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Midrange Gaming PC Build Under $1000 (NPR 180,000) in Nepal

Here at , we are planning to come with a new PC build every month. We are starting this new series with a midrange gaming PC build with a budget of around $1000. This PC will cost you around a thousand bucks in the US, NPR 180,000 in Nepal, or INR 100,000 in India.

Midrange gaming PC build around $1,000


For this build, we went for MSI’s B560M Mortar Wi-Fi. Though not as good as the expensive Z-series, it is a decent budget motherboard with some big upgrades over the last-gen B460M.

The Voltage Regulator Module on the MSI B560M Mortar Wi-Fi can deal with the Intel Core i5-11400 that we chose for this build. In addition, it has an extended heat sink design and is Wi-Fi 6E-ready. The motherboard has four RAM slots, and it even supports RAM overclocking. You can also opt for the cheaper B560M Bazooka or the slightly more expensive B560M Tomahawk variant if the price difference in your region is not that much.

Processor and Cooling

As for the CPU, we were confused between the Intel Core i5-11400 and the Ryzen 5 3600. Both have similar specs and pricing. We ultimately decided to go with the i5-11400, as it is slightly better in gaming.

The stock coolers that Intel provides you with its CPUs aren’t that good. Thus, we got ourselves an aftermarket air cooler from Cooler Master, the Hyper H410R. It costs around $30 and comes with a thermal paste as well.

RAM and Storage

As for the memory, we bought two 8GB sticks of XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4 RAM with 3600 MHz speed and CL14 timing. But, you should be fine with 3200 MHz RAM sticks as well.

We have been a little conservative when it comes to storage. Although our motherboard supports the newer PCI Gen 4 standards, we avoided it on account of them being expensive. Instead, we installed a 256GB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSD from PNY. To store all the games on our PC, we also installed 1TB of HDD from Seagate.


You are probably already familiar with the market situation for graphics cards these days. GPUs are scarce and as a result, their prices have skyrocketed. This is all due to the ongoing global chip shortage, scalpers, and crypto-miners.

Luckily, we were able to secure the NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER from MSI, which we paid $400 for. The pricing is crazy given that it is not an RTX card with dedicated Ray Tracing cores. It is still a decent mid-range card though. However, we should have been able to buy RTX 3060 for the same price, if not for the GPU shortage.

Case and PSU

Here, we were able to secure a good deal for the Asus TUF GT301. We got this for around NPR 12,000 in Nepal. At the time of the build, it was on a deal at MDComputers in India too. Asus TUF GT301 is an ATX Mid-Tower case that comes with four 120mm fans pre-installed, has bold aesthetics, tempered glass, and all.

We went with a 600W power supply from Cooler Master. It is a non-modular PSU with an 80 Plus White certification.

Cost breakdown:

ModelPrice in Nepal
CPUIntel Core i5-11400 (Buy)NPR 32,000
CoolerCooler Master Hyper H410R (Buy)NPR 3,500
MotherboardMSI MAG B560M Mortar WiFi (Buy)NPR 25,000
RAMXPG Spectrix D60G 16GB RGB (Buy)NPR 16,000
SSDPNY CS1031 256GB NVMe SSD (Buy)NPR 5,000
HDDSeagate Barracuda 1TB (Buy)NPR 5,000
GPUGigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER OC (Buy)NPR 65,000
PSUCooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W (Buy)NPR 10,000
CaseAsus TUF Gaming GT301 ATX Mid-Tower (Buy)NPR 12,000
TotalNPR 173,500

Midrange Gaming PC Build Around $1000: Gaming Performance

GameGraphics Setting
Very HighHighMedium
Cyberpunk 207733 fps40 fps48 fps
CS: GO200 fps230 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider73 fps78 fps86 fps
Assasin Creed: Syndicate61fps98fps115 fps
Valuing250 fps290 fps
League of Legends183 fps190 fps235 fps

Midrange Gaming PC Build Around $1000: Synthetic Benchmarks

3DMark Fire Strike



CPU UsageRating/UsageRating
Score1077%5338 MIPS6,777 MIPS

Blender 3D Rendering

Result3m 55s10m 44s5m 20s7m 40s11m 17s18m 36s

PassMark Rating

CPU2D Graphics3D GraphicsMemoryDisk

Unigine Heaven 4.0


Cinebench 23

Single CoreMulti-Core

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Rabins Sharma Lamichhane

Rabins Sharma Lamichhane is the owner of RabinsXP who is constantly working for increasing the Internet of Things (IoT) in Nepal. He also builds android apps and crafts beautiful websites. He is also working with various social services. The main aim of Lamichhane is to digitally empower the citizens of Nepal and make the world spiritually sound better both in terms of technology and personal development. Rabins is also the first initiator of Digital Nepal.

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