PC Config for Office work @50k

whiplash

Broken In
1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.' Vague answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work.)
Ans: Personal Computer would be used for running MS Office basically Excel, Word, Powerpoint. Multimedia streaming Netflix, Prime Video, Youtube

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then please mention.
Ans: 50k approx

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans: No

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: Windows 10 or 11. Whichever is best

5. How much hard drive / solid-state drive space is needed?
Ans: 512 GB SSD & External Hard drive 1-2 TB for using at home as well as office.

6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention the screen size and resolution you prefer. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, then do mention the screen size and resolution of the monitor you have.
Ans: Yes. open for suggestions on size but not less than 22 inches. Any monitor that makes for great viewing.

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy? i.e. which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans: Keyboard + Mouse

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans: As soon as i get the configuration right.

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

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: I live in Jabalpur. Would check with local dealer and open to buying online wherever i get a good deal.

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans: Need to be futureproof and wont require to upgrade components for at least 5-6 years. Thanks :)
 

nac

Aspiring Novelist
For your use case Pentium/Athlon would do, but it doesn't seem like a value option and you have enough budget to for i3.

i3 12100
MSI B660M-A Pro (This is too much for your use case, but the cheapest 660 costs over 9k and they don't have VRM heat sink and just two memory slots. May be they are enough, but I don't feel like I would go for those boards).
3200mhz 8GB memory
Deepcool Matrexx 40 or Cabinet of your choice
80+ Bronze rated 450w PSU
22" IPS monitor
WD Blue 250GB nvme drive
WD Blue 1TB HDD

These will cost about 51k. Depends on where you source the products, the pricing may vary.
 

DestGod

Journeyman
CPU- i3 12100- 11.6k

Mobo- Gigabyte H610 S2- 7k

Memory- 2x 8GB 3200Mhz - 5k

SSD- WD SN570 500GB- 4.3k

HDD- 1TB- 3k

Cabinet- Deepcool Matrexx 40- 3k

PSU- Corsair CX550M (or) NZXT C550 80+ Bronze - 4k

Monitor- Samsung FHD IPS 22 Inch Monitor -10.2k

Total- 48.1k

I'd suggest going for a 1TB SSD (WD SN570 1TB for 8k) for complete storage instead of adding an external hard drive.
 
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whiplash

Broken In
CPU- i3 12100 - 11.6k

Motherboard - MSI B660M-A Pro - 13.5k

Memory - Corsair Vengeance Lpx 8GB (8GBx1) DDR4 3200MHz - 2.8k

SSD - WD Blue SN570 NVMe 500GB - 4.4k

Cabinet - Deepcool Matrexx 40- 3k

PSU - Corsair CX550M (or) NZXT C550 80+ Bronze - 4k

Monitor - Samsung showing out of stock any other monitor ? @ approx 10k

Total - 49.3 k
Will purchase external HDD later.

How does this config looks ?
What about operating system Windows 10 or 11 ?
 
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DestGod

Journeyman
CPU- i3 12100 - 11.6k

Motherboard - MSI B660M-A Pro - 13.5k

Memory - Corsair Vengeance Lpx 8GB (8GBx1) DDR4 3200MHz - 2.8k

SSD - WD Blue SN570 NVMe 500GB - 4.4k

Cabinet - Deepcool Matrexx 40- 3k

PSU - Corsair CX550M (or) NZXT C550 80+ Bronze - 4k

Monitor - Samsung showing out of stock any other monitor ? @ approx 10k

Total - 49.3 k
Will purchase external HDD later.

How does this config looks ?
What about operating system Windows 10 or 11 ?
Don't go with the B660 PRO A. It's a good board, but it's way too overkill for an i3. If you do want a B660, the Gigabyte B660 DS3H is cheaper and more than enough for the i3. Or just opt for a H610, it's cheaper and gets the job done, unless you want an extra M.2 slot for future upgrades.

I'd advise adding an extra 8GB memory stick.

Samsung monitor is available on Amazon or Flipkart.
I'm not a huge geek on monitors, so I'll tag @omega44-xt .
 

nac

Aspiring Novelist
Don't go with the B660 PRO A. It's a good board, but it's way too overkill for an i3. If you do want a B660, the Gigabyte B660 DS3H is cheaper and more than enough for the i3. Or just opt for a H610, it's cheaper and gets the job done, unless you want an extra M.2 slot for future upgrades.
Both the boards (DS3H non wifi variant doesn't seem available anywhere online) costs the same. Pricing is worst for 660 chipset and can say the same for pretty much all the chipsets for the 12th gen.
The cheapest board with VRM heatsink is Giga 660M Gaming but has only two memory slots. Probably his use case never gonna demand huge amount of memory, so two may be enough. D3H is an option, but don't see available from reputed online sellers.
 

DestGod

Journeyman
Both the boards (DS3H non wifi variant doesn't seem available anywhere online) costs the same. Pricing is worst for 660 chipset and can say the same for pretty much all the chipsets for the 12th gen.
The cheapest board with VRM heatsink is Giga 660M Gaming but has only two memory slots. Probably his use case never gonna demand huge amount of memory, so two may be enough. D3H is an option, but don't see available from reputed online sellers.
True. Even about 9 months after the release of Alder Lake, LGA 1700 mobos are still poorly priced. The cheapest 1700 mobo (H610) costs 7k, whereas the cheapest H510 (LGA 1200) mobo costs about 5.5k. Might not sound like a huge difference but the future of entry level mobos isn't looking too good.

Coming back to the build, the i3 12100 is a low TDP CPU (55w i think). It doesn't need any VRM heatsinks, and will work easily on an 8 phase power delivery like the one the Gigabyte H610 S2 has. This mobo can handle upto a TDP 125w (best case scenario), so VRM throttling shouldn't be a concern for H610 + i3. Only drawback of the H610 is it's lack of memory OC, but it supports 3200Mhz, which is fine for everyday use.

(Btw, if interested, you can check out the best case scenario here-)
 
CPU- i3 12100 - 11.6k

Motherboard - MSI B660M-A Pro - 13.5k

Memory - Corsair Vengeance Lpx 8GB (8GBx1) DDR4 3200MHz - 2.8k

SSD - WD Blue SN570 NVMe 500GB - 4.4k

Cabinet - Deepcool Matrexx 40- 3k

PSU - Corsair CX550M (or) NZXT C550 80+ Bronze - 4k

Monitor - Samsung showing out of stock any other monitor ? @ approx 10k

Total - 49.3 k
Will purchase external HDD later.

How does this config looks ?
What about operating system Windows 10 or 11 ?
Just get Asus H610M-E D4 or something for 7k, 2x RAM slots will suffice, so will 2x M.2 slots.

Get a cabinet with pre-installed fans, 3FS variant of that one is good at 3.7k.

This should suffice for monitor:
Amazon.in
 
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whiplash

Broken In
Thanks for your valuable inputs. the config now looks like this

CPU- i3 12100 - 11.6k

Motherboard - Asus Prime H610M-E D4 @ 7.5k

Memory - Corsair Vengeance Lpx 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4 3200MHz - 5.6k

SSD - WD Blue SN570 NVMe 500GB - 4.4k

Cabinet - Deepcool MATREXX 40 3FS @ 3.7k

PSU - Corsair CX550M (or) NZXT C550 80+ Bronze - 4k

A friend of mine suggested this monitor -- Samsung IPS LF24T350FHWXXL @ 11.7k

Total Cost - 48.5k

What about operating system ? WIndows 10 or 11 ?
 

DestGod

Journeyman
Thanks for your valuable inputs. the config now looks like this

CPU- i3 12100 - 11.6k

Motherboard - Asus Prime H610M-E D4 @ 7.5k

Memory - Corsair Vengeance Lpx 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4 3200MHz - 5.6k

SSD - WD Blue SN570 NVMe 500GB - 4.4k

Cabinet - Deepcool MATREXX 40 3FS @ 3.7k

PSU - Corsair CX550M (or) NZXT C550 80+ Bronze - 4k

A friend of mine suggested this monitor -- Samsung IPS LF24T350FHWXXL @ 11.7k

Total Cost - 48.5k

What about operating system ? WIndows 10 or 11 ?
For the cabinet, go with the Matrexx 40 for 3k (non 3Fs). Those extra intake fans won't matter for an iGPU build, and Matrexx 40 already has a preinstalled exhaust fan.

For OS, if you've been a previous Windows 10 user, then I'd suggest going with Windows 10. If you're a new Windows user, then go with Windows 11. It completely depends on user preference. I'm currently on Windows 10, and when I tried W11 on other systems, I wasn't really satisfied. You can always upgrade to W11 from W10 anyway.
 
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