Budget 0-20k Home Desktop/HTPC suggestions.

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  1. Rockfella
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    Rockfella Nordic.

    Here i go again asking the same question for a new non geek friend of mine.
    Need suggestions for a high-quality desktop which will be used for basic uses: emailing/watching HD content etc.
    Components i've shortlisted:

    CPU:
    Intel G630 Rs. 3500/-
    Motherboard:
    Gigabyte GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-HA65M-UD3H-B3 (rev. 1.0) Rs. 5500/-
    OR this one if end-user wants to bring price down and sacrifice USB3:
    http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-ga...ZYRX&ref=ea946a8f-2109-4645-95ac-6bd3410ea969
    Ram:
    Corsair 4GB Value Select Rs. 1000/-
    Hdd:
    Western digital 500GB Rs. ????/-
    DVD writer
    HP Rs. 1000/-
    PSU:
    Corsair VS350 Rs. 2000/-
    Cabinet:
    Need inputs on this one. Need a cheap one with bottom mounted PSU and front USB3 ports and one without USB3 ports.
    Compact design preferred. Probably coolermaster.
    LCD:
    Dell 22" Full HD with LED technology and HDMI port. Please suggest a good VFM model.

    Thanks in advance.
    Vivek.
  2. Jakob
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    Jakob Privileged Users

    Rockfella Go with this-
    Intel G645-3.3k
    Gigabyte B75M D3H-4.5k
    Corsair Value Ram 4GB-1.2k
    Segate 500GB 7200RPM-3.5k OR 1TB-4.3k
    FSP Saga 400W-1.8k OR Corsair CX430V2-2.4k
    HP Box DVD-RW-1k
    Nzxt Source 210 Elite-2.6k OR Cooler Master 311 Plus-3.2k
    Dell ST2220L-8.4k
    If AMD then go with-
    AMD A4-5300-2.9k[HD76xx inbuilt]
    MSI FM2-A55M-E33-3.5k OR Any other FM2 Mobo
    Rest as above
    Hope this helps.:)
  3. Rockfella
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    Rockfella Nordic.

    Hey thanks,
    The mobo i've listed has HDMI and that all end user needs, a basic cabinet would do ... coolermaster? how about the corsair VS350? It is corsair, can't be that bad for 2k?
  4. Jakob
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    Jakob Privileged Users

    Alright whatever your friend needs,You said you need a case with front USB 3.0 and bottom psu mounting one so both the above cases have that.If you want basic case then you won't get USB 3.0 or Bottom PSU.
  5. Rockfella
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    Rockfella Nordic.

    [TABLE="width: 477"]
    [TR]
    [TD]Non USB3 Desktop[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Processor: Intel G645[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]3300[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2H Motherboard[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]3300[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Ram: 4GB DDR3 Corsair Value Select[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]1100[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Hard Drive: WD Caviar Blue 500 GB[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]3500[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Psu: Corsair VS350[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]2000[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Cooler Master Chasis Elite 343[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]1900[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]LCD: Dell ST2220L [FULL HD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]8400[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Keyboard + Mouse: Dell[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]500[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Logitech C270h HD Webcam (with Headphone)[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]1500[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Edifier M1250 2 Multimedia Speakers[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]500[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Total[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]26000[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]USB3 Desktop[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Processor: Intel G645[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]3300[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Mobo: Gigabyte B75M D3H [/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]4500[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Ram: 4GB DDR3 Corsair Value Select 4GB[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]1100[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Hard Drive: WD Caviar Blue 500 GB[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]3500[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Psu: Corsair VS350[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]2000[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Dvd Writer: HP [/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]1000[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Cabinet: Nzxt Source 210 Elite [/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]2600[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]LCD: Dell ST2220L [FULL HD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]8400[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Keyboard + Mouse: Dell[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]500[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Logitech C270h HD Webcam (with Headphone)[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]1500[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Edifier M1250 2 Multimedia Speakers[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]500[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Total[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]28900[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
  6. ALPHA17
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    ALPHA17 Big man with a mouth

    All answers in bold, Cheers!
  7. Rockfella
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    Rockfella Nordic.

    Hey is the VS350 that bad? It is cheap mainly because it is a region based psu supporting only 240V and they might be using some ow quality caps etc to make it cheaper??
  8. Jakob
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    Jakob Privileged Users

    The Corsair VS series built quality hasn't been up to the mark as VX/CX V2,So avoid the VS350 and go with FSP SagaII 400W OR Corsair CX430V2.
  9. Rockfella
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    Rockfella Nordic.

    Any jonnyguru reviews of it? For 2k i think it is better than FSP.. i'll check though..
  10. ALPHA17
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    ALPHA17 Big man with a mouth

    Yes, in-fact here is the forum(s) incriminating the VS and the newer batches of CX series SMPS.

    Fake SAMXON cap in Corsair PSU? - Badcaps Forums / Would Corsair have caught bad caps or coils in their RMA process?.

    Hope this dispels any doubts about how the price is being dropped to such lows.

    FSP is a OEM and thus has the option of pricing its products so low because other companies buy their designs OR ask them to fabricate a certain line of SMPS and that is where their main revenue is from.
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