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PC Buying Guide - July 08

Post by Rahul on Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:30 am

PC Buying Guide July 08




Like most consumers, you probably have an idea of how much you want to spend
on a desktop. But how do you ensure that you get exactly what you need?
The different shapes and sizes, the wide range of configurations, and
the seemingly constant arrival of new and faster technology all make
for a difficult decision. To help you find the right mix, we've
outlined the eight basic types of PC user.


General Purpose Office Machine + 24/7 Downloading(Budget 15k)

Motherboard: Biostar GF7050V-M7 2.2k
Processor: Intel Celeron 420 1.4k
RAM: Transcend 1GB DDR2 667MHz .9k
GPU: Onboard N.A.
HDD: Seagate 160GB SATAII 1.9k
Cabinet: Zebronics Bijli ATX w/ bundled 400W SMPS 1.7k
SMPS: N.A.
Optical Drive: L.G. H62N 20x IDE / Samsung 203B/D 20x SATA 1.2k
Speakers: Creative SBS 2.0 .5k
Monitor: L.G. 17" 700E 4.5k
Keyboard: Samsung Pleomax .2k
Mouse: Logitech Optical .4k


General Purpose Home Machine + Casual Gamer (Budget 25k)

Motherboard: Biostar TP35D2-A7 4.5k
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 2.4k
Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 1.6k
RAM: Transcend 2X1GB DDR2 800MHz 2k
GPU: XFX 8600GT 256MB GDDR3 4.2k
HDD: Seagate 250GB ST3250310AS SATAII 2.3k
Cabinet: Zebronics Bijli ATX 1.1k
SMPS: Cooler Master Xtreme 460W 1.9k
Optical Drive: L.G. H62N 20x IDE / Samsung 203B/D 20x SATA 1.2k
Speakers: Creative Inspire 2.1 M2600 1.8k
Monitor: L.G. 17" 700E 4.5k
Keyboard: Samsung Pleomax .2k
Mouse: Logitech Optical .4k


Low End Gaming Rig (Budget 45k)

Motherboard: Abit IP35-E 5.4k
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 5.8k
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 2.1k
RAM: Transcend 2X1GB DDR2 800MHz 2k
GPU: Palit Sonic 9600GSO 384MB GDDR3 6.3k
HDD: Seagate 7200.11 500GB ST3500320AS SATAII 3.8k
Cabinet: Cooler Master Elite 33X ATX 1.7k
SMPS: Corsair VX 450W 3.5k
Optical Drive: L.G. H62N 20x IDE / Samsung 203B/D 20x SATA 1.2k
Speakers: Altech Lansing VS4121 2.3k
Monitor: ViewSonic 19" VG1930WM / Dell SE198WFP / L.G. L194WT 9-10k
Keyboard: Logitech Multimedia .5k
Mouse: Logitech MX518 1.3k


Med End Gaming Rig + 3D Work (Budget 75k)

Motherboard: Abit IP35 PRO 9.5k
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 9.6k
Cooling: Thermalright Ultima 90i + Panaflo Medium 92MM Fan 2.8k
RAM: Transcend 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800MHz 3.6k
GPU: Sapphire/GeCube HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 12k
HDD: Western Digital 640GB SATAII 4.3k
Cabinet: KMD 690 ATX 4.8k
SMPS: Corsair TX 650W 6k
Optical Drive: L.G. H62N 20x IDE / Samsung 203B/D 20x SATA 1.2k
Speakers: Altech Lansing MX5021 6.5k
Monitor: Dell 22" US2208WFP / SP2208WFP / L.G. L226WTQ 12-15k
Keyboard: Logitech Multimedia .5k
Mouse: Logitech MX518 1.3k
Mouse Pad: Razer Mantis Speed/Control 1.1k


Med - High End Gaming Rig (130k)


Motherboard: Abit IX38 Quad GT 11.5k
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 15k
Cooling: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme + Scythe S-Flex SFF21F 120MM / Xigmatech S283 3.3k
RAM: Gskill 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1000MHz 5k
GPU: Sapphire/GeCube HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 X 2 CROSSFIRE 24k
HDD: Western Digital 640GB SATAII 4.3k
Cabinet: Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evo 13k
SMPS: Corsair TX 750W / Tagan BZ800W 7.5-8.5k
Optical Drive: L.G. H62N 20x IDE / Samsung 203B/D 20x SATA 1.2k
Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 5.1Ch 18k
Monitor: Dell 24" US2408WFP / LG 24" L246WP
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa 3.6k
Mouse: SteelSeries Ikari Optical 3.9k
Mouse Pad: SteelSeries QcK Mousepad .85k


High End Gaming Rig

Motherboard: Gigabyte X48-DQ6
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad QX9650
Cooling: Custom Water Cooled
RAM: OCZ FLEX II (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1150MHz
GPU: HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 X 2 CROSSFIRE
HDD: Seagate 500GB 7200.11 X 2 RAID 0, Western Digital 640GB SATAII
Cabinet: Cooler Master Cosmos S
SMPS: Corsair HX 1000W
Optical Drive: Pioneer 20x IDE
Secondary: LITE-ON SATA Blu-ray DVD-ROM
Speakers: Custom Audio Setup
Moniter: Dell 30" 3008WFP
Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus Large


Home Theater Enthusiast (Hybrid Crossfire)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H 4.8k
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 3.5k
RAM: Gskill 2X1GB DDR2 800MHz 2.5k
GPU: Gecube HD3450 256MB GDDR2 2.8k
HDD: Western Digital 640GB SATAII 4.3k
Cabinet: Zebronics Pro Cube mATX
TV Tuner: Hauppauge PVR 150 + MCE Remote
SMPS: Corsair VX450 3.5k
Optical Drive: L.G. H62N 20x IDE / Samsung 203B/D 20x SATA 1.2k
Speakers: AudioEngine AE2 2.0 9k
Moniter: Get Bigger LCD TV / Plasma for better enjoyment
Keyboard: Logitech Bluetooth Dinovo Ultra Flat Keyboard 3.2k
Mouse: Logitech MX Revolution 5k

Discuss CONS & PROs of above configs here, UR suggestions r welcome.
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Re: PC Buying Guide - July 08

Post by Marun on Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:54 pm

Here comes Uber Powerful RIG:

INTEL SKULLTRAIL 5400 MOBO ---> 30K
INTEL XEON X5450 4 CORE Processor X 2, 3Ghz, 12MB L2 cache, 1600Mhz ---> 40K/Processor
4 X 1GB G-SKILL 800Mhz RAM ---> 5K
NVIDIA QUADRO FX 5600 1.5GB DDR3 ---> 120K
CREATIVE Xi-Fi ELITE PRO ASIO2.0 Sound Card ---> 35K
Any DELL montitor X 2 ---> 30K
SEAGATE 1GB X 2 HDD ---> 20K
Corsair 1000W Power supply ---> 14K
And other accesories....

Total cost would be around 400K
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Re: PC Buying Guide - July 08

Post by Dieter on Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:25 pm

Marun wrote:Here comes Uber Powerful RIG:

INTEL SKULLTRAIL 5400 MOBO ---> 30K
INTEL XEON X5450 4 CORE Processor X 2, 3Ghz, 12MB L2 cache, 1600Mhz ---> 40K/Processor
4 X 1GB G-SKILL 800Mhz RAM ---> 5K
NVIDIA QUADRO FX 5600 1.5GB DDR3 ---> 120K
CREATIVE Xi-Fi ELITE PRO ASIO2.0 Sound Card ---> 35K
Any DELL montitor X 2 ---> 30K
SEAGATE 1GB X 2 HDD ---> 20K
Corsair 1000W Power supply ---> 14K
And other accesories....

Total cost would be around 400K
Just a little change Use WD raptor 10000 rpm HDD or SCSI in Raid 0 Config heheh
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