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January 7, 2010 7:20:31 AM

I am going to settle down in Singapore next month and planning to build a new build at Singapore.
I want to keep this system for atleast next 4 yrs.

[Currently I am using, AMD 2000+, 1 Gig Ram, GA-7VKMP-P,Seagate 80GB.( It's 7 yrs Old now :)  )] and a 4 months old DELL 1450 Studio Laptop.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within Next 2 months

BUDGET RANGE: 1200-1500 SG$ After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing, Downloading & watching movies, use solidworks,inventor& Autocad @ 1-2 hrs/day max.( SW/ Inventor to make around 60-80 parts in a assembly) & very rarely gaming (when some kid guest comes :D  )

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS,Speakers, Webcam

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:www.videopro.com.sg & www.bizgram.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India

PARTS PREFERENCES: I like to go with
1. E8400 Core 2 duo paired with Gigabyte GA-EP43T-UD3L
2. Kingston PC3-10600 1333MN9 (2Gig X 4 Sticks)-
3. XFX Nvidia 9800GT 512MB DDR3 550m (Hope it helps to some extent for my 3D Softwares, though not as Quadro Series, As I am going for mild usage only) Help Needed!!
4. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 3Gb/s 1TB Hard Drive
5. Asus Z45FB 450W Power Supplier
6. Asus TA-M21 Casing
7. Samsung 2233SW 22"DVI/5ms OR Dell ST2310 - Help me
8. Sony DVD Writer AD-7220S 22xSATAOEM -1 No.
9. Samsung DVD Writer SHS223F 22xSATADvD-1.No.
10. Microsoft Wired DeskTop 500KB& Mouse.

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I know E8400 is bit old, but i hope its enough for my type of usage. hope this config makes a decent PC.

Is 8GB ram overkill??? I've planned this keeping future in mind??

Will this configuration a good to go with windows 7 professional X64bit??

I doubt about the need of extra cooling setup. Please help.

As this is my first own build please help me.

All sort of suggestions welcome.

Sorry for my English.. :) 

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January 7, 2010 9:08:09 AM
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4GB will be fine for now.
You can save some money this way.

E8400 is an overpriced dual and socket 775 is dead.

So get an AM3 mobo with Athlon II X4 620.

Windows 7 will be fine with your PC and if you have a good config windows 7 works very fast!!!

Its a nice quad for general use.

January 7, 2010 9:44:21 AM

Thanks for the Advice.
BTW after some research I came to know that CAD applications are supported better by INTEL than AMD.
So only I opted C2D E8400.
Suggestions about need of extra Cooling setup??
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January 7, 2010 9:49:44 AM

the amd 620 will beat the e8400 in cad trust me
January 7, 2010 10:16:24 AM

Ok. Thanks.

Hope I have to do another run in net about athlon processors.

I told that i iam going to keep this system for next 4 yrs w/o. Is Amd 620 OK for that?

how about my other parts??
January 7, 2010 10:38:13 AM

yeah quad cores will be round a while
January 7, 2010 10:40:02 AM

get a amd 620 with an asus 770 am3 board cheap 4 gb ddr3 1600mhz or 1333mhz ram
January 7, 2010 12:33:35 PM

I just went thru the tow -ASUS M4A785T-M OR GIGABYTE GA-MA785GT-UD3H .

Is the in-built HD4200 enough for my CAD needs w/o buying extra GPU???

These 2 seems good for multimedia playback at reasonable price.

(for AMD 620)
January 7, 2010 12:47:02 PM

^Yes it will.
Since you don't game HD4200 will suffice.
And AFAIK CAD is CPU dependent.
So quad will be better for you.

Also since you are saving some money here...
Just get a Corsair 400CX Power supply.
Corsair makes very good PSU.
January 8, 2010 1:55:39 AM

Hope I'll stick to AMD Athlon II X4 630, though its 25SG$ more and here comes my new configuration.
I've to stick with Asus PSU as Corsair PSU below 520W is not available at Singapore. (After enquiry). Hope this ASUS 450W wil be helpful, if iwant to install GPU in future. ;) 

1. AMD Athlon II X4 630 paired with GIGABYTE GA-MA785GT-UD3H
2. Kingston PC3-10600 1333MN9 (2Gig X 2 Sticks)
3. Dell ST2310 Monitor
4. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 3Gb/s 1TB Hard Drive
5. Asus Z45FB 450W Power Supplier
6. Asus TA-K5 Casing (Can Save 35SG$ over TA-M21 )
7. Microsoft Wired DeskTop 500KB& Mouse.
8. Sony DVD Writer AD-7220S 22xSATAOEM -1 No.
9. Samsung DVD Writer SHS223F 22xSATADvD-1.No.

Hope any xtra cooling is not required for this setup. Please confirm :) 
January 8, 2010 3:25:03 AM

Unless you are not OCing no extra cooling is required.

Just make sure that Asus PSU is 80Plus Certified.If so then buy it.

BTW Why 2 DVD Writers? :) 
January 8, 2010 5:18:25 AM

Thanks for Guidance.

The ASUS PSU Imentioned is not 80Plus Certified.

So how about using Cooler Master Real Power Pro 460W ?? [http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?category_id=24&... ]
(Overall seems to be okay except only 4-Sata Connectors)

Any other best suggestion in & around 450-500W range?

I have around 300+ dvds with me. some of them won't get read in my current Sony DVD writer & but ok in Samsung DVD-rom and vice versa. So Only to be in safer side I opted 2 DVD-writers. ;) 
January 8, 2010 6:02:36 AM

Any 400-500W Corsair,OCZ,SeaSonic,Antec,PC Power & Cooling PSU will be fine for your rig.
These brands are known for quality.

Don't go for CM.
That Gigabyte Superb 460W Mentioned in that thread is also a good choice.
But consider it your last option after the ones i mentioned.
January 8, 2010 6:21:44 AM

Thanks for Advice.

OCZ Modxstream-Pro 500 Watts -- OCZ500MXSP seems fine. I'll also check for the availability of Corsair HX series for 450w at the time of buying.

Any other suggestions & additions welcome.
January 8, 2010 6:53:22 AM

Even OCZ StealthXstream 400W will be more than enough.
January 8, 2010 6:59:56 AM

Thanks for immediate reply & advice.
Anyway it'll take a month for me to buy.
At the time I'll check physically about the stock.

Please help me deciding mother board. I myself ran into gigabyte.
As per reviews Asus also seems competitive.
ASUS M4A785T-M OR GIGABYTE GA-MA785GT-UD3H
January 11, 2010 12:39:14 AM

Help for Mobo selection. please.
January 11, 2010 4:44:39 AM

Go for the cheaper one.
Both are good and support 16gb memory.

You will never need to put 2 GPUs.
So get the GB mobo only if it is cheaper.
January 11, 2010 4:47:43 AM

Thanks for advice
January 12, 2010 12:05:43 AM

Thanks for finalizing my build configuration.

1. AMD Athlon II X4 630 paired with GIGABYTE GA-MA785GT-UD3H
2. Kingston PC3-10600 1333MN9 (2Gig X 2 Sticks)
3. Dell ST2310 Monitor
4. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 3Gb/s 1TB Hard Drive
5. OCZ Modxstream-Pro 500 Watts -- OCZ500MXSP
6. Asus TA-K5 Casing
7. Microsoft Wired DeskTop 500KB& Mouse.
8. Sony DVD Writer AD-7220S 22xSATAOEM -1 No.
9. Samsung DVD Writer SHS223F 22xSATADvD-1.No.
January 12, 2010 12:07:40 AM

shubham1401 said:
Go for the cheaper one.
Both are good and support 16gb memory.

You will never need to put 2 GPUs.
So get the GB mobo only if it is cheaper.



Thanks for the advice. I am going to stick with above said configuration.
Hope you can close this thread.

Thanks Team! :)  :) 
January 12, 2010 5:29:11 AM

^^
And wat abt best answer?
January 12, 2010 5:36:16 AM

how to do that??

i cannot see that icon ;) 

how to add that icon while i'm answering somebody???
January 12, 2010 7:10:32 AM

It should be above every post...

"Choose as best answer"
January 12, 2010 7:12:30 AM

shubham1401 said:
It should be above every post...

"Choose as best answer"


No. I cannot see it :( 
January 12, 2010 7:35:42 AM

mmm....Leave it...
January 12, 2010 7:43:10 AM

I am also searching how to enable/ add "Select as best answer". Hmmm
Let's See.
Thanks.
January 27, 2010 9:14:50 AM

Thanks for the advice.
You can close this thread.
Thanks Team! :)  :) 
January 28, 2010 2:20:02 AM

You choose a best answer by setting the thread as a question when you create it. I've changed it accordingly.
January 28, 2010 2:23:15 AM

Best answer selected by saran008.
January 28, 2010 6:39:57 AM

You are always welcome!! :) 
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