4K gaming can get pretty expensive but with the right build, it doesn’t have to really expensive. There aren’t a lot of GPUs in the market that can play truly 4k gaming.
With the release of 40 series RTX cards, that will change soon but they are really expensive.
This PC build is meant for a value 4K gaming and is the best you can build in the current market.
- Processor – Intel i7-12700F
- Motherboard – Gigabyte B660M Aorus Pro DDR4
- Graphics Card – AMD RX6800XT (16 GB)
- Memory – Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL (16GBX2) DDR4 3600MHz
- Primary Storage – Western Digital Black SN750 SE NVMe 1TB SSD (Gen 4)
- Power Supply – EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GT 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular
- PC Case – LIAN LI LANCOOL II (ATX)
- Cooling – LIAN LI GALAHAD 360 ARGB AIO 360mm/Noctua NH-L9I Chromax CPU Air Cooler
Processor – Intel i7-12700F
- Cores: 12
- Threads: 20
- Base Clock: 2.1 GHz
- Boost Clock: 4.8 GHz
- Overclocking: No
- Cache: 25MB Intel Smart Cache
- L2 Cache: 12MB
- Max TDP: 180W (65W Base)
- PCIe 5.0 and 4.0, Lanes: 20
- Best value processor for high-end gaming.
- Great multi-core performance for productivity
- Single-core performance is worse than processors like Ryzen 5 7600X
Intel 17-12700F is a great value processor for 1440p and 4k gaming. If you do not upgrade your PC regularly, this processor will serve you for a long time. The multi-core performance of this processor is great and is even comparable, or even surpasses, similarly priced Ryzen 7600X or 7700X.
Click here to see how Ryzen 5 7600X performs against its competitors.
Considering the price-to-performance value, the 12700F is a great processor but it is not overclockable and doesn’t have an iGPU. If you wish, you can opt for 12700K but it is significantly more expensive.
Looking at just gaming performance, the similarly priced new processor, Ryzen 7600X is faster and it is also faster in single-core tasks like Video Editing, Code compilation, Photoshop, etc. Even though the cost is the same, the platform cost is too high to opt for Ryzen 7000 series processor.
The overall platform cost is lower for Intel processors as of now which makes it fit under the budget of 1.5 lakh.
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- Ryzen 5 7600X
- Ryzen 7 5800X
- Intel i7-12700K
Motherboard – Gigabyte B660M Aorus Pro DDR4
- Form factor: mATX
- Memory support: 2x DIMM, up to 128GB, up to DDR4-5333 (OC)
- Expansion slots: 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1
- Storage: 1x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4
1x M.2 PCIe 4.0×2 (For Intel Optane Memory, connected to Chipset)
4x SATA 6Gbps
- Networking: No Wi-Fi, Intel®2.5GbE LAN chip 2.5 Gbps
- Bluetooth: No
- Rear USB: 1 Type C with USB 3.2 Gen2
2x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.2 Type A
- Reliable mid-range board
- Ample USB ports
- Intel motherboards are expensive in the current market even with B-class boards
MSI MAG is a great mid-range motherboard with all the required features for a good PC build. This is a DDR5 motherboard which is slightly more expensive than the DDR4 version. You can opt for DDR4 to save some cost with DDR4 memory which costs less than a DDR5 memory kit.
With 6 SATA ports, 2 M.2 slots, you get plenty of storage units and with more than 8 USB ports, and good VRM cooling, this motherboard is a great choice for a build like this.
If you have a plan to choose 12700K for overclocking, you have to choose the Z690 motherboard to take the advantage of overclocking capability of the processor.
If you need help with choosing the right motherboard for your PC build, check out this guide.
- MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus (For AMD 5000 series, overclocking)
- MSI B550 Pro (For AMD 5000 series, budget)
- Asus TUF Gaming B650M-PLUS DDR5 (For the latest Ryzen 7000 series)
- MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 (For Intel i7-12700K, overclocking)
- MSI MAG B660M MORTAR DDR5 (DDR5 option)
Graphics Card – AMD RX6800XT (16 GB)
- Compute Units & Ray Accelerators: 72
- Base Clock: 2015 MHz
- Boost Clock: 2250 MHz
- Memory: 16GB GDDR6
- Memory Width: 128-bit
- Offers great performance for the price
- 16GB VRAM
- Ray Tracing performance is not on par with RTX 3080
AMD cards have surpassed the Nvidia RTX in terms of absolute value because of massive price drops. RTX 3080 is a good value GPU for 4k gaming but there is something better. RX 6800XT performs the same, except in ray tracing, and costs way less than RTX 3080.
RX 6800XT is impressive and 4K gaming is a breeze with this GPU. With the awaited release of the RX 7000 series graphics card, it needs to be seen if AMD can improve performance and price on their next generation.
RX 6800XT has 16GB of VRAM which is much more than what RTX 3080 has. If you consider ray-tracing performance as a deal-breaker, RTX 3080 might be a better option but you have to decide whether it is worth the extra ₹10,000.
- RTX 3080
Memory – Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL (16GBX2) DDR4 3600MHz
- Capacity: 2x 16GB
- Speed: 3600MT/s
- Timings: 16-20-20-38
- Voltage: 1.35V
- Low latency
- Best price-to-performance ratio
Corsair Vengenace is always a default choice for me when it comes to memory. Choosing DDR5 memory over DDR4 memory doesn’t give much of a performance uplift, at least not for the extra price you are paying.
3600MHz is perfectly fine for gaming and the DDR4 platform is not obsolete, as opposed to what some would like to say.
Alternative for memory
- Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR5 5200MHz (x2 for 32GB)
- Gigabyte AORUS Memory DDR5 32GB (2x16GB) 5200MHz
Primary Storage – Western Digital Black SN750 SE NVMe 1TB SSD (Gen 4)
- Capacity: 500GB
- Interface: M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4
- Sequential IO: 3500/2300MB/s read/write
- Random IO: 360K/390K IOPS read/write
- Good value
- PCIe 3.0 is slower than PCIe 4.0
It’s a Gen 4 NVMe SSD which is the fastest generation in the market and the latest generation available. Western Digital is reliable for fast storage and is reasonably priced.
Power Supply – EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GT 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular
- Output: 850W
- Efficiency: 80 Plus Bronze
- Connectors: 1x 24-Pin ATX, 2x 8-Pin (4+4) EPS12V, 7x 8-Pin (6+2) PCIe, 9x SATA, 3x Molex, 1x Floppy
- Modular: Modular
- Fully-modular power supply
The power supply is critical, and you don’t want to compromise. EVGA’s power supply has a strong and well-deserved reputation. This series is a great PSU choice with 80 Plus Gold efficiency and doesn’t cost a lot.
Most power supplies from the top names are typically excellent, but we wouldn’t invest your money into anything with a guarantee of fewer than five years or an efficiency rating of less than Bronze.
EVGA 850GT is a fully-modular Gold-rated power supply and it is perfectly fine for this PC build.
PC Case – LIAN LI LANCOOL II (ATX)
- Weight: 4.86kg
- Dimensions: 49.10cm x 20.00cm x 45.10cm
- Front Ports: 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack, 1x 3.5mm Mic Jack.
- Preinstalled Fans: 1x120mm in front, 1x120mm in rear
- Good value
- Cable management can be a bit tricky
- No fan hub
The most important thing to look out for in a good case is the airflow. Having a mesh in the front is a standard feature to look out for. Also, look for cases with pre-installed fans if you are on a budget.
Coolermaster Masterbox K501L is a compact ATX cabinet which looks good and offers good airflow.
- MSI MAG Forge M100A
- Asus TUF GT301
- Corsair 4000D Airflow
Cooling – LIAN LI GALAHAD 360 ARGB AIO 360mm/Noctua NH-L9I Chromax CPU Air Cooler
- Material: Aluminum block
- Dimensions: (L) 397.5 x 123.5 (H) x 27mm
For cooling your processor, you have the option to choose between an air cooler or a liquid cooler. Liquid Cooler is more expensive but you get fans along with the radiator which spares you from spending on case fans. Plus, it looks cool!
Air Coolers like Noctua perform really well and if you are on a tight budget, using an air cooler is better.
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700F||28,400|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte B660M Aorus Pro DDR4||15,300|
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon RX6800XT||57,500|
|Power Supply||EVA SuperNova 850GT||8,499|
|Cabinet||Lian Li Lancool II||7,600|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 32GB||12,200|
|Primary Storage||WD Black SN750 1TB||9,760|
|Cooling||LIAN LI GALAHAD 360 ARGB AIO 360mm||10,499|
You can use alternatives listed under each category to adjust your budget. The build listed here is made for value 4K gaming. This PC build can run any modern game at the highest settings.
Online shopping is convenient but buying some of the components like processors and graphic cards in offline stores in cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi will be cheaper.
If you want to build an even better, more powerful PC for gaming, check this for the best-value PC under 70000.
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