Updated 26 May, 2013, 11:10 am IST
Challenge: Make The Cheapest Gaming PC Yet!
| by Anand Tuliani
There is no doubt about the fact that gaming PCs are expensive, but the term ‘expensive’ is quite relative. A gaming rig for Rs 50,000 is obviously cheaper than the one costing Rs 80,000 or Rs 1,50,000 and so on. The obvious difference is that the more moolah you pump in, the higher you go with the settings the anti-aliasing and such, while gaming. Not to mention the better gaming experience with larger monitors, better graphics cards, speakers and so on.
The Alienware Area-51 Desktop Gaming PC: One Of The quickest ways to blow cash !!There’s a sample hardware configuration of a mainstream gaming PC following the next couple of paragraphs, but before that, let’s get to the point of this article. Apart from the mainstream rig, we’ve listed a couple of entry-level gaming PCs. Now, these PCs will have entry-level hardware and the end product ought to be cheaper, say about Rs 30,000. The two PC configurations we’ve listed are about Rs 30,000 and Rs 39,000.
The challenge is to come up with a good entry-level gaming rig under Rs 25,000 (or lesser). The comments section is open for suggestions, so if you can come up with a better PC configuration in a lower price, send in your entries.
The top three configurations will be put up in Part 2 of this challenge, and from those three configurations, we’ll decided which ‘one’ offers the best gaming experience and the best value for money. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the gaming rigs!
Thermaltake Matrix VD2000BNS
TOTAL Rs 72,250
Powercolor Radeon HD 5750
Now, this gaming PC is a loaded one—well, relatively speaking—and it has all that you need, to enjoy games at higher resolutions and with higher settings. However, with the budget we’re looking at, this PC completely defeats the purpose. No matter how hard you try and replace the hardware components or deduct some from the list, you won’t be able to change the hardware without compromising on the performance. This is why there are entry-level gaming rigs, where you can play games, but at lower resolutions and with all low settings.
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