Help me build a config for a school


In the zone
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: Looking to build a config for a school. The school is affiliated to ICSE board, so config that run basic applications like Turbo C++, BlueJ, JDK will be needed. The config must support other IDE's like Eclipse, Netbeans, Visual Studio if needed. Other than programming, the the config must support light browsing and general office/project work. It must support at least Office 2010 or LibreOffice and latest versions of Chrome or Firefox.

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.
Ans: Under 14K; I can extend my budget upto Rs. 1500.

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans: No

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: Most probably Windows 7 (Starter or Home Basic)

5. How much hard drive space is needed?
Ans: 80GB is enough, but I don't think it is easily available, so 250GB will do.

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: Yes, 19 inch minimum.

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy or which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans: I wan't every component except the DVD/CD Drive and Speakers

8. When are you planning to buy the system?

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

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: Nainital, Uttarkhand. I will be buying the components both online and offline.

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans: I also want a UPS and a PCI Wireless card to be included in the complete configuration. Please try to mention a config with dual core processor


g530 processor + h61 mobo~5K
local cabinet+PSU~1.5K
monitor any 3.5-4K
Ram RipjawsX 2GB || 4GB 1K||1.5K
HDD no idea check local shops for 250GB HDD [ could not find online]
TP-LINK TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless PCI Express Network Nic - TP-LINK: `.8K
UPS any within 2K
Amkette Classic Duo Desktop PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Combo - Amkette: .4K
Total= 14.2 without HDD
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Sony " VA" "IO"
CABINET+PSU -> Generic Cabinet with PSU (iball, Zebronics, intex) Rs 1100
RAM -> Corsair DDR3 2 GB PC RAM (VS2GB1333D3) Rs. 776 (Flipkart)
HDD -> WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (WD5000AAKX) Rs. 3471 (Flipkart)
CPU -> Intel G530 Rs. 2301 (Flipkart)
MOBO -> ASUS P8H61-M LX Motherboard Rs. 2995 (Flipkart)
=TOTAL CPU box=10313

KEYBOARD/MOUSE -> Logitech / Microsoft Combo / iball,intex... Rs.700
UPS -> Numeric/Vguard UPS Rs.1500
Wifi -> TP-LINK 150 Mbps TL-WN721N Rs. 619 (Flipkart)

Monitor -> Viewsonic 18.5 inch LED - VA1947MA-LED Monitor Rs. 5454 (Flipkart) (check in ur local store also for 19")

=GRAND TOTAL = Rs. 18586

very difficult for a 19" monitor in this budget...


Sony " VA" "IO"
Is it possible to get a config under 15K with 17" monitor and a mini-ITX motherboard with processor built in ?

>I found only Gigabyte GA-D425TUD(Flipkart) for Rs. 3721 but only single core...
and these mini-itx and don't have performance up to the mark...
>do you need a PCI wifi card only or the usb one i said above is ok? if u don't get wifi signal, u can use extension cable to increase signal and its cheaper than pci card :)
>AMD Config is getting costlier than intel

CABINET+PSU -> Generic Cabinet with PSU (iball, Zebronics, intex) Rs 1100 (local)
RAM ----------> Corsair DDR3 2 GB PC RAM (VS2GB1333D3) Rs. 776 (Flipkart)
CPU -----------> Intel G530 Rs. 2301 (Flipkart)
MOBO ---------> ASUS P8H61-M LX Motherboard Rs. 2995 (Flipkart)
HDD ----------> Seagate SATA 160 GB Rs. 2600 (eBay) Seagate Internal Hard Disk 160 GB SATA 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Disk Drive / HDD | eBay
TOTAL CPU box = Rs. 9772

KEYBOARD/MOUSE -> Logitech / Microsoft Combo / iball,intex... Rs.700 (These brands give you comfort while typing...)
UPS -> Numeric/Vguard UPS Rs.1500 (local)
Wifi -> TP-LINK 150 Mbps TL-WN721N Rs. 619 (Flipkart)


Monitor -> AOC 16 Inch LCD Monitor 1619SW Rs. 4,199.00 New AOC 16 Inch LCD Monitor 1619SW + Cash On Delivery | eBay
GRAND TOTAL = Rs. 16790

but ask in
AOC 15.6 inch LCD - 1619SW Monitor:
AOC 16 Inch LCD Monitor - 1619SW Price in India, AOC 16 Inch LCD Monitor - 1619SW Reviews & Features -
for stock availability as they have some low price then it may go to Rs. 16560
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Freshly Churned Chutny :)
An AMD Build can have
Processor : AMD Sempron LE145 2.8 Ghz
Motherboard : MSI 760GM-P21
Total = Rs 4446 on Flipkart


laborare est orare
AMD APU A4-5300 (3.4 GHz Dual Core)@ 2.8K
MSI FM2-A55M-E33 @ 3.4K
Corsair 4GB 1333 MHz CL9 DDR3 Ram @ 1.2K
Integrated DirectX 11 Capable HD 7480D Graphics
Local Cabinet without SMPS @ 0.6K
Frontech/UMax 700W SMPS @ 0.7K
Toshiba 320 GB Internal Hard Drive (MQ01ABD032) with 2 Yrs warranty @ 2.8K
Logitech MK100 Keyboard & Mouse Combo @ 0.4K
Asus USB Wifi Dongle N10 @ 0.6K
Dell D1920 18.5" LCD (1366X768) @ 5.2K /BENQ G615HDPL LED Monitor @ 4K

Total: 18K/17K

Now A4-5300 offers almost same level of performance as the Intel Pentium G530 but offers far better Graphics performance than Intel, thanks to its HD 7480G integrated Graphics. This combination will allow you to have better multimedia experience.
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