New PC : Cost cutting advice

  1. Application: Audio & Video editing, light gaming

    Configuration:
    (Prices are in INDIAN RUPEES / INR / Rs.)
    (Right now : 1$ = Rs.62 / 1 Euro = Rs.83.66 at 7:07 pm GMT + 5:30 Thursday, 26 Sept 2013)

    Processor : AMD FX 6300 Rs. 7,674.00
    Motherboard : asrock 970 extreme 3 Rs. 7,124.00
    Graphic Card : MSI AMD R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5 Rs. 15,552.00
    Monitor: ASUSVX238H 23 INCH Rs.11,918.00
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    Total: Rs.42,268.00
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    I would be extremely grateful for suggestions to reduce the cost ( maximum ) of the following compenents by suggesting cheaper ( but good quality ) alternatives.

    RAM : Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9) x2 Rs. 7,500.00
    Internal Hard Drive : Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM (ST2000DM001) Rs. 6,000.00
    SMPS : Corsair Gaming SeriesGS700 - 700 W Rs. 7,700.00
    Cabinet Cooler : Cooler Master Silent FAN 120 SI2 Rs. 999.00
    Processor Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Rs. 2,341.00
    Cabinet : Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat Mid Tower Cabinet Rs. 5,250.00
    KeyBoard: Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105 USB 2.0 Rs. 2,928.00
    DVD Writer : LG / Samsung (external approximately) Rs. 2,000.00
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    Total Rs.34,718.00
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    Most of the prices have been obtained from: http://www.flipkart.com
    (I live in a small town, and filpkart is reliable, and have a node in my town)
  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,680   +870

    Downgrade the motherboard to a MSI 970A-G43. That will save you around 1600 Rs. Downgrade the motherboard to a Corsair CX600. That will save you 3400 Rs. Cut back the case to a CM N300 (saves you 1500 Rs). Also, dont waste your money on the Logitech G105 keyboard. It is a pretty bad keyboard IMO. Get the simple Logitech K120 instead (saves you 2400 Rs.). Finally, get a Western Digital Blue HDD instead of the Seagate (saves you 1500 Rs.). Great build as a whole.
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Good suggestions above, you also don't need case fans since the case should come with some.
  4. rajevcharudutta

    rajevcharudutta Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 57

    Thanks a lot everyone.
    JC713, that will help me to cut down the cost by about 10.5 K. Special thanks for your suggestions.


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