To make purchase decisions easy, I will be releasing PC build guides that should be perfect for many users looking for an end solution. This series will be done once per quarter, it will cater to three price segments. The under “Rs. 35,000/-“, “Rs. 50,000/-” and Rs. 75,000/-. This only includes system builds and not peripherals and add-ons. Some products mentioned here are reviewed while some products are tried and tested by assemblers or people I know. You can get better choices with similar price range, but this guide will help you to keep realistic goals and gives a base reference. Buy what you need but waste none!
Building a low-cost PC Guide is challenging but its still manageable. Usually, people looking for this price segment either play games catering to eSports such as DOTA2, Counter-Strike: GO and the new Overwatch which requires 4GB memory and a minimum of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 4400 discrete/onboard graphics to play. Of course, you will be tempted to play AAA titles which should keep you entertained in low or medium settings.
Core System Build for Rs. 35,000/-
Processor: Intel Pentium G4400 Skylake Dual-Core 3.3GHz Desktop Processor
Yes, it is a dual-core Skylake processor BUT it does have two threads so ‘technically’ it will function as a quad-core. With a budget this restriction, you should save on other components as much as possible to make room for the graphic card. If you are in a situation where you don’t wish to buy a graphic card, you can use the onboard graphic solution to get through the day-to-day general use. But gaming? I wouldn’t count on it.
Motherboard: Gigabyte H110M-S2
You’ll have to go cheap on the motherboard as well. But you cannot afford to go down on the quality. I’ve seen motherboard be used by many system builders for a low-cost non-gaming solution but it should be fine for low-cost gaming solution as well. The main difference between the B150 and H110 is that B150 will give you more features and add-ons. This motherboard will provide two DDR4 DIMM slots, four SATA slots, 4 USB 3.0 and 6 USB 3.0. It is unlikely you’ll go multi-GPU setup for support of a single PCIe 3.0 x16 is adequate.