Budget 41-50k Upgrade


Chaoseater

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  1. What is your budget?
    • 45K
  2. What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)
    • CPU - AMD phenom II 955BE
    • Motherboard - Asus 785 TDV Evo
    • GPU - ATI HD5850
    • RAM - Corsair 2X4GB DDR3 @ 1333Mhz Value Series
    • Monitor - Samsung B2030
    • PSU - Corsair HX650
    • Cabinet - HAF-X
    • Cooler - CM V8
    • HDD- 2*2TB Seagate
    • Keyboard- Logitech MK200
    • Mouse- Logitech G400
    • ROM- LG DVD-ROM
  3. Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
      1. PSU - Corsair HX650
      2. Cabinet - HAF-X
      3. Cooler - CM V8
      4. HDD- 2*2TB Seagate
      5. Keyboard- Logitech MK200
      6. Mouse- Logitech G400
  4. 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.
    • CPU - Intel 6th Gen ( Should I wait for next iteration of Intel CPU's)
    • Motherboard - any compatible motherboard
    • GPU - GTX970
    • RAM- Corsair 16GB (2*8GB Sticks) Will avoid if 16 gigs is a overkill
  5. Is this going to be your final configuration or you would be adding/upgrading a component in near future. If yes then please mention when and which component
    • Yes, will upgrade the following within 6 months
    • A good 2.1 Speakers setup.
  6. Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)
    • Bangalore
    • Open to online purchase
  7. Would you consider buying a second hand hardware from the TE market
    • Yes
  8. What is your intended use for this PC/hardware
    • Gaming-60%
    • Browsing-5%
    • Desktop Processing-5%
    • HTPC-30%
  9. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.
    • MOBO- Asus
    • Ram- Corsair
  10. If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?
    • FPS
    • Racing
  11. What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
    1. Gaming - 1920*1080
    2. Desktop - 1920*1080
  12. Are you looking to overclock?
    • Yes
  13. Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
    • Windows 10
 

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6th gen i5 would set you back by ~15K and compatible mobo would be another ~7-8k. GTX970 would be somewhere near 25K mark. Also 8GB DDR4 RAM goes for approx 3.5K. This totals to roughly ~50K. Actual prices may vary by some margin.
 

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I can get the CPU MOBO and RAM this month. Probably get the GTX970 next month alongwith a SSD.[DOUBLEPOST=1456406157][/DOUBLEPOST]How about a AMD Build in this Budget. Will I lose out on performance ?
 

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  • CPU - Intel Core i5 6500 -14700,
  • Motherboard - Gigabyte B150M-D3H -7000,
  • GPU - Zotac GTX970 4GB -25800,
  • RAM- Corsair Vengeance 8GB(4GBx2) 2133Mhz -3500.
  • TOTAL -51,000.
Go with Samsung 850 Evo 120/250/500GB SSD's only. Okay.
 
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@Chaoseater stick to Intel one. AMD have not released any significant processors in desktop category apart from APUs for long time now. Their new architecture code named Zen is approx a year away from being available in market.
 

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Thanks for the inputs. What about in case I want to OC. I want a solid mobo for 6600K. I think I can stretch my budget now.[DOUBLEPOST=1456465182][/DOUBLEPOST]Thanks all for the suggestions.
 

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Update : Will be purchasing in a week. Change in the budget which is max at 40K. Will be pushing GPU to next month, ATM just need a processor, motherboard, RAM and 2TB Harddisk. I have decided on the following
Core i5 6500 - 14800
Asus H170 Pro Gaming Motherboard ( I ll be connecting my Z906 through Toslink to enjoy DTS and Dolby Support for Movies) - 11800
Corsair Vengeance 8GB*2 DDR4 RAM - 5300
Seagate 2TB HDD - 5100
All this will be exclusive of taxes, so add 5.5% VAT in Bangalore, sums up to 39K.

I was thinking about getting Z170 series board where i can OC 6500. Th board should have good audio output through SPDIF.
I was considering MSI Z170 Tomahawk or the Asus Z170 Pro gaming Motherboard.

I am willing to compromise on the HDD purchase this month. Can anyone suggest any other Combo.

TIA
Cheers,
Chaoseater[DOUBLEPOST=1471721005][/DOUBLEPOST]Also, will 16 gigs of RAM will be overkill for current gen games? If its going to be overkill, I can settle down with a 8 gig stick ATM.
 
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Update : Will be purchasing in a week. Change in the budget which is max at 40K. Will be pushing GPU to next month, ATM just need a processor, motherboard, RAM and 2TB Harddisk. I have decided on the following
Core i5 6500 - 14800
Asus H170 Pro Gaming Motherboard ( I ll be connecting my Z906 through Toslink to enjoy DTS and Dolby Support for Movies) - 11800
Corsair Vengeance 8GB*2 DDR4 RAM - 5300
Seagate 2TB HDD - 5100
All this will be exclusive of taxes, so add 5.5% VAT in Bangalore, sums up to 39K.

I was thinking about getting Z170 series board where i can OC 6500. Th board should have good audio output through SPDIF.
I was considering MSI Z170 Tomahawk or the Asus Z170 Pro gaming Motherboard.

I am willing to compromise on the HDD purchase this month. Can anyone suggest any other Combo.

TIA
Cheers,
Chaoseater[DOUBLEPOST=1471721005][/DOUBLEPOST]Also, will 16 gigs of RAM will be overkill for current gen games? If its going to be overkill, I can settle down with a 8 gig stick ATM.
Budget-40K

  • CPU - Intel Core i5 6500 -15000,
  • Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z170-D3H -11500,
  • RAM- Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB 2400Mhz -2500,
  • HDD - WD Caviar Blue 2TB -6000.
  • TOTAL -35,000.
Intel Skylake Non-K Processor Overclocking Guides & Bios:http://overclocking.guide/category/intel-oc-guides/skylake-non-k-oc/
 

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^I see Gigabyte Z170 motherboard doesn't have toslink out. I think I ll go ahead with Asus Z 170 Pro gaming Motherboard.

Also, I have a Cooler Master V8 GT. Will I be able to use it or should I upgrade that too. I have read that all LGA 1150 sockets will support LGA 1151. Any inputs ?
 

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Sweet! Brilliant cable management! And that's a full ATX right? Extra space always helps. I can never manage to get cabling sorted out so neatly!

Quite similar to my setup except I have an ROG VIII Hero with 6600K cooled by Corsair AIO & Corsair LPX 2666Mhz C16 16GB 8x2 sticks powered by the HX650
 
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Yeah thats a Full ATX, the HAF-X makes it look like a puny Mini-ITX board :p. I got the CPU from US and the rest were from India. ATM I dont see a point in getting a liquid cooling. I am running on stock speeds.
 

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Which one are you planning ? I am waiting for GTX 1070 to come around 350$ or might pick the GTX 1060 at 250$
 

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Just ordered a GTX 1060 from Us at 235$ on Jet.com. ATM, I am gaming on 1080p, I guess this card should suffice my needs as of now.