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r/IndianGaming’s 40k 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 (23/07/18). 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.

Builds:

Build #1:

Gaming straightaway –  Ryzen 1200 paired with a 1050ti will get you solid 60fps@1080p at medium-high settings in most games. For older and e-sports titles (csgo, dota 2) you might be able to crank up the settings even higher.. But Ryzen 1200 is a relatively weak processor and newer/upcoming CPU-intensive games might struggle.

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other Options

 

1.     CPU Ryzen 1200 6.2K Ryzen 2200G, i3 8100 with compatible mobo
2.  Motherboard MSI B350M PRO-VD PLUS 5.8K
3.     RAM 8 GB 2400MHz 6.5K Cheapest brand
4.    HDD 1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM HDD 2.8K Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM
5.    PSU Corsair CX450 3.4K TX550M, EA550G PRO
6.    Case 100r 2.8K Spec04, DF500
7.    GPU GTX 1050 TI 13.4K Cheapest 1050 TI
                   Total 40.9K

 

Note:

  1.  Between Ryzen 1200, 2200g and i3 8100, we recommend i3 8100. But because of the higher price when paired with B360 motherboard, it will not fit the 40k budget. One can also go for Ryzen 2200g which is slightly faster than Ryzen 1200 and comes with integrated GPU, which might come in handy in certain scenarios.

Ryzen 1200+ 1050ti benchmarks – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK_ktjGHyeg

Build #2

Gaming on integrated graphics with definitive plans of buying a dedicated GPU later –  This build good enough to play games at low-medium settings at 1080p with respectable framerates and will fare even better for traditional e-sports titles. This build paired with a gtx 1050ti/gtx 1060 should deliver 60fps@1080p at medium to high settings.

Ryzen 2400g iGPU benchmarks  – https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/raven-ridge-memory-scaling-benchmarks,5489.html

R3 2200G & R5 2400G vs. GT 1030 & Cheap CPUs benchmarks – https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3261-r3-2200g-r5-2400g-review-gaming-benchmarks-vs-gt-1030

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other Options

 

1.       CPU Ryzen 2400G 12.8K N/A
2.       Motherboard Asrock Pro4 AB350 7.1K PRIME B350M-K, MSI B350M PRO-VDH
3.       RAM 2×4 GB 2400MHz 7.2K Cheapest RAM
4.       HDD 1TB WD Blue 7200rpm HDD 2.8K Seagate 1TB 7200 rpm
5.       PSU Corsair CX450 3.4K N/A
6.       Case Spec 4 3K Corsair 100r
7.       SSD (Optional)
Samsung EVO 860 250GB 5.7K MX500
Total 42K

Note:

  1. We recommend dual channel RAM configuration. Dual channel RAM gives a higher performance bump than higher speed RAM.
  2. This build is below 40k with the SSD (250GB) being optional. You can skip the SSD and save the money for your dedicated GPU. SSD will improve boot times and the PC will feel “faster” in everyday use.
  3. Consider this build only if you want to start gaming from the first day with plans to add a dedicated GPU later on.
  4. Do not forget to verify compatibility of monitor and motherboard display ports.

Build #3

Patient gamer – If your gaming needs can wait till the time you get your dedicated GPU, this build will be a better long term option. The integrated GPU with i5 8400 is weaker than Ryzen 2400g but the processor is far stronger than 2400g. This CPU will serve you well for a long time and can be paired with high end graphic cards with close to no bottleneck. Intel UHD 630 will let you play older and e-sports titles at 720p/900p at low-medium settings. Basically, this build is better than Build #2 if you can wait till you get your graphic card.

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other Options

 

1.       CPU i5 8400 13.6K NA
2.       Motherboard PRIME B360M-K 7K PRIME B360 PLUS
3.       RAM 8 GB 2400MHz 6.5K Cheapest brand
4.       HDD 1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM HDD 2.8K Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM
5.       PSU Corsair CX550 4.1K TX550M, EA550G PRO
6.       Case Corsair 100r 2.8K Corsair Spec04
7.        SSD (Optional)
Samsung EVO 860 250GB 5.7K MX500
Total 42.5K

Note:

  1. This build is below 40k with the SSD (250GB) being optional. You can skip the SSD and save the money for your dedicated GPU. SSD will improve boot times and the PC will feel “faster” in everyday use.
  2. Do not forget to verify compatibility of monitor and motherboard display ports.

Intel i5 8400 review & benchmarks – https://www.pcgamesn.com/intel-core-i5-8400-review-benchmarks

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Made by u/hfsyou & r/indiangaming’s in-house expert u/AbhiFT.

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