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Cheap Office Build

By Ritwik7
Oct 25, 2009
  1. Hi guys!

    A family friend has requested me to build 3 PCs for his office. His budget is really low. I need a processor, motherboard, RAM, HDD for within Rs. 10,000.

    I was considering a build with the Athlon II X2 240. However, I will need a cheap motherboard that supports this processor out of the box as I do not have an older AMD processor to be able to update the BIOS.

    Else I'll go with an Intel E5200 build.

    You could suggest some stuff from this website: http://www.lynx-india.com/index.php?categoryID=87&category_slug=desktop-hardware

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. rmarshall292

    rmarshall292 TS Rookie

    Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H Motherboard looks promising

    at frys its 99

    69 with a rebate

    thats the cheapest i can find
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,429   +27

  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,672   +9

    Hi Rage.

    Any reason why you suggested the X2 7750 instead of the Athlon II X2 240?

    And that RAM kit is interesting. Ordinary DDR2 667MHz is listed at about Rs. 2000. I doubt I'll actually get the Corsair at that price from my local vendor.

    Thanks.

    EDIT: The PC will mainly be used for some legal paperwork and web browsing / light multimedia.
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,429   +27

    Guaranteed compatibility without a BIOS update. The Sempron might need one though.

    As for RAM, any 2GB RAM kit from Transcend, A-DATA or any similar company will work equally well. You can also use Kingston ValueRAM if you can find it cheap.
     
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,672   +9

    @ rmarshall292: That board is based on the 790GX chipset and costs about Rs. 9000 in India. Way beyond what I can afford to spend on the mobo.

    @ Rage: Thanks for those suggestions. I was just wondering if you could suggest an MSI board for the Kuma.

    Also, I was thinking of the Intel E5200 on an MSI G31TM P2 motherboard. Would come to about the same price. Is it better than the Athlon?
     
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,429   +27

    They are evenly matched; go for whichever is cheaper. MSI would be a better choice than ASROCK however.
     
  8. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,672   +9

    Thanks. I'll let you know once it's done. Probably early November.
     
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