Building a gaming PC under Rs. 1 lac

By Team Digit | Updated Mar 14 2018
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In the world of PC gaming, the bigger the budget, better are the components, which ultimately leads to a better gaming experience. We have already created gaming PCs for Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 70,000, so the next step would be to jump to a budget of Rs. 1 lac, and that is exactly what we did. Here are the components you should buy, when building a gaming PC under Rs. 1,00,000. 

Note: At the moment, due to the sudden surge in cryptocurrency mining, the prices of RAM and GPUs have gone up exponentially. So, unless you are desperate to upgrade your PC, we suggest you wait it out.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-8400
Price: Rs. 14,000 (approx)

The Intel Core i5-8400 is the obvious choice here: it is the latest, amply powerful processor that fits perfectly in our budget. The hexa-core processor will be able to handle all tasks with ease and is well suited for gaming.

Specs:
Cores: 6
Threads: 6
Base Frequency: 2.8GHz
Turbo Frequency: 4.0GHz
Socket: FCLGA 1151
L3 Cache: 9MB
TDP: 65W

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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming
Price: Rs. 14,000 (approx)

Gigabyte has been churning some really great motherboards recently, and this is one of them. This ATX board features two-way SLI / Crossfire, has RGB lighting and can support a Thunderbolt add-in card connector.

Specs:
FCLGA1151 motherboard
Support for 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, upto 4000 (O.C) MHz DDR4 RAM
6 x Sata 6Gb/s ports, 2 x M.2 slot, Intel Optane ready
1 x HDMI Port
1 x USB 3.1 port Gen 2
5 x USB 3.1 ports Gen 1(4 at back panel, black, 1 at mid-board)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (2 at back panel, black, 2 at mid-board)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port Type-C (back)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port Type-C (front)

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CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED
Price: Rs. 3,000 (approx)

The Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED is the perfect companion to the Intel i5 we included earlier. It is one of the best air CPU coolers in the market. Period.

Specs:
4 Direct copper heat pipes
Aluminium fins
1 x 120mm fan included
468 grams
2 year warranty

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GPU: Asus ROG Strix-GTX1060-DC206G
Price: Rs. 32,500 (approx)

As far as our budget is concerned, the latest GTX 1060 6GB Strix Edition from Asus fits the bill perfectly. It is also the best gaming graphics card you can get at this price point.

Specs:
Base Clock: 1569 MHz
Boost Clock: 1785 MHz
vRAM: 6GB
192-bit GDDR5
2 x HDMI port, 2 x Displayport, 1 x DVI

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RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz C14 x 2        
Price: Rs. 14,000 (approx)

If you are looking for DDR4 RAM within a budget, you will end up buying this, or the Kingston HyperX Fury. So, we tossed a coin and went for the Corsair Vengeance memory stick.

Specs:
Speed: DDR4 2400 MHz
Channel: Dual (2 x 8GB)
Timing: 14-16-16-31 @1.2V
Warranty: 10 years

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SSD: Samsung 860 EVO M.2 2280 250GB
Price: Rs. 7,000 (approx)

We recommend you to use this 250GB M.2 SSD as a boot drive. It is fast, efficient, and will last you for more than five years.

Specs:
Capacity: 250GB
Max Read: 540MBps
Max Write: 520MBps
Random read (4KB, QD32) : 97000 IOPS
Random write (4KB, QD32) : 88000 IOPS

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HDD: WD Blue 2TB
Price: Rs. 4,000 (approx)

The 2TB Blue is meant for storage and backup purposes. Keep your videos and games library in this drive with ample storage space.

Specs:
RPM: 5400
Interface: 6GB/s
Cache: 64MB
Operating temperature: 60 degrees celsius

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PSU: Antec VP600P
Price: Rs. 4,000 (approx)

Specs:
Power: 600W
Upto 85% efficiency
2 year limited warranty
Cooling: 120mm fan

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Cabinet: Corsair Carbide Series 270R
Price: Rs. 5,000 (approx)

Specs:
Mid-tower
7 drive bays
120mm front and rear fan included
Upto ATX motherboard support
1 x Audio, 1 x Mic, 2 x USB 3.0

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Summing up the complete build:

CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 = Rs. 14,000
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming = Rs. 14,000
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED = Rs. 3,000
GPU: Asus ROG Strix-GTX1060-DC206G = Rs. 32,500
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz C14 x 2 = Rs. 14,000
SSD: Samsung 860 EVO M.2 2280 250GB = Rs. 7,000
HDD: WD Blue 2TB = Rs. 4,000
PSU: Antec VP600P = Rs. 4,000
Cabinet: Corsair Carbide Series 270R = Rs. 5,000
Total = 97,500 (approx)
(All prices are in INR)

Prices sourced from multiple vendors based in Nehru Place and online and are only indicative of the real prices.

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