Best Gaming PC Build for 1080p: Under Rs. 40,000 (2019)

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/ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockCacheTDPMemory Support
4/43.60GHz4.20GHz6MB L365WDDR4-2400MHz

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.

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Best Graphics Card for 1080p: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB

Price: Rs. 16,328 (Link)

Memory6GB GDDR5
Boost Clock1800MHz
Mem. Clock8Gbps
Bus Width192-bit
Dimensions228*131.5*41.5 mm
Connectors1 x 6-pin
Warranty3 Years

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 Supported8th & 9th Gen Intel
Memory2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB @ Up to 2666MHz
PCIe1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Storage4 x SATA 6Gb
1 x M.2 Socket 3
USB Ports4 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

CPUIntel Core i3-9100FRs. 6,150
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Rs. 16,328
MotherboardASUS TUF gaming 310-PlusRs. 6,150
MemoryAdata XPG Flame 8GB Rs. 2,600
SSDAdata XPG SX6000 256GB M.2 Rs. 3,350
Power SupplyCorsair CX450 Rs. 3,430
CaseAntec NX300Rs. 3,250


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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