Thinking back to my gaming PC for $500 build this one is very similar with a few differences. There are various specs according to different price ranges and taste of people to build a perfect gaming PC setup. In this session we were given a challenge to build a good Gaming PC under $700 . Getting to spend an extra $200 opens up a few things so lets get into those right now.
Building a descent Gaming PC doesn’t have to mean spending an arm and a leg. If you pick your parts well and cut the right corners, it’s entirely possible to put together a great budget build that still performs excellently in the latest games. This build is designed with an $750 price point in mind, cutting out extras such as an optical drive or a large HDD. It opts for a cheap case, and skimps on components that have minimal impact on gaming perfomance, like storage and memory. That budget instead is poured into the graphics card.I still feel like jumping up to a more powerful video card, but the sacrifice would be mainly in the processing department. Let me show you what I mean.
How much good our graphics card, processor , RAM is but it is all no of use until and unless your motherboard is a decent one. So for this build we’re going for GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming Motherboard which is priced at $67.44 . This amazing motherboard not only gives a perfect platform for all your components but is also very affordable compared to its competitors at same price point. It supports supports New Generation AMD Ryzen Processors. Has 2 x DDR4-2133 DIMM Slots for RAM extending up yo max. capacity of 32 GB. For Power it sports 1 x 24 pin ATX Main Power Connector and 1 x 4pin ATX 12 V Power Connector. It has high Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting. Smart Fan 5 features 6 temperature sensors and 5 hybrid fan headers.
For this tight budget build The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best processor to pick. The Ryzen 5 1600 is a 6 core 12 thread overclockable processor. The Ryzen 5 will be plenty of CPU for years to come while still leaving you with an upgrade path to the Ryzen 7 down the road. The processor we are using has a stock cooler. This is OK if you do not want to get into overclocking, however, you can probably do some light overclocking if you fancy yourself a tinkerer. It is currently in amazon for $177.
The first component thought while building a Gaming PC is the Graphics Processing Unit or video card. In this build we are using a EVGA Geforce GTX 1060 3 GB Graphic Card. It is priced currently at whopping $259 on Amazon eating nearly 37% of our budget . It is incredibly power efficient . which also proves for excellent performance for this price range. This GPU is good for future VR performance and should have no problem playing today’s latest AAA titles in 60 frames 1440p while conquering many titles in FHD at the same rate.
Here while selecting the RAM , we’ve spent a lot of time researching which would fit in this build. finally we’ve got the right piece of Memory stick. we’ve decided to go with the Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4 DRAM. Priced at about $105 in Amazon Vengeance LPX memory is designed for high-performance overclocking. The heatspreader is made of pure aluminum for faster heat dissipation, and the eight-layer PCB helps manage heat and provides superior overclocking headroom. Each IC is individually screened for performance potential. The DDR4 form factor is optimized for the latest Intel X99 Series motherboards and offers higher frequencies, greater bandwidth, and lower power consumption than DDR3 modules. Vengeance LPX DDR4 modules are compatibility-tested across X99 Series motherboards for reliably fast performance. There’s XMP 2.0 support for trouble-free automatic overclocking. And, they’re available in multiple colors to match your motherboard, your components, or just your style.
With this budget we can’t think of going with a SSD Flash Drive. So a good it secondary storage for this build is Seagate 1TB BarraCuda Internal Hard Drive. With a price of around $50 it offers Cost-effective storage upgrade for laptop or desktop computers. It’ll store all your games, music, files, and more with high effeciency. The SATA 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance. The Seagate BarraCuda models are secured by hardware based data security. The Instant Secure Erase allows safe and easy drive retirement, plus protects data with Self-Encrypting Drive (SED).
Sadly we didn,t use a Solid State Drive (SSD) in order to cut out costs . 🙁
For this build we have allocated $30 for the casing. and this will be the greatest compromise. Here in this budget your pc will not look liike a beast from outside yet it will be a powerpacked system. For about 30$ there are lot of options and here we are going for a Thermaltake Versa H15 SPCC Micro ATX Mini Tower. coming up with sturdy construction this case is ideal for Intel and AMD systems. It supports motherboards upto Micro ATX and standard ATX PS2 Power Suply. Features 2 x USB 2.0 and a USB 3.0 port and Audio out ans mic in ports. It also comes with a 80 mm fan at rear pre-installed.
For Casing if you want a little fancy and cool looking Case you can go for : Cooler Master MCW-L3B3-KANN-01 MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX Case which is listed in amazon for $39
The Total cost building this PC at this time cost $710. While building this PC the only thought in our mind was to build a system being in the budget which delivers satisfying performance . After assembling all the components this build performed more better than we thought. The Games run without lagging and the overall performance was great. The price we’ve mentioned is all for Amazon. If any price increases or decreases we will cover you up.
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