Budget 0-20k Dirt Cheap PC


New Member
May 18, 2019
  1. What is your budget?
    • 20k
  2. What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)
    • CPU - Intel E5400 (surprisingly came with a cooler master cooler)
    • Motherboard - Dont know
    • GPU - igpu
    • RAM - 2gb DDR3 adata ram
    • Monitor - 720p lcd monitor
    • PSU - Frontech 250w (the devil has already done its work..my pc is dead rignt now)
    • also and 500gb hdd if it matters
  3. Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
    • Monitor - Yep
    • Hdd
    • Case
  4. 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.
    • CPU - Amd 200ge (have decided)
    • Motherboard - b450 maybe or pls suggest
    • GPU - igpu for now
    • RAM- NEED ADVICE HERE (does xmp oc work on 2400 and 2666?) also single stick for now
  5. 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
    • Yes, will upgrade the following within 12 months
    • Cabinet - To a tempered glass one
    • RAM - WIill upgrade to dual channel
    • GPU- To either 570 or 580 or gtx 1060
    • CPU- To either 2600 or ryzen 3000
  6. Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)
    • Only online purchase
  7. Would you consider buying a second hand hardware from the TE market
    • YES YES AND YES (Gotta Save)
  8. What is your intended use for this PC/hardware
    • Gaming
    • Browsing
  9. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.
    • Open to all
  10. If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?
    • From indie to AAA (720p though
  11. What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
    1. Gaming - 12800x720 / 1366x768 for now
  12. Are you looking to overclock?
    • Never (I can live with it)
  13. Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
    • Windows 10 64 bit
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Offending Sensibilities
Sep 2, 2005
Why don't you go in for a refurbed minipc or a laptop (good thinkpads are easily available). Typically, a laptop with an i5 (5th or 6th gen) with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD will be yours for around under 20K.

It will go down if you opt for lower ram and HDD (it is not worth skimping though).

All you need to do is add in a monitor.

Similar configurations are avialalbe in PCs too (much cheaper). You just need to check the motherboard specs to see if they support the GFX cards.