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June 13, 2010 8:00:30 PM

hi

I have a budget of Rs.1lac( i.e. 2000$).
I am not able to decide where to put the money or in which parts i put the money to build this system.

I have thought of a configuration like this

intel i7 930
asrock x58 extreme 3/gigabyte x58a ud3r
3 x 2 gb ram 1333mhz
corsair tx750
coolermaster cm 690 ii
seagate 1tb
sony dvd writer 24x

benq v2220 eco monitor

creative t6100

apc ups 1.1kva

ati hd 5870/nvidia gtx 480

I want to know which will be a better option for my rig.
I would involve my rig into gaming,animation and other programming tasks..

I would like to know all of yours suggestions.
June 13, 2010 8:30:16 PM

I would recomend the gigabyte motherboard over the asrock although the asrock is a fine option to keep your costs down. The 480 will perform better than the 5870 especially in anti aliasing performance. however its additional cost/ heat production may make you prefer the 5870. The heat won't be a problem with your case and configuration.

For programming i recommend Nvidia for CUDA and open cl ability. Either card will work fine in your animation work with Nvidia working a little better due to rendering performance
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June 14, 2010 2:29:29 AM

Your setup is great.
Yes, GTX 480 is faster than HD5870, but it would draw more power from PSU, more heat~more noise. If you're fine with that then go on with GTX 480.
Seriously, both of cards are great, choose whichever you like.
About motherboard, i always use Gigabyte, never had a problem with that brand. :) 
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June 14, 2010 2:35:42 PM

I recommend you to go for the ASUS P6X58D-E. It performs very well, supports SATA600 and USB3.0, and has an affordable price.

The GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R is a great option too if you are not thinking about doing CF/SLI.

Here you have an interesting article about this matter:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/x58-usb-3.0-sata-6-...

Regarding the HDs, I recommend you to go for one of the following ones:

WD Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX SATA 6Gb/s 64MB-cache
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA 3Gb/s 32MB-cache
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB SATA 3Gb/s 32MB-cache

Regarding the graphic card, I would go for the Ati 5870. You can also wait for the nVidia GTX485, which is an improved version of the GeForce GTX 480. The card is expected to be about $20 more expensive and promises to deliver a 20MHz higher core clockspeed, a better cooling solution that produces less noise, and enhanced overclocking potential (source: http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/faith/g... )


Concerning memory, I would go for Corsair or Gskill. It depends on the money you want to spend. Anyway, take a look at these options:

G.Skill 3x2GB DDR3-1600 F3-12800CL6T-6GBPI Π Black 6-8-6-20@1,60V
http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=260
Corsair 3x2Gb DDR3-1600 Dominator CMP6GX3M3A1600C7 7-8-7-20@1,65V
http://corsair.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php?vcod...|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=&product&8387&0&0&1&Corsair-Dominator-3x2048-Mb-DDR3-PC-12800-CL7.htm&__utmv=-&__utmk=263101836
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