Buying a computer…

Yesterday went to Ritchie street to buy a computer for Mani. He had printouts of the list of things(with the specification) he wanted buy. I thought that was a good idea as it would save time. We gave it in the shops and got the price filled in. After visiting some 8 shops we got tired( the place was too crowded as it was Saturday) and decided to choose one from them. He took the price lists and then asked me, ” How to identify the shop name from it?” We forgot to note down the shop names in it. The only clue was the handwriting :))

It was not an issue, as the price was almost same in all the shops. We bought the computer from Supreme Electronics. Here is the price(Just wanted to note down the current price for future reference. I’ll update teh full details when after get the receipts from him )

1) P4 3.4 GHz HT – Rs8700
2) Asus Mother board
4) PCI Express 128-256 Graphics card
6) 80GB Hard disk
7) Floppy drive
8) Multimedia key board and optical mouse
9) Cabinet – 1050
10) Sony DVD Writer – Rs3500/-
11) Samsung 17″ monitor – Rs5250/-
12) 800kVA UPS

Total – Rs34700/-

After seeing the wireless mouse and keyboard, he wanted to buy it. I told him that needs batteries to operate. He asked me if it can be connected to DC adapter as he was not ready for buying standard/rechargeable batteries :))
Finally the idea was dropped as connecting the *wireless* mouse and keyboard to external power supply didn’t please him!!!


We got a pack of 5 DVDs ( from Samsung) as ompliment. One of them was movie “Million Dollar Baby”. Watched that movie today( with subtitles on) . It’s very touching movie. Good one.

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  • Marutham

    >Ella detailum kuduthuteenga krish…Oney onnu dhaan missing!! DATA SHEET matum kuduthuteengana…………. 😛

  • Me

    >floppy drive?

  • unknown

    >do u assembled by urself after buying all the parts?
    what abt softwares?

  • unknown

    >thanks for ur response…will surely bug u..u have to brook my silly quesions too:-)

  • :: The Protector ::

    >Y did you go for ASUS…Intel 865 Gv HT Motherboard itself costs arround 3200 only…

    Supreme electronics is not a bad choice we used to buy there and the other one is Challenger, if we bargain we get good price…try next time…

    P4 2.4GHZ,533,1MB….32Months warranty. 5600
    865 Gv Intel HT 3200
    80 GB 7200 rpm Samsung 2450
    ATX cabinet P4 charm/black jil 1506 Frontech 1350
    17″ Flat Black body Samsung 6750
    1.44 FDD Samsung 290
    Cordless Keyboard + Mouse Logitech 2600
    56k External Modem Dlink D-Link 1699
    USB to InfraRed (IrDA) wi 279
    512MB DDR PC2100 (266 MHz) 2100
    .5 KVA UPS 1900
    Creative Speaker 475

    Check the above price with yours….


  • Vijay

    >Following your blog Krish..Just not updating mine. 🙂

  • NaiKutti

    >ritchie street is a place that can change ur mind instantly when it comes to buying stuff :-)… too many items, too many shops, similar prices 🙂

  • ~*. D E E P A .* ~


    got a AMD 64 for my sis … shez complining of it being too slow ! 🙁

    i prefer AMD to Pentium any day 🙂

  • S.K

    >You can try Devraj Computers too, who are very competetive. It is off Mount Road, near Anna Theater.

    And, software like OS? 😉

    May be you are an open source & FSF aficianado!

    I have tried Ubuntu. It is cool!



  • Manikandan

    >hi all.,.

    it is not just a pc like others think…பார்த்து பர்த்து செதுக்கி செய்தது….anways krish missed some of the data…i have choosed asus since it gives me PCI-E slot for my graphics card… and it supports upto 2gb of ram (ரொம்பதான் ஆசை)and then the ram speed(does anyone know ram has also got speed said by vishnu in mhz.. mine is 1 gb single card and 400 mhz speed)இப்படி நிறைய சொல்லலாம்..

  • Kars !

    >PCI-express is just over rated man. Ya ya agreed its faster than AGP and the latest video-cards come on PCI-E first and then probably on AGP etc. But there isnt any app that really uses the speeds provided by AGP, why do you need PCI-E? unless you are planning to run simulation softwares (which btw, mostly defense etc use) which is a resource hog, you dont really need a motherboard with pci-e. the current gen games are still doing a catch up, none of the current games fully utilize all the latest bells n whistles that the hardware vendors show off. its all a marketing gimick if you ask me so you can keep upgrading.

    and ya like someone said, AMD rocks anyday compared to intel!

  • Krish

    DATA SHEET koduthaaa ? 🙂

    still many comp. India does not have USB ports 🙂

    yes..ammu u can ask me 🙂

    Ours is high end config. than urs 🙂 Mani’ll be happy now…

    Thanks boss…. hope u r enjoying life 🙂

    yeah…i love that place !

    I asked him to go for AMD64… he dropped it as it doesn’t have resale value :))
    btw, his old computer had AMD processor…

    He has his softwares bought earlier …

    Ubuntu is nice… I use it in my computer…


    //its all a marketing gimick if you ask me so you can keep upgrading.//
    That’s life…

  • chaitanya

    >what are you in seasrch of 🙂

  • Krish

    //what are you in seasrch of :)//
    Life is a search….
    my google search history says , I make anavg 50 serached per day…
    apart from this i searched for my Renolds pen today…
    yesterday i serrched for my LICk premium recipts to submit for IT declaration….

    We serch our tickets..ID cards…so many things….

    I cant put down everything there in the title “In search of”… hence the title….

    u got it ??

  • Me

    >really….i never knew that…mmm…

  • Hiren

    >I presume that it is a laptop. Otherwise you paid too much for it.

  • Krish


    //I presume that it is a laptop. Otherwise you paid too much for it.//
    i know there are computers for 10k as well 🙂

    This one is not a laptop… and with the the confuguration it won’t get cheaper than this ( may be a lil )

  • ~*. D E E P A .* ~

    >Hi ….

    oh okie … am yet to see the link u sent me … thanx for that 🙂

  • ~*. D E E P A .* ~

    >i am unable to post comments on ur page at home : IE gives me a error 403

    WHY ?????

  • Krish

    //IE gives me a error 403 //
    Theriyalaye…. Try using Firefox
    I can’t think of any reason 🙂

  • :: The Protector ::

    >Hi Kicha,

    it seems the problem with Blogger…

    have a great day…


  • Marutham

    >Chumma paapen..Avlodhaan 😛

  • ~*. D E E P A .* ~

    >really ? a prob w/ blogger … is it ?

  • Krish

    may be !
    Thanks 🙂

    okok .Thanks for visiting 🙂

    //really ? a prob w/ blogger … is it ?//
    Probably..I guess…

  • Sudhir Parasuram (Lakkaraju)

    >Happy B’day. May this day and all those coming henceforth be the happiest that you can get.


  • Anbu

    >So, Was yesterday ur b’day?? Anyway, belated wishes. So how was the day???

    Pretty good cofig man. Where are all important speakers and UPS?? No modem??

    Million Dollar Baby is good. Very touching!!! What were the other DVDs you got??

  • chaitanya

    >Belated Birthday Wishes Krishna 🙂
    Sorry I couldn’t wish you on that day

  • Krish

    Thanks for the wishes…

    Thanks dude…

    UPS is there…
    //modem// guess u r talking abt dialup modems… we use Broadband 🙂

    belated b’day wishes to u as well Anbu…

    Thanks for your wishes…
    belated, b’day wishes to you as well…

  • Twin-Gemini

    >I use my wireless mouse and keyboard as a showpiece in my hall, which gets a lot of attention. But I get to use it for watching movies on my TV (after I connect my laptop to it).