Building a budget gaming PC under 70K with AMD

By Hardik Singh | Updated Dec 22 2017
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Building a PC for gaming is a task that is just as tiring as it is rewarding. If you are in the market to build one right now, then you are spoilt for choice as 2017 has already seen the launch of more than a dozen processors which can be used for gaming. For this particular build, we have gone with AMD’s Ryzen 5 1600 CPU, which gives the latest Intel Core i5 8400 a run for its money. However, that was the easy bit. The hard part is to choose the rest of the hardware, which could match up to what the Ryzen 5 1600 has to offer. So, without any further ado, here is our suggestions on building a budget gaming PC using an AMD CPU for less than 70K.

 

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CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Price: Rs. 16,200 (approx)

AMD's Ryzen has brought back the company back into the competition. The Ryzen 1500X gives the Intel Core i5-8400 a good run for its money.

Specs:
Cores: 4
Threads: 8
Base Frequency: 3.5GHz
Turbo Frequency: 3.7GHz
Socket: AM4
L3 Cache: 16MB
TDP: 65W

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Motherboard
ASUS Prime B350-Plus
Price: Rs. 7,600 (approx)

The Asus Prime B350-Plus is a good motherboard for the price. Further, it offers an RGB fan header in case you intend to use one.

Specs:
AMD AM4 Socket
4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
Supports DDR4 3200MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory, Max 64GB
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots (x16 mode)
Realtek RTL8111H, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s) 
1 x RGB fan header
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

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GPU:
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6GB

Price: Rs. 22,500

If you are into serious gaming and want a GPU which provides a good balance between 1080p gaming and price, you should not go below the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.

Specs:
Base clock: 1582 MHz
Boost clock: 1797 MHz
vRAM: 6GB DDR5
Memory Bus - 192-bit
VR Ready
Power consumption: 120W

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RAM
Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 2666MHz (2x)
Price: Rs. 13,000

Specs:
Speed: DDR4 2666MHz
Channel: Dual (2 x 8GB), 16GB
Voltage: 1.35V
Latency: 16-18-18-35

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SSD
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB
Price: 7,000 (approx)

Specs:

Capacity: 250GB
Seq Read: 540MBps
Seq Write: 520MBps
Sata revision 3.0
5-year warranty

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HDD
Western Digital Blue 1TB
Price: Rs. 3,200 (approx)

Specs:
RPM: 7200
Interface: 6GB/s
Cache: 64MB
Operating temperature: 60 degrees celsius

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Cabinet
Corsair Carbide 100R
Price: Rs. 2,800 (approx)

Specs:

Mid-tower
2 x 5.2-inch, 4 x 3.5-inch / 2.5-inch drive bays
120mm rear fan included
Upto ATX motherboard support
1 x Audio, 1 x Mic, 2 x USB 3.0

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PSU
Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500W
Price: Rs. 3,000 (approx)

Specs:
Power: 500W
Efficiency: >85%
3 year warranty
Cooling: 120mm fan
Cabling: Normal
 
 

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70K AMD gaming PC
Total: Rs. Rs. 75,300

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 = Rs. 16,200
Motherboard: ASUS Prime B350-Plus = Rs. 7,600
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6GB = Rs. 22,500
RAM: 2 x Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3000MHz = Rs. 13,000
SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 250GB = Rs. 7,000
HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB = Rs. 3,200
Cabinet: Corsair Carbide 100R = Rs. 2,800
PSU: Coolmaster Masterwatt lite 500W = Rs. 3,000

Prices sourced from multiple vendors based in Nehru Place and online resellers

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