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    Hello dear BanglaGamer community!! I wouldnít say that Iím a hardcore gamer but I pretty much enjoy gaming. My current system is 5 years+/- old; therefore I canít play most of the modern games which are quite resource demanding. Lately Iíve been planning to build a new system for gaming purpose but I canít actually set my mind whether to go for it straight away or should I wait for few more months before I purchase. Some say that newly released popular GPUs like AMD R9, nVidia GTX700 series (nVidia will probably release GTX800 series ĎMaxwellí in the first quarter of 2014 I read somewhere) will bring the other midrange GPUís price down, Intel Haswell CPUís price might fall after few months as they are still the new comer in the market. I have got absolutely no idea about the current market. It is not urgent for me to get a new system right at the moment but Iíll eventually buy a new one. Should I wait for the mid 2014 or purchase the system in December Ď13/January Ď14? What do you say people?

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    First of all mention ur budget fr the whole setup.


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    @maheer.dhruba : I’d just want to have a new CPU (all the components that are accommodated in the chassis like processor, motherboard, ram, HDD, graphics card, PSU, HDD etc.). I already replaced my monitor as the previous one was agitating me a lot recently. I can go for maximum 65K.

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    @Cynical ...
    CPU=i5 4570...17.2k
    Mobo=B85 D3H...8k
    Ram=Twinmos 4GB (2x2GB) 1600mhz...3.2k
    HDD=WD 1TB blue..5.6k
    PSU=Coolermaster gx 550w...6.5k
    ODD=Samsung DVD writer combo...1.6k
    Total=42.1k

    My suggestion would be to wait till Jan for the GPU only and buy the rest of the parts right now...I think u can extend ur budget a bit in these 3 months..can u??If u cant then buy a 3rd gen cpu and mobo and spend the excess money on the GPU and get at least the gtx 760 for 26k


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    @maheer.dhruba: I forgot to mention that I need to buy a casing as well along with the other components. What are some good chassis models with 5-6K (I wouldn’t agree to spend much for the cassis but I’d like to have a clatter free cable management and sturdy chassis for my system)? And your specification suggestion seems decent to me. Although I’ve read on few online forums that it is suggested to avoid Corsair CX and Coolermaster PSUs except their silent pro series. Is this true? I’m pretty tight on budget so I can’t invest high amount on PSU. So what to do here? Or should I just go for Thermaltake SMART PSUs which are quite popular in Bangladesh nowadays. As for the motherboard, I know unlike Z series, neither of H and B series chipset supports CPU over clocking. But their price difference is quite significant. I saw the specifications of Gigabyte GA-B85 D3H and H87 HD3. Apart from H87 HD3 being an ATX board and having extra USB 2.0s what are the prime features the B85 one doesn’t offer as the H87 board does?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynical View Post
    @maheer.dhruba: I forgot to mention that I need to buy a casing as well along with the other components. What are some good chassis models with 5-6K (I wouldn’t agree to spend much for the cassis but I’d like to have a clatter free cable management and sturdy chassis for my system)? And your specification suggestion seems decent to me. Although I’ve read on few online forums that it is suggested to avoid Corsair CX and Coolermaster PSUs except their silent pro series. Is this true? I’m pretty tight on budget so I can’t invest high amount on PSU. So what to do here? Or should I just go for Thermaltake SMART PSUs which are quite popular in Bangladesh nowadays. As for the motherboard, I know unlike Z series, neither of H and B series chipset supports CPU over clocking. But their price difference is quite significant. I saw the specifications of Gigabyte GA-B85 D3H and H87 HD3. Apart from H87 HD3 being an ATX board and having extra USB 2.0s what are the prime features the B85 one doesn’t offer as the H87 board does?
    Well from my personal experience..ive not faced any problem with the GM Gx550w psu...
    About casing..TT spacecraft for 5.5k..or TT Dokker for 5.2k...
    about mobo..u almost answered most of the question..except some ports there aren't much differnece between them...


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    @maheer.dhruba: Both of the Thermaltake cases look nice and seem to have good ventilation system. But they come with just one rear exhaust fan and the front, bottom, side intake fans as well as the top exhaust fans must be purchased separately according to the official website. Is it mandatory to install these optional fans to maintain a decent temperature inside the chassis? One more thing is that I’ve seen generic cases where screws are used to lock the drives in the drive bay but here I can see a different arrangement is used to hold the drives. Are the drive-lockers in these cases plastic or metal made and are these things sturdy enough to hold drives firmly? And I hope these cases feature clutter free cable management.

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    @Cynical ...
    1)yup..optional fans are needed.
    2)HDD locks are made of plastic..and they work fine.
    3)As im using the Spacecraft, cable management is a bit tricky here.u have to take ur time and work around the casing to manage cables properly..its not that easy like those Coolermaster casings with cable routing holes.


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    @maheer.dhruba:Have you installed all the 5 optional fans? Do they make noise when the system is operational? How much did they cost? I have no intension to over-clock my system thus I’ll purchase a non-K processor, do you think a non over-clocked system would produce such extremely elevated temperature inside so that it would require more than 2-3 optional fans? If you have managed to get a decent cable management for you system by your own then can I assume that you set up and arrange all the components of your system? The thing is although I’ve always wanted to build my own system but yet I couldn’t take the risk of jeopardizing the functionality components as I know almost nothing about it and so I cannot assemble all the components in my chassis (at most I can install the easy stuffs such as HDD, ODD, expansion card, graphics card, ram etc.). So as this case doesn’t have cable routing holes like those high end cases then I don’t think that the technician would take the hassle to tactfully manage the cables inside in a decent manner.

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    @Cynical ...im using a total of 6 fans in my casing...well the main factor in my case is the gpu..before using the 6 fans altogether..i used 4 TT thunderblades...at those times my gpu temps reached 65C very quickly...but after installing another 2 CM Sickleflows..my temp rose slowly...this is the advantage of using all the fans.
    Frankly speaking..before assembling this new rig of mine..i didnt ever fully assemble any pc..so its all about guts and having a little knowledge about the conncetors and staff..i dont the shop u r gonna buy from, are going to managee the cable properly in ur casing.


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    Shop keepers ra onek tarahura kore -.-
    Amar first pc ta assemble kore dawar por bashai niea dekhi.. 1 hours slinter cell khele gpu temp uthse 60įc -__-
    I had 2 thunderblades running in a tt v3 BE. The gpu was a hd5870.
    Pore dekhi prob ta chilo holo, fan er placing ta bhul chilo...
    Pore fans gula khule abar lagalam and then dekhi 45į er opore r uthto nah...

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    @maheer.dhruba: I know that assembling the components in a chassis is not extremely difficult. But I think understanding how to properly connect the front panel connections and carefully setting up the ATX 12V cable might be a little tricky. There are some good tutorials about building a computer on YouTube, let’s see what I can learn from them and finally get the confidence to do it by my own this time. By the way how much do those Cooler Master fans cost? Does any generic fan perform usually well?

    @Z!mM3r: Yes you are right. Technicians try to assemble the computer so quickly that if they could they would have done it within a minute. But seriously, assembling a computer components should be done with utmost patience and great caution in my opinion.

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    @Cynical ...CM sickleflow 120mm fans cost around 650tk..yup they perform well..nd u can choose the color of LED(Green,blue nd red) to suit ur style


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    @maheer.dhruba: Thanks for the help.

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    Is there water cooling available to install them for keeping graphics card cold?

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    graphics card e evga ftw series er moto water cooling er shubidha na thakle water cooler lagano jay na afaik

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    @Cynical ...pleasure


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