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[New Build] $500-550 resuing GF Card and others

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December 10, 2012 12:25:43 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within this month

Budget Range: $500-550

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Programming, Office apps, Adobe Creative Suite

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, Ram, PSU, SSD

Do you need to buy OS: No

Location: India

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: resuing 1440x900 monitor

Additional Comments:
Hi guys,

I currently have this 5 year old PC configuration

Current PC Config
Operating System
MS Windows 7 32-bit SP1

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+

RAM
2.50 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 313MHz (5-6-5-15)

Motherboard
MICRO-STAR INTERANTIONAL CO.,LTD MS-7327 (CPU 1)

Graphics
VA1703wSERIES (1440x900@60Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 6670 (MSI)

Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 ATA Device (SATA)
156GB Seagate ST3160211AS ATA Device (SATA)

The components that I want to reuse are the Graphics Card, Monitor(Larger monitor if it fits in budget) and 1TB WD Green Hardisk.

Current Requirements
1. SSD for Primary Win 7 OS and some Games
2. 500(or lower) GB Harddisk for other programs and OS
3. Best Performing CPU and Mobo under my budget with preference to gaming and programming
4. 4 GB Ram(Higher if fits in budget)
5. Optical Drive

Budget : Max $500-550

Usage
1. All the latest games with at least low to mid performance
2. Programming
2. Apps like Photoshop, etc

I can wait till January if there is some price drops.

Please guys can you help me decide on the components and prices for the same.
December 10, 2012 12:33:05 AM

25-30K? Is that in USD?

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December 10, 2012 11:22:28 AM

Nope sorry thats in Indian Rupee.. The budget is $500-550 as specified in the topic header.
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December 11, 2012 12:18:01 AM

Is having a SSD at this budget a good option ?

Please help me in building this system.
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December 11, 2012 1:09:51 AM

At this budget, not really no. So what websites do you by from?
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December 12, 2012 9:26:07 AM

Can i get some advice and a config for my requirements please
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December 12, 2012 9:40:24 AM

my off the cuff suggestion:

A10 5800K: $120
AS Rock A75 motherboard: $60
8 GB DDR3-1600 ram: $30
120 GB SSD: $80
reused 1tb: $0
reused 6670: $0
Corsair CX 430 PSU: $30
DVD burner: $15
case of your choice: $50
1920x1080 monitor $120

comes out to $505
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December 13, 2012 1:27:43 AM

What if i dump the idea of having a SSD and reuse my existing monitor ? As i am advised having SSD at this budget is not good. Can i get a better spec for the same budget ?
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December 22, 2012 7:14:13 AM

Is this a good config

CPU Intel i3 3220
Motherboard MSI ZH77A-G41
RAM Corsair XMS3 1600 MHz CL9 8GB
PSU Corsair VS450
HDD WD Caviar Green 1 TB
Cabinet BitFenix Merc Alpha
Optical Drive Asus DVD Writer
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December 22, 2012 11:10:23 PM

should work with your 6670
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January 2, 2013 10:48:36 PM

Best answer selected by devrathnd.
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