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[INDIA] Need ur help in choosing a good configuration for my PC

Vikrant Pandit
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Joined: Mar 27, 2006
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I am looking to buy the configuration given below
Please suggest appropriate brands for RAM , Harddisk, Montor and DVD Writer

Intel PIV Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz
Intel 946 original
I GB DDR2 ( 667 Mhz )
160 Gb( 7200 rpm ) SATA2
17" LCD
DVD Writer( LG )

Also I am a movie buff . Should I go for 19" LCD ? What would be the approximate cost and suitable brand

Thanks


Thanks


Vikrant Pandit
David O'Meara
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I'm not in India
Vikrant Pandit
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David ,

The reason I put a India tag in the subject is due to the fact that PC configuration differ a lot from place to place . A PC that is a norm in U.S.
might be too expensive in India

Thanks for reading this post


You are a great company on the Ranch
Srikanth Raghavan
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Joined: Oct 31, 2005
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Yes,

DOM is of course one our very good company on ranch among many others. And Vivek, whatever your configuration may be just go for a 2 GB RAM or even higher and I would highly prefer that.

I have seen computers with Celeron processor with 1 GB RAM work much faster than Pentiums with half the RAM (512 MB). This is just my perception and I hope other ranchers will clarify on this.

And one more suggestion, GET A BIG MONITOR if you are not going for a laptop. I would love to have a 19'' or a 21'' LCD screen but the reason why I would like to go for a bigger screen is different from yours. I love big monitors because they are really useful while coding and debugging.

So to summarize, go for a Big Monitor and more RAM.

My 2 rupees
-- Srikanth
[ January 12, 2007: Message edited by: Srikanth Raghavan ]
Deepak Bala
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I'm not in India


My 2 rupees


hahahaha !

Those made me laugh. Thanks. Here is what I would suggest

Athlon 64 X2 2.2 Gig
1 GB RAM 667 Mhz
DVD Drive
16 inch monitor
160 Gb( 7200 rpm ) SATA2
A graphic card that can equal ATI X800 or better
and a deep pocket

I rarely buy a PC and when I do I dont compromise on anything. That way I wont have to keep upgrading all the time


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Chetan Parekh
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Vivek Pandey, after buying PC,next day you will realize that laptop could have been a better choice.

First decide, Why not laptop? Why PC?


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Vikrant Pandit
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Chetan , For 3 reasons

1) A "good enough" Laptop will cost approximately 60% more than a desktop
2) I could have ignored reason 1) above if I really needed it while on the go
3) The only disadvantage of desktops I could think of was portability when moving which to me is not an issue at all
Chetan Parekh
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Cool, get engaged with PC soon.
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Vivek Pandey:
Chetan , For 3 reasons

1) A "good enough" Laptop will cost approximately 60% more than a desktop
2) I could have ignored reason 1) above if I really needed it while on the go
3) The only disadvantage of desktops I could think of was portability when moving which to me is not an issue at all


>>1) A "good enough" Laptop will cost approximately 60% more than a desktop
What configuration you are looking for will cost you around Rs.40K to 45K (with licensed Windows)

And you may get Laptop almost with same configuration that would cost you 45K-55K.

I personally prefer desktop over laptop for easy h/w maintainance(you can open yourself) and cheaper parts.

>>2) I could have ignored reason 1) above if I really needed it while on the go
then I would prefer my company to provide me one

>>3) The only disadvantage of desktops I could think of was portability when moving which to me is not an issue at all
with TFT/LCD monitors that is not a issue


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Stan James
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I put my money in memory last time around, took money out of the new monitor, gave it to the kids and kept an old one.


A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of the idea. John Ciardi
Satish Chilukuri
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Originally posted by Vivek Pandey:


Also I am a movie buff . Should I go for 19" LCD ? What would be the approximate cost and suitable brand


Have you thought about investing some money in good 5.1 speakers? They can make a lot of difference while watching movies. Altec Lansing/ Creative/ Logitech are some good brands. (And stay away from any brand which advertises power in PMPO.)
 
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