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Offline Lion_Heart

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use this when asking for advice - "What Should I Buy"
« on: January 26, 2013, 11:52:33 am »

Use this template when asking for hardware suggestion, either for entire configuration or for specific hardware.

Please copy paste the questions as mentioned below into a new thread. The questions are accompanied by example answers (in Grey) to guide you while entering your own details. Answer the questions in as much detail as possible. Omit the question which you are not sure about.

This will help others to make accurate recommendations and you can get a prompt reply.


Q: What is your budget?

  • Q: What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)
    CPU - Intel E7200
  • Motherboard - Asus XXX
  • RAM - Transcend 2X1GB PC6400
  • Monitor - Dell 2409
  • SMPS - Corsair VX450
  • (please mention the rest in above format)

  • Q: Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
    Monitor - Dell 2409
  • SMPS - Corsair VX450
  • (please mention the rest in above format)
  • Q: Which hardware component are you looking to buy (component name). If you have already decided on a configuration then please mention the (component brand and model) as well, this will help us in fine tuning your requirement.
    CPU - Intel Q9750
  • Motherboard - any compatible motherboard

  • GPU - GTX300
  • (please mention the rest in above format)
  • Q: Is this going to be your final configuration or you would be adding/upgrading a component in near future. If yes then please mention when and which component
    Yes, will upgrade the following within 6 months
  • SMPS - 600W

  • Cabinet - CM XXX

  • RAM - 2X4GB PC8500

  • Q: Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)
  • Open to online purchase
  • Q: Would you consider buying a second hand hardware from the TE market
  • Q: What is your intended use for this PC/hardware
  • Browsing
  • Desktop Processing
  • HTPC
  • Download rig, 24x7 operation
  • Watching HD movies

  • Q: Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.
    Do not want to buy XYZ company product as I heard the after sales service in India is pathetic
  • Q: If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?
    Strategy - Civilization 4
  • Racing - Grid at medium to high settings
  • Q: What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
    Gaming - 1280x728
  • Desktop - 1440x900
  • Q: Are you looking to overclock?
  • Q: Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
    Windows 7 64 bit
  • Linux - Mandriva

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 11:09:58 am »

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I think asking your need in this format should help much to whom, who will be answer your question.