Rig of the Month by ulrikov
Contrary to what some entrepreneurs would say,.the internet cafe business is still a good way to garner money and earn some good profit. More than 10 years has passed, and the first internet cafe I've ever played on still exists commanding over a decent amount of computers.
For this month, we're going to look at a computer designed to be for internet cafe use. Most owners of these respective establishments would usually look at our PVP Principle to earn formidable sales to keep the business running. Here's what we've come up so far.
March 2011 Rig of the Month
Processor: Intel i3-2100 (3.1Ghz ) - Php 5,195 (GI)*
Motherboard: Emaxx IH61-ICafe - Php 2,750 (PCQB)
Memory: Elixir 4GB 1333 ddr3 - Php 1,580 (PCX)
Hard Disk Drive: SATA2 500Gig Hitachi 7200rpm - Php 1,795 (GI)*
Video Card: PC HD5670 1gb ddr3 128bit - Php 3,350 (PCX)
Power Supply: FSP Supersonic 500w - Php 1,800 (PCX)
Casing: Fastwin Casing - Php 690 (Fastwin)
Optical Drive: None
Monitor: 18.5" Acer G195HQL bd (LED) - Php 4,495 (GI)
Keyboard: Genius KB-110 P/S2 Black Spill - Php 225 (GI)
Mouse: A4tech OP-720D - Php 180 (PCX)
Headset: Dolby Goodness GS130 - Php 195 (PCX)
AVR: Metal Case 4 socket w/ 110v - Php 285 (PCX)
Total: Php 22,540 + ~174.75 = 22,714.75
*Components with +2.5% Cebu Gaisano Interpace
**Prices as of June 28, 2011; May change without further notice.
**Based on Pricelists, call local store for availability
(Emaxxtech Website has not yet updated, so we linked it to another)
PURPOSE - Internet Cafe PC
With everything almost going down, including the prices of most computer components, one must be wise in picking the most efficient components that money can buy. With that in mind, power consumption and efficiency is of utmost importance but performance must not suffer for this instance. So for the processor, we picked the 2nd generation core i3 series processors. Even if it is still dual-core, the i3 processor excels with most games and applications currently used. And the good part, it's very efficient in handling energy for its tasks.
The next thing you're going to need is something that runs good graphics. Most of the recent games demand an amazing video card to truly enjoy excellent frame rates. Now with budget and power saving in mind, the best choice would be the Powercolor HD5670 - it costs only Php 3,350 and its great in power consumption ratio. Another thing we're going to need for a long span of operation is a good motherboard. Now, I know there are lots of models to choose from in the market but most of them exceed the 3k barrier. We decided that the best motherboard that serves this specific function would be the Emaxx Icafe series board (IH61-Icafe). This was designed for long hours of operation (with solid caps) and is basically what we need to keep it running, with minimal costs.
For the PSU, we're going to need the standard 80 plus certified power supply that we have recommended for quite some time now - the FSP Supersonic 550. Yes, this power supply would be the perfect juice we're going to need for stability in long hours of operation. The features of the Supersonic 550 is quite amazing (Active PFC, Overvoltage, Undervoltage protection, etc) and it comes with a affordable price tag. So overall, what we have is a system unit that is energy efficient, affordable in terms of cost, excellent performance and designed for longer lifespan.
CERTIFIED : PVP (Performance, Value and Practicability)