Help me configure PC < 30k

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  1. shivkumar

    shivkumar >>>>>Monkey Power

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    My friend wants to buy a pc within 30 k without ups and speakers.

    I have sugeested config

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
    Asus M2N motherboard (specific still unknown)
    512 MB * 2 Transcend DDR2 RAM @ 533 MHz
    Samsung 740N 17" TFT Monitor
    Samsung 160 GB SATA2 HDD
    Sony DVD Writer
    Floppy Drive
    i-BOX Cabinet with 300 W SMPS
    Logitech Combo Kbd + Mouse

    I wanted to know whether this config is good enough for programming and other normal usage. He don't plan to do any gaming, so i skipped graphic card.

    If anyone can give me some appx price of mobo and proc combo or suggest something better then i will be very thankful

    Please answer quickly as he want to buy the pc on or before saturday.

    Thanks in advance

    PS: 30k budget to be strictly followed
     
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    the config specially the prcessor is little old . i think the 300w smps is not sufficient , go for atleast 400w smps
     
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    Nice config....but try to get a 3800+X2...if you can that is....

    Rest is nice but try to get a CRT monitor and get a nice graphics card with the money you save...

    For the PSU. I-Ball isn't a good choice...try to get a PowerSafe or VIP PSU if not Antec..or CM..
     
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    AMD Athlon X2 3800+ and Asus M2N-MX bundle cost me Rs 12584.Bought it bout a week back.
     
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    shivkumar >>>>>Monkey Power

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    @kjuvale: YEah, i know that but my friend is little worried about the budget. I will suggest him to buy a seperate smps.

    @samrulez: I am at Cochin and getting VIP or Antec cabinet and power supply is little tough, any way i ask him to try to get one.
    Another thing, that he is really interested in tft monitor and Samsung 740N is really a good buy afaik
    It has response time of 8 ms with max brightness of 300 cd/m2.
    For general use, i think that graphics card is not required, what you say.

    @assasin: Can you post or pm me the cost of individual components.


    Any suggestions for Core Duo proc and compatible mobo instead of amd proc and asus mobo.

    Any more suggestions for config
     
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    Hey, how's the performance as compared to C2d E6300? Is it worth it to have for programming ,office work,music,movies & average gaming instead of C2D?
     
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    Well my friend has a 740N and he doesn't have any probs.. ;) ....8ms response time good enough for general purposes...but do have a look at ViewSonic LCDs they are much better some of the 17'' even have a 4ms responce time... :eek:
     
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    @SHREY If u can fork out bout 18k den go for C2D E6300 + Asus P5B DLX.The AMD Athlon X2 3800+ and Asus M2N-MX is a good performer.Its much better dan Pentium D.

    @shivkumar The prices r
    AMD Athlon X2 3800+ and Asus M2N-MX = Rs.12584
    hynix 1GB DDR2 667 = Rs.6250 (512 DDR2 667 = Rs 3400 )
    160 GB SATA = Rs3000
    DVD RW = Rs.2000
    i-Ball cabinet + 400W SMPS = Rs.1275
    FDD = Rs.150 - 200 (wat'll u do wit a FDD??????????? )
    logitech Combo kbd + mouse = Rs.900( dont know dis price exactly )
    If u want get urself a GPU according 2 ur budget.
    I dont think u'll get dat TFT monitor if u buy de above config.
     
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    shivkumar >>>>>Monkey Power

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    Does Athlon X2 3800+ is 939 pin based???
    I have heard that 939 socket is being phased out??

    What about going for AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or 3500+ will be a better option. They are based on AM2 socket

    Any suggestions on core duo procs.
     
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    I would recommend this cofig for your friend

    Intel - 945 P4-LGA 3.4 GHz, 800mhz, 4MB L2, LGA Rs:8350

    Intel 945 (G,S,L,16 x PCX), DDR2+Sata 2 Rs 5950

    Seagate 120GB - SATA Baracuda / Puma 7200r RS 2800

    Trans 1 GB, ddr2-533mhz Rs 4800

    Sony DVD writer 16xD 16x,Dual layer Rs 2100

    Iball 400W smps Rs 1250

    Logitech opt mouse and KB RS 750

    Samsung Sync Master 798MB plus 17 inch flat Rs 6400


    Total = Rs 32400
     
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    Dont buy P4.Its crap.Athlon X2 3800+ is for socket AM2 though u can get socket 939 too.Mine is socket AM2.

    @vasulic I dont think u'll get 1GB DDR2 533 at Rs4800.It'll be bout Rs5500 - 5800.Prices of RAM is a bit too high now.
     
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    Goin for a AM2 rig at this point of time is not a very wise decision.betta get C2D as der wont b much price difference between the 2.
    Here Goes The Config:-
    1-C2D E6300-8.5k
    2-MSI 965 NEO(WIDOUT ON BOARD GRAPIX),Intel 965RY(WID LATEST X3000 Grapix)-6.5k
    3-512*2 DDR2 667Mhz RAM-5.5k(Dont go for 533Mhz as price diff is very marginal)
    4-17 CRT Monitor(Samsung)-6k
    5-DVD-RW-2.1k
    6-Seagate/Hitachi 160GB SATA HDD-3k
    7-Logitech MM keyboard & Optical Mouse-800.
    8-Decent Cabinet with atleast 400w psu-2.5k(dun go for iball as its trully pathetic.)
    this is the best u can get...this mite go a lil ova ur budget.
    and if u go for a motherboard widout onboard grapix then u need to buy a seperate grapix card for that u need to put more cash...else settle wid Intel 965RY which is a decent performer wid latest onboard grapix and its pretty gud if u r not gonna play high end games.
     
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    I always prefer Intel it is more stable than AMD. Yes the price of Trans 1 Gb is 4800 .refer this link for latest prices
    http://www.deltapage.com/
     
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    Trans 1GB ddr2 533MHz is Rs.4800 if u avail only 1yr warranty.Here at myplace u dont have d option of 1/3 yrs warranty to choose from.So price is Rs.5500 here.
     
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    shivkumar >>>>>Monkey Power

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    Thanks every one. Got the PC yesterday
    Config:
    AMD Athlon64 3000+ AM2 Socket Proc.
    Asus M2N Mobo
    512 MB DDR2 533 MHz RAM
    250 GB Hitachi SATA2 HDD
    SONY DVD+RW Drive
    SONY FDD
    Logitech KBD+ Mouse
    Samsung 17" TFT 740N Monitor
    Mercury Cabinet with seperate 400 W SMPS

    Cost 33000/-
     
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