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August 20, 2010 8:31:20 AM

I am planning to buy a new PC. I am going to use it as a midrange multimedia system.
i want this computer to get an average perfomance and also for using next generation applications and today's games.

My suggections:
CPU ( i like intel CORE i5/i3),Motherboard, graphis card 512MB or 1 GB ( i like Nvidia gt240/9600 gt),RAM 4GB DDR3, HDD( 1 tb), DVD writer, case , power supply, 20" lcd monitor, keyboard,mouse,ups, 5.1/7.1 speaker( i like creative), sound card

I am not a hardcore gamer.

my bugject is $840
Can i buy these components for this budject ?
or suggest me a good configuration for this budject and also give their prices for me..
thankx in advance

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August 20, 2010 4:01:41 PM

sarathsnair said:
I am planning to buy a new PC. I am going to use it as a midrange multimedia system.
i want this computer to get an average perfomance and also for using next generation applications and today's games.

My suggections:
CPU ( i like intel CORE i5/i3),Motherboard, graphis card 512MB or 1 GB ( i like Nvidia gt240/9600 gt),RAM 4GB DDR3, HDD( 1 tb), DVD writer, case , power supply, 20" lcd monitor, keyboard,mouse,ups, 5.1/7.1 speaker( i like creative), sound card

I am not a hardcore gamer.

my bugject is $840
Can i buy these components for this budject ?
or suggest me a good configuration for this budject and also give their prices for me..
thankx in advance


Yes you can.

For a multimedia system, I like to start with a small unobtrusive case like the lian li pc-q07 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your cpu needs probably do not exceed a basic dual core like the Intel Pentium G6950 at $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The cpu includes basic video output when combined with a H55 based motherboard. This should be sufficient

Mount on a mini-itx H55 ecs motherboard $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The motherboard does have a pcie-x16 expansion slot for an add-on video card if necessary. Because of the small case, the maximum length of such a card is about 8" The motherboard also has 6 channel integrated audio. No separate card is necessary.


I have used the above three components in a system, and was very pleased with the results

A quality Seaconic 300w psu $40:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4gb of ram $91.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I picked a single 4gb stick to give you room for expansion in a 2 slot mobo. The performance improvemt with dual channel is not noticeable, but you could substitute a 2 x 2gb kit for the same price.

A WD av 1tb drive $80.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This drive is designed for AV low power applications.

Windows-7 home premium 64 bit $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Add in a budget for keyboard and mouse of about $50. Go to your local computer store and try some out.
Get what feels good to you.

The stock cpu cooler will do the job, but can get noisy when the cpu is under load. As an option, I suggest an oem cooler which will make things quieter.
The scythe big shuriken is a low profile cooler which is needed for the case. $38
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A monitor is a personal choice, but I think bigger is better. Look at the asus 23" monitor which includes speakers $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That totals up to $779. Add some for shipping, and you are still under budget.

---good luck---
August 23, 2010 1:54:00 PM

Sounds good. Just to verify though, when you say you're not a hardcore gamer, do you still play some semi-demanding games? (Thus would benefit greatly with a graphics card in there)
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