help me buy a pc

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  1. biswarup

    biswarup ComputationalArcheologist

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    Hi everyone!
    My budget is Rs. 40,000. Please suggest me a pc config suitable for gaming and multimedia applications. Hardware components should be available in Kolkata. my preferences are given below:

    CPU:: AMD or Intel, for AMD 939 pins is must.
    M'board:: For AMD 939 socket, SLI and onboard graphics support
    RAM:: 512MB DDR 400
    CRT:: 17" Flat or ...
    Optical drive:: LiteOn AllWrite or any better DVD Writer
    GraphicsCard:: One that fit in budget
    other components are as usual as u think best.
    Please refer to their prices if possible.
    Thanks.
     
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    Mobo with o/b GFX and SLi are rare. Frankly I havent heard of a board which offers both these features. So I propose a solution which has o/b GFX and PCI-E - in case you want to fit in a higher end GFX at a later stage. I have not included a GFX in the configuration since you'll have to go for a PCI-E GFX and depending on your requirements you can get one. Alternately you can just do with o/b GFX, save some money and go for a really good GFX solution after some time.

    CPU:: AMD Athlon 3200+ - 7800
    Mobo:: MSI RS-482 - 4800
    RAM:: 512MB DDR 400 - 2400
    HDD:: Seagate Barracuda 200GB - 4600
    Cabinet:: Box + 400W PSU - 2000
    CRT:: LG 17" flat - 6700
    Optical drive:: SONY DVDRW - 2800
    FDD:: Sony FDD - 280

    Total comes to 31,380/- (+ 4% VAT).
     
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    Since MSI has on-board grafix, the video memory is shared from the main memory. (RAM) And, since u have a budget upto 40K, u can as well add another 512 MB of RAM...1 GB of RAM can make a world of difference to the systems of performance...Make sure that u go in for 2*512 MB RAM sticks rather than a single gig of RAM.

    Else the config suggested by zombie is good enough for gaming...

    HK
     
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    how abt addin a geforce 6600gt 128mb
    cost= 7k
     
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    @vijay-u know the price of xfx geforce 6600gt 128? 7k or more?
     
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    ^^^
    it costs 7.5k preciesly
    other brands like BIG cost a touch cheaper
     
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    40k is a good budget .. now herez what i suggest.

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939 - 7850/-
    Asus A8N-E - 5800/-
    512 MB DDR 400 RAM (Kingston / Corsair) - 2500/-
    Seagate 80 GB SATA N.C.Q - 2850/-
    17" Samsung Syncmaster 798 MB Plus (Magic green) - 7000/-
    XFX/BIG/Leadtek 6600GT 128MB DDR3 - 8,000/-
    Sony DVD-RW (DRU-810A) - 3300/-
    Any decent Cabinet of your choice - 1000/-
    Powersafe 400W SMPS Gold plated - 1900/-
    APC/Numeric 600VA UPS - 2000/-
    Logitech MM KB / Optical Mouse - 800/-

    Total : around 43,000 (but u r getting a good smps , gpu , ups , mobo)
     
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    This is a good configuration Mohit. Biswa, try and go for 1GB of RAM. Even I would prefer A8N-E any day, but our friend wants an o/b GFX so I went for ATi chipset. nForce has been my favorite chipset since the first one was launched.
     
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    Thanks

    Thanks to everyone. I was confused about the mobo choice and whether I should go for flat or normal CRT. I've heard rumors that flat CRTs have problems.
    Have u used the mobo Winfast-NF4K8MC ?
    Thanks to zombie, mohit and others a lot...
     
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    I am using a flat CRT since ages now .. i have used flat crt's of various brands like Lg , Samsung and Philips but never faced a single problem.. its just a rumour that flat crt's have problems.
     
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