PC Buying Guide August 08

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PC Buying Guide August 08

Post by Rahul on Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:05 pm

The price slash continues
for the gamer community with one major GPU release after another.
Finally we have a reason to invest in a gaming PC once again due to
advent of mega titles like GRID, Mass Effect and a lot more to follow..
Today, let's take a look at an differant level setup's which will let
you play the games at good frame rate acc. to money spent, We make sure
u get best bang for buck. So let's get rolling.

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 (Better use KVM Switch if U have Primary rig)
Keyboard: Samsung Pleomax .2k
Mouse: Logitech Optical .4k

Multimedia Rig (Budget 27k)

Motherboard: Biostar 780G 4k
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.8k
RAM: Transcend 2X1GB DDR2 800MHz 1.8k
HDD: Seagate 250GB ST3250310AS SATAII 2.2k
Cabinet: CM Elite 330 + CM Extreme Plus 390W (Combo) 2.75k
SMPS: CM Elite 330 + CM Extreme Plus 390W (Combo)
Optical Drive: L.G. H62N 20x IDE / Samsung 203B/D 20x SATA 1.2k
Speakers: Creative Inspire 2.1 M2600 1.8k
Monitor: ViewSonic 19" VG1930WM / Dell SE198WFP / L.G. L194WT 8.5k
Keyboard: Samsung Pleomax .2k
Mouse: Logitech Optical .4k

General Purpose Home Machine + Casual Gamer (Budget 33k)

Motherboard: Biostar TP35D2-A7 4.5k
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 2.4k
RAM: Transcend 2X1GB DDR2 800MHz 1.8k
GPU: XFX 8600GT 256MB GDDR3 4.2k
HDD: Seagate 250GB ST3250310AS SATAII 2.3k
Cabinet: CM Elite 330 + CM Extreme Plus 460W (Combo) 3.7k
SMPS: CM Elite 330 + CM Extreme Plus 460W (Combo)
Optical Drive: L.G. H62N 20x IDE / Samsung 203B/D 20x SATA 1.2k
Speakers: Creative Inspire 2.1 M2600 1.8k
Monitor: ViewSonic 19" VG1930WM / Dell SE198WFP / L.G. L194WT 8.5k
Keyboard: Samsung Pleomax .2k
Mouse: Logitech Optical .4k

Low End Gaming Rig (Budget 40k)

Motherboard: Biostar TP35D2-A7 4.5k
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E5200 3.7k
Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 1.6k
RAM: Transcend 2X1GB DDR2 800MHz 1.8k
GPU: ZOTAC 9500GT 512MB GDDR3 4.9k
HDD: Seagate 7200.11 500GB ST3500320AS SATAII 3.5k
Cabinet: Cooler Master Elite 33X ATX 1.7k
SMPS: Corsair VX 450W 3.2k
Optical Drive: L.G. H62N 20x IDE / Samsung 203B/D 20x SATA 1.2k
Speakers: Altech Lansing VS4121 2.6k
Monitor: ViewSonic 19" VG1930WM / Dell SE198WFP / L.G. L194WT 8.5k
Keyboard: Logitech Multimedia .5k
Mouse: Logitech MX518 1.35k

Low End Gaming Rig (Budget 45k)

Motherboard: Abit IP35-E 5.4k
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 5.3k
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 2.1k
RAM: Transcend 2X1GB DDR2 800MHz 1.8k
GPU: Zotac 9800GT 512MB GDDR3 9k
HDD: Seagate 7200.11 500GB ST3500320AS SATAII 3.5k
Cabinet: Cooler Master Elite 33X ATX 1.7k
SMPS: Corsair VX 450W 3.2k
Optical Drive: L.G. H62N 20x IDE / Samsung 203B/D 20x SATA 1.2k
Speakers: Altech Lansing VS4121 2.6k
Monitor: ViewSonic 19" VG1930WM / Dell SE198WFP / L.G. L194WT 8.5k
Keyboard: Logitech Multimedia .5k
Mouse: Logitech MX518 1.35k

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

Motherboard: Asus P5Q 7.5k
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 9.4k
Cooling: Xigmatech S283 HDT 2.4k
RAM: Transcend 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800MHz 3.6k
GPU: Palit HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 11.5k
HDD: Western Digital 640GB SATAII 4k
Cabinet: Cooler Master 590 ATX 3.6k
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 1.35k
Mouse Pad: Razer Mantis Speed/Control 1.1k

Med End Gaming Rig (Budget 75k)

Motherboard: Asus P5Q 7.5k
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 7.6k
Cooling: Xigmatech S283 HDT 2.4k
RAM: Transcend 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800MHz 3.6k
GPU: Palit HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 11.5k
HDD: Western Digital 640GB SATAII 4k
Cabinet: Cooler Master 590 ATX 3.6k
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 1.35k
Mouse Pad: Razer Mantis Speed/Control 1.1k

Med End Gaming Rig (Budget 90k)

Motherboard: Asus P5Q PRO 8.5k
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 8.6k
Cooling: Xigmatech S283 HDT 2.4k
RAM: Gskill 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1000MHz 5k
GPU: Sapphire/GeCube/Powercolor HD 4870 512MB GDDR3 or EVGA/XFX/BFG GTX260 896MB 16k (KMD Route)
HDD: Western Digital 640GB SATAII 4k
Cabinet: Cooler Master 690 ATX 4k
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 24" E248WFP 18-20k
Keyboard: Logitech Multimedia .5k
Mouse: Logitech MX518 1.3k
Mouse Pad: Razer Mantis Speed/Control 1.1k

Med - High End Gaming Rig (130k)

Preferred -

Motherboard: Asus P5Q E/Deluxe 10/11.5k
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 15k
Cooling: Xigmatech S283 HDT 2.4k
RAM: Gskill 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1000MHz 5k
GPU: Palit HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 X 2 CROSSFIRE 23k
HDD: Western Digital 640GB SATAII 4k
Cabinet: Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evo 13k
SMPS: Corsair TX 750W / Tagan BZ 800W 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: Logitech G15
Mouse: SteelSeries Ikari Optical 3.9k
Mouse Pad: SteelSeries QcK Mousepad .85k

Alternative Option -

Motherboard: EVGA 750i SLi FTW 11k
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 15k
Cooling: Xigmatech S283 HDT 2.4k
RAM: Gskill 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1000MHz 5k
GPU: EVGA/BFG/XFX 9800GTX 512MB GDDR3 SLi 22k (KMD Route)
HDD: Western Digital 640GB SATAII 4k
Cabinet: Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evo 13k
SMPS: Corsair TX 750W / Tagan BZ 800W 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: Logitech G15
Mouse: SteelSeries Ikari Optical 3.9k
Mouse Pad: SteelSeries QcK Mousepad .85k

High End Gaming Rig

Preferred -

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

Alternative Option -

Motherboard: EVGA 790i Ultra SLi
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad QX9650
Cooling: Custom Water Cooled
RAM: GSkill (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600MHz
GPU: EVGA/BFG/XFX GTX280 SLi
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 5k
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 VX 450W 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

Feel free to discuss the above said configurations & your suggestions are welcome Smile
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Re: PC Buying Guide August 08

Post by Marun on Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:02 pm

Hi rahul,

Thanks for that awesome guide man!!!! Thats really a nice job...

Well i hava a doubt reg hybrid SLi.. Do you have any idea about that?? Smile
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