Need to buy PC tomorrow,plz suggest!


coolcrook

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Q: What is your budget?

20K(cant stretch it to 25 but don want to)

Q: What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)

-none

-but I dont want to buy

-monitor

-kb mouse

-ups

-speakers

Q: Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)

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.

CPU - AMD Phenom II X2 555BE ??

Motherboard - ?

GPU - ATi Radeon 5770 ?

RAM- 4gb GSKILL 2(or 2gb to stay in budget)

HDD-1TB (or 500GB depending on budget)

CABBY-CM Pro Elite 310 ??

PSU- ??


Mainly for gaming,it for my brother in 11th standard, all he does is game!!

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

I wont be upgrading 4 a year

Q: Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)

Bangalore

Open to online purchase(only if I get it within 2moro)

Q: Would you consider buying a second hand hardware from the TE market

Yes

Q: What is your intended use for this PC/hardware

Gaming

Browsing

Desktop Processing

AUTOCAD/PHOTOSHOP

Watching HD movies

Q: Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.

Nothing that has warranty issues

Q: If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?

RPG

FPS

Q: What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage

Desktop 1280x728

Q: Are you looking to overclock?

Yes but only till a stable limit

Q: Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?

Windows 7 64 bit

I will be buying everything tomorrow itself , I have to take it home, my flight is on Wednesday morning so plz keep that in mind and don't suggest hard to find stuff

Also are there any rules against taking computer stuff on a plane?

Regards
 

vivacious_tg

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Pls refer TE july 2010 buying guide by Dark angel , you will find answers to most of your queries.
 

sato1986

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Proccy: AMD Athlon II X3 425(2.7Ghz, 3 cores, 1.5MB Cache) ~3150

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA74GMT-S2 ~2700

RAM: G. Skill 2x2GB 1333MHz DDRIII ~2600

HDD: 500 GB WD Blue ~2000

GPU: Powercolor DDR5 HD5670 ~5300

Cabinet: Zebronics Bijili ~1100

PSU/SMPS:Corsair CX400 ~2800

ODD: L.G. GH22NS50 OEM SATA DVD-Writer 950 ~950

Total ~ 20600

PS: 1280x728 is quite tiny, monitor upgrade suggested. Atleast 19" widescreen. Will take 3.5k to upgrade from 15" wide.
 

DarkAngel

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CPU - AMD Phenom II X2 555BE ~ 5k (Has high unlocking success. But only if u wish to gamble. As u wont upgrade for 4 years u can choose the AthlonII X4 630 for the smae price)
Motherboard - Gigabyte 785GMT-USB3 ~ 5.8k (Go for USB 3.0 board as its a long term upgrade)
GPU - ATi Radeon HD4670 ~ 4k (For such a low resolution the HD5770 would be a waste. Plus u dont have the budget for it.)
RAM- 2GB SKill 1333MHz RAM ~ 2.8k
HDD- 500GB WD Blue ~ 2k
CABBY-CM Pro Elite 310 ~ 1.5k
PSU- FSP SAGAII 400w ~ 2k

Total: ~23k.
If on a very tight budget then go for the Biostar TA785G3 ~ 4k. Not sure of availability of the same in Blore though.
 

coolcrook

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Thanks a lot on the quick replies people
@Darkangel - Great config, I have one problem,I dont really need a usb3 mobo, its actually a comp for by bro who's just shifted into hostel, he'll probably junk it afta 2yrs when he finishes his 12th, he plays games all day and he wants to join the gaming industry after school(study animation or smthn after gettin 95% in his icse,dumbass)

I am not looking for future proofing just need the best gaming pc I can get in the budget!

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@ vivacious and @sato : I did look into the pc buyng advice forum alrdy, I have been a member here for a long time so I know the do's and dont's. I do not wish to clutter the forums but the thing is my matter is urgent. My initial config
CPU - AMD Phenom II X2 555BE ??
Motherboard - ?
GPU - ATi Radeon 5770 ?
RAM- 4gb GSKILL 2(or 2gb to stay in budget)
HDD-1TB (or 500GB depending on budget)
CABBY-CM Pro Elite 310 ??
PSU- ??

I took from the different posts I searched, My hardware knowhow isnt gr8 and if u havent noticed I have multiple queries, if anyone could address the ones at the end of my post.. Also are there any rules against taking computer stuff on a plane?
 

DarkAngel

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coolcrook said:
Thanks a lot on the quick replies people
@Darkangel - Great config, I have one problem,I dont really need a usb3 mobo, its actually a comp for by bro who's just shifted into hostel, he'll probably junk it afta 2yrs when he finishes his 12th, he plays games all day and he wants to join the gaming industry after school(study animation or smthn after gettin 95% in his icse,dumbass)

I am not looking for future proofing just need the best gaming pc I can get in the budget!

--- Updated Post - Automerged ---

@ vivacious and @sato : I did look into the pc buyng advice forum alrdy, I have been a member here for a long time so I know the do's and dont's. I do not wish to clutter the forums but the thing is my matter is urgent. My initial config
CPU - AMD Phenom II X2 555BE ??
Motherboard - ?
GPU - ATi Radeon 5770 ?
RAM- 4gb GSKILL 2(or 2gb to stay in budget)
HDD-1TB (or 500GB depending on budget)
CABBY-CM Pro Elite 310 ??
PSU- ??

I took from the different posts I searched, My hardware knowhow isnt gr8 and if u havent noticed I have multiple queries, if anyone could address the ones at the end of my post.. Also are there any rules against taking computer stuff on a plane?
Well gaming depends on resolution. If its a tiny 15" or 17" monitor a HD4670/HD5670 will max out all games. If its a 19"/20" monitor then the HD4850 will max out most games. If its a 22" monitor then the HD5770 will give give u decent frame rates.

So whats the size and resolution of the monitor? Is it a 15"/17" with 1280*720 resolution? Are u planning to upgrade it?
 

coolcrook

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I am plannin to buy a 20 or 21" monitor,I am going to singapore so may buy a bigger one there If i get it cheaper,but lets keep it at 20"

also abt the mobo...wat shd I get don't need usb3, crossfire wud be a bonus, i'll buy him another gfx card nxt yr and he'llbe happy!

also is unlocking the cores tedious? and does it overheat once unlocked to 4 cores?

Since I am not gonna be arnd all the time is it advisable to unlock and leave it coz he knows nuthn abt oc'in...evn I am a n00b

HOW about

CPU- AMD Phenom II X2 555BE(3.2Ghz, 2 cores, 6MB L3 Cache) 4900

MOBO- Gigabyte GA-MA74GMT-S2 2700

RAM- 4GB(2*2) G. Skill F3-10600CL9S-2GBNT DDRIII 5200

HDD- 500 GB WD Blue 2000

Cabinet- CM Elite 310 1500

PSU- FSP SAGAII 400w 2000

GFX- Sapphire 512MB DDR5 HD5670 5300

unsure abt gfx and proccy
 

DarkAngel

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coolcrook said:
I am plannin to buy a 20 or 21" monitor,I am going to singapore so may buy a bigger one there If i get it cheaper,but lets keep it at 20"

also abt the mobo...wat shd I get don't need usb3, crossfire wud be a bonus, i'll buy him another gfx card nxt yr and he'llbe happy!

also is unlocking the cores tedious? and does it overheat once unlocked to 4 cores?

Since I am not gonna be arnd all the time is it advisable to unlock and leave it coz he knows nuthn abt oc'in...evn I am a n00b

HOW about

CPU- AMD Phenom II X2 555BE(3.2Ghz, 2 cores, 6MB L3 Cache) 4900

MOBO- Gigabyte GA-MA74GMT-S2 2700

RAM- 4GB(2*2) G. Skill F3-10600CL9S-2GBNT DDRIII 5200

HDD- 500 GB WD Blue 2000

Cabinet- CM Elite 310 1500

PSU- FSP SAGAII 400w 2000

GFX- Sapphire 512MB DDR5 HD5670 5300

unsure abt gfx and proccy
I am not really sure whether 740G mobo can unlock the 555BE as it works at HT 1.0 with AM3 proccies due to chipset limitations

AMD Phenom II Core Unlocking Guide for X2 550BE / X3 710 & 720BE - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

There is no unlock success reported for dat model.

If u are worried about unlocked cores then better go for the AthlonII X3 435~3.6k. Its a good gaming CPU.

Gamers: Do You Need More Than An Athlon II X3? : Why Pay More?

Its a little difficult to monitor temps of the unlocked cores.
 

coolcrook

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CPU- AMD Phenom II X3 435 3600/ or I saw X4 620 for 3.5 on some recent post

MOBO- Gigabyte GA-MA74GMT-S2 2700

RAM- 4GB(2*2) G. Skill F3-10600CL9S-2GBNT DDRIII 5200

HDD- 500 GB WD Blue 2000

Cabinet- CM Elite 310 1500

PSU- FSP SAGAII 400w 2000

ABove-17k

GFX- Sapphire 512MB DDR5 HD5670 5300 ...Is this the best gfx I can get in my budget

total 22300, I can spend a lil more(2k) if the perfomance is increased by a lot
 

Supra

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Ok here is what I suggest . The OP Pmed me for the config rather than linking me to the thread here :p

1. X4 630--- 4.8k ( Now X2 555 unlocking is not as good as in the 1st few batches , plus for the usage an X30 is more than enough )

2. Asus M4A87TD/USB3 / Biostar TA890GXE --- 5.8k ( 785 boards are too old guys :p...please update...in same prices we get lot of 880G boards now)

3. 500GB Seagate 7200.12 ---- 2k

4. RAM 2GBX 1 DDR3 Gskill ---- 2.7k ( Add 2GB later)

5. Cabinet + PSU ---- CM Elite + Gigabyte Superb 460W/FSP 400W ---- 3.5~4k

6. MSI/Sapphire HD 5670 512MB DDR5 --- 5.3~5.5k

As of these 740G chipsets these are meant usually for the X2s wo any OCs and the build quality is pathetic to say the least , wont survive with a quad core for long
 

DarkAngel

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Supra said:
Ok here is what I suggest . The OP Pmed me for the config rather than linking me to the thread here :p

1. X4 630--- 4.8k ( Now X2 555 unlocking is not as good as in the 1st few batches , plus for the usage an X30 is more than enough )

2. Asus M4A87TD/USB3 / Biostar TA890GXE --- 5.8k ( 785 boards are too old guys :p...please update...in same prices we get lot of 880G boards now)

3. 500GB Seagate 7200.12 ---- 2k

4. RAM 2GBX 1 DDR3 Gskill ---- 2.7k ( Add 2GB later)

5. Cabinet + PSU ---- CM Elite + Gigabyte Superb 460W/FSP 400W ---- 3.5~4k

6. MSI/Sapphire HD 5670 512MB DDR5 --- 5.3~5.5k

As of these 740G chipsets these are meant usually for the X2s wo any OCs and the build quality is pathetic to say the least , wont survive with a quad core for long
Is the Biostar board really for that price :O Plz Dont recommend Asus. Iam Member of Anti-Rashi club :p
 

Supra

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lol Asus support in Bangalore is better than Gigabyte :p and ya the Biostar was available for arnd that price last time I checked :)...in fact the board was available right there in the shop.
 

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