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Optimum Config for a desktop PC

by kiran.bajaj / August 7, 2008 7:48 PM PDT

Hi,

What would be a optimum config for a desktop PC
(M/B, CPU, HDD, RAM, VRAM etc..)

The PC will be used for
Office Work
MS Office
Adobe Premiere
MS .NET Development (Web Server incl)

Entertainment

Watching Movies
Watching TV
Listening to high fidelity music
Gaming

Communication
Web Surfing
Skype + Webcam use

In summary the requirement is for a performance + gaming PC

Pls do suggest the optimum value for money config - with components, preferred brand (from a quality and value for money perspective) and approx pricing

Thx & Rgds,
Kiran Bajaj

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For today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2008 9:48 PM PDT
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Optimum Config for a desktop PC - A little more detail
by kiran.bajaj / August 8, 2008 3:47 AM PDT
In reply to: For today.

Hi,

Thx for the response, but would be good - if u can help me with a bit more detail (in terms of your suggestions on the brand/model - which is both a quality and value for money proposition)

Item Brand Model Approx Price Remarks
CPU
Motherboard
SMPS
Cabinet
Cooling Mechanism (if needed)
HDD
Optical Drive
Sound Card
Video Card
TV Tuner
Monitor
UPS
Web Cam
Head Phone + Microphone
NIC
Kbd/Mouse
Joystick
Speakers (5.1/6.1 or lesser would fit the requirement)

Also, am looking for a baby AT form factor, do quad core cpu's fit in? Or else is there a core 2 duo option which is nearest to the quad cores performance but is available in a smaller form factor fit.

Are there standard configs available (configs which meet the requirements of a performance + gaming/media PC) for desktops from brand companies like dell/hp-compaq - from where i get a safe buy + warranty + service (1-3yrs). Do mention the company and model name - if u have the info

Also, do laptops also have configs that address the aforesaid requirement. If they indeed do, then can u let me know the company, brand and config - that fits the bill. [Laptop service is a bigger issue and so, hope the laptops keep us with the voltage stability requirements when connected say to a 5.1 spk set)

I know its a bit detailed - but would appreciate - if u can guide me a bit more precisely

Thx & Rgds,
Kiran Bajaj

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2008 4:41 AM PDT

You should find such things in your country. No one can be any more specific but if you need that level of detail then do what always works best. COPY SOMEONE ELSE'S MACHINE.
Bob

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