Looking to build a Gaming PC for 1440p gaming but don’t want to go all out? As always, we’ve got you covered. With a budget of Rs. 90K, it’s important to not go all out on a specific component and instead choose the ones that complement each other to get the best performance out of your rig. We have refined this build to focus on 1440p gaming instead of 4K. For the latter, check out our build under Rs. 1 Lakh.

The CPU of Choice: Ryzen 5 3600X

3600X
  • Price: Rs. 20,849
  • Cores: 6
  • Threads: 12
  • Base Clock: 3.8 GHz
  • Boost Cock: 4.4 GHz
  • TDP: 95W
  • Socket: AM4

The Ryen 5 3600X is arguably the best-valued processor for gaming, with a boost clock of 4.4GHz alone offering best-in-class single-threaded performance. While it’s rated at 95W as compared to the 3600, the extra bit of performance certainly makes up for it. It also comes with an included Wraith-Spire cooler and remains relatively cool (Under 80 C) even under heavy workloads. The 3600X is currently the best budget and mainstream pick as compared to the competition.

Best Motherboard for Ryzen: ASUS TUF B450 Plus

  • Price: Rs. 9,800
  • Memory: 4 x DIMM Max 64 GB DDR4 with up to 3200 MHz
  • I/O: Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Gen 1 ports, HDMI 2.0, DVI-D output

The ASUS TUF Gaming B450 Plus is by-far the perfect match for a Ryzen 5 processor. It comes with a VRM setup that allows for overclocking, custom DTS audio setup, supports CrossFireX technology and also comes with AURA RGB lighting. It also supports up to 64 GB of memory with up to 3200 MHz with OC and a resolution of up to 4096×2160@60Hz.

For an Intel-based build: Intel Core i5-9600K

i5 9600K
  • Price: Rs. 20,100
  • Cores: 6
  • Threads: 6
  • Base Clock: 3.7 GHz
  • Boost Cock: 4.6 GHz (With Turbo Boost)
  • TDP: 95W
  • Socket: LGA1511

The i5-9600K is great specifically for gaming thanks to its excellent single-core performance enabled by Turbo Boost. While it doesn’t include a cooler and can get significantly hot with temperatures up to 100 C at times, the sheer brute force in single-core workloads makes it a compelling buy. You might also consider pairing it with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED cooler to keep those temps down.

Best Motherboard for Intel CPUs: MSI Z370 A-Pro

  • Price: Rs. 10,738
  • 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 Z370 A-PRO isn’t specifically a motherboard for gaming, it offers the best value when paired with a 9600K. What it lacks in RGB, it makes up for it in its high-end feature-set including multi-GPU and Intel Optane memory support. It also supports DDR4 memory up to 4000MHz and is a great pick-up at the price.

The GPU of Choice: AMD Radeon RX 5700

  • Price: Rs. 31,499
  • Cores: 2304
  • Base Clock: 1465 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1725 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 1750 MHz
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR6

While the RX 5700XT offers ~10% extra performance while costing 15% more than the RX 5700, we’ll be using the money saved for better memory and PSU. This is because we’re using the 3600X or the 9600K and both are optimized for 1080p-1440p performance, and we can neglect the extra bit of performance offered by the 500XT in 4K. That said it can handle pretty much anything you throw at it, offering up to 120 frames at 1440p in most modern titles.

Recommended Power Supply: Corsair CX650M

  • Price: Rs. 6,450
  • Fan Size: 120mm
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 86mm x 140mm
  • Rated temperature: 40°C
  • MTBF Rating: 100,000 hours

The Corsair CX650M is arguably the best mainstream power supply. It features a sleeve-bearing fan with a ridiculously high minimum speed of 840 rpm and a performs optimally even under high temperatures with full power at 45 C. It also comes with a 5-year warranty.

Recommended Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 2x8GB

  • Price: Rs. 8,872
  • Form Factor: 288-pin DIMM
  • Rated Speed: DDR4 3000 MHz

The G.SKILL Trident Z RGB is an absolutely stunning RAM kit (2x8GB) that offers great performance as well. While it can reach speeds of up to 4266MHz on paper, with a 3600X or a 9600K, you can easily overclock it to 3000MHz. With the included support for D.O.C.P profiles for AMD and XMP for Intel, this kit won’t look out of place even in an enthusiast build.

Recommended Storage: WD Green 480GB SATA III

  • Price: Rs. 4,050
  • Form factor: 2.5″/7mm cased, M.2 2280
  • Interface: SATA III 6 Gb/s
  • Seq. Read: Up to 545MB/s

Time to put the extra saved from the GPU to some good use.WD Green 480GB is an M.2 SATA III SSD that make a serious difference in your gaming experience. From much shorter load times to being more reliable than an HDD in general, an SSD is a must to ensure optimal performance for your PC.

Best Case for the Build: NZXT H500

  • Price: Rs. 6,400
  • Form Factor: Mid tower
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 460mm x 428mm
  • Weight: 7 Kg
  • Radiator Support: 120mm, 140mm, 280mm
  • I/O Ports: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x Headphone/Mic
  • Drive Bays: 3 x 3.5-inch HDD, 2 x 2.5-inch SSD

The NZXT H500 is one of the most compact mid-tower cases on the market. It’s quite easy to build in and has specific support for cable management. Moreover, it offers great cooling, especially for the GPU in a small form factor. Combined with excellent cable management, 4x SSD slots and 2x drive bays, it offers great value for the price.

Summary:

To sum up, our choice of components for the best PC build under Rs. 90,000 are as follows:

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