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r/IndianGaming’s 50k 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 builds will cross the 50K mark, as we do not want to compromise on the quality of the components. Spending 2k extra over 50k budget is better than saving a little money now and then regretting later on.
  4. The lowest prices were taken from Amazon, Flipkart, Mdcomputers, Vedantcomputers, primeagbg, itdepot at the time of posting (07/06/18). No links will be added because prices keep fluctuating and stock availability may be an issue with a particular retailer.
  5. These builds do not include a monitor, keyboard/mouse and speakers in the budget.
  6. Prices can fluctuate wildly online and offline due to supply-demand forces.
  7. 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.
  8. 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, get your ass to 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.
  9. Price of Windows OS is not considered because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. However, you are free to use unactivated windows.

Basics –

CPUs: AMD Ryzen 2600/1600/Intel i5 8400 > Ryzen 1400> Ryzen 1200

(All RYZEN CPU specs – https://www.ocaholic.co.uk/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=4069

Ryzen and Intel CPU benchmarks – https://www.techspot.com/review/1614-ryzen-2600/   –  Note that Ryzen CPU is tested with a faster RAM which means that Ryzen benchmarks are boosted 5-9% for different tests for top tier GPUs.)

GPU: GTX 1060 6GB > GTX 1060 3GB > GTX 1050ti 4GB

(GTX 1060 6GB is around twice as fast as 1050 ti 4GB. This is a significant upgrade. Gtx 1060 3GB is around 15% slower than GTX 1060 6GB and the 3GB memory may affect the performance at higher resolution or for multi-desktop setup.

Benchmarks – https://www.pcgamer.com/gtx-1050-ti-review/ )

Builds:

Ryzen 1600 is now available for 12k which makes it the best CPU for 50k budget (unless you want to go the Intel way). The builds need to be updated because this price drop changes everything. Ryzen 1600 coupled with gtx 1050ti/1060 3GB or 6 GB as per your budget is the way to go.

Build #1

This build can play AAA games at medium-high settings @1080p60fps. It has a powerful processor for those who also want to do CPU intensive stuff like 3D modelling, editing, rendering etc. This is the best of the four builds for CPU intensive workload, especially multi-threaded.

(Ryzen 2600 vs Intel i5 8400 detailed benchmarks – https://www.techspot.com/review/1627-core-i5-8400-vs-ryzen-5-2600/)

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other
1.       CPU Ryzen 2600 15.6k
2.       Motherboard ASRock AB350 PRO4 ATX 7K ROG Strix/Asus Prime Plus
3.       RAM Corsair 8GB 2400MHz 6.2K Cheapest 2400mhz DDR4 RAM
4.       HDD WD 1TB Blue @7200RP 2.9K Seagate Barracuda 1TB
5.       GPU Cheapest GTX 1050 TI 4GB 13.2K Zotac preferred.
6.       PSU Corsair CX550 Grey Non-Modular 4.1K TX550m
7.       Case Corsair 100r 2.8K MasterBox Q300L (for microATX)
Total 51.8k

Build #2

This build can play most AAA games at high-ultra settings @1080p60fps. The processor is decently powerful and should be good enough for some editing/streaming etc. The GPU is a big upgrade from the one in Build #1 but the 3 GB VRAM might be an issue for future AAA titles.

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other Options
1.       CPU Ryzen 1400 11.2k Ryzen 2400g/ Intel i3 8100 with B360 mobo
2.       Motherboard ASRock AB350 PRO4 ATX 7K ROG Strix/Asus Prime Plus
3.       RAM Corsair 8GB 2400MHz 6.2K Cheapest 2400mhz DDR4 RAM
4.       HDD WD 1TB Blue @7200RP 2.9K Seagate Barracuda 1TB
5.       GPU Cheapest GTX 1060 3GB 19.5K
6.       PSU Corsair CX550 Grey Non-Modular 4.1K TX550m
7.       Case Corsair 100r 2.8K MasterBox Q300L (for microATX)
Total 53.7k

Build #3

This build can play most AAA games at high-ultra@1080p60fps but it has a weaker processor when compared to all other 3 builds. The 6GB GPU memory should be good enough for the next couple of years and gaming at higher resolution or multi-desktop setups should be no problem at realistic settings. We would strongly recommend upgrading the processor down the line for better overall performance for this build.

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other Options
1.       CPU Ryzen 1200 6.1k
2.       Motherboard ASRock AB350 PRO4 ATX 7K ROG Strix/Asus Prime Plus
3.       RAM Corsair 8GB 2400MHz 6.2K Cheapest 2400mhz DDR4 RAM
4.       HDD WD 1TB Blue @7200RP 2.9K Seagate Barracuda 1TB
5.       GPU Cheapest GTX 1060 6GB 24K
6.       PSU Corsair CX550 Grey Non-Modular 4.1K TX550m
7.       Case Corsair 100r 2.8K MasterBox Q300L (for microATX)
Total 53.1k

Build #4

This build can play AAA games at medium-high settings @1080p60fps. This is similar to Build #1 except the processor and mobo. Intel i5 8400 is a competitive processor at this price point. This is a very good choice for playing Esports titles and streaming, just like build #1. It has better single core performance than Ryzen 2600 but lags behind in multi-threaded performance. The choice between Intel and Ryzen is completely up to you.

(Ryzen 2600 vs Intel i5 8400 detailed benchmarks – https://www.techspot.com/review/1627-core-i5-8400-vs-ryzen-5-2600/)

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other Options
1.       CPU Intel i5 8400 13.6k
2.       Motherboard Asus PRIME B360M-K / Asrock B360M Pro4 8th gen 7K Any B360 chipset board 8th gen
3.       RAM Corsair 8GB 2400MHz 6.2K Cheapest 2400 DDR4 RAM
4.       HDD WD 1TB Blue @7200RP 2.9K Seagate Barracuda 1TB
5.       GPU Cheapest GTX 1050 ti 4GB 13.2K
6.       PSU Corsair CX550 Grey Non-Modular 4.1K TX550m
7.       Case Corsair 100r 2.8K MasterBox Q300L (for microATX)
Total 49.8k

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