“I am building a gaming computer!!” This is one of the statements, gamers dream to say. The joy of building a gaming PC from scratch cannot be explained in words. It is not only the gaming aspect that keeps one excited, but the aura around new PC components, assembling them, their distinctive fresh plastic smell and the joy of opening and keeping the original packaging makes it a truly memorable experience. When faced with this challenge of building a PC and selecting parts, the biggest hurdle that would influence our choices is the budget. So today we are going to plan a BUDGET gaming PC built. Our target is to keep the budget below Rs. 50,000/. or $500.
An Ideal would be if Intel G Series processor would have been available, but due to unavailability in local market, we will have to settle for slightly expensive Core i3.
Intel Core i3 7100 – Rs.13300/ (source czone.pk). This processor will do the job well while keeping in our tight budget.
Now this is tricky, we see motherboards with extensive features being advertized on them, but honestly speaking we hardly use any of those. All we need is a budget board that fits all components and has a decent sound card to support audio.
GIGABYTE GA-H110-H – Rs.6600/- (source czone.com.pk)
This is a decent motherboard that fulfills our basic needs and provide good features.
Generally the concept is the more, the better. But the real question is, how much in enough? Being on a budget means cutting down on all the extras. Majority of games run well on 4gm of memory. But if ever the need of extra ram is required, it can easily be added later. So the choice is,
A-Data 4GB 2400 BUS – Rs.3500/ (source galaxy.pk). Good memory with decent performance. Remember, we don’t have to max out our memory. It can always be added later once our budget allows.
And for those who think 4gb is too less for today’s games, then check out this article.
A simple cheap hard disk would suffice. Although one would always like to have larger storage, but we can always think about adding more storage later. This hard disk is compact for Pc case, as well as light on pocket. Although this space is very limited, but since it is sufficient to get our gaming rig up and running. It will suffice.
WD 500GB HDD – Rs.3500/- (Source daraz.pk)
With all the recent advances in technology, more powerful graphic cards are able to run with little power. Gone are the days where heavy power supplies were required to power mediocre cards. Hence this would also add up to cost saving with our choice of.
DANY POWER SUPPLY 700 watts – Rs.2435/- (source payless.pk)
I knew you guys would be anxiously waiting for this main beast. The objective in all such builds is to minimize all expenses and invest heavily on GPU which provides the major force for running games. Bigger the GPU, the better it would yield results. There is absolutely no compromise in graphics and Image quality. This is the prime reason for which we are building a gaming rig; hence it deserves a major portion of our wallet. Surprisingly, I was able to find this GPU that packs a lot of power and comes in our budget.
This option is highly variable. But the looks have to go, as they add nothing to performance. Trying to squeeze everything out of every penny means sacrificing the cool looks and adding value to GPU and memory.
CASECOM VS93 – Rs.2950/ (Source czone.pk)
Now this has to be pretty standard. You cannot afford to spend much here.
LUNAR Keyboard – Rs.375/ (Source daraz.pk) link https://www.daraz.pk/lunar-multimedia-keyboard-lmk-200-5393717.html
Astrum Optical Mouse – Rs.225/ (Source daraz.pk) link – https://www.daraz.pk/astrum-mu100-optical-usb-mouse-black-5738382.html
Total package comes up to – Rs.49,995/-. Now that a powerful budget gaming Rig is assembled, there is absolutely no time to waste. Game ON!!!
Although the DANY PSU’s might give you normal power for some time, they are, however not ideal to keep running your hardware on and neither it is recommended. So as an additional stretch, I would recommend a VS350W/450W – It is not top of the line PSU, but it is better than any unbranded PSU’s. This might add a dent of 3-4k in your build but it’ll keep your system safe.
The decision here is yours. – Unless you have absolutely no choice, then you are free to go with a DANY/UNBRANDED Power Supplies, But please try to replace it as soon as you have the money.