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Need help in buying new system

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July 23, 2009 9:04:16 AM

Hi guys,
This is my first post in this forum
I want to buy a system with below config. for my budget


Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E7400 (2.8 GHz,3MB cache,bus speed:1066MHz,LGA775,65W)
Intel® Desktop Board DG43NB (Intel® G43 Express Chipset)
Transcend 4GB DDR2
Segate 250Gb HDD

I need you guys help me out in buying good monitor with DVI-D

here in market there are less options for me

these are the links below

lg w1953t (Rs. 6800/- ) :


DELL s1909w (Rs. 6900/-)


BenQ G920hd(Rs. 6600/-)



graphic card:
and one more thing guys which one of these graphic card (Brand) is best

ZOTAC Geforce 9600gt OR MSI Geforce 9600gt ( ZOTAC OR MSI ) which one is best please suggest

to be frank i know nothing about graphic cards in depth

The reason I thought of taking 9600gt was my budget and i came to know it is best in performance with its price tag (based on reviews on internet)

can u tell me minimum PSU that should be considered for the above config.

waiting for your valuable suggestions

Thanks once again

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July 23, 2009 10:29:05 AM

Hi rider...

are you going to buy a prebuilt system or you are going to buy components separately and assemble it yourself ???

For your budget you could check out the AMD Phenom II X2 550...It has better performance than the E7400...and as for the graphics card, I would suggest you get the HD 4670 and the reason is that it doesnt require separate power connectors and so any decent quality 400W power supply would be suffice...
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July 23, 2009 12:40:43 PM

I wouldn't bother with getting either the 3.1 Ghz Phenom II X2 550 (a dual core CPU) or the 2.8 Ghz Phenom II X3 720 (a triple core CPU) right now and I'll tell you why.
Because you can get a 3.2 Ghz Phenom II X4 955 (a quad core CPU) and a MSI motherboard (looks like a good budget one with good reviews) on sale right now.
This would make a powerful budget system.

Getting this motherboard and the Phenom II X2 550 would only save you $35 over at newegg.
Getting this motherboard and the Phenom II X3 720 would only save you $15 over at newegg.
Why get the 720 or the 550 when the Quad Core 955 is practically the same price.
The Phenom II X2 550 is basically a Phenom II X4 955 with 2 cores deactivated and slower by .1 Ghz.
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July 23, 2009 2:13:59 PM

I've seen 4 gigabytes of DDR 3 RAM for under $60 at newegg.
DDR3 RAM is pricier than DDR2 RAM but not by much.
July 23, 2009 4:55:14 PM

Guys i am from hyderabad,india

ill be working on sql server 2005 i might work on
sql server 2008 ASAP and interested in flash programming(beginner)
i am a little bit gamer too

so i need a system that fulfills these things
(work & learn ,entertainment)

my budget is 30k

need suggestions
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July 24, 2009 6:15:26 AM

@rider assuming that you have not included any monitor, other accessories, OS in the 30K budget, here is a config that you can check out...

Phenom II X3 720 - Around Rs. 7600
Mobo - ASUS 740G mobo - Around Rs 3000
RAM - DDR2 800 4GB - Around Rs. 3000
HDD - WD / Seagate 7200.12 500GB - Around Rs.3000
CASE - Any good quality case - Around Rs.1500
Power supply - Though you might get cheapo power-supplies, I suggest you spend around Rs. 3000 and get the Corsair 400CX or the Antec EA380....
Graphics card - HD 4850 - Max - Rs. 7000

Total - Rs. 28000
The prices are taken from various Indian hardware stores websites like,
So as it is around Rs 28000 there, you should be able to get it within 30K in your place...Check out which is the main computer hardware Hub in your city and get your components from there...they should be of the same price...

Hope this helps...
July 24, 2009 8:25:05 AM

thank you all for the immediate reply's

My budget of 30k was including the monitor,mobo,processor remaining all
the monitor options are listed above
July 24, 2009 8:39:31 AM


Can a 32 bit OS be installed on 64 bit processor (either Intel e7400 / AMD Phenom II 550)?
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July 24, 2009 9:23:36 AM

^ can be installed...
If you can, list the parts that you have chosen...we could see if anything can be improved...