Looking to Build a Ryzen 5 Gaming PC under 60K INR or 900$ and confused about the configuration? No worries. Today, we’ll assemble a Gaming PC running on AMD Ryzen R5 Processor. Also, we’ll discuss whether you should go for Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake Series or the AMD Ryzen 5 Series.
AMD Ryzen 5 Series will launch on 11th April 2017 and that’s just two days more from the time we are writing this post. Please note that we have mentioned the approximate prices. The prices could differ from region to region. Before we build the PC, let’s first discuss why you should go for Ryzen 5 instead of i5 7th generation.
AMD always provides a great price-to-performance ratio in their Processors but when it comes to competition with Intel high-end CPUs, AMD is lagging behind since almost a decade. The AMD Zen Architecture has changed the scenario. The AMD Ryzen Series CPUs not only provide great value for money but in fact, they are better in performance. We’ll use the R5 1600 Processor in our Ryzen 5 Gaming PC Build whose benchmarks can be observed below:
Though we admit that Games aren’t as optimized for Ryzen as they are for Intel CPUs but when we check out the benchmarks scores above, we see that the midrange AMD R5 1600 has blown away the Intel i7 7700K. Optimization definitely matters but that can always happen later. New games will definitely come optimized for Ryzen. Another reason why we or anyone else would recommend Ryzen over Kaby Lake is because of the fact that Intel hasn’t made any major changes in Kaby Lake over Skylake. You can observe the same in our Kaby Lake vs Skylake comparison. With the success of AMD Ryzen, we can hope that Intel will bring out far better Processors in their 8th Generation Coffee Lake Series. Consumers always win the battle between brands!
So now, let’s get started with the AMD Ryzen 5 Gaming PC Build.
Processor: Ryzen R5 1600
As we talked earlier in the Comparison of Ryzen 5 Processors, AMD Ryzen 1600 is the boss here undoubtedly. The TDP of Ryzen 1600 is same as Ryzen R5 1400 and 1500X while its 6 core with 12 threads configuration is same as the Ryzen R5 1600X. So, our Ryzen 5 Gaming PC will include the R5 1600 Processor.
Price: Rs. 15K / $219
Motherboard: ASROCK AB350M Motherboard
The ASROCK AB350M Motherboard is fully compatible with the AMD Ryzen R5 1600 and it also has the support for overclocking. It has 8 USB 3.0 Ports, Realtek Gigabit LAN, 4 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1. Coming to the RAM, it supports DDR4 3200+ (OC) for Ryzen CPU. The ASROCK AB350M will be the perfect match for your Ryzen R5 1600. Also, the overclocking support is good to see at such a low price.
Price: Rs. 6K / $93
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance 2400Mhz DDR4 RAM
8 GB DDR4 RAM is all you need to handle all the latest games at high. And the Corsair Vengeance will give you an amazing performance. Also, as we’re using a dedicated GPU with 6GB of VRAM, our PC will be able to utilize the full 8 GB of RAM. However, if you need more RAM in this budget then buy the 16GB Variant of the same.
Price: Rs. 4.3K / $66
Graphics Card: MSI GTX 1060 6GB DDR5
So what’s the most important component of a gaming PC, of course, that’s theGraphics Card. We can compromise if other stuff but never compromise on a GPU when it comes to gaming or video rendering. The perfect match for the AMD Ryzen R5 1600 in this budget would be a Nvidia GTX 1060. They would perform great side by side and there’s no way the CPU would bottleneck the GPU. The Nvidia GTX 1060 can handle every new game at Ultra Settings. Alternatively, if you love AMD GPUs then you could also go for RX480.
Price: Rs. 20K / $310
Storage: 1TB WD Blue Hard Disk OR Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB
Here, you will have two choices: WD Blue 1 TB Hard Disk or the Kingston UV400 240GB SSD. If you can afford both then I’ll suggest you the same but if you’re on a low budget then I’ll recommend you to go for WD Blue 1 TB Hard Disk. It is a 7200 RPM Hard Disk and it wouldn’t Bottleneck gaming performance. However, choosing the SSD will provide far better performance while booting and file transfer. This totally depends on your personal choice of Speed vs More Storage.
Price: 3.6K/$56 (HDD) or 5.5K/$85 (SSD)
Cabinet: Circle Gaming Cabinet CC 821
Everyone would love to own a good looking as well as a reliable cabinet. Well, the Circle Gaming Cabinet CC 821 does the job. That’s the best Gaming Cabinet one can get at 3K. You can also look for designs offered by other brands in this budget. Choose the one which looks the best to you!
Price: Rs. 3K / $45
Monitor: HP 22es Display
HP 22es is a 21.5 inch (54.6 cm) IPS Monitor with Full HD (1920×1080) Resolution. The best thing about this Monitor is the fact that it is extremely thin. It supports VGA as well as HDMI Port. The viewing angles are great and it is comfortable for long hours usage. It is one of the best Monitors and that too for such a low cost. If you already own a good Monitor with Full HD Display and works fine, then I would recommend you to stick with that.
Price: Rs. 7.5K / $115
Power Supply Unit: Antec VP450P 450W
Antec VP450P is one of the best PSUs for gaming builds. Antec is well known for their high-quality Power Supply Units. A bad PSU may not only have a short life but it might also damage the other components of your PC. No one would want that, right?
One should never compromise of a PSU and get the best available. And in this case, it is the Antec VP450P 450W PSU.
Price: Rs. 3K / $45
Keyboard & Mouse: Dragonwar Storm Gaming Keyboard & LED Mouse
Dragonwar Storm Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo is cheap and pretty effective for gaming. For starters, I’ll definitely recommend this. However, this is optional. If you already own a good Mouse & Keyboard then it is better to stick with the same.
Price: Rs. 1K / $15
Looks like we slightly crossed our budget. However, it doesn’t matter as long as we get the best configuration and parts. This is an approximate price and the price could differ a lot from place to place and from store to store. Whether you buy the parts online or offline, make sure that you buy from a good and authorized seller.
Hope you liked our Ryzen 5 Gaming PC Build. But, if you’re not satisfied by this build and you’re looking for a build with the Intel 7th Generation Processor in the same budget, then do check out Gaming PC Build Under 55K. if you have a higher budget then you can also check out our Gaming PC Build under 70K.
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