Best $800 Gaming PC for 1080p 60 FPS: Updated Feb 2020

1080p is still the resolution of choice among the majority of PC gamers. This is especially true for folks who are into eSports and fast-paced shooters like Call of Duty, Counter-Strike and PUBG. In this post, we’ll be listing the best components for building a 1080p gaming PC under the $800 mark. Here’s a brief overview of the components:

Component Name Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195
Motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F $130
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super $229
Memory CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB $75
SSD Western Digital WD BLACK SN750 $80
Power Supply Corsair CX450 $50
Cabinet Phanteks Eclipse P300 $50
Total $800

Best CPU for 1080p Gaming: AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Price: $195/Rs. 15,599

Socket AM4
Cores/Threads 6/12
Base Clock 3.6GHz
Boost Clock 4.2GHz
L3 Cache 32MB
Memory Support DDR4 3200MHz
PCIe Lanes 16

Now that the Ryzen 5 3600 has dropped to sub-$200 prices, we’ll be switching from the Core i5-9400F to the former. The Ryzen 5 3600 performs within 5% of the Core i5-9600K in gaming workloads while costing a good $50+ less. In content creation, encoding and everything else, the Matisse part crushes the Intel competition, offering near-Core i7-9700K performance despite costing less than half as much.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X vs 3700X vs 3900X Gaming Performance Benchmarks: Averages, 1% and 0.1% Lows

Intel Core i7-9700K vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs 3800X

Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F

Price: $130|Rs. 11,050

ASUS makes some of the best motherboards. 8-channel SupremeFX HD, Japanese capacitors, AuroSync RGB lighting sync, RGB headers, an extremely user-friendly BIOS UI and the signature ROG design. In terms of storage, you get six SATA 6GB/s ports and dual NVMe slots. It supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory @ 3466MHz (OC) as well as 3-way XFireX. It’s not exactly ideal for overclocking considering the 4 phase VRM, but considering how little the lower-end Matisse parts overclock, that won’t be a problem.

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB

Price: $75|Rs. 5,600

A 3600MHz CL18 (8GB x2) memory kit will be more than enough for our budget 1080p gaming build. AMD recommends a dual-channel 3600MHz memory configuration for best performance and that is exactly what you’re going with.

Best Graphics Card for 1080p Gaming: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super

Price: $229/Rs. 17,779

Cores 1408
Boost Clock 1785MHz
Memory 6GB GDDR6
Bus Width 192-bit
Power Connector 8-pin
GPU Length 216 mm

With the launch of AMD’s Radeon 5600 XT the budget graphics card market is more competitive than ever. You’ve got so many options that there is no correct choice here. If you’re on a strict budget, then the GTX 1650 Super 4GB is a good option. However, we’d recommend opting for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super. It delivers 75+ FPS across even the most taxing titles. Have a look:

Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB GDDR6 Review

Storage: Western Digital WD BLACK SN750

Price: $80

These days, thanks to TLC NAND, SSD prices have dropped significantly. It’d be a mistake to opt for an HDD at this point. You can snag a 500GB NVMe based drive for less than $100. That’s just crazy. After experiencing speeds in excess of 3000MB/s, you’ll never go back to magnetic storage.

Power Supply: Corsair CX450

Price: $50/Rs. 3,430

Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300

For a budget 1080p gaming build, you need a reliable 450W power supply that doesn’t set your PC on fire. The Corsair CX 450 fits the bill perfectly: Economical, an 80Plus Bronze Certification, however, you’ll have to wrangle with the cables as it isn’t modular. You can look for a modular SMPS if you can afford it, but I suggest sticking to the CX450 unless you have some experience building PCs.

Alternative: Antec Dark Phantom DP501

Price: $49/Rs. 4,350

Phantek’s Eclipse P300 is one of the sweetest cases for a budget-oriented build. A clean design, tempered glass side-panel and a hint of RGB at the right places. Plus thanks to a discount, you can get it for just $49 at the moment. Perfect. For subcontinental consumers, the Antec Dark Phantom DP501 is the alternative.

Monitor Suggestion: Acer HA270 Bbix

Price: $120

Resolution 1920×1080
Refresh Rate 75Hz
Viewing angle 178°
Display Colors 16.7 Million
Brightness 250 cd/m2
Panel IPS
Response Time 1 ms VRB
Horizontal Refresh Rate 55 kHz to 83 kHz
Connectors D-Sub, HDMI
Adaptive Sync Technology AMD FreeSync


Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.

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