my config for a gaming pc ...

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  1. tunx

    tunx New Member

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    hi guys

    i planning to buy /assemble a gaming pc for myself in the coming week and so far i have the following config decided ..

    my budget is around 50-55k at the moment and just wanted yr inputs ...

    here goes :

    most important ATI RADEON X1950 PRO 512mb

    2.66G intel core 2 duo processor

    1 GB ram , preferrably 800 mhz

    motherboard ... a little confused .. 2 options
    INTEL D975XBX / X2
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    ASUS P5W DH
    both r compatible with ATI CROSSFIRE

    monitor ... falt panel 17" .. need some suggestions with prices ..

    hard disk 160 GB

    DVD WRITER DUAL LAYER 16X

    dont want to spend too much on the keyboard and mouse right now , may be next month

    and another big doubt .. cabinet and PSU ... hoping to find a 1000W one to support the above .. suggestions with approx prices would be a great help

    speakers not an issue right now , will use old ones for now !

    any advice / inputs will be highly appreciated

    thanks
     
  2. ambandla

    ambandla Sup' dude, Sup'

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    what is your budget for cabinet and PSU?

    For immersive gaming, you should go for dolby setup.

    It should not cost you more than 6k-7k (audigy internal card+ inspire 5.1 speakers)
     
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    go for nvidia instead of ATI.....
     
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    well for the cabinet and psu , i would like to get the best possible one ..... i have no idea as to what is in the maket these days , so wanted some advice for the same!

    will go with the ATI cause my pior experience has been pretty good and its reviews r awesome! thanks for the suggestion though ..

    can someone give the approx prices of the above ?
     
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    I tink u sud wait and get a DX10 card,instead of getting a Dx9 card now.
     
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    Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Rs 7300
    ASUS M2NPV-MX Rs4300
    Transcend 2 X 1GB Rs 2 X 4.5k
    256 MB NVIDIA GF 7600 GT DDR3 Rs9000
    Liteon DVD RW Rs 2150
    300 GB SATA Rs4300
    Cabinet+ 500W SMPS your choice probably zebronics 3.5K
    SAMSUNG 17" FLAT 798MB Rs5700
    CREATIVE INSPIRE 5.1 Rs 3800
     
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    what u can get for 55k is as follows
    c2d e 6400-10k
    mobo-5k
    2x512 DDR2 533-5.5k
    17" TFT-10k
    1800GTO-11k
    250 sata2-3.6k
    zebronics platinum 500w-3k
    cab-1.3k
    Liteon DVDRW-2.1k
    --------------------------------------------------------now its 51.5k
    if u need better graphics get a 7900GTfor 13k or 7900GTX for 17k(ie 6k more than x1800GTO).
    considering 7900GTX, the total becomes 57.5k/-
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    even a quad sli wont use 1000w power, then why thinkin bout such huge PSU. If u get one its sure to costs u above 12~15k for PSU alone.

    If u are truly into gaming, its not for the CPU nd GPU that u should spend all ur money. A gud keyboard nd more importantly the mouse has very big deal. Considering spending a 3.4k for the logitech G5 nd a microsoft softtouch MM keyboard for 1.5~2k.
    Now goin for an insanely priced 1950 XTX seems useless as GF8 series which performs much better with less power nd heat are already out at lower costs. But even that one costs clost to 30k. So no way the within 55k budget.

    And last a c2d 2.66 costs a bomb. That it costs upwards of 20k. And a system that u specifies is gonna cross 1 L or even 1.2L.
     
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    thanks for the replies guys , appreciate it !

    @aravind_n20 .. the X1950 PRO , is for approx 19k and the i have read the reviews of the 512mb card vs a similar NVIDIA (cant remember the name, probably 7900 ) and the ATI always came on top !

    plus , the CROSSFIRE thing with ATI is very seducing ... so i am looking at every component from the angle of its compatibility with crossfire !!

    which GPU would u recommend against the X1950 PRO ... price approx 19k ???? and i will do a little google on it ...

    i will probably touch 55k and i will go for the E6400 then !

    plus i the 17" flat panel is for 6k , i think and i wasnt expecting the PSU AND CABINET to cost much , a miscalculation on my behalf !!

    so , a lot of compromises will have to be done , i guess , any suggestions where i can save , except the GPU ;)
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    here u go :
    http://www.gamespot.com/features/6156171/index.html

    http://www.techspot.com/review/28-radeon-x1950pro-vs-geforce-7900gs/
     
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    i wud suggest u to go in for ATI card only............
     
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    The Sapphire x1950 pro is 14k+tax. Just checked it today. Insanely good value for money. It kills the 7950GT in most benches and that costs 20k+. Get 2GB RAM, drop down to a E6600 2.4GHz and overclock.
     
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    thanks for the advice guys , ATI has always been my first choice !

    @ ch@os .. where did u get yr card from ???
     
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    john_the_ultimate No pain....No gain

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    Yes, Ch@Os is right......here in kolkata Sapphire X1950 PRO 256MB costs 14k+vat. Other alternative could be Leadtek 7950GT 256MB 16k including vat. I have been using the leadtek for around 2 weeks and must say great performance. I didn't go for the 512mb version since it was out of my budget.

    Well these are some of the prices I got here in kolkata:
    1) XFX 7900GT 256MB -> 16k + vat
    2) Leadtek 7900GT 256MB -> 16k + vat
    3) Leadtek 7950GT 256MB -> 15.5k + vat
    4) Leadtek 7950GT 512MB -> 19k + vat
    5) Sapphire X1950 PRO 256MB -> 14k + vat
    6) GeCube X1950 PRO 256MB -> 16.9k + vat

    Also got an Antec Basiq 500W PSU for Rs.4400 + vat. This should be enough for your current configuration.
     
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    Go for ASUS P5W DH Deluxe. It's one of the best for gaming. Comes with ATI chipset and is far better than Intel mobo's.

    Config:

    CPU: get E6400 for 10.5k. It's 2.13GHz and overclocking friendly. Overclock this proccy to 2.4GHz and you can put the extra money you saved on other component

    mobo: Gigabyte GA-G1975X or GA-G1975X-C. These two support ATI crossfire, comes with Creative Live 7.1 audio with DTS, so you don't have to buy a DTS enabled sound card but these are a bit costly.
    or
    you can go for a decent mobo that have any of CrossFire Xpress 3200, CrossFire Xpress 1600, Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire, IntelĀ® 975X Express and IntelĀ® P965 Express.

    Ram: 2GB Kingston/transcend DDR2 667 or DDR2 800

    HDD: Take 2 120GB seagate sata harddrives and setup RAID. You will see 60-70% performance increase

    optical drive: Liteon DVD-RW

    Soundcard: Creative audigy 4 ZS

    Monitor: Samsung 17" TFT

    Microsoft optical mouse and k/b combo

    Speakers: Creative Inspire 5.1 Speakers

    PSU: Antec 500W PSU. This one should be enough for your config as mentioned by John

    cabinet: Antel basic cabinet will cost you atleast 6k. Go for Zebronics or iball cabinets.
     
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    thanks again for the replies guys , appreciate it !

    i am going in for the ATI X1950 PRO 512MB , its for 19k , as far as what i have inquired from nehru place

    will try for ASUS P5W DH , DEFINITELY !!

    thanks for the info on the ANTEC PSU , was looking for that only , since it supports CROSSFIRE ALSO !!

    and thanks for the all the various card prices , really man , appreciate it , didnt expect so much support ... so thanks again

    any idea about the price of the 17"TFT and 1GB RAM 800 FSB ????
     
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    P5W DH is a waste for allendales since you'll be FSB limited if you wish to overclock.. You are far better off with a P5B Deluxe. I bought my card 1 yr back in the US. Its time to upgrade but no R600 in sight :(.
     
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    Go for the Nvidia graphic card
     
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    ^^ Why nVidia? Which card can beat the X1950Pro's performance in the same price range?
     
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    ^^cos he's an nvidiot lol.
     
  19. yeah i sugget Nvidia.
     
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    sorry guys , but i am an ATI fan !!

    will check out the P5B also , thanks
     
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