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Buying a New PC - Need pricing

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  1. sachinc

    sachinc New Member

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    Hello Friends,

    I'm buying a new PC and need ur inputs on the cost and also the quality and performance of the products mentioned below:

    AMD Athlon 64bit 3000+
    Asus Motherboard
    Samsung 7200 80GB HD
    512MB DDR Ram
    GeForce 256MB
    17'' Monitor(Not sure which brand is the best)
    Sony DVD Writer
     
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    should be around 32k .....
     
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    You have not been specific enough about some items to give prices or an evaluation.

    A64 3000+ = 7.7k, good for its price.
    Asus mobo = which model ?
    Samsung HDD = 2.8k. Personally, I find Seagate drives to be more reliable.
    512MB DDR = 4.2k. Go for DDR400
    GeForce 256MB .... you have to specify the GPU
    17" monitor .... price and quality varies widely. Viewsonic is highly regarded, but is not available in many places. I'm quite satisfied with a Samsung 793MB (flat-tube Magic Bright - 8k)
     
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    Asus Motherboard

    Thanks,

    Motherboard - Asus K8SMX Sis Chipset motherboard MATX
    Not sure of the grapics card specs. Maybe you guys can help
     
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    exactly....5 years of warranty by seagate is like icing on the cake!! :lol:
     
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    DDR400 RAM??...go for 2chips of 256MB each .. will work in dual mode
    256MB of GPU??.....which card buddy??...ur $$$limit here!!!????

    for monitor pimpom suggested samsung 793MB...very nice monitor...
    but if u want sumthing cheaper go for samsung/LG 17" for 5700
    :wink:
     
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    U need to specify a lot of things b4 u gete answers

    AMD Athlon 64bit 3000+ -- Socket 754 or socket 939 cpu ? Although a s939 3000+ is highly suspect right now.
    Asus Motherboard -- which one?>
    Samsung 7200 80GB HD -- arnd 3k
    512MB DDR Ram -- which brand kingston, hynix, Transcend or generic
    GeForce 256MB -- lol !
    17'' Monitor(Not sure which brand is the best)
    Sony DVD Writer -- go for Benq 1620 ! or Pioneer 108D others bite the dust in front of em.

    Post back when have enuf info. ;)
     
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    Hi,
    Socket 754 combinations work in single channel..so it doesn't matter if you have 2 sticks of 256 or 1 of 512.

    Am i right.? :)
     
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    Yes u r right ! the dual channel support comes with s939 cpus only !
     
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    Budget

    I have about 30k for the new PC. Can you guys suggest a good config based on AMD Athlon.
     
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    30K for a new PC and u want a 64 bit system ?? Thats gonna be really tuff and you can just abt manage to get one. I think blade and raven posted a config based on the 64 bit processortrs socker 754. With a topic something like config for 30k or something search for it.

    You can get a good Athlon based system for 30K tho....
     
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    Re: Budget

    By "AMD Athlon", I take it you've shifted from your initial targetting of a 64-bit system and are now aiming for an Athlon XP, right ? I and others have posted similar recommendations before, but here it is in a nutshell :

    Athlon XP 2600+ = 4.6k
    Krypton C18G-400 mobo = 4.1k
    FX5700/128MB gfx card = 6k
    2x256MB DDR400 = 4.2k
    80GB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm HDD = 2.8k
    Liteon CD-ROM drive = 0.7k
    Sony FDD = 0.3k
    Cabinet with front USB & audio ports = 1.3k
    Keyboard + entry-level optical mouse = 0.7k
    Samsung 793S monitor (17" non-flat) = 5.9k
    2.1 speakers = 1k

    Total = 31.6k.

    If you want a CD-writer instead of a plain CD drive, add another 0.9k.

    Prices vary from city to city and even shop to shop, so these prices are only a guide.
     
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    Still AMD 64

    I am still planning to go for a AMD 64+ 3000. However I plan to plan the graphics card after 2 to 3 months. But I am unable to find ASUS motherboard with full ATX features that has a onboard display card. Do you guys have any suggestions

    Also, if not asus which are the other good and compatible motherboards
     
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    AFAIK (and that knowledge may be outdated because things are changing rapidly in the 64-bit world), there are still no 64-bit mobos with good onboard graphics. The best available seems to be S3 Unichrome graphics which is good OK for surfing and other non-demanding applications.

    Asus does have the K8S-MX with onboard SiS graphics, but I have no idea how good that is. It has an AGP slot plus PCI-Express, SATA and RAID support.
     
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    motherboard

    Someone told me of the following :

    Asus K8SMX SIS Chipset Motherboard MATX Form Factor

    You guys have any reviews on this one.
     
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    Thanks Mate

    Thanks mate, i think the site is amazing.
     
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