Although some of us may have moved to the pixel-rich goodness of 1440p and 4K, 1080p still remains the resolution of choice for most gamers. Most PCs build cost in the 30-50K range, and as such it’s the bread and butter of most hardware manufacturers and retailers. In this post, we’ll put together a guide for building a 1080p gaming rig for around 40K INR that will easily push 60 FPS in almost every title without breaking a sweat.
Best Budget Motherboard: Asus Prime H310M
Price: Rs 4,475 (Link)
The Asus Prime H310M board incorporates a premium build quality for less than 5K and supports the 8th and 9th Gen Intel CPUs. You are limited to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM on two DIMMs, but that’ll be sufficient as Coffee Lake chips aren’t that sensitive to memory. It comes with one x16 PCIe 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. 6,000 (Link)
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The 9th Gen Intel Core i3-9100F is a quad-core chip that boosts to as much as 4.20GHz. The reason we opted for an Intel chip is: In comparison to the 1st and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen parts, the 9th Gen lineup performs notably better in gaming thanks to their superior IPC and higher clocks. The 3rd Gen Matisse products are comparable but they cost more than 10K for the lower-end Ryzen 5 3500 which isn’t really suited for this budget build.
Best Gaming Graphics Card for 1080p Gaming: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB
Price: Rs. 16,328 (Link)
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At the moment, the GeForce GTX 1660 is the best card for 1080p gaming. It is good for most eSports games for as much as 120 FPS at the absolute highest graphics preset, and the Turing encoder is
Best Memory: Crucial 4GB 2400MHz DDR4 x2
Price: Rs. 2,752 (Link)
Unlike the Ryzen chips, Coffee Lake processors aren’t sensitive to memory, so there’s no need to splurge for an expensive kit. Crucial’s 4GB 2400MHz kits can be easily overclocked to at least 2666MHz which is enough for the Core i3-9100F. The
Power Supply: Antec BP450P
Price: Rs. 2,250 (Link)
Since we are opting for a GeForce GTX 1660, it’s better to go with a 450W power supply, and that’s the recommended wattage from NVIDIA. Since most people hate the VS series, we will be opting for the Antec BP450P. It runs fairly quietly and comes with 3 years of warranty support.
Case: Antec NX200 RGB
Price: Rs. 2,375 (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 slightly more and opt for an IPC panel for a bit over 7,000 INR.
- It’s better to opt for a 240GB SSD rather than a 500GB HDD, so we’ll be going with the ADATA Ultimate SU630 which is also going for a discount.
- 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
|CPU||Intel Core i3-9100F||Rs. 6,000|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GTX 1660 6GB||Rs. 16,328|
|Motherboard||Asus Prime H310M||Rs. 4,475|
|Memory||Crucial 4GB 2400MHz DDR4 x2||Rs. 2,752|
|Storage||Adata Ultimate SU630 240GB||Rs. 2,233|
|Power Supply||Antec BP450P||Rs. 2,250|
|Case||Antec NX200 RGB||Rs. 2400|
|Total||Best PC Build Under 35,000||Rs. 36,438|