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CPU for 15k

aaronbrako

Broken In
A fiend of mine needs a new CPU.

1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Stupid answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work. Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.')
Ans: Movies , ms Office, web browsing

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.
Ans: 15k

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans: no

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: Windows 7 Home Premium

5. How much hard drive space is needed?
Ans: 250 gb

6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention which screen size and resolution do you want. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, again mention the size and resolution of monitor you have.
Ans: only the CPU.

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy or which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans: kb , mouse , monitor, speakers

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans: asap

9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?
Ans: assembler

10. Where do you live? Are you buying locally? Are you open to buying stuff from online shops if you don't get locally?
Ans: lamington road

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans: My computer guy offered me this :

Intel P4 Dual Core @ 3 GHz CPU
Gigabyte G41 Mother Board
1 X 2 GB DDR3 RAM (Kingston)
1 X 250 GB SATA Hard Disk (Seagate)
1 X I Ball ATX Cabinet
1 X LG DVD Writer

for 14.8k
Now this isn't for me,but for a friend, so it would help if someone explained to her the cons of such a config.

Thanks in advance :)
 

d6bmg

BMG ftw!!
A fiend of mine needs a new CPU.
My computer guy offered me this :

Intel P4 Dual Core @ 3 GHz CPU
Gigabyte G41 Mother Board
1 X 2 GB DDR3 RAM (Kingston)
1 X 250 GB SATA Hard Disk (Seagate)
1 X I Ball ATX Cabinet
1 X LG DVD Writer

for 14.8k
Now this isn't for me,but for a friend, so it would help if someone explained to her the cons of such a config.

Thanks in advance :)

LOL. :shock: P4 in 2012?
Anyone can P4 HT ~@400/-
APU is solution for your 'friend'. A6 most prolly.
 

NaifAmoodi

Broken In
Don't get that. As far as I know, LGA 775 processors have reach their end of life period and are too outdated now. You can get a much better config for that price. I would suggest the following but it would cost 2.5k more:

Intel Pentium G620 3550
Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2-B3 3000
Corsair 2x2GB DDR3 1333 MHz 1500
250 GB SATA 6.0 GBPS (Seagate or WD) 4000
ASUS SATA DVD-Writer 1135
Corsair CX430 V2 2200
Cooler Master Elite 311 2000

Total 17385
 

Jripper

Pro/An---tagonist xD
^ G620 is leagues ahead of that P4 your dealer is trying to sell you. And in any case, you can always upgrade to a better processor.
 

ajaymailed

In the zone
AnandTech - The Sandy Bridge Pentium Review: G850, G840, G620 & G620T Tested

G620 is a good dual core processor enough for general usages as well as HD videos.you can also upgrade to a newer intel processor in future.
processor|intel G620|3500
motherboard|Gigabyte H61M-D2H|3300
ram|1*4gb corsair 1333|1100
hard disk|seagate/wd 250gb|3500
dvd rw|LG sata|900
psu| 500W generic/cheap |500
cabinet|cheap|600

total:13400
cheap generic PSU, is it fine for running budget desktops?. but then whay blacklist PSU thread recommending to buy only from trusted brands,
 
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Jripper

Pro/An---tagonist xD
Just replace the psu in the above config with an fsp saga II 400 or corsair cx 430 v2 and you are good to go. :)
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
cheap generic psu is last option & only recommended for low power systems like G620/athlon II x2 with no graphics card.btw just for the information the configuration i suggested will consume just ~150W.
 

RiGOD

SoLa BeLLaToR...
Component Make Price
CPU Intel Pentium G620 3400
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2H 3445
RAM Corsair DDR3 4 GB 1220
HDD WD Caviar Blue 500 GB 4330
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B3ST 1112
Case Any Generic 1000
PSU Zebronics 400W 500
TOTAL 15007

EDIT : Mobo changed based on suggestion by whitestar_999.
 
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whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
Gigabyte H61M-D2H is better than Asus P8H61-M LX which has no DVI & HDMI port & also has a lower quality onboard audio(ALC887 vs ALC889 which many consider the best budget onboard audio solution).also gigabyte after sales support too is much better than asus.
 

ajaymailed

In the zone
Component Make Price
CPU Intel Pentium G620 3400
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2H 3445
RAM Corsair DDR3 4 GB 1220
HDD WD Caviar Blue 500 GB 4330
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B3ST 1112
Case Any Generic 1000
PSU Zebronics 400W 500
TOTAL 15007

EDIT : Mobo changed based on suggestion by whitestar_999.
if its only basic tasks like playing movies, browsing etc then won't atom dual core processors inside these netbooks be good enough?.
desktop for basic tasks at 15K will have stiff competition from netbooks, budget latops etc
 
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