want 2 buy a new pc !!!!!!!!!!

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    hi
    aashish here
    i want 2 upgrade my pc . But i have a lot of doubts
    first let me give u some backgrnd information -
    i am currently using a P3 500 mhz , 40 gb hdd , 128 mb sdram,intel 810 motherboard

    now as i said i want 2 upgrade . i will keep my old hard disk in d new config.So tht leaves 3 things -------

    1.PROCESSOR - plz advise me whether i should i go 4 an INTEL P4 or an AMD . i have heard tht nowadays AMD r performance wise much better than INTEL P4. Also thr is some 64 bit AMD processor . plz tell me its cost
    But is thr some heat problem with AMD. Basically i want 2 play games n little bit of ms-office work . so kindly suggest.

    2.MOTHERBOARD- wat motherboard should i go 4 if i take a INTEL P4. my only pre - requirement is tht it should have a graphic card slot . but i dont want 2 buy a graphic card now . i will but nxt yr.

    same situation wid AMD . Which mobo + it shld have AGP slot

    ps. i want 2 play games basically

    3.how much ram shld i go 4 for optimum performance
    also which company's

    4. also which cabinet shld i go 4 . it shld look good plus have a sturdy smps

    I live in mumbai and will mostly buy this new config frm LAmington Road

    so kindly suggest configurations and corresponding costs

    thnx a lot in advance

    AASHISH
     
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    gams only then buy a PS2
     
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    go for amd 64 ...if u want to go for gaming .....and if u want to buy a graphics card later than buy some nforce2 ultra Mobo with onboard graphics...go for asus or msi depending upon support..i really can't tell the price as i m not from mumbai...

    if u want to go for intel u have two options (as u want onboard graphics also ) either go for 86fGBF or 915 ......the diffrence is 865GBF has AGP 8X expansion slot while 915 has PCI -16 x slot ....though pci 16x cards are not common yet but they might become common in a year .....so u can go for 915 if u want to go for intel...
     
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    depends on ur price range
    i suggest an amd 64 with a nforce3 mobo from asus ..
    if u can afford it then min 512 mb ddr 400 ram from CORSAIR ... if not ... hynix is a standard ...
    ( im sayin DDR and not DDR2 bcuz im suggesting AMD and those mobos dun support ddr2 yet)
    4) well there are a lot of cabintets ard
    with varying prices
    for 1500 a good choice is the zebronics lava cabinet
    get a min 350W power supply tho i suggest u trade it in for a 400W atleast .... and form a good company like say powersafe ( i would say antec but they are very very costly)
    again u have the moolah
    go for antec cabinets and PSU's
    they wont cost u anythign less than 5k MINIMUM !!

    prices shouldnt be much different than these
    http://business.vsnl.com/deltapage/price.htm
     
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    the raven he is looking for a motherbord with onboard graphics .....

    does nforce 3 mobo has onboard graphics ............no..>!!!!!
     
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    If only games that buy yourself a gaming console.
     
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    1. Processor: Definitely AMD 64 since it is cheap and future ready. 64 bit now and has good performance in 32 bit env too.

    2. Mobo: Get a Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M it has onboard video. Ur second option wud be a MSI K8MM-ILSR powered by S3 unichrome onboard gfx. Both these mobos are socket 754.

    Edit: The ASROCK K8Upgrade-760GX looks good and the best thing is that u can upgrade to 939 socket proccesor in the future.

    http://www.asrock.com/product/product_K8Upgrade-760GX.htm

    3. If u want good performance get atleast 1Gb of corsair, Kingston or Trancend RAM. Though 512 will suffice.

    4. Get VIP cabinets or Lava frm zebronics that will suffice ur cabinets needs.
     
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    heyy thnx a lot
    but still got a few doubts
    which os 2 use . winxp chalega ? coz i heard u cant play games in xp coz its made on win nt's platform.is this true.
    also zebronics lava cabinet 's smps is of how many watts ?
    also wat abt d so called heating problems of AMD
    also is hynix and hyundai the same company ??
    wat is the price diffrence between INTEL 865GBF and INTEL 915 ?
    i access internet via lan . so will my future mobo suffice a lan card as well as a graphic card

    plz reply
     
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    winXP is perfect ... dun use anything else ;)
    unless u plan to go for linux
    in which case u cant play most games :p
    zebronics lava has a 350w smps im quite sure
    AMD no more has any heating problems ... its a myth now ..
    intel 915 - intel 865gbf = 2k
    BOTH INTEL MOBOS WITH NO EXTRA FEATURES !!!!!!
    asus boards are ofcourse more expensive ... u get a 915 for 12k .. with wifi ...and a lot of other features ..
    u will get lan onboard in most mobos dun worry
    all mobos now have an agp 8x slot ... unless u go for an ancient config !!! so thats also not a problem
    and infact if u go for 915 ull get pretty good temp graphics till u can afford a good PCI-E Card .. which could be a good norm
    dont buy a pci-e card yet tho.. wait till the transition to the next year ... its future ( and also price ) will become more clear

    @imgame ... my mistake with the nforce3 sorry !
     
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    Lava has 400W PSU i think.......... :) not sure if hynix and hyundai are one and the same!
     
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    If you go for AMD64 and want onboard grafix then a motherboard based on SIS 760GX is a better choice because the onboard grafix on it is far better compared to VIA.
     
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