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1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Stupid answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work. Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.')
Ans: watching Hd movies, encoding-handbrake, games-bioshock series, most of the FPS, Dirt series, batman series, single player only, and usually play on 720p with low-medium settings.

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.
Ans:15k

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans: Maybe in future with aftermarket cooler

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: windows 7

5. How much hard drive space is needed?
Ans: Already have two Hdd


6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention which screen size and resolution do you want. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, again mention the size and resolution of monitor you have.
Ans: Already have 22"benq g2222hdl resolution-1080p

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy or which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans: i already have corsair vx450, NZXT Gamma, dvd drive, apc ups, 2 hdds, benq monitor.


8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans: end of this week

9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?
Ans: i'll assemble it myself.

10. Where do you live? Are you buying locally? Are you open to buying stuff from online shops if you don't get locally?
Ans: delhi, i'll buy it locally from nehru place.

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans: i want a casual gaming rig with a quad core chip , and i'm leaning towards amd a10 5800k, i don't have large enough budget for a discrete gpu, and honestly i was happy with the performace of my sapphire 4670 gddr3(its dead now)
so if a10 can performe equally or better than 4670 then it's perfect.

guys suggest me a rig, and also provide your inpute on sata 6gb, and how hot a10 5800k can get.
A friend of myn have a 5670 gddr5, he might sell this in next 6-8 months, i might buy this if i need to.
smc quoted 8k for the amd cpu, i was thinking buying a board for 5k and 4gb 1600mhz ram for the remaining 2k
 

ASHISH65

Technomancer
CPU + IGPU RIG

Amd a10 5800k 3.8ghz - rs 8000

ASRock FM2A55M-DGS -rs 4200

Gskill ripjaws 1600mhz 4 gb - rs 2100

Total - rs 14300

CPU + DEDICATED GPU RIG

Intel g2020 2.9ghz -rs 3200

Gigabyte b75 mobo - rs 4000

Saphhire hd 7750 1gb ddr5 -rs 6700

Corsair value select ram 4gb -rs 1400

Total - rs 15300
 
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Sainatarajan

Wise Old Owl
Getting the A10 will help in games that use more than 2 cores. In Course of time you can buy a Good gfx card But the G2020 will bottleneck , so its better in getting the A10.
 
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how is the after sale service and build quality of asrock boards?,
the above asrock board have only 4pin cpu power connectors, some boards have 8(4+4), whats the difference and in what situations the extra 4 pin will be used?
 
how is the after sale service and build quality of asrock boards?,
the above asrock board have only 4pin cpu power connectors, some boards have 8(4+4), whats the difference and in what situations the extra 4 pin will be used?
> ASRock doesn't have good A.S.S. in India AFAIK.

> 4+4 pin is for cpu's which require more power than that delivered by a single 4 pin connector. Motherboards with 4+4 pin can accompany more power consuming processors.
 
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does a10 5800k require 8pin power connector?
which manufacturers board should i buy under 5k with good build quality and after sale service?

guys with similar apu please share your gaming experience.
 
The motherboard is good, but does not have usb 3.0 afaik. For the ram, go for gskill ripjawsx. Get the one with 1600 MHz fsb and get minimum 8 GB.
 
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i don't think any board under 4k have usb3,
i'll going to buy this board unless other users suggest any other, better.
by the way who handles Asus board Rma?, is it rashi?, i've read someplace that some other co. is handling Asus boards Rma, is it true??
and as for the ram, i'll buy corsair vengeance, as the gskill rma procidure is tedious.(it have to be shipped outside of india)
 
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guys, computer empire doesn't have "Asus F2A55-M LK2 PLUS" and both smc and computer empire suggested msi board, to my knowledge msi is packing up from india, is there any other good shop in nehru place for asus boards?
and i also need an alternative to the above board, in case, if i couldn't find it.
Asrock was good but the Asus one was better.
 
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are 1600mhz rams going to run at 1333mhz normally??
i've read online that to fix it one have to enable xmp profile, does gskill ripjaw/corsair vengeance have compatible amd profiles??(total noob here)

and whats the reason you guys usually recommend gskill ripjaw over corsair vengeance??
 
are 1600mhz rams going to run at 1333mhz normally??
i've read online that to fix it one have to enable xmp profile, does gskill ripjaw/corsair vengeance have compatible amd profiles??(total noob here)

and whats the reason you guys usually recommend gskill ripjaw over corsair vengeance??
yes they are normal. Reason or recommending g.skill over vengance:

> They are better overclockers.
> They have smaller heat-spreaders so installing an aftermarket cpu cooler becomes easy.
 
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so, i've to manually set the ram speed in bios to run it at 1600mhz.

and also, i've ordered Asus F2A55-M-LK2 PLUS from bitfang.
as for the ram, l'll buy gskill ram now.
 

Cilus

laborare est orare
Ya, get a single 8 GB module, not 4GB X 2. The later config will eliminate the chance of future Ram upgrade as most of the A55 motherboards come with only 2 ram slots.
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
guys, computer empire doesn't have "Asus F2A55-M LK2 PLUS" and both smc and computer empire suggested msi board, to my knowledge msi is packing up from india, is there any other good shop in nehru place for asus boards?
and i also need an alternative to the above board, in case, if i couldn't find it.
Asrock was good but the Asus one was better.

wait .. what ?
 
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^^they are going to provide after sale service through taiwan, and continue to sell their products in india.
check ur pm
 
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