The 50K price point is the most commonly targeted figure by the average gamer looking to build a 1080p capable gaming PC. You have CPU options from both Intel as well as AMD, but on the GPU side, NVIDIA’s GTX 16 series offers the best value and performance. We’ll be putting together a 1080p gaming PC in this post ideal for playing games like PUBG and Fortnite at up to 120 FPS as well as picturesque RPGs like Witcher 3 and Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Best CPU for 1080p Gaming: AMD Ryzen 5 3500
Price: Rs. 11,008 ()
Both the Core i5-9400F as well as the Ryzen 5 3500 are sound options, but we’ll be opting for the latter for its better multi-threaded performance and platform compatibility. Here are the gaming performance figures if you’re still not satisfied.
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super
Price: Rs. 19,699 (Link)
With the launch of the GeForce GTX 1660 Super, reaching 100+ FPS at 1080p (or 60 FPS at QHD) has become a lot more economical. Thanks to the faster memory and the improved bandwidth that’s the result, the GTX 1660 Super renders as many as 85 FPS in taxing titles like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and The Division 2. When it comes to the Battle Royale genre consisting of games like Fortnite and PUBG, you can expect well over 100 FPS at Full HD.
Best Motherboard for the Ryzen 5: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX
Price: Rs. 6,799 ()
|1st, 2nd & 3rd Gen Ryzen
|4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB @ Up to 3866MHz
|1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
|4 x SATA 6Gb
1 x M.2 Socket 3
|6 x USB 3.2
8 x USB 2.0
The MSI B450 VDH Max supports all the three generations of Ryzen CPUs, as well as 64GB of DDR4 memory up to 3866MHz. There’s a PCIe x16 slot for a video card and two PCIe x1 slots for an SSD, audio card or a WiFi adapter. You also get an M.2 socket and six USB 3.2 ports for I/O.
Recommended Memory: Adata XPG Gammix D30 8GBx2 @ 3000MHz
Price: Rs. 5,298 (Link)
Rather than going for a pricey G.Skill memory kit that will cost more than the CPU, it’s best to go with the more economical options from ADATA. The XPG Gammix is tested at 3000MHz and you should be able to push it to at least 3100MHz which is sufficient for the Ryzen 5.
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE 450W
Price: Rs. 2,450 (Link)
Since this is a sub-50K setup, we won’t be investing in a Gold or Platinum PSU nor a modular one. The Cooler Master MWE 450W is our
Case: Thermaltake Versa N21
Price: Rs. 3,400 (Link)
- SSD: Silicon Power 256GB NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 2280 SSD
- Price: Rs. 3,435 (Link)
It’s better to go for an SSD if you have room for just one drive in your budget, but be sure to opt for at least a 256 or 480GB drive as lower capacities will tank your storage limit real fast.
Summary: Best Gaming PC Build Under Rs. 50,000
|AMD Ryzen 5 3500
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super
|MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX
|Adata XPG Gammix D30 8GBx2
|Silicon Power 256GB NVMe
|Cooler Master MWE 450W
|Thermaltake Versa N21
This may be a bit higher than the 50K mark, but it’s well worth it. Investing in s GTX 1660 Super gives you the option to 1440p as well as 120FPS 1080p.