At present, the budget PC market is ripe with opportunities. There’s the GeForce GTX 1660 Super offering performance on par with the 1660 Ti for much less, and you’ve got the Ryzen 5 3500 and the Intel Core i5-9400F battling it out on the CPU side. In this post, we’ll be building a 1080p gaming build ideal for playing eSports titles like PUBG and Fortnite at ultra settings while sustaining 75+FPS on an average.
Best CPU for Gaming @ 1080p: AMD Ryzen 5 3500
Price: Rs. 11,199 (Link)
|Cores/Threads||Case Clock||Boost Clock||Cache||TDP|
The AMD Ryzen 5 3500 was launched quietly in the Asia Pacific region a while back without any pomp or fanfare. We’re not sure what the reason behind that might be, but we do know that it is a solid CPU, one that gives Intel’s Coffee Lake based i5s a run for their money. It performs on par with the Core i5-9400F in gaming workloads and beats it in multi-threaded applications used for content creation.
Recommended Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super
Price: Rs. 19,990 (Link)
|Cores||Boost Clock||Memory||Memory Clock||Bus Width|
|1408||1800MHz||6GB GDDR6||14 Gbps||192-bit|
With the launch of the GeForce GTX 1660 Super, reaching 100+ FPS at 1080p (or 60 FPS at QHD) has become a lot more economical. Thanks to the faster memory and the improved bandwidth that’s the result, the GTX 1660 Super renders as many as 85 FPS in taxing titles like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and The Division 2. When it comes to the Battle Royale genre consisting of games like Fortnite and PUBG, you can expect well over 100 FPS at Full HD.
Best Motherboard for Ryzen 5 3500: MSI B450M PRO-M2 V2
Price: Rs. 5,585 (Link)
|Memory||2 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 32GB @ 3466MHz|
|PCIe Slots||1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1|
|Storage||4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 1 x M.2|
|USB Slots||2 x USB 3.1, 6 x USB 2.0|
The MSI B450M PRO is one of the most economical B450 motherboards you’ll find out there. With support for up
Recommended Memory: Adata XPG Gammix D30 8GBx2 @ 3000MHz
Price: Rs. 5,398 (Link)
Adata’s XPG memory modules are the most economical. Instead of going for a more expensive kit that’ll cost as much as your CPU, this 3000MHz dual-channel config will serve you just fine. To get the most out of it, you can always overclock it.
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE 450W
Price: Rs. 2,450 (Link)
Since this is a sub-50K setup, we won’t be investing in a Gold or Platinum PSU nor a modular one. The Cooler Master MWE 450W is our
Case: Thermaltake Versa N21
Price: Rs. 3,400 (Link)
For the case, it largely comes down to preferences. There are tons of options nowadays with gorgeous cases from Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master, Thermaltake, NZXT and even Circle. For this build, we’re suggesting the Thermaltake Versa N21. Our second choice is the Versa N23 which is priced the same but retains the looks of a pricey case.
Since we have some mullah to spare, we’ll be investing in premium storage options as they can significantly improve your overall experience. The 256GB NVMe SSD will boost your boot times by 5-10 times over traditional magnetic storage while cutting loading times by up to 90%.
Summary: Best Gaming PC Build Under Rs. 50,000
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 3500||Rs. 11,199|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super||Rs. 19,990|
|Motherboard||MSI B450M PRO-M2 V2||Rs. 5,582|
|Memory||Adata XPG Gammix D30 8GBx2||Rs. 5,650|
|SSD||Silicon Power 256GB NVMe||Rs. 3,599|
|Power Supply||Cooler Master MWE 450W||Rs. 2,450|
|Case||Thermaltake Versa N21||Rs. 3,400|