Today we bring you our Mid-Range PC Buying guide and we have not one but three options depending on your budget. And yes, there is an Intel option as well for all those who complained about its absence the last time. Like any gaming PC we build on Techtree, primary importance is given to the graphics card and then based on that the other components are chosen. The key to building a good PC - whatever its use - is balance. Never go overboard with any component, no matter how attractive the deal may be, or else you may find yourself stuck with weak links in the build.
For today's build we've set ourselves three budgets picking up from where we left off our Entry-level Gaming PC. So, we have a system for 40K, 45K and 50K respectively. Remember, you'll have to pay a bit more for the Operating System. We suggest you go with Windows 7 since all games nowadays are made for it and it also supports DX11, which will be important going ahead.
For our first build, we set out with a budget of Rs.40K. For the CPU we've gone with a slightly bumped up version of our entry-level build, the Athlon II X3 440, which runs at 3.0GHz. No change in the motherboard though. We've ditched the Corsair RAM and gone with OCZ for its slightly cheaper price with similar features.
The graphics card we chose was an MSI HD5770, which comes with a nice custom cooler and is priced really well. This will easily drive your games at full HD resolutions and your all set for DX11 as well. Since we are working on a budget, we went with the BenQ G2220HD, which is very good 22" full HD monitor. The rest of the specifications remain pretty much the same from our previous build. You can customize it to your liking.