Budget 31-40k Existing Config Upgrade (CPU, Ram, Mobo


daviescool

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  1. What is your budget?
    • 40K max
  2. What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)
    • CPU - Intel Q6600
    • Motherboard – MSI X48C Platinum
    • GPU - ATI R270X (new)/Radeon 4870X2 (not in use)
    • RAM - Transcend 2X2GB DDR3 1333
    • Monitor - Benq RL2455
    • PSU - Tagan BZ800
    • HDD – Seagate 500GB, WD Black 1 TB, WD Green 1 TB
    • CASE – Cooler Master HAF922
  3. Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
    • Monitor – Benq RL2455
    • PSU – Tagan BZ800 (Is this still a good power supply?)
    • All HDDs
    • Case – HAF 922
  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 I5 or I7 please suggest
    • Motherboard – Z97 or H97 please suggest
    • PSU – Should I change it?
    • RAM – Confused between 4GB x 2 or 8GB x 2 DDR3 1600 or OC’d memory
  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
    • SMPS - 600W
    • Cabinet - CM XXX
    • RAM - 2X4GB PC8500
  6. Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)
    • Bangalore
    • Open to online purchase from flipkart it depot
  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 (mainly sports simulation, or train simulator, occasional FPS)
    • Browsing
    • Desktop Processing
    • HTPC
    • Download rig, 24x7 operation
    • Watching HD movies
  9. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.
    • Intel based am not an overclocker per se but wouldn’t mind if I had the possibility
  10. If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?
    • Micorsoft train simulator
    • Train simulator 2015
    • NBA 2k15
    • The CREW
    • GTA V
  11. What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
    1. 1080P
  1. Are you looking to overclock?
    • Maybe
  1. Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
    • Windows 7 64 bit
I have bouts of extended gaming on long weekends, not more than 4 or 5 hours at a stretch. My current rig has survived since 2008/2009. I would like this rig to also offer a similar lifetime. Will look only for 1080o rez gaming not more. Rarely play FPS except for games like tomb raider or Arkham asylum, maybe far cry 4 yet to try.

Thank you all for your inputs
 

JJ the great

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Disciple
Intel i5 4690 16k
Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H 8.5k
4GB x 2 is sufficient but for future proofing you can get 8GB X 2 6 TO 12K depending on the selection
For PSU if get really old then you can change it to Corsair RM 650 or 750 depending on what you plan to add in the future.

Regards
JJ
 

daviescool

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Disciple
thank you guys , H97 seems less in variety than Z97. Any preferred motherboard brands, Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock? Asus H97 pro gamer, MSI H97 gaming 3, gigabyte G1 sniper was what I was looking at.

Any thoughts on the my existing PSU. I dont think I need to change it , below are the specs:

Tagan TG800-U88 BZ … 800 Watt PSU
Specifications


Output Voltage

Output Current Max

Total Combined

+3.3V

26A

780W
The maximum combined current
for the +12V output is 64A

+5V

26A

+12V1

20A

+12V2

20A

+12V3

20A

+12V4

20A

+12V5

20A

+12V6

20A

-12V
0.8A

+5Vsb
3A
Voltage
115-230 VAC (±10% tolerance)
Frequency
50 – 60Hz
Current
12A – 6A
Efficiency
>80%
Power-on Time
<100ms
Rise Time
0.1ms – 25ms
Power-OK Delay
<500ms
Power-OK Rise Time
<10ms
Power-down Warning
1ms

MTBF

>100,000 hrs at full load and 25°C
>30,000 hrs at full load and 50°C

Approvals
TUV, UL, CE, CB, FCC, Semko, Nemko, Demko, and Fimko
Total Wattage
800 Watts
 

JJ the great

Active Member
Disciple
Your PSU will Run Fine No problem at all
If you are not overclocking then H97 will be sufficient
Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H 8.5k or GA-H97M-D3H 7.2k
Asus H97 pro gamer 11.4k also a very good board
Saved money can be spent on a SSD & Gaming KB/M Combo
SSD Sandisk Extreme 2 120 GB 5.4k
Keyboard
Cooler Master Devastator Combo 2.4k
Regards
JJ
 

daviescool

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Disciple
I decided to go with a i5 4440 and msi h97 g43 mobo along with corsair 4gb*2 ddr3 1600 to pair with the r9 270x.

Okay, about the psu, eddy could you elaborate about the suspect parts?

What Wattage would you guys recommend?
 

JJ the great

Active Member
Disciple
R9 270x & Rest of the configuration will run fine on 550 watts PSU but If you want to keep headroom for future upgrades or change of graphics card then going for a 650 watts will be good.

Regards
JJ
 

daviescool

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Disciple
Thanks JJ, I purchased the coolermaster seidon 120v plus for cooling the cpu. I do have a corsair H50 currently, (early version). Since i was unsure whether it would fit onto the LGA 1150, I purchased the coolermaster. Hope it's a decent choice.[DOUBLEPOST=1421833942][/DOUBLEPOST]Btw I have a HAF 932 case and not 922, although dated, it has tons of space
 

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daviescool

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Thanks Eddy, but Im nowhere near that adventurous or skilled :). At most I would upgrade the gfx card at some point down the line, I purchased a samsung 850 evo and simply amazed at the speeds :eek:

PSU wise I was wondering whether a bronze rated 650w is ok? Also thinking of going for a corsair obsidian 350d mid tower, the HAF 932 is HAF but the lack of dust filters is making everything really dusty :yuck:. I love the look of the NZXT cases as well
 

bssunilreddy

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You get this as GPU's are getting more power efficient these days.
Seasonic S12II 620w -6000.

  • CPU - Intel Core i5 4460 -12000,
  • Motherboard – MSI Z97 PC MATE -8000,
  • PSU – Seasonic S12II 620w -6000,
  • RAM – Corsair Vengeance 8GB(4GBx2) 1600Mhz -6000,
  • SSD - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB -9500.
  • TOTAL -41,500.
 

daviescool

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Thanks Sunil, I got all that you mentioned above except for the motherboard, i got an MSI H97 G43 for 6.8k and the 850 evo for 8k thanks to a flipkart voucher. PSU of course, still deciding
 

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