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Want to buy a Desktop for Android Development.

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Hello Digit users,

I am a basic Android developer. I want to sell my old laptop(Acer Aspire 4738Z, 2 years old) and buy a Desktop for my personal use, gaming as well as android development. My budget is around 35k-40k.

Here are my basic requirements:
*A fast processor of atleast 2.5Ghz clock speed and quad/octa core.(An Intel i5 maybe, but which variant?)
*Atleast 4GB RAM
*HDD of around 500GB-750GB.
*A Graphic Card for Games like NFS The Run, GTA-4, COD MW4, Far Cry3 and other high end games. (Now Compulsory)
* Atleast a 18" LCD/LED monitor (A resolution nice enough to play those games)
* A DVDRW drive

It should be able to run both Linux and Windows.

All with a preferable motherboard, Power supply and a case.

I don't want to OC it.
Will be using Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12


Also, please suggest a good wifi receiver(I have a wifi modem at home).


EDIT:

Questions as per forums:

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:I want the COmputer for ANdroid development with java and smali programming. Also, for games like GTA, NFS, Applications like MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite.

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.
Ans:Budget is of About 35K, can be maximum extended to 40K

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans:No Plans As such.

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: A dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12

5. How much hard drive space is needed?
Ans:500-750GB

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: Yes, I need a monitor of some nice resolution and 18"

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy or which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans: No such components.

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans: In a month or two.

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

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:I live in Mohali, Chandigarh. I am also Open to buy stuff online if I don't find them locally.

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans: The PC should be clocking at ~2.6Ghz and a Graphic card. What about the GT640? Can it run those games or I need some other Card?

Also, a wifi reciever.
 
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Cilus

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Here is my recommendation:-

AMD FX 8120 (3.1 GHz, 8 Cores, 8 MB L2, 8 MB L3, Turbo Boost up to 4GHz) @ 9.3K
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 @ 5.3K
G-Skill RipjawX 1600 MHz 4GB Ram @ 1.5K
WD Caviar Green SATA III 6 Gbps 500 GB HDD (64 MB Cache) @ 3.5K
Corsair CX 430V2 PSU @ 2.6K
A Generic Big Cabinet w/o SMPS @ 1K
Acer S191HQL 18.5" (1366X768) Slim LED Display @ 5.25K
Logitech MK100 Keyboard & Mouse Combo @ 0.4K
Sapphire/MSI HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 @ 5.6K

Total: 34.45K, completely within your budget. Now if you wanna spend 40K then get a bigger Monitor and little powerful Graphics card.

Here is the choice:
Acer S200HL 20" LED (1600X900) @ 5.9K
Powercolor HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 @ 6.6K
 
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Hello TDF guys,

I could not get the new PC back then due to some problems. Now, As we all know, prices and tech changes pretty fast in the world of Computers. The Configuration Cilus Told is pretty great. But I wanted to ask if the AMD FX 8120 better or the Intel i5 3570K.
Also, please see this link and tell me if they include the motherboard with the processor in it too? I am confused as it shows an in-built Graphic Chip but those are usually on Motherboards not Processors. Please help.
http://www.flipkart.com/intel-3-4-ghz-lga1155-core-i5-3570k-processor/p/itmd99wtgqur9dhm?pid=PSRD99WSTTH4Y88G&ref=dc9d148c-9873-42be-bb00-1a9fef59c9f8
 
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aadroid.dev

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Here is my recommendation:-

AMD FX 8120 (3.1 GHz, 8 Cores, 8 MB L2, 8 MB L3, Turbo Boost up to 4GHz) @ 9.3K
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 @ 5.3K
G-Skill RipjawX 1600 MHz 4GB Ram @ 1.5K
WD Caviar Green SATA III 6 Gbps 500 GB HDD (64 MB Cache) @ 3.5K
Corsair CX 430V2 PSU @ 2.6K
A Generic Big Cabinet w/o SMPS @ 1K
Acer S191HQL 18.5" (1366X768) Slim LED Display @ 5.25K
Logitech MK100 Keyboard & Mouse Combo @ 0.4K
Sapphire/MSI HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 @ 5.6K

Total: 34.45K, completely within your budget. Now if you wanna spend 40K then get a bigger Monitor and little powerful Graphics card.

Here is the choice:
Acer S200HL 20" LED (1600X900) @ 5.9K
Powercolor HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 @ 6.6K


Hello, the reccomendations you gae are pretty great as I saw them on the Internet. I have a question. Should I go for FX 8120 you mentioned here, or the i5 3450 is better?
 
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Here is my recommendation:-

AMD FX 8120 (3.1 GHz, 8 Cores, 8 MB L2, 8 MB L3, Turbo Boost up to 4GHz) @ 9.3K
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 @ 5.3K
G-Skill RipjawX 1600 MHz 4GB Ram @ 1.5K
WD Caviar Green SATA III 6 Gbps 500 GB HDD (64 MB Cache) @ 3.5K
Corsair CX 430V2 PSU @ 2.6K
A Generic Big Cabinet w/o SMPS @ 1K
Acer S191HQL 18.5" (1366X768) Slim LED Display @ 5.25K
Logitech MK100 Keyboard & Mouse Combo @ 0.4K
Sapphire/MSI HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 @ 5.6K

Total: 34.45K, completely within your budget. Now if you wanna spend 40K then get a bigger Monitor and little powerful Graphics card.

Here is the choice:
Acer S200HL 20" LED (1600X900) @ 5.9K
Powercolor HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 @ 6.6K

Hello there, thanks for recommendations. I had checked those components back in november. But I couldn't get that back then. Now, I have the money in hand. If there are any different components available now, please tell. Also, I have changed my sneers in the questionnaire to suite my present need. Please tell.
Thanks
 
Hello, the reccomendations you gae are pretty great as I saw them on the Internet. I have a question. Should I go for FX 8120 you mentioned here, or the i5 3450 is better?
Considering the questionnaire you've posted, here's a rig with updated parts:

FX 8350 (11500)
Asus M5A97 R2.0 (6200)
G.skill ripjawsX 1600MHz 4GB (2000)
WD Blue 500GB HDD (2900)
Sapphire HD7750 (6500)
Corsair CX430V2 (2600)
NZXT Gamma (2500)
Dell in2030 (6500)
Logitech MK200 KB & mouse combo (750)
Asus Optical drive (1000)
PCI wi-fi card (1000)

total: 43450

also add a few 120mm case fans for cooling.

> FX 8350 is better suited to such tasks you have mentioned than i5 3xxx
 
^that is a very vfm rig, however , it exceeds OP's budget. Cilus's rig is good. Change the graphics to HD 7770 or 650 ti and your good. Also get the mk200 if budget permits.

Shiva
 
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Considering the questionnaire you've posted, here's a rig with updated parts:

FX 8350 (11500)
Asus M5A97 R2.0 (6200)
G.skill ripjawsX 1600MHz 4GB (2000)
WD Blue 500GB HDD (2900)
Sapphire HD7750 (6500)
Corsair CX430V2 (2600)
NZXT Gamma (2500)
Dell in2030 (6500)
Logitech MK200 KB & mouse combo (750)
Asus Optical drive (1000)
PCI wi-fi card (1000)

total: 43450

also add a few 120mm case fans for cooling.

> FX 8350 is better suited to such tasks you have mentioned than i5 3xxx

Thanks, but this rig is a bit too much out of budget. My dad promised 35k nd I have about 5k in hand. Please change it a bit, after adding those fans, the cost would further increase.
 
Thanks, but this rig is a bit too much out of budget. My dad promised 35k nd I have about 5k in hand. Please change it a bit, after adding those fans, the cost would further increase.

Bold ones are the changes:

FX 8350 (11500)
Asus M5A97 R2.0 (6200)
Corsair Value Select 1600MHz 4GB ram(1900)
WD Blue 500GB HDD (2900)
Sapphire HD7750 (6500)
Corsair CX430V2 (2600)
any iBall/Zebronics cabinet without PSU (700)
Dell in2030 (6500)
Logitech MK200 KB & mouse combo (750)
Asus Optical drive (1000)
PCI wi-fi card (1000)

total: ~41000

just 1k more than budget.
 
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Bold ones are the changes:

FX 8350 (11500)
Asus M5A97 R2.0 (6200)
Corsair Value Select 1600MHz 4GB ram(1900)
WD Blue 500GB HDD (2900)
Sapphire HD7750 (6500)
Corsair CX430V2 (2600)
any iBall/Zebronics cabinet without PSU (700)
Dell in2030 (6500)
Logitech MK200 KB & mouse combo (750)
Asus Optical drive (1000)
PCI wi-fi card (1000)

total: ~41000

just 1k more than budget.

Thanks, but I guess I'll go with this.
 

Cilus

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Currently in Kolkata, FX-8320 is available at 10.4K. If you can go with it, another 1K saved.
 
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