Building a decent gaming PC in India under budget restraints is quite the herculean task. With taxes and crazy import duties being a PC aficionado this far East is quite an expensive hobby. Nevertheless, we here are TechQuila are committed to helping you build the best PC for the moolah you have on hand. So, if you’ve been looking to build a gaming PC under the 60,000 INR price bracket, you’ve come to the right place and the right article. Oh, did we already mention that this build would be capable of pulling off 60+ FPS at a 1080p ultra? Thank us later!
Best Budget Gaming CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F
Price: Rs. 11,999 (Link)
Intel’s CPU prices have dropped by a notch ever since the Ryzen 3000 parts hit retail. The 9th Gen Core i5-9400F has come down to 12K INR, making it the ideal processor for our PC build under 60K. It is faster than every other AMD Ryzen chip in this price range when it comes to gaming and the six-cores provide enough oomph to run heaviest of workloads.
Best Budget Gaming Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Price: Rs. 17,900 (Link)
Let’s put that money we saved with the CPU to better use now, shall we? With the award-winning Turing architecture from NVIDIA, 6 gigabytes of GDDR5 memory paired with a 192-bit bus, the Twin X2 GTX 1660 from INNO3D is “THE” GPU to get in this price range.
It has enough grunt to handle most modern titles with ease at 1080p ultra. Twitch and YouTube sessions would be a complete breeze! The same cooling solution from the bigger RTX 2060 and 2070 make their way here and this is the icing on the cake. Open Broadcaster Software optimization also comes standard with these 1660s.
Best Budget Motherboard for Gaming: ASUS ROG Strix B365-G
Price: Rs. 8,675 (Link)
The ASUS ROG Strix B365 Gaming is one of the most feature-loaded Intel motherboards featuring SupremeFX audio, Auro Sync RGB, multiple USB 3.1 ports and an overall gorgeous design that the ROG line is known for. While it may be a bit on the expensive side, the extra features are well worth it and the board is one of the most durable ones to boot.
Best RAM for Intel Core i5-9400F: ADATA XPG Gammix D10 8GB
Price: Rs. 3,200 (Link)
Unlike the Ryzen CPUs, the Intel processors aren’t that sensitive to memory, and as such, there’s no reason to splurge for an expensive memory kit. The ADATA XPG 8GB DIMM priced a little over 3K should do just fine for this price effective rig.
SSD for OS: Samsung 860 EVO (Price: Rs. 3799)
HDD: Any 7200 rpm drive
Power-supply: Antec VP600P 600W
Price: Rs. 3,450 (Link)
For the power supply, we have Antec’s 600W solution which is more than sufficient to power this rig safely, providing ample overclocking headroom for the GeForce GTX 1660.
Like every other build, the choice of the case of the computer cabinet falls to personal preference. Our recommendations are:
- Thermaltake Level 20 VT M-ATX (Rs. 7,931)
- Corsair Carbide Spec-Delta (Rs. 5,999)
- Cooler Master CMP500 (Rs. 6,199)
To sum up, our choice of components for the best PC build under 60,000 INR is as follows:
- CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F (Rs. 12,000)
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Rs. 17,900)
- Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B365-G (Rs. 8,675)
- Memory: ADATA XPG Gammix D10 8GB (Rs. 3200)
- SSD for OS: Samsung 860 EVO (Price: Rs. 3799)
- HDD: Seagate 2TB Barracuda 5400 RPM (Rs. 4,300)
Power-supply: Antec VP600P 600W (Rs. 3,450)
- Case: Thermaltake Level 20 VT M-ATX (Rs. 7,931)