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So recently a customer came to us with a request to do gaming PC build for him with a budget of ₹50K. As with our pre-configured systems, we recommended him to get the Kangto IL1 system which was perfect for an entry level gaming PC. But he didn’t seem that impressed. He had some strict demands for his system – 6 core CPU, High FPS gaming, decent looks, and even important, RGB. Now, this is where the problems start. There is no way a GTX 1050Ti is capable of providing anywhere close to 100+ FPS at 1080P in any modern games. We had a challenge at our hands and we had to face it. So we did something that usually doesn’t do. Before getting into the nitty-gritty, here’s a little build video that we did for the system. Hope you guys like it.
How Did We Make it Possible?
The solution was simple. Compromises, but only in the places where it mattered. The most expensive piece was the GPU and cramming in a new GTX 1060 or RX580 was possible but with demanding games and new cards on the horizon, it was not sensible to go for a new GTX 1060 or a RX580.
With the mining fever over, there is an abundant supply of decent condition, used graphics cards in the market. You can get GTX 1060s or RX580 for half the price of their brand new counterparts. This is how we ended up with a gently used Asus Dual OC GTX 1070 8GB for a great price of ₹18000 and with 1.4 years warranty left. We received a card with a great card and it worked like a charm. Here are the other parts in the build, all of which were brand new.
It comes with the following specifications –
AMD Ryzen R5 1600 OCed @ 3.75GHz at 1.29V with stock Wraith Spire Cooler
Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3000MHz @ 15-15-15-36 Manual settings
Asus GTX 1070 Dual OC @ stock (Used)
Western Digital Blue 1TB
Antec NX 200 RGB Case
Gigabyte PB500 500W Bronze PSU
Lots of zip ties and patience
Why these components for this ₹50000 Gaming PC?
One of the primary limitations of the build was the budget. With a budget of Rs. 50K, there were quite a few demands – A six-core processor, RGB lighting, High FPS 1080p gaming, and overall decent looks. The flexibility of the components to choose was reduced by these restrictions. But here are some reasons why we chose these particular components.
Choice of the processor was quite simple. The AMD R5 1600 may be a generation old but it is still the cheapest six core processor in the whole market. And with a small overclock, it can handle gaming and other tasks with ease. The High-quality stock cooler makes the whole value proposition even better. It can handle low quality streaming without any problems and it easily beats anything from Intel within the price of ₹20000.
The motherboard had to be something that could overclock and current gen. While the MSI B450 board was cheaper, the service quality has been a little rough lately with MSI India. So we stuck with the Gigabyte board with this build. No point of getting a B350 board when new chipsets cost the same. The Gigabyte B450M-DS3H is capable of handling some mild overcloks of the Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 parts. It may not be the highest end board out there but it has all the features that you will need for setting up a basic gaming system with an AMD processor.
Choice of RAM was a no brainer. We have been using the Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz sticks for a lot of our Ryzen builds and it works just as expected. With a little tweak to the timings, our Ryzen system works without any hiccups. While the bandwidth is being limited with the single stick, there is a plan to upgrade the memory in the near future so we kept the upgrade path open. With memory prices about to drop big time, it made sense to upgrade to an 8GBx2 setup than sticking with a 4GBx2 setup.
The star of the show – the Asus GTX 1070 Dual OC. We got this card for an extremely low price and this is what made the whole build possible. Getting a new card meant compromising on the performance which we didn’t want to. Many days of patience and skipping through the options was involved in getting the final deal. The card works absolutely fine and was in a great condition for being a used card. For a price of Rs 18500, you cannot ask for more. It tears through 1080p gaming and puts a smooth show at 1440p. Another thing, it looks amazing in the white finish.
For the storage front, we chose an HDD. Compromises had to be made somewhere and we chose a component that could be easily upgraded and lack of which did not directly affect the “FPS”. We could somehow include an SSD in the build but IMHO, there is no point of getting a puny 120GB SSD. SSDs are getting cheaper and it was best that we make it through with the mechanical drive for a little longer. Upgrade in the line – a 500GB SSD as prices drop further.
The case was decided because RGB….. Yes, that’s it. That was the only reason the Antec NX200 was chosen for this build. The RGB Illumination looks fantastic in this case and the features like the PSU shroud and transparent side panel were a pretty good deal for Rs. 2.6K. Cable management was PITA, though. But with enough patience, some time, determination and lots of zip ties, the build came out tidy and clean
The PSU was a simple affair with the Gigabyte PB500 being one of the cheapest 500W 80+ Bronze rated power supplies in India. 500W is enough for a R5 1600 and GTX 1070 Build and a few watts left for additions. It has all the connectors that you need for building a single card, mid-end system.
So, should you go ahead and buy the first used card that you come by? Of course no. There’s an inherent problem of reliability of when it comes to buying used cards. You will have to close attention to the condition of the actual product and the seller. In most cases, if the seller is giving you a testing warranty, proper bill, and actual photos of the card, it is a safe deal. Make sure you run a small background check on the seller to make sure you are getting the right thing. If possible, don’t pay in advance and involve a trusted third party for complete peace of mind.
We were lucky and the whole deal went smoothly. Overall. the build was successful and the customer was happy. That’s all we care for and it puts a smile on our face.
Is the build perfect? Of course not and we are certain that some of you guys will surely leave comments on how we could have improved the build. And we agree. But given the budget and time constraints, it turned out pretty good, both in terms of performance and value. So what do you think? Do let us know in the comments.
And if you would like a build like this and live in Punjab then don’t forget to get in touch with us through the contact links given below.
Till then, Cheers