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Build your own PC – Killer rigs for any budget | May 2017 | India

by on May 10, 2017
 

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Ahan! So are you in the market for a killer gaming PC or are you looking for an HTPC to take care of your multimedia needs or maybe you are looking for a basic setup for your loved ones? Well! Look no further. This post will take care of your requirements for any given budget. Before we dive in and get our hands dirty, let’s validate your purchase first $$

Why build a RIG yourself?

Because you can that’s why. In my last 15 years of exposure to computers, I have never bought an OEM (pre-assembled) PC. Although things are changing with new AIO (all-in-one) PCs but still one can not beat the sheer pleasure and bang of the buck you get by assembling your own PC. It gives you a sense of better ownership as you get to know each component individually working with others to give you the optimum experience as a whole. Also, it is easy to troubleshoot issues if any ever come up in your own built machine.

But consoles are better…

Build your own KILLER PC RIG for any budget | May 2016

Nailed it.

Ha! I won’t even disgrace this post by answering to that. The day you get the following, we may talk: Best graphics, sound, upgradeability, choice of control inputs, cheaper games, the ability to use the hardware to double as a productivity tool, 60+ FPS!, stereoscopic displays, massive resolutions, choice of aesthetics….

Yay! Let’s build one; What are the options?

Endless. Still, I managed to research the use-cases by discussing with my peers about the classification of the PC rigs they would like to see. After a lot of internet surfing. pondering over past experiences and stuff. We are going to build 6 types, take your pick:

  1. Basic Rig
  2. HTPC
  3. Entry-level Gaming
  4. Mid-range Gaming
  5. High-end Gaming
  6. Ultra-high-end Gaming
  7. Wayne Machine 😎

Note: I will assume you have a licensed Windows os or will be using *NIX for the rig, so only hardware cost will be accounted for below.


#1. Basic Rig

Component Model Price (₹)
Total  ₹32,048.00
Processor Intel Core i3-7100 9,010.00
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Motherboard 7,455.00
RAM HyperX FURY Black 4GB 2133MHz DDR4 2,500.00
HDD Toshiba 1TB Internal 3.5 Hard Drive SATA (DT01ACA100)
3,150.00
Graphics Card Intel Integrated HD Graphics 630 -
PSU Corsair VS Series VS450 2,599.00
Speakers Creative SBS A120 1,645.00
Optical Drive - -
Keyboard Logitech MK200 (Bundle) 790.00
Mouse Logitech MK200 (Bundle) -
Sound Card - -
Monitor Micromax Monitor Mm156HUN1 15.6 Inch 3,899.00
Cabinet Any OEM Cabinet 1,000.00

Suitable for:

  • Bare-bone needs like Internet browsing, e-mail, Document processing, Multimedia consumption, Programming etc.
  • Great configuration for entry-level Windows 10 PC.
  • Ideal machine if you want you or your parents or child to start learning operating computers.
  • Don’t expect hardcore gaming out of it, but it will easily handle casual gaming in browser.

#2. HTPC – Home theatre PC

Removed this one as even a Raspberry Pi + External HDD can do that. Check here how?!

Suitable for:

  • Entertainment buffs for watching live TV, recording live TV, playing DVD/Blu-ray movies etc.
  • Play nearly any web content. Some are restricted to PCs, or just not available on set-top devices.
  • Limitless content and codec support, you can run videos from 144p to 4k resolution.
  • Storing all your offline media right there for immediate access. (3TB will take care of that).
  • With an HTPC you can emulate every gaming console of past. Double it up as a retro console.
  • Use it as a NAS (Network attached storage), access your content from any device over WiFi.
  • Bonus: Play retro games with RetroPie!

#3. Entry-Level Gaming Rig

Component Model Price (₹)
Total ₹52,242.00
Processor Intel Core i3-7100 9,010.00
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Motherboard 7,455.00
RAM HyperX FURY Black 4GB 2133MHz DDR4 2,500.00
HDD Seagate New BarraCuda ST1000DM010 1TB 3,450.00
Graphics Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini 9,250.00
PSU Corsair CX 430 V2 3,031.00
Speakers Philips MMS-4040F/94 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System 2,749.00
Optical Drive LG GH24NSD1 Internal SATA DVD Writer 969.00
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Keyboard and Mouse Combo 949.00
Mouse Logitech MK120 Wired Keyboard and Mouse Combo -
Sound Card - -
Monitor BenQ GW2470H (24 inch) 9,699.00
Cabinet Corsair CC-9011050-WW Carbide Series SPEC-01 3,180.00

Suitable for:

  • As the name says, this rig is suitable for entry level gaming.
  • It will play almost all the games ~Medium quality on 1080p.
  • It will take care of all your multimedia woes with basic encoding and stuff.
  • A good upgrade path for future, if you wish to transition into hardcore gaming.

#4. Mid-Range Gaming Rig

Component Model Price (₹)
Total ₹79,466.00
Processor Intel Core i5 7400r 13,950.00
Motherboard ASRock B250M Pro4 9,500.00
RAM Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB 2x4GB DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz 5,100.00
HDD Seagate New BarraCuda ST1000DM010 1TB 3,450.00
SSD Kingston SSD UV400 120GB 3,740.00
Graphics Card MSI RX 480 ARMOR 4G OC 19,500.00
PSU Antec VP650P 4,900.00
Speakers F&D F550X 2.1 3,979.00
Optical Drive LG GH24NSD1 Internal SATA DVD Writer 969.00
Keyboard Logitech G100s Wired Gaming Combo 1,499.00
Mouse Logitech G100s Wired Gaming Combo -
Sound Card - -
Monitor BenQ GW2470H (24 inch) 9,699.00
Cabinet Corsair CC-9011050-WW Carbide Series SPEC-01 3,180.00

Suitable for:

  • This rig should play all the current genre of games High to Ultra-High quality on 1080p.
  • Cooler Master Devastator bundle will make sure you have control over high precision controls while slaying those orcs in Shadows of Mordor.
  • Will be quick to render 3D data on the best in class Skylake based Quad core i5.

#5. High-End Gaming Rig

Component Model Price (₹)
Total ₹1,33,794.00
Processor Intel Core i5 7500 16,690.00
CPU Cooler Corsair Hydro SeriesTM H45 High Performance 120MM Liquid CPU Cooler 4,200.00
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC Mate 12,250.00
RAM HyperX FURY Black 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 9,200.00
HDD Western Digital Blue WD20EZRZ 2TB 5,375.00
SSD Kingston SSD SUV400S37 240GB 5,950.00
Graphics Card ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini 8GB GDDR5 VR Ready 28,745.00
PSU Seasonic M12II-750 EVO M12II Series 750W 9,175.00
Speakers Sony SRS-D9 2.1 5,350.00
Optical Drive LG GH24NSD1 Internal SATA DVD Writer 969.00
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Bundle 3,890.00
Mouse Cooler Master Devastator II Bundle -
Sound Card - -
Monitor LG 24UD58 4K IPS Ultra High Resolution Gaming Monitor 25,550.00
Cabinet Cooler Master MasterBox 5 6,450.00

Suitable for:

  • A new rig for those looking to splurge some moolah to get the top-end configuration for 1080P.
  • This rig should stay relevant for the next few years and will play all of them gfx-intensive AAA titles.
  • Best in class mouse and keyboard for enhanced FPS gaming.
  • Ideal for a smart gamer who wants a well-balanced rig without going overboard.

#6. Ultra-High-End Gaming Rig

Component Model Price (₹)
Total ₹3,52,788.00
Processor Intel Core i7 7700K 29,100.00
CPU Cooler Antec Kuhler H2O H600PRO Liquid Cooler 4,600.00
Motherboard ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex 27,850.00
RAM 2 x Corsair 8GB DDR4 Vengeance LPX 2400Mhz 9,300.00
HDD WD Blue 3TB Internal Hard Drive (WD30EZRZ) 9,400.00
SSD Samsung 960 Pro 512GB Internal PCIe SSD (MZ-V6P512BW) 29,999.00
Graphics Card ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080Ti AMP! Edition 69,400.00
PSU Corsair RM1000i 1000 Watt 19,900.00
Speakers Logitech Z906 5.1 18,950.00
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Internal Blu-ray Writer 6,000.00
Keyboard HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 8,999.00
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse 5,390.00
Sound Card ASUS Sound Card Xonar Essence STX II 35,610.00
Monitor Acer XB270HU 27 inch 144Hz 4k G-Sync 61,300.00
Cabinet Corsair Crystal Series 570X 16,990.00

Suitable for:

  • Hardcore gamers with deep pockets.
  • You will step into the realm of Ultra Hi-def 4K resolution gaming with jaw-dropping frame rates.
  • Best in class mouse and keyboard for enhanced gaming sessions.
  • Ideal for heavy graphic processing and video rendering, a gem for multimedia meddlers.

#7. Wayne Machine 

Component Model Price (₹)
Total ₹8,67,714.00
Processor Intel Extreme Edition Core i7 6950X + Noctua NH-D15 Cooler 1,61,288.00
Motherboard Gigabyte LGA2011-3 Intel X99 SLI 43,703.00
RAM Corsair CMD32GX4M4A2666C16 Dominator Platinum Series 32GB 32,399.00
HDD Western Digital WD40EFRX 4TB 11,450.00
SSD Corsair Neutron XT Series SATA 3 SSD, 960GB 50,990.00
PCIe SSD Intel 750 Series NVMe 800GB SSDPE2MW800G4X1 + Kingston Digital HyperX Predator 480 GB PCIe SHPM2280P2H/480G 1,18,998.00
Graphics Card ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080Ti AMP! Edition 69,400.00
PSU Corsair RM1000i 1000 Watt 19,900.00
Speakers Logitech Z906 5.1 18,950.00
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Internal Blu-ray Writer 6,000.00
Keyboard Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 49,925.00
Mouse Logitech 910-000093 Gaming Mouse 61,552.00
Sound Card ASUS Sound Card Xonar Essence STX II 35,610.00
Monitor 2 x Acer XB270HU 27 inch 144Hz 4k G-Sync 1,22,600.00
Cabinet NZXT PHANTOM 630 Windowed Edition Full Tower Case CA-P630W-M1 (Matte Black) 64,949.00

Suitable for:


Go ahead, build a PC, make us proud.

Let us know what do you think of this post and if you get inspired to build any rig (especially the Wayne one)! Also, we would love to know if you have any replacement suggestion in the configuration above which you think might be better.  😀

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  • Rony Samuel
    May 17, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    In the High End Rig
    You GPU is being bottlenecked by the monitor. The build right above has the same monitor and now with all the things upgraded you are still keeping the same monitor. GTX 1070 can easily output Ultra at 100fps in QHD in AAA games. In the current case the monitor is able to output only 1080p and at 60fps.

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    • May 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm

      Good eye Rony! It’s a mistake. It slipped through from mid-range rig. Blame the excel. 😀

      I added a 4K monitor but with a 60Hz refresh rate, as IMHO it would be more VFM and future proof as 60fps on V-Sync is really amazing and quite a few games can make a difference in gamer’s performance over that framerate.

      What do you think? Adding a ROG 1440P 144Hz monitor will blow up the cost of the rig. No?

      Reply

  • PrinceK
    May 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Hey Jatin! I want a Wayne Machine could you please build one for me?

    Reply

  • mayoukhdutta
    May 15, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Sorry for late replies! Yes, the TV’s 1080p. As for the response time, I googled and could not find it out. It’s refresh rate is 60Hz. I played some games on Ultra preset like GTA V but still noticed no lag, stutter or tearing so the response time must be pretty fast.

    Reply

  • VideoPortal
    March 24, 2017 at 8:18 am

    To install the optical drive, you’ll need to remove the entire front of the case for a moment, pop out the 5.25-inch faceplate, and then put the case’s front back on again. Then, simply slide in your optical drive and screw it into holes on either side of the drive cage.

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  • mayoukhdutta
    March 21, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Hey Admin!
    I am building a PC under Rs.50K and these are the specs that I have decided :
    CPU : AMD FX-8350 With Wraith Cooler
    PSU : Corsair VS450
    Graphics Card : MSI Raedon RX470 4GB GDDR5
    Keyboard and Mouse : Cooler Master Devastator II
    Cabinet : Cooler Master Elite 311
    Motherboard : MSI Extreme Gaming AMD 970 (970A Gaming Pro Carbon)
    RAM : HyperX FURY Memory – 8GB Module – DDR3 1866MHz CL10 DIMM
    Monitor : HP 21KD 20.7 Inch Monitor
    Could you please personally tell how good this build is? Any edits are largely appreciated…(Plz don’t say i3 6100)

    Reply

    • May 14, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Looks good to me. Did you get it?

      Reply

      • mayoukhdutta
        May 14, 2017 at 10:58 pm

        Nope. I didn’t get that build. Instead I went for a Ryzen build (had notched up my budget to Rs.60,000). I skipped on the monitor and speaker as I had a 24 inch LED TV lying around (Sony KLV-24P41D).
        Processor : AMD Ryzen 1500x Quad-core Processor (4C/8T)
        Motherboard : ASUS B350 Prime AM4 Motherboard
        Graphics Card : Sapphire Pulse AMD Raedon RX 570 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
        RAM : G.Skill Aegis 4GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM × 2
        Cabinet : Corsair SPEC-01 Cabinet
        Hard Disk : WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM Hard Disk
        Power Supply : Corsair CX500 500w PSU
        Keyboard : ASUS Cerberus USB Keyboard (Mechanical)
        Mouse : ASUS Cerberus USB Mouse

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        • May 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm

          Hi Mayoukh,

          This looks cool, but is the TV 1080P? Also, does it have a good response time?

          IMHO TVs are usually not suited for heavy gaming and maybe you should look forward to getting a decent gaming monitor for that rig.

          +1 for Corsair SPEC-01 cabinet. It looks really alienated!

          Reply

  • February 23, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I need your help please suggest me parts for upgrading to a mid gaming PC … High speed for faster video editing ..
    Budget about 5K RS. INR
    Motherboard I have – Asus M5A78L-Mlx V2 directX 10 support
    Am3+ CPU support
    Windows 7 ready
    AMD processor inbuilt graphics card about 900mb ..
    Should I add graphics cards…Plz tell this
    2GB DDR3 RAM
    CABINET I HAVE…I JUST WANT TO UPGRADE NOT BUYING EVERYTHING.. LIKE CABINET SOUND CARDS ETC..
    Samsung 500GB HDD
    … PLS ANSWER FAST…
    BUDGET PLZ TAKE NOTICE….
    N ALSO TELL ME BRANDS … THINKING TO PUT 8GB DDR3 RAM

    Reply

  • Mukund Dubey
    February 14, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Bro can you please help me reduce the price of these items and please make sure that the performance is not dropped drastically… Because I need a future proof gaming PC
    Processor: i5 6600
    Ram : 8 GB DDR4
    PSU : 600 watts artis
    GPU : AMD Rx 480 4GB
    Motherboard: MSI h110m pro VH plus
    HDD : 1TB WD elements……..
    Cabinet : arctech falcon
    Ups : 1000va Intex ———
    🙁
    I’m not rich so please can you help me reduce the price without affecting much of the performance….. 🙂

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    • Prasoon
      February 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      First thing first. there is no pc build that can be future proof.
      sure you can plan for little bit expansions .. average life of any build can be around 5 years. can be stretched to another 2 years if pre planned. but no matter what you have to upgrade to a new rig.

      That being said. right off the bat few things i noticed which are not a good combination.

      1 ) your PSU is 600 W, but your UPS is 1000 Va i.e. 500 W. which is 100 Watts short of entire PSU capacity.
      2) your motherboard is not at all expandable. you should switch your motherboard with more PCI, memory slots. plus you dont need 4K support in your motherboard.
      Now as for your question to reduce cost. you can switch your CPU to i3 or amd. for around 8K
      can switch to AS rock motherboard for around 6K-7K
      and why the hell you need Rx 480 which is top end Raedon. If you insist on youing this GPU then you better upgrade your memory to atleast 16GB and change motherboard accordingly to take full use of this GPU, followed by your PSU should be upped to at least 700W and a UPS to match.

      Reply

  • Prasoon
    February 13, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Here is my rig details.

    PSU: Zebronics 700 W
    HDD: WD 80GB, Samsung 2 TB, Seagate 1 TB, (all 7200 rpm)
    Processor: Core i7-860 quadcore LGA1156, 2.8 GHz
    Mobo: ASRock P-55 Extreme
    RAM: Kigston DDR3 1600 Mhz 4GBx4
    GPU: Palit nVidia GTX-650Ti(1GB, GDDR5)
    Cabinate: Neptune cabinate forgot the model
    Mouse: Logitech G300s
    Keyboard: Logitech G-15
    Monitor: Was using Acer GD245HQ for past 5-6 Years now switched to Sharp 39″ HDTV
    nVidia 3dVision setup previosly used with Acer.

    I am a pc enthusiast and making my own rigs since 2007.

    Reply

  • Ankit
    February 10, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Hi,
    This is what I am planning for in around 50K. What do you say ??

    PSU – Corsair VS450
    HDD – WD blue 1TB 7200 RPM
    Processor – intel i3 6100
    Motherboard – MSI H110 motherboard pro VH
    RAM – DDR4 corsair vengeance/Kingston HyperX Fury Black Series 8GB
    Graphics card – Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
    Cabinet – White Circle epic gaming cabinet
    LG SATA DVD Writer
    Keyboard Mouse – Logitech Mk345 combo

    Reply

  • Dinesh
    February 4, 2017 at 12:23 am

    I just built my PC and the price are no where near your specifications..
    May be you got prices just from online stores?

    My specs
    CPU : i7 6700k ~Rs.25500
    CPU fan: Cooler master 212x ~Rs.2600
    MOBO: Asus z170 pro gaming ~Rs.13600
    RAM: 2×8 gb Corsair 2400mhz ~Rs.8000
    HDD: 1 TB seagate 7200 rpm ~Rs.3500
    GPU: MSI gtx 1070 8gb ~ Rs. 33500
    PSU: Corsair 600w gold ~ Rs.4400
    KEYBOARD: Dell membrance ~Rs.400
    MOUSE: got one
    MONITOR: ViewSonic 22inch IPS with 2ms responce ~ Rs.9200
    CABINET: Cooler master ~Rs.2500

    TOTAL : Rs.103200

    Reply

  • Starlord
    January 31, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Want to tell about #5- the gtx 1070 supports 4k and you have recommended a 1080p monitor…either choose a 4k monitor but it will cost a more…so instead of gtx 1070…go for gtx 1060, its good for 1080p and the monitor given in the spec.But 1070 is future proof

    Reply

  • Sdmv
    January 24, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Please update those prices. Everything you mentioned is over priced. I think u took the prices from online sites. I could a high end pc under 1 lakh

    Reply

  • sumit Bagde
    January 24, 2017 at 1:30 am

    hey,could you help me to built a gaming PC around 50k according to 2017 latest pricing & specs. only CPU part.excluding monitor ,keyboard,etc

    Reply

  • balaji
    January 17, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Sorry bro I’ve been at Sabari malai for a week ago,
    So couldn’t reply. My budget is starts from 10,00,000. If you suggest me to go further beyond I will bro. Please advice me ASAP bro pleeeeeeeeeeeease

    Reply

  • gautam biswas
    January 10, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Need to do some 3d cad modelling. Primary budget is 65k, only on CPU,GPU, RAM, CASE, HDD, SSD, MOBO & PSU. Having a monitor Dell S2409W.

    Reply

  • Ayaan Rather
    January 9, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Can u please suggest me a gaming pc under 40k …on which i can play games like the division

    Im having a laptop currently with i5 5th gen 6gb ddr3 ram and gt 830m gpu …..

    Reply

  • balaji
    December 30, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I bros i am one of gamers just like you bros, and i really need big help about build my first time killer nonster. My name is balaji and my budget is about infinity. Simply money no matter. I need beyond wayne machine if i so particular i need iron man pc. Please my goal is i want to play every single gane with its beyond its ultra setting. Please please reply as soon as possible

    Reply

    • balaji
      December 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      Please anyone there?????

      Reply

    • balaji
      December 30, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Sorry about my typing mistakes I hate mobile phone. I mean I do lot mistakes while type through mobile screen. Please tell me dose anyone seen my post? Help me? Reply me. Please

      Reply

    • Balaji
      December 31, 2016 at 11:36 am

      oh my god, still i am waiting bro please anyone advise me. i did read all of you comments and reply in this php. now i am looking forward to get reply for me. please advice me. please please one zillion please

      Reply

    • December 31, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Balaji,

      Chill man! It’s the New year time! 😀
      There has to be a budget for everything in life. Even if you are Bill gates yourself. Tell me that and we can work on something.

      Happy New Year,
      Jatin

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      • balaji
        January 17, 2017 at 4:49 pm

        Sorry bro I’ve been at Sabari malai for a week ago,
        So couldn’t reply. My budget is starts from 10,00,000. If you suggest me to go further beyond I will bro. Please advice me ASAP bro pleeeeeeeeeeeease

        Reply

  • RockSolid
    December 28, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I just built the Wayne machine what should I do with it??

    Reply

  • Nitin Sharma
    December 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Hi there,
    Your post is really helpful.
    I am looking to build a Desktop for me and here are my requirements…
    1. I am a software developer so would using for development on Visual Studio 2015 and SQL server.
    2. Don’t intend to play any high end games.
    3. Would be doing all usual stuff like browsing, music, movies, MS office etc.
    4. Need a configuration that solves my above requirements for about 4-5 years and is workable on future windows updates till then.

    Here is my initial configuration….
    1. Processor: Core I5 6500/6600
    2. RAM: Hyperfury 8GB DDR4
    3. Mobo: Gigabyte GA B150M D3H
    4. SSD: Samsung 250GB 750 evo SSD
    5. Hard Drive: WD Blue 1TB
    6. DVD writer: ASUS DRW 24D5MT
    7. PSU: Antec VP550P 550W
    8. Cabinet: Cooler Master Elite 311

    Kindly review and advise if it looks good to you. I am flexible in budget and looking for a value for money specs that is relevant for a good 4-5 years.

    Thanks in anticipation!!

    Reply

  • UltraGUY8K
    December 18, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    This Is My Very proud RIGG!!!
    Monitor: HP Z27Q (5K)
    GPUs: 4x GTX TITAN X PASCAL 4 WAY SLI @ 2025Mhz / 11300Mhz
    MotherBoard: Asus Rampage V Extreme (X99)
    CPU: i7 6950X @ 4.30GHz
    RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 3200Mhz (64GB)
    PSU: Corsair AX1500i
    CASE: Cooler Master Cosmos II
    OS: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB (Windows 10 Pro)
    Games/Programs: Samsung 840 EVO (RAID-0) / Samsung 850 EVO

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  • November 19, 2016 at 4:39 am

    I want to build rig with 1070 oc graphic card for high end gaming with budget of around 1 lakh .
    Want amd processor and mobo
    Help me..

    Reply

  • Prasad Amberkar
    November 10, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Hi Jatin,

    I’m thinking of building a gaming pc piece by piece. I was intrigued by your mid-range gaming pc build.
    I had query about the mobo and ram you’ve suggstd. In amazon description MSI H170 M3 mobo show DDR4 2133 support but you have suggstd DDR4 2400 RAM. Will that work without any significant loss in performance.?
    And regarding GPU, I was thinking about Asus ROG strix 1060GTX OC 6gb. What do u think ?

    Regards.

    Reply

  • Sangeeth
    October 30, 2016 at 9:23 am

    which operating system is good for High-End Gaming Rig ?

    Reply

  • Sachin
    October 26, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Hi Jatin, must say you are doing some great work here with your help and the Rigs that you have suggested are excellent.
    I am planning on making a gaming rig with config matching to the budget of the mid range rig (no.4) that you have suggested. However, I have no need for a monitor, keyboard, mouse, external speaker and optical drive, mainly because I am goin to connect the cpu to my led tv. I am however, looking to updrade to an i7 if possible. With my budget of say around 75k, what configuration would you suggest? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Reply

  • Mac
    October 25, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Hi buddy, Where do you get these prices from.. I couldn’t find the products you have mentioned at their prices….for e.g the 1.2 lakh build is coming out to 1.4 lakh on amazon.

    Reply

    • October 27, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Hi Mac,

      If you see I have just quoted prices from Amazon only which I find to be the best way to purchase computer components if you don’t have a good local market nearby.
      Prices keep fluctuating and may differ from those in the blog post. 🙂

      – Jatin

      Reply

  • October 21, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Hello
    I got the motherboard and the power supply.
    I want to know these pieces have no problem.
    asus z170 pro gamer
    i3 6100
    ram gskill ripjaws v 1*8gb 2400mhz
    asus 750ti strix 4gb
    deep cool dukase
    water cooling :deep cool gamer storm captain 120 red
    Power Supply: 530w
    dvd : asus drw 24d3st internal
    Budget equivalent to $ 750.

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  • kalpesh
    October 15, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Hi i am thinking to build a gaming rig for 4k gaming at locked 60fps or above.Is my pc is enough for that.
    My pc config. Is-
    1. Intel i7 6700k
    2. Asus z170 pro gaming mobo
    3.msi gtx 1080 sli (2 way sli)
    4.DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 360EX CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling.
    5.SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified psu.
    6.Seagate 6TB Desktop HDD 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Drive Retail Kit (STBD6000100) hdd.
    7. Samsung 850 EVO 2TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E2T0B/AM) ssd.
    8. Corsair CMZ64GX3M8A1600C9 Vengeance 64GB ram
    9.BenQ BL3201PH monitor.
    So its enough for 4k gaming. Plz tell me.

    Reply

  • Shivkumar patil
    October 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    hi jatin… for basic gaming and web browsing how is pentium g4400..

    Reply

    • GeekGamer
      October 10, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      You will get stuttering in a lot of games and lag during browsing although the lag won’t be much. I would highly recommend getting an AMD Athlon X4 860K instead or if you can, wait a little for the budget AMD Zen CPU which can be expected to release around Q1-Q2 2017

      Reply

  • Praveen Ravipati
    October 8, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Hi,

    can you please suggest me 30K programming Machine,Im entry-level gamer(not much).
    i want to build a machine with virtualization to keep a VM running 24X7 running
    I already have seagate 1TB HDD,Full HD monitor exteranl components,
    I need only CPU,RAM,Mother board,power supply cabinet info.

    could you please suggest me

    Reply

  • rohan
    October 8, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Hi i want to play high-end game in 1080p in ultra setting for these i choose:-BenQ RL2240HE
    So for me plz build gaming cpu under 80000. Don’t include mouse,keyboard,ups,speakers,etc.
    Only the cpu.
    And the cpu is also futureproof.
    My main motto to build this cpu is to play quantum break, witcher 3, gta5 , watch dogs 2.
    So helps me.

    Reply

    • October 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Hi Aniket,

      It is tough to judge without knowing your purpose/usage of the machine? I will personally go for the AMD build just because of better silicon than age-old Intel i5-560m which is a mobility processor, released in Q3, 2010 and is no longer supported by Intel. AMD A8 7600K is also a Q4, 2013 chipset.

      Comparatively, A8 7600K is better than i5 560m but both sucks as we are in 2016 mate. I will always suggest you go for the latest current year hardware if you look forward to enjoying a decent shelf life of the components. My suggestion would be to go for NONE and build your PC instead for same budget.

      — Jatin

      Reply

  • October 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Hi Jatin,

    Hope you are doing fine.
    This piece was really comprehensive, and touched all the vital parameters.

    Keep it up.

    regards,
    Anil, GIGABYTE India
    anilkumarr@gigabyte.in

    Reply

  • rajiv
    October 5, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Correction:- in 1080p in ultra high setting

    Reply

  • rajiv
    October 5, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    hi i want to play high-end games like quantum break,witcher 3 ,watch dogs 2,etc. In 1080p in high settings.
    So i think to build a gaming pc for this.
    My pc config.
    1. 16Gb ddr4 ram g.skill ripjaws4
    2. Antec VP650P smps
    3.Gigabyte G1 gtx 1060
    4.cooler master 212 evo
    5. 120 Gb ssd kinstonUV300
    6. 1Tb hdd seagate baaracuda
    7. Lg dvd writer
    8. Cooler master professional cabinet without smps
    9.BenQ RL2240HE
    I am thinking i use this parts to play this games but i confuse between
    i5 6400 with gtx 1070 or
    i5 6600k with gtx 1060.
    I can overclock if needed ok suggest me. What i choose between these two .
    Thnks in advance.

    Reply

    • October 6, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Hi Rajiv,

      Your configuration looks kind of cool! Good job buddy.

      As for the confusion between i5 6400 + GTX 1070 and i5 6600k + GTX 1060, I will suggest you to go for Intel i5 6600K + GTX 1060 because of the following reasons:

      #1. There is a considerable difference in performance of Intel i5 6600K and i5 6400. The processor is one of the most important parts of a PC outside the realm of gaming too. I will suggest you get the best chip your budget allows.

      #2. As I can see you have picked BenQ RL2240HE for the rig which is a 1080P monitor. GTX 1070 is overkill for this as it is a 1440P card. GTX 1060 will allow you to play everything on extreme on 1080P. So, unless you are planning to invest in a 2K monitor soon, I don’t see value in splurging extra moolah for that GPU powah you won’t be able to harness anyway.

      #3. Also, this is a transitioning period: DX12 is coming out, VR is becoming a thing, all enthusiasts are upping their gaming res and NV/AMD are transitioning to a new lithography node. That means it’s not the best time to be buying a card with the intention of keeping it for 4+ years. Probably the next gen will be when they will have ironed out both real world DX performance and this new manufacturing process. Just think about what Nvidia was able to pull in both power and efficiency with Maxwell by optimizing their architecture to the already 3 years old 28nm manufacturing process.
      That’s why I’m saying 1060 and not 1070.

      — Jatin

      Reply

  • arjun
    October 3, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    My pc configuration is that:
    1. Intel pentium 4
    2. 2Gb ddr3 ram
    3. 500Gb hdd
    4. Intel g41 express chipset graphics
    5. Aoc 900p monitor 60Hz
    6. G41DL3RM MOBO
    and i want to play games like dark sector, dmc 5, dead space,saints row 4,god of war 1&2.
    In 800×600 resoulation.in low setting
    If no so plz suggest me updating parts
    Under 30000 so i an play these games in 720p in high settings.

    Reply

    • October 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Hi Arjun,

      I really don’t think I can help you in upgrading this age-old rig to anything respectful. I understand the sentiment as even I still have my beloved Pentium 4 rig which I got in 2006 (nostalgia). I will suggest you to install some flavour of Linux in that baby for personal learning or maybe put Windows XP in it and give it to someone who would like to learn about computers. That should be the best utilization of that machine.

      For basic gaming with a budget of ₹30,000, I will suggest you to go with this rig I suggested to Mainak below. Should work pretty well for you. 🙂

      Cheers,
      Jatin

      Reply

  • akash
    September 30, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I am building a new gaming pc and i know is my pc is sufficent to run high demanding AAA titles games in ultra setting in 1080p.
    My building pc config is:-
    1. i5 6600k
    2. (2×8) 16Gb ddr4 ram G.skill ripjaws4
    3. Gigabyte G1 gtx 1060
    4.Msi z170A mate
    5. Antec VP650P smps
    6. Cooler master 212 evo
    7.Lg dvd writer
    8. Seagate baaracuda 1 Tb hdd(7200rpm)
    9. Kingston Uv400 120Gb ssd
    10. Circle 830 professional gaming cabinet
    And i am also confuse
    Between what i choose
    i5 6400 with gtx 1070 or
    i5 6600k with gtx 1060
    Plz help me reply as fast as soon.

    Reply

    • GeekGamer
      October 1, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Depends on two things
      1. Will you Overclock your CPU?
      2. What resolution monitor and what what refresh rate monitor are you using?

      Reply

  • Ian
    September 30, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Gaming rig-first time
    Please do correct or advice me if any thing is wrong

    CPU- Intel core i5-4690k
    MOBO- Asus Z170i pro gaming or gigabyte GA-Z170x UG
    GPU- Zotac GTX amp! 8gb extreme
    RAM- Gskill ripjaws 5 16gb dual 2400 CL15 or Crucial ballistix sport 16gb single ddr4 2400
    SSD- adata so 550 240gb sata3
    HDD- western digital wd purple 2TB
    CPU Cooler- Cooler master season 120v plus liquid cooling
    PSU- Xigmatek x-calibre xcp-a 600watts 80plus
    CASE- Thermaltake core p3 modular midtower case w glass slide

    Reply

    • Ian
      September 30, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      i5-6600k I mean, thanks!

      Reply

    • GeekGamer
      September 30, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      Buy the 8GBx2 RAM only. Please specify GPU if possible. And PSU, if possible, get a Corsair one

      Reply

      • Ian
        September 30, 2016 at 4:54 pm

        Zotac GTX 1070 AMP! Extreme 8GB GDDR5 256Bit (ZT-P10700B-10P)

        *i don’t know if all of them are compatible, please do advice me
        And what psu should you recommend with my current build?
        Thanks and God bless!

        Reply

        • GeekGamer
          September 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm

          By seeing your build, may I ask if you’re buying a 1080p monitor or 1440p monitor?? I would recommend a Corsair case with a CX650M for OC capability. And the cooler, well the Seidon reviews I read were not that positive, and I’d recommend a Corsair H60 with an Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound. If you tell me a proper maximum amount in your budget, then I could get you a configuration within an hour

          Reply

          • Ian
            September 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm

            My budget is 60,000 php or 80,000 Indian rupee for cpu system,
            But my current build is already 65,000 php but I can still manage it.
            And I’m still searching for a good monitor with a lower price

            Reply

            • GeekGamer
              September 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm

              So should I make the build in 65000 php in inr (Indian shops) or can you provide me a store price list of Philippines or an online store in Philippines

              Reply

              • Ian
                September 30, 2016 at 5:23 pm

                Dynaquestpc.com

                That’s where I get my sample build.
                But after I finalized my build I will personally visit a physical store so that I may find lesser value. Thanks again sir!

                Reply

                • GeekGamer
                  September 30, 2016 at 6:42 pm

                  I have a configuration from that website for 65000 php should I post it?

                  Reply

                • GeekGamer
                  September 30, 2016 at 6:45 pm

                  Have included where thing other than keyboard mouse and speakers because they are personal choices. The 65000 php configuration is without these 3 parts. If you’re wondering, monitor is included but I can’t find the Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound so I have included the Deepcool Z9 its not as good as the Silver 5 but it’s competitively fine

                  Reply

                • GeekGamer
                  September 30, 2016 at 6:47 pm

                  Oh! Sorry for sending too many comments ut I’ve included a wireless adapter because the WiFi embed motherboards are too costly. Would that be fine??

                  Reply

                  • Ian
                    September 30, 2016 at 10:17 pm

                    Thanks! I’m going to check your advices.

                    Reply

                    • GeekGamer
                      October 1, 2016 at 4:22 pm

                      CPU: i5-6600K
                      Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120V Plus with Deepcool Z9 Thermal Paste
                      Graphics Card: ZOTAC GTX 1060 AMP 6GB
                      RAM : G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB DDR4 Dual 3200mhz C16
                      Hard Drive: Seagrave 2TB 7200RPM
                      SSD: SanDisk Plus 240GB
                      Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5
                      Power Supply: Corsair CX550M
                      Case: Corsair Carbide SPEC 03 Red LED
                      Wireless Adapter : TP-Link TL-WDN4800 N500
                      Monitor: ASUS VC239H

                      The prices are from the website you mentioned all of them total for 65169 php + shipping. Let me know if you need prices for each part. Hope this helps 🙂


                  • Ian
                    October 1, 2016 at 9:19 pm

                    Thanks for the build.
                    It’s very good.
                    May I ask
                    What is the difference b/w gigabyte ga z170x gaming 5 and ga z170 ultra gaming?

                    Reply

                    • GeekGamer
                      October 2, 2016 at 8:32 am

                      I don’t actually see much difference other than looks but there’s a little hardware difference

                      The Gaming 5 has a Killer E2200 LAN chip which is much better than Intel’s chip in the Ultra.

                      The Gaming 5 has a RealTek ALC1150 audio chip which is better than the ALC892 on the Ultra.

                      The Gaming 5 has 2 M.2 connectors and 0 U.2 but the Ultra has 1 each.

                      Personally, I just think that the Gaming 5 is better than the Ultra.


                    • GeekGamer
                      October 2, 2016 at 8:39 am

                      Also, if you plan to go for an ASUS motherboard then go for the Z170 Pro gaming not the Z170i because it’ll be an ITX motherboard which is extremely small and is used in PCs which are constantly being moved around.


                    • Ian
                      October 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm

                      Last question
                      In picking a power supply there different watts? How should I know which power supply to chose?

                      Thanks a lot! ?


                    • GeekGamer
                      October 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm

                      There’s many websites which have power supply calculators. Just search Google for power supply calculator and you will get multiple websites. You will have to enter all data (as in CPU, GPU, no. of fans etc). A calculation will be shown. I use the calculator on the MSI website
                      Here’s the link: https://www.msi.com/power-supply-calculator

                      Whatever the calculation is, I choose an appropriate PSU, preferably Bronze/Gold. And again, efficiency matters and you shouldn’t buy a big PSU if the Wattage is much less (650W instead of 550W) because more Wattage wastage=heat production = bad performance


                    • Ian
                      October 4, 2016 at 11:15 pm

                      I see thanks a lot! ???


                    • Bob
                      May 14, 2017 at 9:11 pm

                      I have been using this power supply calculator for years. More accurate then others and has more features https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator


  • Clutch
    September 29, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Hi,
    Just wanted a little advice, I am doing up my office PCs after 10 years (literally), they are all running Mac minis with windows 7 and still going strong .
    Due to the 10-year threshold I have decided on the replacement as follows :
    1. I3-6100 – 8250
    2. B150 vs. H170(I’m too confused)
    3. Circle LIL cabinet with the PSU – 2085 in-built PSU is 400W
    4. 250GB Hynix SL308 SSD – 65$
    5. 4-8GB RAM – 2850 (8GB)

    My question:
    1. B150 or H170? Or H110?
    2. 4GB or 8 GB?
    3. Is the PSU any good ?

    The PC is literally going to be used by dinosaurs, I mean they barely do anything on it apart from a little accounting and downloading behind my back. Computer is going to be kept in one place all its life 😉

    Any suggestions are much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Reply

  • rohan
    September 29, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I am confuse which processure i take for build
    1. Amd fx 9590( 5Ghz )
    2. Intel i5 6600k
    And i want to play games like gta5 , witcher 3, doom, watch dogs and more AAA titles games.
    I am take gigabyte gtx 1060 for these processures.
    Plz help me .
    Reply soon as possible

    Reply

    • GeekGamer
      September 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      i5 6600K with a Z170 motherboard and nice cooler for OC, don’t get AMD because it’s a power eater and is inefficient. Get a good quality PSU for OC. And 16GB RAM. Motherboard – Any Gigabyte or Asus Z170, PSU – Corsair/Cooler Master. CPU cooling – I choose Corsair

      Reply

  • Ian
    September 29, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Good day sir!

    I would just like to ask, what can you recommend for a gaming rig which is worth 50-65k using Intel core i7 4790k or 6700k?
    (Whole CPU including the case)
    And also wish to use a wifi embed mother board.
    And atleast 16gb ram.
    I do prefer brands like gigabyte, asus, and corsair
    And please do recommend other brands as you wish

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    Sincerely yours,

    Ian

    P.S.
    Please delete my other post, I accidentally post it on another topic, sorry my bad.

    Reply

    • GeekGamer
      September 29, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      I’m probably not the person you were trying to contact because I’m not an admin. Anyway, I just have 1 advice for you, if you’re looking for a 65K build, I heavily recommend getting an i5 because if you get an I7, you will have to sacrifice huge on your graphics card. Let me know if you would like to build an i5 PC under 65K because then you can have much better graphics performance and I’m assuming that you’re looking for a gaming PC, and for that you need lot of graphics and for that a better graphics card which could only fit your budget if you downgrade your CPU, which won’t cause any bottlenecking and will run completely fine.

      Reply

      • Ian
        September 29, 2016 at 8:03 pm

        I5 is not a bad idea, i am thinking that if I am going to use i7 there’s no need to OC my CPU.
        If Am going to use i5 can I use a wifi motherboard and 16gb ram and good quality gpu worth 70k?

        Thanks!
        -beginner here

        Reply

        • Clutch
          September 29, 2016 at 10:58 pm

          I’d go for the G1 gaming by gigabyte with the i5 , a 250 GB SSD with a 2TB HDD(WD red) . A corsair spec 01/02/03 case . 16GB hyper X RAM . And a hyper evo 212 CPU cooler at least(you could get a better one too). Those should probably be your bare minimum . Adding on to that would be a 1070 Zotac amp edition card or a 1060 card. Bear in mind that the output matters too, if you put a 1070 and use a 1366×768 screen then well :/ you wasted money ,but if you want the highest frame rates at 1080p then the 1070 would do good. Hope I was of some help 😉

          Reply

  • Pranav
    September 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Why does setup #4 not have a sound card?
    Am looking forward to using that setup

    Reply

    • Tushar
      September 28, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Coz the motherboard must be having one inbuilt

      Reply

    • September 28, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Hi Pranav,

      As Tushar mentioned below, MSI H170 comes with an onboard sound card which is pretty decent IMHO. You don’t need to go for a separate dedicated sound card unless you are using studio grade equipment for records and stuff.


      Here’s little something about the onboard sound chip on MSI H170:
      MSI H170 soundcard

      Cheers,
      Jatin

      Reply

      • Pranav
        September 28, 2016 at 11:40 pm

        Cool thanks… Just a question before I get prepared for this setup (#4) will I be able to play GTA 5 at 1080 at least without any lag and with a 30+ fps?
        Also will I be able to get a 30+ fps while recording the game with a screen capture software (like fraps)?
        Thanks again

        Reply

  • Aniket Saha
    September 27, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Hey can you help me to build a gaming cabinet just betwn 25-30k or maybe under 35k so that i can play games likes gta V fifa 16 cs:go and stuff without any lag ?

    Reply

  • Rohit
    September 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    So i can play games with my configuration in ultra setting

    Reply

  • Aksshay
    September 20, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Specs are really good bro…but the prices are too high…even on amazon u can get at low price…here in kolkata the gyx 1060 amp is for 28k.

    But these rigs are amazing especially the wayne machine

    Reply

    • September 21, 2016 at 12:07 am

      Are you serious? Is there so much of a difference? I did pay a visit to Nehru place(Delhi’s computer market) last week but forgot to ask GTX 1060’s price. Btw, I have suggested GTX 1070 instead of 1060. Could be a misread for you?

      Reply

  • GuyWhoNeedsPC
    September 20, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Gimme a good build at 85K pls. Don’t count speakers and OS and UPS (Lol, does anyone even use that now?) and i’m planning to buy GTX 1060 at 25k so 85+25 is 110K. Please include mouse and keyboard (prefer SteelSeries/Razer) And no AMD parts. THX! 🙂

    Reply

  • September 16, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Reply urgent jatin sir i am building gaming rig in next 2 days so plz solve my quora.

    Reply

  • September 16, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Can i play heavy games on my pc that i thinking to made in few days like gta5, witcher 3 , watch dogs in ultra setting in 1080p
    My pc config
    1. i5 6600k
    2. 16Gb ddr4 ram g skill ripjaws.
    3. Msi nvidia gtx 1060
    (6Gb GDDR5)
    4.As rock z170 mobo
    5. 600w psu
    6. Kingston 120Gb ssd
    7. Wd blue 1Tb hdd
    8. Cooler master hyper 212
    9. Circle gaming 830 full tower case
    10. Lg dvd burner

    Reply

    • Divyansh
      September 17, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      instead of msi u can buy zotac gtx 1060 and for mobo use asus z170

      Reply

    • GeekGamer
      September 19, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      it’s good but get a bigger SSD and a better case (Cooler Master/Corsair mid tower). if you’re buying a mid tower case, get an ATX motherboard. if you’re buying a full tower one, try E-ATX + X99 chipset. You can also opt for liquid cooling (way better than air cooling for OC which affects performance). Make sure to buy the MSi Gaming X version of the 1060. Get a PSU which has an 80+ Bronze rating (Corsair CX600 is good). Also, go for an ASUS DVD Writer if possible, LG’s writer doesn’t seem to last much. When you’re buying a monitor, look for an ips panel not a TN panel because the color in ips panel is much better than TN and you won’t notice much display lag without the TN. You’re a gamer, you need a good mouse and keyboard, look for a SteelSeries/Razer keyboard and mouse (My favorite is Razer Deathadder Classic/Mamba Tournament edition + Razer Blackwidow Ultimate/Chroma. But the keybaord and mouse are a personal opinion since they need you to feel good in hands. About the RAM, look for a RAM with higher clock speeds (preferably 2666 – 3200mhz) and lower latency (14 or 15). Note that high clock speed + low latency is a plus while high latency is not a plus.

      These are just tips on building a better pc. The final call is always up to you. 🙂 Feel free to ask anything about builds.

      Reply

  • Suman
    September 10, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Sir I wanna buy a computer under 40k
    My configuration is
    Processor:-Intel core i3 6100
    Motherboard:-gigabyte ga 110 m ddr4
    Psu:-casior vs 550 watt
    Ram:-kingstone hyper x fury 8gb ddr4
    Hard disk:-adata dash drive HD 710 1tb
    Graphics:-zotac geoforce gtx 750 ti 2gb
    ….
    If some change in my configuration is required .. please tell me and give me the selection of rest parts …
    Thank you sir

    Reply

    • September 21, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Hi Suman,

      The September update was due, I have updated and added the latest configuration as per my local computer market survey. Please check the updated rigs above.

      As for your rig, everything looks pretty good except the GPU. If you can, wait out of GTX 1050 which should be an excellent replacement for GTX 950/750 Ti.

      Also, I would strongly recommend you to go for an SSD in your build. An OS booting from an SSD has a night and day difference on your machine’s performance.

      Cheers,
      Jatin

      Reply

  • September 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Why are you taking a gtx 960 in a Rs 83,000 built you can easily get a gtx 1060 with an i5.

    Reply

  • Divyansh
    September 3, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Need a laptop for music video multimedia and which can run games in midium in 720p in all modern games like gta 5, bf4, fifa16, naruto uns4, arkham night etc. Plz reply fast coz i will be buying it in near 1 month and my budget is 40000 tight (willl not put extra money this much only, but if had some other choices beyond my money let me know) thx.

    Reply

  • naveen
    September 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Hello buddy,
    I’m looking for a pc with:
    1TB Hard Disk
    4GB RAM
    i-3 Proc. (4th Gen)
    A DVD Writer
    Cordless KB & Mouse

    How much will it cost me?
    hwqc4@bhelhwr.co.in

    Reply

  • Ashwin
    August 31, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Hey jatin Hows going!!
    I wanna build budget Gaming pc.i hav follows configuration:-
    Intel i3 6100
    Gigabyte H110 mobo
    8gb kingston ddr4
    1 TB HDD
    Zotac gtx 750ti
    Psu Corsair 450W

    Is it fine or suggest me if u hav your own.thanx

    Reply

    • GeekGamer
      September 20, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Better wait for a GTX 1050 or buy a 950. 750 Ti won’t stand out much

      Reply

    • September 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Hi Ashwin,

      The September update was due, I have updated and added the latest configuration as per my local computer market survey. Please check the updated rigs above.

      As for your rig, everything looks pretty good except the GPU. I second with GeekGamer’s comment that if you can, wait out of GTX 1050 which should be an excellent replacement for GTX 950/750 Ti.

      Also, I will suggest you make sure you buy the PSU while keeping your planned upgrade cycle in your mind. At least go for a Antec VP500PC 500W PSU to make sure all your component are getting enough power to run at their optimal level.

      Cheers,
      Jatin

      Reply

  • August 25, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Hi I want a entry level gaming pc
    But I don’t know what processor to use AMD FX8320, AMD 3.5 AM3 FX 6300, or Intel i3

    Reply

    • September 20, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Hi Chandra,

      What is your budget? The September update was due, I have updated and added the latest configuration as per my local computer market survey. Please check the updated rigs above.

      Cheers,
      Jatin K Malik

      Reply

  • predator
    August 24, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Hello jatin,
    I want a rig strictly under 40000 and i have selected
    Processor -intel i3 6100
    Graphics -gtx 750ti
    Please suggest the rest ….

    Reply

  • Dinesh
    August 24, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Hello Jatin, You have provided the best pc configurations for every budget that’s a great job. I’m building my very first home pc under rs55000/- but planning to upgrade it every 6months. So decided one time investment in 24inch led monitor for long run and Windows 10 os would be fine. After calculating my budget I have around 30k to invest in every thing else. Could you please suggest me the configuration with upgradable components. And I’m quite sure you’ll make me proud on my first assembled pc. Thankyou in advance and waiting for reply.

    Reply

    • September 20, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Hi Dinesh,

      What is the primary usecase here? As I can see, you have a budget of ₹30K for the CPU.

      If the requirement is of general usage, you can checkout my #1. Basic rig config for the CPU and throw in a Kingston 120GB SUV400S37 : ₹3,050.00 to increase performance.

      Let me know your detailed requirements, so that I can fix you up with the best rig you can buy.

      Regards,
      Jatin

      Reply

  • Mainak Sasmal
    August 23, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Please suggest me a cpu(processor{minimum i5/i prefer intel though u can suggest amd processor,but intel will be my first choice/should support windows 7 ultimate} +supported m.board+8gb ram+graphics card(not for gaming/for this my budget is 2000-3000Rs)+smps+cpu cooler(if needed)+ dvd writer+cabinet.MY budget is 30000-35000Rs.

    Reply

    • September 20, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      Hi Mainak,

      Here is my best attempt for a respectable configuration under ₹35K:

      1. Processor – Intel Core i3-6100 : ₹9,399.00
      2. Motherboard – MSI H170 Gaming M3 : ₹11,900.00
      3. RAM – Kingston HyperX Fury 2133 MHz DDR4 HX421C14FB/8GB : ₹2,950.00
      4. GPU – Not required, if you are not going to do gaming. i3 6100 packs integerated HD Graphics 530 which should be sufficient for day-to-day tasks. If this is a mandatory requirement, let me know? But keep that in mind, a gfx card worth ₹3k is just not worth it.
      5. SSD – Kingston 120GB SUV400S37 : ₹3,050.00
      6. PSU – Corsair VS Series VS450 : ₹3,299.00
      7. DVD Writer – LG GH24NSD1 Internal SATA DVD Writer : ₹949.00
      8. Cabinet – Antec VSK-4000-U3₹2,600.00

      Total = ₹34,147.00


      Upgrade recommendation:
      • I strongly recommend Intel Core i5 6500 : ₹16,399.00 if you can increase your budget.
      • I have included a full ATX mobo (hence most expensive part of config) so as too keep the build flexible to updgrade later, if needed. Else, if that’s not a requirement, to save cost you can go for a mATX mobo – Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2 : ₹4,850.00
      • I have included SSD because it makes a hell of a difference in your machine’s performance. I will highly recommend you to not skip it and later buy a supplementry HDD like WD 1TB Blue HDD (WD10EZEX) : ₹3,631.00 if you don’t already own an external portable HDD.


      This should sum up your rig. Let me know if you need any help.

      Cheers,
      Jatin K Malik

      Reply

      • Ashish
        November 23, 2016 at 3:17 pm

        Hi Jatin, I am following the configuration that you suggested to Mainak. Could you suggest a Graphics card as well that goes well with it (Medium gaming)

        Reply

  • Aksshay
    August 23, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Hi with the lauch of new graphic cards by nvidoa like GTX 1060 1070 1080 and the mighty titanX why haven’t u included those graphic cards and wht will be the best cpu and motherboard combination with these graphic cards

    Reply

  • Aman
    August 22, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Its urgent. Which one would you recommend and why ?

    1. Asus Z170 Pro Gaming – LGA1151 for 6th Generation Processor (DDR4 upto 3400MHz, USB 3.1, Intel Z170 Chipset) MotherBoard – Priced at Rs. 15,350

    2. GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 (rev. 1.0) DDR4 LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard – Priced at Rs. 15,250

    3. Gigabyte GA-Z170-D3H Gigabyte Motherboard/Intel 6th Generation/Socket 1151/DDR4 – Priced at Rs. 12,550

    My processor is going to be i7 6700k.

    Please help as I want to get this assembled asap.

    Regards

    Reply

    • August 23, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Hi Aman,

      If it was up to me, I will go with Asus Z170 Pro Gaming hands down.

      One of my friends is using this beastly mobo with an i7 6700k overclocked to 4.6Ghz paired with 32GB of G.skill DDR4 3200Mhz RAM. It runs buttery smooth, like a dream with absolutely no issues at all.

      Some of the advantages over other options:
      • More USB ports (trust me, there is no such thing as enough ports)
      • Gaming Pro has a better sound chip on board – SupremeFX audio, the best onboard DAC you can get.
      • Slim board with a better QC compared to GB variants.
      • Easy to overclock
      • Red-Black accent with breathing light looks pretty rad.

      If budget isn’t a constraint, Asus Z170 Pro gaming offers the best bang for the buck.

      Good luck!

      Cheers,
      Jatin

      p.s: Just a side note, if you are going to install Windows 7 on your rig, you should know that Z170s don’t support the EHCI used by Win7 (USB2 spec). Here is the workaround for the same, although I highly recommend Windows 10! 😎

      Reply

      • Aman
        August 23, 2016 at 12:54 pm

        Thank you for the quick reply. Last one 😉

        Asus Z170 Pro Gaming OR MSI Z170A Gaming M5 ?

        Reply

        • August 23, 2016 at 1:18 pm

          To be honest, I will stick with Asus Z170 Gaming Pro here as my experience with MSI has not been anywhere good. I have had received 2 MSI mobo and 1 MSI GPU DOA(dead on arrival). I believe Asus has a better QC (quality control) than MSI.

          A quick google search “MSI QC” will get you a lot of horror stories.

          Anyway, back to the topic, I really don’t see any extra value in spending extra ₹3,000 on MSI Z170A Gaming M5 unless you are really going to use that extra M2 port for NVMe storage. Are you? 😉

          Reply

          • Aman
            August 23, 2016 at 1:34 pm

            Perfect. Thank you. I will order Asus then. What about wifi cards ? You recommend any ? with AC ?

            P.S – Thanks a lot for the help. This blog and all the comments really helped me. Also that utorrent ads removal article 😉

            Reply

          • Shrinath Nair
            August 27, 2016 at 10:56 am

            Hi ! Jatin, good day

            Which mother board, should i opt for basic 3d work , I would use software’s like Maya, 3d max and Photoshop.

            Hoping to receive your positive response, thanks

            Reply

            • August 28, 2016 at 7:45 pm

              Hi Shrinath,

              I am not sure how motherboard will dictate performance for your basic 3D work? You seem to be mistaken about how it all works. In real world, your CPU + RAM + Storage medium decides the performance of your machine.

              Reply

              • shrinath
                August 29, 2016 at 11:32 am

                Hi jatin ! Good day !

                Please share a CPU config without monitor under budget of INR 28000/-

                I Usually work on 3ds max-2012,Maya,Photoshop and basic MS office apps

                Please include ASUS Mother board in the configuration as i prefer them and also a basic graphic card.

                Looking forward for your positive response.

                Reply

                • SAGNIK
                  September 10, 2016 at 10:51 am

                  Hey Shrinath.
                  I recently build my rig with jatin’s advice.
                  I also use my pc for 3d works and for graphics work..
                  For Maya and max u should consider getting a gpu that isn’t cheap. As the rendering process depends highly on graphics card and on RAM. 8-16gb RAM is enough. U should consider getting a i5 processor rather than i3. Although the i3 will get the job done. But with i5 ur machine will not hang when doing heavy poly work in Maya.

                  Reply

                • September 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm

                  Hi Srinath,

                  I feel 28K may be a bit less for the requirements you have. Sure, we can build a CPU in that budget but a component or two may be a bottleneck if you are heavily into 3DS MAX, Maya, Photoshop alike intensive tools.

                  Let me know what do you think?

                  Reply

  • Pooja Agarwal
    August 20, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I need Office PC configuration without any gaming configuration.. Help me with this….

    Reply

  • SanjayS
    August 17, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    If the thread is still alive
    Jatin can ya please help me build a gaming cpu under the budget of 25-30k.Only cpu i want and if possible including keyboard and mouse under that budget only.Of course asking for a high end rig under this budget is not going to happen but i would like to have the best specs to run as much as high gfx game as possible. Thank you in advance 🙂

    Reply

  • Ranjith
    August 17, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Hi,
    Looking for a Mid range CPU rig in the budget of 45-55.
    Main use will be Photoshop/Lightroom, adobe premiere pro and other video editing software.
    Apart from these i need ur suggestion in buying a good monitor of 21-24 inches for high end photo/video editing and my choices are –
    Dell 21.5 inch Ips Led – S2216H Monitor
    BenQ GW2255 21.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor
    ViewSonic 27 inch LED Backlit LCD – VX2770smh Monitor
    BenQ 27 inch LED Backlit LCD – GW2760HS Monitor
    Dell 24 inch LED – S2415H Monitor
    Samsung Curved LC24F390FHWXXL 23.6-inch Monitor (Black)
    LG 24MP88HM 24″IPS Slim LED Monitor

    Reply

  • Kevin Levin
    August 15, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Can you suggest me motherboard for Intel i7 6700k unlocked and Rx 480 graphics card for price of ₹10,000 to 20,000 supporting ddr4 ram…please…thanks in advance.

    Reply

  • Divyansh
    August 10, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I want a gaming rig for 50000k for pc except speakers only

    Reply

  • john
    August 9, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Can I use two graphic card in one CPU??

    Reply

  • Shubham
    August 7, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    One Wayne Machine for me, please….

    Reply

  • Arun
    August 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    I want help in building gaming pc under rs. 40000.just pc.

    Reply

  • Rahul
    August 7, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I have a computer with following components :
    Asus h6bm mobo
    Xfx radeon 5450 2gb gpu
    Core i3 3240 3.4ghz processor
    Kingston 2gb 1333mhz ram
    How i upgrade it make a gaming rig which can handle games upto high in 1080p in 20000k

    Reply

  • Ranjith
    August 4, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Hi,
    Looking for a Mid range CPU rig in the budget of 45-55, important preference – AMD processor, motherboard of ur choice,DDR4 RAM, graphics/video card of your choice
    Main use will be Photoshop/Lightroom, adobe premiere pro and other video editing softwares.
    Apart from these i need ur suggestion in buying a good monitor of 21-24 inches for high end photo/video editing and my choices are –
    Dell 21.5 inch Ips Led – S2216H Monitor
    BenQ GW2255 21.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor
    ViewSonic 27 inch LED Backlit LCD – VX2770smh Monitor
    BenQ 27 inch LED Backlit LCD – GW2760HS Monitor
    Dell 24 inch LED – S2415H Monitor
    Samsung Curved LC24F390FHWXXL 23.6-inch Monitor (Black)
    LG 24MP88HM 24″IPS Slim LED Monitor

    Reply

    • August 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Amd hasn’t updated its consumer cpu’s for years, and putting money on any am platform now would be a waste with zen cpu’s so close to launching and no upgrade path to their current processors. Better look into intel’s i5 for your intended usage but finding a good gpu with a high end monitor is gonna be hard.

      Reply

    • August 7, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Ranjith,

      Vaibhav has given an excellent advice to you. Would you like to go for an Intel based rig in the ballpark of ₹50,000? Only then I will suggest you a build.

      Let us know.

      Reply

      • Ranjith
        August 8, 2016 at 1:17 pm

        Hi vaibhav and Jatin,

        Yes if Intel would be your suggestion for high end Photoshop photo/video editing i can consider Intel also 🙂

        Reply

  • SUBH
    August 1, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    help me to build a gaming pc.. just CPU under Rs. 25000
    i already have 500 GB hard disk.. LG DVD drive .. KEYBOARD.. MOUSE.. MONITOR
    PLZ REPLY

    Reply

  • praveen
    July 28, 2016 at 7:02 am

    hi, can u suggest the websites to buy these components online? thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

    • July 30, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      I usually prefer Amazon due to their quicky delivery and top notch customer support. If something isn’t available there or the price difference is huge, my second choice is Flipkart.

      For best deals, also make sure to check in the famous computer peripheral market in your locality/state. I usually look around in Wazirpur Computer Market or Nehru place (Delhi) when going for a new rig.

      For just small components, though, I prefer to avoid mad traffic rush and save fuel, thus I order online only.

      Reply

  • July 26, 2016 at 10:28 am

    hey pal,
    i want to build a gaming cpu for about 35k
    i have keyboard,mouse,monitor and other stuff
    could use your help

    Reply

  • Sourav
    July 24, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Hey Bro,

    Please suggest a good config of a gaming pc (only cpu config). Budget around 30-35k.
    Suggest whatever you think is the best.

    Thanks in advance. 😉

    Reply

    • July 30, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Hi Sourav,

      What is going to be the use case here? Media consumption with light gaming?

      Reply

      • Sourav
        July 31, 2016 at 8:12 pm

        Yes bro. Mainly media play and gaming. And should i also buy a 120gb ssd,(will have the normal hdd too) so that the functioning becomes a bit fast? Nowadays the pc boots after ages. :\

        Reply

        • August 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm

          Hi Sourav,

          I will suggest you to wait of GTX 1050 or RX 470 to release in India which should cost you in a ballpark of ~ ₹14-15k similar to GTX 960 current price with the significant boost in performance. For now, I will skip the GPU as suggesting GTX 750 Ti is simply not future proof IMHO.

          Yes! SSD does improve your PC boot time and general response significantly as every OS method is processed almost instantly. I have recommended a 120 GB SSD below in which you should install your OS + Browser + Office suite + Other important software which you use daily. My Gaming rig (Windows 10) boots under 7 seconds. It is just magical! 😎

          I have built the following rig in such a way that most of the components are future proof and you can easily extend it’s potential in future with minimal cost overhead:

          1. Intel Core i5 6400₹14,375.00
          2. Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2 ₹4,700.00
          3. Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB DDR4 2133 MHz₹2,800.00
          4. Kingston UV300 SSD – 120GB₹3,049.00
          5. WD 1TB Blue Internal HDD – WD10EZEX₹3,740.00
          6. Corsair VS650*₹4,389.00
          7. Cooler Master Force 500₹3,499.00

          Total – ₹36,552.00

          I know, it is over your budget and without GPU. But honestly, if I try to sneak in a GPU, it will bottleneck the CPU performance and will not be a future proof machine. This is my best suggestion since you are building a CPU from scratch. This will enable you to update hardware once in 3 years with minimal cost as Intel i5 6400 is the most bang for buck Skylake processor here which comes with Integrated Intel HD 530 GPU which should be sufficient in playing media up to 4K resolution, some light gaming and is a champ in running graphical intensive programs like Photoshop, Premier Pro etc.

          Buying a sub 10k card like GTX 750 Ti would be a popular suggestion you will get from everyone but this card will be obsolete in 1 year tops. My suggestion would be to get the above config and get a better 1080P card which should max out all the games for at least next 2 years thus having a lifespan of ~5 years with reduced performance.

          *Also, this is the sole reason I have included a 650 Watt PSU in #6 above, so as to enable you to upgrade hardware later with minimal overhead. Else a simple Cooler Master 500 Watt PSU would be just fine for the config above too.

          Let me know if you have any questions. If you still want a quick fix here with a GPU for now, I can build you another config for ₹35K with i3 + H110M + GTX 750 Ti.

          I hope you get the point!

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          • Sourav
            August 2, 2016 at 11:29 am

            Hey bro,

            Thank u for the wonderful advice. I will try to stick to it. Keeping points 1-5 intact, if i go for a less priced 6,7 now and change that later when i go for a GPU (which is not going to be soon i guess 😛 ) will that cause any problem now?? And one more thing is the suggested motherboard future proof too ?? 😀 😀

            Initially i was sceptical about the i5 and thinking of i3 but after reading your suggestion, i am definitely going for i5. \m/

            And i did get the point! 😛 😀

            Reply

            • August 7, 2016 at 8:51 pm

              Hi Sourav,

              Thanks! 🙂

              Well you can go for the cheaper 500W alternative I suggested, but I really don’t see the point of saving ₹700-800 if you are going to buy it later anyway. Investing in a quality PSU should be a top priority as if you don’t provide sufficient power to the components, it can result in low performance and maybe even damage your motherboard due to overload.

              As for the future-proofing of the mobo, you tell me:

              Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2

              • CPU Support : Intel 6th Generation Core Processors
              • Cpu Socket LGA 1151
              • Chipset Intel H110 Chipset
              • Graphics Interface : 1*PCIe 3.0 x16
              • Display Interface : D-SUB
              • Memory Type : 2 Channel DDR4
              • Memory DIMMs: 2*DDR4;
              • Expansion Slots:2*PCIe 2.0 x1
              • SATA connectors : 4*SATA 3
              • USB : 4*USB 3.0 + 6*USB 2.0
              • Audio/LAN : 8-Channel HD/Realtek GbE LAN

              This is the most value for money mobo in this range.

              Go for the rig, you won’t be disappointed. Invest in a GTX 1060 or RX 470 (as per your budget) in near future when it gets widely available and you will have the best 1080P gaming rig!

              Reply

  • Nitin
    July 16, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Could you please suggest a mini PC (vesa mount on monitor back) 20k for office/home use. No monitor and accessory specifications needed. Only CPU.

    Reply

  • Robin
    July 11, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    hello man,i ve got a Budget of 70k and wanna build a gaming rig,ive chosen some things please tell if ive choosed correctly
    processor-i5 6600k
    motherboard-gigabyte(i dont remeber Model)
    graphics-Zotax GTX 960 4gb DDR5
    ram-Corsair 4GB X 2
    CPU cabinet-CM
    PSU-650 watt
    Mouse and Keyboard-CM storm Devastator
    please suggest remaining items and any other changes if necassary

    Reply

    • July 18, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      Hi Robin,

      Sorry for the delay in reply as I was out of the station.

      ₹70k is a pretty cool budget for high-end 1080p gaming. I myself built a personal rig for about a similar budget.

      For MOBO, if you are going for i5 6600k (Skylake), Any z170 gaming motherboard should be compatible but my personal preference would be Asus Z170 Pro Gaming – LGA1151₹15,190. It’s like a holy grail at this price tag.

      For GPU, GTX960 is a perfect choice.

      For RAM, if you go for the Asus Z170 mobo above, you can go for Corsair Vengeance LPX 4GB DDR4 2400Mhz (PC4-19200)2x ₹1,999 which should be blazing fast to load those GTA V levels in memory.

      For Cabinet, you can go for either Cooler Master Force 500 (FOR-500-KKN1) ₹3,700 or Circle Gaming Cabinet CC 821₹3,650 if you want something fancy.

      For HDD/SDD, it is purely optional but strongly recommended that you go for an SSD+HDD combo as you can install your OS in SSD and use HDD for all other installation purposes. This will dramatically increase your PC’s boot up and response time. My recommendation would be Kingston UV300 SSD – 120GB₹2,900 + Western Digital Blue WD20EZRZ Internal HDD – 2TB₹5,800

      For PSU, Corsair VS650₹4,390 should suffice perfectly, however if you want something heavy duty and future proof, Antec VP650P₹5,300 is a no brainer.

      For Keyboard/Mouse, CM storm Devastator is a good choice however, you can also go for a simple mechanical keyboard along with Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Ultra Fast FPS Gaming Mouse₹2,490. G402 is hands down the best gaming mouse I have ever used. It is super fluid and glides like a dream. It has 4 DPI level and ergonomically built like a tank. I personally find it better VFM as compared to Mouse bundled in CM storm Devastator.

      For Display, gotta say that BenQ RL2240HE₹9,990 nails it with it’s fast 1ms GTG response time. It is tailor made for gaming. This is a Full HD (1080p) monitor, there is no point of going for a 1440P as GTX 960 will only be good for FHD gaming.

      For Speakers, you can go for any F&D or Creative 2.1 system for under ₹2,000. They are pretty standard and will serve you well.


      Here you go! I guess this pretty much sums up your killer rig. Let me know your final built!

      #PCMasterRace 😎

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      • RS
        August 7, 2016 at 8:56 am

        go to mdcomputers. best out there, better than amazon. buy a nvidia gtx 1060 for midrange PC, a gtx 1070 for high and for full glory go for gtx 1080.

        Reply

        • August 7, 2016 at 8:32 pm

          Well, there isn’t much of a difference in Amazon’s pricing and MDcomputer’s one. I will prefer buying from a well-established e-commerce player with better logistic and a great customer support network than a Kolkatta-based shop with an online presence.

          Don’t you think?

          Reply

  • SAGNIK
    July 8, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Hey bro. I am planning to build a pc which I wl use for both gaming and multimedia work. I am planning to make a 3 set up display.
    The components I have selected are:
    Intel i7 6700k
    Msi GTX 1070 8gb ddr5
    G-skill 2 x 8 gb ddr4 RAM
    120gb SSD
    Approx 600-700w psu
    And corsair 400c cabinet.
    Plz suggest me a good ATX motherboard, PSU , a decent CPU cooler and some extra fans for the cabinet.
    If u have any other suggestion for cabinet then plz tell me.
    Also give me an estimate for this whole built.
    I don’t need HDD, Monitor, keybord, mouse , speaker. I have that already from my previous build.
    My budget is 1lakh for this build. And I can spend 10k more if necessary. ?

    Reply

    • July 18, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Hi Sagnik,

      Sorry for the delay in reply as I was out of the station. 🙁

      You have managed to assemble a pretty cool rig yourself 😎

      MOBO

      If you are going for i7 6700k (Skylake), Any z170 gaming motherboard should be compatible but my personal preference would be Asus Z170 Pro Gaming ATX – LGA1151₹15,190. It’s like a holy grail at this price tag, most VFM gaming mobo for Skylake gen processor.

      Cooler

      My personal favorite cooler is Cooler Master Hyper TX3₹3,296. If you are in for Liquid cooling, an entry level – Corsair Hydro Series H60 CPU Cooler (CWCH60)₹4,900 should serve the purpose well.

      GPU

      GTX 1070 is a beast choice but presently the Indian pricing by NVIDIA is really messed up. MSI one is currently priced around ₹42,000 which is insane considering you will be paying a markup of ₹12,000 on it’s direct USD conversion rate ($450 ~ ₹30,215). My advice will be to wait out of custom GTX 1070 to hit the market as the architecture has been released to NVIDIA’s OEM partners.

      RAM

      If you go for the Asus Z170 mobo above, you can go for Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 Memory Kit (CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10)2x ₹2,900 which should be blazing fast to load those GTA V levels in memory with that DDR4 architecture else even G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB 288-Pin DDR42x ₹2,749 should be a great option.

      PSU

      Corsair VS650₹4,390 should suffice perfectly, however if you want something heavy duty and future proof, Antec VP650P₹5,300 is a no brainer.

      SSD

      My recommendation would be Kingston UV300 SSD – 120GB₹2,900. 120GB should suffice for any latest OS installation with basic necessary softwares.

      Cabinet

      Corsair 400cc cabinet is a great option for Mid-tower option. Though, make sure you do a quick quality check before buying this one as the initial batch had some concerns with the front panel and bottom shrouds being too flimsy. Also, if you do purchase this case, make sure you have the right combination of components. If you plan on using mechanical hard drives, make sure you have a fully modular power supply, because with the mechanical hard drive case installed, there is very little room to store the power supply cables. If you don’t have a fully modular power supply, you should only be using SSDs so that you can remove the mechanical hard drive cage.

      An alternative option would be to check for Corsair Obsidian 750D Black ATX Full Tower₹15,999.00. This is one future proof cabinet with option of extending it with full blown Liquid cooling setup, if needed in future.


      Summing up!

      Tada! I guess this should fit in your budget of ₹1Lac (+/- 10k). If needed, you can save some bucks in Cabinet by going sub ₹10k mark. You can also skip liquid cooling for now as i7 6600K is a pretty powerful silicon anyway clocking at 4GHz. As for GPU, I will suggest you to wait it out for a few weeks if you can, that should be a smart decision.

      Let us know your final built!

      #PCMasterRace 😎

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      • SAGNIK
        August 18, 2016 at 2:15 am

        Thanks for the suggestion..
        My final build is ready.
        I bought every component offline thts why got it at less price.
        I researched some more and got this final build.
        Components –
        i7 6700k. – rs 24850
        Gigabyte z170x gaming 5 – rs 15800
        2 x 8 gb corsair vengence lpx – rs 5000
        Msi gtx 1070 gaming x – rs 39000
        Sandisk 128gb ssd – rs 2650
        Seasonic M12ii 750w fully modular smps – rs 8200
        Corsair H80i GT liquid cooler for cpu – rs 7000

        Just got stuck in cabinet.
        As I 1st selected corsair 780 t but when I went to the store they also showed me cooler master mastercase maker 5 as it arrived that day only…
        Corsair 780t price is 13k and mastercase maker 5 is 14k.
        So I need the final suggetion.
        Corsair or cooler master?

        Reply

        • August 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm

          Offline is the best option if you have a great PC market in your state (like Nehru Place in Delhi).

          Your build looks pretty neat. Good work!

          So, CM MasterCase Maker 5 v/s Corsair 780T! That’s a tough one here. Clearly, 780T is the more utilitarian choice here but damn that minimalistic design of Maker 5, that really steal the show.

          MasterCase Maker 5 – DIY

          MasterCase Maker 5

          I will most probably go for Maker 5 due to the following:
          • Customizable design (you can even add bits & pieces later as you like).
          • I/O panel on top seems pretty future proof/ready with buttons for the LED strip, fan speed control and four USB ports including USB 3.0 Type C.

          Rest assured both of the cabinets are at par with each other, I am just inclined towards Maker 5 purely due to its looks. Functionality vice, 780T should serve you better with it’s bigger full-size roomy cabinet.

          I really can’t give a suggestion here, see both of them in person & go with your gut choice. Either way, you can’t be much wrong.

          Good luck! Let me know which one you went for? 😉

          Reply

  • Raptor
    June 19, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I am looking for bulid below 90k
    Whole setup
    Storage-6tb
    Intel i7 6700k
    16gb ram
    24″ monitor
    4gb gddr5 graphics
    And rest u fill and let me know

    Reply

    • July 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Hi Raptor,

      I am afraid I am a good one month late. Apologies as I was out of the station on travel.

      Do you still need assistance in assembling that sweet gaming rig? Or have you built it already? Do share your view in either of cases?

      Reply

  • hAXORDEEPAK
    May 30, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Hello bro ur builds are great……. could u help me out with a intel build around 65k without mouse, keyboard and moniter i.e just cpu

    Reply

  • geek04
    May 24, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Hey can you help me to build a gaming cabinet just under rs 35000 so that i can play games likes gta V fifa 16 and stuff without any lag 🙂

    Reply

  • asish
    May 21, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Hi guys, can you help me to build a gaming pc just under rs40000.I want to play all mordrn games like gta5,battle field 4.etc.plz i hope you will find a solution bro.

    Reply

  • Badon Maximus
    May 18, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Can you give me an advice for pc gaming assembly for 40k, for cpu only…..

    Reply

    • May 22, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Hi Badon,

      This should work for you.

      • Processor : AMD FX 8320 – ₹10,800.00
      • CPU Cooler: Stock
      • Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 – ₹5,800
      • Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 4 GB 1600 MHz – ₹2,250
      • Graphics Card: Sapphire R9 270X DualX 2 GB DDR5 OC – ₹14,500
      • Power Supply: Antec VP550 – ₹3,900
      • Cabinet: Cooler Master Elite 311 – ₹2,300
      • Internal Storage: WD Blue 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD – ₹3,500

      Total: ₹43,050

      Reply

  • Shoubhik Das
    May 14, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I’m plaaning to assemble a gaming desktop with your mid-level build (build # 4). But I’m thinking of changing the processor to “i7 6600k”, motherboard to “Asus Z170 Pro Gaming” and RAM to “G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000”. Please tell me if there would be any issues?

    Reply

    • Shoubhik Das
      May 14, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      correction: i5 6600k

      Reply

      • May 17, 2016 at 11:33 pm

        Hi Shoubhik,

        I5 6600k + Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Mobo + 2x8GB G.Skill 3000mhz DDR4 sounds like a ultimate rig. Go for it!

        Just keep in mind that Intel I5 6600K comes without a stock cooler, so you may want to buy one separately.

        Regards,
        Jatin K Malik

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        • Shoubhik Das
          May 18, 2016 at 12:54 am

          Thanks bro.
          I also upgraded the GPU to MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G G. Did increase the budget a little though. Planning to use Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo for cooling i5 6600k. It should arrest heating due to overclocking, right?

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          • May 22, 2016 at 5:24 pm

            GTX 970 is a great 1080p card. It should play it all maxed out.

            Cooler Master Hyper TX3 is a wonderful cooler for it’s price. It comes with 3 Direct Contact Heat Pipes which will assure your processor runs cooler even when overclocked.

            Also, you may not need to overclock i5 6600 much as it is anyway a pretty fast silicon. But Nerds are nerds 😉

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            • Shoubhik Das
              May 22, 2016 at 11:31 pm

              Gotcha dude…:D….I’ve changed the final cooler however to noctua NH-D15S..this compatible one fan version of the NH-D15 will allow me to use high profile RAMs like G. Skill tridentz and Ripjaws V..I

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  • Pratik
    May 2, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Pls review my gaming PC plan – AMD fx 6300, radeon r7 3704gb,8gb corsair RAM ,Asus m5a97 mobo,212 evo cooler ,Razer deathadder,anyec x1t gaming cabinet thank you.

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    • May 17, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      Hi Pratik,

      Sorry for the delay as I missed your comment.

      I won’t recommend going with AMD FX 6300 now, as even the new i3 processor overperform the FX 6300 by a mile. So, you may want to look over that. Also, you may want to skip R7 370 in favour of GTX 950 or R9 270X (~same budget). You should spend a balanced amount in all components instead of cutting corners in mobo/processor/gpu and pouring money on cooler/mouse/cabinet.

      Just my $0.02.

      Regards,
      Jatin K Malik

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  • akhil s nair
    March 9, 2016 at 11:37 am

    can you help me to build a gaming pc just under rs30000.I want all the components because i dont have a pc.I want to play all mordrn games like gta5,battle field 4.etc.plz i hope you will find a solution bro.

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  • parm
    September 24, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Which website has these prices?

    And pls suggest me a cpu,gpu,mobo and ram under rs 30000

    And my monitor is 900p

    Pls help me out with this……..

    Thanks

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    • September 24, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      Hello Parm,

      I will be visiting the local market tomorrow to check for new components.
      So, you need a CPU+GPU+Mobo+RAM < ₹30,000. What would be your ideal usage for the machine? -- Jk

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    • parm
      September 25, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      I can spend more 5000 rs.
      I want to play latest high end games at ultra settings at around 30 to 50 avg fps.

      And my minitor is 900p.

      My current cpu is very old (e2180 2.0 ghz)
      I dont think to pair a good gpu with it so i want other things .

      And thanks for reply brother.

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  • Moksh
    September 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    You have chosen a wrong motherboard for the Wayne build. The 5960X is a X99 chip it does not work on a X79 chipset, and if I ws incharge of making the wayne build I’d spend some money on the CPU cooler rather than the sound card XD. Nice builds anyways.

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    • September 4, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      Hi Moksh!

      You are goddamn right!
      Thank, I completed this rig at 4AM. Caffeine gone wrong I guess. Fixed it up with Asrock Fatal1ty Gaming X99X Killer LGA2011-v3.

      And no one is in-charge for Wayne build! The problem with PC is there is no upper limit so I tried to keep things to max but sensibly, because this is Batman we are talking about. 😎
      Though I am sure you haven’t heard the combo Creative SB1510+Logitech Z906 5.1, that’s why you made that remark. Trust me! Once you do, there’s no going back. 😛

      But yes, I agree with you CPU cooler suggestion. Don’t know how I skipped it. Suggest me up the best suitable cooler and I will evaluate. 😀

      Cheers,
      Jatin

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  • Vaibhav Sharma
    August 27, 2015 at 8:41 am

    The 3rd build is crap ?
    Amd has a bigger driver overhead and pairing it with a fx 8320 means that an i3 with gtx 750ti will work way better and smoother. The new gtx 950 is around the corner anyways. And the antec x1 isn’t suitable at that price range too.

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    • August 29, 2015 at 1:18 am

      Assuming you are talking about i3 4340 (which ~pricerange as AMD), i3 doesn’t have much to offer when compared to Fx8320. i3 may have a better single core performance but overall in multicore performance AMD is at par with it along with better overclocking and more VFM.

      Reasons to consider the AMD FX 8320 over Intel i3 4340:
      • Much more l2 cache: 16MB v/s 0.5 in Intel
      • Is unlocked: Easy to overclock.
      • More cores and thread: 8/8 v/s 2/4
      • More l3 cache: 8mb vs 4mb
      • Significantly better performance per dollar: Around 30% better performance per dollar
      • Better PassMark score: 8,183 v/s 5,277 (+55%)
      • Better Geekbench score 9,798 v/s 6,710 (+45%)

      Yes! Keeping an eye on GTX 950. The reason for selecting Antec X1-T was because it provides an easy upgrade path. It supports ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX boards. Provisions for water cooling blocks are also provided. It’s got a USB 3.0 port also, which enables fast data transfer and access rates. HDD installation’s a charm; thanks to the Kensington lock system! 😀 The transparent window on the side of the case allows you marvel over your purchase.

      What do you suggest? 😎

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