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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by mafia97, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. mafia97

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    Hi all,
    I need to build a PC for my friend,and i need your advice.
    the basic needs are :

    1) gaming which will usually be on 42" LCD TV 1920*1080 resolution but i need a monitor also minimum 19"

    2) rarely using it for video conversion

    3) No need to upgrade till 2 years

    Minimum specs that i desire are:
    1) 4 core CPU
    2) 6870 GPU
    3) Good motherboard with slots for future upgrades
    4) 4GB RAM
    5) 500 GB HDD
    6) 5.1 speakers

    Please recommend other remaining parts also(PSU, case, keyboard, mouse, DVD-RW).

    And since the sitting place is far from the TV ,recommend me a way to enjoy my games(like wireless or something).
    As u can see i live in india and if i order from amazon or from any other place, Does worldwide warranty/gaurantee applies???

    Thnx
    Regards
  2. Bundy

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    That might have been possible before the floods in Thailand but I think HDD prices are going to dissappoint.
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    Ok I'll comprimise on HDD bt tell me the configuration.
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    Nah, even with "normal" HDD prices the budget won't be enough because of the following:
    1. wireless keyboard/mouse
    2. 4-core CPU (unless you go with the old Phenom IIs or Athlon IIs)
    3. 5.1 speakers
    4. HD 6870
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    So please tell me best $700 config....
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    Not going to happen unless you tell us where you shop. We cannot recommend a build for you based on US prices.
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    Here in USA prices. You may need to look for these components in your area of shopping. Also the Internet is full of shops that will ship to India. Also 4GB ram and 500GB hard drive will end up costing you a lot more money which why I recommend the 8GB ram and 1TB hard drive.

    AMD plans on keeping the Socket AM3+ for a long time so you are good for a long while. For $700 it's hard to setup up a system. You may need around $1000 or a little less for what you want. Here is what I recommend. Everything is upgradable, just plug and play. You can alway get another HD 6870 in the future for Crossfire, add another 8GB of ram for total 16GB and replace the CPU with newer Piledriver CPU coming in Q3 2012, so you have a large upgrade path with this setup. Good luck :)

    AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core $119.99
    AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket A...

    ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA $189.99
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    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 $59.99
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    Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s $129.99
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    PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $159.99
    PowerColor AX6870 1GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256...
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    Can't be built for under $700. On Newegg, I come up with $565 with no CPU/MB/RAM.
    $135 is not enough for a quad core, decent motherboard, and 4 gigs of RAM.



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    I hav original windows and hard disk. Then can u adjust CPU, MTB and RAM????
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    Oh, you should have said that in the first place, give me a minute and I'll edit my build suggestion
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    $700? No problem.

    Corsair 500R Carbide with 600W Corsair PSU - Combo is should be about $150
    Asrock 970 Extreme3
    FX 6100
    6870
    7200rpm SATA drive
    cheapo dvd-rw +/- drive
    Win 7 home x64
    gskill 2x4gb 1333 or 1600 (whatever you can afford)

    Thats about $700.
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    Ya in that case I would go with the AMD FX-6100. Its a lot more future proof than the older Phenom II's and newer upcoming programs and games should use the FX CPUs much better in the future with its new instruction sets. :)
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    Thanx everyone... really appreciate your efforts..!!! thnx again....
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    If I were you, I'd go over budget and get a nice 2500K system w/ cheap p67/z68 (preferably with 2 PCI-E x8 slots) and 2x4GB RAM, and perhaps go 6850 to counter the cost... Later on you can then add another 6850

    Do you live in the US now? How exactly are you purchasing it?
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    I think if he is willing to compromise a little bit or buy used parts he should have no problem keeping it under 700.
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    I live in India,some parts i will buy from local vendor,some parts i will get shiped from newegg or amazon,but I think there is no global warranty,thats what scaring me.
    the only old parts i will b using is windows,and may be hdd
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    I was browsing and came across dis motherboard that costs $93.24 am3+ amd 970. Will it b compatible if i buy AMD FX-4100???

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DK33O2/?tag=tec06d-20

    And also please tell me about worldwide warranty of products.... is it applicable????
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    newegg and amazon ship to india?!?
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    ya i think they do global shipping,they add shiping cost

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