Basic Guide Purchase a New System

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desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
I am getting one for 26k. Here is the config, help me better it. My budget is max 27k

Processor: Intel C2D 2.6 GHz - Rs 5000/-
Motherboard: Gigabyte with Intel chipset - Rs 2500/-
Harddisk: Seagate 320 GB, Rs 2200
Ram: Kingston 4GB (2+2), Rs 4200
Monitor: Acer 19", 50000:1 Contrast Ratio, wide Screen, Rs 6650/-
Cabinet: ATX, Rs 1750
Mouse + Keyboard: Microsoft, Rs 750/-
DVD Writer:22x, Rs 1050
Graphics Card: Nvidia, 512 MB, ~ Rs 1500.

The prices i wrote are approx and a difference of Rs 100 or 200 may be there max.
I think it is a good buy.

no. it is not at all a good buy. c2d is stale, so is DDR2. What exactly is your budget?
 

Krow

Crowman
The Biostar board is good and reliable but it is DDR2 based, which is expensive as of now. It is much more sensible to go for DDR3 now, considering future upgrades. The MSI board you mentioned does not support above 1333MHz DDR3. But the Gigabyte one does. In the link the boardis UD3H and not UD2H. I did not see where it mentions that 1600MHz is not supported, but here is an answer for you.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=3156
 

smltngs

Broken In
@krow
thanks for the info..
i am thinking ud3h is more feature rich than ud2h..so this might be applicable for both..
about the 1600mhz issue i am refering to this link..
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-785g-motherboard,2441-12.html

quoting
"This board supports DDR3-1800+ memory speeds with “qualified memory modules.” Our Mushkin sticks weren't on the “qualified” list, but we were only shooting for 1,600 MT/s anyway. Unfortunately, the board wouldn't even boot at relaxed timings with this RAM. This is the same RAM that worked at 1,600 MHz on the Asus and ECS boards, so keep in mind that the Gigabyte offering seems to be a little pickier about RAM compatibility "
 
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animish

Technocrat
hi guys i am building a new system with a budget of around 30-33k
i have tentatively decided on the parts but i need your help
i am only building the cpu part as i have the screen and good gaming keyboard and mice
Processors:-
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6GHz or
AMD Athlon II X3 435 2.9 GHz or
AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE 3.1 GHz or
AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE 2.8 GHz

Motherboard
Any Gigabyte or Asus based on 790G and having AM3 socket

Ram
Preferably 4 gb DDR 2 or DDR 3?

Graphics
ATI Radeon HD 4870 or 4850
Also if within budget
HD 5770 or 4890 or 5850

HDD 320 GB or 500 GB

Case Antec Power Cooler or any comparable good case
Power Supply - Please suggest me what sort of power supply should i look for?

now my questions are
1)athlon II x4 and x3 doesnt have l3 cache is it really a big problem not having l3 cache considering that i would most likely use it for gaming not hardcore and music and movies.
2) Can someone give me relative prices in indain rs.
3)if possible suggest a better configaration than what i have mentioned above intel included but if possible keep it in budget
4) please tell me a shop on lamington road which is a safe place to buy amd processors
5)DDR 2 or DDR 3 for RAM i'm confused
6) also is it possible to go crossfire in that budget:razz:
 

smltngs

Broken In
i have a 17inch CRT monitor..max resolution supported 1280*1024 @ 60hz
suggest me a graphic card so i can play at resolution 1280*1024 with all settings high
for the next 6 months..
because after 6 months i will upgrade my monitor n graphic card..
 

Krow

Crowman
1)athlon II x4 and x3 doesnt have l3 cache is it really a big problem not having l3 cache considering that i would most likely use it for gaming not hardcore and music and movies.
No. Not much of a problem. In fact most games of tomorrow are going to be multi core optimised, so Athlon II X4 is a good choice.
4) please tell me a shop on lamington road which is a safe place to buy amd processors
www.primeabgb.com
www.theitwares.com
5)DDR 2 or DDR 3 for RAM i'm confused
DDR3, most sensible considering future upgrades.
6) also is it possible to go crossfire in that budget:razz:
Not likely, and besides, when a single GPU can game very well, why CF?

AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 5.5k
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H @ 5.5k
2x2GB DDR3 1333MHz Kingston @ 5k
1TB Seagate 7200.12/WD Green @ 4k OR 500GB Seagate 7200.12/WD Blue @ 2.5k
CM Elite 335 @ 2k
Corsair VX450W @ 4k or CM REAL Power Pro @ 3.5k
HD5850 @ 17k or 5770 @ 11.8k or 4890 @ 12.5k or Palit GTX260 Sonic @ 10.5k

i have a 17inch CRT monitor..max resolution supported 1280*1024 @ 60hz
suggest me a graphic card so i can play at resolution 1280*1024 with all settings high
for the next 6 months..
because after 6 months i will upgrade my monitor n graphic card..
HD4670 1GB. @ 4.4k. If you have a good SMPS then 9600GT 512MB @ 4.6k
 

furious_gamer

Excessive happiness
i have a 17inch CRT monitor..max resolution supported 1280*1024 @ 60hz
suggest me a graphic card so i can play at resolution 1280*1024 with all settings high
for the next 6 months..
because after 6 months i will upgrade my monitor n graphic card..

HD4670,if you dont want to upgrade your PSU.If not,then a 9600GT...

after getting 8k quote for selling my old pc i dropped the idea to sell it
http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1187838#post1187838

now i m in search of a Graphics Card so that i can run Window 7 on my PC - need cheap card which can stretch life of my PC for another 5-6 months
after that i'll try to buy C2Quad or i7

My PC Config
Intel P4 3.2HT + Intel 865GSA + 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, LG 17" Flatron CRT... etc...

please suggest

An AGP Card or a PCIe one? Plz be specific next time...
 

furious_gamer

Excessive happiness
anything yaar which is cheaper
just need to give 5-6months more life to my PC
:eeksign: :rofl:

Does your motherboard supports both?:shock: Man, thats damn cool...

Just google to know about your motherboard,dude.I swear it'll be helpful for you. Anyway AFAIK 865G supports AGP. So getting an AGP card isn't a good idea as of now. If you still want to buy one, get a HD4670 AGP(i thought it was released). If not then a 7600GT will be the dead end for you...:D
 
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