How to build a budget gaming rig.
Hello there people! I'm writing this hub right now because I just bought an awesome gaming computer for my son. While most of the gaming rigs cost more than Rs.50000, I built mine for just Rs.27,500. So if you're a person searching for an Alienware, this is not the right place for you. But for the budget gamers, you've come to the right place. Don't you wanna know how to make a gaming rig for under Rs.27000? Read through.
I recently bought a computer for my son. He said he wanted to play all of the latest games. So I decided to buy him a gaming PC. At first I thought gaming PCs would be just like the other PCs, but I was wrong. They cost a huge amount and I was disappointed that I promised my son because I didn't have that much money on me. But nevertheless, I decided to assemble one gaming PC just for him. Assembling a PC might be a tedious process, but I’m hoping that will become more interesting after this hub.
The first thing that I did was check out all the best configurations possible from computer magazines like CHIP and Digit. Then from those configurations I took the part that fitted my budget. Like that, I kept going on and on and on until I found the right configuration.
And finally here is my configuration:
Intel Core i3-2120 3.3 GHz LGA 1155 Processor
ASUS P8H61-M-LX Motherboard
Transcend DDR3 8 GB RAM
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB HDD
Nvidia 9500 GT 1 GB DDR2
Acer 18.5’’ LED Monitor
LG DVD Writer/Drive
And the other components like mouse, keyboard, speakers and UPS.
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I don’t know if you guys will believe me, but I got this whole thing done in under Rs.30,000. So I think it is a great deal keeping in mind the fact that this configuration can play most of the latest games in medium to high setting with Anti-Aliasing and vsync switched off. I have played the following games in this configuration:
The Amazing Spiderman
The above games ran so smooth that I didn’t believe my eyes. I got an average of 30-35 fps for most of the games.
I always liked the Intel processor because they’re the best. I know this would spark a lot of criticism, but I’m gonna stick to what I feel. AMD processors are not worth it. They don’t perform as much as their Intel counterparts. Yes, AMD processors are a bang for your buck, but if you pay a little more you get a better processor from Intel. Here is the comparison between Intel Core i3-2120, which is a dual core processor, and the AMD FX-4100 processor, which is a quad core processor.
Click here to check out who wins between these two mean processors.
The i3-2120 performs way better than the FX-4100 in many categories, so that is why I chose the Intel Core i3 processor over the AMD variant. The motherboard is also a sweet performer. It is one of the cheapest LGA 1155 motherboard. But it doesn't act cheap. You can later put on an i5 or i7 processor in the same motherboard without changing the whole of your CPU. The monitor is also great. It gives rich and bright colors along with crisp images and flawless videos.
So, my advice for you people is read. Read all the tech magazines out there. They will help you decide which the best configuration possible for your budget is. As far as I’m concerned, I’m happy with my configuration. I can play many of the games with my son smoothly.