Gaming Rig Setup

By Ritwik7
Oct 9, 2009
  1. Hi guys. Next week I'm building a new gaming machine for my friend. These are the specs:

    CPU - Intel Core i5 750
    Motherboard - MSI P55-GD65
    Graphics Card - Palit GTX 275
    RAM - Corsair XMS3 2 x 2GB DDR3 1333
    PSU - Corsair 650TX
    Case - Antec 300

    Just want your opinions. Also is Palit a decent brand for a gfx card? It's coming to about Rs. 3000 cheaper than XFX / EVGA.

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    I run a Palit 9600GT PCI-e 2.0 512mb/256bit/GDDR3 in my socket 939 and it is very stable. No issues at all though my mobo won't run at 2.0.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Palit is not bad; certainly better than Jetway or ECS! They are on par with the likes of MSI and Zotac.

    I would recommend a Gigabyte or ASUS mobo instead however, if the price difference is not too large. Ditto for a 1600MHz 4GB kit. You can drop down to a 550VX if the latter are eating into the budget and your friend is not going to use a dual-card config.

    What monitor is he going to be using?
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,672   +9

    The DDR3 1600MHz kit is becoming quite a bit more expensive.

    Gigabyte P55 mobos don't seem to be available. The only ASUS board available is the ASUS P7P55D PRO which is priced at about Rs. 3500 - 4000 more.

    As for the PSU, the 550VX is about Rs. 1000 cheaper than the 650TX. But my friend may consider an SLI setup sometime in future. I had recommended that he go for the HD 5850 and think of Crossfire later but the card is not yet available here. Added to that, my friend is an Intel / nVidia fanboy. :)
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