Best Gaming PC Build Under ₹80,000: February 2020

With newer parts launching in every month, we aim to keep our readers informed for every PC Build of all budgets and resolutions. As the title suggests, we’ll be listing parts of a gaming PC for roughly ₹80,000 with this article. This PC build is suitable for playing games at 60fps in Quad HD (1440p). Without any further ado, let’s jump right into it.

Parts For PC Build Under ₹80,000:

CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 3600

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After a one-click activation OC in Ryzen Master, the Ryzen 5 3600 offers about the same performance as the 3600X, but for ₹2,500 less. It also comes with a very capable stock cooler and has features from higher-end processors like Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT, the AMD equivalent of Hyper-Threading), which makes AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 the king of value.

Motherboard – MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX

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The B450 Tomahawk MAX offers great value and a solid foundation to build upon. It is one of the best in terms of power consumption and delivery, where it is one of the best. As with all other MAX motherboards from MSI, it will be compatible with the Ryzen 3000 series processors out of the box. If you don’t mind spending a couple of extra minutes updating the BIOS using the USB Flashback though, you should be able to save a few bucks by opting for the non-MAX Tomahawk. You can also opt for the MSI B450 PRO-VDH MAX if you would like to save some more.

Memory – G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB(2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16

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We opted to go for the most affordable dual-channel 3200MHz CL16 kit we could find in this build since Ryzen CPUs tend to get a significant bump in performance with faster memory. Remember to “overclock” the memory to run at its advertised speed of 3200 MHz, though, or it will run at the JEDEC default of 2133 MHz. Depending on your motherboard, the memory overclock may be called DOCP (Direct Overclock Profile), EOCP (Extended Overclock Profiles), or XMP (eXtreme Memory Profile).

Storage – Crucial MX500 500 GB SSD and WD Caviar Blue 1 TB 7200RPM HDD

The MX500 is one of the best SSDs out there for its price, and a 500 GB variant should let you store plenty of your games along with your OS on it. The WD Blue will serve as our mass storage, to make sure you don’t run out of space for your games. Since the primary purpose of this build is to game, we picked a SATA SSD as while an NVMe SSD will certainly be faster, it is unlikely to offer any tangible benefits to you. The loading times for most games, and boot times for Windows, remain largely the same whether you use the recommended Crucial MX500 or a more expensive NVMe drive. If you have to deal with large media files and have the extra money, an NVMe drive is definitely a good upgrade

Video Card – PowerColor Red Dragon RX 5700 OC 8GB

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The 5700 is without a doubt the best card at this price point with superior performance than the 2060 but a similar price. The loss of ray tracing doesn’t really hurt because of the limited amount of titles with support for it (at least for now). We chose the PowerColor version for this build because it is the most affordable one with a good cooling solution. You can opt for Sapphire variants too, but try to steer clear from ones by other board partners, especially ASUS, because of issues with their coolers.

Case – Corsair 100R

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Cases are very subjective, so feel free to choose any case that you like as long as it fits the build’s components in. I will be choosing the Corsair 100R though, because of its low price, sleek looks and ease to build in.

Power Supply – Corsair CX550

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The CX550 is certified 80+ Bronze, has a warranty of 5 years and includes black braided cables. There are cheaper options available, but I personally would not recommend most of them, as it is important to get a good power supply for the lifetime of your PC components.

Summary Of The PC Build

Component Name Price*
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 ₹16,495
Motherboard MSIB450 Tomahawk MAX ₹9,800
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB(2x8GB) ₹6,699
Storage Crucial MX500 500 GB SSD
WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD
Video Card PowerColor Red Dragon RX 5700 OC 8GB ₹31,299
Case Corsair 100R ₹2,800
Power Supply Corsair CX550 ₹4,450
Total ₹79,212