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kushalsv

Right off the assembly line
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:Gaming,Music,Movies[HD],Photoshop,Surfing the net..

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:35k

4. Planning to overclock?
A:No.

5. Which OS are you planning to use?
A:Win7 32Bit,WinXP 32Bit.

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

7. What resolution will the screen run at & whats the size of the screen you want?
A:1680x1050.

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:Yes.

10. When are you planning to buy the system?
A:few days from now.

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

12. Are there going to be any components that you don't want to include in this new rig? If yes, do mention.
A:monitor,speakers,keyboard,mouse,dvd drive.

13. Which city do you live in and are you open to buying from shops from other city/states?
A:Bangalore,will buy locally.

14. Mention any other points if deemed necessary
A:i will stick to a phenon II X4 955 with a gtx460[1gb] cyclone or zotac amp! edition(help me choose). i also wil prefer a cheaper mobo but with gud value and quality.
this is my previous post...pls refer..

"hey all,
m gonna upgrade my sys in a few days..
m going for a phenom II x4 955,
but i wasn sure about whic Mobo i shud go for..
i ll be going for a gtx460[1gb] wit atleast 4gb of ddrIII ram..
so i was wonderin bout the mobo..shud i get one with onboard grafix??
since i ll be gettn a gtx460,i wudn need onboard graphics..or do i??
so ppl,can u suggest a cheap n good "AM3" mobo wit DDRIII support..(usb3 n al tht fancy features r not really necessary)..but anyways suggest both...with usb3 and non usb3..but cheap and best!!no biostar please!!

also...i'v never used an amd processor b4...wil i hav any probs if i use an nvidia card??? or is it just a myth???
can u also suggest whether i shud go for the amp version or the cyclone version of gtx460??(wic is cheaper and better btw the two???) "
 

ico

Super Moderator
Staff member
AMD Phenom II X4 955 C3 @ 7.2k
MSI 880GMA-E45 @ 5.3k [a good motherboard with USB 3.0 and SATA3 6gbps]
2*2GB Kingston/Gskill/Corsair 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM @ 3k
500GB WD Caviar Blue @ 1.7k
Zotac GTX460 AMP 1GB GDDR5 @ 12.5k
NZXT Gamma cabinet @ 2k OR Cooler Master Elite 430 cabinet @ 2.6k
Corsair VX450 @ 3.7k (if available) OR Seasonic S12II 520w Bronze @ 4.3k [a good PSU is needed...avoid iBall, Cooler Master, Frontech etc.]

Total 35k.

also...i'v never used an amd processor b4...wil i hav any probs if i use an nvidia card??? or is it just a myth???
Myth.

can u also suggest whether i shud go for the amp version or the cyclone version of gtx460??(wic is cheaper and better btw the two???) "
GTX460 Cyclone is from MSI.
GTX460 AMP is from Zotac. Both are equally good and equally priced.
 
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ssb1551

Technomancer
^^where did you get the pricing of the Corsair RAM??couldn't find anywhere at 1.5k(for 2GB stick).The cheapest I found was 1875 bucks at theitwares(without shipping).
 

Ishu Gupta

Manchester United
AMD Phenom II X4 955 C3 @ 7.2k
MSI 880GMA-E45 @ 5.3k [a good motherboard with USB 3.0 and SATA3 6gbps]
2*2GB Kingston/Gskill/Corsair 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM @ 3k
500GB WD Caviar Blue @ 1.7k
Zotac GTX460 AMP 1GB GDDR5 @ 12.5k
NZXT Gamma cabinet @ 2k OR Cooler Master Elite 430 cabinet @ 2.6k
Corsair VX450 @ 3.7k (if available) OR Seasonic S12II 520w Bronze @ 4.3k [a good PSU is needed...avoid iBall, Cooler Master, Frontech etc.]

Total 35k.

+1
More options for availability
Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H @ 5.5k. Very similar to the mobo ico suggested.
Seagate 7200.12 500GB @ 1.7k or 1TB @ 2.7k.
 
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