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Multi-Purpose Build - 60k Budget

Mystic

wise one
Posted this on some other forum-that-must-not-be-named but realised they required post approval and its been a while since so I thought I'll try good ol' thinkdigit.


  • Q: What is your budget?
    - About Rs.60K, but can be increased to a maximum amount of Rs.70k.​


  • Q: When do you plan to purchase the build?
    - In a week or two (June).


  • Q: What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)
    - Completely new build.


  • Q: Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
    - None


  • Q: Which hardware component are you looking to buy (component name). If you have already decided on a configuration then please mention the (component brand and model) as well, this will help us in fine tuning your requirement.
    • - CPU - Intel Core i5 or i7 (is that even possible in this budget?)
    • - Monitor - 22" or 24" inch


  • Q: Is this going to be your final configuration or you would be adding/upgrading a component in near future. If yes then please mention when and which component
    - No, this will be final configuration and I don't plan to upgrade anytime soon (2 years).
    /-/ Edit: Actually, I'm probably going to get another monitor (same size and make) for this rig soon, so looking for something that can support dual monitors.


  • Q: Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)
    - Nehru Place, Delhi.​


  • Q: What is your intended use for this PC/hardware
    • - Graphic Designing (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash etc.)
    • - Desktop Processing
    • - Browsing
    • - Gaming
    • - Download rig, 24x7 operation
    • - Watching HD [& Blu-Ray] movies

  • Q: Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.
    - Not really, but for CPU I'd prefer an Intel processor. Oh, and, please don't suggest an eye-blinding-neon-lights-led-in-your-face cabinet.


  • Q: If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?
    • - GTA VI
    • - COD
    • - Bad Company 2


  • Q: What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
    Higher the better.
    • - Desktop - 1920 x 1200
    • - Gaming - 1280 x 728


  • Q: Are you looking to overclock?
    No, never done it before and *I* most likely will mess things up.


  • Q: Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
    • - Windows 7
    • - Windows XP
      Also going through OSx86Project guides (Hackintosh), will see if it supported.

Thank you! :smile:
 

pulsar_swift

Youngling
Intel Core i7 930 - INR 14,400.00
MSI X58 Pro-E - INR 10,400.00
Corsair ddr3 xms3 4GB - INR 7,150.00
CORSAIR TX 650 - INR 6,700.00
CoolerMaster CM 690 plus II Advanced Case - INR 5,200.00
MSI 5850 Twin Frozr II - INR 16,700.00
WD 500GB Caviar Blue HDD - INR 2,000.00
WD 500GB Caviar Blue HDD - INR 2,000.00
Any 22 Inch Monitor - INR 9,000.00
TOTAL - INR 73,550.00
Do you need to purchase a UPS also ?
 
OP
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Mystic

wise one
Thanks, pulsar_swift!

I've a local brand UPS here, should I just keep it or buy a new one since I don't want to put this rig on risk? And any specific reason you suggested 500GB x2 instead of 1TB x1 HDD? I think Seagate 1TB costs around INR 3,400 - 3,600.

BTW, that really took me over the budget and I still have to buy ODD, keyboard/mouse, etc with extra. :p
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz B.E. @ 7.9k
MSI 890GXM-G65 @7.2k
Kingston 2 * 2 GB DDR3 1333MHz @ 5.1k
Sapphire HD5870 1GB GDDR5 @ 23k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB @ 4.2k
LG 22x DVD @ 1.1k
Corsair VX550W @ 4.7k
NZXT M59 @ 3.8k
AOC 2236VW @ 8.4k
Altec Lansing VS-2421 @ 2.5k
Logitech Multimedia @ 0.4k
Logitech MX518 @1.3k

TOTAL - 69.7k

if you want to lower the cost get Sapphire HD5850 1GB GDDR5 @ 15.8k


or you can get this also (but you have to lower the hard disk to 500gb) -

Core i5 750 2.66GHz @ 9.5k
MSI P55-GD65 @ 8.2k
Kingston 2 * 2 GB DDR3 1333MHz @ 5.1k
Sapphire HD5870 1GB GDDR5 @ 23k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB @ 2k
LG 22x DVD @ 1.1k
Corsair VX550W @ 4.7k
NZXT M59 @ 3.8k
AOC 2236VW @ 8.4k
Altec Lansing VS-2421 @ 2.5k
Logitech Multimedia @ 0.4k
Logitech MX518 @1.3k

TOTAL - 70k
 

rahul.007

bORn To RIse....
well i suggest you goung with amd phenom II*6 1055t.... it oc's really-really well....

get this....

Phenom II X6 1055t @ 10k
MSI 890GXM-G65 @7.2k
Kingston 2 * 2 GB DDR3 1333MHz @ 5.1k
Sapphire HD5870 1GB GDDR5 @ 23k
wd blue 500gb + green 500gb @ 4.2k
LG 22x DVD @ 1.1k
Corsair VX550W @ 4.7k
NZXT M59 @ 3.8k
AOC 2236VW @ 8.4k
Altec Lansing VS-2421 @ 2.5k
Logitech Multimedia @ 0.4k
Logitech MX518 @1.3k

TOTAL - 71k
 

pulsar_swift

Youngling
I suggest you go for Rahul's config.
Downgrade the graphics card to MSI HD5850 twin frozer @ 16.7K.
That will leave you with 5.3K. You can go for a APC 1.1KVA UPS @ Rs 4750.
Upgrade the RAM to GSKILL RIPJAWS @ 6.5K
Its suggested to have 2 HDD's coz, even if one fails you have the other one. If your 1TB HDD fails :grin: ?
Good job rahul.
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
the op is not going to overclock. look his first post carefully.
gaming on a x6 1055t at default speeds sucks.

none of the above mentioned cpus can give i5 750 a competition in gaming. even 955 beats 1055t in gaming. x6s are just made for multi tasking.

so i still recommend the op to go with a i5 750 or at the most 955 BE

read this...

[*]Q: Are you looking to overclock?
No, never done it before and *I* most likely will mess things up.
 

rahul.007

bORn To RIse....
everyone thinks so while buying stuff.... :) even saurabh also thought so when he brought his 1055t.... but only in 2 weeks he called me to his home and we both oc'd it to 3.8ghz stable on stock voltages and stock cooler.... even i first refrained from oc'ing my 955.... but after a month of purchase i to oc'd it to 3.5ghz stable on stock voltages and speed.... 1055t is a great buy.... even if he just enables the turbo core mode (or something like this) in cell menu in bios, it would automatically go upto 3.4ghz without load temp going above 40 at stock hsf.... now.... isn't it a great buy???? :)
 

rahul.007

bORn To RIse....
But ans. me does it beat 750 in gaming?

i know i5 750 is a tamed i7.... but oc'ing 750 wd surely need an oem hsf.... and also once 1055t is oc'd, gaming difference b\w 1055t and i5 750 would be almost indistinguishable.... if he is getting almost same perforemance in gaming(once oc'd) + an increase in performance in multithreaded apps + no need of oem hsf + (MOST IMP) 6 cores, then why going with i5 750.... also he would be closing his upgrade path with i5 750....
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
Op would be aupgrading after 2 years. Till then amd would also change sockets.
Oem hsf is needed when u oc beyond a certain limits.
Moreover, most games utilize 2 cores & 4 at the most.
Considering turbo core, it only allows x6 1055t to match gaming performance of 955.
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
Op would be aupgrading after 2 years. Till then amd would also change sockets.
Oem hsf is needed when u oc beyond a certain limits.
Moreover, most games utilize 2 cores & 4 at the most.
Considering turbo core, it only allows x6 1055t to match gaming performance of 955.

@Jaskanwar&rahul. please both b patient & let OP reply. if he really want try OC or not. chances are, he won't. so he better decide what suites best, rather than u arguing unnecessarily.

& yes, Jaskanwar right. i heard AMD will change socket. rumors are it'll b AM3r2. not sure if it'll support AM3 processors. its coming next year. also with Fusion, Northbridge will vanish ---> new socket, surely.

so, according to me, for OP got 2 option: X4 955 (if possible 965) or i5 750. its enough powerful to guide OP for 2-3yrs.
 

rahul.007

bORn To RIse....
but some of bulldozers proccys would be of am3 socket....(45nm) so he may just change the proccy....


and as i said, there is no drastic improvement in games b\w i5 750 and 1055t(once oc'd)....

and how far can you stretch i5 750 on stock hsf?????

also, if he is getting 1055t at 10k, its not at all a bad deal.... once oc'd to 3.3ghz, its at par with 955....

and i to agree with sam... let the op decide what he wants.... :)
 
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Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
i5 750 is available at 9.5k dude........
i am not saying 1055t is bad, it excels in multithreaded apps, but in gaming it should be given a second thought.
and u said "once oced it is at par with 955", but i5 750 is way ahead of 955 also.(in gaming i am talking about)
and so here it ends--let the op decide what he wants.
 
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rahul.007

bORn To RIse....
but do notice that on that review, 1055t has been used at its stock speed.... i have clearly said above that first OC IT TO 3.3GHZ+ AND THEN SEE THE GAMING PERFOREMANCE.... at stock speeds, it isn't comparable to i5 750 or 955 in gaming departement....

i know i5 750 is a tamed i7.... but oc'ing 750 wd surely need an oem hsf.... and also once 1055t is oc'd, gaming difference b\w 1055t and i5 750 would be almost indistinguishable.... if he is getting almost same perforemance in gaming(once oc'd) + an increase in performance in multithreaded apps + no need of oem hsf + (MOST IMP) 6 cores, then why going with i5 750.... also he would be closing his upgrade path with i5 750....
 
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