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desiibond

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mine monitor has 19:10 aspect ratio so you will still see those black bands on top and bottom.

But the clarity is pretty good. I mostly use DVDs or 720p videos these days. Some prints that i downloaded (those 300/400Mb prints) totally suck on my monitor.

if you download dvdrips, 19.5" with 16:9 resolution should be perfect for movie watching but make sure that the video quality is good and pick 700Mb or higher sized prints.
 

prvprv

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Yes the least file size in my collection is 700Mb. In recent days its keltz's releases which are normally BR Rips with nearly 702*288 resolution. i think thats equal to 720p video. Correct me if i am wrong.
 

tkin

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Yes the least file size in my collection is 700Mb. In recent days its keltz's releases which are normally BR Rips with nearly 702*288 resolution. i think thats equal to 720p video. Correct me if i am wrong.
720p means 1280x720.
 

delhiuser

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Thanks desiibond & rajkumar_pb for your quick reply. I've few queries as follows-

1) Re mobo - I checked deltapage & itwares, they listed 4 models of gigabyte mobo (GA-MA78GM-S2HP, GA-MA78GPM-DS2H, GA-MA78G-DS3H, MA78GM-US2H). Which model is best & suitable to my purpose? Will it support duel independent display (I'll connect LG cathode ray monitor & Samsung 2033 LCD)? Which model of mobo have onboard graphics & sound card?

2) Re Samsung DVD Rewriter - In the past, I've some problem with samsung & LG optical drives. I'm considering sony this time, any comment?

3) Please specify model number of Corsair XMS2 2x2GB DDR2 RAM.

Purpose: Normal office work (MS office, Adobe acrobat professional, open office etc), Photo editing (Photoshop), Internet (Surfing, download, upload etc), Video editing, some publication work (pagemaker, InDesign).

Please share some thoughts on 790 boards & Phenom X3 710/720.

Thanks,
Anand
 

desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
1) S2HP for good onboard audio, US2H for powersavings and overclocking stability, DS3H for crossfire, DS2H for crossfire and more reliable power.
2) whatever writer you pick, it's your luck that decides :)
3) That is the model number I think (XMS2)
4) My pick would be X2 550 or X4 920 atleast (9k-9.5k). for video editing, definitely X4 920 or 940BE
 

topgear

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@ delhiuser - stay away from sony & asus drives.... these are ****ing bad.

Buy samsung SH-S223F ( or LG H22N or H55N ) instead...been using it & I can say it's really a good one

For MB get Asrock K10N78M ( 2.6K ) - it supports DVI & VGA both coupled with Phenom II X4 940 :p
 

prvprv

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purchasing of monitor delayed. thinking of getting a new 500GB SATA HDD by this weekend. which one to buy ?? seagate or WD?? My PC will be on for 16 hrs a day.
btw what abt warranty, RMA etc ?
 
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tkin

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^^ Plz go for Seagate : Though both of them have same performance But in warranty Seagate hands down
Seagate is good but purchasing is like lottery, remember the 7200.11 Firmware Fiasco? Made my life hell and destroyed a lot of irreplaceable data(the torrents ran out of seeds later:x). WD is extremely relieble and both WD and Seagate gives 5 yrs warranty now, so WD is definitely a better choice.
 
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anuragingle

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Hi Everyone

Can anyone suggest the CHEAPEST configuration with prices for watching full HD 1080p movies?

My main requirements are 22/24 inch LCD monitor and 500 GB hard disk

BTW can u give me mumbai prices?

Thanks
 

desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200: 2.9k
mobo: Gigabyte GA-EG31M-S2: 2.6k
RAM: Corsair XMS2 2x2Gb DDR2 800MHz Ram: 2.7k-3k
Palit/MSI 9400GT with HDMI out and 512Mb memory: 3k
Dell 2209W: 9.2k or Samsung 2233sw: 9.5k
Seagate 500Gb HDD (7200.12 series): 2.7k
Zebronics cabinet with a good PSU: 2k-2.5k
APC 650VA UPS: 2.5k-3k (not sure what exact price is)
 

delhiuser

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Thanks desiibond & topgear for your suggestion. I've decided on following config-

AMD Phenom II X2 550
Gigabyte 780G chipset based mobo MA78GM-US2H
Transcend DDR2 800MHz DDR2 2x2Gb (I can buy Corsair XMS2 2x2GB DDR2 RAM, however I'm not sure about its advantages apart from 10 yrs warranty)
Samsung SH-S223F
Zebronics reaper

I'll use following hardware from my old system-
Samsung 2033 Lcd
LG CRT 15in monitor
Seagate SATA (7200.10) HDD 160 GB & Seagate PATA 80 GB
LAN card on PCI slot (onboard lan card for net conn & 2nd lan card for home network)
TVS Gold KB & Logitech optical mouse.

If anything wrong with above config, please let me know.
 

topgear

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No there is nothing wrong with your config.

If you are not going to OC your ram then transcend value rams are perfectly OK. The only advantage corsair has it comes with heat spreader ( or heat sink I would say ) :p
 
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