Building a 4K gaming PC under 1 lakh (Rs. 1,00,000) can be quite challenging. It’s hard to settle for a good graphics card and choosing the right CPU can also a right pain in the rear. Then there’s the memory. People are usually divided over which kit to pair with the Ryzen 3000 chip. The fastest ones cost an insane 20K while going for a cheaper option brings out the fear of a bottleneck. In this post, we will be putting together a 4K gaming PC under the 1 lakh mark. You can also use it for 1440p 144 FPS gaming, but 4K is our primary focus.
Best Gaming CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
- Price: Rs. 20,449 (Link)
|Cores / Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L3 Cache||TDP|
The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X offers just the right balance of price and performance. It’s par with the Ryzen 7 3700X when it comes to gaming performance and manages to beat even the Cire i7-8700K in multi-threaded worloads such as video editing, rendering and other applications used for content creation. Just pair it with a speedy memory kit and you’re good to go.
Related reading: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X: The Best Gaming CPU under Rs. 30,000 ($300)
Best Motherboard for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X: MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max
- Price: Rs. 9,200 (Link)
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Gen|
|RAM||4 x DDR4 memory slots, supports up to 64GB @ 4133 MHz|
|PCIe||2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots|
|Storage||6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 1 x M.2 slot|
|USB||2 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 6 x USB 2.0|
The Gigabyte B450 Gaming Plus is one of the best boards you can buy for a 3rd Gen Ryzen 5 or the Ryzen 7 3700X. These chips don’t come with much headrooom for overclocking, so fast memory and sustained boost clocks are your best bets. It consists of 4 DDR4 slots with a maximum capacity of up to 64GB @ 4133MHz. It comes with AMD XFire support, 6 SATA slots, 4 PCIe x4 slots and a Turbo M.2 as well.
Best Graphics Card for 4K Gaming: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
- Price: Rs. 39,999 (Link)
|Connectors||1 x 8 + 1 x 6-pin|
NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super is one of the best upper mid-range graphics cards on the market. While the reference Radeon RX 5700 XT is cheaper by a lofty 6K and performs only slightly worse, it will give you a migraine with all that excessive heat and noise. So unless you’re hard-pressed for cash, I’d recommend steering clear of it.
Recommended Power Supply: Antec NE650M
- Price: Rs. 4,635 (Link)
The Antec NE650M is a semi-modular, Bronze certified PSU that comes with a whole 5 years of warranty. It should be sufficient for this build.
Recommended Memory: ADATA XPG Spectrix D60G 8GBX2 DDR4 3200MHz RGB
- Price: Rs. 7,799 (Link)
I’m sure you’ll want even more RGB in your system and the ADATA XPG Spectix promises just that, other than you know…speedy memory at a decent price point. It’s not very economical to opt for a 3600MHz kit as they’ll cost almost double without offering a notable performance boost. You can always overclock these DIMMs to 3400MHz at the very least to extract every last bit of performance from your Ryzen chip.
Best SSD for Gaming: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2
- Price: Rs. 9,749 (Link)
|Interface||PCI-Express 3.0 x2, NVMe 1.3|
|Seq. Read Speeds||3,500 MB/s|
|Seq. Write Speeds||3,500 MB/s|
The Samsung 970 EVO Plus is one of the fastest SSDs on the market with blazing fast speeds of up to 3,500 MB/s. With a drive this fast, you’ll never go back to traditional HDDs. We opted for a 3600X so we could spend the extra bucks on storage as it’ll have a much more noticeable impact on your gaming experience than a 3700X.
Recommended Case: Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow
Price: Rs. 7,099 (Link)
Summary: Best Gaming PC Build Under Rs 1 Lakh for 4K & 1440p
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 3600X||Rs. 20,449|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super||Rs. 39,999|
|Motherboard||MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max||Rs. 9,200|
|Memory||ADATA XPG Gammix D30 16GB||Rs. 7,799|
|SSD||Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2||Rs. 9,749|
|Power Supply||Antec NE650M||Rs. 4,635|
|Case||Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow||Rs. 7,099|