Please Advise for Assembling New PC

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  1. sachinpalav

    sachinpalav New Member

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    I am assembling the following config. with on-board graphics -

    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Venice Core)
    MSI K8NGM2-FID OR ASUS A8N-VM CSM (Confuse)
    2*512 MB Transcend OR Hynix RAM (Confuse)
    250 GB SATA WD Caviar SE16
    17" Samsung SyncMaster 793S
    Sony DRU-820A OR LiteOn SHW-16H5S Lightscribe DVD-RW (Confuse)
    ATX Cabinet with Good 400 W SMPS uo to 2000/- Rs (Pl. Suggest)
    Logitech Keyboard and Optical Mouse.


    Please suggest any changes, I am confuse on some parts Pl suggest good one, I am also interested in using TV-Out function given by above mobos.
    My Primary use will be for CAD/CAM (design & analysis) software & occasionally for movies & games.
     
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    Perfect config........Go for ASUS A8N-VM CSM.......
    and Transcend ram sticks......
    For the optic drive go for Sony DRU-820 A........
    For cabinet and SMPS combos....try zebronics....or VIP...
     
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    for benq drive because
    1. Sony DRU-810A=Benq 1640
    2. Sony DRU-820A=Benq 1670
    All other Previous sony dvd burners are Lite-ON OEM's.
     
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    Yeah, your configuration is pretty good. In fact perfect. Also make sure that your
    motherboard supports SATA II , to make it future-proof. For cabinet , go for Zebronics.
     
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    Thanks samrulez,
    I am going with Transcend & sony
    But I got info. that MSI (with6150) is better than ASUS (with6150) ie. For on board graphic.
    Also now, it is better to wait for 1 month, bcoz I heard that AMD drastically cutting the prise, is this correct ?
    Then Instead of 3500+, I can go for Athlon X2 3800+ or 4200+.
     
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    Yes AMD is going to cut prices once Conroe is released.
     
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    I would suggest that you should wait for conroe, even if it is out of your budget it sould certainly lead to price falls and you might get something better than this.

    If there is an emergency kind of situation, then:
    Amd 64bit 3000 Venice : Rs.4750
    You can oc it much higher, maybe even faster than a 3800 or even more

    Asus A8N E: around 5500+

    2 X 1GB DDR 400 Transcend (UCCC(prefred) or Hynix D43 chips only): Around 4000-4500 per module, can be cheaper as well

    Seagate SATA II NCQ HDD, 250-300 gb

    Sasmung 798MB Plus 17": around 6-7k, I think around 7k, probably nt close to 6k

    1 DVD RW and 1 Combo
    around 3k and around 1.5k
    actually a tad lower

    local atx cabinet around rs. 1000
    power safe 400-500 watts power supply depending upon graphic card

    Microsoft Internet Keyboard or higher models, maybe multimedia keyboard if it is higher, Rs.400 and up

    Microsoft Optical Comfort 3000 mouse , around 900 or comfort 5000

    if you can extend your budget then mx 518, around 2800 from logitech, well worth the money, initially you might think that it is waste, but it is not

    Graphic Card:

    If you don't want to game and not graphics intensive:
    Geforce 6200/6600/7300(non TC)

    Very very moderate game:
    7300GT GDDR3
    7600GS or higher: 6.5k

    I think i deserve reps for this
     
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    Perfect config..

    Go for K8NGM2-FID this This is better than ASUS A8N-VM CSM , also MSI has bundled TV-out & audio Bracket which is missing in ASUS
    RAM Transcend
    Sony DRU-820A

    But wait for at list 1 month, As AMD is going to cut prices once Conroe is released.
     
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    Hi!

    Perhaps a look at my rig wud be jus suffice you.
    Istn't that u want?
    Its a gr8 rig, go with it.

    HL2 Episode 1 ran with all ga-ga @1280*1024 with all eye candy on.

    Bye
    Ganesh
     
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    Conroe is much better than amd, forget about amd al together, if your budget is very very low and you have to take amd, still take
    Asus A8N E which is a good overclocker
    there is a mobo from Foxconn which costs around 2k and isn't very bad, but I would not take it if I can go for asus a8n e
     
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    I think Intel's Conroe, E6300 Core 2 Duo processor, around $183 is with in my budget, But can it will be available up to 15th of next month, with good mobo. Bcoz I can’t wait more than a month for my new PC.......

    In case it is not available, I think it is better to go for Athlon 3800 X2 OR 4200 X2 considering AMD’s 24/7 pries.........

    Also I preferred mobo with on-board graphics as I previously mention, I occasionally play games…….. so MSI K8NGM2-FID OR ASUS A8N-VM CSM --- around 5-5.5K are preferred.

    Also I think WD Caviar SE16 is better than Seagate
     
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    Hi Ganesh

    I am also going for K8NGM2-FID
    Can you Pl. tell me what are the different Product Accessories are bundled with this mobo, special have u got TV out bracket along with the board. Bcoz I want to connect PC to TV, with out investing in separate Graphics card, as I not like to play the heavy games.
    Also pl. tell me the current pries of cabinet & SMPS which u have
    & what is “Antec120mm trilight fan” pl. reply
     
  13. Dont compare US dollars in india rupees.

    Canroe will cost atleast 15000 or more when it come to india.
     
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    The cheapest conroe cpu should be around 10-12k, there isn't too much diff in intel prices abroad and here.

    You may get it some time in August, probably mid-late August.

    Don't get onboard video, any mobo with onboard video is usually a lower performer, no overclocks and may loose out on stability(not sure) and such thing, it in one word will be a low end piece of crap. Rather get a mobo with a cheap external graphic card.

    The min price for conroe cpu + mobo will be around 14-15k total.

    E6300 in games will probably be on power with X2 4400-4800 class
     
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