Help Me Build my PC!

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  1. Jikx

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    Hi!!

    I'm planning of building up a new PC from scratch and i would like some help with it. I got a budget of Rs.65-70k. I'm mainly gonna use it as a gaming rig....so any help would be cool!

    tanx!
     
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    mb asus a8n 32 sli deluxe
    proc. adm x2 3800+
    ram 2gb ddr2 667 mhz kingston.
    screen samsung syncmaster 740xx
    GCs (ask some1 else as m not sure abt the price)
    VIP cab wi 450 w ps..
    mouse logitech g5 or mx518
    kbd logitech g15 wd be fine...
     
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    Mention u r budget....so that we can descide u r config...

    @pathiks:How r u gonna use 667MHz modules with A8N32 SLi.????
    Its a 939 mobo.....so only DDR i.e 400MHz
     
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    With such a high budget you should only consider a Core2 Duo based PC. Even the slowest C2D proccy will beat the X2 3800+. Availability will be a problem and you might have to wait awhile.
    Consider a X1900GT based card if you can find it or a 7900GT.
    Other than that get a 965P based mobo, 2 GB DDR2 800 RAM, 2x400 GB SATA HDD's.
    Any cordless keyboard and mouse of your choice, Logitech Z-5300 5.1 speakers, and a 20" widescreen Samsung or Viewsonic LCD.
     
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    As i mentioned earlier....i'm keeping aside a budget of Rs.65,000 wich can go up2 70K max!! Abt the GPU....should i go in for SLI ex.7600GS in SLI or go for the 7800 or 7900 single card??

    pls write in more configs...and pls quote the price if known....coz i'm new buying in the indian market...dont know the present rates out here!!
     
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    As i mentioned earlier....i'm keeping aside a budget of Rs.65,000 wich can go up2 70K max!! Abt the GPU....should i go in for SLI ex.7600GS in SLI or go for the 7800 or 7900 single card??

    pls write in more configs...and pls quote the price if known....coz i'm new buying in the indian market...dont know the present rates out here!!
     
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    Better go for x1900XT 512MB and then upgrade to a crosfire setup!!!
     
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    oh sorry.... also he can take a am2 mobo na...
     
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    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
    A decent 965 series motherboard, get something which lets you overclock to atleast 2.5GHz+ speeds.

    2 X 1GB DDR 2 667 Corsair (D9 chips)

    Geforce 7900GT

    Seagate Sata II NCQ 300GB/250GB

    Antec NeoHE 500

    Logitech MX518

    Microsoft Multimedia/Internet Keyboard

    Samsung 798MB Plus

    DVD RW+Combo

    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value

    After market CPU cooling
     
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    You could go with the config given above except for the monitor. A 17" CRT for a high end gaming rig makes no sense. Get atleast a 17" LCD or preferably a 19" widescreen LCD.
     
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    17" CRT makes a lot of sense.

    17" LCD not in budget
     
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    17" flatscreen CRT is about Rs. 6500. 17" LCD is about Rs. 11,500.
    Ditch the soundcard and use onboard. There's 5000 bucks saved. A quality monitor is more important for gaming than improved sound quality.
     
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    I do like the config given by akshayt!!does any1 know the price for a 19"CRT?? And akshayt...u think i should go for the 7900GT instead of going for low cost SLI??
     
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    1) Sound card was only around 2-3k. A cheap 17" TFT is of no use and will become a hurdle when you need to reduce the res in newer games. Get the 17" CRT period.

    2)I don't advise 19" CRT, it should be around 10k, a good one might be a little more. On a 19" CRT you won't like to play below 1280X1024 because of the very low pixel to area count, lines and all you know. But the system you are getting will need to play many games at 1024X768 that too which are already released and the future is all 1024X768 for a 7900GT. So a 19" monitor will probably make your games look like crap unless you lower the graphic detail which also is not what I would want. Therefore a 17" CRT is your best bet.

    3)7600GT SLi>7900GT, but then you need to get a better power supply, spend a bit more, get a slightly more expensive motherboard, rather spend 5-7k more and get the 1900XT! And a 7600GS SLi is not advisable, though you should research your bit. 7600GT SLi will surely be better. But you are forgetting that if you get the 7900GT with a good cooling solution and volt mod it and overlcock it, it is one hell of a card and competes the 7900GTX!

    A notebook is not meant for gaming as a PC is.

    I know that I am exceeding your budget, but at the end it will be worth it. If you want to save some dough, consider X2 3800 (939) + Asus A8N E, which is surely less future proof but stilla good gaming solution especially once overclocked or even AMD 64 3500 + Asus A8N E and overclock it past 2.6GHz speeds with good cooling solutions.
     
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    Here's a price list i got from a place in Chennai.

    C2d E6300 + Intel original w/ 965 chipset(dnt know exact model) ->Rs.16,850
    1GB DDR2 533 ->Rs.4800
    250GB HDD SATAII -> Rs. 4100
    SONY DVD/RW(box) ->Rs. 2400
    17" Samsung LCD ->Rs. 10,250
    Logitech G5 Laser Mouse -> Rs.3700
    BIG 7900GT 256MB PCI-E-> Rs. 15,000
    Cabinet + SMPS -> Rs. ????

    I neva laid my hands on any of the items.....so cant give u more details abt it.This was his price quote. What do all of u think?? Should i go for it??And dnt knw wether he was joking abt the 7900GT being only 15k.Any idea whether the C2d E6400 is available in Chennai and where??
    Give in ur opinion folks!!....thanx!
     
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    Now way in one can get a 7900GT for 15k. Even the XFX 7600GT XXX edition costs 13k+.
    I would say:
    C2D E6400 + gud 965 mobo[~20k] Go for E6300 if 6400 is not available.[16.5k]
    1GB DDR2 667[6.5k]
    single 7600GT[11k] I would say now u buy only a 7600GT as DX10 cards would be out soon with shader model4 nd more features. Upcoming games like UT 2007 nd Crysis gonna use those features nd u won't be able to play those games with even med details@1280*1024. The GF7s gonna be outdated soon nd GF8 is gonna be released within 6 months. A 7600GT could let u play all games at max@10280*1024 till then. Then u invest bout 20k for a decent DX10 card.
    2x250GB SATA2 in raid0[4kx2=8k]
    Sony DVDRW[2.3k]
    17" flat CRT[6.2k]
    A good cheap cab with gud ventillation
    Antec or good 450/500W PSU.[8k]
     
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    edit : falming other members of the forum - mehul
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    tech_your_present wat config have u got ?
     
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    All hail the great tech_your_present. He knows everything about hardware and we must fall at his feet and worship him.
    @tech_your_present: You are a moron. If you can't say something constructive, don't say it at all.
     
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