&ref=44e779cb-924d-4ce2-96e9-b785197a4465 ), a Graphic Card (I am thinking, this - http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7970-ddr5-vapor-x-6-gb-oc-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmddqq4fpqtyh49?pid=GRCDDQPHBG267ZXV&ref=b041fbb9-55c5-4a1c-b3c8-54ac0658790e
or http://www.flipkart.com/asus-nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-4-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmdgzetfsthmukm?pid=GRCDGZDHSSD53TGR&ref=b041fbb9-55c5-4a1c-b3c8-54ac0658790e )
And a Motherboard (I am thinking of - http://www.flipkart.com/msi-z87-gd65-gaming-motherboard/p/itmdhtmxqk5928uz?pid=MBDDHTMWAFM52WGX&ref=d9a45568-55c0-4f4c-8db8-170e8b814639 or http://www.flipkart.com/intel-dz87klt75k-4th-generation-motherboard/p/itmdhsphqbrafdy8?pid=MBDDHSPKZXDUWCGJ&ref=d9a45568-55c0-4f4c-8db8-170e8b814639 )

And also tell me how all that might come out to be, i am at 1.5Lakh max.! And all of them are just flipkart prices and i expect to get components a lot cheaper than that!)
Thanks


This build is pretty much perfect but I personally wouldn't go for the Haswell, let alone the i7 because:

- The Haswell does not offer much of a performance increase in gaming to be worth the money.

- As of now i7 processors offer little to no performance increase in gaming, the extra threads can not be utilized by games, although in the future we may get games very well optimised to take advantage of the extra i7 threads, so if you want a bit of extra future proofing, get the i7.
#37
I work in the industry and can tell you now not to bother looking at parts if you're not buying until January. Parts change over pretty quick and in 6 months what you pick out now will be discontinued or there will be better choices.
#38
^^ Well i was thinking to making a chart right now and when PS4 launches, i am sure Nvidia will also launch awesome cards to compete and intel might release new processor so i'll see if i need the new ones or pursue with the old ones with lesser price so i can have a clearer idea of what i really want as i dont want to choose the wrong stuff....
Well, i would like to save as much as cash possible (Without *any* compromise, just like i chose 4770k instead of that 3930k as it was of Rs.40k and wasnt required at all. Remember that i plan to do video editing, design games/apps for ps4/android (PS4 seems less likely) so plz suggest me any changes if required. So final thing seems like this -
NZXT Phantom 820 Ultra Tower Cabinet OR Cooler Master Storm Stryker Full Tower Cabinet (Or plz suggest anything better!)
Intel 3.5 GHz LGA1150 4770K i7 4th Generation Processor with Corsair H100i Cooler
MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Motherboard
Nvidia GTX 780
Samsung SH-224DB/IDDS DVD Burner Internal Optical Drive
G.Skill RipjawsZ DDR3 16 GB (4 X 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-17000..
WD Blue WD10EZEX 1 TB Internal Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Series 120 GB SSD Internal Hard Drive (MZ-7...
Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2UK 750 Watts PSU
Am i missing anything? Please suggest me some fans for these cabinets and yea i am not listing monitor, keyboard, mouse, windows (who buys them anyways ). And btw, how do u install BIOS? I mean i dont really expect my pc to start installing windows straightaway!
And btw will this setup be able to run a second gtx780 if required later on (I mean power and stuff)...?
#39
^ That's simply bot true. The Haswell processors will still be the current gen in January, as will Nvidia's 7xx series cards. The only possible new part coming within 6 months will be the Ivy Bridge-E CPUs, and those are totally overkill for gaming. There will also be the gtx 790 released, but again, that's not going to replace any current cards, just add a top of the line 1000 dollar option.

EDIT: I have the Storm trooper case, which is the black version of the Storm Stryker, and it's perfect.
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