New PC Config

Carbon

Broken In
1. What is the purpose of the computer? (Note: If you are planning to say multimedia, you will have to be more specific as all types of systems are capable of doing that)
A: HC Gaming, Image Processing(PS,Flash), Audio Processing(Ableton,FL Studio)

2. Are you open to alternate ideas/products giving similar better performance but offering more VFM/ sellers? If not- why?
A: Yes

3. What is your MAX budget?
A: 45k

4. Planning to overclock?
A: Nopes

5. Which OS are you planning to use?
A: Win 7 + Ubuntu

6. How much hard drive space is needed?
A: 1 TB

7. What resolution will the screen run at & whats the size of the screen you want?
A: No need for monitor. Have Samsung 2033SW.

8. How would you rate your hardware knowledge from the count of 1-10? (1 being the lowest, 5 being you are somewhat in sync with the current performers and 10 being the highest)
A: 7

9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?
A: Assembler

10. When are you planning to buy the system?
A: 2 Weeks

11. Are you one of the types looking out for "future proof" configurations?
A: Hmm

12. Are there going to be any components that you don't want to include in this new rig? If yes, do mention.
A: Floppy :grin:, Monitor, UPS

13. Which city do you live in and are you open to buying from shops from other city/states?
A: Bengaluru only.

14. Mention any other points if deemed necessary
A: Please comment on the Undecided parts.... I'm looking for dual monitor setup.. does HAWK support it ? MSI has got all solid caps... what about others...?

I will not buy all these at one go... will buy in two batches...will have atleast 2 weeks gap...


UN-DECIDED

AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz B.E. @ 7.8k

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz B.E. C3 @ 8.9k

MSI HD5770 HAWX 1GB GDDR5 @ 9.5k
Biostar HD5770 1GB GDDR5 @ 8.7k

MSI 880GMA-E45 @ 5.8k
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H @ 8.5k
Biostar TA890GXE @ 6.6k
Asus M4A87TD-EVO @ 6k

Cooler Master HAF 922 @ 6.6k
Cooler Master 690 Black Edition @ 5.3k

Razer Arctosa @ 2.4k
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 @ 1.1k

CONFIRMED
GSKILL Ripjaws Series 2x2GB DDR3 1333MHz F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH @ 6.2k
Razer DeathAdder @ 2.3k
Razer Goliathus Fragged Alpha Control Edition @ 1.1k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB @ 3k
LG 22x DVD RW @ 1.1k
Corsair VX550W @ 4.7k
ASUS Xonar DX @ 4.5k

 
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Cool Buddy

Wise Old Owl
From the components you've listed, I assume you do not have a real budget constraint. But I would need to know what you are going to use the PC for. For some serious gaming and this kind of budget, 5770 is an underpowered graphics card. I'd suggest you go for GTX460 or HD 5850.

But for a more complete and accurate suggestion, I'd say you fill the PC build questionnaire template and post it here. The questionnaire is a sticky thread in this section.
 
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Carbon

Broken In
From the components you've listed, I assume you do not have a real budget constraint. But I would need to know what you are going to use the PC for. For some serious gaming and this kind of budget, 5770 is an underpowered graphics card. I'd suggest you go for GTX460 or HD 5850.

But for a more complete and accurate suggestion, I'd say you fill the PC build questionnaire template and post it here. The questionnaire is a sticky thread in this section.

I'd rather stick to ATi cards...:cool: moreover HD 5850 is over my budget...:-( or else i should cut down on mouse/KB/cabby/Sound card...
I sacrificed NZXT Phantom for that extra 2k and chose 5770 instead of 5750...:-(
 

SlashDK

MV VIP to the MAX
Are you sure you need a dedicated sound card? Which speakers do you have. And have a look at cooler master elite 430 cabinet
 

Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
Core i5 760 2.8GHz @ 9.8k
MSI P55-GD45 @ 7k
2 * 2GB DDR3 1333MHz @ 5k
Zotac GTX460 1GB GDDR5 @ 12.7k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB @ 3.1k
Corsair VX450W @ 3.7k
NZXT GAMMA @ 2k

Total - 43.9k
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
@Carbon, get Phenom II X6 1055T + 880G based board from MSI/Gigabyte (that offers USB3.0 & Sata 6Gbps) + GTX460 1Gb + 4Gb DDR3 1333/1600Mhz ram. get VX450 & a suitable cabby to sum up. the apps you mentioned (sadly you named none of them) should take advantage of 6 cores so stick to the Phenom II X6. also GTX460 1Gb will offer CUDA (not sure if the audio apps use CUDA).
 

Cilus

laborare est orare
@Carbon, get Phenom II X6 1055T + 880G based board from MSI/Gigabyte (that offers USB3.0 & Sata 6Gbps) + GTX460 1Gb + 4Gb DDR3 1333/1600Mhz ram. get VX450 & a suitable cabby to sum up. the apps you mentioned (sadly you named none of them) should take advantage of 6 cores so stick to the Phenom II X6. also GTX460 1Gb will offer CUDA (not sure if the audio apps use CUDA).

Geforece 4XX series comes with enhanced audio support over HDMI, including bit-streaming support for Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio over HDMI.
 
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Carbon

Broken In
Thanks guys... thanks for all the suggestions...

btw...I meant Hard Core Gaming....:-D

@Cybertronic - Sound Card... yeah... i need a dedicated sound card... I use ableton,FL Studio... i will get the speakers along with the card... currently using 2.1...

@Jaskanwar - I would rather stick with AMD...

@Sam - Well... i use CS5 Suite, Maya... and i dont think they will use 6 cores... or even games for that matter... 4 would suffice for me... and again... i'll take an ATi card... and yeah... CUDA is used by the apps....

i would go with a card having dual DVI/HDMI output... preferably ATi... i have gone from 5750 to 5770... i guess i'll buy the non Hawk version...
 
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damngoodman999

damnbadman666
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz B.E. @ 7.8k
Zotac GeForce GTX465 1GB DDR-5 @ 12.2K
MSI 880GMA-E45 @ 5.6K
Cooler Master 690 normal @ 4.5K
Corsair XMS 3 1333 4.6K
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB @ 3k
LG 22x DVD RW @ 1.1k
Corsair VX550W @ 4.7k
Corsair TX650 @ 6.2k

Rest is all up to u !!

Dont bother about the processor as when u game @ higher resolution the GPU is responsible for handling .
 

Death_Knight

True Evil Never Dies

UN-DECIDED

AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz B.E. @ 7.8k

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz B.E. C3 @ 8.9k

MSI HD5770 HAWX 1GB GDDR5 @ 9.5k
Biostar HD5770 1GB GDDR5 @ 8.7k

MSI 880GMA-E45 @ 5.8k
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H @ 8.5k
Biostar TA890GXE @ 6.6k
Asus M4A87TD-EVO @ 6k

Cooler Master HAF 922 @ 6.6k
Cooler Master 690 Black Edition @ 5.3k

Razer Arctosa @ 2.4k
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 @ 1.1k

CONFIRMED
GSKILL Ripjaws Series 2x2GB DDR3 1333MHz F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH @ 6.2k
Razer DeathAdder @ 2.3k
Razer Goliathus Fragged Alpha Control Edition @ 1.1k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB @ 3k
LG 22x DVD RW @ 1.1k
Corsair VX550W @ 4.7k
ASUS Xonar DX @ 4.5k


Yup, you really look like a HC gamer from the looks of the KB, Mouse, Pad even the dual monitor setup. But dude, to enjoy HC gaming you would surely need a robust graphix card, atleast a GTX460 for now. HD5770 would surely fail to deliver you proper gaming FPS at highest settings for highly coded games, that again on a dual monitor setup.
Again as you said your applications use CUDA, GTX460 should be your choice.
So, better skimp on the cabby and the RAM a little and go for a better graphix solution. Put those awesome Razer stuffs to good use man :cool:.

Think about: CM 690II Plus instead of CM690 black (~5.1k)
Corsair 2x2GB @1333Mhz CL9 (~5k) / 1600Mhz CL9 (similar)

And i5 760 is anyday better than AMD x4/x6 series for gaming (Tom's Hardware)
 
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Jaskanwar Singh

Aspiring Novelist
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz B.E. @ 7.8k
Zotac GeForce GTX465 1GB DDR-5 @ 12.2K
MSI 880GMA-E45 @ 5.6K
Cooler Master 690 normal @ 4.5K
Corsair XMS 3 1333 4.6K
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB @ 3k
LG 22x DVD RW @ 1.1k
Corsair VX550W @ 4.7k
Corsair TX650 @ 6.2k

Rest is all up to u !!

Dont bother about the processor as when u game @ higher resolution the GPU is responsible for handling .

GTX465 is a very hot card...it needs to be avoided. even gtx460 performs close to it and even beats that in some games...

Thanks guys... thanks for all the suggestions...

btw...I meant Hard Core Gaming....:-D

@Cybertronic - Sound Card... yeah... i need a dedicated sound card... I use ableton,FL Studio... i will get the speakers along with the card... currently using 2.1...

@Jaskanwar - I would rather stick with AMD...

@Sam - Well... i use CS5 Suite, Maya... and i dont think they will use 6 cores... or even games for that matter... 4 would suffice for me... and again... i'll take an ATi card... and yeah... CUDA is used by the apps....

i would go with a card having dual DVI/HDMI output... preferably ATi... i have gone from 5750 to 5770... i guess i'll buy the non Hawk version...

its your wish. 955be is also a good choice. also cuda is not provided by ati cards. you need an nvidia card. gtx460 is what you need.

and +1 for death knight.
 
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Carbon

Broken In
Thanks guys... based on your inputs i've decided to go with the Zotac GTX 460 ( 768 or 1024 MB)...:twisted: proccy will be either 965/955 BE...:mrgreen: rest all remains the same... undecided about he cabby....:? what abt the mobby guys..? i heard msi has better build quality...? what are the major differences between them ?:?

Are GSkill CL7/6 RAM's available in Bengaluru ?
 
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Cilus

laborare est orare
One suggestion from my side: if you are going for Phenom II X4 955, then you can reduce price by going for 1333 MHz Value Ram series rather than Corsair High Speed 1600 MHz RAm. It will be available within 4.6k.
AMD processor's DDR3 Memory controller is not as fast as Intel one, and they can only take benefit of 1600 MHz memory in O.C. mode, but not as good as Intel ones. So a 1600 MHz Ram won't give you much performance difference.

If you really want high performance, then look for low latency rams from Corsair, rather than high speed memory.
 
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Carbon

Broken In
One suggestion from my side: if you are going for Phenom II X4 955, then you can reduce price by going for 1333 MHz Value Ram series rather than Corsair High Speed 1600 MHz RAm. It will be available within 4.6k.
AMD processor's DDR3 Memory controller is not as fast as Intel one, and they can only take benefit of 1600 MHz memory in O.C. mode, but not as good as Intel ones. So a 1600 MHz Ram won't give you much performance difference.

If you really want high performance, then look for low latency rams from Corsair, rather than high speed memory.

yep... i'm not going to buy 1600 MHz modules... getting the CL7 1333 sticks of GSkill....
 
@ carbon : Hey ! Saw your post! I stay in mangalore and was planning to get my pc assembled in Bangalore. Can you tell me the shop you are purchasing/ordering items from? will be a great help! Thanks in advance :)
 
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