Build a sweet gaming rig


It’s a generally accepted fact that gamers around the world are largely of two types – those who like on PCs, and those who prefer consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. While consoles can be generally considered as a one-time investment , PC gamers need to upgrade their machines’ hardware on a more frequent basis to ensure that they are able to play the latest and greatest titles without any issues.That being said, PC gamers love to assemble their customized gaming rigs from scratch, stuffing it with a best-in-class CPU, oodles of RAM, ultra-fast GPUs and then some more. And all of that stuff certainly doesn’t come cheap.But fret not, as it’s possible to assemble a top-performing gaming rig of your own, that too for under Rs 75,000. Don’t believe us? Here are the components you’ll be needing.Zebronics Unicorn ZEB-522B – This gaming cabinet sports a plastic and metal build with a transparent side panel. It has 7 expansion slots and ports, an optional 120mm front fan for air intake, and 3.5-inch HDD slots. All this just at a price of Rs 2,500.Corsair VS650 – With a power output of 650 Watts, the corsair VS650 (seen above) houses a 120mm low noise fan, along with 4 SATA cables and 4 peripheral connectors. Bearing a price tag of Rs 4,500, the SMPS has a metal build and measures 150mmx86mmx140mm.Corsair 8GB DDR4 Vengeance LPX – Corsair’s is a respected name when it comes to gaming memory modules and the Vengeance LPX certainly doesn’t disappoint. The 8GB DDR4 RAM module supports overclocking and is optimized for Intel X99 motherboards. It comes at a price of Rs 2,800, and sports a pure aluminium build for faster heat dissipation.Intel Core i5 6600K – Based on Intel’s Skylake microarchitecture, the Core i5 6600K CPU was launched only last year. The quad-core CPU has a base clock of 3.5GHz, along with support for 64GB of RAM and integrated Intel HD 530 graphics. The processor is available at around Rs 16,800 from numerous Indian e-commerce websites.GIGABYTE G1 Gaming 3 Z170X – Priced at Rs 12,500, this is one of the best gaming motherboards (seen below) you can get. It supports 6th gen Intel Core CPUs, and has a total of 4 DDR4 RAM expansion slots, along with Realtek ALC1150 7.1-Channel HD audio.Zotac Nvidia GTX960 AMP! Edition – The GTX1080 may be the top beast in the market right now, but Nvidia’s GTX960 GPU is still capable of handling most games with ease. Priced at Rs 17,000, Zotac’s GTX960 toting AMP! Edition comes with 2GB of DDR5 memory, Microsoft DirectX 12 support, dual-fan IceStorm cooling system and more.Western Digital WD4003FZEX SATA – Western Digital’s WD4003FZEX can hold up to 4TB of data, which is more than enough for quite a few games. The SATA HDD has data protection and vibration control features, and bears a 3.5-inch form factor. Having rotational speed of 7200RPM and transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s, the hard disk costs close to Rs 18,300 on e-commerce websites.So there you have it. A powerful hard drive, an impressive graphics card, a feature-loaded motherboard, a blazing-fast processor, a speedy RAM and a formidable power supply, along with a good looking cabinet to put them all in. What’s more, all these components are easily extensible, so you can upgrade them to arm your rig for the upcoming games.There are several factors that make a customisable gaming rig better than a console. But let’s keep that discussion for some other day.

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