Mid Range 1080p Gaming PC Build

With Diwali Season soon upon us, people will be out to buy new PCs for themselves or for their loved ones. AMD and Intel in the CPU space has a wide array of products to choose from. In this article, we present the gaming pc which can run games at 1080p 60 at High/ultra settings and also not break your bank. This PC offers the best ratio between Cost and Performance. This PC is also capable of some light 1440p gaming as well.

NOTE: Techarx is not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned below and the recommendations are based on the comprehensive knowledge and expereince of the Techarx team itself. Pricing used in this build is as of time of publication. Monitor and Keyboard not included.

Processor: AMD R5 1400

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The R5 series of Ryzen CPU’s challenges the sweet spot of the price to performance segment that Intel’s i5’s have held since the Sandy Bridge 2500k days. This quad core, 8 threaded CPU is a monster in productivity and gaming alike. Offering better or similar average fps in modern titles, this is the CPU of choice for any mid-end buyer until Intel has a better core i5 lineup(which will be soon if rumours are to be believed).

Motherboard: MSI B350M Gaming Pro

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This B350 board offers looks and features at a very attractive price. This board does contain a single PCIe 16 slot but at this price point, that’s all you are going to need. It supports Ram up to 3200Mhz, Nvme etc. This Board is obviously not as high end as the x370 ones but for the price and the CPU we paired it up with it will do the job.

Memory: ADATA XPG Spectrix D40

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This ADATA memory by no means is cheap or entry level. We did splurge a bit on it, but since Ryzen loves Memory speed we really wanted a 3000Mhz memory. This ADATA Memory has RGB integration and is Ryzen Compatible. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.

Storage: WD Blue 1TB

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For the HDD, we recommend the Western Digital Blue Series which boasts an RPM of 7200. Getting a 1TB variant is recommended, allowing you to partition if needed. This will be your main storage of your steam and origin game backups, movies, work related backups and a 2TB variant should be more than enough for starters. If you do need more, get another of these as they are fairly cheap.

GPU: ZOTAC GTX 1060 6gb MINI

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The GTX 1060, like the last Gen GTX 970 ( the card it replaced ) provides the most bang for the buck in the present market. This card is capable of High to Ultra Settings at 60 + fps on all modern games at 1080p and can also do light 1440p gaming. Viewers can alternatively buy an 8gb RX 580 as well for a similar price, provided the Crypto Mining craze at the time of publication has stopped and AMD cards have returned in stock. Regardless gamers can’t go wrong with either card.

PSU: Antec VP500PC

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This Antec PSU is a solid power supply. It has got an 82% efficiency rating and since both the GTX 10 series and AMD Ryzen are very power efficient, this PSU will never be put under supply pressure. This cheap yet reliable Power supply is one of the very best in this price bracket.

Case: Circle CC 819

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Designed for entry level gaming builds, the CC819 mid-tower case by Circle sets the standard for fast, economical gaming builds. Inside, the CC819 boasts a spacious interior, ideal for high-performance graphics cards up to 15” (360 mm) in length. The extra-large CPU cutout, routing holes for cable management, and seven expansion slots allow for a versatile, builder-friendly experience. And they’ve included USB 3.0 connectivity on the front panel, for lightning fast data transfer and compatibility with next-gen peripherals.

Price Chart

ComponentProductPriceLinks
CpuAMD RYZEN 5 1400Rs.12,800BUY NOW
MotherboardMSI B350M Gaming ProRs.7,245BUY NOW
MemoryADATA XPG Spectrix D40Rs.6720BUY NOW
Hard DiskWD HARD DISK 1TB SATA BLUERs.3,360BUY NOW
Video CardZOTAC GTX 1060 6GB MiniRs.21,999BUY NOW
Power SupplyAntec VP500PCRs.3,633BUY NOW
CaseCircle CC819Rs.2,750BUY NOW

TOTAL : Rs 58,507

So an above console experience PC for under 60k. For those looking to get into serious 1080p gaming, this is a great starting point. Some additions to make to this build will obviously be an SSD, possibly 16 GB RAM and a better PSU. However as it stands, in 2017 you have a very good 1080p PC for its price. We would have liked to have been able to provide Links for an RX 580 in this article, but as we mentioned earlier, due to crypto mining it’s nearly impossible to get your hands on one and those who are selling them are doing so at a ridiculous premium.

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