building a good gaming & budget pc..:)

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  1. thegame_rulez

    thegame_rulez New Member

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    guys,
    its a long story...:) neways while i was in my 10th and dad had secretly ordered my current pc from an engg from his office...without asking me about the config..he knew that i needed a gaming pc...well the config was good...but i was having n number of problems..every alternat days problems..dad too finally got fed up and asked him to give back the money..now coems the main part i told dad tat i will get the comp assembled from laminton..

    now the thing is i am changning only my cpu...i.e i am keeping my old monitor/combo drive/keyboard and mouse./speakers...so i am changing everything else including my cabinet..
    but now my budget is pretty tight..somewhere arnd 20-25 k...so i need a good config..give me ur config with and without a good gaming g.card and i will c whether i shud go for it now itself or as i said in my earlier posts get it somewhere from USA..

    Thanx.
     
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    Well i can help you out with your Motherboard and CPU
    you can use your old monitor,kbd,mouse,1xhdd(PATA),1xCombo Drive,Speakers with this

    Motherboard
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    ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe
    Features
    Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU
    Intel 915G chipset
    SATA and also PATA Raid
    Dual-Channel DDR&DDR2 support
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
    PCI Express Architecture (PCI x16 and PCIx1 Connectors)
    High Definition Audio 7.1Channel (Azalia Sound Chipset)
    Stack Cool™
    AI NOS™
    AI NET2

    This is a 915G chipset with a PCIX 16 Slot normal Intel mobo 915G
    doesnt have a PCIX 16 Connector for a GPU(correct me if i am wrong)

    MoreInfo:- http://www.asus.com/products/mb/socket775/p5gdc-v-d/overview.htm
    Spec:- http://www.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=P5GDC-V Deluxe&langs=01

    This is the best mobo available Cost Approx Rs12000


    CPU
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    Intel Pentium 4 LGA775 based anything from 2.8 to 3.2 GHz
    2.4 and 3.4 might also be available.
    CPU cost 8000

    Cabinet might cost around 2000

    Total of 12000+8000+2000 = 20000

    Is it OK
     
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    thegame_rulez New Member

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    prolly not man..
    u didnt include the hdd and ram in it..which wud add another 8 k which wud make it 28 k
    so what i was thinking was that i wud go for a more low level mobo like an nforce 2 mobo which wud be less costly...what do u say...
     
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    oops but i thought that u might be having a old PATA Hdd.

    and sorry about the ram if you are having old ddr ram that can work with
    this mobo it seems but SD ram wud not.

    if you want a complete onboard Graphics solution go for Intel 915G+3.0Ghz Processor Kit for Rs 15000 but remember this chipset has no PCIX16
    GPU connector and no ddr support only ddr2.

    Well that makes 15000for CPU+Mobo , approx 5000 for 512Mb DDR2 Ram
    and 2000 for cabinet
     
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    I really dont see why when hes asking for a gaming PC an intel based machine is being suggested....We all know AMD is the king when it comes to gaming. And he can easily get a AMD machine with the budget and OC it to no ends.

    AMD Athalon XP 2600+ and above (Barton core which is highly OCable)
    Asus A7N8X -E Deluxe mobo with wi-fi. Its based on the nforce2 chipset and supports OCing like anything. Its the best mobo outhere for the Athalon series of CPU's. So lets see.

    AMD Athalon XP 2600+ Barton - 4500
    ASUS A7N8X - E deluxe mobo - 8000
    Kingston DDR 400 MHZ 2*256 - 4500
    80 GB hDD - 3100


    All this comes to 20K which gives you 5 K for ur graphics card as the A7N8X doesnt come with built in graphics support. So make it 6K and you can get the Raedon 9600 for that price esp in Lamington Rd.
     
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    hey icecoolz the AMD mobo might be less costly and might be OCable

    but dude no PCIX1 and x16 support, no DDR2 Support its not future proof.

    something thats less costly and future proof is what i gave him in my configs.

    Please dont take wrongly dude i dont say that your configs are not gr8
    but all i wanted him to have was future proof so that he doesnt spend money next 6months again for a new motherboard just becase the
    new device is PCIX

    Peace
     
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    Well if you wanna future proof then its not gonna work this way. Cos just with PCI-E and DDR 2 hes not gonna be future proof. That would mean SLI and dual CPU, 64 bit CPU's PCI-E and DDR 2 which right now would cost so much....I dont even wanna talk abt it...All these things will take 2 years to become the norm....so no point now.
     
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    I am shocked to see such comments about future proofing.

    Having DDR2 is not future proof. Infact current DDR2 is slower than DDR.
    And if you dont know all of those who have bought 915/925 will be shocked that Intel is now moving to new FSB 1066. And as of now only newer 925X has support for that. All those who have DDR2 533 wont be able to use new P4s that will come out in near future to their full potential.

    About PCI-express X16. There is option for Athlon 64.
    you have asus A8N SLI and you also have Asus A8V-E deluxe.
    Both have PCI-express X16 shots.

    Lack of DDR2 dosent hamper performance of Athlon64. Intel adopted DDR2, AMD has decided to stay with DDR and we all know how strongly Athlon 64 perform in gaming.

    And by the way there will be new PCI-express X16-150 standerd out in few days, this new standard will be able to deliver extra 75Watts of power to graphic cards over current PCI-expres X16's 75 watt power.
     
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    wats the use of future proofing u dont think he will buy a pci-e card with a amd athlon 2600+ ,do u

    if he plans to upgrade he will probably do it after 7-8 mnths by then newer technologies will b available and he obviously will upgrade to them :wink:
     
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    Guys i just dont want to start a fight here i was refering to the AMd Mobo
    recommended by icecoolz because it didnt have a PCI x slot and DDR2
    support

    if you feel that the configs which i have told are not ok its fine i had just a
    suggestion that all i am not competing here.

    but the amd mobo Asus A7N8X -E Deluxe in having AGP support not PCIX
    where as the 915G has a onboard solution GMA900 if he doesnt plan for
    a GPU.

    The ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe has a onboard GPU GMA 900+ a PCIX16 Slot
    which i feel the official Intel 915G doesnt and even DDR support if you
    feel DDR2 is slow according to funky monkey.

    Guys i was recommending a Intel based solution but if you have a AMD
    based solution its fine.

    Please guys dont mistake me all i wanted was to share my part of info
    accepting is upto you.

    I am sorry if i have said something wrong or if it has hurt anyone.

    Future Proofing is what i had said was with respect to the AMD mobo which
    had support for AGP and PCI but on PCIx16 and PCIx1 connectors.

    Peace
     
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