Config for 25K (X4 635? + ??)

esperanza

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Q: What is your budget?
~25K

Q: What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)

I currently have an eight-year-old machine with a 1 Ghz Celeron,
512MB SDRAM, 40GB HDD. *Anything* would be an upgrade
from this.

Q: Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)

Current machine is a laptop, so only things I can keep
are the USB keyboard and mouse, and a pair of headphones.

Q: Which hardware component are you looking to buy (component name). If you have already decided on a configuration then please mention the (component brand and model) as well, this will help us in fine tuning your requirement.

Here's what I am looking at:

CPU - AMD Athlon X4 635
Motherboard - ??
HDD: 320 GB SATA
RAM: 2 GB DDRII
Monitor: 18 or so inch, whatever's currently popular/VFM
GPU - on board
Cabinet - Zebronics Bijli (no preference, just that I've seen this recommended here)
SMPS - FSP Saga 350W (seen this recommended as the cheapest "safe" PSU)

Q: Is this going to be your final configuration or you would be adding/upgrading a component in near future. If yes then please mention when and which component

No, no upgrades foreseen in the near future.

Q: Are you looking to overclock?

No.

Q: What is your intended use for this PC/hardware

No Gaming. Apart from "browsing, email, movies, etc.",
I compile software a lot, and this can be easily made
to use more cores ("make -j4" on Linux) so that's why
I'm leaning towards the Athlon X4. I'm also willing to
skimp on monitor size and HDD space if I can get a more
powerful processor/more RAM.

(I toyed with the idea of getting a 550/555, but I'd
rather get the guaranteed 4-cores than risk a failed/
unstable unlock. Don't think I can fit a Phenom II X4
in this budget...)

I'm especially looking for suggestions for a motherboard,
because I have no idea how to compare them. I don't
need any fancy features and I'm happy with any low-end
on-board graphics (but no NVIDIA, please).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
 

Sumit05

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CPU - AMD Athlon II x4 635 -5.1k
Motherboard - ECS 785GM-M - 4.5k/ Gigabyte 785GMT-UD2H 5.9k
HDD: WD blue 500gb - 2.4k
RAM: Corsair 2GB DDRIII 1333MHz - 2.75k
Monitor: Benq G2220HD - 8k
GPU - on board
Cabinet - NZXT Gamma - 1.8k
SMPS -Gigabyte 460W Superb - 2.2k
T0TAL ~ 26.7k:hap2: :clap:
If u want u can add a gpu later.
 

DarkAngel

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Components Description Price (INR)

Processor AMD AthlonII X4 635(2.9GHz, 4 cores) 5150

Motherboard Biostar TA785G3 3650

RAM 2GB 1333MHz Kingston DDRIII RAM 2200

HDD 500 GB WD Blue 2350

GPU On Board HD4200 -

Monitor Benq G2220HD 7750

Cabinet Zebronics Bijili without SMPS 1100

PSU/SMPS FSP SAGAII 350 1450

ODD LG/Samsung/Sony DVD-Writer 22xD 1100

Total 24750

You can choose to go for the Dell 1910 IN - 5.9k and add 2 Gig of extra RAM if needed.