An Assembled PC is one in which you buy computer components separately and then assemble the various parts together to build your PC. An assembled PC costs way less than a branded one having the same configuration or parts. I have also written a post previously mentioning the advantages of an assembled PC over branded PC which you can read from the link below.
Advantages of Assembled PC over Branded PC
Here in this post I will guide on how to choose various components for building an assembled PC based on your requirements and budget.
How to Choose Various Components for Assembled PC
Here is a complete guide on building an Assembled PC and how to choose various components for it.
CPU / Processor
A CPU or Processor is the heart of any computer. It is the major processing unit in the computer. There are two major companies in the world that manufacture computer processors, they are Intel and AMD. Both these companies develop high quality processors for every kind of budget and use. AMD processors are generally more cost effective than Intel ones but if you are looking for maximum performance then for now Intel is the way to go. To clear your confusion on choosing AMD and Intel, you can read the post given below.
How to Find the Right Processor / CPU for your PC
Processors Recommendation Based on PC Setup
Budget PC – For everyday work like Internet, Spreadsheets, Microsoft Office Tools, Music, Movies.
Mid-Range PC – For Mid-level gaming and watching HD movies and HD video recording.
High End PC – For playing high-end games and running heavy cpu and graphics intensive applications, video editing etc.
|CPU / PC Setup
||High End PC for Gaming / Video Editing
||Dual Core IVY Processors – G2010 / 2.8 GHz,G2020 / 2.9 GHz (3M cache both).Dual Core Haswell – G3240 / 3.1 GHz (3M cache)
||i3 IVY – i3 – 3220 / 3.3 GHz (3M Cache),i3 – Haswell – i3 – 4130 / 3.4 GHz (3M Cache, 3.5 GHz),i3 – 4150 / 3.5 GHz (3M Cache, 3.5 GHz)i5 Haswell – i3 – 4150 / 3.5 GHz (3M Cache, 3.5 GHz),i5-4440 / 3.1 – 3.3 GHz (6M Cache, 3.1 To 3.3 GHz),
||i5 – Haswell – i5-4690 / 3.5 – 3.9 GHz 6M cache,i5-4690K / 3.5 – 3.9 GHz 6M cache,i7 – Haswell – i7-4770 / 3.4 GHz (8M Cache, 3.4 To 3.9 GHz),i7-4770K / 3.4 GHz (8M Cache, 3.4 To 3.9 GHz),i7-4790 / 3.5 GHz (8M Cache, 3.5 To 3.9 GHz),i7-4790K / 4 GHz (8M Cache, 4 To 4.4 GHz)
||AMD AM1 CPU – Athlon 5350 Quad core (2.05 GHz, 2 MB Cache), Athlon 5150 Quad core (1.6 GHz, 2 MB Cache), Sempron 2650 Dual core (1.45 GHz, 1 MB Cache)
||AMD AM3+ CPU – Quad Core FX – 4300 (3.8 GHz, 4M cache),Six Core FX – 6300 (3.5 GHz, 6M cache),Eight Core FX – 8320 (3.5 GHz, 16M cache),Eight Core FX – 8350 (4 GHz, 16M cache)
||AMD AM3+ CPU – Eight Core FX – 9370 (4.4 GHz, 16M cache),Eight Core FX – 9590 (4.7 GHz, 16M cache)
Motherboard is one of the most important parts of a computer as all the major components are connected through it only. You choice of motherboard is directly dependent on the processor or CPU you are getting. This is because there are different motherboards for Intel and AMD processors and also for each processor pin type or socket. Each generation of processors whether it is Intel or AMD has different Pin and Socket and the motherboards designed for these pins and socket can only support that CPU.
This means a processor with LGA1150 socket type can fit in on the motherboard that supports Socket 1150. Also AM3+ motherboards can support only AM3+ CPU’s.
Intel Fourth Generation (HASWELL) Motherboards
AMD AM3+ Motherboards
To find a good motherboard for your PC you can read the detailed article given below.
How to Find a Good Motherboard for your PC
Recommended Motherboard Brands: ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI
RAM or Memory
RAM plays an important part in the performance of your PC. Greater the amount and speed of RAM, the better will be the performance of your Computer. You should be very careful in choosing a RAM because RAM comes in different speeds and type, and you should always check your motherboard manual to know what type & speed of RAM it supports. Below is a very good article on how to find the right RAM for your Computer.
How to Find the Best RAM for your Computer
Here is the Memory / RAM requirement for different kinds of PC setup
||High End PC / Gaming PC
||8 GB – 16 GB
||32 GB or more
Recommended RAM Brands: Corsair, Kingston, Transcend, ADATA, G.Skill, Hynix
SMPS / PSU
SMPS or Power Supply is one of the most important parts of your PC. SMPS is the unit that supplies power to all the components in your computer directly and indirectly through the motherboard. You should always get a branded SMPS or PSU for your PC if your care about the performance and life of all your PC components. Here below are the useful resources which can help you to find the perfect SMPS for your desktop PC.
How to Find a Good SMPS for your PC
Best Brands of SMPS / PSU
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|Normal PC with Budget level Graphics Card
||Mid-Range PC with Mid-Range Graphics Card
||High End Gaming PC
|Corsair VS450, Cooler Master Thunder 450W, VIP 400W Gold, Antec VP450P, Corsair CX430M
||Corsair VS550, Cooler Master Thunder 500W, Antec VP450P, Antec VP550P, Corsair CX500M, VIP 500W Gold, VIP 600W
||Cooler Master Thunder 600W, Corsair VS650, Corsair CX750M ,Corsair CX850M, Corsair CS850M, VIP 750W
Hard Disk (HDD)
Hard disk is a data storage device where the operating system resides and you can store all your data and information on it. Here below is a useful guide on finding a good internal hard disk for your PC.
How to choose a good internal Hard Disk for your PC
Hard Disk Capacity for Different Requirements
||High End PC / Gaming PC
||2 TB or more
Recommended Hard Disk Brands: Western Digital (WD), Seagate.
Note: For increased performance you can use SSD and install you Operating System on it.
Graphics Card is an optional components for many users and it is required only by the people who want to play high end games on their PC or perform heavy duty video editing work. Graphics cards come in different specifications according to the budget, usage and requirement. Price of Graphics Cards can start from as low as Rs. 2000/- and can go as high as Rs. 60000/-.
Read the articles to find out which graphics card you need as per your requirement and budget.
How to Find the Right Graphics Card
Graphics Card Components Explained in Detail
|Graphics Card / PC Setup
||Budget PC / Casual Gaming
||High End Gaming
||GT 210, GT 610, GT 720, GT 730
||GT 740, GT 750, GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti, GTX 760, GTX 960
||GTX 970, GTX 980
|AMD or ATI
||HD 5450, R5-230, R5-240,
||R5-250, R5-250X, R7-260X, R9-270, R9-270X
Always buy a full sized cabinet and avoid mini cabinets at any cost. I recommend you to go for Mid-Tower or Full Tower cabinets as they allow good airflow and this helps in reducing the temperature of your computer components.
Types of Cabinets based on their Size
How to Find a Good Cabinet for your PC
For most of your work a DVD Writer is enough and if you need extra then you can buy a Blu Ray Writer.
Guide on Finding a Good Internal DVD Writer
A LED / LCD monitor of Screen size 20-inch is enough for all type of work. If you are into hardcore gaming or are into watching HD movies then you can go for 24-inch to 29-inch LED monitors.
Guide on Finding a Good LED / LCD Monitor for Gaming
Keyboard & Mouse
Always buy keyboard and mouse from good brands like Logitech, Microsoft, TVS-e etc. For gaming keyboard and mouse you can read the article below.
Tips on Finding a Good Gaming Keyboard and Mouse
For normal work, listening to music and gaming, a decent 2.1 channel speakers is enough but if you watches lot of HD movies with 5.1 channel sound effect then you should go for a branded 5.1 channel speaker system.
Detailed Guide on Finding Good Speakers for your PC
What Things to Look for in Speakers for your PC
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