We covered the entry-level, mid-range and high-end PC builds earlier this month. This time we’ll focus on the absolute cheapest gaming PC you can build under 30,000 INR and still get reasonable performance at 1080p. We’ll be aiming for 60 FPS at the medium-high graphics preset in the latest games at this resolution.

Best Budget CPU for Gaming: AMD Ryzen 3 1200

Price: ₹5,130 (Link)

Specs:

Packing four Zen cores running at a maximum of 3.4GHz, the Ryzen 3 1200 provides unbeatable performance in the 5K range. Unlike the Intel counterparts, it’s unlocked for overclocking and comes with a Wraith Stealth Cooler. It packs a whopping 10MB of L3 cache, greater than the older i7s (they were limited to 8MB) and a TDP of 65W.

Related: Best CPU for Gaming 2019 (August)

Best Budget Graphics Card for 1080p Gaming: AMD Radeon RX 570

Price: ₹11,400 (Link)

Specs:

You might find it stupid to pair the Ryzen 3 with a graphics cards twice the price, but don’t worry, it will still be the latter causing the performance bottleneck in most cases (refer to the benchmark above). With a price-tag of around 10K INR, the RX 570 beats the GTX 1650 as well as the 1050 Ti for less and till low-end Navi arrives, we expect it to hold the fort.

Best Motherboard for Ryzen 3: ASRock A320M

Price: ₹3,350 (Link)

Specs:

One of the best things about AMD’s AM4 platform is that the compatibility is excellent across the board and you can get lower-end parts for dirt cheap. The ASRock A320M is a solid piece of hardware to pair with the Ryzen 3 and costs just a little over three thousand. It comes with the ELNA Audio support, two DDR4 RAM DIMMs and one PCIe 3.0 slot.

Best RAM for Ryzen 3: Adata XPG Gammix D10 8GB

Price: ₹3,200 (Link)

There’s no need to splurge for high-speed 3200MHz memory and an 8GB DIMM will do just fine. The XPG range from ADATA costs a meager 3,200 INR and comes with a flashy red body, perfect for this build. It runs at 2400MHz but that’s fine as the 1st Gen Ryzen processors don’t really support higher clocks.

Recommended PSU: Cooler Master MWE 450 230V

Price: ₹2,485 (Link)

Cooler Master’s MWE 450W retails for Rs. 2,485, making it the perfect fit for our ultrabudget PC build under 30,000. It’s really compact and is made of premium quality components that CM is known for. Yes, it’s not modular but for 2.5K what did you expect?

PC Case Under 5K: Corsair SPEC 4

Price: ₹3,000 (Link)

Just like every other build, the choice of the cabinet depends on your personal tastes. You can go simple with a metal case costing just 1-2K or get a fancy one for as much as 10K, but for this one, we’ll recommend the Corsair Spec 4. With a price-tag of 3,000 INR, it quite flashy, featuring RGB fans, tinted side-panel and a hard-edged design.

Storage: Seagate SATA Internal Desktop Hard Drive (500 GB)

Price: ₹1,775 (Link)

As we’re nearing our budget constraint of 30K, we’ll have to skimp on the storage and go for an entry-level 500GB Seagate HDD. For the time being, this should serve you well. Later on, you can add more drives and potentially an SSD for booting.

What do you think of this build? We’d love to hear your opinions. Constructive feedback is always welcome!

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20 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, I’m trying to build a budget build with RX 570… Need your assistance picking between Ryzen 3 3200g or Intel i3 9100f for 1080p.

    Are u sure CM mwe 450w will handle RX 570 just fine?

  2. @Raj if you are going to use rx 570 no need for integrated gpu of ryzen. go with 9100f. good entry level cpu which is now selling for around 7k. and rx 570 minimum recommended is 450w. so it will run

  3. So if it’s 9100f then which motherboard to go for considering not too pricey.. best and as low as possible without any hassle of heating or bios updating and all…

  4. I do have monitor.
    What about gigabyte pb500 PSU?
    And Asus tuf 310 plus gaming to pair with i3 9100f and gigabyte RX 570 ?

    Should we need to update bios to run newer 9100f?

  5. Please use dual channel 4gb + 4gb=8gb ram, as ryzen processors perform much better with dual channel ram. Also try to overclock ram from 2400 MHz to 2666 MHz for more fps in games.

  6. Yes I do have 60hz 1080p monitor.
    I just checked that ryzen 1600 has 2x multi thread performance over i3 9100f.

    I want to do some game recording and edit upload to YouTube. In that case, will i3 9100f suffice or should I go for ryzen 1600?

    1600 is 3k more price than i3 9100f.

    If 1600 then please suggest motherboard,considering everything is at stock.

  7. Here are my options right now.

    New i3 9100f with RX 570 or GTX 1660.
    Used Ryzen 2400g with RX 570 or GTX 1660.

    If above 2 not upto the mark balanced performance then
    New Ryzen 1600 with GTX 1660.
    Consider I so lite editing.

  8. Hi Areej, great job keep it up, wanted to know best PC configuration for graphics s/w’s or complex & faster calculations & fast data transfer with reliability, no gaming at all & will not be stopped may be for a week or 8 days.

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