Need Suggestions for a New Computer

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This is the configuration I have worked on so far, need your suggestions.

I plan to get it on this Tuesday or Wednesday from Nehru Place.

Planning to get a Dedicated GFX in the next couple months.

My Usage would be;

Gaming, Browsing, Watching Movies, Photoshop, Word Processing.

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Intel Processor Core-i 5-2400 3.10 6MB10175
Intel DH67CL(B3)5500
G-skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9S-4GBXL 1665
WD 1TB SATA HDD INTERNAL 5100
Seasonic S12ii-520 4000
Cooler Master Scout 6100
Dell ST2220L 22” LED Monitor 7900
Asus Interntal DVD/RW SATA

1075
Total 41515
 

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Pretty much the best config for that budget.
 
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Thanks. As you already been to NP last week can you comment if my estimates are right and about the availability of the components?
 
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Why buy last year's processor when ivyBridge would be available in Indian markets from mid-May onwards?I personally think you are getting ripped off on CPU-mono. I had configured i5 2310 and Intel motherboard combo for Rs. 11,000. This was 8 months ago. I expected prices of 2400 to reach similar or even lower levels.One thing is for sure. Once ivyBridge processors are available, Sandy bridge based processors will see a huge price drop. The money saved can be used to buy GTX 560 or 660 when it's available.
 

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hmm, I thought they'd be out in August or something. In that case, if possible wait for Ivy bridge if you can.
 
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Just checked some online resources and found that Intel Core i5-3450, i5-3550 and i5-3570K are launched already.



So, I guess it makes sense to put money on the latest technology or rather saving something on the previous one.
 


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It'll still make sense to buy Sandybridge, from the i7 ivybridge benchmarks that I have seen, the performance difference isn't much and they'd be priced higher when launched. If the price of Sandybridge reduces immediately, they'd be more VFM.
 

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No cooler?? You can cut down on PSU i think. Here is one that i made :)

Flipkart.com: Sun's WishList: mr.nobdy-1740 Wishlist no monitor and no dvd drive tho :p

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I will also suggest you to get a better MB as the one you suggest doesn't have onboard graphics (Imp i think as u are getting the gfx card later and for future too), also i am not sure abt overclocking on that (i know u wont be interested bt still :p )

Also check the memory freq. your MB supports ;)
 
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Just wondering if I should be waiting for Ivy Bridge to be available actually.Same happened with the laptop I purchased last year, I got Core i3, Sandy Bridge was launched after two months.Bleh.
 

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Sandybridge was a new architecture. Ivy bridge is an evolutionary step. The new generation after ivy bridge will be a big step forward. Just wait for these to be released in India and see if i5 2400 is available cheaper.
 

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when i was upgrading my desktop from a core2duo to something better, intel literally drove me nuts. the combination i wanted to purchase was turning out to be so expensive compared to a comparable AMD. decided to ditch Intel for AMD. hard to say how much of a performance hit it turned out to be, but the budget solution has worked well for the last 2 years. i plan to stick with it for another year before deciding if i need another upgrade. would largely depend upon what windows 8 turns out to be. maybe i would end up ditching the desktop and getting a touch enabled ultrabook. :confused:
 
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Intel has ownd AMD in recent years. If you believed AMD was best and intel was rip off, you probably didn't look harder at Lower Intel CPUs. I am not intel fanboy, but I am done with AMD and hate them. I hate AMD fanboys even more.