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r/IndianGaming’s 70K PC Build guide – Gaming & Productivity (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 may cross the 70k mark, as we do not want to compromise on the quality of the components. Spending 2k extra over 1.5L 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 (15/09/18). 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 yourself 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.

Builds:

Build #1

Intel Build – This build will run current AAA titles at high-very high settings at 60FPS@1080p. The build is for those who are looking for a balanced build with future-proofing.

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other
1. CPU i5 8400 18.1K
2. Motherboard Asus B360 PLUS 9.2K Any good B360 board
3. RAM 8GB 2400MHz 5.8K Cheapest DDR4 RAM
4. HDD WD 1TB Blue @7200RPM 2.9K Seagate Barracuda 1TB
5. SSD 860 EVO 250GB 4.9K MX500 250GB
6. GPU GTX 1060 6GB FE 23K Cheapest 1060
7. PSU TX550 5.5K  CX550, EA650G PRO
8. Case Corsair 100R 2.8K Any other case you like
Total 72.2K

Notes:

  1. Choosing between a SSD and another 8GB of RAM is completely up to you.
  2. B360 doesn’t support frequency above 2666MHz.

 

Build #2:

For gaming and productivity. This build will cater to the needs of those who want to stream and/or do 3D modeling and/or video editing and/or gaming (high-very high settings at 60FPS (most titles) at 1080p).

 

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other
1. CPU Ryzen 5 2600 15.6K
2. Motherboard AsRock B450 Pro4 8.8K MSI B450 Tomahawk
3. RAM 2x8GB 2400MHz 11.5K Cheapest DDR4 RAM
4. HDD WD 1TB Blue @7200RPM 2.9K Seagate Barracuda 1TB
5. GPU GTX 1060 6GB 23K Cheapest 1060
6. PSU TX550 5.5K  CX550, EA550G PRO
7. Case Corsair 100R 2.8K Any other case you like
Total 70.1K

 

Notes:

  1. Because this build is also for productivity, one must get 16GB of RAM. This helps tremendously in tasks like video editing or rendering. Many games also benefit from 16GB of RAM.

 

Build 3:

More for productivity and less gaming. This build targets those who are more into productivity and less in gaming. Still, this build is enough for 1080p gaming at 60hz on medium-high settings in AAA (except some).

 

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other
1. CPU Ryzen 1700 19.1K Ryzen 2700
2. Motherboard ROG STRIX B350 F 10.4K MSI X370 KRAIT
3. RAM 2x8GB 2400MHz 11.5K Cheapest DDR4 RAM
4. HDD WD 1TB Blue @7200RPM 2.9K Seagate Barracuda 1TB
5. GPU GTX 1060 3GB 18.5K Cheapest 1050 TI
6. PSU TX550 5.5K  CX550, EA550G PRO
7. Case Corsair 100R 2.8K Any other case you like
Total 70.7K

Notes:

1. We do not recommend any heavy OC on this board. Moderate OC should be fine.

2. We left the SSD for another 8GB of RAM for the same reason mentioned above in Build 2.

3. Ryzen 2700 should only be considered if one has a slightly higher budget, but if one does have a higher budget, then get a better board. One can save some money by going for a cheaper case.

 

Build 4:

This build is for the greedy gamers. This build targets 1080p gaming at high-very high settings at 144hz or 1440p 60Hz (high/very high). Please read note #3

 

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other
1. CPU Ryzen 5 1600 12.1k
2. Motherboard AsRock AB350 Pro4 7.5K MSI Z370 KRAIT
3. RAM 8GB 2400MHz 5.8K Cheapest DDR4 RAM
4. HDD WD 1TB Blue @7200RPM 2.9K Seagate Barracuda 1TB
5. GPU GTX 1070 34K Cheapest 1070
6. PSU TX550 5.5K TX650M, EA550G/650G PRO
7. Case Corsair 100r 2.8K Any other case you like
Total 70.6K

Notes:

1. While 1070 is not enough for 144hz at 1080p at ultra settings these days. It should be enough if you lower down some settings. It can still give above 100FPS easily.

2. Here are some benchmarks of the GPU and CPU combo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEq6B3psSOY

3. GTX 1070 is not enough if one wants to hit 144Hz at ultra settings. For that, we recommend 1070 TI or 1080.

 


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