First do confirm about i5-2400's price in your area.
Yes, this will run perfectly for the next 5yrs efficiently.
The Intel DH67CL-B3 costsa round 5.6k. And it would increase your budget by around 2k. So, instead get the Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2H for 3.5k. It also has 4*RAM slots, so has better upgrade facilities.
PCI cards are not used these days as most components have become USB supportive. So, drop the idea of using an PCI cards.
you better decide if you want to go with amd rig or intel. both are at completely different budgets.
Saswat, AMD Athlon II X4 processors are not available now.
Here is my suggestion:-
Intel Pentium G620 @ 3.3K
Biostar H61MLB Motherboard @ 3K
Corsair 4GB 1333 MHz Value DDR3 @ 1.1K
WD BLUE 500 GB SATA @ 4.1K
Corsair CX 430 V2 @ 2.3K
Normal Intex/Frontech Cabinet @ 0.8K
LG 22X SATA DVD Writyer @ 0.85K
MSI HD 6770 1 GB GDDR5 @ 6.2K
Around 21.65K. If you want everything within 20K then get MSI HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 dual fan version at 5.2K. This config is very much well balanced and apart from your day to day work, it can also handle heavy duty gaming...thanks to HD 6770.
so... what is the reason for going for a gpu worth the cost of cpu and mobo combined ??? please tell me why do you guys go for a great mind bowling gpu instead of a cpu ? (i'm curious.. really...)
i mean... is a gpu essential ??? dont the onboard graphics work well
can the onboard graphics of a compatible mobo + i5 2400 play 720 pixel videos decently ??
i think i'm going for h67 or wait for h77 to come.. i want good sound and video onboard..
i5 2400 (9.5 k) + Intel DH67CL-B3 (5.5 k) = 15 k
your cpu + mobo + gpu = 12.5 k
diff = 2.5 k..
which one do you think is more future proof and better performer ??
Try game like Blur or Run and it'll tell you why we criticize it so much.
still to think about :
psu (i am not putting any graphics card so which psu will suit the best .. (not an overkill)
cabby : i saw somewhere that the one which has psu at the bottom is a better option.. is that really true ?? suggest any one (keep it low on bucks... )
i5 2400 has just 1 mb of L2 cache , e7500 has 3 mb of L2 cache
please comment on the last line...