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Old 11th June 2010, 23:56   #1336
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I doubt whether socket 478 boards are available these days. On the upgrade I can stretch the budget if the old cabinet and powersupply can be used with the new setup. What options would you recommend with 12K budget?
Hi,

I am also planning for a mobo + procy and my budget is also similar.

So far, I have fixed my processor to AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz (Costs 5.5k) and still looking out for a good mobo. Will update you as soon as I fix that.

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Old 12th June 2010, 00:14   #1337
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Old 12th June 2010, 00:29   #1338
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I doubt whether socket 478 boards are available these days. On the upgrade I can stretch the budget if the old cabinet and power supply can be used with the new setup. What options would you recommend with 12K budget?
While researching for you, I found out that there is actually a very good processor costing ~Rs 4000.

AMD Athlon II X3 440 3.0 GHz

Of course, if you want a fourth core for a bit more bucks, you have the option of

AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.7 GHz


But note that not many applications are optimized for four cores, and you'll benefit more from the higher clock rate of X3.

This makes most of the proccys in the 4k-6k range redundant unless you plan to overclock, which I presume, you don't. If you do intend on it, there are two Black Edition CPUs available at this price range.

There are options if you're willing to spend more than 6k on the processor, which, I don't think you need to. 4k for this, + 4-5k for the motherboard will land you in the 8k spot which you were happy to stick to earlier. This gives you the margin of a power supply upgrade if required.

For motherboards, I suggest you stick with Gigabyte, Asus or MSI, find a suitable AM3 socket motherboard (note : AM3, not AM2+) and google up the model number and read reviews. If no negative review is there, go ahead.

For any sort of advice, let me know.

EDIT : According to Prateek's post above, the X4 has a clock rate of 2.9 GHz. Googled a bit and turns out he's right. In that case, you might wanna look into the X4 if you want to.

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Old 12th June 2010, 13:32   #1339
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Thanks prateekm and Anku94.
@Anku94 the Athlon II X3 440 3.0 GHz should be more than enough for my needs.
I will search for a suitable Gigabyte/asus motherboard.

@Prateekm let me know when you have found one for your setup.
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Processor: Phenom X4 955 (2.4Ghz)
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Old 16th June 2010, 23:12   #1341
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I have not been active on this thread, but just wanted to post about my new machine that i just aquired:
It is an Asus eee PC, a netbook - very basic compared to all the heavy weights here.
It has Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz, Intel GMA 950 video card, has normal video out, and a few USB ports. 1GB ram, upgradable to 2GB.

The video can go upto 1900x1400 on my 24 inch LCD monitor, but only 1024x600 on the small screen on the netbook.

The mouse pad also has multitouch capability - which means you can zoom-in (or out) with your two fingers extending in (or out) - like the iphone.

What it does not have is the HDMI port - which i dont plan to use anyway with this machine.
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Old 22nd June 2010, 01:33   #1342
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@Prateekm let me know when you have found one for your setup.
I have almost finalised my config. I finally settled for a 3 core procy since it's adequate for most of the gaming. With the price that I save, I could get a better mobo that supports DDR3 RAM and also increased my budget a bit for a nice gfx card.

Here is the config in detail :

Processor : AMD Athlon X3 440 3.0Ghz (3,875)
Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P (6,500) *Not yet finalised, might opt for something cheaper but supporting DDR3*
Hard Disk : Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 1TB (3,475)
RAM : G-Skill 2*2GB DDR3 RAM (5,500)
GFX Card : Sapphire Radeon HD5770 1GB DDR5 (9,500)
PSU : Corsair VX450w (3,800)
Keyboard : Logitech Wireless Combo (1,200)
Cabinet : CoolerMaster Elite 310 (1,850)
DVD Writer : LG 22x DVDRW (1,000)

Total : ~36,000

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Old 22nd June 2010, 03:48   #1343
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Here's my PC, serving me since ~2007

AMD Athlon X2 5600+
Asus MNX-something
4GB DDR2 Ram
Geforce 9500GT 1GB
Samsung 22''
Hard disk - 750GB + 1TB(permanently connected external)
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The new system is due this year
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Processor : AMD Athlon X3 440 3.0Ghz (3,875)
Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P (6,500) *Not yet finalised, might opt for something cheaper but supporting DDR3*
Hard Disk : Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 1TB (3,475)
RAM : G-Skill 2*2GB DDR3 RAM (5,500)
GFX Card : Sapphire Radeon HD5770 1GB DDR5 (9,500)
PSU : Corsair VX450w (3,800)
Keyboard : Logitech Wireless Combo (1,200)
Cabinet : CoolerMaster Elite 310 (1,850)
DVD Writer : LG 22x DVDRW (1,000)

Total : ~36,000
Love the config... It's perfect.
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After my laptop bricked recently, i was trying to put together a system. Found an excellent Dell system and i was having a tough time matching the price if i assembled it myself. Just got the system delivered today. Below is the config details:

Model: Studio XPS 7100

AMD Phenom™ II X6 1055T Processor (2.8GHz,9MB,6C)
6GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2x2GB/ 2x1GB)
AMD 790 based board. Havent seen this yet
ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 Graphics 1GB DDR5
1TB SATA (2x500gb in Raid 0, 7200rpm drives)
Integrated 7.1 Audio
16X DVD + /-RW with Dual Layer Write Capability
Dell(TM) SP2309WFP 23 " Full-HD Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor with Webcam. I was trying for an ultrasharp series but had to settle for this.
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After my laptop bricked recently, i was trying to put together a system. Found an excellent Dell system and i was having a tough time matching the price if i assembled it myself. Just got the system delivered today. Below is the config details:

Model: Studio XPS 7100
It sure is a mean machine.

How much $$$ did you pay for it , if you're alright sharing ?
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Found an excellent Dell system and i was having a tough time matching the price if i assembled it myself. Just got the system delivered today. Below is the config details:

Model: Studio XPS 7100
What's the price for this, if you don't mind telling. And did you order this online or from Dell showroom?
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Total cost including taxes and delivery is 77,000. Try assembling the same config and it runs upward of 95k.
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Total cost including taxes and delivery is 77,000. Try assembling the same config and it runs upward of 95k.
Any tips for people looking for a similar discount ?
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Total cost including taxes and delivery is 77,000. Try assembling the same config and it runs upward of 95k.
I tried assembling a i5-750 PC and hardware alone runs to 44K. I also thought of going with Dell since you get everything at a similar price. You might lose a little with mobo but you need to see if you really need more USB ports or PCI slots.
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