WTB Beginner's PC

solo_wing

Adept
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Want a beginner's PC with decent gaming capability under 20k.
What decent gaming exactly? I mean what games do you want to play?


I think you will have to go for quite a few used components to meet somewhere close to decent gaming.

If it is mostly for gaming in that budget I would suggest buy Xbox series s which is being sold used for somewhere 22k-27k.
And buy Xbox games pass for 3 years( if it is still working) for 4k .

You will be making much better investment if gaming is main priority.
 

gwrench2000

Disciple
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You could get an Athlon 3000 with an inexpensive A320 motherboard PC (not including monitor, could use HDMI TV). It would run win11 and **some older games**. If gaming is your primary need suggest to go for console as @solo_wing said.
 

Ravinder Dhillon

Disciple
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Want a beginner's PC with decent gaming capability under 20k.
I build and sell/resell i5-3470/4+4Gb Ram/64GB boot ssd/Rx560 4GB pcs at around 14k, let me know if that interests you. CPU and GPU are refurbished. Can add a 500GB refurbished HDD, for an additional 1k but I'm not confident it will survive shipping.
 

mzsa1994

Reseller
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Want a beginner's PC with decent gaming capability under 20k.
You can find

Ryzen R3 1200 or R3 1300 or R5 1400 or R5 1500 or R5 1600 for Rs 3000 - 4500 depending on model.
A320 motherboard for Rs 1500 - 2000
8Gb 3000Mhz for Rs 1600 - 1700
1050ti or 1060 3gb for Rs 5000 - 6000
450W PSU for Rs 1500
250Gb SSD for Rs1200 - 1500
Any basic zebronics or intex case for Rs 300 - 500
720p or 900p 19-20inch monitor for Rs2000 - 2500

You will have a great upgrade path if you choose AM4 platform.
 

gwrench2000

Disciple
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You can find

Ryzen R3 1200 or R3 1300 or R5 1400 or R5 1500 or R5 1600 for Rs 3000 - 4500 depending on model.
A320 motherboard for Rs 1500 - 2000
8Gb 3000Mhz for Rs 1600 - 1700
1050ti or 1060 3gb for Rs 5000 - 6000
450W PSU for Rs 1500
250Gb SSD for Rs1200 - 1500
Any basic zebronics or intex case for Rs 300 - 500
720p or 900p 19-20inch monitor for Rs2000 - 2500

You will have a great upgrade path if you choose AM4 platform.
I am intreasted in buying 1060 3gb for Rs 5000 - 6000. Where can I get it?
 

gwrench2000

Disciple
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Word to the wise, don't. 3GB is way too less even for 1080p. Horrible stutters/frame spikes happen if you overflow the VRAM.
There are a handful of games now which stutter bad on this card but work with playable framerates on 1050Ti.
Thanks for the tip. The card is intended for plex/jellyfin transcoding (on an old secondary machine) and not gaming though. Want the cheapest solution for H264 NVENC @ 1080p. I mostly play slow strategy games at 1080p which even the onboard graphics have no problem with, but I use a GTX 1060 GB.. LMAO, some of the spectacles I need make a GPU look cheap ;). My avatar is stolen from a game called Brotherhood of Steel :), probably in a museum now.
 

hairlessmonkey

Disciple
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Hello everyone thanks all for sharing your insights. I am bit late in responding.
Would prefer a PC over a console simply that gaming won't be the only purpose.
 

solo_wing

Adept
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Hello everyone thanks all for sharing your insights. I am bit late in responding.
Would prefer a PC over a console simply that gaming won't be the only purpose.
Atleast give some details like what games and what pc use you have in mind. So that people can guide you better .

You might end up buying something that might neither satisfy your needs for gaming neither your productive pc uses.
 

mzsa1994

Reseller
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I am intreasted in buying 1060 3gb for Rs 5000 - 6000. Where can I get it?
Saw many listings on fb over last week.

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hairlessmonkey

Disciple
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Atleast give some details like what games and what pc use you have in mind. So that people can guide you better .

You might end up buying something that might neither satisfy your needs for gaming neither your productive pc uses.
Games would be GTA V and Apex Legends.
Other purposes: Watching movies, College Projects, etc.

Note: This is for a cousin of mine and not for myself. Thanks for sharing.

Saw many listings on fb over last week.

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I am staying away from FB as scams are quite frequent and did experienced one myself. Took a lot of time to resolve
 

mzsa1994

Reseller
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I am staying away from FB as scams are quite frequent and did experienced one myself. Took a lot of time to resolve
I completely understand it's a wild west out there on FB that's why I intentionally cropped out the sellers name.
I do know this person selling the GPU he lives few kms from my home, have bought some stuff from him in past and this is the only reason I shared the screenshot of his listing here.
 

gwrench2000

Disciple
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Hello everyone thanks all for sharing your insights. I am bit late in responding.
Would prefer a PC over a console simply that gaming won't be the only purpose.
Would recommend you get a system which atleast supports latest Operating System like win 11. An AMD AM4 platform can get you started cheap with athlon 3000 while having plenty of headroom for upgrading and/or graphics card for gaming later. Do select a B450 or B550 motherboard since it will have the most scope for upgrade and have PCIE 3/4 respectively. Without a GPU you can use a much cheaper powersupply, but you may have to change it if or when you buy a GPU.
 
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