Please help me choose an assembled PC for my re...

Please help me choose an assembled PC for my requirement

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Hi fellow dimers!

Can someone please help me to choose the right configuration to assemble a PC?

Requirements:
Basic browsing on web, excel sheets, word documents and similar such documents. No heavy processing power needed at all!
I need a very good screen. Need not be too large but should be of really good resolution, easy on the eyes, wide viewing angle etc.
So may be need processor and ram good enough to support such high resolution monitors and to process basic tasks that’s it.

Please suggest which monitor is good, which processor and mother board combo is ideal for my kind of usage (again, I don’t need crazy processing power) and which cabinet and SMPS is decent for this hardware.

Thanks in advance.

PS: I do not have a particular budget in mind but dont want to spend fancy amounts on hardware that I don’t need. If the hardware helps me I will spend on it for sure.

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By no budget in mind can we assume that your budget is unlimited laughing

Also a few questions → do you need this for serious work, with deadlines in mind? Plan to upgrade it later on or just set & forget for the next 3-5 years?

Depending on that you’ll get better response.

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core i5 + 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD
these should be enough for your needs I guess smile

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hubham wrote:

By no budget in mind can we assume that your budget is unlimited laughing

Also a few questions → do you need this for serious work, with deadlines in mind? Plan to upgrade it later on or just set & forget for the next 3-5 years?

Depending on that you’ll get better response.

No no, not high budget but if it really fits into my needs I can stretch it a bit.

Nothing too heavy on the processing end, it’s mostly spreadsheets, word documents and browsing for general office work. I think the processor would be stressed the most only to power the monitor if I choose a really good monitor with high resolution.

It definitely needs to fit in for 3 to 5 years for sure, wont be upgrading anytime soon. In fact, the one I am using now is almost 8 to 9 years old and is still surviving (barely). But then again, dont want to spend too much. Hope my requirement isn’t confusing. biggrin

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htzaz wrote:

core i5 + 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD
these should be enough for your needs I guess smile

Any suggestion for a cabinet, SMPS and motherboard? A built in GPU with the mother board will do just fine for my usage I guess.

Also, I am quite keen on having a good monitor. As the person using it would be staring at the screen for 8 to 9 hours a day I want the monitor to be easy on his eyes.

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raghupro wrote:

Any suggestion for a cabinet, SMPS and motherboard? A built in GPU with the mother board will do just fine for my usage I guess.

Also, I am quite keen on having a good monitor. As the person using it would be staring at the screen for 8 to 9 hours a day I want the monitor to be easy on his eyes.

you dont need i5 . it ll be Waste of power.

Intel 8Th Generation I3 8100 3.6GHZ Quad Core/ 4 Core/ 4 Threads / Coffee Lake / Lga-1151 Socket / Ddr4

Gigabyte H310M-H

Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3000Mhz for Intel 7th, 8th Gen & Ryzen Series Motherboard, High Speed Ram CMK8GX4M1D3000C16 x 2

Corsair VS450 450-Watt Power Supply

Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SATA III ssd

DELL 21.5 inch SE2219HX Ultra Thin Bezel LED Backlit Computer Monitor
(glossy)

cabinet your choice

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raghupro wrote:

Any suggestion for a cabinet, SMPS and motherboard? A built in GPU with the mother board will do just fine for my usage I guess.

Also, I am quite keen on having a good monitor. As the person using it would be staring at the screen for 8 to 9 hours a day I want the monitor to be easy on his eyes.

cabinet and SMPS doesn’t matter much, u could get any from local market
motherboard you can try ASRock, it is reliable and cost efficient
Monitor I would prefer Samsung’s any mid range 15 to 18 inch monitor

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htzaz wrote:

oops typo shave laughing laughing

That’s not a typo. “Shave” is the correct term. It means reduce in this context.

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Simbha3 wrote:

you dont need i5 . it ll be Waste of power.

Intel 8Th Generation I3 8100 3.6GHZ Quad Core/ 4 Core/ 4 Threads / Coffee Lake / Lga-1151 Socket / Ddr4 x 2

Gigabyte H310M-H

Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3000Mhz for Intel 7th, 8th Gen & Ryzen Series Motherboard, High Speed Ram CMK8GX4M1D3000C16

Corsair VS450 450-Watt Power Supply

Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SATA III ssd

DELL 21.5 inch SE2219HX Ultra Thin Bezel LED Backlit Computer Monitor
(glossy)

cabinet your choice

AMD Ryzen 3 2200g is on par and is cheaper with 2x faster graphics.

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Simbha3 wrote:

you dont need i5 . it ll be Waste of power.

Intel 8Th Generation I3 8100 3.6GHZ Quad Core/ 4 Core/ 4 Threads / Coffee Lake / Lga-1151 Socket / Ddr4 x 2

Gigabyte H310M-H

Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3000Mhz for Intel 7th, 8th Gen & Ryzen Series Motherboard, High Speed Ram CMK8GX4M1D3000C16

Corsair VS450 450-Watt Power Supply

Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SATA III ssd

DELL 21.5 inch SE2219HX Ultra Thin Bezel LED Backlit Computer Monitor
(glossy)

cabinet your choice

Very good choices.. though heavy on cost POV. But, the durability is worth the cost. Good if purchased thru various deals and offers.

A bit low (older) config can also do the job, as mentioned in the OP. Like, i3 6th gen CPU with compatible MB.. RAM cost will be less then, to save the cost on SSD, auto backups can be taken to ext HDD as the data will be in MBs only. Some HP monitors sold in damn cheap prices than Dell.. will save a few thousands here too.

I think a buget of 20-25k shall be fine keeping in mind with the additional power supply and speakers cost (if reqd)..

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deb3l wrote:

Very good choices.. though heavy on cost POV. But, the durability is worth the cost. Good if purchased thru various deals and offers.

A bit low (older) config can also do the job, as mentioned in the OP. Like, i3 6th gen CPU with compatible MB.. RAM cost will be less then, to save the cost on SSD, auto backups can be taken to ext HDD as the data will be in MBs only. Some HP monitors sold in damn cheap prices than Dell.. will save a few thousands here too.

I think a buget of 20-25k shall be fine keeping in mind with the additional power supply and speakers cost (if reqd)..

i3 6th/7th gen. are mere dual cores. Esp. the 6th gen. is to be avoided as their media playback support is not upto the mark.

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4c/4t is not future proof, given that spectre+meltdown+other patches also reduce performance on Intel by up to 40% or more depending on task. Your I/O is the hardest hit, I’ve personally observed 5-10s more for boot after the latest patches.

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Are there any sites/blogs in India that review monitors or even TVs? Proper reviews that test colour gamut, accuracy, display uniformity, brightness and contrast etc.

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Would you advise getting rid of kaby lake’s with hyperthreading? To be on the safe side. If yes what would be an ideal upgrade for a gamer?

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i3 6th/7th gen. are mere dual cores. Esp. the 6th gen. is to be avoided as their media playback support is not upto the mark.

Agreed bro! plus1 Suggested them as they (media playback) are not a concern of OP.

BTW, I have seen them taking up upto 1080p Blu-rays without any lag. No experience with 4k UHD (or higher) though.. Definitely games are a no-no. Isn’t it?

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LIMBO wrote:

Are there any sites/blogs in India that review monitors or even TVs? Proper reviews that test colour gamut, accuracy, display uniformity, brightness and contrast etc.

Digit was the best but I haven’t picked up an issue in eons, there was also chip which shutdown quite a while back. Any publication based group that expanded into India last decade is now exclusively web based or doesn’t cater to the Indian audience anymore.

The sad part is our people love that no name, zero expertise techincal guruji over people who actually know their sh!t rage

Seeing that guys videos makes my blood boil, while the likes of Digit are now virtually irrelevant rolleyes

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AMD

Processor – 2400G Rs.12290 or 2200G Rs.7800
https://mdcomputers.in/amd-apu-quad-core-ryzen-...
Decent MB – Rs.6700
https://www.amazon.in/GIGABYTE-B450M-DS3H-Ryzen...

Or

Intel

9th Gen Core i3 Rs.8500 – https://mdcomputers.in/intel-core-i3-9100f-bx80...
9th Gen Core i5 Rs.12000 – https://mdcomputers.in/intel-core-i5-9400...ml
These new 9th Gen processors don’t come with integrated gfx so add Rs.7-12k budget for discrete gfx.

MB Rs.5000-7000


Other Fixed Cost: (Rs.)

Decent Cabinet – Rs.3000
PSU – Rs.2500
RAM 8GB – Rs.3200
SSD 250GB – Rs.2500 or Rs.4400
HDD 1TB – Rs.3000
Logitech Wireless K/M – Rs.1500
Monitor – You decide


So around Rs.40k-45k for a decent build including monitor…
Check the offline market for better prices.

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Original wrote:

AMD

Processor – 2400G Rs.12290 or 2200G Rs.7800
https://mdcomputers.in/amd-apu-quad-core-ryzen-...
Decent MB – Rs.6700

Or

Intel

9th Gen Core i3 Rs.8500 – https://mdcomputers.in/intel-core-i3-9100f-bx80...
9th Gen Core i5 Rs.12000 – https://mdcomputers.in/intel-core-i5-9400...ml
These new 9th Gen processors don’t come with integrated gfx so add Rs.7-12k budget for discrete gfx.

MB Rs.5000-7000


Other Fixed Cost: (Rs.)

Decent Cabinet – Rs.3000
PSU – Rs.2500
RAM 8GB – Rs.3200
SSD 250GB – Rs.2500 or Rs.4400
HDD 1TB – Rs.3000
Logitech Wireless K/M – Rs.1500
Monitor – You decide


So around Rs.40k-45k for a decent build including monitor…
Check the offline market for better prices.

Want to save time?
Buy Dell desktop -
https://www.amazon.in/Dell-Vostro-3470-2018-SFF...
https://www.amazon.in/DELL-VOSTRO-3470-DT-Offic...
https://www.amazon.in/Dell-3470-2018-Desktop-Co...

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hubham wrote:

Digit was the best but I haven’t picked up an issue in eons, there was also chip which shutdown quite a while back. Any publication based group that expanded into India last decade is now exclusively web based or doesn’t cater to the Indian audience anymore.

The sad part is our people love that no name, zero expertise techincal guruji over people who actually know their sh!t rage

Seeing that guys videos makes my blood boil, while the likes of Digit are now virtually irrelevant rolleyes

I remember! I used to occasionally buy monthly issues of PC World, Chip, Think Digit and even T3 back then. Tech2.in was decent as well. My pocket money didn’t allow for a lot though. Pretty detailed reviews. Sadly its all gone downhill though. I don’t watch “reviews” on YouTube. I have had reason to suspect that manufacturers switch out panels from time to time so can’t just depend on reviews catering to Western markets.

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SMPS
https://www.amazon.in/Corsair-VS450-450-Watt-Po...

Cabinet –
https://www.amazon.in/Corsair-Carbide-CC-901105...
or https://www.amazon.in/CORSAIR-Carbide-SPEC-05-M...

RAM
Buy at least 8GB RAM for smooth processing
If Ryzen then buy 3000Mhz RAM and if possible dual channel will benefit.
https://www.amazon.in/Corsair-Vengeance-3000Mhz...

SSD – Different Speeds
Samsung Rs.4400 – https://www.amazon.in/Samsung-250GB-Internal-So...
WD Rs.2500 – https://www.amazon.in/Western-Digital-WDS240G2G...

HDD – Any decent one

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Want to save time?
Buy Dell desktop -
https://www.amazon.in/Dell-Vostro-3470-2018-SFF...
https://www.amazon.in/DELL-VOSTRO-3470-DT-Offic...
https://www.amazon.in/Dell-3470-2018-Desktop-Co...

Dell will probably include a crappy display, a no-name PSU,SSD and maybe a neutered BIOS. Do they still offer user customisation options?

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deb3l wrote:

Agreed bro! plus1 Suggested them as they (media playback) are not a concern of OP.

BTW, I have seen them taking up upto 1080p Blu-rays without any lag. No experience with 4k UHD (or higher) though.. Definitely games are a no-no. Isn’t it?

6th gen. parts only offer hybrid decoding of H.265. CPU+GPU. Its inefficient and can hammer the CPU pretty badly at higher resolutions and/or bitrates. Other drawbacks as well including streaming videos esp. VP9 Part 2 used by YT . When AV1 gains currency from next year this would be perhaps obsolete while the quad cores might just sneak through.

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LIMBO wrote:

6th gen. parts only offer hybrid decoding of H.265. CPU+GPU. Its inefficient and can hammer the CPU pretty badly at higher resolutions. Other drawbacks as well.

Good info. Thx! plus1

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LIMBO wrote:

Are there any sites/blogs in India that review monitors or even TVs? Proper reviews that test colour gamut, accuracy, display uniformity, brightness and contrast etc.

Sadly I couldn’t find any reliable ones here
I follow https://www.rting...m/
Works only when there’s an US Equivalent for Indian Variant

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LIMBO wrote:

Dell will probably include a crappy display, a no-name PSU,SSD and maybe a neutered BIOS. Do they still offer user customisation options?

The display isn’t included and no customizations even on their partner website(CompuIndia).

Branded desktops only when you don’t have time for assembling yourself and claiming warranty.
Dell Onsite warranty is too good if something goes bad.

Though adding more ram, gfx and other parts would be difficult with this small size Dell cabinet.

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Dell Ultrasharp series is a perennial favorite and seems to be a safe bet. Though a bit pricey. One of the mid-range LG monitors. Asus pro range but quite expensive.

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Guys .Suggest a pc build for 40-60k with graphics card to play euro truck at high graphic settings or suggest any branded pc

Will be using pc for business purpose and gaming at weekends

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