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January 21, 2013 4:23:02 AM


My budget is between 800 to 1200 USD. I want to build a intel based pc which can be used for multitasking, Playing 3d games, watching 3d movies. I want the ram to be atleast 16 gb, hard drive to be 2 to 4 TB. A good graphic card and good cooling system. I can extend my budget to 1400 USD if i need to add a monitor to view 3d movies. Also In addition to the new hard drive, i want to add my old hard drive from previous system to the new one. Can it be added to the new system.

Kindly advise

My PC Configuration is as follows:

Time of this report: 1/21/2013, 10:30:31
Machine name: DESKTOP
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120821-1629)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire Series
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 3328MB RAM
Page File: 1309MB used, 3905MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

Graphic card information

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9500 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0640&SUBSYS_064810DE&REV_A1
Display Memory: 1024.0 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0012.7533 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/25/2011 11:39:20, 4198272 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 5/25/2011 11:39:20, 12753664 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4500-11CF-036E-442600C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0640
SubSys ID: 0x064810DE
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D



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January 21, 2013 4:43:25 AM

You don't need 16GB of ram, for gaming, i can understand the 2TB hdd, but the ram, 8GB is plenty, if this is for mainly gaming this is my suggestion :

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1123.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

It includes the os.
January 21, 2013 4:48:01 AM

Go with the above. Either get the 670 or the 7970. The 670 does better in games like BF3. 7970 is technically stronger.
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January 26, 2013 2:27:13 PM


Can you also please tell me if i can get a custom made gaming laptop under 1000 USD. The screen size should be 15.3 inch atleast.
January 26, 2013 2:27:52 PM

Or the gaming laptop price could be around 1200 USD
January 26, 2013 2:28:05 PM

Best answer selected by hemantnavalkar.