Building a 50k ($600 to $700) exceptional performance Gaming RIG in 2016 is the objective we have set for the article.
Building a gaming PC for the first time can be a very challenging task and to choose between the processors – whether to Buy an AMD or Intel has been a debate which has existed for decades. Same applies to the graphics cards Nvidia Vs AMD which will give the best value for money.
- Secondly should I buy a Nvidia GTX 760 or a GTX 960, will GTX 950 enough to fulfill the need for gaming with high resolution and decent FPS in all gaming titles.
- How much more do I need to spend if I go ahead with a 960 build? All these questions can be very daunting and make the task even more difficult.
- Now the 3rd biggest problem is the reviews we find on all the tech sites like tech power up, Toms hardware or from Linus tech tips have one issue in common they consider the US pricing and hence decide whether you should buy a 270X or a GTX 760 based on performance per dollar. Now this can be really inaccurate as pricing in India for Hardware is very different than in US or UK or elsewhere. We need to understand, track Indian pricing of hardware then draw a performance comparison and then recommend the best components which offer Best value for Indian Rupee.
Another big point is to look at the service/distribution network of the component you are buying. Why is this important because if something goes wrong 6 month after purchase you would not be carrying your graphics card 500 km to get it replaced? Also, they will not do it instantaneously.
PC Configuration Basics for beginners –There are many combinations which you can buy when it comes to PC components. But the best configuration is that which optimizes a PC performance as a whole and give the best possible experience.
For eg. I would not suggest someone to buy a GTX 980 Ti with a core i -3 processor or 4 GB ram with a core i-7 processor since if we do that we will have a bottleneck component, which will reduce the performance of entire Rig.
So it is essential to have all components maximize performance in relation to each other. So we club a core i7 with a GTX 980 Ti and R9 – 270x with a core i3 for best results and best utilization of our budget.
All the PC gaming Build in the article or on Candytech are based on two principles:
- Best Value for Money.
- Performance of Gaming PC as whole for multiple tasks.
General Note: PC Gaming is Graphically much more advanced compared to Consoles.
Starting with the 1st Best Gaming PC configuration from the 3 best gaming PC configuration under Rs 50000 India.
Gaming PC Configuration:
1). Cabinet – Cooler Master Force 500
Expected Price – Rs. 3500
Spacious Supports 6 fans can easily house graphics cards up to 12.6 inch, 2 front USB 2 ports and 1 USB 3 port. Good design and stylish.
2). Monitor – Dell E2015HHV
Price – Rs. 6499 Details – Dell E2014HV 19.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor Good Monitor offer up to 1600*900 resolution which is great for this PC configuration. With 1080p PC may find it difficult to max out some titles but with 1600*900 resolution the experience will be smooth.
Why I am not suggesting a 1080P monitor is for the simple fact, that higher resolution monitor will need more powerful GPU and CPU to render graphics, and with this build I would strongly recommend this monitor as you will be able to play all current games like Assassin’s Creed Rogue, GTA 5, CS:GO, Fifa 15 , Battlefield 4, Far Cry 4 and even the dreaded Assassin’s Creed Unity at good frame rates.
The monitor comes with the Dell display manager, which offers great customization in terms of setting, brightness, contrast, sharpness and other display options for watching movies, playing games and reading. You can set it up the way you want to reduce strain on eyes.
Memory – 8 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Ram
Expected Price Rs. 6050 – Would recommend a 8 GB RAM(buy 2 sticks 2*4GB for dual channel) you could also buy a 4gb stick which will cost you 4k and later upgrade as required. Preferably go with Corsair 8GB one of the best build quality components.
3).Hard Disk – Seagate Barracuda SV-35 1 TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive
Price Rs. 3800
1 Tb hard disk is the minimum you should be buying along with this rig and Seagate is good compared to other manufacturers for replacement and warranty fulfillment. The Seagate barracuda has a spindle speed of 7200 RPM which is better than most 5400 RPM drives, it offers Cache Memory of 64 MB and high-speed data transfer SATA up to 6GB/S. I have been using it for last two years and there have been no issues.
4).Power Supply Corsair VS650 650 Watt PSU
Price Rs. 4000
To run a 270X which is recommended for this Rig you will need a 600 watt PSU minimum so go ahead with a Corsair 650 so you have no trouble running it, don’t buy a low-quality PSU which will not let your card and processor run on full load and may damage the components also. PSU minimum of 600 Watt is considered good. Also, if you have any distinct plans of running a crossfire on these AMD R9 – 270x you may have to buy a PSU which is 700 watt or more this motherboard though does not support Nvidia Sli. The cost will go up by 4k. For now let’s assume we will be running only 1 card which is sufficient for the current setup.
Corsair 650 watts is a decent power supply for the price, would recommend it with this build, if you wish to spend more and get a better PSU.
You can look for :
- Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 Power Supply
- Cooler Master Thunder 600W SMPS
5). Processor -Intel 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 i3 4150 4th Generation Processor
Expected Price Rs. 7500 – 7800 – I am not an Intel fan or anything but as per all benchmarks and personal use intel runs on low TDP and power consumption and generates less heat along with excellent performance. For this range, you can purchase the core i3 or AMD 6300 or any other AMD architecture based processor for Gaming. You will not have much performance difference between the two, however, would recommend the Intel processor. You can also upgrade the Intel Haswell processor to a core i5 using the same motherboard we have chosen without incurring any extra expense.
The Intel Processor is clocked at 3.5 Ghz with 3MB Cache, it is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured with 22 NM manufacturing process. The processor has support for Intel hyper-threading technology.
Intel Skylake Core I3-6100 6th Gen Processor LGA 1151
The Intel Skylake Core i3 processor was launched in November 2015. The Intel Skylake Core i3 6100 is the 6th generation of Intel processor and will need you to use an LGA 1151 motherboard essentially. The Intel Skylake processor is based on the much advanced 14 nm manufacturing process which is much more energy efficient and powerful compared to the Core i3 4th Gen or the AMD FX 6300.
The Intel Skylake processor comes with 3.7 GHz of Core clock and 51 Watts TDP. The processor supports up to 64 GB of Dual Channel DDR4 memory, you can use the DDR3 ram as well depending on the motherboard you are buying.
The Processor has 2 Cores and 4 threads, comes with PCI E 3.0 support for connecting your graphics card. It comes with Intel HD 530 Graphics with 4K Monitor/ Video support.
It is the best processor you can buy for Rs. 10,000 currently. However, the cost for overall Rig will increase as you will also need to spend a little more on the Motherboard and DDR4 Ram.