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May 14, 2006 6:07:51 AM

Hey everyone,
This is my first post so please don't mind if i mess up here and there. I want to build a gaming rig that will last me for atleast the next year and i'm a little confused. Here's what i've thought of till now. My buget is about 70000/- INR i'm giving the prices in INR too. (U might notice that almost everything costs nearly DOUBLE the price here(1$ = aprrox 45INR)..... :cry:  )

1 GB RAM Kingston - KVR400X64C3A/512 2x512MB DDR 400 - INR 4800
250 GB Segate Barracuda (ST3250624A 16MB buffer) - INR 5280
XFX GeForce 7600GT - INR 18000
Samsung 16x DVD writer - INR 2900
A decent case and a good 600w powersupply from ANTEC - INR 3000
Creative Inspire 5.1 Speakers - INR 3100

What i want to know is should i choose a high performance processor like the 4200+ Or should i just get that EXTREMELY overclockable Pentium D 805 with a decent MOBO OR the AMD one i'm giving below AND a GeForce 7900GT and wait for Conroe. Also is the onboard sound good enough or should i get either of X-Fi or Audigy 2??

Athlon 64 3000+ INR - 5750
ASUS A8NE nForce 4 MOBO <should go for SLI one??> INR 5650

OR

Pentium D 805 - 2.66Ghz - INR 6400
Suggest a MOBO to go with this plz

Thx in advance...

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May 14, 2006 5:59:35 PM

Come on guys help me out PLZZZZZZZ. I've to get this thing by next month. :?
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
May 14, 2006 7:22:40 PM

Some of these questions I can't answer. Whether you should get a soundcard or stick with onboard will depend on the speakers your using and how good your ears are. You might say I'm lucky, because I can't tell the difference between an .mp3 at 96kbps and 128+, it all sounds the same to me. YMMV is the saying that applies here.
I also can't really talk about whether you should upgrade, as I don't know what you have, and what you can't play right now. Is your rig so bad that you can't play any current games? Is it good enough that you could hold out a few more weeks/months until Conroe comes out? If you can hold out, and you think a conroe chip and motherboard will be around 35000INR, then you should probably wait. (Your current price list shows a total of around 37000INR.) Personally, I would try to find a way to upgrade that 7600GT. Try to squeeze in a 7900GT, or x1800XL+.
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May 14, 2006 7:27:29 PM

Quote:
Come on guys help me out PLZZZZZZZ. I've to get this thing by next month. :?




it would help if u read other post's , alot of people have the same problem u do, read other post's

Ex. I NEED HELP WITH GAMING !
or
ON BUDGET FOR GAMING RIG


ok now .... for the Cpu get a dual Core emm im thinking the 165 becuase u said u might overclock , or The AMD 3800 X2

now for the Motherboard, go Epox or DFI

if u really need SLI , then get an SLI Epox , DFI

those boards will suit u good , even though the Epox Design looks like Hell its a great mobo for an overclocker


now plz read other posts where people r asking for help with a new computer/ gaming rig

thx


jesus joves
May 14, 2006 7:32:14 PM

Helpful hint for future posts:

Convert your prices into GBP or USD so we don't have to whip out a calculator when we suggest something for you. Personally, I don't even know what INRs are.

Also, where are you? In order to find parts within your budget, we need to know where you will be buying them. For example, Newegg (popular here in the states) doesn't ship overseas...
May 15, 2006 12:26:43 AM

Quote:
Helpful hint for future posts:

Convert your prices into GBP or USD so we don't have to whip out a calculator when we suggest something for you. Personally, I don't even know what INRs are.

Also, where are you? In order to find parts within your budget, we need to know where you will be buying them. For example, Newegg (popular here in the states) doesn't ship overseas...


I agree with on the price conversion. By the way, INR is Indian Rupees.
May 15, 2006 12:31:50 AM

Quote:
Hey everyone,
This is my first post so please don't mind if i mess up here and there. I want to build a gaming rig that will last me for atleast the next year and i'm a little confused. Here's what i've thought of till now. My buget is about 70000/- INR i'm giving the prices in INR too. (U might notice that almost everything costs nearly DOUBLE the price here(1$ = aprrox 45INR)..... :cry:  )

1 GB RAM Kingston - KVR400X64C3A/512 2x512MB DDR 400 - INR 4800
250 GB Segate Barracuda (ST3250624A 16MB buffer) - INR 5280
XFX GeForce 7600GT - INR 18000
Samsung 16x DVD writer - INR 2900
A decent case and a good 600w powersupply from ANTEC - INR 3000
Creative Inspire 5.1 Speakers - INR 3100

What i want to know is should i choose a high performance processor like the 4200+ Or should i just get that EXTREMELY overclockable Pentium D 805 with a decent MOBO OR the AMD one i'm giving below AND a GeForce 7900GT and wait for Conroe. Also is the onboard sound good enough or should i get either of X-Fi or Audigy 2??

Athlon 64 3000+ INR - 5750
ASUS A8NE nForce 4 MOBO <should go for SLI one??> INR 5650

OR

Pentium D 805 - 2.66Ghz - INR 6400
Suggest a MOBO to go with this plz

Thx in advance...


Few points:
1- you do not really need a 600W PSU, 500 or 550 is fine.
2) Don't go SLI unless you have cash to burn (enough to get 2 7900s in 90 days time)
3) For gaming go AMD- 3000+ is ok, if you want to overclock double your CPU outlay and get an Opteron 146. If you are truly getting a new system in only a year going dual core makes no sense. Otherwise consider Opteron 165.
4) Don't get Kingston RAM- use Corsair or OCZ instead especially if you want to overclock
5) IF overclocking use the DFI Lanparty Ultra D board instead.
6) The D 805 is an awful chip not overclocking, and overclocking it pumps out heat like no tomorrow- not really a good solution.

By the way: 70,000 Rupees is $1500 USD for future posters.
May 15, 2006 12:40:48 AM

Thx for all the replies everyone. I'm sorry i didnt' mention the details you all told me too. First of all i'm a student from India,who's gonna move to a hostel for college. My current computer is also used by my dad for his work and i can't take it with me. So basically i need an entirely new rig. Second i've been checking and recheking all the prices when you convert them into USD from Indian Rupees and i guess except for the graphic card, sound card and MOBO the rest of the stuff costs nearly the same. a few USD give or take... As for the i'll give the prices and all in USD for your convinience. I've read the other posts too but i guess i should have told that as a student who's mostly gonna use his computer for gaming and coding i really need to know a few more details about stuff that i use then all of you guys.I've only recently started reading Toms guides and some on other sites too and am learning as i go.Thanks everyone.

The prices are as follows.

My budget = Rs. 70000 = $1556

Graphic card prices :(  -
XFX GeForce 7600GT = Rs 18500 = $411
XFX GeForce 7800GT = Rs 28000 = $622
XFX GeForce 7900GT = Rs 33000 = $734
XFX GeForce 7800GTX = Rs 48000 = $1067
XFX GeForce 7900GTX = Rs 55000 = $1223 :( 
As you can see there's absoulutely no way i'm buying those GTX's.... :( 

The basic XFi costs nearly Rs 9000 = $200

Price list of AMD MOBO's.
---Socket 939 MOBO's----
ASRock 939A8X-M = Rs.3400/- =$75
ASUS A8N-SLI = Rs.6900/- =$153
ASUS A8N-SLI Delux = Rs.8600/- =$191
ASUS A8N-E = Rs.5600/- =$67
ASUS A8N-VM = Rs.3800/- =$84
ASUS A8V-MX = Rs.3100/- =$68
Gigabyte K8N51GMF = Rs.3800/- =$84
MSI RS-482 = Rs.4800/- =$107

Price List of Intel MOBO's.
Intel 915 GAV Motherboard -> Rs. 4700 = $105
Intel 915G Express:
ASUS P5GD1-VM Motherboard -> Rs. 5100 = $115
MSI 915G Combo2 " -> Rs. 5200 = $117

Intel 945G Express Chipset:
ASUS P5LD2-VM Motherboard -> Rs. 7000 = $156
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
May 15, 2006 5:08:15 AM

OUCH, you're getting f!_!cked on the video cards. 7600GTs over here are <$200, but you probably already know that...
Taking a quick look at your list of motherboards, I'd probably take the A8N-E. I have the Socket754 version of that board, the K8N-E deluxe. I'm not familier with the MSI or Gigabyte board however, so they might be better. (sorry, to lazy to look them up...) I don't follow Intel very well. I don't think you want any of the 915/925 boards. The 945/955 boards are much better, but the 945 board you listed was $156 which if you spent in AMD land would give you a much better board.
May 15, 2006 5:56:29 AM

Thx mate. I'll look into wether i can find more boards on the 945 and 955.How's the 975 by the way?? It supports Conroe from what i read here and there...It'll be hard to come by but should i go for that?? By the way have any of you heard abut Palit and Forsa series of GFX cards?? They're cheaper here though i can't think why they don't get custom duties like other.....but are they good enough?? many are getting them here but then again 90% people who use computers here don't even know what a gfx card is..... 8O ....so any advice about those 2 companies?? They have a full line of cards....I'll give the links here....

http://www.palit.com.tw/en/products/!nv_index_agp.html

http://www.forsa.com.hk/
May 15, 2006 2:41:31 PM

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The prices are as follows.

My budget = Rs. 70000 = $1556

Graphic card prices :(  -
XFX GeForce 7600GT = Rs 18500 = $411
XFX GeForce 7800GT = Rs 28000 = $622
XFX GeForce 7900GT = Rs 33000 = $734
XFX GeForce 7800GTX = Rs 48000 = $1067
XFX GeForce 7900GTX = Rs 55000 = $1223 :( 
As you can see there's absoulutely no way i'm buying those GTX's.... :( 

The basic XFi costs nearly Rs 9000 = $200

Price list of AMD MOBO's.
---Socket 939 MOBO's----
ASRock 939A8X-M = Rs.3400/- =$75
ASUS A8N-SLI = Rs.6900/- =$153
ASUS A8N-SLI Delux = Rs.8600/- =$191
ASUS A8N-E = Rs.5600/- =$67
ASUS A8N-VM = Rs.3800/- =$84
ASUS A8V-MX = Rs.3100/- =$68
Gigabyte K8N51GMF = Rs.3800/- =$84
MSI RS-482 = Rs.4800/- =$107

Price List of Intel MOBO's.
Intel 915 GAV Motherboard -> Rs. 4700 = $105
Intel 915G Express:
ASUS P5GD1-VM Motherboard -> Rs. 5100 = $115
MSI 915G Combo2 " -> Rs. 5200 = $117

Intel 945G Express Chipset:
ASUS P5LD2-VM Motherboard -> Rs. 7000 = $156


Ebay could help lower these costs, lots of people on ebay are willing to ship anywere, it will cost alot in shipping but you will still save a lot of money
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