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    SSD Performance boost

    Excellent piece of info, Harshil. On a related note, check out The Best USB 3.0 Thumb Drive. I recently bought a Transcend 700 USB 3.0 32 GB pendrive (I came across the above article only later :-( ). Unfortunately, on my MacBook (late 2007 model - 2 USB 2.0 ports, Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz + 4 GB...
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    SSD Performance boost

    How much of a performance boost does an SSD, say Samsung Pro 840 256 GB, provide? Will just the read/write and boot-up/shutdown speeds increase, or will the overall execution speed of programs increase too. I think a naive question but will the performance of say an i3 3220 with the above...
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    New PC for S/q development 50k

    Thanks Cilus for your replies. A few things are now making me decide against the 8350. I wont be using it for more than a year, I wont like to spend more than necessary. The thing is I am going to be using this desktop only for about a year, after which i will be giving it to my brother, who...
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    New PC for S/q development 50k

    @Cilus, I am planning to go for 2 x 8 GB RAM. Since I wont be able to use my current UPS (APC 600) for the above config, I think I will go for FX 6300 with a cheap Graphics card upto 5k or an i5 4430, with a 2 x 1TB HDD. for that, what capacity PSU will be enough? Corsair CX430V2? and will...
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    New PC for S/q development 50k

    Thanks for your reply Harshil. You are absolutety right that I dont want a high-end graphics card. Not very happy to know that my APC 600VA UPS will not suffice :-) just a general question, upto which processor will my UPS support if i have 16 GB RAM, 2 1TB HDDs and the Dell s2240L too...
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    New PC for S/q development 50k

    Thanks for the super quick reply Cilus. Cheers. @Cilus, what about the PSU?
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    New PC for S/q development 50k

    [Please read the title as S/w development; sorry for the typo] Hello, I had posted sometime back asking similar but ended up not buying. This time i am pretty sure :-) 1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Stupid answers like 'gaming'...
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    Hardware stores in Pune

    Oops. my bad.
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    Hardware stores in Pune

    @badass708, I m not too sure if you will find high-end stuff at the stores mentioned below, but they are wholesalers and offer good prices, cheaper than FK. 1. Poonam Electronics, behind Niranjan hotel, F. C. Road 2. G. V. Sales, Camp 3. Arihant Computers, opp. S. P. College, Tilak Road.
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    Haswell availability in india

    Hey guys, By when are Haswell processors expected to start selling in india? rgds
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    PC Components - Prices and where to buy in Pune, where to buy AS Rock mobo and NXZT Gamma in Pune

    Re: PC Components - Prices and where to buy in Pune, where to buy AS Rock mobo and NXZT Gamma in Pun ^ Seagate barracuda is also SATA3 like the WD Black HDD, but with 32MB cache instead of 64MB. Other than that, is there any other difference between them? (the price difference on FlipKart is...
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    PC Components - Prices and where to buy in Pune, where to buy AS Rock mobo and NXZT Gamma in Pune

    Re: PC Components - Prices and where to buy in Pune, where to buy AS Rock mobo and NXZT Gamma in Pun Thanks Sainatarajan for your quick reply. The Gigabyte board you have mentioned has only 1 Sata3 6 Gb/s header and i am looking for at least 2 headers. Thanks for the link though. now i have a...
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    PC Components - Prices and where to buy in Pune, where to buy AS Rock mobo and NXZT Gamma in Pune

    I checked at the 2 wholesalers that know of in Pune a couple of days ago, and the prices I found are as follows: Core i3 3220 6,900/- Intel DH77EB 6,200/- Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1,950/- Seagate Barracuda 3,800/- Corsair 500CXV2 3,500/- Corsair 430CXV2 3,100/- Dell s2240L...
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    PC Configuration for a Developer

    hey guys, thanks for so many replies to my first post on this board. and so quick. really appreciate this. might go with the AMD config when the time comes to buy. cheers.
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    PC Configuration for a Developer

    thanks harshil. guess i will check the prices again at the time of buying. still the replies now will give me an idea of what exact components to buy. btw, i am a little biased towards intel. i might want to go in for a quad-core core i5.
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