plz give suggestions for a 20k upgrade??

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  1. ssk_the_gr8

    ssk_the_gr8 Make Way the LORD is Here

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    my friend is goin to upgrade his cpu in the 1st week of nov
    he is a big amd fan & luvs to play games plz give suggestions accordin to his budget
    budget around 20k

    cpu- 11k-12k
    mobo- 5k-6k (must have a fire wire port)
    ram- 3-4k

    he already owns a x1800

    plz give amd & intel setups & also the prices
    what will be the performance diff. btw the 2 setups
    plz write abt it

    & what is the performance & price diff btw ddr-400 ,ddr2 533,ddr2 667& ddr2 800
     
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    for 11-12k u can get the core 2 duo chip
    512 mb ram
     
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    Intel setup

    Core 2 Duo E6300 Rs. 9000
    2 GB DDR2 667 RAM Rs. 10000 (DDR2 800 is ridiculously expensive and out of your budget)
    MSI 965 mobo Rs. 6500
    Asus P5LD2-VMSE Rs. 4700 (if you can't afford/find the above mobo)

    AMD setup

    Athlon64 X2 3800+ socket AM2 Rs. 8700
    or
    Athlon64 X2 3600+ socket AM2 Rs. 6900
    2 GB DDR2 667 RAM Rs. 10000
    Asus/MSI mobo based on nForce550 chipset Rs. 7000
    Asus M2NPV-MX Rs. 4700 (if you can't afford/find the above mobo)

    I know this exceeds your budget but you can't corners anywhere. I've already chosen the slowest C2D/Athlon processor. RAM has to be atleast 1 GB, preferably 2 GB. Mobo has to be atleast 965/nForce550 based.
     
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    I am assuming his primary aim is gaming. Which 1800 does he have, GTO, GTO2, XL, XT? All this makes one hell of a difference.

    Best alternative:
    X2 3600
    MSI K8N F
    2 X 1GB DDR2 533 RAM

    Alternative:
    C2D E 6400 + MSI Neo F 965 + 2GB
    beyong budget.
     
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    my friend has a x1800 XL
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    @drvarunmehta

    plz suggest stuff within the budget
     
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    If you want to stick to the budget than forget about Core 2 Duo.

    Athlon64 X2 3600+ socket AM2 Rs. 6900
    2 GB DDR2 667 RAM Rs. 10000
    Asus M2N-MX or MSI K9NGM Rs. 4300

    Totals. 21,200

    You can't go any lower than this. I've chosen the slowest dual core processor, a really cheap mobo based on the Geforce 6100 chipset and 2 GB DDR2 RAM. If you still find it expensive the downgrade to 1 GB but I wouldn't recommend it.
    I find it hard to digest that someone who would buy a X1800 would skimp on other parts.
     
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    M2N is crap. Get a mobo that lets you go to atleast 2.6GHz
     
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    I already recommended the nForce5 which will OC nicely series but the OP says I have to stick to the budget. What other choice is there within his budget?
     
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    he didnt buy the x1800 his uncle gifted it to him on his b'day
    so he has a skimpy budget for other stuff
    and accordin to you'll ram is more important than a fast processor for gamin??

    the problem is that he has to do some database editin or video conversion
    i dont know what??? but he says he needs the best processor that is why he has a low budget for ram & high budget for the processor
     
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    Both of them need to be equally matched. If one is great and the other poor it will create a bottleneck.

    If you want a good processor and don't mind taking 1 GB RAM then get,
    Core 2 Duo E6300 Rs. 9000
    1 GB DDR2 667 RAM Rs. 5000
    MSI 965 mobo Rs. 6500
    Total Rs. 20,500

    Add 1 GB RAM more when you can afford it.
     
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    thanx for the help varun
    most probably i'll go with this setup
    will check out the next digit issue for the best mobo
    & do u know the price of e6400& e6600??
     
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    E6400 Rs. 12,200
    E6600 Rs. 17,800
     
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    goin with the E6300
    thanx for the help
     
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    GPU is the most important for todays games. X1800XL is only a mainstream card, that is a different thing all together.
     
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