Market Watch: PC Hardware

Prices for PC components are never steady. Like a roller coaster they dip and rise with many of us oblivious to the changes. The fluctuations in prices can be due to a number of reasons such as stock shortage or products with EOL (end of life) dates.

In order to keep you updated with the latest and cheapest prices of popular hardware, we went price hunting and managed to get your some killer deals. Keep in mind that prices may vary from place to place, reducing or increasing in the weeks to come.

The price list is divided into different categories such as Motherboards, Graphic Cards, and Hard Drives along with the best prices given to us by the sellers.

The Power within..

The heart of your computer and one that requires some thought before you go ahead and purchase it. The ones given below are quite popular in the market due to their performance and Value for Money.


Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Rs. 15,000
Phenom 555BE - Rs. 5,250
Athlon II X4 630 - Rs. 5,200
X2 250 - Rs. 2,800


i5-760 - Rs. 10,000
Pentium Dual Core E5500 - Rs. 3,400
Core 2 Duo E7500 - Rs. 5,300
E5300 - Rs. 2,850
i3-530 - Rs. 6,000

Which one do i choose?

There are over a gazillion different models of Motherboards, each different by only a few features while others have very confusing model numbers. The boards mentioned below are segregated according to the CPUs they support across various price points.


Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 - Rs. 11,400
Gigabyte 785GMT USB3 (USB 3.0) Rs. 5,450
Gigabyte 78GM US2H - Rs. 4,100
MSI GF615M-P33 - Rs. 2,500
Gigabyte MA74GMT - Rs. 2,400


Gigabyte X58A UD3R - Rs. 13,400
MSI X58 PRO-E - Rs. 10,350
Gigabyte G41M - Rs. 2,400
ASUS P5QPL AM - Rs. 2,275

Score a killer deal by buying a combo

Another good way of saving money is by going in for a CPU and Motherboard combo. Many hardware dealers were forthcoming with the discounts when asked about a particular set of components. Below are ones which we thought give you great performance while saving your hard earned money.


Athlon X2 250 + Gigabyte MA74GMT S2L - Rs. 5,000

Athlon II X4 630 + Gigabyte 785GMT US2H - Rs. 9,000 to 10,400*

Phenom II X4 945 + Gigabyte 785GMT USB3 - Rs. 12,800

*Depending on the model of the motherboard

Core i3 530 +Intel DH5TC - Rs. 9,250
Core i3 Core 530 + Gigabyte S2H - Rs. 10,000

Gonna need 5 of them soon.

Published Date: Dec 03, 2010 04:28 pm | Updated Date: Dec 03, 2010 04:28 pm