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r/IndianGaming’s 90K 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 90k 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 (23/07/18). 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

Gaming and Productivity (Intel Build): For gaming, it can handle AAA titles at 144hz@1080p at very-high/ultra settings. It can also play games at 1440p@60Hz (very high-ultra settings). This build can easily handle streaming and video editing as the CPU has 6 cores and 12 threads.

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other
1. CPU i7 8700 23.4k
2. Motherboard B360 PLUS 9.2K Any good B360 board
3. RAM 2x8GB 2400MHz 13K Cheapest DDR4 RAM
4. HDD WD 1TB Blue @7200RPM 2.9K Seagate Barracuda 1TB
5. GPU GTX 1070 8GB FE 33K Cheapest 1070
6. PSU TX550 5.5K  EA650G PRO, RM550x
7. Case DF500 3.8K Any other case you like
Total 90.8K

Notes:

  1. 8GB of Ram can be sacrificed to get a 250gb Samsung Evo 860 SSD.
  2. You can buy faster RAM if you like. But B360 supports only upto 2666MHz frequency.
  3. One can buy a Z370 board for upgrading to 8700K in future, but the extra performance from a K series CPU does in no way justify the price premium you pay for the board and cooling solution.
  4. GTX 1070 is not enough if one wants to hit 144Hz at ultra settings. For that, we recommend 1070 TI or 1080 (ti).
  5. We recommend getting an aftermarket cooler for the CPU, even a Hyper 212 will do.

Build #2:

Ryzen (Productivity>Gaming) build – This build is more suited for any work which requires higher core count/threads.  This build is still very much capable of handling AAA titles at 144hz@1080p or at 1440p@60Hz at very high to ultra settings.

Component Name Price (Inc. GST) Other
1. CPU Ryzen 2700 24.3k Ryzen 1700
2. Motherboard ROG Strix B350-f 10.4K MSI X370 KRAIT, PRIME X370 PRO
3. RAM 2x8GB 2400MHz 13K Cheapest DDR4 RAM
4. HDD WD 1TB Blue @7200RPM 2.9K Seagate Barracuda 1TB
5. GPU GTX 1070 8GB FE 33K Cheapest 1070
6. PSU TX550 5.5K  EA650G PRO, RM550x, RM650x, CM V650/550
7. Case DF500 3.8K Any other case you like
Total 92.9K

Notes:

1. Moderate OC should be done on this board.

2. Faster RAM really won’t matter here much. The difference will be negligible.

Some Benchmarks –

GTX 1070 vs 1070ti benchmarks – https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/258357-nvidias-new-gtx-1070-ti-neatly-splits-difference-gtx-1070-1080

i7 8700 vs Ryzen 2700 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo9fajBgY7w

Ryzen 2700 review – https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-ryzen-7-2700-review,1.html

Intel i7 8700 review – https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i7-8700-cpu-review,5638.html

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

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