Building a PC is fun but the inflated graphics card took all the fun out of the PC building. Well, graphics card prices are down to normal, almost. It’s been more than a year and the price still hasn’t come down to base MSRP but there are many who can’t wait any longer, including me.
Nevertheless, it’s still a good time to build a new PC. The build featured here is made for both 1080p and 1440p gaming and made to be relevant even after a few years. No matter if you are an Intel fan or an AMD fan, we got 2 different builds for you.
If you are looking for a PC that can play all the games at 1080p and 1440p with high fidelity, here is a PC build under 100000.
- Processor – AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
- Intel Alternative Processor – Intel i5 12600K
- Motherboard – Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite
- Graphics Card – Asus Dual AMD Radeon RX 6700XT
- Memory – Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3600
- Primary Storage – Western Digital Blue SN750 500GB M.2
- Power Supply – EVGA 750 BQ 80+ Bronze Semi-Modular
- PC Case – Cooler Master Masterbox K501L RGB (ATX) Mid Tower Cabinet
- CPU Cooler – Thermaltake TH 360 ARGB Snow Edition AIO Liquid Cooler / Noctua NH-L9I Chromax Black CPU Air Cooler
Processor – AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
- Cores: 8
- Threads: 16
- Base Clock: 3.8GHz
- Boost Clock: 4.7GHz
- Overclocking: Yes
- L3 Cache: 32MB
- Max TDP: 105W
- PCIe 4.0, Lanes: 20
- Good performance or 1440p gaming
- Power efficient
- No Cooler included
Ryzen 7 5800X is a performance 8-core processor apt for 1440p gaming. It is efficient and offers good performance for the price.
For 1440p gaming, Ryzen 5800X is the best processor AMD can offer as of now. The only downside of this processor is that you can’t upgrade the processor in future on the same platform (AM4) since the upcoming 7000 series will be on the newer platform.
Plus, you won’t get a Wraith CPU cooler in the box and you will have to use an aftermarket CPU cooler.
Nevertheless, it is a great performance processor which goes perfectly with the GPU we are pairing it with.
Intel Alternative Processor – Intel i5 12600K
- Cores: 10 (6P cores, 4E cores)
- Threads: 16
- Base Clock: 3.7GHz (2.8GHz for E-cores)
- Boost Clock: 4.9GHz (3.6GHz for E-cores)
- Overclocking: Yes
- L3 Cache: 20MB
- Max TDP: 150W
- PCIe 5.0, Lanes: 20
- Good performance or 1440p gaming
- Combination of P-cores and E-cores
- Not power efficient
While this processor is similar in performance to the Ryzen 7 5800X, it is better in some ways. Intel 12th gen processor is based on a new platform and you will be able to upgrade to a newer processor on the same motherboard if you need to. Upcoming 13th gen processors are confirmed to be on the same platform.
It also supports DDR5 memory which can give better performance in certain workloads. But, it can get a little expensive to use the new B660 or Z690 motherboard and DDR5 memory.
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (Budget Option)
- Intel i5-12400F (Budget Option)
Motherboard – Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite
- Form factor: ATX
- Memory support: 4x DIMM, up to 128GB, up to DDR4-4733
- Expansion slots: 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 2x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1
- Storage: 2x M.2, 6x SATA 6Gbps
- Networking: No Wi-Fi, Intel 2.5Gb ethernet,
- Bluetooth: No
- Rear USB: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB 2.0
- Good VRAM cooling
- 2 M.2 slots
- ARGB control
- No Wi-Fi or Bluetooth is inbuilt
Well, there are cheaper motherboards you can but this motherboard from Gigabyte has all the features and a few things extra that you would need.
With a total of 2 expansion slots, a total of 6 storage expansions and adequate USB, this is a good value motherboard. While it lacks a USB Type-C port, it ticks all other boxes from expansion to ARGB control.
If you are looking for a different motherboard, here is a guide for you to choose the right motherboard for you.
- ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-E
- Gigabyte B550M Gaming (Budget Option)
- ASUS Prime B550M-A WIFI II (With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth)
Graphics Card – Asus Dual AMD Radeon RX 6700XT
- GPU Cores: 4,865
- Base Clock: 1,410MHz
- Boost Clock: 1,665MHz
- TFLOPS: 16.2
- Memory: 12GB GDDR6
- Memory Clock: 14GT/s
- Memory Bandwidth: 384GB/s
- Bigger memory of 12GB
- No DLSS support
RX 6700XT is an amazing card which can play both 1080p and 1440p quite well. AMD cards are cheaper than their Nvidia counterparts. AMD cards also have more memory than Nvidia cards making them more useful in some game titles that need more memory.
RX 6700XT is a good choice at this price for a capable gaming PC. It is capable of playing games at high settings even at 1440p. It can even run games at 4k given that you use optimised settings or use upscaling like FSR.
- Nvidia RTX 3060Ti
Memory – Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3600
- Capacity: 2x 8GB
- Speed: 3600MT/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 general construction, but with DDR4-3600 packages it strikes the balance between price and performance.
- Thermaltake Toughram Z-ONE RGB 3600MHz (RGB option)
- TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB 8GB DDR4 3600MHz (White Option)
Primary Storage – Western Digital Blue SN750 500GB M.2
- 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 PCIe 3.0 m.2 SSD which is not top performing SSD but it is reliable and is a good value for the price.
- Adata XPG Gammix S50 Lite 512GB M.2 NVMe Gen4 SSD
- Western Digital Black SN850 500GB Gen4 M.2 NVMe Internal SSD
Power Supply – EVGA 750 BQ 80+ Bronze Semi-Modular
- Output: 750W
- 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: Partial
The power supply is critical, and you don’t want to compromise on it. EVGA’s power supply has a strong and well-deserved reputation, and the 750BQ is reasonably priced 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.
I also prefer modular power supplies if feasible. It implies reduced cable clutter inside the case because you don’t have to store unneeded cords. The leftover cables must instead find a home in your closet.
- CORSAIR RM650 80+ GOLD 650W, Fully Modular (Gold rated and Fully Modular option)
- Corsair CV650 650W 80 Plus Bronze PSU (Budget option)
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 which looks good and offers good airflow.
PC Case Alternatives
- Lian Li LANCOOL 215x
- Cooler Master MasterBox TD300 Mesh
CPU Cooler – Thermaltake TH 360 ARGB Snow Edition AIO Liquid Cooler / Noctua NH-L9I Chromax Black CPU Air Cooler
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||AMD Ryzen 7 5800X||26,566|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte B550M Aorus Elite||11,800|
|Graphics Card||RX 6700XT||41,299|
|Power Supply||EVGA 750BQ 750W||6149|
|Cabinet||Cooler Master Masterbox K501L||3699|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 3600MHz (8GBx2)||5658|
|Primary Storage||Western Digital SN750 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD||4000|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-L9i Chromax Pure Black 92mm / Thermaltake TH 360 ARGB Snow Edition AIO Liquid Cooler||3299 / 8199|
You can use alternatives listed under each category to adjust your budget. The build listed here is made for value 1440p gaming. Most of the games can run at 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.