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Choto Cheeta

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So many topic on what to buy under certain price range so this bellow guide would offer a general idea on certain budget and need.

Basic Information before buying a Desktop PC ?

Few very important point which needs to be answered before you may think to choose the right hardware for your Desktop :D

  • The reason - You are in need to ask your self a basic question as why are you buying this PC. Do you plan to play game ? or rather this PC is about entertainment like movies / Music ? or may be you need to have a system for a certain type of app, such as video processing ?
  • The Budget - Most of us dont have an unlimited budget to think of, so the system needs to come under a certain budget :D so do make a budget for your self

Variable computer Configurations

It is not really wise to buy a PC 1st then think to run application later on. For example, if you are in need to have a PC for movies and entertainment, then you must concentrate heavily on your display. At-least a 19" Widescree HD TFT is what you should eye for as even to play full HD (1080p), one may just need AMD X2 4000 or above with cheapest onboard motherboard like M2N-MX SE along with 2 GB RAM.

But then again when you main need is heavy processing for video editing or ripping or may be data base applications, then its better to get a low cost CRT, where as invest heavily on your Core hardware as like a 45nm Core 2 Duo along with 4 GBs of system RAM !!!

Computers are for every one

yeah, in this post you may find full computer configuration ranging from Rs. 15000 up to as high as Rs. 60k.

So choose whats your budget and need.

Feel free to ask

Even though I list every time of configuration but as an unique user u may have question and doubt, therefore feel free to drop a question here mentioning your budget and need :D

So let us build our PCs :D

Lets Go Low

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November 2010 config listing [by Jaskanwar Singh]:

Configs taken from this thread.

1)Sub 20k (Best for office work,movies,downloading)

AMD Athlon II x2 245 @ 2.7k
Asus M4A78LT-M LE @ 2.7k
Corsair 2GB DDR3 1333MHz @ 1.8k
Seagate 500GB 7200.12 @ 1.8k
LG 22X SATA DVD @ 0.9k
FSP saga II 350W @ 1.5k
Zebronics Bijli w/o psu @ 1.1k
Benq G922HDL 18.5" @ 5.7k
Zebronics OEM K & M @ 0.3k
Zebronics 600VA @ 1.1k
Creative SBS A35 - 2.0 @ 0.4k

Total - 20k



2)Sub 35k (Entry level gaming,multi media)

AMD Athlon II x4 635 @ 4.7k
MSI 785GM E51 @ 3.6k
Corsair 2GB DDR3 1333MHz @ 1.8k
MSI HD5750 @ 7.3k
Seagate 500GB 7200.12 @ 1.8k
LG 22X SATA DVD @ 0.9k
FSP saga II 500W @ 2.1k
CM Elite 310 @ 1.5k
DELL S2009W 20" @ 6.5k
Logitech K & M combo @ 0.7k
APC 650VA @ 3k
Altec Lansing VS2621 @ 1.6k

Total - 35.5k



3)Sub 50k (Mid range gaming)

AMD Phenom II x4 945 @ 6.8k
Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H @ 4.5k
Corsair 2 * 2GB DDR3 1333MHz @ 3.6k
Sapphire HD6870 @ 14.5k
Seagate 500GB 7200.12 @ 1.8k
LG 22X SATA DVD @ 0.9k
Seasonic S12II 520W @ 4k
NZXT GAMMA @ 2k
Benq G2220HD @ 7.3k
Logitech K & M combo @ 0.7k
Numeric 1KVA @ 4.1k
Altec Lansing VS2621 @ 1.6k

Total - 52k



4)Sub 50k (Entry level rig for 3D works)

AMD Phenom II 1055t @ 9.5k
Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H @ 4.5k
Corsair 3 * 2GB DDR3 1333MHz @ 5.4k
AMD FireGL V7600 @ 10k
Seagate 500GB 7200.12 @ 1.8k
LG 22X SATA DVD @ 0.9k
Corsair VX450W @ 3.7k
NZXT GAMMA @ 2k
Benq G2220HD @ 7.3k
Logitech K & M combo @ 0.7k
Numeric 1KVA @ 4.1k
Altec Lansing VS2621 @ 1.6k

Total - 51.5k



5)Sub 85k (High end gaming)

Intel Core i5 760 @ 9.8k
MSI P55 GD65 @ 6.9K
G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1600 Ripjaws kit @ 4.5k
Sapphire HD6850 * 2 CF @ 23k
Seagate ITB 7200.12 @ 2.8k
LG 22X SATA DVD @ 0.9k
Corsair TX650W @ 6.3k
CM HAF 922 @ 6.6k
DELL U2311H Ultrasharp @ 14k
Logitech MX518 @ 1.3k
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 @ 1.1k
APC 1100VA @ 4.8k
Altec Lansing VS2621 @ 1.6k

Total - 83.6k



5)Sub 85k (3D Works)

Intel Core i7 950 @ 14.3k
ASUS Sabertooth X58 @ 14k
G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1600 Trident Kit @ 7.2k
AMD FireGL V7700 @ 12.5k
Seagate 1TB 7200.12 @ 2.8k
LG 22X SATA DVD @ 0.9k
Corsair VX550W @ 4.7k
CM 690 II Plus @ 5.3k
DELL U2311H Ultrasharp @ 14k
Logitech K & M combo @ 0.7k
APC 1100VA @ 4.8k
Altec Lansing VS2621 @ 1.6k

Total - 82.8k



6)Sub 120k (High End Gaming)

Intel Core i7 950 @ 14.3k
ASUS Sabertooth X58 @ 14k
G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1600 Trident Kit @ 7.2k
Sapphire HD6870 * 2 CF @ 29K
WD 1TB Black Sata3 @ 5k
Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 60GB @ 8.7k
LG 22X SATA DVD @ 0.9k
Corsair HX750W @ 8.5k
NZXT Phantom White @ 8.4k
DELL Ultrasharp U2311H @ 14k
Altec Lansing VS2421 @ 2.3k
Razer Death Adder @ 2.2k
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 @ 1.1k
APC 1100VA @ 4.8K

Total - 120.4K



7)Sub 160k (Ultra High End PC/Gaming Rig) -

Intel Core i7 950 @ 14.3k
Noctua NH-D14 @ 4.8k
ASUS Sabertooth X58 @ 14k
G.skill Trident 6GB DDR3 1600 Kit @ 7.2k
Sapphire HD6870 * 2 CF @ 29k
ASUS Xonar DX @ 4.3k
WD 1TB Black Sata3 @ 5k
Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB @ 16.5k
LG 22X SATA DVD @ 0.9k
Corsait HX850W @ 9.8k
NZXT Phantom White @ 8.4k
DELL Ultrasharp U2410 24" @ 29k
Altec Lansing MX5021 @ 6.5k
Razer Death Adder @ 2.2k
Razer Arctosa @ 2.2k
APC 1100VA @ 4.8k

Total - 158.9k



8)Sub "budget - whats that?" -

Intel Core i7 980x @ 53k
Coolermaster V10 @ 7.4k
ASUS Rampage III Extreme @ 25k
Corsair Dominator GT 2000MHz DDR3 6GB * 2 @ 45k
Nvidia Geforce GTX580 * 2 SLI @ 50k
Creative PCI-E Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion @ 14k
WD 1TB BLACK SATA3 * 2 @ 10k
Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB * 2 @ 33k
LG WH10LS30 Bluray @ 11k
Corsair AX1200 @ 17k
Lian Li Armoursuit PC-P80 @ 25k
Dell UltraSharp U2711 27" @ 45k
Logitech Z-5500 @ 23.5k
SteelSeries Xai @ 5.1k
Steel Series 7G @ 8.5k

Total - 372.5k


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Original 2007 listing:

Target PC within Rs. 12000/- + TAX

Buy a PC which makes sense in a budget as low as possible... This would be a PC for basic Office job, running basic office apps for accounting, printing and stuff like that !!!! It will be running Windows XP with ease !!!

AMD Sepron 3200+ / AMD Sempron LE 1150 @ Rs. 1200 /- + VAT
MSI K8MM-V / M9MM-V @ Rs. 1600 /- + VAT
512 MB DDR-II 667 MHz (Transcend / Kingstone) @ Rs. 550 /- + VAT
80 GB SATA (WD / Segeate / SAMSUNG) @ Rs. 1525 /- + VAT
DVD RW (IDE - Any brand) @ Rs. 1100 /- + VAT
Any local cabinet with default 450 watts SMPS @ Rs. 1200 /- + VAT
Local Keyboard & mouse @ Rs. 375 /- + VAT
LG 17" CRT 700E @ Rs. 4150 /- + VAT
Any stereo speaker @ Rs. 350 /- + VAT
Any Local UPS @ Rs. 1400 /- + VAT

TAX @ 4% 482 /-
Total Rs. 13132 /-

This one is only meant to run windows XP, now if you plan to run vista or such for little entertainment, you can add on this, like getting 1 GB RAM @ Rs. 850/- instead of 512 MB, also changing the motherboard from VIA chipset based M8MM-V to Windows Vista Compatible ASUS M2N-MX SE @ Rs. 2300/- + VAT.

Students (upto std 12th) PC

Target Rs. 20000/-

PC now days are becoming must for students also... Helps on their home work, also allows them to run application for learning as well as little entertainment ... This will allow them to run Windows Vista with full effect, the onboard ATi HD 3200 grfx is just good enough for some gaming too..

AMD X2 4200+ @ Rs. 2600 /- + VAT
MSI K9AGM V2 / MSI K9AGM-FD (AMD 780G) @ Rs. 4400 /- + VAT
2 GB DDR-II 667 MHz (Transend / Kingstone) @ Rs. 1850 /- + VAT
160 GB SATA-II 7200.10 (WD / SAMSUNG / Seagete) @ Rs. 1825 /- + VAT
DVD RW (IDE - Any brand) @ Rs. 1100 /- + VAT
Any local cabinet with default 450 watts SMPS @ Rs. 1200 /- + VAT
Microsoft / Logitech Keyboard Mouse combo @ Rs. 650 /- + VAT
LG 17" CRT 700E (Monitor) @ Rs. 4150 /- + VAT
Logitech / Creative 2.1 Speaker @ Rs. 1100 /- + VAT
Any Local UPS @ Rs. 1400 /- + VAT

TAX @ 4% 811 /-
Total Rs. 21086 /-

This is a really good platform to start your computer career on studies, it gives you ability to run any performance hungry applications. AMD Athlon X2 4200+ is a gr8 value for money 65nm processor where as you are getting the best available onboard graphics motherboard, the AMD 780G based. The motherboard comes with ATi HD3200 video chipset and along with 2 GB system RAM allowing Vista to run with its full glory and enabling you to play some modern games under DirectX 10 platform also :D

The Intel Counter Part

Intel E2140 / E2160 / E2180 @ Rs. 2600 /- + VAT
XFX 630i (nvidia 7150) @ Rs. 3450 /- + VAT
2 GB DDR-II 667 MHz (Transend / Kingstone) @ Rs. 1850 /- + VAT
160 GB SATA-II 7200.10 (WD / SAMSUNG / Seagete) @ Rs. 1825 /- + VAT
DVD RW (IDE - Any brand) @ Rs. 1100 /- + VAT
Any local cabinet with default 450 watts SMPS @ Rs. 1200 /- + VAT
Microsoft / Logitech Keyboard Mouse combo @ Rs. 650 /- + VAT
LG 17" CRT 700E @ Rs. 4150 /- + VAT
Logitech / Creative 2.1 Speaker @ Rs. 1100 /- + VAT
Any Local UPS @ Rs. 1400 /- + VAT

TAX @ 4% 773 /-
Total Rs. 20098 /-

This intel config for those who wants to stick to Intel only, where as I would vote for AMD config any day, as both processor and motherboard both are far better than this Intel Config.

Those who wants Intel motherboard also, they may opt for Intel G31 or G33 based board, like DG31PR @ Rs. 2900/- + VAT or DG33BR @ Rs. 3300/- + TAX

Do note, there will not be any overclocking with Intel boards, where as XFX 630i will allow over clock and nvidia 7150 video chipset is once again will out perform Intel X3100 any day :D how ever 630i lacks dual channel support

If you have little higher budget for a entertainment PC, then simply replace the CRT display with a 19" Widescreen display, like Dell SE198WFP or View Sonic vx1945wm or LG L194WT, all retails at around Rs. 9.5k + VAT

Where as if you plan to play some games in it also as a normal gamer, then simply change the motherboard for AMD config to M2N MX SE which is Rs. 2300/- + VAT and add a graphics cards such as XFX 8600 GT GDDR-III 256 MB @ Rs. 4400/- + TAX or better ATi Readon HD 3650 at around Rs. 5500/- + VAT

Entertainment / Movies

Budget is upto Rs. 25000/-

Primary its aimed for those who wants a PC for entertainment, a bit of gaming, lot of movies / music, Internet surfing and stuff like that.

AMD Athlon X2 4800+ @ Rs. 3000 /- + VAT
MSI K9AGM V2 / MSI K9AGM-FD (AMD 780G) @ Rs. 4400 /- + VAT
2 GB DDR-II 667 MHz (Transend / Kingstone) @ Rs. 1850 /- + VAT
160 GB SATA-II 7200.10 (WD / Segeate / SAMSUNG) @ Rs. 1825 /- + VAT
DVD RW (IDE - Any brand) @ Rs. 1100 /- + VAT
Any local cabinet with default 450 watts SMPS @ Rs. 1200 /- + VAT
Local Keyboard & mouse @ Rs. 375 /- + VAT
Dell SE198WFP or View Sonic vx1945wm or LG L194WT WideScreen HD TFT @ Rs. 9500 /- + VAT
Creaive / Logitech 2.1 @ Rs. 1100 /- + VAT
Any local UPS @ Rs. 1400 /- + VAT

TAX @ 4% 1030 /-
Total Rs. 26780 /-

Add up to this config as you have little higher budget, like add a vista compatible TV tuner Card from Pinnacle / WinFast @ Rs. 2k + TAX

this is an awesome config along with a gr8 value for money AMD Range processor, also the AMD 780G along with its ATi HD 3200 onboard will allow vista to run with full glory and play full HD (1080p) without any problem.

If you are tight in budget and in need to fit this under Rs. 25k then just change the motherboard to AMD 690G based M2A-VM (DVI) which is Rs. 3100/- + VAT !!

-----------------The Media Center Edition---------------

Purpose, Simply entertainment movies and music and mid range gaming

Budget

Rs. 40k or lower for entertainment movies and music.... and higher Rs. 60k for some heavy gaming + entertainment movies and music...

Rs. 40000/- MCE

Intel Core 2 Duo @ Rs. 7200 /- + VAT
ABiT IP35-E @ Rs. 5200 /- + VAT
XFX 8400 GS @ Rs. 1850 /- + VAT
Pinnacle TV Tuner Kit for Vista @ Rs. 1875 /- + VAT
2 GB DDR-II 667 MHz (Transend / Kingstone) @ Rs. 1850 /- + VAT
250 GB SATA-II 16MB Buffer (WD Cavire 16SE) @ Rs. 2650 /- + VAT
DVD RW (IDE - Any brand) @ Rs. 1100 /- + VAT
Zebronics / iBall good looking cabinet with Zebrmonics Platinum 500 watts @ Rs. 2500 /- + VAT
Logitech / Microsoft Combo (Keyboard + Mouse) @ Rs. 650 /- + VAT
Dell SE198WFP or View Sonic vx1945wm or LG L194WT WideScreen HD TFT @ Rs. 9500 /- + VAT @ Rs. 9500 /- + VAT
Creaive / Logitech 5.1 @ Rs. 3200 /- + VAT
Any local UPS @ Rs. 1400 /- + VAT

TAX @ 4% 1559 /-
Total Rs. 40534 /-

However its bit tricky !!! As if you are more on movies / music / TV then, no point investing high amount on Intel, it would be better opting for AMD 4800 along with MSI K9AGM V2 or K9AGM-FD which would allow you to save some money to think for a 22" large screen such as Dell or LG at around Rs. 16k :D

Budget Rs. 60 - 65k for heavy performance and gaming

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 / E8500 @ Rs. 13300 /- + VAT
ASUS P5K @ Rs. 7500 /- + VAT
XFX 9600 GT / EVGA 9600 GT @ Rs. 10000 /- + VAT (Note, ATi HD 4850 @ Rs. 12.5k would be much better of same budget nvidia)
Pinnacle TV Tuner Kit for Vista @ Rs. 1875 /- + VAT
2 GB DDR-II 667 MHz (Transend / Kingstone) @ Rs. 1850 /- + VAT
250 GB SATA-II 16MB Buffer (WD Cavire 16SE) @ Rs. 2650 /- + VAT
DVD RW (IDE - Any brand) @ Rs. 1100 /- + VAT
Cooler Master 600 watts eXtreme SMPS @ Rs. 3200 /- + VAT
A good looking Cabinet (Zerbonics / iBall) @ Rs. 1500 /- + VAT
Logitech / Microsoft Combo (Keyboard + Mouse) @ Rs. 650 /- + VAT
Dell / LG / View Sonic 22" TFT @ Rs. 16000 /- + VAT
Creaive / Logitech 5.1 @ Rs. 3200 /- + VAT
Any local UPS @ Rs. 1400 /- + VAT

TAX @ 4% 2569 /-
Total Rs. 66794 /-

Note the big difference, as here in this config you are spending more money in your SMPS, reason is the performance power hungry hardware which you have. All though this config will run with Zebronics 500 watts platium, but do note, 45nms are good over clockers so as you OC your card of processor system will struggle for power and will suffer instability.

Tricky part is if thinking performance, then Q9450 is what you buy where as for gaming E8500 is what to look for :D

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Feel free to discuss your problem and questions, I would be happy to reply !!!

I will keep this post up to date every month or so, as it needs any :D

Thank you.
 
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sam_1710

Padawan
Hey, cheeta..
i see "2 GB DR-II 667 @ Rs. 3800" everywhere in ur thread...
Are u sure its jus 3800?? ..
 
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Choto Cheeta

Choto Cheeta

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Why ??

Transcend 1 GB DDR-II 667 is Rs. 1900/- + TAX, so we buy 2 x 1 GB Modules for Rs. 3800 + TAX !!!!

Kolkata Price... !!!
 

sam_1710

Padawan
oh.. i dont check h/w rates often... so i dint kno..!! :)
i jus wanted to confirm dat b4 purchasing them.. !!
Thanks !!
SUPER THREAD!!
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Phalanx

Broken In
sam_1710 said:
Hey, cheeta..
i see "2 GB DR-II 667 @ Rs. 3800" everywhere in ur thread...
Are u sure its jus 3800?? ..

Brands like Transcend/Kingston cost 1700-1750 per GB in Bangalore... So u can get 2 GB for <=3500:)
 
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Choto Cheeta

Choto Cheeta

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^^^^

There is 1700/- + TAX offer available... but my vendor insists will be problem in warrenty !!!!

I believed him and stayed away from it !!!

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56561

Journeyman
good and useful post man . i liked it very much . anyway as ur name is choto cheeta that means small sized leopard I hope ? so why u posted that neo as ur avatar?
 
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Choto Cheeta

Choto Cheeta

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56561 said:
good and useful post man . i liked it very much .

Thanks for the Comment !!!

:)

56561 said:
anyway as ur name is choto cheeta that means small sized leopard I hope ? so why u posted that neo as ur avatar?

Well when I started I used to be one Matrix FAN :D and as new to the foruming and stuff those days didnt have enough knoledge on AVART and Stuff saw every one using some thing, so i used one wallpaper to cut the face out :lol: Since then I used this to every forum / UG / Discussion board i visit :) as those who know its easy to ID me :p

and Cheeta, means Cheetah, cheetah and Leopard are 2 differenent CATs :p
 

xbonez

NP : Crysis
wonderful info. its a shame it'll be outdated in less than 2 months. u'll have to redo it then. btw, how much time did the entire thing take?
 

Quiz_Master

* Teh Flirt King *
Amazing..cool list..
Right on time for me. As I am going to upgrade.
Yes, The thread is worth a sticky...

Hmmm... So saurav bhai also started as a n00b :D (But thast true for everyone. :D)

Long live Choto Cheeta...hehe...
Again..Great effort.
 
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