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First I've felt that I'll delay buying my new PC to about 10 march as I've got information that there would be some good decrease in the price.

But I'll need help from you guys to clear some doubts and give some suggestions to me. This will be used as a Business PC.

Here's what I'm planning to with:

Processor: Intel i5-750 2.66GHz Quad Core.

I've checked many benchmarks and I found that this one would be the best processor for me. I found that i5's "dual" processors don't perform that well and it's not available in the Indian markets easily as for now. So i5 quad core is the best I can go for.

Motherboard: Asus P7P55D OR Intel DP55WB OR Gigabyte.

Somehow I�m not in favor of buying Intel motherboard. It�s a bit more expensive and has fewer functions than what Asus has. Example: Intel doesn�t have IDE slot but Asus has one. I�ll need one IDE port. Now the problem is, my engineer told me that Asus maybe the best but it doesn�t have proper service here if any problem occurs. And I was notified that Gigabyte wont be a preferable choice here as it�s having lots of problems in recent years.

RAM: Kingston DDR3 1333MHz 2GB X 2 = 4GB.

HDD: Seagate 500GB Sata HDD.
Any other suggestions? Seems Seagate is final.

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB OR ATI Radeon HD 5570.

The problem is, both the cards are PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface. Whereas the motherboards I�ve mentioned have PCI Express 2.0 x16 supported slot. So will these cards work? Also 5570 is not yet available in India.

PSU and Cabinet: Circle 500W or 600W PSU and Circle cabinet.

Well I may not invest much money in this both. Circle is the one which is sold here the most. And has good reviews.

DVD Drive: Already have 1 year old one.

Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech. Don�t wanna invest much money in this.

I already have good LCD, router, speakers, etc.

Anything else?


A friend wanted one built for his new office he said he wanted something that he could game on while in the office. So I decided to go with a decent enough graphics card etc.


I would go with the ASUS motherboard, in my past experience, Asus has made much better motherboards than intel. Also I think you should switch over your graphics card to an Nvidia business-oriented graphics card, such as the Quadro XF, or the Quadro NVS, or even the Tesla cards. Maybe take a bigger consideration into hard drive size? I'm not exactly sure what kind of business computer this is, or your budget. Also if you update your graphics card, I suggest maybe upgrading your Powersupply for the option of having more hard drives, and more/better graphics cards.


I'm not sure what kind of business is being ran here, but a business computer, in general, doesn't require all of that stuff. But concerning the motherboard, i've owned and still own ASUS and Gigabyte motherboards and have never had a problem with them. Gigabyte was slightly easier to use, but ASUS seemed to have a bit more options. But it is a bit weird that you mention Indian markets.

PCI Express is backwards compatible.

A friend wanted one built for his new office he said he wanted something that he could game on while in the office. So I decided to go with a decent enough graphics card etc.

Gaming within the office? Are we talking about a home office? Even so, a 5000 series or anything around that much power from any company is exaggerating, even if you are planning on playing high-end games. You can easily go with a decent 4000 series and play most high-end games on their high settings.