Upgrading-Converting my old home PC .

matrixx

Journeyman
1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Stupid answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work. Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.')

Ans: For son. His game wish list-Transformer-4, Dragon-2, Spiderman-Shattered Dimensions, Death road, Cars-II, Battle metal, Watched dogs, Barnout paradise, Takken-5 based on movie time to time.

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.

Ans: within 10k-15kmax

3. Planning to overclock?

Ans: if required in future then yes

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?

Ans: windows

5. How much hard drive space is needed?

Ans: want to use old HDD -250GB Transcend

6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention which screen size and resolution do you want. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, again mention the size and resolution of monitor you have.

Ans: No. will use old one-Viewsonic 19"

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy or which components you already have and plan on reusing?
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This need to upgrade to satisfy 14 years Son's Gaming Curiosity
* Processor = Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 (2.2 GHz) Box Proc.
• Motherboard = Intel D945GCNL Original Mother Board
•System Memory= 1 GB DDR2 - (Need to improve at least 4GB to run graphic card)
•Graphics= Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
* wired keyboard & mouse wish to replace by wireless keyboard and mouse

Below old rig wish to keep as it is:
Chasis / SMPS = Micro ATX - Mini Tower Case, I ball, Pride model
•Transcend Hard Drive= 250 GB SATA
•Optical Drive= 20x SATA
•DVD Writer - LG
•Output= 19" Wide Screen LCD - Viewsonic
•Audio =Creative 5.1 Ch. SBS 560/580 wish to keep as it is

8. When are you planning to buy the system?

Ans: now. wish to grab festive price on FK, SD, Amazon or Ebay.

9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?

Ans: Through Assembler only. No exposure on computer part even. So confused on possible threatening may be done by assembler during assembly. No idea how to avoid this?!!

10. Where do you live? Are you buying locally? Are you open to buying stuff from online shops if you don't get locally?

Ans: Jamnagar, Gujarat. Both option-offline & online ok with me.

11. Anything else which you would like to say?

Ans: Wondering if I can reuse old PSU as well cabinet as on tight budget and can spare more bucks for powerful processor, board & graphic card.
 

quicky008

Technomancer
pentium g 2030:Rs 3500

Gigabyte h61m-s1 mobo:Rs 3200

4 GB DDR3 Ram (Corsair)-Rs 2700 approx

Zotac GT 740 gpu:Rs 7400

or

Zotac gt 620 :Rs 3500

Corsair CX 500 psu :Rs 3500

Reusing the old psu is not recommended.You can gain around 2-3k by selling off your old pc components if they are in good working condition.
 
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matrixx

Journeyman
pentium g 2030:Rs 3500

Gigabyte h61m-s1 mobo:Rs 3200

4 GB DDR3 Ram (Corsair)-Rs 2700 approx

Zotac GT 740 gpu:Rs 7400

or

Zotac gt 620 :Rs 3500

Corsair CX 500 psu :Rs 3500

Reusing the old psu is not recommended.You can gain around 2-3k by selling off your old pc components if they are in good working condition.
thanks. He give buyback offer -Rs.800 for Motherboard(crashed) and old Intel processor(working). PSU not asked yet.

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Zotac GT 740 gpu:Rs 7400
or
Zotac gt 620 :Rs 3500

Corsair CX 500 psu :Rs 3500
Also advised for GT730 1GB DDR5 (4800rs) and Antec VP 450P (2500rs). How it is comparing with Zotac option?
 

quicky008

Technomancer
I suggest sticking with zotac as they provide 5 years warranty on their gpus,unlike other brands like asus,gigabyte etc.Gt730 is a good entry level gpu and will suffice for all the games you've mentioned,provided you run them at medium settings and lower resolutions-you can go for it if your budget permits.Also Antec vp 450p is a good alternative to corsair cx500.
 

adityak469

Training To Beat Goku
Lolwut?

No need to go with GT740/GT620. GT 740 seems overpriced and GT620 is for multimedia needs, not for gaming. Get GTX 750 ~7k on the upcoming sale. Go with Antec VP 450p, you won't require anything more than that. You can keep all other components from quicky008's config.
 

quicky008

Technomancer
Gtx 750 retailed for Rs 10000 approx the last time i checked-however if its price does decrease to 7k during the upcoming diwali sales period then the op should go for it by all means-its far better than gt 730/620.
 
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matrixx

Journeyman
pentium g 2030:Rs 3500

Gigabyte h61m-s1 mobo:Rs 3200

4 GB DDR3 Ram (Corsair)-Rs 2700 approx

Freezed above. Total cost= Rs.9400/- --- [A]
Get GTX 750 ~7k on the upcoming sale. Go with Antec VP 450p, you won't require anything more than that. You can keep all other components from quicky008's config.
Great.

(1) GT-750 ~ 7k + Antec VP450p~2.5k = Rs.9500/- + [A] = Rs.18,900/- On higher budget:shock:
(2) GT-730 ~ 5k + Antec VP450p~2.5k = Rs.7500/- + [A] = Rs.16,900/- Reachable option!
(3) GT-730 ~ 5k + old PSU = Rs.5000/- + [A] = Rs.14,400/-
(4) GT-750 ~ 7k + old psu = Rs.7000/- + [A] = Rs.16,400/-

Which one of above I should finalize?

Local technician says old psu having 350W power can pump up. If not, then we can go for new PSU (antec option)

Edit :- R7240 1GB DDR5 is close competitor to GT-730 1gbDDR5. I like both. Which is most suitable considering above rig and my requirement?
 
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adityak469

Training To Beat Goku
Wait for the Amazon sale to end. You'll find some good deals for components. And don't go with local PSU. My processor and HDD have gone kaput due to a local PSU.
 
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matrixx

Journeyman
Wait for the Amazon sale to end. You'll find some good deals for components.
:razz::clap2:

And can you please post complete model no and brand of your current PSU?
will update soon.

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And can you please post complete model no and brand of your current PSU?

Brand-4d, Model-ATX-450W. Image attached.

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adityak469

Training To Beat Goku
:razz::clap2:

will update soon.

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Brand-4d, Model-ATX-450W. Image attached.

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You can do two things. Keep this old PSU for some time(and get GTX 750) if there's a budget problem and change it to Antec VP450p when you have the budget. My friend uses GTX 750 with a local PSU and he hasn't faced any problem yet.

Or if you can buy Antec VP450p with GTX 750, buy it.
 
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matrixx

Journeyman
You can do two things. Keep this old PSU for some time(and get GTX 750) if there's a budget problem and change it to Antec VP450p when you have the budget. My friend uses GTX 750 with a local PSU and he hasn't faced any problem yet.

A sensible advice. Thanks adityak469.

Last question emerging ... if GTX 730-5k worth enough to consider against GTX 750-7k ... no doubt on superiority of 750 card, but just wondering if saving additional 2k without compromising my son game wishes....
 

adityak469

Training To Beat Goku
A sensible advice. Thanks adityak469.

Last question emerging ... if GTX 730-5k worth enough to consider against GTX 750-7k ... no doubt on superiority of 750 card, but just wondering if saving additional 2k without compromising my son game wishes....
I'd say 730 is an entertainment card rather than a gaming card. He can play all the old games on it but not the new ones. And If I were you, I'd have gone for the 750, its only ~2k more.
 
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matrixx

Journeyman
You can do two things. Keep this old PSU for some time(and get GTX 750) if there's a budget problem and change it to Antec VP450p when you have the budget. My friend uses GTX 750 with a local PSU and he hasn't faced any problem yet.

I'd say 730 is an entertainment card rather than a gaming card. He can play all the old games on it but not the new ones. And If I were you, I'd have gone for the 750, its only ~2k more.

Matter closed. Thanks.
Searching festive offer online, preferably, as I am living in small town. If any one knows, pl share.

pentium g 2030:Rs 3500

Gigabyte h61m-s1 mobo:Rs 3200

4 GB DDR3 Ram (Corsair)-Rs 2700 approx.

GTX-750 -7k.
 

adityak469

Training To Beat Goku
Matter closed. Thanks.
Searching festive offer online, preferably, as I am living in small town. If any one knows, pl share.

pentium g 2030:Rs 3500

Gigabyte h61m-s1 mobo:Rs 3200

4 GB DDR3 Ram (Corsair)-Rs 2700 approx.

GTX-750 -7k.
Best choice! :)

I'll update if I find any offers. ;)
 

2kool2btrue

In the zone
Matter closed. Thanks.
Searching festive offer online, preferably, as I am living in small town. If any one knows, pl share.

pentium g 2030:Rs 3500

Gigabyte h61m-s1 mobo:Rs 3200

4 GB DDR3 Ram (Corsair)-Rs 2700 approx.

GTX-750 -7k.

Hey! I'd suggest a slight modification here

Pentium G3220 - Rs 3150 (locally. check - http://costtocost.in/list/pricelist.pdf)
Gigabyte H81M-S1 - Rs. 3300 (3311 on flipkart right now)
4GB DDR3 RAM - Rs. 2700
Zotac GTX 750 - Rs. 7k (I'm not sure how we're coming to 7k on this).

The CPU and motherboard are newer tech(Socket LGA1150, the same which 4th gen core i processors use) and should offer a better upgrade path in the future :) Even performance wise the G3220 is 10% faster and the H81 supports 2 x USB3 ports and 2 x SATA 6.0 ports. A better buy than the H61 - G2030 combo
 

adityak469

Training To Beat Goku
Hey! I'd suggest a slight modification here

Pentium G3220 - Rs 3150 (locally. check - http://costtocost.in/list/pricelist.pdf)
Gigabyte H81M-S1 - Rs. 3300 (3311 on flipkart right now)
4GB DDR3 RAM - Rs. 2700
Zotac GTX 750 - Rs. 7k (I'm not sure how we're coming to 7k on this).

The CPU and motherboard are newer tech(Socket LGA1150, the same which 4th gen core i processors use) and should offer a better upgrade path in the future :) Even performance wise the G3220 is 10% faster and the H81 supports 2 x USB3 ports and 2 x SATA 6.0 ports. A better buy than the H61 - G2030 combo
We are hoping for gtx 750 to drop to 7k. And on a side note my friend bought gtx 750 for 7k some months back on SD.
 

2kool2btrue

In the zone
We are hoping for gtx 750 to drop to 7k. And on a side note my friend bought gtx 750 for 7k some months back on SD.

Why put that in bold? It conveys the same meaning which using CAPS does. :-/
Anyway, the GTX750 is a beastly little card for that price. keep us posted [MENTION=279573]matrixx[/MENTION]
 
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matrixx

Journeyman
Hey! I'd suggest a slight modification here
Pentium G3220 - Rs 3150 (locally. check - http://costtocost.in/list/pricelist.pdf)
Gigabyte H81M-S1 - Rs. 3300 (3311 on flipkart right now)
4GB DDR3 RAM - Rs. 2700
Zotac GTX 750 - Rs. 7k (I'm not sure how we're coming to 7k on this).

The CPU and motherboard are newer tech(Socket LGA1150, the same which 4th gen core i processors use) and should offer a better upgrade path in the future :) Even performance wise the G3220 is 10% faster and the H81 supports 2 x USB3 ports and 2 x SATA 6.0 ports. A better buy than the H61 - G2030 combo

Well, this is indeed valuable input for mother board & processor. Thanks 2kool2btrue.
But no idea on Zotac card quality on Nvidia GTX?

Anyway, the GTX750 is a beastly little card for that price. keep us posted [MENTION=279573]matrixx[/MENTION]
Waiting for festive offer to grab components at great discount.
 
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