New Rig Query

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^ There is no Beta suffix, so I believe they are stable versions.
I see/read more successful BIOS update than failure. And I tried my hands on, it was smooth. No issues. Of course new MSI BIOS has some features stripped, if those features are important and OP wants to go ONLY with MSI then he has to wait.

Wants to buy ASAP,
Not enough space for Mid tower/ATX cabinet,
MSI BIOS isn't good for non overclocking/PBO
And in this budget If I am in his position, I would go for Gigabyte B450 Aorus M
 
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aby geek

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thanks again everyone,
what do you guys think about getting a case modded for my specific needs?
Is it going to be insanely expensive here in India?
Are there any good modding services or popular individual modders I could contact?

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hi everyone,
I might have to move into a different house within next two months and as already I am unable to make space for a mid tower cabinet I am considering to build the desktop after I have moved but for the meantime wether should i go for a laptop or an ipad pro I am not sure .

so which among acer helios 300(2019) / asus hero 3 and scar 3/ lenovo legion y740. would you suggest.

If you say Ipad pro then which model and what apple pencil coz i dont have any clue which pencil goes with which ipad pro.

please let me know asap.
thanks
Aby
 

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hi everyone,
I might have to move into a different house within next two months and as already I am unable to make space for a mid tower cabinet I am considering to build the desktop after I have moved but for the meantime wether should i go for a laptop or an ipad pro I am not sure .

so which among acer helios 300(2019) / asus hero 3 and scar 3/ lenovo legion y740. would you suggest.

If you say Ipad pro then which model and what apple pencil coz i dont have any clue which pencil goes with which ipad pro.

please let me know asap.
thanks
Aby
Get new Helios 300 on sale ASAP at 80k or 90k. Great value for money with better thermals than Asus for sure, maybe bit better than Y740 or similar to it.

The iPad Pro isn't a proper computer, so you can't do everything on it. The iPads with new iPad OS is good for casual users, that's it.
 

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hi everyone,
I might have to move into a different house within next two months and as already I am unable to make space for a mid tower cabinet I am considering to build the desktop after I have moved but for the meantime wether should i go for a laptop or an ipad pro I am not sure .

so which among acer helios 300(2019) / asus hero 3 and scar 3/ lenovo legion y740. would you suggest.

If you say Ipad pro then which model and what apple pencil coz i dont have any clue which pencil goes with which ipad pro.

please let me know asap.
thanks
Aby
Are you sure spending that much money on a laptop is good idea if you'll get a new rig after two months anyway? Ipads, even the pro models, are glorified extra large iphones. I won't give more than 20k for the highest end one (including all the accessories).
 
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Get new Helios 300 on sale ASAP at 80k or 90k. Great value for money with better thermals than Asus for sure, maybe a bit better than Y740 or similar to it.

The iPad Pro isn't a proper computer, so you can't do everything on it. The iPads with new iPad OS is good for casual users, that's it.
Thanks, Anupam
Is after-sales good for helios? I am not sure about how good Lenovo or Acer service is, Asus I did hear is decent. Can you post a link to the new helios so I am sure I am buying the right thing?

@SaiyanGoku yeah man but need to get some stuff done this month. So I am thinking I'll keep using the laptop as a content creation machine and when I get the desktop I'll use it for rendering.
heavy rendering is any which way not possible on a laptop so if my rig will be occupied with render tasks then I might need a secondary machine too.
 

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Only MSI products(incl laptop) need to be avoided,all other big brands have decent service(also it depends on service centre in your area,some brands have multiple agencies handling their rma & their service quality differs too).
 

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Thanks, Anupam
Is after-sales good for helios? I am not sure about how good Lenovo or Acer service is, Asus I did hear is decent. Can you post a link to the new helios so I am sure I am buying the right thing?

@SaiyanGoku yeah man but need to get some stuff done this month. So I am thinking I'll keep using the laptop as a content creation machine and when I get the desktop I'll use it for rendering.
heavy rendering is any which way not possible on a laptop so if my rig will be occupied with render tasks then I might need a secondary machine too.
You missed the sale, this i5 variant was at 80k - 4k bank offers, so 76k, usually goes for 100k:
Acer Predator Helios 300 Core i5 9th Gen - (16 GB/1 TB HDD/256 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/6 GB Graphics) PH315-52-58DM/PH315-52-5520 Gaming Laptop Rs.139999 Price in India - Buy Acer Predator Helios 300 Core i5 9th Gen - (16 GB/1 TB HDD/256 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/6 GB Graphics) PH315-52-58DM/PH315-52-5520 Gaming Laptop Abyssal Black Online - Acer : Flipkart.com

Currently, MSI has a lot of negative reviews, others have its fair share of disgruntled customers for sure but they can be considered decent.
 
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Hello again everyone,
I am putting together the 3700x based rig.
Please suggest if there are better options available for each component.
Heres the config:

CPU - AMD R7 3700x - 22590
Mobo - asus tuf gaming plus wifi-16090
RAM - 2x16GB DDR4 3200MHz tridentz- 14 -18k
GPU - inno 3d 1660 ti 6 gb - 18k
SSD - crucial mx500 - 4900
HDD - WD/Seagate 2TB 7200 rpm- 4850
PSU - Corsair hx850 - 12k
Cabinet - Cooler Master/mb 511- 7k
Monitor - LG 25um58 ultra wide - 12.5k
Total - Rs 115,930

I was unsure which ram kit will go best with this rig.
On MD, trident z has neo and rgb sets which differ in price and then there are 3000mhz and 3200mhz units.

For ssd is crucial good or should I get new corsair ones?

Corsair 220t icue cabinet looks tempting but is it worth the 8.5k price?

Please suggest some speakers and kb mouse combos as well.

Thank you
Aby
 

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Just my personal feel,
1. 12k for psu will be overkill. Something around 650 watts will be more then enough.
2. 12k for monitor is under budget for this dream configuration. Amazon sale is onn and some good discounts and sbi card deal will help you.
 

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Your prices are already very good so you don't need amazon sale.
 
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@whitestar_999 what about the new adata xpg sx 6000 and 8200. Also the wd sn750?

For power supply I am eyeing hx850, rm850i, rm1000.
Tell me about others below 10k having gold efficiency or better.

For monitor any decent IPS screen with 100 % Adobe rgb or srgb should do.
 

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Do not buy adata sx6000,it is a known bad series model. SX8200 is good but make sure you have adata service centre in/near your city ADATA Aftersales support Sucks !!!
WD sn750 is as good as adata sx8200 pro & has much better after sales support but it is also the costliest & I don't think these costly NVMe are really needed for your rig.If you are spending close to 9k then aim for 1tb ssd space.

Your rig power usage also is not going to be that high & even a good 650/750w psu should be more than enough(3700x consumes ~150w while 1660Ti consumes ~120w & even with some possibly good overclocking a 650w psu should be enough). In fact you can get this to save some money Buy CORSAIR TX650M 80 PLUS GOLD SEMI MODULAR Best Price in India mdcomputers.in
 

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I think Corsair TX650M at 7.4k is a more than enough.

You can surely get a better monitor, esp for gaming. If you spend a bit more, this is a killer deal:
https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07FLGR2PN...olid=33YJTDVPO6E9Z&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Another 1.5k off with SBI card. Make sure you have a big enough desk to keep it sufficiently far away from you, otherwise it might feel too big.
75% ARGB & 94% sRGB, VA panel.
LG 32GK650F-B Review

Or this for gaming:
https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07WLW8QWN...olid=33YJTDVPO6E9Z&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Otherwise, the one you selected is not too bad either for its sale price of 9.5k or select its higher model for 15k (with bank offer)
https://www.amazon.in/LG-29UM69G-Ul...ZOWI0VEHLG&sprefix=lg+ul,computers,411&sr=1-1
 
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Thanks guys!

I was going for beefier psu cause I was contemplating an upgrade to a RTX 2000/3000 or its Radeon equivalents some later. Right now I dont see point in spending 30k+ on the supers and radeon 5xxx aren't here yet.

This rig is for 3d/cgi work and print designing primarily and gaming comes in when I am kinda laid back on a sunday and just want to relax.

I'll be learning game development using this and would like to create music with a midi instrument as well.

The monitor needs to be color accurate mainly for print designing.
Ill look up more ssds is my choice of ram and mobo good?
Also will 3700x come with a cooler or should I buy one?
 
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