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Windows 7: Is this a right choice for the Windows 7 hardware?

03 Sep 2011   #1
jovesharma

Windows XP X86 Service Pack 3
 
 
Is this a right choice for the Windows 7 hardware?

I want to make a PC with configuration

1. Intel i3 2100 processor
2. Intel H55TC Box Motherboard
3. 2 TB Hard Disk
4. 4 GB RAM.

But I am confused about the Graphics Card, I don't want to buy that, because they will add more cost to my PC. I have limited budget.

Can someone tell me whether Graphics Card is necessary for me or not?

I don't play Games, but I do video editing and use heavy software like Photoshop etc.


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03 Sep 2011   #2
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there.

If you do video editing and photoshop, i'd definitely suggest 2 upgrades!

1st: processor. use a quad core
2nd: video. use a dedicated GPU

And i just noticed that the motherboard won't be compatible with the processor.

Can you tell us what's your budget? we could guide you into the right direction!
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03 Sep 2011   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I'm liking the new AMD APU series which combines the CPU and GPU into one chip. Nice and clean with outstanding performance to cost ratio !
http://biz.tigerdirect.com/applicati...306&CatId=7179
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03 Sep 2011   #4
jovesharma

Windows XP X86 Service Pack 3
 
 

Thanks Punkster,
My budget is Rs. 20000 in India, if converting to US Dollars, then $444.
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03 Sep 2011   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Look into that APU series as it has all the performance and more you need with out the energy, heat and cost !
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03 Sep 2011   #6
jovesharma

Windows XP X86 Service Pack 3
 
 

Thanks linnemeyerhere,
I have heard that Intel CPU and motherboards are best, and AMD is not so much good as compared to it.
That's why I was asking about Intel.
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03 Sep 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jovesharma View Post
Thanks linnemeyerhere,
I have heard that Intel CPU and motherboards are best, and AMD is not so much good as compared to it.
That's why I was asking about Intel.
That is not so. In fact I prefer AMD over Intel.
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03 Sep 2011   #8
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Lets see.

Motherboard: Newegg.com - ASRock A75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (75$)
APU: Newegg.com - AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz 4MB L2 Cache Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU AD3850WNGXBOX (130$)
RAM: Newegg.com - Crucial 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT51264BA1339 (20$)
HDD: Newegg.com - HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 (0f12115) 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (120$)
Video: Newegg.com - MSI R6670-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (100$)

Total: 445$

The HD6670 is for Hybrid Crossfire and it's not entirely necessary, but it'll give you more video power!
The 2TB HDD is a little expensive because it's not a "green" one (Variable RPM) but a 7200RPM one, there are cheaper choices

I guess you have a PSU/Case and the rest.. mouse, keyboard, monitor.
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03 Sep 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Punkster, this is a nice configuration. Problem is that in India the components cost a lot more money - up to 50% more from what I understand from my Indian friends.
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03 Sep 2011   #10
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Punkster, this is a nice configuration. Problem is that in India the components cost a lot more money - up to 50% more from what I understand from my Indian friends.
True! i didn't think about that.. change rates.

Well i guess the solution could be that the OP here goes out to the streets and let us know what he can find and what prices, staying inside the budget.

That way we can tell him the best hardware for his bugdet, how about that?
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