Best Gaming PC Build Under Rs. 30,000: January 2020


    Contrary to popular belief, building a 1080p gaming build is quite easy. If you’re aiming for “just playable” FHD, then you don’t need more than Rs. 30K. For 1080p 60FPS in every title, it’s best to invest in a 50K build, but if you are okay with dropping some settings, 60 FPS is achievable even with a 30K build.

    Best Budget CPU for Gaming: Intel Core i3-9100F

    Price: Rs. 6,150 (Link)

    Cores / ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockL3 CacheTDPMemory Support
    4/43.6GHz4.2GHz6MB65WDual DDR4-2400MHz

    The Core i3-9100F is undoubtedly the best gaming CPU under the 10K mark. With a TDP of 65W, it packs four cores running at an impressive 4.20GHz. It includes 6MB of L3 cache and support for dual-channel DDR4 RAM (rated at 2400MHz). It’s faster than the 6th and 7th Gen Core i7 processors (just to give you an idea).

    Best Budget Graphics Card for 1080p Gaming: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB

    Price: Rs. 10,850 (Link)

    Memory4GB GDDR5
    Boost Clock1665MHz
    Mem. Clock8Gbps
    Bus Width128-bit
    Dimensions160×116 (mm)
    Warranty3 Years

    It’s really hard to find a Radeon RX 570 at a decent price at the moment. However, if you do manage to find one under the 11K mark, JUST BUY IT! If not, well then like the rest of us, I’ll be recommending the GeForce GTX 1650. Granted it’s slightly slower than the 570 but it works well for 1080p gaming and has an incredibly low TDP of 75W.

    Best Motherboard for the Core i3-9100F: Asus Prime H310M

    Price: Rs. 4,399 (Link)

    CPUIntel 8th and 9th Gen (mini-ITX)
    RAM2 x DDR4 memory slots, supports up to 32GB @ 2666 MHz
    PCIe1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
    Storage4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

    The ASUS Prime H310M is one of the cheapest Coffee Lake compatible motherboards, but considering that we’re opting for an i3 that can’t be overclocked, it’s quite viable. It comes with two DDR4 RAM DIMMs, one PCIe x16 lane and four SATA slots. You won’t be getting any M.2 slots here though nor any RGB.

    Best RAM for Core i3-9100F: Adata XPG Gammix D30 8GB DDR4

    Price: Rs. 2,900 (Link)

    Intel’s Coffee Lake chips aren’t sensitive to memory so we’ll be opting for an 8GB 2666MHz stick. Regardless, as the mobo doesn’t support higher frequencies, it’s pointless to go for expensive models. You can easily add a second 8GB DIMM later on for dual-channel support but for now, this will be enough.

    Recommended PSU: Cooler Master MWE 450 230V

    Price: Rs. 2,485 (Link)

    Cooler Master’s MWE 450W retails for Rs. 2,485. It’s really compact and features decent components. For a low-end build, there’s no need to go for a Bronze rated or modular PSU. It’s just not worth it.

    PC Case: Antec VSK 4000B

    Price: Rs. 2,200 (Link)

    At this budget, we’ll have to accept the fact that a fancy cabinet is out of reach. Sure, you can upgrade later on but at the moment we’ll have to forgo all those shiny tempered glass panels and RGB lighting. The Antec VSK 4000B costs just over two thousand but still doesn’t look like trash. Possibly the best low-end PC cabinet.

    Storage: Adata Ultimate SU630 240GB

    Price: Rs. 2,150 (Link)

    It’s better to go with a smaller SSD rather than opting for a slow HDD. If you can afford it, it’s best to go with a 240GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. But if you can’t afford both, then the former is the priority.

    Summary: Best Gaming PC Build Under Rs. 30,000:

    CPUIntel Core i3-9100FRs. 6,150
    Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GBRs. 10,850
    MotherboardAsus Prime H310MRs. 4,399
    MemoryAdata XPG D30 8GB @ 2666MHz Rs. 2,900
    SSDAdata Ultimate SU630 240GB Rs 2,150
    Power SupplyCooler Master MWE 450 230V Rs. 2,485
    CaseAntec VSK 4000B Rs. 2,200
    TotalRs. 31,134


    1. Hi, All In One PCs are expensive, is there option to assemble CPU (as per your advice above) and then connect with Monitor using BT or wireless USB device? Aim is to have wireless display

    2. Bro If I am buying RX 570 instead of GTX 1650, do I have to change any other parts mentioned in the post like power supply or motherboard? If so, please tell me.

    3. There is a bottleneck issue with the cpu and gpu as processor is weak for gpu.I expected quality conten from you but its a waste.Also anyone can try it.

    4. Bro there is a SSD. SSD is better as it doesn’t have any moving parts. and its also faster. if you want to you can buy a hard drive as well and store your games on it and put your windows on SSD for faster boot times!

    5. its ok but you wont get that much awsome good gaming perfomance with the graphics card provided by the cpu, so a graphics is recommended

    6. the gtx 1650 is supposed to be sold at 10k nivida told in their website that its shoud be sold for 10k but because of covid and gpu shortages the priceses went up now you can find a gtx 1650 for 12 or11k in shops that sells this card the card are overpiced in amzon and etc because of gpu shortages

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