Hardware Recommendation for new PC

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    OK, so finally parents agreed upon upgrading the age old home PC. The budget is set at Rs. 35000. And within this limit, the highest performing PC is my target. I have set my mind on the following configuration. Please clarify if there are better alternatives available.


    • Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 550
    • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
    • RAM: Corsair TW3X4G-1333C9 4GB Kit
    • Graphics Card: AMD ATI HD 4770
    • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB
    • CD/DVD: Nothing specific in mind, I should choose one of the better ones based on SATA.
    • Cabinet & Power Supply: Those are two things I couldn't set up my mind yet. I want the best available option under my budget and judging other components I think it'll take at least a 600W or 650W PSU. Recommendations are welcome.
    • Display: Dell UltraSharp 1909W 19-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor. It can be seen here @ http://bit.ly/CshYn

    Please inform me if the quoted configuration can be achieved within my budget of Rs. 35k. Any other possible configuration within the limit having better performance is also welcome. I'm going to buy this on July/August this year.
     
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    Get GTS250 instead of HD4770.
     
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    I guess you also have Sapphire HD4770 yourself. Still you're recommending GTS250 over it? And as far as the benchmarks on several reputed hardware sites go, HD4850 and HD4770 really put GTS250 in backrow. And GTS250 is expensive than the rest too.
     
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    Yes I do have HD4770 because at that time HD4770 was 7k and GTS250 was 10k. Now GTS250 is avaiable for 7k and HD4770 is at 7.5k-8k. GTS250 is faster than HD4770 and HD4850.
     
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    Well, if you are worried about the price, I can assure you that HD4770 is still cheaper than GTS250. And gaming benchmarks show that there are not much differences between these two. On the other hand, HD4770 is based on newer technologies like 40nm and GDDR5 memory. It also has more shader units than GTS250.
     
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    no yaar. GTS250 has more power under the hood.

    anyways, forgot that you are going for a 19" display, in which case, get the one that is cheaper.
     
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    Can you share links to some benchmarks or something that support your claim? :?
     
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    http://www.guru3d.com/article/ati-radeon-hd-4770-review/14
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ATI/HD_4770/12.html
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/sapphire_hd4770/9.htm
    http://www.techspot.com/review/163-radeon-hd-4770/page8.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-4770,2281-11.html
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...-ati-radeon-hd-4770-512mb-gddr5-review-9.html

    Do you want more?

    Earlire, HD4770 was hot product coz it's 40nm and is 3k-3.5k cheaper than it's nearest competitor and now, there is no difference in price between HD4770 and GTS250 and HD4850. and the performance difference is clearly noticeable between HD4770 and GTS250 in most games and so, why not go for GTS250

    Also, when it comes to driver support for gaming or linux, nvidia is leagues ahead.
     
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    I still don't see any noticeable differences between two in games like Crysis. And the monitor I'm getting just supports the maximum resolution of 1440x900.
    Yeah, that's a good point. I liked nVidia for that reason for ages. I would get a nVidia and an Intel if there was no limit of Rs. 35k.
     
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    an increase in fps from 27-28 to 32-33, though is little, does bring huge difference in smoothness and in gameplay. 30fps is like the mark at which the gameplay becomes smooth without any lag.

    at same price point, even a 5fps increase in perfomance is worth.

    anyways, it's your wish.
     
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    You're right about it. OK, I'll look into it. 8)
     
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    By the way, how about an Intel solution comprising of Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 and nVidia GTS250? :?
     
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    Dont go for Q8200 unless you're into heavy multimedia applications. For gaming E8400 is a lot better than Q8200. If u still want Quad core go for Q9xxx series.
     
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    Intel Q9xxx series is way over my budget. It's either Phenom II X3 720 or Core 2 Quad Q8200.
     
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    ^^Then go for Phenom II X3 720.....
     
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    People are also recommending Intel Core 2 Duo E8400. What about that? I'm really confused, dude.:-x
     
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    @debsurva, you now have the choices in your hand. Pick one that you feel suites your needs.
     
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    @Debsuvra - Finally it boils to what do you wish to use your machine for. Just saying highest performing machine tells nothing.

    I recommend you an Intel Setup with E8400 which performs good in gaming. The Quad Q8200 will help you in application & games supporting multi-core processing which is somewhat futureproof.
     
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    Q8200 - Future proof
    E8400 - Play games till all developers start to optimize the games to use four-coures. :D
     
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    Q8200 is just an entry level Quad Core and it has nothing special to be future proof. While E8400, though not future proof in terms of multi-threaded applications, will perform much better for at least next 2 years. I'm going for Intel E8400. FINALIZED.
     
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