You may want to consider upgrading to 1920x1080 or 2560x1440 in the future. Most games and videos are designed with 1920x1080 as the target resolution.Zaeem wrote: I have an LED monitor already with me, with a native resolution of 1600 x 900.
Zaeem wrote: Rs 9300 MB: Asus Motherboard B85M-G
Rs 22400 CPU: Intel Core i5-4570
Rs 10600 RAM: Corsair Vengance 8GB Kit 2X4GB 1600MHZ With Heat Sink CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Rs 5300 Chassis: Gigabyte Gaming Chassis GZ-G2
Rs 10500 HDD: Western Digital EARX 2TB CAVIAR GREEN 64MB 7200RPM
Rs 7200 PSU: Xigmatek Tauro 600W
Rs 26700 GPU: GigaByte R9 270X Overclock Edition 2048MB - CORE CLOCK 1280MHZ
Rs 92000 total price (about US$875), before operating system, SSD, optical drive, keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc.
The quad-core Core i5 Haswell is a good processor today. Don't worry about what may be coming a year or two from now. I might go for the Rs 24900 Core i5-4670 that runs at 3.4 GHz instead of the Rs 22400 Core i5-4570 that runs at 3.2 GHz.Zaeem wrote: (i) Should I wait for these high core'd processors to come out or will the above stated i5 processor will suffice?
Sometimes different branded cards have different prices, different coolers or different warranties, but the performance is going to be pretty much the same. That Rs 26700 Radeon R9-270 looks okay. It is more than adequate for your low 1600x900 resolution and it would be fine at 1920x1080, but the Rs 34500 Radeon HD7950 is significantly more powerful and comes with 3 GiB of memory.Zaeem wrote: (ii) Does the GPU brand matter? I mean, does it make a difference if I buy a Gigabyte R9-270X or a HIS R9-270X?
Yes. Buy whichever one provides enough space for your needs. Note, however, that your retailer has misrepresented the speed of the Western Digital Caviar Green drives. They run at 5400 to 5900 rpm, not at the 7200 rpm speed of the Caviar blue and black drives. Don't buy that Rs 10500 WD Caviar Green 2.0 TB drive. Get the Rs 10500 Seagate ST2000DM001 2.0 TB drive, instead.Zaeem wrote: (iii) Should I go for a 1 TB HDD or a 2 TB?
The case matters for cooling airflow, ease of assembly and aesthetics. The Rs 5300 ATX tower that you've selected has plenty of fans. I don't see any less expensive micro-ATX options at your retailer.Zaeem wrote: (iv) Does a good chassis matter?
The effect of system memory speed when you're not using integrated graphics is quite small. PC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) is good with Haswell, but it works satisfactorily with PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600). Do look for modules that run at 1.5 V or less with CAS latency 9 or less. The huge heatspreaders on the Vengeance DIMMs that you have selected are mostly just decorative, but that Rs 10600 kit will work fine.Zaeem wrote: (v) What is the effect of the MHz of a RAM on gaming performance (i.e. 1600 MHz vs. say a 1866 MHz or more)?
A good quality 430-watt power supply (SeaSonic, etc.) would be sufficient. A 600-watt PSU from a second-tier brand may be okay. The Rs 7200 unit that you've selected has an 80+ Bronze efficiency rating and can supply 36 amperes (432 watts) output on the +12 V rail.Zaeem wrote: (vi) Will a 600W PSU be enough for the above rig?
The various manufacturers talk about the quality of the components in their high-end motherboards, but you're probably right. Asus is the leading motherboard manufacturer in the world. The Rs 9300 micro-ATX LGA1150 motherboard that you selected is fairly bare-bones.Zaeem wrote: (vii) I have had two expensive MBs gone dead, so I have become of opinion that an expensive MB doesn't mean it will have more reliability. Is my opinion true?
(i) Last time I bought Core2Duo (my current rig) about 4 years ago, and at that time people were saying that "if you need to play games, a dual core will be enough". I am worried that if I buy an i5 (quad core) now, then in a matter of time, games utilizing hexa-cores and octa-cores will come out! So, should I wait for these high core'd processors to come out or will the above stated i5 processor will suffice?
For the most part it does not mater hardware wise. Where it can mater a lot is if you ever need to use the warranty. Some companies are horrible to deal with and others are great. I personally will only buy EVGA video cards just because of their great warranty. I might pay a little more but its worth it to me.(ii) Does the GPU brand matter? I mean, does it make a difference if I buy a Gigabyte R9-270X or a HIS R9-270X?
(iii) Should I go for a 1TB HDD or a 2TB? I have heard that the reliability of a HDD having more space is lesser than that having less capacity. Is this rumor true?
(iv) Does a good chassis matter?
No effect that you will ever notice.(v) What is the effect of the MHz of a RAM on gaming performance (i.e. 1600 MHz vs. say a 1866 MHz or more)?
(vi) Will a 600W PSU be enough for the above rig?
I honestly don't think I have ever had a MB die on me. But I do know that the flashy high priced ones are no better than one from the middle or lower end of the price range. My last two systems had a Gigabyte and a ASUS MB. Neither one has given me any problems.(vii) I have had two expensive MBs gone dead, so I have become of opinion that an expensive MB doesn't mean it will have more reliability. Is my opinion true?
Zaeem wrote:Instead of going for the B85 chipset motherboards, I have decided to get the newer & cheaper H81 equipped motherboard. I'm confused between the (i) Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2 & (ii) ASUS H81M-K. Which MB has better features and overall better reliability?
Also, regarding RAM, both of the above MBs have two DIMM slots and a maximum of upto 16GB of memory. So, should I go for 2x4 GB DIMMs or a single 1x8 GB DIMM (and hence retain the ability to upgrade to 16 GB later by adding an extra 8GB DIMM)?
Plus, please suggest me a good PSU under Rs. 6000 that has solid performance and will be able to run my system, from this link:
Thanks in advance!