Is this an okay-ish gaming build?

adityar0210

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I had a build in mind, (my first one, actually) and I was worried about whether or not it would be good for gaming and multimedia.
Specs:

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB SATA Desktop Hard drive (ST31000524AS)

G.skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Desktop RAM (F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR)
Hp 24X Mulitiformat DVD Writer (1260i)
NZXT Gaurdian 921 RB ATX Cabinet
Corsair Builder Series 500W Power Supply (CMPSU-500CX)
Intel Core i5-2500K 6MB 3.30GHz Processor
Asus P8P67 32GB DDR3 USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard (B3 Revision)
Palit GeForce GTX550 Ti 1024MB GDDR5 NVidia PCI E Graphic Card

Please help.
 
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The 6850 really is your best choice. If its a matter of staying under 10k INR, id probably suggest get 4GB of RAM instead of 8GB allowing you to fit that 6850 into budget.

ervinelim

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He could opt to get the 6790 though.
 

adityar0210

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Well, i've always used nVidia, so a little worried about shifting to ATI, but I guess it would be best :D

Thanks a lot everybody :)

BTW, should i get ASUS, PowerColor, Sapphire or XFX?
I really dunno what the difference is.

And also, my Motherboard supports PCI express 2.0 x16, and the 6850 is a 2.1 x16.
Will that matter?
 

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Sapphire and XFX I believe are the most popular ATI choices.

There's not really much difference though if any at all. Sometimes cards come slightly overclocked or sometimes they have slightly different cooling dependant upon manufacturer. Warranty can also vary.
 

adityar0210

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Im going with this config:

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB SATA Desktop Hard drive (ST31000524AS)

G.skill Ripjaws X 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 1333MHz Desktop RAM (F3-10666CL9S-4GBXL)

Hp 24X Mulitifromat DVD Writer (1260i)
NZXT Gaurdian 921 RB ATX Cabinet
Corsair Builder Series 500W Power Supply (CMPSU-500CX)
Intel Core i5-2500K 6MB 3.30GHz Processor

Asus P8P67 32GB DDR3 USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard (B3 Revision)

Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1GB ATI PCI E Graphic Cards
 

ervinelim

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The most important question has not been asked. What is your monitor resolution?
 

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Id recommend going with dual-channel ram (2x2GB sticks) rather than a single 4GB.

Monitor resolution wont play much factor here to be honest. Unless your going into multiple screens or cards with more than 1GB memory just get the best performing GPU your budget can afford.
 

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I am from india .The radeon 6870 costs 11875 INR now (sephire radeon hd 6870)
I would wait for a month or two for amd bulldozer to be available in india.
Cuz AMD systems give more performance/price and also you are pairing with an amd gpu.
For buying and prices you can use the following sites in india
Bitfang.com
Techshop.in
Good luck for Durga Puja
 

ervinelim

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It would actually if the monitor resolution is too small then he'd be wasting the power of his CPU and GPU.

Good luck! That's a great res to play with.
 

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I am from india .The radeon 6870 costs 11875 INR now (sephire radeon hd 6870)
I would wait for a month or two for amd bulldozer to be available in india.
Cuz AMD systems give more performance/price and also you are pairing with an amd gpu.
For buying and prices you can use the following sites in india
Bitfang.com
Techshop.in
Good luck for Durga Puja