If you are looking to build a budget gaming PC under 50000 in 2020, I got you covered with the best parts you can use.
Choosing the right components for the price you pay can be a bit tricky, especially when you have a fixed amount of money to spend. But, if you manage to list out the best value for money components that go well together, you will get every bit of satisfaction.
Let’s dive into my parts list for the best budget gaming PC under 50000.
Please note: This parts list was last updated in June 2020. It’s possible that at the time of reading, some parts may not be available or have changed prices. Be sure to keep track of prices and buy only when you are sure the parts are worth it.
Processor: Ryzen 3 3300X (₹11310)
The Ryzen 3 3300X, credits to its zen 2 architecture is a quad core beast for gaming. As I have already said in my article here, it even outperforms the Intel Core i7 7700K. What’s fascinating, is that 7700K was the best gaming processor only three years ago, and its cost was 4 times higher!
3300X is essentially a Ryzen 7 3700X with half of the cores disabled (One CCX active instead of two). This translates to faster cache performance and hence better FPS in games.
The 3300X has a base clock of 3.8 GHz and boosts up to 4.3 GHz. Unlocked multiplier, included stock cooler (which is pretty decent by the way) and hyper-threading make this the perfect package for gamers.
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 1660 Super OC 6G (₹20000)
Choosing the right graphics card for your build is the most difficult part, isn’t it? Although you can easily upgrade it later, I wanted to make sure that you are getting your money worth.
I have already covered the best GPUs under ₹20,000 in this article. In summary, it was a pleasant surprise to see the GTX 1660 Super in that range. It is by far the best graphics card you can include in a budget gaming PC under 50000 without wasting money.
You can keep a close eye on the latest pricing and availability of the graphic card here.
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 8GB 3000MHz (₹3750)
It’s a well-known fact that Ryzen 3rd gen processors benefit a lot from faster memory. Part of the reason is the ‘infinity fabric’ between CCXs and I/O chiplet.
I went with the G.Skill Ripjaws V 8GB 3000MHz single stick as the memory configuration for the budget gaming pc under 50000 config. This would enable you to add an extra matching stick in the future if you need more memory.
Due to COVID 19 pandemic, we have seen RAM prices go higher than usual. This would affect all SSD prices too.
But, as slower RAM sticks aren’t much cheaper than the G.Skill Ripjaws V 8GB 3000MHz stick that I prefer, I think it is a great value for the Ryzen 3 3300X.
Motherboard: MSI B450M-A PRO MAX (₹6300)
For the motherboard, I went with the cheapest available motherboard with the AMD B450 chipset. Not only this ensures great compatibility with features provided by the Ryzen 3rd gen CPUs, but also enables you to put better CPUs in down the line.
The MSI B450M-A PRO MAX is nothing fancy. Feature set is not great by any means. It features one PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 slot, and a single PCIe 2.0 x1 slot. Two slots of DDR4 RAM up to 4133MHz will enable you to upgrade your RAM if you deem it necessary,
The m.2 slot can be used to slot in NVME SSD with x4 interface, or any m.2 SATA SSD too. The motherboard also has 4 SATA rev 3.0 ports for storage devices. The rear I/O has 4 USB 3.2 gen ports along with ability to add two more through internal header. Same is true for 2+2 USB 2.0 ports.
Storage: Adata 120GB SSD (₹2200) + Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD (₹3000)
If you are thinking you can get away with using a hard drive for your boot drive in 2020, you are absolutely wrong. This is the reason why I have included the mere 120GB SSD along with 1TB of mechanical storage.
If your budget permits, you can increase the storage space on the SSD, or go with more reputable brands like Crucial, Corsair or Samsung.
For storing games, Seagate or WD Blue hard disk should be a pretty good choice for a budget gaming pc under 50000.
Even though there aren’t significant advantages over hard disk for using SSD as game drive, this might change in the near future. Learn how.
Power Supply: Corsair VS450 (₹2600)
The easiest mistake you can make is choosing a very cheap power supply on a budget gaming build. Believe me, I have been there.
The lowest you can go for any gaming build for a power supply would be Corsair VS450.
It’s been tried and proven to be a reliable 450W power supply for budget gaming computers.
The 450W unit has 80+ White efficiency certification. It is by far not the best PSU you can have, but any cheaper alternative that does not have any efficiency rating or reputable manufacturer should be strictly avoided.
Case: Antec NX230 (₹2600)
Antec recently launched another great budget gaming cabinet, the Antec NX230. It should be priced around ₹2600.
With mesh front and transparent side panel, this computer case ticks all the right boxes for a budget build. There isn’t much room for cable management or extra fans. But, as you are building a budget gaming PC under 50000, I highly doubt any of these things would be on your priority list.
Some of the specifications of the Antec NX230 include:
- Form Factor: Mid Tower
- Motherboard Support: mATX, ATX and Mini-ITX
- Front Controls: ARGB Control Button, Power, Reset, HD MIC/Audio, USB3.0, USB2.0 x 2.
- Expansion slots: 7
- 3.5″ / 2.5″ Convertible Drive Bays: 2/1
- 2.5″ Drive Bay: 2
- Comes with top and PSU Intake dust filters.
- Included ARGB strip in front with mode change button.
- 1 Year manufacturer warranty.
Summary: Best Budget Gaming PC Under 50000
|Processor: Ryzen 3 3300X||₹11310|
|Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 1660 Super OC 6G||₹20000|
|RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 8GB 3000MHz||₹3750|
|Motherboard: MSI B450M-A PRO MAX||₹6300|
|Storage 1: Adata 120GB SSD||₹2200|
|Storage 2: Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB HDD||₹3000|
|Power Supply: Corsair VS450||₹2600|
|Case: Antec NX230||₹2600|
This concludes the parts list for the Best Budget Gaming PC under 50000 in India available to buy in 2020. I would try my best to update prices and components too if I feel these are outdated.
If your budget allows, you should check the best bang for the buck AMD Gaming System in my opinion, the GA05T from Id10tBuilds. It also includes Monitor and gaming peripherals (as freebies) for ₹60,000 when on sale.