As the title suggests, we’ll be listing parts of a gaming PC for roughly ₹80,000 with this article. This PC build is suitable for playing most modern games at 60fps in Quad HD (1440p). Unfortunately, we had to cut down on some aspects of the build compared to our last guide in this price segment due to price bumps of certain products. Without any further ado, let us jump right into it:
Parts For PC Build Under ₹80,000:
CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 3600
After a one-click activation OC in Ryzen Master, the Ryzen 5 3600 offers about the same performance as the 3600X, but for ₹2,500 less. It also comes with a very capable stock cooler and has features from higher-end processors like Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT, the AMD equivalent of Hyper-Threading), which makes AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 the king of value.
Motherboard – MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX
The B450M Pro-M2 MAX from MSI is one of the more affordable B450 boards. It focuses on providing value without having to sacrifice too much on the overall performance and quality of the board. It provides all the basic features one needs, and will also allow you to overclock your processor. All this makes it the best budget choice for our build. Make sure to look around and see if there are more affordable B450 options around you, though, as motherboard prices vary a lot from place to place.
We opted to go for the most affordable 3200MHz CL16 stick we could find in this build since Ryzen CPUs tend to get a significant bump in performance with faster memory. Remember to overclock the memory to run at its advertised speed of 3200 MHz, though, or it will run at the JEDEC default of 2133 MHz. Depending on your motherboard, the memory overclock may be called DOCP (Direct Overclock Profile), EOCP (Extended Overclock Profiles), or XMP (eXtreme Memory Profile). If you have no plans to upgrade your PC in the future, a 4GBx2 kit is better suited for you, as Ryzen processors benefit heavily from dual-channel memory.
Video Card – MSI RX 5700 Mech OC
The 5700 is without a doubt the best card at this price point with superior performance than the 2060 but a similar price. The loss of ray tracing doesn’t really hurt because of the limited amount of titles with support for it. We chose the MSI version for this build because it is the most affordable one with a decent cooling solution. You can opt for other variants too, especially if you can get them for a better price, just make sure to look up a review for the specific cooler as some variants are known to have issues.
The SU800 is an SSD that performs admirably for the price, thanks to the use of 3D TLC NAND in it. We chose a 256 GB variant for our build as it offers enough to store Windows and your most-used applications. The WD Blue will serve as our mass storage, to make sure you don’t run out of space for your games. We did not opt for an NVMe SSD as this build is a bit more budget-oriented. The minimal performance increase in most activities does not justify the price hike.
Cases are very subjective, so feel free to choose any case that you like as long as it fits the build’s components. I will be choosing the Corsair 175R for this build though, because of its low price, sleek looks and ease to build in.
Power Supply – Corsair CX550
The CX550 is an affordable certified 80+ Bronze with 5 years of warranty and includes black braided cables. There are cheaper options available, but I personally would not recommend most of them for your build, as it is important to get a good power supply for the lifetime of your PC components.
Summary Of The Build
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 3600||₹16,500|
|Motherboard||MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX||₹5,900|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB||₹6,700|
|Video Card||MSI RX 5700 Mech OC||₹32,999|
|Storage||ADATA Ultimate SU800 512 GB SSD|
WD Caviar Blue 1 TB 7200RPM HDD
|Case||Corsair Carbide Series 175R RGB||₹3,552|
|Power Supply||Corsair CX550||₹4,700|