Desktop PC Configuration: Rs 15000 – 17000

Updated: February 2016

A lot of people ask me if it’s possible to assemble a desktop PC with a budget of just Rs 15,000. The answer is yes, you certainly can. 

The configuration that I am going to recommend would let you run Ubuntu, Linux, Windows 7 and even Windows 8, although I would definitely suggest that you upgrade the memory to at least 4GB to run Windows 7 or 8 smoothly.

You won’t be able to play the latest games, but if your requirement is just to run office applications and browse the internet, the configuration below should be sufficient enough to do all the basic tasks.

The online price for the PC components totals to around 17,000. If you buy the PC from a local dealer, you may be able to find all the components for a better price. Some components like mouse, keyboard, monitors and speakers are sometimes cheaper to buy online.

Update: I have got a few requests from people with tighter budgets, most requests seem to be for PC under 16,000 rupees. The only option to save some money is by opting for a Combo Motherboard. In this, the processor and graphics are integrated with the motherboard. This results in lower performance but when I tested this configuration at home, the performance was pretty good. I could easily play Full HD 1080p videos, run some low end games, work on office applications, browse the internet and do all the basic tasks.

Update September 2015: The configuration has been updated with 4GB RAM for improved performance. In ‘Configuration 1’ you could remove the DVD writer and bring the total cost of the Desktop PC under 15000. It could even touch 14000, if you find the right deal.

Out of the two, we recommend ‘Configuration 1’ as it offers better performance. ‘Configuration 2’ consumes lesser power and will be about Rs 500 cheaper.

Configuration 1: Desktop PC between 15,000 and 17,000 with dedicated processor.

TypeComponentPrice
ProcessorAMD Sempron 145 2.8 GHz2350
MotherboardBiostar AM1ML2300
MemoryTranscend DDR3-1333 4 GB1700
Hard DiskSeagate DB 3.4 250 GB1600
MonitorAOC 15.6 inch LED - E1670SWU4700
DVD DriveAsus DRW-24D3ST DVD Burner1000
CabinetZebronics Cabinet with SMPS1600
KeyboardDell KB212390
MouseDell MS111 3-Button225
TotalRs 15865

Configuration 2: Office desktop PC for approx 16,000 with combo motherboard.

TypeComponentPrice (Buy from Flipkart)
Combo MotherboardBiostar NM70I-1037U4400
MemoryTranscend DDR3-1333 4 GB1500
Hard DiskSeagate DB 3.4 250 GB1600
MonitorAOC 15.6 inch LED - E1670SWU4700
DVD DriveAsus DRW-24D3ST DVD Burner1000
CabinetZebronics Cabinet with SMPS1600
KeyboardDell KB212390
MouseDell MS111250
TotalRs 15440

Recommended for:

  • Students looking to work on office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), browse internet, play some low-end games
  • Office computer used for billing (Tally etc), office applications, browse internet

Not recommended for:

  • DO NOT buy this configuration if you do video editing, photo editing (Photoshop) or high end gaming.

If you have any questions, please contact me or drop a comment below. I’d be happy to help you finalise the best value-for-money configuration for your desktop PC.

25 Comments
  1. Hi
    I’m Rahul Chakraborty from Tripura, one of my friend recommended your name for budget PC assembly, can you please help me with it
    My budget is around 22-24000/-
    Mostly for watching HD movies and occasionally playing simple games not HIGH RESOLUTION ONES

  2. Please send me a best CPU build under rs.15000 thousand pls.

  3. please send me best configuratation(only CPU) in budget Rs.35000/-.

  4. I want to assemble a computer under 20,000/-. Please provide me best configuration chart for home use only, which will perform without disturbance at least 5 years.

  5. my configuration are:-
    1) corei3 6th generation.
    2) nvidia graphic 2gb.
    3) 8gb kingston ram.
    4) asus motherboard.
    my budget is 35000

  6. My budget 20k need Desktop for graphic Desigen sugesst configration

  7. Please suggest a good configuration for dtp & graphics work within Rd. 20000

    • Amd a8 kaveri 7000rs + fm2 socket asus motherboard 4000rs + 4gb ram 2800rs + hard disk 3000rs + cabinate 1300rs + optical drive 1000rs + psu 1000rs

      …..you can work for 3d animation to next genration 3d gaming on it

  8. My current desktop configuration is
    CPU – AMD Semperon 3200+ 1.8 gHz
    MOBO: Asus M2A-MX
    RAM: 2 x 1Gb DDR2 (2 slots can take 2GB each= 4Gb)
    Monitor: Acer 18.5″ 1366 x768 max resolution.
    HDD: 2 nos.

    PC is used mainly for office work. Occasionally I use CorelDraw 17 and Photoshop to create flyers, posters etc. I also use Ulead Video Studio for editing video clips but since my version does not handle hd files for editing, its pretty redundant.

    I am unable to play full hd video (1920 x 1080) recorded by my Moto3G Android mobile phone.
    VLC does not play full HD video. Tried all kinds of fixes without success.
    Youtube videos are also lagging if speed is over 480P. They play perfectly fine thru WD Live on my LG 29″ CRT TV.
    Windows Media Player and KM Player play full HD video in slow motion.
    The videos copied to my portable Toshiba hard drive play perfectly thru my WD Live on my old LG 29″ CRT TV.

    I have Hathway Broadband which gives 1-2MBPS speed.

    Is it possible to resolved above issues by upgrading RAM and a Graphics card without buying a brand new pc? If yes, which RAMs do you recommend? Current ones are Hynix 2 x 1GB.

    Is it correct that monitors automatically downsize resolution?

    Appreciate your advice.

  9. I’m planning to buy DESKTOP as per following configuration till Rs.15000/- it is possible??
    1. Processor- Core to Dues
    2. HDD- 500GB
    3. DVD Re-Writer
    4. ASUS Mother Board
    5. 16’Inch Monitor
    6. KeyBoard
    7. Mouse
    8. Speaker
    please suggest me how can i get it for commercial work of typing office work & presentations with this tighter budget.
    Thanks

  10. Hii ,
    I’m planning to buy a new pc budget having arround 18-24K… I had monitor 19.5″ LED, 1 TB HDD, 8GB DDR3 RAM… Looking for combo budget oriented configuration which can support virtualization technology and high end game..

  11. All of themhav only 250 gb hrd disc .i wanted 500 gb plese show more options

  12. Hi, i have dual core ddr2 desktop but now its nt working, motherboard problem..
    am using computer for 3d animation.
    so i want to change configration ..
    processor i3 or i5.
    ram – 8gb
    graphic – 1gb
    intel mother board
    i heared in itel mother board have diferent types of boards can u please suggest me mother board type and which compny is best for ram , graphic.

  13. HI, I’m planning to buy a new pc budget having arround 15-18K… I had monitor 19.5″ LED, 500GB HDD, 8GB DDR3 RAM… Looking for combo budget oriented configuration which can support virtualization technology and high end game..

    Can you suggest … my 1st preference for AMD ….

  14. can u plz suggest a good one my range is 15k – 18k

  15. Can you suggest a good configuration for desktop. My budget is 18000

  16. Can you suggest a good configuration for desktop. My budget is 18000

  17. Can you suggest a good configuration for desktop. My budget is 25000

  18. Core i5 Processor, 4GB ram desktop PC please configure for me with prize

  19. Can you help me for a configuration for desktop where 4k movies can be played and downloaded continously. The same to be connected with vu tv havng 4k n 3d.is it possible to have till rs. 30000.pls suggest.

  20. Can you Suggest a cofiguration with 17-6700K processor.
    Its maimly for 3D animation and rendering. my budget is Rs. 85-90k.
    Please help.

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