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Tuesday, 11 June 2013


Budget Home PC for your Kid under 30000

<Updated 6 July 2014> In this segment, we will try to configure an A to Z PC with all components to meet your home needs. Also this configuration is best for your kid's first PC. So, those of you planning a PC for his/her birthday, just take a look here.

1. Processor

Intel 3.4 GHz LGA 1150 i3 4130 : Rs. 7500

Its a 2 core processor and runs lots of games and high quality mkv videos even without graphic card. It has a 64 bit architecture and a clock speed of 3.4 GHz. This is the best processor in this price range and you can surely go for this.

AMD 3.5 AM3+ FX 6-Core Edition FX-6300 : Rs. 7300

Those who are not against AMD can go for this massive 6 core processor in the same price range. It has a clock speed of 3.5 Ghz and overclockable upto 4 Ghz.

2. Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H: Rs. 4500

This is the best motherboard when comes to performance in this price range. It  has USB2.0 and USB 3.0 ports and even a HDMI port which lets you to connect your CPU to your TV set and use it as a giant monitor. So its quite helpful for kids school projects. It has awesome Audio quality with Realtek Audio Codec and also supports all the latest Windows version. So in case of future upgradation, this mother board will let you install Windows 8 aswell.

ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 : Rs. 4100 (for AMD Processor)

3. RAM

Kingston Hyper X DDR3 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) PC RAM: Rs. 2050 

It isn't fancy, it isn't top of the line but it gets the job done. For the price, you get more than what you bargained for. Top notch performance for everyday computing aswell as low to medium range gaming. Also it comes with a brand name and a decent 3 years warranty.

4. Graphic Card

Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon R7 250 with Boost : Rs. 6300

An entry level but latest Graphic card, equipped with latest and fastest DDR5 memory type to satisfy all the needs of your kids and your whole family covering all sections from graphic designing on Photoshop etc, gaming to HD movie playback. For more information click Here.

5. Hard Disk Drive

Seagate Barracuda 1 TB : Rs. 3600

An ideal HDD for home as well as pro usage. The product is quite responsive due to its 7200 rpm data transfer speed and it comes with a 2 year warranty. The HDD supports the current as well as the upcoming data rate of motherboard, so its future proof as well.

6. Optical Drive

LG GH24NS95 DVD Burner Internal Optical Drive: Rs. 1000

The best thing about LG against other like sony is it can read even dead scratched dvds which sony sucks at doing.

7. Monitor

Dell IN1930 18.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor: Rs. 4500

Dell is a Performance Guaranteed company, the monitor is very good looking with minimum space requirement can fit in a small space, good resolution (1366x768), good picture quality. It also comes with 3 years warranty.

8. Keyboard, Mouse and Cabinet

For Keyboard and mouse you can buy a bundle from any of the reliable companies like Microsoft, Logitech or iBall. And for cabinet go for iBall, Zebronics or Intex. These components will cost an approx. Rs. 2500.

9. Softwares you'll need

Operating System (OS): Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic/ Premium recommended.

Office: Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student edition recommended.

APPROX. PRICE: Rs. 30,500 ( Excluding the Softwares)

This is the best and tested confihuation for home to mild office usage including photo studios etc. If you have anything to add to this or have queries regarding the same then do leave a comment.

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  1. Interesting guidance.

  2. his is the best motherboard when comes to performance in this price range. It has USB2.0 and USB 3.0 ports and even a HDMI port which lets you to connect your CPU to your TV set and use it as a giant monitor. So its quite helpful for kids school projects - See more at: answer this i recently came across a Biostar chipset Motherboard with USB 3.0. You can try.

    1. OK i got your point I'll recommend your point to the author of this article.
      Thank you for taking interest.

  3. I mean since it mentioned Gigabyte i also came across a similar Biostar Motherboard.

    1. Yes Biostar even has similar mobos which can be used instead.
      Thank you for your visit and helping us improve.

  4. if u consider now its cost is 36292rs ( instead of 4 gb ram i have inserted 8 gb ram )

    1. Thank you for bringing this into my notice. I will change the configuration accordingly.

  5. is it possible to insert 8 gb ram instead of 4 gb????

    1. Yes it certainly is, 4gb or 8gb it doesn't create any problem or inconveniences.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

  6. I have a question to ask you...
    I heard some rumor about Amd FX 6300 that some times it gets over heat and than it that really true...?
    Please Reply

    1. No thats not the case with any of the AMD processor range since the FX series or the old Athlon series.
      The FX 6300 is a very stable processor working at 6-cores beating its nearest rival the Intel i3 in almost everything.
      Just don't over clock it on the stock cooler or don't put it into a crammed unventilated cabinet or else it will surely over heat just like any other processor.

  7. I used the following config for my recent home PC build:

    AMD FX-4300 (4 Core, 4MB L2 + 4MB L3 Cache) @ 6.4K
    A88MQ @ 4K
    Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 4 GB PC RAM (KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/4G) @ 2.7K
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATA III 6 Gbps HDD @ 3K
    AOC 19.5 inch LED Backlit LCD - e2070Swnl @ 6.2K
    Sapphire R7 250X 1GB GDDR5 @ 7.8K
    Asus 24X SATA DVD R/W @ 1K

    It cost me approx 30K

    1. It's a decent built n will work fine for home usage.
      I do have a concern though n it's not the storage space, you chose the FX 4300 over the FX 6300 n used the money in a monitor that's a bit bigger. The monitor should have been your last component to be concentrated upon but for basic yo moderate home usage you won't notice any significant difference.
      Rest of the components are fine though I'm not sure about the PSU as you haven't mentioned it over here.
      Thank you for sharing, do share your built n it's pic on my Facebook page.

  8. Hello Mr.Vishvesh,
    I want to build a pc using Intex i3 3.4 ghz 4130 LGA1150 processor , ATI Radeon R7 250 with boost and 1 tb Seagate Barrcuda HDD .Can you please suggest me a compatible Intel Motherboard , Gskill RipjawX RAM Or any other good Ram , and specific Cooler Master cabinet ?

    1. Sure you should use the following parts:
      Gigabyte GA-B85-D3H Motherboard
      G.Skill NT DDR3 4 GB
      Cooler Master Elite 344 or the 311

      You'll need a branded PSU with this configuration as well like the Corsair VS450 450 Watt to run everything smooth and safe for a long time.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

    2. Many thanks for your reply. Do you recommend Gigabyte MoBo over Intel MoBo ?

    3. Gigabyte as it specializes in motherboard manufacturing, Intel does it just for the sake of providing support to its low end CPU chips. Moreover the support from Gigabyte is world class in terms of motherboards.
      Buy a Gigabyte and you'll be fine.

  9. One more query ..which graphic card is better ...ATI Radeon R7 250 with boost 1 GB DDR5 or 2 GB DDR3 ? How about Intel' Mobo with integrated graphics ?

    1. Any DDR5 graphic card is always better than a DDR3 one due to high speed and more shader units.
      The R7 250 is a very reliable and competent GPU which can handle any task thrown at it smoothly.
      No no integrated GPU can match a discrete GPU like the R7 especially the on board motherboard GPUs are very low end graphic cards and can't do much and are just an added disappointment and additional cost factors.
      Use the R7 250 you'll be much better of that way.

  10. Hey Vishvesh!
    Firstly, great stuff.. Very helpful for dummies (like me) and pros.
    Can you suggest me some case other than Cooler Master Elite 310 with 400W Power Supply Mid Tower Cabinet ?
    A cool looking case with more than 3USB ports because I already have a mouse and a keyboard and both of them are USB.
    Oh..and also with good power supply.
    Thank you!
    Sharath T R

    1. Thank you for the appreciation I'm happy that you liked it.
      Yes sure, first of all good cabinet brands don't give PSU with their cabinets just the 310 has this facility so you'll be buying both of them separately in this case.
      For a decent budget I suggest that you get the corsair spec 2 which is a very cool looking cabinet with enough expansion slots.
      The no of USB ports depends on your motherboard a cabinet only has two or maximum three ports in front the back ports are motherboard dependent.
      As I don't know your configuration so I'll suggest that you buy a humble corsair 500 or 550 watt power supply unit which is more than enough for any medium configuration.
      Fell free to ask any further questions.

  11. Where can I order all these components?

    1. You can order all of these parts from any online store easily or can purchase them from your local market even.
      These are quite normal and simple parts to buy.
      Feel free to ask any further questions.

    2. But what about the power supply? And would you recommend nvidia gtx 730 ddr5 graphics card over the amd ddr5 graphics card?

    3. I had not specified any particular PSU in this article as all the components are very power efficient and any PSu would handle them esily including those of Intex and Zebronics.
      But if you are asking then I'll recommend the Corsair VS450 450 for this one.
      The Nvidia GT 730 is at par with the AMD/ATI R7 240 and the R7 250, all are the 1GB DDR5 versions.
      Its just more power efficient than the AMD counterparts but with a lower band width which for a casual gamer or anyone with mild graphical use is insignificant only at intensive load the difference is noticeable.
      You can buy either of them but i recommend the R7 240 or the R7 250 over the GT 730 as you'll have enough power by this PSU.

    4. Is it necessary to add a power supply unit if I decide to buy a corsair vengeance ddr3 8gb ram? And which processor is better? Amd or Intel? And are the usb ports included in the article above?

    5. You need a PSU to make any computer run its the component that you connect to the wall socket for power and it distributes the current to all the components inside.
      Both are good but in the budget segment AMD is obviously better and if its for gaming or rendering purpose in a budget of less than 15K then AMD processors are obviously better.
      USB ports are motherboard dependent and the cabinet dependent, the motherboard above has USB 3.0 aswell as USB 2.0 slots.

  12. Well, that was a foolish question... anyways thanks for clearing my doubts... One more question. Can you suggest a cheaper motherboard which can replace the one mentioned in the post?

    1. No problems it happens, I even used to ask such questions once.
      for the Intel built a premium brand with lower price will be Gigabyte GA-H81M-S1 Motherboard for AMD this is the cheapest one I'll recommend as its most durable and reliable in that segment.

  13. Can i play dota2 with this kit?

    1. Hi,
      Yes you can easily run DOTA 2 and many more higher level games on this configuration with ease.
      Feel free to ask any further questions