If you’re planning to build your own Gaming desktop and wish to spend no more than INR 60k, you’ve come to the right place. This article will help you select the best parts for your PC build which provide the best value for the money. This extensive guide will make sure you choose what’s best suited for your need.
We will go through all the components including the Motherboard, Processor, Ram, Graphics Card, Hard-disk and SSD, Power Supply and Cabinet. All these components will be mentioned with alternative options and pricing information. Also, If you don’t want to build your own gaming desktop then you can also check our gaming laptop buying guide.
Build Your Own Gaming Desktop – Editing PC Build:
For the brain on this PC, we have a choice between the midrange CPUs from Intel and AMD, the Intel i5 8400 and the Ryzen 5 2600.
|Basis||Intel i5 8400||AMD Ryzen 5 2600|
|Max Boost clock||4.0 GHz||3.9GHz|
|Integrated graphics||Intel UHD 630||None|
|Price||~INR 17,500||~INR 15,500|
This comparison table must have cleared most of your doubts. Selecting the CPU to build your own gaming desktop depends on what you’re planning to do with your computer. I’ll list some facts for you to make your decision.
- I5 8400 is ahead in single-core performance. Most of the games depend on single core performance. This implies that the i5 8400 will perform slightly better in achieving higher fps in games. Do note that there will only be a single digit difference in terms of percentage (5-7%). But if you want to focus solely on gaming this might affect you.
- The Ryzen 5 2600 has double the number of threads and also has hyperthreading. This will result in a performance boost if you plan on using your machine for video-editing or any productivity related work. If you’re a content creator or a streamer the extra threads and hyper-threading will be of a lot of use to you.
The Intel i5 8400 used to cost around INR 13,500 a few weeks ago but now, due to some reasons the prices of Intel CPUs are skyrocketing. The Ryzen 5 2600 seems to be a perfect choice here. Moreover, it’s an unlocked processor and comes with a CPU cooler which is far better than Intel stock CPU coolers. This means you can easily overclock this processor if you plan on getting the most out of it.
Motherboard Selection To Build Your Own Gaming Desktop
The choice of a motherboard to build your own gaming desktop will depend on the CPU you have chosen for your build.
If you went with an Intel processor, you have a choice between the H310, B360, H370 and Z370 motherboards. The H310 is a very basic motherboard and since it does not have PCIe 3.0 support, we will not use it. Modern graphics cards are PCIe 3.0 compatible. It does not directly mean that PCIe 2.0 will not work but you should avoid it because it’s an old technology. It might create incompatibility issues in the future. If you have chosen i5 8400 CPU, the best motherboard for this budget would be B360. A few options from different vendors include:
- MSI B360M PRO-VDH
- ASUS PRIME B360M-K /A
- GIGABYTE B360M D3H
All these motherboards with B360 chipset are basically the same with minor differences like the number of Ram slots. Just take note B360 chipset does not support overclocking and Ram speed supported is only up to 2666MHz. If you want to overclock (provided you have an unlocked CPU) or want to use faster Ram, you will have to go with a Z370 motherboard.
For the AMD side of things, there is a choice between A320, B450 and X470 motherboards. For our Ryzen 5 2600, the B450 best suits our budget. B450 motherboards support CPU overclocking and Ram speeds up to 3200MHz. A few options include:
- MSI B450M PRO-VDH
- MSI B450M PRO M2
- ASUS PRIME B450M-K/A
- MSI B450M GAMING PLUS
Graphics Card Selection To Build Your Own Gaming Desktop
The most important component of a gaming PC, the only part which solely processes the graphics and directly affects gaming performance on any system is the Graphics Card. This is the most important decision to make. You should select the best graphics card in your budget, even if that means compromising on other components if you plan on gaming extensively on your PC.
For our 60k gaming PC, we have selected the Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB graphics card. It comes with 1280 Cuda cores and 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The base clock speed is around 1500MHz and boost clock speed reaches a maximum of 1700MHz. There can be, however, minor differences in cards by different manufacturers. The reason we selected this card is that the GTX 1050Ti is still pretty much a mid-range card and if you go above 1060, those cards are very expensive. The GTX 1060 is the sweet spot if you wanna game in 1080p. The 1060 6GB will easily fetch you around 60fps in all modern AAA titles at Medium to High settings. In most games, even ultra settings will run very smoothly. Beware of the 3GB version of GTX 1060 though, it’s a good deal at the price but 3GB VRAM won’t last you longer than a year or so. The next generation games are going to demand at least 4GB VRAM.
The GTX 1060 6GB starts at INR 22,500 and goes all the way up to INR 28,000 or even more. Our pick would be the Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Mini. It is available around INR 22,500. If you need 2 fans for the better cooling, you can look at the INNO3D GTX 1060 6GB Dual Fan priced at INR 23,000. If you want to do some overclocking, the best choice would be to buy the Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Amp! Edition at INR 25,000.
RAM Selection To Build Your Own Gaming Desktop
Ram is a component where most of the potential buyers get confused and end up with the wrong ram speed or capacity. Read these details carefully to make sure you select the best Ram for your PC. Follow these steps before you enter any store to take care you are not brainwashed by any salesman.
Step 1: is to decide the capacity you want. Most of the time, salesmen will try to sell you more Ram than you need. The fact here is that 8GB Ram is enough for gaming even in 2018. No AAA title uses more than 8 gigs of Ram. You should step up to 16 only if you have very specific requirements like if you use the graphic designing software.
Step 2: is to decide the Speed of the Ram you want. Once again, salesmen will try to sell what costs more. Make sure you get DDR4 Ram. The options in Ram speed are 2133MHz, 2400Mhz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3200Mhz, 3600MHz etc. If you’re running an Intel CPU, the ram speed does not affect your performance that much. You can go with 2400Mhz or 2666MHz ram. 2666MHz is the max speed supported on B360 motherboards. But if you’re planning on getting a Ryzen based system, the speed of ram does matter. It plays an important role. I would recommend 3000MHz for Ryzen or even more if you have the extra money. Also, prefer dual channel memory if you’re running a Ryzen CPU. Don’t bother if you have an Intel one.
A common 8GB 2400MHz Ram stick should cost around INR 5,800. Prices go slightly up as you increase the speed. The best options include Corsair Vengeance LPX and G.Skill Ripjaws V.
Storage (HDD and SSD) Selection To Build Your Own Gaming Desktop
For storage, get an SSD if you can spend any amount of money because obviously, they are so much faster than traditional spinning hard-drives. For our limited budget, we will buy a 120GB SSD for our boot drive and a 1TB HDD to store our files and games. Do not skip an SSD in your system because it will drastically improve boot times and make Windows so much more snappy. It will enrich your overall experience.
Our recommendation to build your own gaming desktop would be a Kingston A400 or a WD Green for the 120GB SSD. Both come at around INR 2,000. For the 1TB Hard-drive, we will go with the WD Blue. Just check the Rpm before you buy an HDD. Get a 7200 rpm drive. It’s so much better than a 5,400 rpm one. The HDD will cost around INR 3,000.
- Power Supply Unit (PSU/SMPS) – The PSU is what delivers power to your system. Don’t try to cut corners with the PSU. If it fails, nothing will work in your PC. The best and most trusted recommendation would be Corsair VS550 – 550W power which will be enough for your system. If you like Cooler Master more you can go with the MWE 550. Although a 450W PSU would do the work here but having some extra watts will be beneficial if you want to upgrade your PC parts in the future.
- Cabinet – Cabinet is what will house all the components of your PC together. How you PC looks will depend on your cabinet. You can choose any one of these popular cabinets:
- Corsair Spec 04
- Corsair Spec 05
- Antec GX200
- Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5.
Many good cabinets are present in the market priced around INR 3,000. This decision comes to personal preference. I would select the Corsair Spec 04.
This brings us to the end of this list. A sum total of prices of all parts:
|Generic Name||What we recommended||Price (INR)||Source|
|CPU||Ryzen 5 2600||15,150||techmartunbox.com|
|Motherboard||MSI B450M Pro M2||6,500||mdcomputers.in|
|Graphics Card||Zotac Gtx 1060 6GB Mini||22,500||mdcomputers.in|
|Ram||Corsair Vengeance Lpx 8GB DDR4 3000MHz||6,000||mdcomputers.in|
|HDD||WD Blue 1TB 7200 rpm||2,950||Offline store (Nehru place)|
|SSD||Kingston A400 120GB||1,950||mdcomputers.in|
|Power Supply||Corsair VS550||2,900||Offline store (Nehru place)|
|Cabinet||Corsair Spec 04||3,000||mdcomputers.in|
This brings us to a total of INR 60,950. The prices may vary depending upon when you buy the components.
If you plan on buying a monitor for your PC, the best monitor for this Gaming and Editing PC would be the LG 22MP68VQ. It’s 22 inches 1080p IPS monitor with 99%sRGB and 72% NTSC color gamut if you need the color accuracy. It has really thin bezels to give an elegant look to your setup. It also has a 75Hz refresh rate for you gamers out there and it supports AMD FreeSync technology if you have an AMD graphics card. This monitor goes for around INR 9,500.
This whole guide was all about “how to build your own gaming desktop”. If this guide seems helpful to you then just comment below and follow us on social media.