Building a mid-range gaming PC for Rs. 75,000 (November 2016)

By Team Digit | Updated Nov 10 2016
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Gaming PCs are always dear to us gamers' hearts. Even in a world where gaming consoles are becoming increasingly widespread in reach, the joy of fully customising and building your own gaming PC is limitless. Here's what we built, for a price of around Rs. 75,000.

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Processor:
Intel Core i5-6400 + Cooler Master Hyper TX3
Price: Rs. 15,800 (approx.)

Intel Core i5-6400 specs:
Cores: 4
Threads: 4
Base Frequency: 2.7GHz
Turbo Frequency: 3.3GHz
Socket: FCLGA1151
L3 Cache: 6MB
TDP: 65W

Cooler Master Hyper TX3 specs:
Material: Aluminium fin/3 heat pipes
Fan Speed: 800 ~ 2800rpm (PWM)
Airflow: 15.7 - 54.8 CFM
Air Pressure: 0.35 - 4.27mmH2O
Life Expectancy: 40,000 hours

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Motherboard:
ASRock H170A-X1

Price: Rs. 7,500 (approx.)

Specs:
Intel H170 chipset
50A power choke
128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
Supports DDR4 2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Supports ECC UDIMM memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0
15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE2: x16 mode; PCIE4: x4 mode)
3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots (Flexible PCIe)
Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™

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RAM:
G.Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4 F4-2133C15D
 (8GB DDR4 2133MHz)
Price: Rs. 3,900 (approx.)

Specs:
Speed: DDR4 2133MHz
Channel: Dual (2 x 4GB)
RAM Timing: 15-15-15-35 @ 1.2V

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HDD:
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
Price: Rs. 3,000 (approx.)

Specs:
RPM: 7200
Interface: 6GB/s
Cache: 64MB
Operating temperature: 60 degrees celsius

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SSD:
Kingston SSDNow UV300 120GB
Price: Rs. 3,000 (approx.)

Specs:
Form factor: 2.5"
Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
Compressible Data Transfer: 120GB – 550MB/s Read and 350MB/s Write
Incompressible Data Transfer: 120GB – 505MB/s Read and 280MB/s Write
Power Consumption: 0.1W Idle/0.36W Avg/1.26W (MAX) Read/4.14W (MAX) Write
Storage temperature: -40°C ~ 85°C
Operating temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C

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Graphics Card:
Zotac GTX960 AMP! 2GB GDDR5
Price: Rs. 16,500 (approx.)

Specs:
Base clock: 1266 MHz
Boost clock: 1329 MHz
vRAM: 2GB
128-bit GDDR5
4096 x 2160 Maximum Resolution

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PSU:
Antec VP650P V2
Price: Rs. 4,350 (approx.)

Specs:
650 Watts of Continuous Power
Up to 85% efficiency
Up to 92% power available on +12V rails
120 mm fan delivers quiet, reliable cooling
ATX12V version 2.3 compliant
Dual +12V rails ensure greater system stability
ErP Lot 6: 2010 compliant assuring efficiency and low standby power consumption
Active Power Factor Correction with PF: 0.99 for higher efficiency and less power grid pollution

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Speakers:
F&D W330X Wireless
Price: Rs. 4,600 (approx.)

Specs:
Subwoofer Frequency response: 30Hz ~ 100Hz
Satellite Frequency response: 250Hz ~ 20kHz
Output power (RMS): 56W
Satellite: 14W x 2
Subwoofer: 28W

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Optical Drive:
LG GH24NSD1 DVD+RW
Price: Rs. 935 (approx.)

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Keyboard+Mouse Combo:
Cooler Master Storm Devastator
Price: Rs. 3,050 (approx.)

Specs:
Mouse:

Interface: USB 
DPI: 1000, 1600, 2000 (3 level)
LED backlight: Blue
Mouse Dimension: 119.1 x 64.6 x 36.7 mm
Mouse Weight: 128g/0.28Lbs

Keyboard:
Interface: USB
LED backlight: Full Blue LED backlight
Shortcut Keys: Yes, media & volume adjustments
Keyboard Dimension: 449.7 x 148.4 x 35.6 mm
Keyboard Weight: 898g/1.98Lbs
Warranty: 2 years

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Monitor:
BenQ RL2240HE
Price: Rs. 9,800 (approx.)

Specs:
Backlight Unit: LED
Panel Type: TN
LCD Size: 21.5"W
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution (max.): 1920 × 1080
Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.248
Brightness (typ.): 250 cd/m2
Contrast (typ.): 1000:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 12M:1
Viewing Angle: 170°/160°
Response Time: 1ms GTG

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Cabinet:
Antec X1-T Gaming
Price: Rs. 2,705 (approx.)

Specs:
11 drive bays: 3 x 5.25 / 8 x 3.5
Motherboards: Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX
Maximum graphics card length: 280 mm
Maximum CPU cooler height: 150 mm
7 expansion slots
Maximum-sized CPU cutout
All-Black painted interior
Bottom-mounted PSU with superior cooling airflow
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
Audio In/Out

Prices of all components have been sourced from various vendors at Nehru Place, New Delhi, and primeabgb.com

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