Have you used Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors? Even if you haven’t, its sure that you have heard about Intel Ivy Bridge processors throughout the tech discussions. Ivy Bridge is the codename of Intel’s 22 nm die shrink of the Sandy Bridge micro-architecture based on 3D Transistors. Intel has released new 7 series Panther Point Chipsets including USB 3.0 in it. Both Dual core and Quad core processors are published in this category. As per the details from Wikipedia, Ivy Bridge processors have 5% to 15% increase performance in CPU and 25% to 68% increased performance in GPU when compared to Sandy Bridge. Intel Ultrabook powered by Ivy Bridge chips had also shown their presence in tech related discussions and we have been watching its TV ads too. Ultrabook is a notebook with a reduced size and weight along with having high performance and battery life.
But the above case is of Laptops and we hadn’t mentioned desktops. So let us have a look on desktops. Even if we are using Ivy Bridge or not, it’s not much affordable to buy a Branded Desktop PC as we buy Laptops or Netbooks. And so, we always follow assembled PCs rather than Branded desktops. This methodology is possible also in the case of Ivy Bridge Powered Desktop PCs, and HFG is here to guide you to the best. Now let us discuss about buying an Ivy Bridge Powered Desktop PC in a budget of 40000 Rs. We will suggest you components that have to be added on your PC whose prices can make a sum around 40K. So let us start.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 with 3.10 GHz Speed (Rs. 12,100)
Intel i5 is one of the affordable processor in Intel Ivy Bridge series. And matching our budget i53450 costs Rs. 12,100 ($ 218). You can get DirectX 11- Capable HD Graphics 2500 and Turbo Boost Speed of 2.5 GHz that is 400 MHz more than Stock Speed. No need to describe more about Ivy Bridge.
Motherboard – Gigabyte B75M-D3H (Rs. 4,900) Or Integrated Intel HD 2500 Graphics
Intel H61 & H67 chipsets have support of Third Generation Core processors but it is good to go for a motherboard based on the latest Intel 7 series chipset. Because if you are going so, you’ll get more advantages like Native Support for USB 3.0, and SATA 6 Gb/s speed. And so Intel B75 chipset is best for this case. As another advantage, this chipset supports Intel Small Business Advantage.
RAM – Kingston DDR3-1333 – 4 GB (Rs. 1400)
Next case is of PC’s Random Access Memory which has become essential in case of multiple OS’s because they are requiring more RAM space. Even if you are thinking about financial profit, its better to buy a 4 GB DDR3-1333 stick for less than Rs 1500 where 2 GB sticks also costs around 1000 (You don’t need to go for a one with Half memory just for saving Rs. 400.) Apart from Kingston you can also try Stronium, Transcend, and Zion.
Hard Drive – Seagate Barracudda 7200 – 500 GB (Rs. 4,200)
May be its not enough for high end geeks still, hard drive prices have gone down and so it’s much affordable to have a 500 GB hard drive for your PC. You may use hard drive analyzing tools for saving your Hard Drive Space.
Optical Drive – LG GH22 DVD Writer (Rs 950)
It’s like air in a cycle tyre. We don’t have to pay more for it but it has an important role. As you can see, Optical Drive is the cheapest component among all we discussed here. You have a vast choice in selecting a DVD-writer and so select a reputed and powerful one.
Display – LG E2041T, 20-inch LED (Rs. 6,700)
It another essential factor of your PC. We recommend this because it has higher resolution and 15.5 Inch and 20 Inch monitor. LG E2041T is a LED-backlit monitor having a 1600*900 resolution along with having DVI and D-sub video inputs.
Keyboard & Mouse –Logitech Media Combo MK200 (Rs. 760)
Both keyboard and mouse in this combo is supporting USB. Keyboard has a nice layout and a bunch of dedicated keys for media playback, volume control, email client and impressively a browser. Mouse is a three button with smooth scroll wheel.
Speakers – F&D A510, 2.1 Stereo (Rs. 2050)
Audio input is also needed in a PC because the music can make your works enjoyable. So buying this is much effective. F&D A510 has a power output of 52 watts. The higher sound quality is making the device much worthiest.
PC Case – Circle Lush (Rs. 2,300)
PC Case is also known as PC cabinet. Circle Lush is capable to accommodate a full ATX motherboard and features two exposed 5.25 inch bays, six external 3.5 inch bays, two 80 mm fans and a power supply unit with it. This case is available in Dark Blue and Red colors. Bundled power supply of 250 watts is also coming with this PC Case.
OS – Windows 7 Home Basic (Rs. 4,300)
No description needed: D. you can include or exclude this because the choice is yours. You may install Windows 7, XP, or Windows 8 too. So you can save this Rs. 4300 or not.
Conclusion: It’s finished. We have included details about essential factors that have to be included in a Ivy Bridge powered PC. Excluding the Operating System, cost of your Ivy Power can be Rs. 35,600. You can help us and others by giving us suggestions. For example, if you are using another component with more performance and same costs, you can add them into the comment box.