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r/IndianGaming’s 30k PC Build guide – Gaming(Intel/AMD Ryzen builds)

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First things first:

  1. Please go through the whole post to have a better understanding of part selection.
  2. You are free to make any changes but please do your own research. Remember that these components are selected to work together without any compatibility issues, keeping upgradability in mind.
  3. The lowest prices were taken from Amazon, Flipkart, Mdcomputers, Vedantcomputers, primeagbg, itdepot at the time of posting (14/07/18). No links will be added because prices keep fluctuating and stock availability may be an issue with a particular retailer.
  4. These builds do not include a monitor, keyboard/mouse and speakers in the budget.
  5. Prices can fluctuate wildly online and offline due to supply-demand forces.
  6. Please make sure you double-check the product specifications from the manufacturer’s website and the online retailers. Product name and specs can be wrongly listed on a retailer’s website.
  7. Do not forget to check out offline stores. Offline stores offer same or lower prices because they are saving on shipping charges, which are passed on to you unless online retailers are running exclusive deals/promos. This may not always be the case, but money saved is money earned. If you are from Mumbai, check out Lamington Road. Likewise, if you are from Delhi, go check out Nehru place. Find the Lamington road or Nehru Place equivalent in your city. There is a good chance you will find what you need.
  8. Check out the “Stuff to avoid” list from our 50K build.
  9. Price of Windows OS is not considered because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. However, you are free to use unactivated windows.
(Attention  – If one has a slightly higher budget, they have two options: getting a SSD or a better processor.)

Builds:

Build #1

Gaming on integrated graphics with no plans to upgrade – This build is enough for playing games at low/medium settings at 1080p/720p settings with playable framerates, especially for e-sports (csgo, Dota2 etc) and older titles. This build is for those who have no plans of upgrading their build in future but want to game a little on the side from day one.

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other Options

 

1.       CPU Ryzen 2200G 7.8K 2400G
2.       Motherboard MSI B350M PRO-VD PLUS 5.8K PRIME B350M-K, MSI B350M PRO-VDH
3.       RAM Corsair 2x4GB 2400MHz 7.2K Any other brand at lower price
4.       HDD 1TB WD Blue 7200rpm HDD 2.8K Seagate 1TB 7200 rpm
5.       PSU Corsair CX450 3.4K N/A
6.       Case 100r 2.8K Spec04
Total 29.8k

Notes:

  1. If one is looking for upgrading RAM to 16GB, we suggest getting a board with four RAM slots. Alternatively, get a single 8GB 3000MHz for now and one later on. But a dual channel 4GB x2 will perform better than a single 8GB x1 stick.
  2. We recommend dual channel over faster RAM for the integrated graphics. All high-speed 4GB variants of RAM have been out of stock for some time now and can be disproportionately priced. Dual channel ram has a greater positive impact on graphical performance of 2200g over faster ram.
  3. Do not forget to verify compatibility of monitor and motherboard display ports.
  4. If your budget can be extended to 33-35k you have two options – either upgrade the processor to 2400g (better graphics and extra threads for processing) or get an SSD(128gb [we do not recommend 128GB for AAA titles] or 256gb). Getting an SSD will vastly improve windows load times and day-to-day workflow will be much snappier.
  5. Some benchmarks of the APU(2200g): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5iEWUqP4c0
  6. Benchmarks of 2200G vs 2400G: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glF6cVuSynI
  7. Ryzen 3-2200G + GTX 1050 Ti vs i3-8100 + GTX 1050 Ti – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X6-p9ff6Z0)

Build #2.

Temporarily gaming on integrated graphics with definitive plans of buying a dedicated GPU – This build is for those who need to build a computer right now on a tight budget and will be upgrading to a dedicated GPU (1050ti/1060 etc.) later on. This build will be weaker than Build #1 on its own but with a decent dedicated GPU it will run at 1080p@60fps on medium/High settings in most games.

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other Options

 

1.       CPU i3 8100 8.3K NA
2.       Motherboard MSI B360M pro-VD 6.7K PRIME B360M-K
3.       RAM 2×4 GB 2400MHz 7.2K Cheapest brand
4.       HDD 1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM HDD 2.8K Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM
5.       PSU Corsair cx450 3.4K N/A
6.       Case 100r 2.8K Spec04
Total 31.2K

Notes:

  1. Do not forget to verify compatibility of monitor and motherboard display ports.
  2. If your budget can be extended to 33-36k you have two options – either upgrade the processor to i5 8400 (six cores, better suited for higher end GPUs, futureproof and overall a vastly superior processor for gaming) or get an SSD (128 GB [we do not recommend 128GB for AAA titles] or 256 GB). Getting an SSD will vastly improve windows load times and day-to-day workflow will be much snappier. (If you are going with i5 + GTX 1070 or above, you might need to upgrade the PSU.)
  3. Intel UHD 630 Integrated benchmarks for graphics – https://www.pcgamer.com/gaming-without-a-dedicated-graphics-chip-on-i7-7700k/
  4. Intel i3 8100 benchmarks – https://www.techspot.com/review/1499-intel-core-i3-8100-i3-8350K/page3.html
  5. Intel i5 8400 benchmarks – https://www.pcgamer.com/intel-i5-8400-review-the-best-new-gaming-cpu-in-years/
  6. Ryzen 3-2200G + GTX 1050 Ti vs i3-8100 + GTX 1050 Ti – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X6-p9ff6Z0)

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