Here is the follow up to our previous Budget gaming PC build guide which featured the 75k / 700$ gaming PC. If you haven’t checked it out already click here. Today we will be focusing on a build that will provide a great gaming experience but at the same time won’t break the bank for most people. This gaming rig will target the mainstream gaming audience who plays a lot of competitive titles such as Dota 2, League Of Legends and Counter Strike: Global Offensive, providing ideal performance in each title. However, at the same time it will provide a great gaming experience across modern triple A gaming titles such as GTA 5, Just Cause 3, Doom etc with a little tweaking in the graphics department.
Note: we are only using brand new components in our budget gaming PC guide. We will not use any used components from dealers, however, we may make a future article with that in mind.
Budget Gaming PC under 40k / 400$ Specifications:
- Combo deal (Core i3-4330, 2x4GB DDR3 G.SKILL RAM, Gigabyte H81 motherboard): available at homeshopping.pk (price 16,390 PKR)
- AMD RX460 2gb WINDFORCE: Available at czone (price 15,500 PKR)
- Thermaltake v2 vm5000 case with 350W PSU: Available at czone (price 4100 PKR)
- Seagate 1TB HDD: Available at czone (price 5500 PKR)
Total price: 41,000 PKR
Lets discuss the components for a moment:
For around 16k you get the whole package. A Haswell core i3 with 8gigs of ram and a full fledged H81 motherboard. For the price, it’s a steal. No reason not to buy this as it goes perfectly with the rest of the system.
AMD RX460 2gb WINDFORCE:
Out of all the currently available graphic cards in Pakistan in this price range the RX460 is hard to beat. It’s ideal for esports gaming and can hold its own in most modern triple A Gaming titles as well.
Thermaltake v2 vm5000 case with 350W PSU:
Now, since this is a budget Gaming PC I went for a cheaper casing. There’s nothing flashy about it, but it will get the job done. Furthermore, it also comes bundled with a 350w psu. Now I know a lot of people (initially me too) will think that a pre-installed PSU is not such a good idea and while it’s true that they aren’t the best, however in this case it will work just fine. The fact is that the RX 460 is a very power efficient graphics card and along with all the installed components in this system the maximum power draw is no more than 250-260W. Due to such a low power draw it is a non issue.
Optical drives were not included as they have little use these days as everything is available online.
I believe that sums it up. If there are any questions regarding the build let me know in the comments below.