You have already seen our PC builds ranging from Rs. 30K to 80K that are more than capable of handling modern titles at respectable framerates. Now it’s time to build the ultimate gaming PC under Rs. 1 lakh. With top-of-the-line components, you can expect this beast to run most modern titles at 1440p @ 144 FPS with high settings or 4K @ 60FPS with high-ultra settings.
The CPU of Choice: Ryzen 7 3700X
- Price: Rs. 29,475
- Cores: 8
- Threads: 16
- Base Clock: 3.6 GHz
- Boost Cock: 4.4 GHz
- TDP: 65W
- Socket: AM4
If you’re going for an AMD build, the 3700X is the best bang for your buck you’ll get at the moment. Offering similar performance to the 9700K at a much lower power rating of 65W is impressive as it is, but it also comes bundled with a bundled Wraith Prism RGB cooler in the box. While it offers robust performance in games optimized for multi-core chips like Ashes of Singularity and Total War: Warhammer II, its performance in older titles like Shadow is impressive as well, matching the i9-9900K blow-for-blow.
Best Motherboard for Ryzen: ASUS TUF Gaming X570
- Price:Rs. 16,899
- Memory: 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 MHz Un-buffered Quad-Channel Memory
- I/O: Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, L8200A Gigabit Ethernet
The ASUS TUF Gaming X570 plus is one of the more affordable X570 boards out there with support for the Ryzen 3000 processors and PCIe 4.0. It consists of 4 DDR4 slots with support for ECC and non-ECC memory with a maximum capacity of up to 128 GB. It also comes with a VRM Heatsink and Thermal Pad, along with an active chipset and M.2 heatsink as well to ensure optimal performance under all conditions. Moreover, a CUSTOM DELTA
For an Intel-based build: Intel Core i7-9700K
- Price: Rs. 31,000
- Cores: 8
- Threads: 8
- Base Clock: 3.6 GHz
- Boost Cock: 4.9 GHz
- TDP: 95W
- Socket: LGA1511
The Intel Core 9700K hits the sweet spot between a high-end CPU with excellent performance at an affordable price. While it lacks hyper-threading and comes in at a much higher power rating than similarly-specced Ryzen chips, the atrociously high boost clock makes it the best CPU specifically for gaming. While it takes a hit in multi-core loads, it still offers great value at the price-point.
Best Motherboard for Intel CPUs: MSI Z390 A-Pro
- Price: Rs. 11,800
- Memory: 4 x DDR4 dual-channel memory slots, support up to 64GB
- I/O: 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, 1 x M.2 slot, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 6x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
While the Z390 A-Pro is not specifically targetted towards gamers, it contains all elements of an enthusiast-board except for the RGB. With two full-length PCIe 3.0 slots, and dual-channel memory support of up to 64GB it seems like a no-brainer at this price. Extra features include support for Gigabit Ethernet and an included DisplayPort and DVI-D output.
The GPU of Choice: AMD Radeon RX 5700XT
- Price: Rs. 36,699
- Cores: 2560
- Base Clock: 1605 MHz
- Boost Clock: 1755 MHz
- Memory Clock: 1750 MHz
- Memory: 8GB GDDR6
The Radeon RX 5700XT is AMD’s first GPU to be built from the ground-up for gaming. With the new RDNA architecture, it can directly compete with the likes of the Radeon VII and the RTX 2070 which have significantly more compute performance. It can run most modern games at 1440p 144 frames or 4K 60 frames while offering decent performance in more demanding titles like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Metro Exodus. Check out the benchmarks at the end to get a better idea.
Recommended Power Supply: Corsair VS650
- Price: Rs. 4,193
- Cooling: 120mm Sleeve Bearing Fan (D12SH-12)
- Dimensions: 150mm x 86mm x 125mm
- Rated temperature: 30°C
- MTBF Rating: 100,000 hours
The Corsair VS650, while based on an older design, offers sufficient performance to power your gaming rig. It consists of an efficient 5VSB rail, 80 PLUS, and Cybernetics rating, and best of all, a 3-year warranty.
Recommended Memory: G.SKILL Sniper X 16GB DDR4
- Price: Rs. 7,356
- Form Factor: 288-pin DIMM
- Rated Speed: DDR4-3600
The G.SKILL Sniper X is a dual-channel 16GB memory kit that comes in at a rated speed of 3000MHz. We chose a 2×8 GB kit as it offers better performance with both the Intel Core 9700K as well as the Ryzen 7 3700X over a single 16GB RAM stick. However, if you don’t mind compromising a small hit to your performance, you can go for the CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB, which will be a tad bit cheaper as well.
Best Storage for Gaming: Gigabyte 128GB M.2 NVMe
- Price: Rs. 2,510
- Form Factor: M.2 2280
- Interface: PCI-Express 3.0 x2, NVMe 1.3
- Seq. Read Speeds: 1100 MB/s
- Seq. Write Speeds: 500MB/s
While you can still go for a hard drive and get more storage at a cheaper price-point, an SSD, especially an M.2 NVMe can really change the game. With speeds up to 10x faster than even the fastest hard drive, an NVMe SSD can speed up game load times and result in much smoother performance. You can supplement your storage with a Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200 RPM for an HDD.
While the choice of a case depends on your personal preference, here are 2 of your picks:
To sum up, our choice of components for the best PC build under 1 lakh INR is as follows:
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X/Intel Core i7-9700K (Rs. 29,475/Rs. 31,000)
- Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Rs. 36,699)
- Motherboard: ASUS TUF Gaming X570/MSI Z390 A-Pro (Rs. 16,899/ Rs. 11,800 )
- Memory: G.SKILL Sniper X 16GB DDR4 (Rs. 7,356)
- SSD for OS: Gigabyte 128GB M.2 NVMe (Rs. 2,510)
- HDD: Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200 RPM (Rs. 2,900)
- Power supply: Corsair VS650 (Rs. 4,193)
- Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L/Corsair Carbide Series 175R RGB Mid-Tower ATX (Rs. 3,441/ Rs. 3,400)