If you are looking to upgrade to a newer gaming rig, now is the time. With new GPUs, CPUs and motherboards in the market, you can easily get yourself up to speed. Here is the hardware you should consider.
1. Prices sourced from multiple vendors based in Nehru Place and Primeabgb.com
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CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-6600K/ Intel® Core™ i7 6700K priced at Rs. 17,500 / Rs. 27,000
The 6th gen Intel unlocked processors is our weapon of choice for a gaming machine. The Intel® Core™ i5-6600K will be suffice for each and every game you will play for at least the next 2 years. And, if you want more headroom, get yourself the Intel® Core™ i7 6700K. However, the sweetest part about both these processors is overclockability, which means you can squeeze more power from the processors. For more details on how to overclock the 6th Gen Intel desktop processors based on Intel Skylake architecture, refer to this link
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H60 = Rs. 4,000
A water cooler is not necessary but recommended and the Corsair Hydro H60 is a considerable option.
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Ranger = Rs. 17,000
The new Intel 6th Gen Core processors recommended for this build come unlocked and the Asus Maximus VIII Ranger will let you harness that power without the need of getting lost in the manuals on “How to overclock”. The motherboard has an easy overclock mode which will let you overclock the CPU via supplied software based utility.
GPU: MSI GTX 960 / 970 Gaming = Rs. 16,500 / Rs. 27,000
If you want to do 1080p gaming, a GTX 960 from Nvidia offers good value in terms of FPS vs cost. While, for gamers wanting to go beyond you want to do gaming on a 2K monitor, you can look at GTX 970.
RAM: G Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4 (F4-2400C15D-16GRR) 16GB = Rs. 10,000
The new Z170 motherboard architecture makes DDR4 memory the new standard. We are recommending 16GB DDR4 RAM kit which should be more than enough for gaming.
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM = Rs. 3,500
The 1TB Seagate Barracuda will be responsible for all your data, keep it as a secondary drive to store stuff.
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 120GB = Rs. 4,500
A 120GB SSD should be sufficient to for your windows as well as for your most used softwares. Keep the SSD as your boot drive. If you want to put your games on a SSD as well, invest in at least a 500GB SSD.
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