Most gamers in India can’t shell out much money when it comes to PC hardware because it’s way too expensive than in countries like say USA. So we all go on a hunt to find the best budget build to atleast be able to play most of the modern games at playable fps which is getting harder each day with increasing system requirements.

We bring to you the best budget gaming build for 2017. The links for the components on Amazon India and newegg is provided. All the prices are subjected to the prices at the time of writing this article. Please note that PC component prices vary each week. Also we suggest you to check out the components at the local Computer market/store in your respective city or town for better prices.

Processor – Intel Core i3-7100 | LGA 1151 Processor

The i3 gives us decent performance for its price since its the highest version of the 7th Gen i3 available in India. Clocked at 3.9 GHz with 3MB cache with the Kaby Lake Architecture. Its barely a better performer than the i3 6100 but its always btter to go with the newer gen. We suggest you to even wait for the launch of the 8th Gen Intel processors.

Buy it here(Amazon India).

Buy it here(Newegg)

Also consider Intel G4560 Pentium Processor LGA1151 (3.5 GHZ,3MB Cache)

GPU – Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition

The 1050Ti is a great performer for its price. No AMD GPU in India gives such performance at this price. It’ll easily run most of the games you throw at it launched till date and also most of the games coming this o year or the next year at decent HD resolutions. If you can shell out more money we would suggest you to go for a GTX 1060. Its a bang for buck GPU.

Buy it here(Amazon India)

MSI equivalent – MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Buy it here(Newegg)

Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2 LGA 1151

For the motherboard, we’re going with the Gigabyte H110M. Its a micro ATX with most of the bells and whistles you need for the daily run. Comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports.

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MSI equivalent – MSI H110M Gaming LGA 1151 Intel H110

Buy it here(Newegg).

HDD- WD Blue Desktop 1TB Internal Hard Drive (WD10EZEX)

The good ol’ WD Blue. Its the most reliable and cheap HDD you can find out in the market with WD’s trusted replacement warranty.

Buy it here(Amazon India)

Buy it here(Newegg).

RAM- Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR4 LPX 2400MHz

We’re going with the fast 2400 MHz Corsair Vengeance 8GB. Not going with 2x4GB modules because our motherboard has 2 RAM slots. Choosing 1x8GB module will allow us to upgrade our RAM to 16 Gigs on dual cahnnel in the future if ever required.

Price ~ Rs. 5,500/-

Buy it here(Amazon India)

Buy it here(Newegg).

PSU –Corsair VS450 450-Watt Power Supply

The tried and tested Corsair VS450 will do the job for us. The recommended wattage for our build is 260W. If you make any modifications to the build, have a look at Cooler Master’s handy wattage calculator .

Price ~ Rs. 2,700/-

Buy it here(Amazon India)

Buy it here(Newegg).

Cabinet – Corsair Carbide Series 100R

One should always buy a cabinet from a trusted manufacturer. Buying from a trusted manager means, the integrated USB and Audio ports will give you good performance and will last longer for you. We chose this cabinet because it just does the job. It’s basic with easy cable routing channels, will house 3.5 and 5.25 inches drives. Simple and elegant.

Price ~ Rs. 3,000/-

Buy it here(Amazon India)

Buy it here(Newegg).

With this we finish our basic budget build.

The total comes out to be INR 40,000 or $499. For this price you have a pc running all modern games on decent resolution at Medium settings.

Don’t forget to take a look at  big games releasing in 2017.