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Entry level Gaming PC - Intel

Updated on February 28, 2011

Entry level Gaming Rig

In this part of the review I will consider a Intel based PC. It is aimed at entry level gamers who are on a low budget. This PC will give a good gaming experience with resolutions up to 1280x1024 or 1440x900 with up to 2x anti aliasing.

Processor: Intel Core2Duo E7500/E5200 – Rs 6,000/3,200

This processor is clocked at 2.93GHz. It has 3MB of L2 cache and is built on 45nm technology.
This processor is good for an entry level gamer. It has some decent overclocking potential too.
Low power consumption, good overclocking and great performance for the cost are the major advantages of this processor make it the perfect pick for this range. You could also got for the intel E5200(2.5GHz,2MB cache,800MHz FSB). You will save Rs3000 with that. You can use that for buying a Full HD 22" monitor instead of a 19".

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L motherboard – Rs 2,700

This board meets all the basic needs of an entry level gamer. It supports DDR2 memory, has a PCIe 16x slot and supports Quad core processors. It has onboard 6ch audio and onboard lan. The board is micro ATX. It also has some decent power saving features. The BIOS does have some overclocking features too. Supports 4GB of RAM, which should be enough for most games.

Memory: 4GB (2x2) Corsair XMS 2 DDR2 800MHz- Rs3,200

This is good quality RAM at a good price. It can be found for even lower rates.

Graphics Card: Nvidia 9600GT or ATI 4670

Here you have 2 options. You can either get a ATI4670 or a 9600GT green / eco edition. I would prefer the 9600 as its a bit more powerful, but u need to make sure you get the correct edition. The green/eco edition do NOT require a 6 pin PCIe power connector and hence u can stay with the same PSU that u had got with your case.

ATI 4670 1GB- Rs 5,000

Nvidia 9600GT 512MB- Rs 5,500

You can get the green / eco edition from here:

Harddisk: 500GB SATA Segate – Rs 2,700

Good quality at a decent price. 500GB is almost the minimum with any gaming PC IMO. 500GB should be enough to store all your favourite games, music and movies.

Optical Drive: Sony DVD RW – Rs1,100

Bluray drives are still very costly and no real need now. Nothing great about the sony, u can go for any brand u like.


There are many brands out there that provide inexpensive cases with a PSU. You can see iball, they have many cases and you can choose according to your taste. They generally cost almost the same.

Iball Gamer(with PSU) – Rs 1,800

In some places, you can get a coolermaster Case with PSU. In bangalore, you can get a coolermaster RC690 with a 460W PSU for Rs 4500.

The total comes to about Rs24,000. Do remember that you still need a monitor and a keyboard and mouse. I would recommend a 19” LCD monitor for these graphics cards.

Hope this has been helpful for those who have read it!

Feel free to give suggestions and do let me know what you think.

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      Hmmm 7 years ago

      "In bangalore, you can get a coolermaster RC690 with a 460W PSU for Rs 4500."


      Can you tell me where can i find this combo for any price near what u mentioned anywhere in India ? The CM690 alone costs that much. And a the cheapest CM 460 is the extreme Power that is around Rs 2000+. Though your component selection is good, the Pricing is all wrong.

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      rajan1311 7 years ago from bangalore, India

      ^^ The pricing in not wrong. You can go to SP road in bangalore and get it there.

      There are some places in delhi selling at those rates too.

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      Hmmm 7 years ago

      Please do let me know the name of any store which can sell me that combo at that price. CM690 alone at that price is easy, but with a any CM 460 is impossible.

      It comes to be even cheaper than in the US where the cheapest of this combo would be 100$.

      Though the rest of the prices are fine and sort of accurate, this price is actually impossible to obtain in India.

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      rajan1311 7 years ago from bangalore, India

      Please let me know where you stay, because i just got the RC690 a month back for Rs3500 without the PSU (after bargaining). Just go to SP road and almost all stores there sell at similar price. Y don't you tell your name ?? Y put hmmm ?

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