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Assembled Computer Under 30K

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Assembly tips to build a general purpose desktop under 30,000 rupees in July 2017.

CPU

  • A faster CPU does help but that is not the only factor for performance. Use 2 generation behind the latest model. Like right now in July 17, i7 is in the market. But from cost perspective it makes sense to go for i3.
  • Companies - Intel

Mother board

  • Choose a mother board that supports for your processor.
  • Choose a mother board that can support up to 16 GB RAM.
  • Motherboard that you are buying uses solid state capacitors everywhere.
  • Companies - Gigabyte, ASUS, MSI

RAM

  • More RAM is better than faster RAM
  • Use 2 x 4GB RAM
  • Companies - Corsair, Kingston, Transcend

Hard Drives

  • 1 TB Hard Drive
  • Companies - WD, Segate

Optical Drive

  • DVD RW should be opted for which can also support CD.
  • Companies - ASUS

Monitor

  • Good monitors cost somewhere around Rs 10,000.
  • 22 to 24 inch in size, has 1080P resolution and a panel made of IPS technology.
  • For under 5K range, one can choose 16 inch monitors of AOC, iball company.
  • Companies - LG, Samsung, Dell, Aoc

Power Supply

  • NEVER COMPROMISE on power supply unit
  • Quality of power is more important than quantity
  • 400 to 450 watt is enough power
  • Companies - Corsair, Seasonic, Cooler Master

Chasis

  • Don’t buy a cheap chassis
  • Companies - Cooler Master, Antec, Corsair

Keyboard And Mouse

  • Logitech mouse and keyboards are tried and tested.

Speakers

  • Companies - Creative, F & D

Sample Configuration

CPU - INTEL i 3 (7100) [7000 Rupees]
MotherBoard - GIGABYTE B250M-DS3H [6300 Rupees]
Hard Drive -1TB SATA AV WD [3100 Rupees]
RAM - 4GB DDR4 /CORSAIR [2500 Rupees]
Power Supply - COOLER MASTER 450W [2100 Rupees]
Optical Drive - ASUS SATA BOX [2000 Rupees]
Monitor - AOC 16" (1670SW) [3300 Rupees]
Cabinet - ANTEC VSK 4000 [1700 Rupees]
Keyboard/Mouse - LOGITECH KIT W/L /MK220 [1000 Rupees]
Speakers - F &D E 200 2.0 [800 Rupees]
Total Cost = 29800
Average 18% GST Might be applicable on all these items.

Vendors

  • Computer Empire at Nehru Place
  • Cost to Cost at Nehru Place. Their price list pricelist.pdf (110.1 KB)