Suggestions Please on this budget gamer config

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tarey_g

Hanging, since 2004..
Hi all,
I am going to buy a gaming PC this month and I need suggestions on the configuration that I have 'so far' decided.I used to be in sync with the latest offerings in the hardware market,but that's 2 yrs back :D, so need help from members who know what to buy now.
I am listing the hardware I have opted for(with approx prices), please tell me why certain component is a good or bad choice and what should i go for if the particular choice(s) is(are) bad :p. Budget is around 45k (+/-).

Put a 'or' between the component having more than one choice as I just want to build one PC :grin:. Suggestions other than the hardware in the list are definitely welcome.

Processor :
1. Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz E8400 - (6MB L2 cache 3.0Ghz 1333MHz) 8800/-
2. AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE 7700/-

Motherboard : (Will OC the processor, no Crossfire/SLI motherboard needed)
1. MSI P45 Neo - F (Intel® P45 Chipset 1333 FSB) 5975/-
2. GA-EP45-DS3L (Intel® P45 + ICH10 Chipset 1600 FSB) 6425/-
3. Biostar TA790GXB A2 (AMD) 5000/-
4. Biostar TA 790GX+128M (AMD)

Graphics Card : (I can invest more on this if its better VFM than the HD4850 special sonic)
1. HD4850 512MB GDDR5 Palit (Special sonic)/Gainward(GS GLH) 8700/- ( :) )
2. Palit GTX 260 894MB SP216 DDR3 PCI With HDMI 11300/-
3. Palit HD 4870 Dual Sonic 512MB DDR5 256Bit (Dual Slot Cooler) 12000/-

Display :
1. Dell LCD 19'' 1909W 7200/-

Memory :
1. Kingston DDR2 800Mhz (2 X 2 GB) 2400/-
2. Corsair DDR2 800MhZ CM2X2048-6400C5 (2 X 2GB) 2700/-

HDD :
1. Western Digital Sata 2 1TB (32 MB Buffer) 4875/-
2. Seagate Sata 2 1TB (32 MB Buffer) 4725/-

Optical Drive :
1. LG 20x Sata 1200/-
2. Sony 20x Sata 1350/-

Power supply & Chassis:According to the config you suggest :)
 

sona

Broken In
Processor :
1. Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz E8400 - (6MB L2 cache 3.0Ghz 1333MHz) 8800/-

Motherboard :
Gigabyte GA-EG41MF-S2H


Graphics Card :
1. HD4850 512MB GDDR5 Palit (Special sonic)/Gainward(GS GLH) 8700/- (

Display :
1. Dell LCD 19'' 1909W 7200/-

Memory :
1. Kingston DDR2 800Mhz (2 X 2 GB) 2400/-

HDD :
1. Western Digital Sata 2 1TB (32 MB Buffer) 4875/-

Optical Drive :
1. LG 20x Sata 1200/-
 

dOm1naTOr

Wise Old Owl
X3 720: 7.5k
Biostar TA790GXB A2 (AMD) 5000/-
zotac GTX 260 sp 216 : 10.5k

X3 72 is lot better than E8400, in most todays and upcoming games. Only in some games where multicore is not utilized, an oced E8400 has edge over and x3.
720 oc to 3.7~3.8 on air while E8400 oc to 3.8~4Ghz on air. but performance of E8400~4Ghz comes nowhere near and x2 720~ 3.8Ghz.
Also with AMD, u can save on mobo too.

GTX 260 has terrific vfm rite now compared to similar performer HD 4870 1GB @ 12.5k
 

desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
Go for dominator's config but replace that Biostar mobo with Jetway HA-07 Ultra or Gigabyte/ASUS 780G setup.
 
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tarey_g

tarey_g

Hanging, since 2004..
thx for the suggestions.
@desiibond, why Jetway HA-07 Ultra or Gigabyte/ASUS 780G ? can you please list the plus points :). Also the approx prices.

I will buy the components from Pune or if not available than Mumbai, suggest me some reliable shops.
 
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tarey_g

tarey_g

Hanging, since 2004..
I want to OC the processor(X3 720) in future , please suggest compatible motherboards.
Please also suggest the appropriate PSU+Chassis.
 

ancientrites

In the zone
i will go for intel,i myself dunno abt amdati world
Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz E8400 - (6MB L2 cache 3.0Ghz 1333MHz) 8800/
MSI P45 Neo - F (Intel® P45 Chipset 1333 FSB) 5975/
Palit GTX 260 894MB SP216 DDR3 PCI With HDMI 11300/-
Dell LCD 19'' 1909W 7200/-
Corsair DDR2 800MhZ CM2X2048-6400C5 (2 X 2GB) 2700/
Seagate Sata 2 1TB (32 MB Buffer) 4725/-
LG 20x Sata 1200/-

regarding smps and cabinet,
cabinet Thermaltake VI1000BWSThermaltake M9 4400/-
smps taganBZ 700 7500/-
 

desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
I want to OC the processor(X3 720) in future , please suggest compatible motherboards.
Please also suggest the appropriate PSU+Chassis.

Overclocking Phenom II will be much better on 790FX/GX boards than on 780G.

Don't go for Biostar boards if you want to squeeze every possible MHz out of your phenom II processor. These boards especially 5k 790FX board are made of lower quality MOSFETs and capacitors that overheat and freeze the board.

jetway HA-07 Ultra is bit better in that case with solid capacitors and good heatsinks.

If you ask me, I always pick gigabyte/asus (preferrably gigabyte). yes, their mobos pricing is more but the design, stability and support is unmatched.

Take for example http://www.gigabyte.in/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2887.


For Cabinet, go for CM Elite 335 for 2.5k or 690 for 4.5k (690 can accomodate 9 colling fans in total)

For PSU, I would pick Corsair VX550W atleast if you are going for Phenom II and GTX260/HD4870 and overclocking.
 
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tarey_g

Hanging, since 2004..
Ahh, thx for the info. I will chk the availability of these components that you have listed. :)
 

Krow

Crowman
Gaming = AMD

SMPS = Corsair HX620/520, whichever. I'd say go for the 620 as it can even run an i7 965 based system on SLI/CFX. Plus its modular so less cable clutter. Get it if it is available. I regret not going fr the HX series as nw my cabby's a mess!

RAM = Corsair

HDD = WD

GFX = GTX 260 SONIC (Palit)
 
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tarey_g

Hanging, since 2004..
Dude Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H is for 9325/- . Looks out of reach for me :(.
Damn you recession, grrr...

I think this OC thing will make the config unaffordable for me, what was I thinking :p
 

rollcage

AMD user for 9 yrs!!
For Ram:- OCZ (w/Heat Sink) 2GBx2 - Rs.1400 x 2 = 2.8k since you will be OC

For Cabinet, go for CM Elite 335 for 2.5k or 690 for 4.5k (690 can accomodate 9 colling fans in total)
instead of CM Elite 335 .. better go for Ellite 334, its a better looking cabinet. way better. :twisted:
If you puting SLI or Hardcore gaming then I recommend CM-690 .. its a beautiful cabinet. do justice to urself. ;)

For PSU, I would pick Corsair VX550W atleast if you are going for Phenom II and GTX260/HD4870 and overclocking.
:arrow:ask for the combination the dealer offers with CM334 or CM690 (whichever you choose),
many times the combo that is available is cheaper dont know why but they prefer selling it that way i suppose.
if it is not a good deal buy Corsair VX450w .. its expensive though.

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tarey_g

tarey_g

Hanging, since 2004..
So, Following is the config that so far (somehow)fits in my budget :D. Please ignore the keyboard/mouse selection , I'll just pick up any set that feels comfy.

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Is there a possibility of saving money reducing unnecessary expense and go for a better graphic card like GTX 275 @ 13.k ? :)

Suggestions..
 

comp@ddict

EXIT: DATA Junkyard
Is there a possibility of saving money reducing unnecessary expense and go for a better graphic card like GTX 275 @ 13.k ?

Suggestions..
Suggestion:

MOBO - Jetway 780G ULTRA @ 5k
PSU - Corsair VX450W @ 3.9k
GFX - Palit GTX260 SONIC 896MB GDDR3 @ 11k
Monitor - BenQ G2220 21.5" FULL HD LCD @ 9.2k
This is the best you can get, and go for nothing less than this if u intend on increasing budget by 3k, to TOTAL = 52k
 
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