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Old 25th June 2006, 12:24   #1
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Im getting a new comp and after alllot of research, i shortlisted these parts:
(the items are taken from www.newegg.com as i might the getting them from the site itself or atleast at similar prices).

1)Motherboards:
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568
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ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131004

Both these products are pretty much the same except for the fact that one has SLI while the other Crossfire. Tats the only thing iv to decide..any views?? Also, i get a $50 discount if i take the second motherboard cuz of the processor iv chosen.

2)Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103533
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AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice $145
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103531

Iv pretty much decided on the 3800+ but views are welcome..

3)Video card:

Now, the cards iv seen are XFX cards but i dunno how the suport of this company is in india. I know tat the cards are also locally available..but support??

XFX 6800 XTreme $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150130
OR
XFX PV-T73G-UDE3 Geforce 7600GT $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150141

there's a 6800 card of eVGA too.. but again.. support for the company..
Again, there are some Sapphire ati cards like X800Pro and X850XT.. but same question as above..

4)Hard disk:

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136003
OR
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

Only choice to be made here is of the company.. though western digital seems to be the fav on the site.

5)Dvd writer:

Samsung w/ lightscribe w/ 5x DVD-RAM write $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151118
OR
NEC writer $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

hows NEC in india?? i was also considering Benq or Lite-on.. any views?

6)Memory:

Heres the thing.. As far as i know, say 1GB RAM here is available for about Rs3500.. tats around 7k for 2GB. I was initially planning on going for 1GB but then i saw these offers by "Corsair" (yup)
CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145486
or
CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145579

tats about Rs 1.5k more but then again its corsair.. worth it??


Rest of the things are standard... Any views and suggestions??

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Old 25th June 2006, 12:46   #2
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Also, which power supply will i need for all of this?? i dont think the regular 550w will do.. will it?
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Old 25th June 2006, 17:00   #3
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SLI feature on Mobo only comes into picture when u r going to use two video cards which u r not going to use.So u can buy a non-SLI mobo [for abt 100$] and add that money to processor/memory,something like 3800 dual core for abt $330 on newegg.
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So ur telling me to take the MVP mobo wit the 3800+?? im gettin ths for $268 on newegg
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Are these $ figures equivalent to indian prices.If you are in bangalore why dont you just walk at SP road and find out the prices and brands.
I dont think you get NEC or corsair in bangalore ? , if yes enlighten me .
DVD writer ,just picked up ASUS 1608p3s DVD writer for 2400 rs bill .
About HDD ,i have both seagate(40 g) and WD (80) ..i had a problem with WD ,they just fixed sumthign and returned the same drive ,seems workign now ,touch wood ,but seagate now offers 5 years warranty on HDDs if i am rit ..that tempting

Keep us updated and post a pic after getting it.

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Well the price of the stuff above (exculdin wirter n ram ) is Rs 26000..
Hows the writer u got?? its available for lik rs1700 there.. had bought sony n lg ones for my frnz from sp road.. pretty good..
Yeh i don think corsair nec are readily available.. have to look.. ocz is available but tats too expensive..
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1)Motherboards:

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe

2)Processor:

Go for dual core amd x2

3)Video card:

XFX PV-T73G-UDE3 Geforce 7600GT

4)Hard disk:
u can also go for a 2 smaller HDD and connect the in RAID 0 for better performance...

5)Dvd writer:
any one u like.....

6)Memory:
ya it is worth it any yes corsair is avalable in delhi and last time I checked it was for 12k for 1gb
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the x2 is about $150 more.. is it reallly worth it??

u sure bout the two smaller hdds? but then ill have to get a raid controller also...rite?
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the x2 is a dual core processor this will surely get the advantage of the same

the raid controller is inbuilt on the Motherboard.......
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Instead of the S939 processor, get the new Socket 940 or AM2 processor.
They have a technology similar to Intel's hyperthreading and they also support DDR2 RAM. You'll get them for about the same price as the S939 processors.
Check out www.ncix.com
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I would recommend whoever is planning for a new computer to wait until MS releases the system recommendations for Windows vista. A super fast computer today may become a basic system for Vista.
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Oook wat bout these mos mobo n processor : (AM2)

Motherboard :
ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131011
OR
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013

Processor
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103631
OR
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Orleans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103633

??????


Well i got two more cards (ATI Chip).. :


SAPPHIRE 100116SR Radeon X800XL 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Custra...82E16814102548
OR
SAPPHIRE 100106SR-RD Radeon X850XT 256MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102505

Seeing that some ppl here have cards of this company.. i see no issues with it.. good choice??

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@barbar ,the dvd riter is good .
How are you getting these from newegg ,is your friend getting it for you? or are you getting it shipped to india? ,i am curious, i am lusting for a 19 ' tft ,prices for these 19 "s are close to 20 k ,where as in US ,you get it for 12k ..damn.

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I would recommend whoever is planning for a new computer to wait until MS releases the system recommendations for Windows vista. A super fast computer today may become a basic system for Vista.
true...........when is vista releasing anyways
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Oook wat bout these mos mobo n processor : (AM2)

Motherboard :
ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131011
OR
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013

Processor
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103631
OR
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Orleans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103633

??????
This is ok. AM2 is the way forward. And consider non SLI boards with similar other features. SLI is not worth spending that amount of money. And that M2N32 SLI board is hell lotta stuff!
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