Gaming Rig for 28k(have monitor already)

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    Hi guys, I am looking for the best config for gaming for a budget of 28k.

    I will be using it for gaming, watching HD movies and other usual stuff...

    I already have a monitor and optical drive.

    This is what I have already decided on:-
    • Logitech MX™518 Gaming Mouse @ 1750
    • 1 TB Seagat Barracuda 7200.11 @ 4100
    • Altec Lansing BXR-1121 2.1 Spkrs @ 1325
    • Logitech Multimedia Keyboard @ 500

    I am left with Rs. 20,325 and the items still to be decided are:-
    • CPU
    • Motherboard
    • RAM
    • Graphics Card
    • Cabinet
    • SMPS
    • UPS

    I am open to all sort of suggestions...

    Thanks a lot in advance:smile:
     
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    * CPU : Athlon II X4 630 : 5.5k or Athlon II X2 240: 3k-3.5k
    * Motherboard : Pick a 785G based board from Gigabyte or ASUS. starts at 5k or 780G based board for 4k-4.5k
    * RAM : Transcend DDR3 1333MHz 2x2GB or ddr2 800MHz 2x2GB
    * Graphics Card : GTS250 or 9600GT
    * Cabinet : CM Elite 335 or zebronics cabinet
    * SMPS : Corsair VX450

    do remember that 780G takes DDR2 and 785G takes DDR3
    * UPS
     
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    If I go for Athlon II X4 630 @ 5.5k, then could someone tell me what MoBo, RAM and GPU would suit my budget the best...

    Clearly its trade off between DDR 3 and a better Graphics Card. Which one do I go for?
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    If I go for Athlon II X4 630 @ 5.5k, then could someone tell me what MoBo, RAM and GPU would suit my budget the best...

    Clearly its trade off between DDR 3 and a better Graphics Card. Which one do I go for?
     
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    ^^ for how long will u use this system ?

    i recommend you go4 2 gb ddr3 now and add another stick later ( say a year ).
    if u're into gaming , get a radeon 4870 atleast. the x2 240 processor will suffice.

    If you dont want to upgrade ur ram in future , get ddr2 and a better gfx card. .settle for nothing less than GTS250.
     
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    Total = Rs. 21.4k

    BANZAI!!!!!
     
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    So this seems to be the final config:
    • CPU - Athlon II X2 240 @ 3.2k
    • Motherboard - Biostar A785G @ 3.4k
    • RAM - 2*2GB Transcend/Kingston DDR2 800MHz @ 2.5k
    • Graphics Card - Sapphire HD4770(artic accelero cooling) @ 7.4k
    • Cabinet - CM Elite 330 @ 1.8k
    • SMPS - Gigabyte 460W Superb @ 2.5k
    • 1 TB Seagat Barracuda 7200.11 @ 4100
    • Altec Lansing BXR-1121 2.1 Spkrs @ 1325
    • Logitech MX™518 Gaming Mouse @ 1750
    • Some UPS @ 2k

    Lately I have been thinking, if I go for 500 GB instead of 1TB, I will have Rs.1625 extra. I will invest it on better processor. Which would it be?

    Also is the MoBo selection right... I could not find any review pages for Biostar A785G. Could someone send me some links.

    Is everything alright in this config....
     
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    perhaps u can save money from the hdd and go for a mobo from a more reputed brand. . say gigabyte ?
     
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    That SMPS can easilt handle the GTS 250! Palit GTS 250 512MB @ 7.1k is a much better option if you don't want to OC the GPU. If you do want to OC, then go for 4770. But, at stock GTS 250 wins for performance. Also is cheaper by 300 bucks.

    http://en.expreview.com/2009/04/24/first-review-of-radeon-hd-4770-99-monster.html/16

    Good luck if you get RAM at that price. From what people are telling me 2GB DDR2 RAM has risen in price to about min. 1.8k and upto 2.2k. Best up your budget by a bit and get a DDR3 setup which will last you much longer. I don't like the Biostar board as it does not have 100% solid capacitors. Go for Gigabyte 785G boards with DDR3, should be available for 5.5k.
     
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    So GTS 250 in place of HD 4770 - everybody cool with that.

    Cant extend my budget anymore... So I wont go for DDR3.

    What bout better processor for 1625 extra...

    And any other MoBo recommendation and any links for the recommended MoBo.
     
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    ^1625 extra... so either get the Athlon II X4 620 @ 5.5k or get a better mobo like this one:
    http://www.lynx-india.com/index.php?ukey=search

    Its an older chipset, but supports 4xRAM slots and since you are going for dedicated gfx, this is a solid board for the price.
     
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    I still suggest the HD4770 for the excellent after market cooling and low power consumption....but then again it's ur choice.....

    And a word on it's OC performance.it's "AMAZING"...i didnt think that OCing the GPU cud yield soo uch increase in performance...but here's a review for the same..

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_eah4770_formula/6.htm
     
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    Not everyone wants to OC their GPU, plus that link does not talk about power consumption and temps after OC. There is a gain of 2fps on Crysis Warhead, and large gains on the others. GTS 250 is still the best bet for OP.
     
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    Probably I will go for GTS 250 cos I am neither going to overclock my GPU, nor I am looking for low power consumption... Which brand for GTS 250 within 7.4k???

    Can't go for Athlon II X4 620 @ 5.5k, to costly. I can put aside nothing more than 4825 for CPU. Any recommendation within this limit?

    I am not sure about the MoBo yet! Any suggestions within 3.4k for AMD processor and DDR 2 support...
     
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    ^^^ Palit GTS250 512MB GDDR3 @ 7.1k. Phenom II X2 545 @ 4.7k. That mobo is the best at that budget.
     
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    Any links for the MoBo plz so that I could check out the specs...
     
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    for DDR2 board, you can check Gigabyte MA78GM-US2H or ASUS M3A78-EM. you can do a google to find the specs :)
     
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    Another suggestion:-

    Athlon II X4 620 @ 5.3k
    Palit HD4850 512MB @ 6.6k

    How's that?
     
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    Horrible. You seem to want to go to any lengths to advocate ATI GPU's. OP has said that he can't afford to extend his budget to get the Athlon II X4, I suggested it previously if you did not read my posts.

    Besides, why don't we sit down and have a chat about your favourite two lines, power consumption and temperatures now? 4850 is a well known frying pan with very high GPU temps. For just 500 bucks more the GTS250 performs much better than the 4850 with better power consumption and temperatures.

    GTS250 also supports CUDA, so CPU is not under intensive load when doing many Graphics and video related tasks. PhysX is also supported by GTS250, so if later OP wants to use PhysX, he can retain this card and use it as dedicated PhysX GPU along with a powerful one for gaming.
     
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    So the final configuration now is:

    AMD Phenom II X2 545 @ 4.7k
    Palit GTS250 512MB GDDR3 @ 7.1k
    Motherboard - Biostar A785G @ 3.4k
    RAM - 2*2GB Transcend/Kingston DDR2 800MHz @ 2.5k
    Cabinet - CM Elite 330 @ 1.8k
    SMPS - Gigabyte 460W Superb @ 2.5k
    500 GB Seagat Barracuda 7200.11 @ 2475
    Altec Lansing BXR-1121 2.1 Spkrs @ 1325
    Logitech MX™518 Gaming Mouse @ 1750
    Some UPS @ 2k
     
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    ^^ make that 7200.12 for the HDD . .some series .10 or .11 is known to have issues.

    i dont think u've mentioned the resolution at which you will be gaming. . if its below 1680x1050. ..then u're config is gr8. . but if its 1920x1080 then you should get atleast a 4870 if not a gtx260.
     
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