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Building a new rig under 25k

deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
Q: What is your budget?
Less than 25k

Q: What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)
CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.93 Ghz
Motherboard - Gigabyte G31M-ES2L
GPU - Nil
RAM - 2 GB ddr2
Monitor - HCL monitor 15 inch
SMPS - Bestec Model: ATX-300-12Z
HD- 160 GB (PATA though not sure)

Q: Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
Monitor - HCL monitor 15 inch
and i think motherboard and ram as well if it will be compatible with new processor (if they are not outdated)
and HD if i can get PATA to SATA converter because 160 GB is enough for me as i have a external 500 GB



Q: Which hardware component are you looking to buy (component name). If you have already decided on a configuration then please mention the (component brand and model) as well, this will help us in fine tuning your requirement.
Processor- confused b/w i3 Intel Core i3 2120 and i5(dont know which one of i5 will suits my needs) so plz suggest me according to my needs
Graphic card (dont know abt it either )
Ram (will updrage it to 4 GB)
DVD writer



Q: Is this going to be your final configuration or you would be adding/upgrading a component in near future. If yes then please mention when and which component
I will not upgrade the following for abt 2 years

Q: Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)
Delhi
Open to online purchase and local dealers

Q: Would you consider buying a second hand hardware from the TE market
No

Q: What is your intended use for this PC/hardware
Gaming ( dont want to have best graphic in them just want them to run lag free)
Browsing
Desktop Processing
Watching simple movies (not necessarily HD)
Coding

Q: Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.
Nil

Q: If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?
I mostly prefer TPS(hitman), max payne (read it Rockstar games) , FPS(CS/COD), FIFA series (love 2007 one ), NBA2K, Virtua Tennis, Assasin Creed III (will be luking for it) and list continues

Q: What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
Dont know

Q: Are you looking to overclock?
No

Q: Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
atm i have win 7 32 bits so may be will proceed with this as well or upgrade it to 64bits (?)
 

Minion

Conversation Architect
Get these
AMD 3 GHz FM1 A8 3870K Processor-6,500
ASUS F1A55-M LE Motherboard-4,200
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9)-1,500
Cabinet CM Elite - Rs 1750
Corsair CX430V2 - Rs 2500
DVD Writer-ASUS-1,100
For all round performance get this you don't need a i5 this system will even allow you to play games at low to medium settings.
 
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deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
Get these
AMD 3 GHz FM1 A8 3870K Processor-6,500
ASUS F1A55-M LE Motherboard-4,200
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9)-1,500
Cabinet CM Elite - Rs 1750
Corsair CX430V2 - Rs 2500
DVD Writer-ASUS-1,100
For all round performance get this you don't need a i5 this system will even allow you to play games at low to medium settings.

No GPU?
 

Cilus

laborare est orare
A8-3870K is an APU or accelerated Processing Unit which has a DirectX 11 class GPU, namely HD 6550D which pretty good for playing games at a 15" display. The only problem I am guessing is the future upgrade path. As AMD has discontinued their 3XXX series APU Lineup with the new 4XXX Trinity series, it will be a closed path.

Here is my suggestion:-
Intel Pentium G630 @ 3.4K
Gigabyte B75 Chipset Motherboard @ 4K
Corsair Value RAm 4GB X 1 @ 1.2K
Sapphire/MSI HD 6670 1 GB GDDR3 @ 4.8K

It has been proven in almost all the reviews that G630 + low end GPU is better in gaming than A8-3870K. Also G630 consumes almost half the power of 3870K, so more eco friendly.
 
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deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
How is this config: (can ppl plz comment on this)

Intel Core i3 2120
GIGABYTE-B75M-D3H
Corsair Vengeance 4GB x1
AMD HD7750 - OR AMD HD6770
Corsair CX v2430W
 
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deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
Good but I think you will go over budget with that configuration. A G630 with a powerful GPU goes a long way.

If i can afford this config:
Intel Core i3 2120
GIGABYTE-B75M-D3H
Corsair Vengeance 4GB x1
AMD HD7750 - OR AMD HD6770
Corsair CX v2430W

What u ppl wud suggest.. this one or the one suggested by Cilus?
 

The Incinerator

Human Spambot
If i can afford this config:
Intel Core i3 2120
GIGABYTE-B75M-D3H
Corsair Vengeance 4GB x1
AMD HD7750 - OR AMD HD6770
Corsair CX v2430W

What u ppl wud suggest.. this one or the one suggested by Cilus?

If you can get it then ofcourse as it has a i3 2120 & HD7750 it will be better. But at your earlier budget and scope of work or usage the one suggested by Cilus was optimal. If you think you need Hyperthreading and powerful GPU well then get the i3 simple.
 
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deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
So if i get these configs will all latest games (currently) will work fine without lags?

Intel Core i3 2120
GIGABYTE-B75M-D3H
Corsair Vengeance 4GB x1
AMD HD6770 (No HD7750 )
Corsair CX v2430W

And approx how much time i can use this config without upgrading anything for just daily applications (MS office, Visual C++) (i mean all things fast unlike in my current PC msword 2010 opens in 5 minutes :D)
 

havoknation

Journeyman
Intel Core i3 2120 : 6900/-
GIGABYTE-B75M-D3H : 4400/-
Corsair Vengeance 4GB x1 : 1500/-
AMD HD7750 : 7000/- (buy 7770/gtx550ti for berrer gaming experience and future proof)
Corsair CX v2 430W : 2700/-

Total : 22500/- with radeon 7750 and 25000/- with radeon 7770 and 23000/- with gtx550ti
 
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deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
So if i get these configs will all latest games (currently) will work fine without lags?

Intel Core i3 2120
GIGABYTE-B75M-D3H
Corsair Vengeance 4GB x1
AMD HD6770 (No HD7750 )
Corsair CX v2430W

And approx how much time i can use this config without upgrading anything for just daily applications (MS office, Visual C++) (i mean all things fast unlike in my current PC msword 2010 opens in 5 minutes :D)

?????
 

d6bmg

BMG ftw!!
If i can afford this config:
Intel Core i3 2120
GIGABYTE-B75M-D3H
Corsair Vengeance 4GB x1
AMD HD7750 - OR AMD HD6770
Corsair CX v2430W

What u ppl wud suggest.. this one or the one suggested by Cilus?

Good except RAM. You won't be needing 1600MHz RAM in you rsystem as it can't run it in normal state.
Get: Corsair Value Series 1333MHz 4GB module @1.2K

Otherwise, your config is good!

About PATA/IDE to SATA converter, get PCI based PCI to IDE card @200/-

BTW, what is the chassis you plan to use this config on?
 
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deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
Good except RAM. You won't be needing 1600MHz RAM in you rsystem as it can't run it in normal state.
Get: Corsair Value Series 1333MHz 4GB module @1.2K

About PATA/IDE to SATA converter, get PCI based PCI to IDE card @200/-
Can u elobrate on this a bit? What does it means that it can't be run in normal state?


BTW, what is the chassis you plan to use this config on?

havent decided it yet. giv some suggestion on this as well
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
getting 1600 RAM for intel config has no benefit.it will run but at reduced frequency so there is no point in buying it.get corsair 1333 which is cheaper.also PCI SATA/IDE card can't be used as boot device unless mobo bios has option to boot from scsi/other device which is missing in intel mobos(at least this is the case with my intel atom D425 mobo).
 

d6bmg

BMG ftw!!
Can u elobrate on this a bit? What does it means that it can't be run in normal state?

Simply, H77 can't run anything more than 1333MHz RAM.
Manual overclocking (no XMP) is the only way to run a RAM 1600MHz. Not recommended.

Talking about chassis: NZXT Source 210 @2.6K is a good choice.
 

vkl

Cyborg Agent
Simply, H77 can't run anything more than 1333MHz RAM.
Manual overclocking (no XMP) is the only way to run a RAM 1600MHz. Not recommended.

Talking about chassis: NZXT Source 210 @2.6K is a good choice.
Nope,it is not that way.
H77 supports 1600MHz RAM.

GIGABYTE-B75M-D3H supports 1600MHz RAM only with intel ivy bridge processors
i.e. if one pairs a 2nd gen i3/i5(sandy bridge) processor with GIGABYTE-B75M-D3H then the maximum supported frequency is 1333MHz.
 
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deepanshuchg

Ambassador of Buzz
So if i get these configs will all latest games (currently) will work fine without lags?

Intel Core i3 2120
GIGABYTE-B75M-D3H
Corsair Vengeance 4GB x1
AMD HD6770 (No HD7750 )
Corsair CX v2430W

And approx how much time i can use this config without upgrading anything for just daily applications (MS office, Visual C++) (i mean all things fast unlike in my current PC msword 2010 opens in 5 minutes :D)


?????


Okay i will change it to Corsair Value 4GB x1 (1333Mhz).. but can ppl answer the above question (in quotes)

And suggest me a cabinet as well
 
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