[SOLVED] Mini/Micro Desktop under 45K INR ($650) Budget

eforty

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Please help with a configuration for day to day office(ms office)/home (entertainment) use.

- CPU (Core i5 or Ryzen 5)

- RAM

- PSU to handle sudden power down/ surge/fluctuations

- Mini/Micro Motherboard (ASUS / Gigabyte)

- 1TB HDD & 250 GB SSD

- Compact/Mini Cabinet (Cooler Master/Corsair/Lian Li/NZXT/Phanteks/InWin)

- CD/DVD Writer

This how far I have reached, so please help with suggestions (Motherboard) or alternate (CPU/Case/PSU) ones : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/smx8nL


Budget 45K INR ($650)

Thanks!
 
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logainofhades

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Made some changes to the OP's partial build. 2400 ram is too slow. Nvme can be faster, and cheaper, than a sata ssd. Still a little over $650.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($272.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H510I PRO WIFI Mini ITX LGA1200 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P2 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($56.39 @ Amazon)
Total: $652.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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The 5600g has superior graphics, uses less power, hence my earlier choice. The best we can really do is give you ideas on what to look for. PCPP no longer has an Indian section.
 
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logainofhades

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Maybe something like this?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M AORUS PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($34.57 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" 1920x1080 Monitor ($127.21 @ Walmart)
Total: $670.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Maybe something like this?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M AORUS PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($34.57 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" 1920x1080 Monitor ($127.21 @ Walmart)
Total: $670.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-15 15:55 EDT-0400
Thanks for mentioning, however can you share for mini-itx motherboard & micro/compact cabinet (sorry, forgot to mention about it)

Please share.
 

logainofhades

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Thanks for mentioning, however can you share for mini-itx motherboard & micro/compact cabinet (sorry, forgot to mention about it)

Please share.
No problem.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte A520I AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($69.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($34.57 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" 1920x1080 Monitor ($127.21 @ Walmart)
Total: $695.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-15 17:20 EDT-0400
 

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No problem.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte A520I AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($69.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($34.57 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" 1920x1080 Monitor ($127.21 @ Walmart)
Total: $695.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-15 17:20 EDT-0400
Thanks again, however can you pease suggest with the following:
  • ASUS Motherboard
  • Intel CPU as the suggested AMD CPU outperforms Intel 11th Gen i5 CPU
  • Dell S series Monitor
  • Case: Cooler Master/Corsair/Lian Li/NZXT/Phanteks/InWin
  • 250 GB SSD & 1 TB HDD
It's due to service/longevity for case, motherboard & monitor, I'm asking for the above.

Thanks!
 
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No problem.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte A520I AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($69.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($34.57 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" 1920x1080 Monitor ($127.21 @ Walmart)
Total: $695.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-15 17:20 EDT-0400
im pretty sure u wont get that prices in indian market its probably gonna be a lot higher than provided rates
 

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He's already pared your parts list to the bone and still had to go a little over. An 11th-gen Intel i5 adds more to the cost. The only currently available ASUS ITX motherboard for an 11th-generation Intel costs nearly three times as much. Staying with the Ryzen and going with an ASUS ITX motherboard adds $100 instead of $200. You don't have room to add a Dell S-series monitor, which starts at $200. Or add an additional storage drive. Or get a more expensive case.

You're either going to need to be more realistic about your goals and eliminate some of your newest requirements or raise your budget significantly. The basic problem here is that you appear to want a $1000 build for $650. And even that's only if you shop in the US; this will all be even more expensive in India.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($251.00 @ MemoryC)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z590-I GAMING WIFI Mini ITX LGA1200 Motherboard ($339.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Silicon Power Gaming 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($51.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Patriot P300 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case ($61.39 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($34.57 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell S2721H 27.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Dell)
Total: $1013.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-16 05:52 EDT-0400


Are you seeing the basic problem here? This is about the cheapest you can manage shopping in the US, that meets all your stated requirements. Now, if you can exceed your budget by 40% and shop in the US, then you could do this. But you told us $650. 45K INR is already closer to $600 and given the higher prices in Indian, you'd probably have to more than double your budget.
 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($251.00 @ MemoryC)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z590-I GAMING WIFI Mini ITX LGA1200 Motherboard ($339.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Silicon Power Gaming 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($51.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Patriot P300 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case ($61.39 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($34.57 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell S2721H 27.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Dell)
Total: $1013.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-16 05:52 EDT-0400


Are you seeing the basic problem here? This is about the cheapest you can manage shopping in the US, that meets all your stated requirements. Now, if you can exceed your budget by 40% and shop in the US, then you could do this. But you told us $650. 45K INR is already closer to $600 and given the higher prices in Indian, you'd probably have to more than double your budget.

Thanks for highlighting.

Its due to costing around 5600G (28K INR) vs Intel i5 11th Gen CPUs; however 5600X is within/around 21K INR but the concern is around year of release. So thats why I felt to request for Intel i5 11th Gen CPUs.

Further I was able to find a budget ASUS motherboard ASUS TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS WIFI LGA 1200; so please help me here.
 

logainofhades

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Made some changes to the OP's partial build. 2400 ram is too slow. Nvme can be faster, and cheaper, than a sata ssd. Still a little over $650.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($272.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H510I PRO WIFI Mini ITX LGA1200 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P2 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($56.39 @ Amazon)
Total: $652.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-18 10:06 EDT-0400


The 5600g has superior graphics, uses less power, hence my earlier choice. The best we can really do is give you ideas on what to look for. PCPP no longer has an Indian section.
 
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Made some changes to the OP's partial build. 2400 ram is too slow. Nvme can be faster, and cheaper, than a sata ssd. Still a little over $650.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($272.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H510I PRO WIFI Mini ITX LGA1200 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P2 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($56.39 @ Amazon)
Total: $652.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-18 10:06 EDT-0400


The 5600g has superior graphics, uses less power, hence my earlier choice. The best we can really do is give you ideas on what to look for. PCPP no longer has an Indian section.
Good build. Agreed on the benefits of the Ryzen based rig.
 

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Basic office, htpc usage. I'd not worry about longetivity of the platform, for that use you could easily use a 4th gen Intel 4790 which is already 7 years old. And that's all anyone could reasonably expect to own a pc. Gaming/productivity pc's, workstations etc are a whole different story, where FPS counts and encoding/decoding times are measured in $$.

I'm sitting here looking at an old 775 Sony Viao with a bottom of the line 915 chipset and dual core Intel that still works just fine. Doesn't need Asus boards or a Lian-Li case.
 

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Basic office, htpc usage. I'd not worry about longetivity of the platform, for that use you could easily use a 4th gen Intel 4790 which is already 7 years old. And that's all anyone could reasonably expect to own a pc. Gaming/productivity pc's, workstations etc are a whole different story, where FPS counts and encoding/decoding times are measured in $$.

I'm sitting here looking at an old 775 Sony Viao with a bottom of the line 915 chipset and dual core Intel that still works just fine. Doesn't need Asus boards or a Lian-Li case.
I have had excel files that made even an i5 4590 chug along. Simple spreadsheets are probably fine, but there are cases that require more horsepower, and definitely more ram.
 
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Basic office, htpc usage. I'd not worry about longetivity of the platform, for that use you could easily use a 4th gen Intel 4790 which is already 7 years old. And that's all anyone could reasonably expect to own a pc. Gaming/productivity pc's, workstations etc are a whole different story, where FPS counts and encoding/decoding times are measured in $$.

I'm sitting here looking at an old 775 Sony Viao with a bottom of the line 915 chipset and dual core Intel that still works just fine. Doesn't need Asus boards or a Lian-Li case.

Thanks for highlighting, agreed with your point.

However the concern is with the current age ‎software‎s (like chrome/ multiple spreadsheets/slides /outlook/ high-res streaming/non-streaming videos) which through development in tech, demand for more memory/cpu power.
 

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