Simple PC for a friend - Browsing, Movies

vidhubhushan

Alakh Niranjan
Need suggestion for a friend

1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run?
Ans: Internet surfing, watching movie clips (full HD n untouched .ts too), occasionally online social games like farmville

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.
Ans: INR25000 (lesser the better)

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans: No

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: WinXP n Win 7 professional / ultimate

5. How much hard drive space is needed?
Ans: planning to buy a 2TB hdd. will use one 160GB samsung sata drive also

6. Do you want to buy a monitor?
Ans: already have a 20inch Dell in2020M

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy or which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans: 2 160GB samsung HDDs, 1 ASUS DVD writer

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans: in a month

9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?
Ans: i have built one and will do it for him

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: Lucknow and yes to both

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans: this will be used for quite some time like 1-3 years. person is a simple user, no overclocking will be done. he will use a wireless router / wired modem with a broadband connection. simple keyboard n mouse only. also simple cabinet only with a cooling fan.

later, he plans to get a 5.1 speaker set. he has seen a iball wooden set and it interested in that. any ideas about that?
 

ASHISH65

Technomancer
Intel G2020 - rs 3800

Gigabyte B75 -D3H - rs 4200

Corsair Valueselect 1333mhz 4gb ram - rs 2400

Antec vp 450p psu - rs 2800

Nzxt Gamma cabinet - rs 2300

WD Red Sata 2TB - rs 7300

Logitech Mk200 keyboard & mouse - rs 700

Total - rs 23,500
 
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The Incinerator

Human Spambot
For that configuration and if you do not plan to add a GPU above an HD7750 get the Antec BP300P SMPS/PSU for Rs 1850 and a normal large generic cabinet or for a bit of a quality get the Antec NSK4400 - Rs 1300 ,since your PC wont generate much or low heat theres no need to get an expensive cabinet in this case or configuration. But do not get cheap local PSU as it will damage your comuter sooner or later.

Intel G2020 Rs 3725
Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2/ASUS P8H61-M LX R2.0 - Rs 3100/2900
Corsair Value Select 1333 Mhz 4GB - Rs 2600
Toshiba/Seagate 2TB - Rs 6000
Antec NSK4400 - Rs 1300
Antec BP300P SMPS for Rs 1850
Keyboard and Mouse Logitech Generic - Rs 550

Total - Rs 18,825

Thats all you need basically.With the money saved get a good 5.1 from Edifier/Creative,its much better than an iball Tarang or the wood one you are reffering to.
 
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ASHISH65

Technomancer
isn't i3 cpu better than g2020?

what about h67 mbs?

if not needed, then a graphics card will not be taken.

I3 is faster than g2020 in games and multitasking work.In Normal usage like browsing,playing videos.. they both perform similar.

You can go with either H61 or b75 mobo. Extra features of B75 is hdmi port and Usb3.

Intel Hd 2000 inbuilt gpu is more than enough to play Hd 720p and 1080p content.

External gpu is not needed
 
i3 3220 (7300)
Gigabyte B75M DH3 (4200)
Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 MHz 4 GB (2600)
WD Blue 1 TB (4200)
Antec VP450P (2600)
NZXT Gamma (2300)
2 120 mm case fans (700)

total: ~24k
 

URPradhan

Journeyman
ProcessorIntel Pentium G2020
MotherboardGA-B75M-D3H
RAMG.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 4 GB (F3-12800CL9S-4GBXL)
HDDWestern Digital 1TB (WD10EZEX)
SMPSSeasonic S12 II 430W
KB + MouseLogitec combo wireless
Standard Cabinet

For that configuration and if you do not plan to add a GPU above an HD7750 get the Antec BP300P SMPS/PSU for Rs 1850 and a normal large generic cabinet or for a bit of a quality get the Antec NSK4400 - Rs 1300

But Antec NSK4400 has a SMPS inside (http://www.antecindia.co.in/product.php?id=NzA0MzA1) Correct me ....
 
ProcessorIntel Pentium G2020
MotherboardGA-B75M-D3H
RAMG.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 4 GB (F3-12800CL9S-4GBXL)
HDDWestern Digital 1TB (WD10EZEX)
SMPSSeasonic S12 II 430W
KB + MouseLogitec combo wireless
Standard Cabinet



But Antec NSK4400 has a SMPS inside (Antec - NSK 4400) Correct me ....

Why are you going with G2020 when you can accommodate i3 3220 in your budget?
 

URPradhan

Journeyman
Why are you going with G2020 when you can accommodate i3 3220 in your budget?

Coz there is no SUBSTANTIAL gain for the diff price we will pay for i3. For 7-8K I'll suggest AMD Fx 6300 6 core 14 MB cache processor not the crap i3/i5. And OP has asked 'would be better if less than 25k' :)
 
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vidhubhushan

vidhubhushan

Alakh Niranjan
multitasking is done a lot by him so i3 is preferred.

is this b75 board better than h67? hdmi + usb3 is good as he may opt for a better monitor as this one is some 2 years old. suggestions for monitor also please (not included in the budget).
 
multitasking is done a lot by him so i3 is preferred.

is this b75 board better than h67? hdmi + usb3 is good as he may opt for a better monitor as this one is some 2 years old. suggestions for monitor also please (not included in the budget).

Yes, the b75 board is better than h67. B75 chipset is tailor-made for Ivy-Bridge
 

The Incinerator

Human Spambot
ProcessorIntel Pentium G2020
MotherboardGA-B75M-D3H
RAMG.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 4 GB (F3-12800CL9S-4GBXL)
HDDWestern Digital 1TB (WD10EZEX)
SMPSSeasonic S12 II 430W
KB + MouseLogitec combo wireless
Standard Cabinet



But Antec NSK4400 has a SMPS inside (Antec - NSK 4400) Correct me ....

At Rs 1300 you wont get SMPS and moreover you dont need a 1600MHZ RAM with a G2020,its waste since it cant utilize the bandwidth!
 
OP
vidhubhushan

vidhubhushan

Alakh Niranjan
For Monitor - Dell s2240l ips led @rs 8800



Can you tell us what type of multitasking he does ? which application he use ?

any suggestions in 23 or 24 inches?

he usually opens winamp, excel, chrome, & firefox. at times word also. his info is spread across excel and word and he uses two browsers for different things with multiple tabs open (specially in chrome multiple tabs of facebook)

At Rs 1300 you wont get SMPS and moreover you dont need a 1600MHZ RAM with a G2020,its waste since it cant utilize the bandwidth!

i too was thinking of 1333mhz one.


Yes, the b75 board is better than h67. B75 chipset is tailor-made for Ivy-Bridge

that is good then. ty for the info. ivy bridge is the latest one or is it the second now? i think 4th gen processors are out.

we do not have seasonic in Lucknow :( can we go for corsair?
 

rijinpk1

Aspiring Novelist
any suggestions in 23 or 24 inches?

dell s2440l for 13.8k

that is good then. ty for the info. ivy bridge is the latest one or is it the second now? i think 4th gen processors are out.

we do not have seasonic in Lucknow :( can we go for corsair?

4th gen i3/penitum is not released in india. only i5/i7 is released.
get antec vp450p if you think on adding new components in near future(gpu,hdds etc.) else get antec bp300p.
 
OP
vidhubhushan

vidhubhushan

Alakh Niranjan
from the suggestions i have concluded:

Processor : i3 3220 (7300)
Motherboard : Gigabyte B75M DH3 (4200)
RAM : Corsair Value Select 1333 Mhz 4GB - Rs 2600
Cabinet : Antec NSK4400 - Rs 1300
or
NZXT Gamma (2300)
PSU : antec vp450p

Keyboard & Mouse : Simple Logitech or Pleomax (i am using them for the last 1 1/2 years without any problem)

2 120 mm case fans (700)


Monitor : Dell s2240l ips led @rs 8800 or dell s2440l for 13.8k (depends upon the user choice and his budget)

Hope this is ok.
 

URPradhan

Journeyman
> 1600MHz ram for future proof, to upgrade ur processor+MB in future. I know th extra bandwidth will not be used by g2020 but its good to have a good ram

> for monitor, I have done some research in 22-24" category with better color accuracy. And I finally zeroed with AOC i2369vm AH-IPS panel 23" monitor around 13k

> If I'll buy a processor worth 7k budget, I'll definitely buy AMD Fx 6300 6 core 14MB cache. It will surpass any i3/i5 with same or higher price.

> B75 chipset is better and if you want HDMI+USB3 then go for it
 

ASHISH65

Technomancer
any suggestions in 23 or 24 inches?

he usually opens winamp, excel, chrome, & firefox. at times word also. his info is spread across excel and word and he uses two browsers for different things with multiple tabs open (specially in chrome multiple tabs of facebook)

There is no need of i3 for it.g2020 can easily handle it
 
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