Originally Posted by greatchap
Thanks a lot guys.
4) CPU Cooler
This is the right way to go I think (as per the advice given in this thread). However even if I use an SSD and since I will be connecting my 2 TB Hard disk to the system as well, thus do you recommend that game should be installed in SSD or even if I install in HDD it will make minor difference.
The GTX 970 as mentioned earlier is too expensive here. Even in websites like ebay etc its pricy.
Secondly I have to connect SSD to SATA 1 and HDD to SATA 2 and that's it right. I mean install OS in SSD and I am done.
I am thinking of buying Deepcool Gammaxx 200 Tower Type with 2 Heat Pipe Universal CPU Cooler (PC) or Cooler Master Hyper 103 Cooler. Let me know which one to go for. Options here are limited and they fit in my pricing range ($29).
If gaming is the high priority, I'd swap the priorities around to put the GPU at the top of the list, the GPU is by far the most significant part of a gaming pc. CPU might be next because all you need is a relatively inexpensive cooler to get a nice overclocking upgrade. I'd might put RAM third, most games don't need 8G to run, but if you get a game that does need more than 6G, you can't play at all with only 6G. An SSD is very very nice, but for gaming it's more like a luxury than a necessity.
However for general purpose use, an SSD is probably the most significant upgrade of the bunch. Everything is snappier and quieter.
About the coolers...
How much does a Hyper 212 EVO cost where u r (india)? They're about $30 us for a new one here in the us. Is there a used market? The 92mm coolers you listed won't give you much overclocking headroom. What about the DeepCool Gammaxx 400, it has a 120mm fan?
A thing to be careful about with coolers is whether or not they will fit in your case. Look at spec sheets at the height of the tower coolers and make sure your case is wide enough to fit it. Case makers usually list the max supported cooler height in their spec sheets.
This review lists a bunch of coolers so you can see how they compare to one another.
If it were me, I might get a 970 and a good cooler, overclock the cpu a bit, and game on. I'm pretty sure you could keep that under $500 even new, but the premium prices you have to pay for new stuff there is really crappy? Is there a healthy used market given that situation? If it were me, I'd definitely look into that.