With a budget of 80K, you can build a decent gaming PC that’s capable of pushing 60+ FPS across all modern titles at 1440p. For this build we’ll be going with a Ryzen 3000 chip paired with an Nvidia Turing-based RTX GPU. So let’s get right into it!
[Note – Products are quickly going out of stock across stores and prices are on the rise due to limited stocks during lockdown, so keep that in mind.]
CPU – Ryzen 5 3600
Price: Rs. 16,750 (Link)
The Ryzen 5 3600 is undoubtedly the best choice in this segment, especially for a gaming PC. An all-rounder in all workloads and miles better than its competitor i5 in pretty much all tasks, the 3600 makes sure the CPU doesn’t limit you while gaming. 6 cores boosting upto 4.2GHz make it the best choice, unless you have more CPU-intensive workloads. In that case I’d recommend investing more on the CPU rather than GPU. But for a build focused on gaming, the 3600 is the best all-rounder choice.
Motherboard – AsRock B450M Steel Legend
Price: Rs. 9,300 (Link)
For Ryzen 3000 chips, a B450 board is your only option. That leaves us with manufacturers and their tons of different varients. You can pretty much choose any good reputed B450 board as long as it serves your port needs, unless you’re planning to overclock your CPU. For overclocking you’ll need something with good VRMs to ensure sufficient voltage supply to the CPU. The AsRock B450M Steel Legend is one of the best boards in the segment and comes with good VRMs allowing you to overclock the 3600 to your will. With good connectivity options, its sleek looks come with controllable RGB that can be synced with your RAM and case.
Memory – Adata XPG D30 8GBx2 3000Mhz
Price: Rs. 3,450 * 2 (Link)
It’s common knowledge that Ryzen is really sensitive to memory speeds. So it’s important that your memory runs at atleast 3000Mhz. Adata XPG D30 modules have CL16 timings and are also the cheapest, so we’ll be going with these. You can opt for an RGB kit if your budget allows. Remember to get two 8GB sticks for a dual channel configuration, not a single 16GB stick, as that heavily affects performance regardless of the fact that it still totals to 16GB.
Graphics Card – Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2060
Price: Rs. 26,499 (Link)
The RTX 2060 is a powerhouse of a card. With 6GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14GB/s, this little beast is easily capable of handling AAA titles at 1440p. And the new DLSS 2.0 feature from Nvidia makes it viable for even 4K gaming. Apart from more raw processing power, DLSS is one of the major selling points for the RTX 2060 over the GTX cards.
You’ll also get Death Stranding for free on purchasing an RTX card before August 31th. See the DLSS magic below running on our RTX 2060. On top of that, Zotac cards provide an extended 5 year warranty, rather than the usual 3 years by most brands.
PSU – Corsair CX550
Price: Rs. 4,700 (Link)
The power supply is the most underlooked component of a build, while it shouldn’t be. It’s what regulates power into your components, so getting a reliable PSU is much more important than many people think. For a decent build like this, atleast a Bronze certified PSU is recommended. As for power consumption, 550W will be enough for this build. Looking at options, the Corsair CX550 is one of the better ones, so we’ll be going with that.
Storage – Crucial P1 500GB NVMe + Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Price: Rs. 6,600 (Link)
A good PC calls for good storage. Not only in terms of capacity, but also in proper read/write speeds, TBW and quality standards. With a decent budget of 80K, opting for an NVMe SSD is the clear choice. With read speeds upto 1900MB/s and a 5 year warranty, the Crucial P1 easily holds its position as the best value-for-money NVMe SSD out there. With the 500GB P1 into your boot drive, you’ll still have most of the drive empty for a decent amount of games. That coupled with a 1 terabyte of Seagate Barracuda should be enough for all your storage needs.
Case – Cooler Master MB511 RGB
Price: Rs. 5,875 (Link)
Cases are the last component to pay attention to, in my opinion, and purely a personal preference as long as it ensures proper airflow and fits in all your components. As for me, I’d suggest the MB511 from Cooler Master as it easily allows your component to breathe with the mesh front panel, while looking modern (with mandatory RGB for the performance boost). The side tempered glass gives you a direct look at the inside for all your Instagram posts. The 3 RGB intake fans can also be synced to your motherboard, giving you complete control of your machine.
Summary of Our 80K Gaming PC Build
|CPU||Ryzen 5 3600||₹16,750|
|Motherboard||AsRock B450M Steel Legend||₹9,300|
|Memory||Adata XPG D30 8GBx2 3000Mhz||₹3,450 * 2|
|Storage||Crucial P1 500GB NVMe|
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
|Video Card||Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2060||₹26,499|
|Case||Cooler Master MB511 RGB||₹5,875|
|Power Supply||Corsair CX550||₹4,700|
So that wraps up our 80K gaming PC build guide. Feel free to drop any suggestions in comments. Constructive feedback is always welcome!
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