If you are in the market for a 1080p gaming build, I’d suggest having a budget of at least 35-40 INR. This will let you go with a potent graphics card that will allow consistent 60+FPS across every major title. Shooters and eSports enthusiasts can expect well over 100 frames per second in their favorite games. Without further ado, let’s get to it.
Best Budget CPU: Intel Core i3-9100F
Price: Rs. 6,150 (Link)
|Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||Cache||TDP||Memory Support|
Intel’s lower-end Coffee Lake CPUs are actually impressive when it comes to gaming and the coming of 3rd Gen Ryzen has forced them to price them aggressively. The Core i3-9100F is a quad-core CPU with a decent boost clock of 4.2GHz. Paired with a strong IPC, it delivers 100+ FPS in most first-person shooters. That’s more than what your graphics card will render, so don’t worry about a CPU bottleneck.
Best Graphics Card for 1080p: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB
Price: Rs. 16,328 (Link)
|Connectors||1 x 6-pin|
The GeForce GTX 1660 is the defacto graphics card for 1080p gaming. It can easily deliver around 75 FPS across the majority of titles and even higher in games that require it. Although the 1660 Super is an attractive card, it’s somewhat out of our budget here, so we’ll have to look the other way.
Best Motherboard for the i3-9100F: Asus TUF H310 Plus Gaming
Price: Rs. 6,150 (Link)
|CPUs Supported||8th & 9th Gen Intel|
|Memory||2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB @ Up to 2666MHz|
|PCIe||1 x PCIe 3.0 x16|
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
|Storage||4 x SATA 6Gb|
1 x M.2 Socket 3
|USB Ports||4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) |
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s)
ASUS’ TUF lineup has some of the most durable components you’ll find on the market. With a sturdy build and slick design, the TUF H310 gaming motherboard strikes the right balance between price and quality. It’s the perfect board for both the Core i3-9100F as well as the Core i5-9400F. With support for up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM @ 2666MHz via two DIMMs, a PCIe x16 slot for the GTX 1660, 4 SATA ports and an NVMe slot, it’s just perfect for this 40K build.
Recommended Memory: Adata XPG Flame 8GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
Price: Rs. 2,600 (Link)
Unlike AMD’s Ryzen chips, the Intel Coffee Lake processors aren’t sensitive to memory, so there’s no need to splurge for an expensive kit. The Adata XPG flame has been tested to run at 2666MHz which also happens to be the upper limit for this motherboard. There’s no need to go with dual-memory as the impact isn’t as pronounced in the case of Intel’s monolithic chips.
Power Supply: Corsair CX450
Price: Rs. 3,430 (Link)
The Corsair CX series is one of the best power supplies in the market. With a Bronze certification, it’s one of the more expensive PSUs in this range, but well worth it if you’ve got cash to spare.
Cabinet: Antec NX300
Price: Rs. 3,250 (Link)
I love Antec and Thermaltake’s cabinets. They don’t cost a fortune like those ROG cases and still come with enough RGB lighting, what else do you want?
Storage: Adata XPG SX6000 256GB M.2
Price: Rs. 3,350 (Link)
The Adata XPG SX6000 is one of the cheapest NVMe drives on the market. With read and write speeds of up to 1,000MB and 800MB, respectively it is no pushover either. Once you get used to SSDs, there’s no going back.
Summary: Best Gaming PC Build Under Rs. 40,000
|CPU||Intel Core i3-9100F||Rs. 6,150|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660||Rs. 16,328|
|Motherboard||ASUS TUF gaming 310-Plus||Rs. 6,150|
|Memory||Adata XPG Flame 8GB||Rs. 2,600|
|SSD||Adata XPG SX6000 256GB M.2||Rs. 3,350|
|Power Supply||Corsair CX450||Rs. 3,430|
|Case||Antec NX300||Rs. 3,250|