Template for "What Should I Buy" - use this when asking for advice

Discussion in 'PC Buying Advice' started by Renegade, Aug 15, 2009.

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  1. Renegade

    Renegade The Outlaw
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    Questions
    1. What is your budget?
      • 40K
    2. What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)
      • CPU - Intel E7200
      • Motherboard - Asus XXX
      • GPU - ATI XXX
      • RAM - Transcend 2X1GB PC6400
      • Monitor - Dell 2409
      • PSU - Corsair VX450
      • (please mention the rest in above format)
    3. Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
      • Monitor - Dell 2409
      • PSU - Corsair VX450
      • (please mention the rest in above format)
    4. 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
      • PSU - Best Power Supply Units
      • (please mention the rest in above format)
    5. 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
    6. Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)
      • Mumbai
      • Open to online purchase
    7. Would you consider buying a second hand hardware from the TE market
      • Yes/No
    8. What is your intended use for this PC/hardware
      • Gaming
      • Browsing
      • Desktop Processing
      • HTPC
      • Download rig, 24x7 operation
      • Watching HD movies
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
      1. Gaming - 1280x720
      2. Desktop - 1440x900
    12. Are you looking to overclock?
      • Yes/No
    13. Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
      • Windows 7 64 bit
      • Linux - Mandriva

     
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  2. stalker

    stalker Well-Known Member
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    Good stuff renu.. sticky ++
     
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  3. saqib_khan

    saqib_khan Active Member
    Adept

    Good step. Just one question, is this compulsory? I mean is this a rule from on ?
     
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  4. Renegade

    Renegade The Outlaw
    Super Mod

    Since this is the most common type of thread on TE it would be really helpful for the community if there is some form of standardization. The threads will serve as a repository of various configurations which will help people searching through the forum and possibly avoid repeat discussions for similar configurations.

    Yes consider this compulsory, since it has just been announced we will not enforce it right away. As a member you are requested to follow this format and ask the thread starter to comply to this format. From September onwards we can look at deleting all the new threads which do not comply to this format. A copy of the original thread will be sent to the thread starter with the message to start the thread again in the required format.
     
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  5. Sei

    Sei Well-Known Member
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    Excellent idea.. Great thinking guys :)
     
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  6. whatsinaname

    whatsinaname Well-Known Member
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    In question 10, we can ask what game and at what resolution. Some people don't mind playing at lower than native resolution.
     
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  7. Emil

    Emil Well-Known Member
    Adept

    Good job. I think this is a great idea.
     
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  8. kuduku

    kuduku Well-Known Member
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    this is excellent idea

    removes lots of doubts from the TEites ready to help
     
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  9. Spectre

    Spectre Well-Known Member
    Adept

    Resolution and monitor size are an important factor in recommending PCs for gaming, do consider that :)
     
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  10. Amien

    Amien Well-Known Member
    Adept

    Excellent stuff. Thank you for writing this sir. :)

    EDIT: Added to signature. :)
     
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  11. hawkice

    hawkice New Member
    Disciple

    Very good template to get exact suggestions ;-)
     
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  12. 47Shailesh

    47Shailesh Active Member
    Disciple

    good effort there :hap2:
     
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  13. sickizblank

    sickizblank New Member
    Disciple

    In the first post vx540 should be vx450. :)
     
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  14. DevinWolf

    DevinWolf New Member
    Disciple

    Nice man............ would be a lot easier to suggest pcs in this format.
     
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  15. bond_212

    bond_212 Active Member
    Adept

    Nice format, would be much easier to give & get advice
     
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  16. hotdosai

    hotdosai New Member
    Recruit

    HI can anyone suggest me a cheap and good configuration for system for a browsing centre
     
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  17. pusako

    pusako New Member
    Disciple

    Hi guys !

    Can you guys chart out a config fer Rs 1 lakh. With the GTX 295 a constant.
     
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  18. Renegade

    Renegade The Outlaw
    Super Mod

    Please note that from Sunday 27th Sept, it will be mandatory to use this script to request for configuration and quotes. It may be inconvenient at first but it should be helpful in the long run.

    We will shortly make a forum wide announcement on the same.
     
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  19. YoGi-Sama

    YoGi-Sama Well-Known Member
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    I agree...this type of standardization will work wonders in long run. Apart from helping people with requesting help with similar configuration this will also make post cleaner and easier to understand for those who are willing to help.
     
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  20. tamal_kol

    tamal_kol New Member
    Recruit

    Yeah next time I will surely follow this.. nice community
     
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