recommend a new pc (gaming /htpc)

kanwal103

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1. Q: What is your budget?
a. 60K
2. Q: What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)
a. Got stolon-lost in transportation except ups
3. Q: Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
a. None (will buy all new components)
4. Q: Which hardware component are you looking to buy (component name). If you have already decided on a configuration then please mention the (component brand and model) as well, this will help us in fine tuning your requirement.
a. CPU – AMD PHENOM 2 X4 965 125W
b. Motherboard – gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (REV. 1.0) OR ASUS 79T DELUXE(SUGGEST)
c. GPU – ATI HD5850(TO CHOOSE BETWEEN SAPPHIRE,XFX,POWERCOLOR )
d. RAM-G-SKILL RIPJAWS DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL7-8-7-24 (2X2GB) OR 1300MHZ or corsair is another option(suggest)
e. CABINET-COOLER MASTER 690 2 ADVANCED OR 922 HAF(SUGGEST)
f. PSU –NEAR 700W (SUGGEST)
g. HARD DISK-1 TB SEAGATE OR WD
h. KEYBOARD-(SUGGEST NEAR 2.5 K)
i. MOUSE- LOGITECH MX518
j. MONITOR -24 “INCH HD(SUGGEST)
k. ANY OTHER SUGGESTION ARE WELCOME.
l. TELL ME WHETHER I NEED COOLING OR NOT
5. Q: Is this going to be your final configuration or you would be adding/upgrading a component in near future. If yes then please mention when and which component
a. Yes, will upgrade the following after 1 year
b. Gpu-will crossfire with hd 5850
c. RAM - 2X4GB
6. Q: Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)
a. DELHI
7. Q: Would you consider buying a second hand hardware from the TE market
a. No
8. Q: What is your intended use for this PC/hardware
a. Gaming
b. Browsing
c. Desktop Processing
d. HTPC
e. Download rig,
f. Watching HD movies
9. Q: Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.
10. motherboard- GIGABYTE MOTHERBOARD IS PREFERED -service
11. cabinet- cooler master6902 advanced or 922 haf-looks are best
12. psu –corsair the brand works
Q: If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?
a. Strategy - Civilization 4,crisis(high setting)
b. Racing - Grid at medium to high settings
Q: What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
3. Gaming - 1980 *1200
4. Desktop -1600 *1200
Q: Are you looking to overclock?
e. No
Q: Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
f. Windows 7 64 bit

thanx buddies in advance
 

Sumit05

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Core i50 750 2.66GHz - 9.9k
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 - 6.2k
Transcend 4GB(2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz - 5.2k
Seagate 1TB 7200.12 series - 4.2k
BenQ 24" G2420 FULL HD LCD Monitor - 11.3k
XFX HD5850 1GB GDDR5 - 17.8k
CM 590 - 3.9k
Corsair VX550 - 5.7k
Samsung / LG 22x DVD R/W - 1.1k
Logitech Mouse/Kb combo - .7k
Total ~ 66k
 

comp@ddict

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VTD3D HD5850 1GB GDDR5 @ 15.8k

Seagate 1TB @ 4k

MSI P55 CD-53 @ 7.5k

CM 690 @ 4.4k

Corsair VX550W @ 5.2k

Rest go for Sumit's config.
 

mafiathedon

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Core i50 750 2.66GHz - 9.9k

Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 - 6.2k

Transcend 4GB(2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz - 5.2k

Seagate 1TB 7200.12 series - 4.2k

BenQ 24" G2420 FULL HD LCD Monitor - 11.3k

XFX HD5850 1GB GDDR5 - 17.8k

CM 590 - 3.9k

Corsair VX550 - 5.7k

Samsung / LG 22x DVD R/W - 1.1k

Logitech Mouse/Kb combo - .7k

Total ~ 66k

+1 this is awesome rig
 

kanwal103

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my friends use g skill and they recommened it (dual channel 2*2gb 1333mhz). should i go for it.
i always wanted an amd since it s best for gaming.are there any problems with it?
what is the difference between sapphire ,xfx ? i think sapphire is more reliable.
 

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kanwal103 said:
i always wanted an amd since it s best for gaming.are there any problems with it?
No problems if you go with AMD, but how did you come to the conclusion that AMDs are always best for gaming? There are different "best CPU for gaming" at every price segment.

For your budget, Core i5 + 5850 combo seems perfect. If you want to stick to AMD, you should look for PhenomII x4 965BE + 5850. But, power consumption is a bit more and performance is non-gaming applications is a bit less compared to i5. However, it does work out a bit cheaper.

Also, not sure about this, but you might have to manually set the timings if you choose to use RipJaws with AMD. (Not a negative, just a heads-up).
 

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CM 690 advanced is kinda of a moded cm 690 there is very little value adds between that and the existing 690 and most of those additions can be done very easily. so suggest you use the cm 690
 

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A complete AMD config:-

Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz B.E. @ 7.9k
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO @ 6.5k
Transcend 2*2=4GB DDR3 1333MHz C9 @ 4.4k
Cooler Master Centurion 690 @ 4.4k
Logitech Multimedia @ 0.8k
Logitech MX518 @ 1.5k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB @ 4k
LG 22x DVD @ 1.1k
Corsair VX550W @ 5.2k
VTX3D HD5850 1GB GDDR5 @ 15.8k
Acer V233H 23.6" FULL HD LCD Monitor @ 10.6k

TOTAL = Rs. 61,500