Even with the release of new generation graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD, there are no truly budget graphics cards that go in PC builds that are under ₹50,000. However, the previous generation graphics card and processors are a great choice for budget builds.
At this price point, the most important is the ability to upgrade your PC to newer, better hardware down the line. This PC is aimed at 1080p gaming and prioritizes at least one generational upgrade.
If you are looking for a PC that can play all the games at 1080p with medium to high fidelity, here is the value PC build under 50000.
Processor – Intel i5-12100F
- Cores: 4
- Threads: 8
- Base Clock: 3.3 GHz
- Boost Clock: 4.3 GHz
- Overclocking: No
- Cache: 12MB Intel Smart Cache
- L2 Cache: 5MB
- Max TDP: 89W (58W Base)
- PCIe 5.0 and 4.0, Lanes: 20
- Best budget processor
- Really good price-to-performance ratio
- Cooler included
- Slower than AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Ryzen 4500 in tasks like Adobe Premier Pro, Blender renders, compression, decompression, etc. but is much cheaper
Intel i5 processors are great value processors for gaming. 12100F is a 4-core processor which is the only good processor in the sub-₹10000 range.
12100F performs better than the Ryzen 5 3600 in terms of gaming and it is also significantly cheaper making it a great value budget processor. In terms of productivity, it is slower in tasks like compression, decompression, Code compilation, Adobe Premier Pro, etc. This is mainly due to Ryzen 5 3600 having more cores and threads but that is not the only thing that matters.
In single-core performance, 12100F does slightly better than Ryzen 5 3600. Check this video for a much more detailed performance chart of 12100F.
Intel 12100F is a solid choice for budget 1080p gaming as of now and currently, there is no other processor in this price range better than 12100F. If you are only gaming and do not care for professional or creative tasks, 12100F is a better choice although it is more than capable of occasional productivity tasks.
Motherboard – ASUS H610M-E D4
- Form factor: mATX
- Memory support: 2x DIMM, up to 64GB, up to DDR4-3200
- Expansion slots: 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1
- Storage: 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4, 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0×2, 4x SATA 6Gbps
- Networking: No Wi-Fi, 1x Realtek 1Gbps LAN
- Bluetooth: No
- Rear USB: 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.2 Type A
- Reliable budget board
- Less rear ports
The only disadvantage of using an Intel-based PC is the high price of motherboards. Also, if you plan to use DDR5 memory, your overall cost of the build will shoot up. Even the DDR4 motherboards are more expensive than they should be.
For a PC build under 50000, a B-class motherboard is not possible because of its relatively high cost. Intel 12th gen has a budget option of an H-class motherboard.
Asus H610M-E D4 is a reliable choice for budget builds. Even though it is a budget board, it costs close to ₹6,000, which is insane! Nevertheless, there is no cheaper option but an Asus board is quite reliable.
The only downside of H610 is the availability of 2DIMM slots and fewer overall ports.
Asus Prime H610M-E D4 offers all the basic things required for a gaming PC except for overclocking. As for storage, you have two M.2 slots and 4 SATA ports. Overall, it is a reliable budget board and even though it is a great motherboard, it’s a good fit for a budget gaming build.
If you need help with choosing the right motherboard for your PC build, check out this guide.
Graphics Card – AMD Radeon RX 6600 (8 GB)
- Compute Units & Ray Accelerators: 28
- Base Clock: 2044 MHz
- Boost Clock: 2491 MHz
- Memory: 8GB GDDR6
- Memory Width: 128-bit
- Great value 1080p gaming card
- 8GB VRAM in this price category
- Ray tracing performance isn’t great
- PCIe 4.0 x8 limits its performance on older builds with PCIe 3.0 motherboard
There is no better choice than the RX 6600 for this price category. It is still one of the best “bang-for-the-buck” cards and has good performance for the price. You can most of the titles at 1080p without sacrificing too much on visual quality.
Just for reference, RX 6600 can run at 60fps in Cyberpunk 2077 with high settings at 1080p. That’s a pretty good performance. The 8GB VRAM at this price category makes it even more compelling.
The only downside of this card is that it has only PCIe 4.0 x8 lanes which will limit its performance on older systems with PCIe 3.0 motherboards.
It is the best time to buy AMD Radeon RX 6000 series. Reports suggest AMD is ending Navi 23 GPU Production
Memory – Teamgroup Vulcan Z (2x8GB) DDR4-3200
- Capacity: 2x 8GB
- Speed: 3200MT/s
- Timings: 15-17-17-35
- Voltage: 1.35V
- Low latency
- Best price-to-performance ratio
- No fancy RGB
The primary target for gaming memory is DDR4-3000 or above, with as minimal CAS latency as feasible while being reasonably priced. Extreme memory makes little sense for budget PC builds, but with DDR4-3200 packages it strikes the balance between price and performance.
As an alternative, you could also use Teamgropup T-Force DDR5 memory (5200MHz) for extra performance, and in case you want to carry your memory to DDR5-only platforms in the future, like AM4. But, it will increase your total cost because of the more expensive motherboard.
Primary Storage – Kingston 1TB NVMe M.2 2280
- Capacity: 1TB
- Interface: M.2 PCIe Gen4 x4
- Sequential IO: 3500/2100MB/s read/write
- Good value
- PCIe 4.0
- Read/write speeds are not as impressive as other PCIe 4.0 SSD
It’s a PCIe 4.0 m.2 SSD which is not top performing SSD but it is reliable and is a good value for the price.
Power Supply – EVGA 450BR Bronze 80+
- Output: 450W
- Efficiency: 80 Plus Bronze
- Connectors: 1x 24-Pin ATX, 1x 8-Pin (4+4) EPS12V, 4x 8-Pin (6+2) PCIe, 6x SATA, 4x Molex, 1x Floppy
- Modular: Non-modular
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 budget PSU choice and achieves 80 Plus Bronze efficiency.
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 450BR is a non-modular Bronze-rated power supply that is perfectly fine for this PC build.
PC Case – Cooler Master Masterbox K501L RGB (ATX) Mid Tower Cabinet
- 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 that looks good and offers good airflow.
Some alternatives: MSI MAG Forge M100A
|Processor||Intel Core i3-12100F||7,865|
|Motherboard||ASUS H610M-E D4||6,799|
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon RX 6600||19,999|
|Power Supply||EVA 450BR||3,000|
|Cabinet||Cooler Master Masterbox K501L||3,050|
|Memory||Teamgroup Vulcan Z (2x8GB) DDR4-3200||4,200|
|Primary Storage||Kingston 1TB NV2 M.2 2280||4,000|
You can use alternatives listed under each category to adjust your budget. The build listed here is made for 1080p budget gaming. Most of the games can run at medium to high settings with this PC build.
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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