Best Gaming PC Build Under $300 of 2018 (Good & Cheap)

best gaming pc build under 300

In the past, many considered making a 300 dollar gaming PC build a futile endeavor. Using new parts, there’s no way you’d get the sheer value that you could from, say, a prebuilt computer! While this is still true to a certain extent, there are compelling options available today that you can use to get a good cheap PC that can become great with time and upgrades.

But if you do want to get a prebuilt gaming PC, now’s the time-- because Black Friday is less than a week now and Black Friday deals are popping out like mushrooms. So far, here are some of the best deals we found on Black Friday Deals Week:

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Build Overview

This is our Best Cheap Gaming PC Under $300, made with two goals in mind: providing the best possible value, which is kind of necessary to have a viable PC in this price range, and components that afford upgradeability so that you can turn it into a better gaming PC in the future.

While we’ll talk more about its upgradeability later in the article, there’s a lot more you should expect from this build:

Good eSports Performance 

Fortnite, Overwatch, and CS:GO should all perform great with this build at Low/Medium settings. While you won’t be blown away by stellar graphical performance, you will be able to enjoy acceptable performance without needing to upgrade.

AMD APU 

The Ryzen 3 2200G makes up the beating heart of this build. This is an APU which means it acts as both the CPU and GPU in a traditional PC build. In fact, APUs are made just for these sorts of budget builds. The CPU performance is on par with that of an Intel i3 chip and the integrated GPU performance is on par with that of a GT 1030.

This provides both an amazing value CPU and entry-level GPU performance in one and means that whenever you upgrade your GPU in the future, the strong CPU performance means you won’t need to worry about being bottlenecked until you go past roughly RX 580 performance levels!

Quality Components 

Many cheap PC builds decide to skimp on everything but the CPU and GPU in order to provide the best “value”. We decided against this, since bad PSUs can lead to full system failures or even fires (and fires can lead to your house being turned into coal… at least if Don’t Starve is to be trusted).

Moreover, crummy, low-quality components will work just like that: crummily. Fortunately, we still managed to provide a great value without endangering you or your system.

How We Choose the Parts

At least once a month, we check the internet for possible changes on price and search for better alternatives to give you the best budget gaming PC build for your money.

Being in the industry of gaming and computers for almost 10 years now, we know just how important it is to make sure everything is compatible and up-to-date.

This is why we make sure we don’t only check reviews, forums, and guides online when new parts and computer hardware come out. Instead, we also check what our fellow professionals in the industry have to say.

Tech Deals offers very extensive and detailed product comparison and recommendation as well as Linus Tech Tips and NCIX Tech Tips for product quality and build evaluation.

The Best Cheap $300 Gaming PC Update:

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
cpu

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

The Ryzen 3 2200G takes the place of the CPU and GPU in this build, and offers the best gaming value in this price range.

G. Skill Aegis 4GB DDR4-2400 RAM
ram

G. Skill Aegis 4GB DDR4-2400 RAM

G.Skill’s 4GB of DDR4 RAM gives us the memory we need from a trusted manufacturer.

Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
hdd

Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD

A solid entry-level hard drive.

EVGA BR 500W 80+ Bronze-Certified PSU
psu

EVGA BR 500W 80+ Bronze-Certified PSU

EVGA’s best budget PSU

Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H Micro ATX Motherboard
mobo

Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H Micro ATX Motherboard

A basic motherboard from a trusted manufacturer serves as the backbone to this budget build.

Thermaltake Versa H15
case

Thermaltake Versa H15

Thermaltake’s Versa case offers a perfect body for this $300 gaming PC build.

Estimated $302.35 at Amazon

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Build Details

This is one tight, budget-oriented gaming system designed to be the best 300 dollar gaming PC. It’s not going to blow any new games out of the water, but should give you a perfectly enjoyable gaming experience overall, especially for eSports titles.

cpu
  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

    AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

The Ryzen 3 2200G is a stellar value for the money, beating out the previous APU (CPU + GPU combination) in this price range by a significant margin. The integrated GPU’s performance is on par with that of the GT 1030 for about the same price. The CPU even competes with the higher-end i3-8100 on its own. This means that once you’re able to afford a GPU upgrade, you don’t need to replace your CPU at all, making this a beginner gaming PC build that you can use for future upgrades.

ram
  • G. Skill Aegis 4GB DDR4-2400 RAM

    G. Skill Aegis 4GB DDR4-2400 RAM

There’s not too much to say here. It’s 4GB of DDR4 RAM at the best price we could find, with the slight bonus of a 2400 MHz speed instead of a 2133 MHz speed. G. Skill is also a very trustworthy, reliable manufacturer, so you shouldn’t experience any issues with this memory. Note that the 2200G’s performance will improve with RAM speed, however, so definitely consider going dual-channel (aka buy another one of these and use them in a dual-channel setup) as soon as possible for the best performance.

hdd
  • Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD

    Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD

Fortunately, storage has gotten a bit cheaper than it was the last time we upgraded this build. This time around, we can afford to stuff a full-speed 1TB hard drive in it, ensuring you have plenty of space to store your games and media on your PC! While it won’t have the speed of an SSD or the sheer capacity of a 2TB hard drive, this is a decent place to start. However, if you’re willing to splurge a little out of the gate, then we included an 2TB option in the upgrades (we really do recommend at least 2TB.)

MORE: Best Gaming Hard Drives

psu
  • EVGA BR 500W 80+ Bronze-Certified PSU

    EVGA BR 500W 80+ Bronze-Certified PSU

While there are a few cheaper PSUs out there we could’ve gone with to lower the price even more, we decided not to because these were from no-name, untrusted brands. Some didn’t even have an 80+ Bronze rating! Low-quality PSUs are not only a danger to your build, they’re a danger to your life, since there’s a very real chance they can combust in your system and start a fire.

There is a singular problem with this PSU: the form factor. Specifically, this is a non-modular PSU, so the cable management…isn’t going to be very fun, and will make the initial build process a bit more time-consuming than you might like. In exchange for the inconvenience, though, you save a decent amount of money, which we were able to put toward other parts of this build to meaningfully increase performance.

MORE: Best Gaming Power Supplies

mobo
  • Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H Micro ATX Motherboard

    Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H Micro ATX Motherboard

The Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H is an entry-level motherboard that does its job well at this price range. GIGABYTE is also a generally reliable manufacturer that will help you out if this board happens to arrive with any issues out of the box.

Additionally, this motherboard also ships with support for first and second-gen Ryzen processors. While you may be on a relatively-weak APU solution for the time being, there’s nothing stopping you from one day slapping in a Ryzen 3 or Ryzen 5 processor! The Ryzen 3 2200G is also strong enough on its own to power a GPU as strong as the GTX 1060/RX 580, so you don’t even need to upgrade your CPU if you don’t want to!

MORE: Best Gaming Motherboards

case
  • Thermaltake Versa H15

    Thermaltake Versa H15

The Versa H15 isn’t going to win any awards for top-of-the-line case manufacturing, but for a budget case it has quite a lot to offer.

First and foremost, let’s talk about its cooling: it has 1 included fans for the rear and 4 options to install 2 front and 2 top fans for intake and exhaust. This means that you’ll have full-fledged airflow with only 1 more.

Secondly, it’s a compact case with a sleek and refined aesthetic. You can’t ask much more from a budget case offering.

Finally, it’s just cheap. You aren’t gonna find a better case than this at this price range.

MORE: Best PC Cases

Why is This The Best for the Price of $300?

Simply put, this is the best 300 dollar gaming pc because of its value. And thanks to the Ryzen APUs quad-cores, it will be even stronger in non-gaming performance, so common desktop usage and multitasking shouldn’t be a problem (unless you start pushing the RAM).

Another of this build’s core strengths is its upgradeability. Once you slap in a proper discrete GPU, like the GTX 1050 Ti or the RX 580, you’ll have an extremely potent gaming machine. In turn, slapping in an extra 4GB of RAM will ensure easy, breezy multitasking. If you start desiring a stronger CPU solution, you’re on a modern AMD Ryzen chipset… so there’s nothing stopping you from slapping in a Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 CPU a few years down the line.

Yes, this is a starter PC build. There’s no questioning that. Thanks to its modern chipset and stellar CPU performance, however, it can easily become an amazing gaming PC build in its own right with just a little bit of extra time and money put in.

What games can this PC run?

In this section, we’re going to tell you how this game should be able to run your favorite games.

  • Fortnite - In Fortnite, this build should be able to achieve 60 FPS at 1600x900 and medium settings.
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds - In PUBG, you’ll want to play at 720p and low/medium settings for acceptable frames. If this is your main game of choice, we highly recommend upgrading to the $400 PC build.
  • Monster Hunter: World - MHW should be playable at 900p30 with medium-high settings with this PC build. Upgrade to the $400 PC build if this isn’t enough for you.
  • League of Legends - League of Legends is fairly lightweight, so 1080p60 won’t be a problem here.
  • Dota 2 -  Same as above.
  • Overwatch - Overwatch is playable at 1080p60 with low/medium settings.
  • Rainbow Six: Siege - Siege is actually playable at 1080p60 with low settings. The Ryzen cores in this system really carry their weight here.
  • Warframe - Warframe should be playable at 1080p and Medium settings with this gaming PC build.
  • Grand Theft Auto V - At 720p and low-medium settings, achieving 60 FPS shouldn’t be a problem at all. In 1080p, however, you’re more likely to average in the 40-50 FPS range.
  • Team Fortress 2 - TF2 isn’t particularly graphically-intensive, and the Ryzen cores in here are actually pretty good. 1080p60 should be achievable with the Ryzen 3 2200G.

Similar Prebuilt Gaming PC Under 300 dollars?

This build, which is possibly the cheapest gaming PC build available (and certainly the cheapest viable build) is perfect for entry-level enthusiasts or those on a budget. However, there are gamers who aren’t down with getting their hands dirty (Note: your hands should be clean when you are PC building.).

If you have little to no time to do all the research, comparison, and piecing together that’s required with a beginner gaming PC build (after all, it can be intimidating to build your first PC), then fret not-- you’re not forgotten.

Below are several respectable prebuilt PCs that are $350 and lower:

Potential Upgrades

NOTE: These will raise the price of the build!

ssd

The ADATA SU800 Ultimate 256GB SSD is a great entry-level SSD. We recommend either using this to replace your hard drive entirely, or to supplement a larger HDD.

An SSD can be used to hold your OS and your programs to ensure they all have rapid-fire loading times. When used alongside an HDD, however, you’ll want to store most of your games and media on the slower HDD.

hdd

We hate recommending HDDs below 2TB, due to the poor value proposition that they offer. This Seagate Barracuda drive is amazing for storage/price, and we highly recommend replacing the hard drive in your build with this if you can afford the extra squeeze.

gpu

This build actually uses an APU, meaning it uses an integrated GPU. However, you can upgrade the GPU while still utilizing the APU as your CPU.

This is where the EVGA GTX 1050 Ti comes into the picture. With a low-profile and quality build this graphics card represents a huge performance boost over the integrated GPU, allowing you power well beyond that of the Xbox One.

MORE: Best Graphics Cards

Cooler

Due to the lack of an intake fan with the case, we highly recommend you buy one of these to use as an intake for your PC. Good airflow will ensure optimal performance and a long life for your components!

Noctua’s NF-F12 fans may be a little expensive, to be fair, but they’re also whisper-quiet and great performers in their own right. That’s why we recommend them here.

MORE: Best Case Fans

psu

For an easier building process, buying this semi-modular PSU should save you some cable management stress. While this isn’t a strictly necessary part of building and will cost you extra, it’s much easier than dealing with a fixed, bulky set of cables that come with non-modular PSUs.

OS Options and Recommended Peripherals

Most build articles assume that you have these down on your own, but in case you don’t, we have you covered.

Note: These will raise the price of your build!

Operating System

    Windows 10

    Windows 10

    For the best gaming performance and general compatibility, Windows 10 is your best option. If you already have a retail-bought Windows license on another PC, you should be able to transfer over your installation with little-to-no issues.

    If you don’t, however, you may need to shell for the cost of a brand new Windows 10 installation.

    Linux

    Operating System

    If you can’t afford that, Linux distributions are free and getting better all the time. Out of them, we most highly recommend Ubuntu Linux and Linux Mint for usability and dev support. Linux, however, will have quite the learning curve compared to what you’re used to with Windows.

    Mouse and Keyboard

      If you don’t have any basic input devices around, don’t worry. These will serve this $300 gaming PC fine.

      Logitech MK120 Kit

      Logitech MK120 Kit

      The Logitech MK120 Kit is an amazing keyboard+mouse combo pack for this beginner gaming pc build as this includes a quality-built mouse and keyboard for a low $15 price. Common in office and school environments, this kit is well-tested and should last you awhile for the cheap entry price.

      Logitech G502

      Logitech G502

      If you want something more gaming-oriented, though, maybe you can opt for the  Logitech G502 or one of our keyboard picks.

      MORE: Best Gaming Mice

      Monitor

        Asus VH238H

        Asus VH238H

        If you don’t have a monitor or HDTV laying around, the Asus VH238H is a solid entry-level 1080p monitor. With a 2ms response time and 23-inch size, it should also serve you perfectly fine in your desktop browsing and gaming experience. If this monitor doesn’t seem like a good pick for you, then look at our huge 20 monitor roundup!

        Sound Options

          No point in shelling out for the a beginner gaming PC build or the gaming computer under 300 dollars if you’re going to use crappy monitor speakers or iPhone earbuds. Make sure you grab one of these if you’re serious about a good gaming experience.

          Serviceable Speakers

          Serviceable Speakers

          The Logitech Z130 Speakers come in cheap, but provide an entry-level audio experience at a low price and high quality. While you’ll need to pay extra for surround sound and other features, the Z130 is a perfectly fine place to start for most gamers and consumers.

          MORE: Best Computer Speakers

          Gaming Headset

          Gaming Headset

          Meanwhile, the Corsair Raptor HS40 is a budget-oriented gaming headset that doesn’t compromise on the performance you need to have a competitive edge. With this headset, you can comm clearly to your teammates and hear your surroundings perfectly- all without breaking the bank.

          Getting Online

            Wireless (Wi-Fi)

            Wireless (Wi-Fi)

            If you’re on the go a lot or need Wi-Fi access, the TP-Link Archer T4U will serve you well. It’s relatively cheap but will provide you about as good a Wi-Fi experience as you’re going to get on your PC.

            Wired (Ethernet Cable)

            Wired (Ethernet Cable)

            If you’re serious about gaming, though, buy this ethernet cable off Amazon and don’t torture yourself with an unstable wireless signal.

            Building Tips

            If this is your first beginner gaming PC build or computer, check our 12 Mistakes that Every Newbie PC Builder Makes article. This-- along with our 15 Common Questions About Building a PC -- should help give you an idea of what to watch out for when you’re ready to start placing everything together.

            Invest In Antistatic Equipment

            Buy an anti-static wristband if you don’t want to risk zapping and ruining your shiny new GPU with static discharge (Also, avoid rubbing balloons on your head, trust me.). The peace of mind is more than worth the extra few dollars (ditto for the balloons thing).

            If you’re not sure how to actually use the thing, then it might also be worth checking out our How to Use An Antistatic Wrist Strap guide.

            An anti-static mat can also help by giving you a nice, safe place to rest your components when you aren’t holding them.

            Watch Building Guides

            While there are many-- and we mean many-- computer building guides on Youtube (and the internet at large), Tek Syndicate’s computer building guide is our favorite.

            And, as mentioned in the video, you’ll also want to be sure that you consult the manuals that come with your hardware during the building process.

            Here on our very own website, we have detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to build a PC. This includes everything from deciding a budget, maintaining your computer long-term.

            Between these three resources, you shouldn’t have a problem putting together your first PC!

            Install OS Via USB

            First, grab a 4GB USB stick.

            Then, if you’re going to use Windows 10 (which we recommend for compatibility if nothing else), use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and follow the in-program instructions to create a Windows installer that can fit in your pocket.

            If you’re wanting to go against the flow, then you might want to look into Ubuntu or Linux Mint. If that sounds like your style, then use UNetbootin or Rufus instead. This will also walk you through the process, but keep in mind that Linux and Ubuntu do not support many of the games and software you’re accustomed to using.

            Closing Thoughts

            It may have taken a lot of penny pinching to create a good gaming computer under $300, but in the end we feel it was certainly worth it, especially if it helped you get into PC gaming when you had previously not had that opportunity.

            By opting for a good and inexpensive gaming PC or computer instead of a console, you can enjoy all the benefits of the PC platform. This includes upgradeability, a device that you can use for more than just playing games, and, perhaps most importantly, a cheaper overall gaming experience.

            Oh and platforms like Steam, GOG, and Humble Indie Bundle can save you a lot, even the latest AAA games. This is because the computer platform isn’t locked down to one publisher or storefront (like consoles are), so there’s real competition (yay, free-market!).

            Are there improvements you’d like to share? How did you find the build?

            If you’re having second thoughts or are unsure about something, comment down below so we can help you out!

            Not the right one for you?

            64 Comments

            1. Rajendra Patel says:

              The guide was helpful, but more pictures would have been really helpful.

              1. In what areas? Can you dive into some more detail?

            2. johnny says:

              The guide was perfect. Thanks…

              1. Troy says:

                it comes out to $337

                1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                  Prices easily rise and fall, Troy. At the moment, I found a way to get it down $320. It’s likely that prices tomorrow or the next day could go even lower than that so I suggest you check with us regularly if you could wait a little more.

            3. Max says:

              Do you know if the case or motherboard comes with standoffs or thermal glue?

              1. Standoffs and standoff screws come with the case, and your motherboard will have holes for mounting them.

            4. Davin says:

              Can it run csgo at medium settings?

              1. CSGO is a primarily CPU-dependent game (like most Source games), so it shouldn’t have an issue.

            5. Davin says:

              Awesome, thanks 😉

            6. Luke says:

              is it able to run pubg?

              1. Probably not, PUBG is way too demanding.

            7. Jerrell says:

              Can this build play fallout 4 and skyrim?

            8. Jerrell says:

              Can it run fallout 4 and kingdom come: Deliverance?

              1. Andrew Layman says:

                Which i3 or i5 processors would be supported?

            9. Valentin says:

              Can it run fortnite?

              1. Jimmy Neutron says:

                I wouldn’t count on any serious performance. You can try though. Better off with a used console or pc for the same price, though.

            10. Jesse says:

              Would this setup be okay for Grand Theft Auto V through FiveM?

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                yes you can run GTA V via FiveM. In fact, this rig could run GTA V smoothly with 40-50fps on very high in-game settings.

            11. Troy says:

              would this build be stronger than HP Pavilion Desktop – 570-p055qe

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hi, Troy! How are you? The HP Pavilion Desktop – 570 – P055QE has a faster processor compared to what we have in this build.

                But take note, it only has an integrated graphics card. The one we have in this build has a GT 1030 graphics card. Playing games with this build is without a doubt, better and smoother than HP Pavilion Desktop – 570 – P055QE.

                Are you looking for a build for gaming? I could come up with a build just for you if you want.

                1. Troy says:

                  I just wanted to compare cause my parents were going to get one of those computers but now I might just build them one instead

                  1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                    Great choice! GPU prices recently have rolled back to very close MSRP. Are you limited to $300 or are you willing to go a little over? I might be able to do come up with a custom build just for you. we could do some tweaks here and there with the parts without compromising the performance. 🙂

            12. kidleggo says:

              Is there any chance of running Fallout 4 on this build?

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hi, kidlegoo! I’m afraid Fallout 4 on this build is too demanding. However, our $400 build will be able to handle it smoothly. Check it out 🙂 https://www.wepc.com/builds/best-gaming-pc-under-400/

            13. Kyle says:

              Is there anywhere I could find used parts? Also, what other cases work for this? Thanks.

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hello there, Kyle! How are you? I might be able to come up with a list of used parts for you if you like including the list of other cases that will work. What’s your budget for the case?

                  1. Kyle says:

                    Something a little bigger size wise but not budget wise

                    1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                      Here’s one of our personal favorites that we highly recommend: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006W5FHLY/ref=as_at?creativeASIN=B006W5FHLY&linkCode=w61&imprToken=QC88jStJJB0b1MoDQGmEgQ&slotNum=&&tag=tgs-build-300-20

                      or you could search the following in the Amazon search bar if you don’t really fancy it:

                      Corsair – SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Rosewill – NAUTILUS ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Cooler Master – MasterBox MB600L ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Rosewill – Challenger S ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Zalman – Z11 NEO ATX Mid Tower Case
                      DIYPC – DIY-Model X-RGB ATX Mid Tower Case
                      DIYPC – DIY-TG8-BG ATX Mid Tower Case
                      NZXT – S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Corsair – 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Corsair – Carbide Series 275R (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Thermaltake – Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case
                      DIYPC – VT380-W ATX Mid Tower Case
                      BitFenix – Nova TG (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Raidmax – ATX-402WB ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Thermaltake – VL800P1W2N (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Raidmax – Cobra Z ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Corsair – Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Yellow) ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Corsair – 270R ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Fractal Design – Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case
                      Corsair – SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Rosewill – Galaxy-01-A ATX Mid Tower Case
                      DIYPC – IllusionII-BR ATX Mid Tower Case
                      Raidmax – Viper (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case

                1. Kyle says:

                  This is the first time I’m looking in to this kind of thing, but I want a case that is large enough to fit most bits and pieces without going over $50

            14. Patrick says:

              Would the Intel Pentium G4600 work on this build in place of the G4400?

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hi Patrick! Thanks for checking us out! Yes, the G4600 will definitely work 🙂 However, older motherboards will require a BIOS update. But the motherboard included should already come with the F20 BIOS update.

                1. Patrick says:

                  Thanks! But what about the G4500?

                  1. Patrick says:

                    And the G4560?

                  2. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                    Hi Patrick! Sorry for the 2-day-late reply 🙂 G4500 and the G4560 would also be perfect.

            15. Ducky says:

              Does this build cone with a heatsink and does it need one?

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hi Ducky! The Intel G4400 processor does come with a stock fan. So you won’t be needing one.

            16. Michael says:

              Hi there. I recently completed a build that included a Pentium g4400. The bios setup was a little confusing. I used a b350-dsh3 and was curious what part I actually updated? Was it the motherboard? And also if I intended to upgrade in the future to kaby lake, what would that entail? Thank you

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hi Michael! Do you mean you have an AB350M-DS3H motherboard? If so, this shouldn’t support the G4400 since this motherboard is an AM4 socket while the G4400 is an LGA1151 socket.

            17. Jp says:

              I really enjoy your site a lot! I’m 16 and really struggling to find time for research for my first pc because of football. But I was wondering if it’s possible to make a decent pc around $200 range? Could you make a super budget build for me and if not could you recommend a pre built build?

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hi Jp! We may be able to come up with a $200. Before I’m going to throw out a parts list, what sort of tasks will you be doing with this build? Just for regular browsing here and there?

            18. Jany says:

              Can it run PUBG?

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hi Jany! You can run PUBG with this build but you’ll have to play at 720p resolution and on low settings. Also, you’ll want to get an 8GB of RAM if you want a smoother gameplay since it’ll easily cap the 4GB RAM in this build.

            19. Jany says:

              Hello there! it came up until 558$ for a full gaming setup! right on the budget for me! thanks for this useful article. Btw can it run PUBG?

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hi Jany! How are you? Yes, this can run PUBG but you’ll want to get an 8GB RAM since PUBG can easily use all the 4GB of RAM in this build. Also, you’ll want to stay in the 720p resolution/low settings.

            20. Zblockman says:

              Could this build run overwatch on medium settings
              ?

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hi Zblockman! I apologize if I was a little late. Overwatch on medium settings at 1080p is no problem 🙂

            21. Rio says:

              How about a build using the RYZEN CPU and MSI motherboard? Your information is great. Needing some help on building a gaming computer that can double for school work and definitely play Fortnite for my son. It will be his first PC by don’t want him to experience choppy game play like I had to deal with when I was younger. But I really want to use the red raidmax case and red MSI motherboard for his build please help me

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hi, Rio! I would be more than happy to help you out. Are you strictly limited around $300? Becuase our $400 build is a Ryzen CPU and it also uses an MSI motherboard. But I think you’re referring to the Z370 MSI motherboard if I’m not mistaken? Also, I just want to confirm if you’re specifically referring to the Raidmax Viper (Red)? Once I have these confirmed, I could then check if everything’s compatible. 🙂

            22. Jermar says:

              Will i be able to hook my PS4 pro up to it and be able to play black ops 4 ?

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hi, Jermar! Are you going to use a third party software like Remote Play? If so, you shouldn’t have problems hooking it up with this system 🙂

            23. Jonathan says:

              ¿Could this run fortnite?

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hi, Jonathan! Yes, this can easily run Fortnite at 1080p on low-medium settings 🙂

            24. Jack says:

              i only have $315 for a pc build, but on amazon it says it will cost close to $357, is there any other sites that i can buy these parts for cheaper?

            25. Nathan says:

              Hi! Can you come up with a pc build for me? my budget is $300-$350 and i want to run fortnite with at least 60 fps. Is this possible?

              1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

                Hello, Nathan! This build is actually more than enough to give you at least 60FPS on Fortnite at 720p/High-Ultra. I checked the prices just now and it will cost you $355. 🙂

            26. Jeffrey Oventrop says:

              Hey there, I know it’s a little bit since publish date. But I went to order everything on amazon and currently the Processor and Motherboard are both unavailable right now. What are some suitable replacements for these that can still keep it near the same price range?

              1. Hey, we’re currently in the process of updating this build and should have a brand new partlist up in the next 4-5 days. Sit tight until then, we have something much better in store!

                1. Jeremy says:

                  Could you possibly email me the list when it’s done, or give me a way to check when it gets updated?

                2. Marcy says:

                  Is the update to the list close? Using this to build a list of parts for my son’s birthday…he wants to build his own.

                  1. Sorry for the wait!

                    It should be very soon, final edits were completed recently. I’ll reply to you again when we’re up!

            27. Walter says:

              Can this build run Naruto Shippuden ultimate ninja storm 4 with super sampling

            28. ples says:

              do you have a suggestion on somekind of toolkit for assembling this particular pc? i dont have alot of screwdrivers and i kinda want to be prepared

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