Building a PC in the budget segment especially for gaming can be a daunting task. That’s doubly true if you are based in India where taxes and customs charges make it almost impossible to build a gaming rig without breaking the bank. In this post, we’ll show you what parts you’ll be needing to build a gaming PC under35,000 INR powerful enough to run all modern titles at 1080p 60 FPS. Let’s get to it
Best Budget Motherboard: Asus Prime H310M
Price: Rs 4,550 (Link)
The Asus Prime H310M board incorporates a premium build quality for less than 5K and supports the 8th and9th Gen Intel CPUs. You are limited to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM on two DIMMs, but that’ll be sufficient asCoffee Lake chips aren’t that sensitive to memory, unlike their Ryzen counterparts. It comes with one x16PCIe 3.0 slot for a discrete graphics card and has decent I/O options with two USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, each.You’re not getting any RGB here and at this price point, it’s not surprising.
Best Budget CPU for 1080p Gaming: Intel Core i3-9100F
Price: Rs 6,629 (Link)
The 9th Gen Intel Core i3-9100F is a quad-core chip that boosts to as much as 4.20GHz. The reason we opted
Best Gaming Graphics Card for 1080p Gaming: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB
Price: Rs 15,999 (Link)
The GeForce GTX 1660 is by far the best choice if you prefer buttery smooth 60 FPS at 1080p with no compromises in visual quality. Powered by the Turing architecture, this GPU makes AMD’s RX 580 obsolete by offering much better performance while costing notably less. It also draws much less power and runs relatively cooler. It renders most eSports titles at 100+ FPS at 1080p and is presently on sale at MDComputers for just 16K INR.
Best Budget DDR4 RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 4GBx2
Price: Rs. 3,998 (Link)
The Intel chips, unlike their Ryzen counterparts, aren’t that sensitive to memory, so a dual-channel 2400MHzRAM from G.Skill should be sufficient. If you ever feel adventurous, you can overclock it up to 3000MHz and even higher (fingers crossed) for some extra frames.
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE 450
Price: Rs. 2,450 (Link)
The Cooler Master MWE 450 should be sufficient for this build. The CPU is capped at 65W and the GTX 1660 wo
Case: Antec NX200 RGB
Price: Rs. 2,400 (Link)
So, that’s about it. The total cost comes down to approximately 35K and you get a clean build with decent components that should be able to run most games at 1080p for the next couple of years. If you throw in a monitor, HDD and the peripherals, the total cost should come around 40-45K which again is a very reasonable price for a budget gaming PC. Some monitor and peripheral suggestions from our side are
- You can skimp on the image quality and brightness and go for a TN panel for as low as 6K, or you can pay
- As for the HDD, the Seagate Barracuda 1TB with a price tag of 2,900 INR is our recommendation
- When it comes to the keyboard/mouse combo, you’ve got tons and tons of options, you can go plain and simple or if you like shiny things, snag a backlit gaming combo.
- I’d suggest sticking to membrane keyboards as the mechanical ones cost well over 5K and aren’t quite worth it, given that your entire build budget is just over 40K.
Summary: Best Gaming PC Build under Rs. 35,000 in India
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