Best Gaming PC Build Under $300 of 2019 (Good & Cheap)

Best Gaming PC Build under 300

July 2019 Update: We've updated the $300 build to include the latest and greatest AMD Ryzen 3 2200G CPU with integrated GPU and revamped the upgrade path. As well as this, we have updated all of the prebuilt PC options for this budget.

In the past, many would consider a $300 gaming PC build a futile endeavor. With a prebuilt computer, it can be difficult to get similar value like you would from building your own.

There are compelling options available today to build a cheap PC that's good enough to be considered 'entry-level' so taking the time to put together your own system makes economic sense.

Build Overview

Here we have our best gaming PC for around $300. We have tried to recommend a build that provides the best possible value for you with researched components that make upgrading in the future a bit less stressful. 

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.


The Ryzen 3 2200G is the centre 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 offers both an amazing value CPU and entry-level GPU in one. This is great because whenever you decide to 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!

How We Choose the Parts

Our in-house team work tirelessly to ensure we provide the best recommendations possible. We check our PC builds daily to make sure they are still in stock and offer the best value for money and are constantly searching to provide you the best budget gaming PC for your money.

We are gamers, we are computer enthusiasts, so we understand that performance is essential. We use our passion for the industry to make sure we provide you with the most up to date recommendations.

On top of this, we don't just utilize our own knowledge, but use the knowledge of others by using various platforms such as Reddit, PC forums, industry websites and various Youtube channels to keep us up to date with the latest and greatest in PC hardware.

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The Best Cheap $300 Gaming PC Update:

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

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.

Patriot Viper 4 Elite Series DDR4 8GB-3000Mhz RAM

Patriot Viper 4 Elite Series DDR4 8GB-3000Mhz RAM

Patriot’s 8GB of DDR4 RAM gives us the memory we need from a trusted manufacturer.

Crucial BX500 240GB 2.5" SSD

Crucial BX500 240GB 2.5" SSD

An SSD is absolutely essential for fast loading times and boot times, it will improve game play and significantly speed up your PC.

Seasonic S12 450W 80+ Bronze Non-Modular PSU

Seasonic S12 450W 80+ Bronze Non-Modular PSU

A budget PSU by a well-known, reliable brand.

MSI ProSeries B450M PRO

MSI ProSeries B450M PRO

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

Thermaltake Versa H15

Thermaltake Versa H15

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

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Build Details

This budget-oriented gaming system is designed to be the best 300 dollar gaming PC money can buy. FPS may not be very high, but this system should give you a perfectly enjoyable gaming experience overall, especially for eSports titles.

  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

    AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

The Ryzen 3 2200G is a solid chip with impressive value and dominates this price bracket. With the release of the latest Zen 2 chips from AMD, we see the 2200G reduce in price significantly. This price drop combined with the fact that the new 3200G barely produces more FPS, makes this older-gen CPU a smart choice for a budget build like this.  The chip features integrated graphics and its 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 can go further.

  • Patriot Viper 4 Elite Series DDR4 8GB-3000Mhz RAM

    Patriot Viper 4 Elite Series DDR4 8GB-3000Mhz RAM

For this build, we opted for Patriot’s Viper 4 Series DDR4 8GB RAM Kit, including 2 x 4GB RAM sticks. With AMD APUs, it’s important that you don’t skimp out on your RAM. This RAM didn’t come cheap, and it does push our budget a little bit, but it is a smart investment and will only benefit the PC. We also made sure that we opted for dual-channel RAM to ensure that the RAM runs at the intended speed. With a fully-fledged 8GB RAM kit at your disposal, you’ll be more than equipped to push your APU to its maximum capabilities and achieve the desired result in this price range.

  • Seasonic S12 450W 80+ Bronze Non-Modular PSU

    Seasonic S12 450W 80+ Bronze Non-Modular PSU

This budget PSU from Seasonic will be more than enough to power this setup and should be good enough to support small upgrades in the future. Unfortunately, this is a non-modular PSU so the cable management is going to be slightly harder when it comes to building this rig. In exchange for the inconvenience, you save a decent amount of money, which we were able to put toward other parts of this build to increase performance. MORE: Best Gaming Power Supplies

  • MSI ProSeries B450M PRO

    MSI ProSeries B450M PRO

The MSI ProSeries B450M Motherboard is an entry-level motherboard that does its job well at this price range. MSI 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 as well as support for an M2 SSD. 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

  • Crucial BX500 240GB 2.5" SSD

    Crucial BX500 240GB 2.5" SSD

A luxurious option on a budget PC build, but an absolute necessity is the SSD with significantly improved speed when compared to a traditional HDD. Yes, they are more expensive, but bang for buck the SSD is the ultimate.

  • Thermaltake Versa H15

    Thermaltake Versa H15

The Versa H15 isn’t going to win any awards for style, but this budget case actually has quite a lot to offer. The case includes a rear fan to suck out the hot air through the back of the machine away from your motherboard. The case comes with 4 options to install extra fans, 2 on the front and 2 at the top for intake and exhaust. Although this build will never overheat this means that you’ll have a fully-fledged airflow solution with only 1 more fan installed but it isn’t necessary unless you begin to upgrade. This model from Thermaltake is 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?

This is the best 300 dollar gaming pc we could put together and it's largely because of its value. Thanks to the Ryzen APUs quad-cores, it will be even stronger for non-gaming tasks, so common desktop usage and multitasking shouldn’t be a problem.

Another of this build’s core strengths is its upgradeability. Once you add in a GPU, like the RX 570 or GTX 1050TI, you’ll have an extremely potent gaming machine. Don't forget an extra 4GB of RAM will ensure games and multitasking is made easier too. If you start desiring a stronger CPU solution, you’re on a modern AMD Ryzen chipset and there’s nothing stopping you from swapping in a Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 CPU.

There’s no doubting this is a budget build but thanks to its modern chipset and impressive CPU performance it can easily become an amazing gaming PC. 

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?

This build, which is possibly the cheapest gaming PC build available (and certainly the cheapest viable build) is perfect for those on a budget.

There are gamers who aren’t yet up to speed with building machines or maybe have little to no time to do all the research and comparisons of components that are required with a beginner gaming PC build.

Fear not we have you covered!

Below are several respectable prebuilt PC solutions that are as close to the $300 budget we could find but also allow similar levels of performance.

Potential Upgrades

NOTE: These will raise the price of the build!


This Seagate Barracuda drive is amazing for storage and always comes at a great price. The 240GB storage currently in this build is ideal for your O/S and some primary games, however, sooner or later it will struggle to accommodate your growing library. For that reason, this additional 2TB HDD from Seagate is the perfect backup storage solution for those who need it.


The build features 8GB of fast RAM but for future upgrades, it would be in your best interest to add an extra 8GB or swap it out for a 16GB kit. 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM means that you don’t need to worry about RAM issues with your favorite games and applications.


This build actually uses an APU, meaning it uses an integrated GPU. However, you can upgrade the GPU while still utilising the APU as your CPU. This is where the MSI RX 570 comes into the picture. With a low-profile and quality build, this graphics card represents a huge performance boost over the integrated GPU. This allows you power well beyond other graphics card around this price. You will benefit from improved graphics and FPS across all games with this extremely well-priced card. MORE: Best Graphics Cards


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


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. We recommend using the Windows 10 USB Flash Drive, this allows you to install Windows directly from a Flash Drive, rather than needing a DVD drive.

Note: if you are looking for antivirus software, please take a look at our best free antivirus software page.


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.

Roccat KONE Pure SE

Roccat KONE Pure SE

For a cheap mouse that meats the needs of a gamer the Roccat Kone Pure is a solid choice. This mouse boasts a seriously comfortable shape to match its fantastic performance. With a highly accurate sensor, you have everything you need at your fingertips for a minuscule price tag. There are higher end mice available to those that can afford it and also several wireless options available to those who wish to cut the cord! MORE: Best Gaming Mice

Redragon K552-RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Redragon K552-RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The Redragon K552 is an entry-level mechanical gaming keyboard. If you’re serious about writing or gaming, a mechanical keyboard is a must-have! This board is under the $50 price range with some impressive features packed in! The board features RGB, Macro customisation, clicky Blue switches, and a sturdy metal base weighing it to the desk. This is a TKL board so there is no number pad and if you think you would prefer a number pad then maybe consider some of these alternatives.

SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface

SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface

The Steelseries Qck gaming surface is a solid desk-sized pad perfect for everyone (just make sure your desk is big enough)! MORE: Best mousepads of 2019

Razer Gaming Bungee V2

Razer Gaming Bungee V2

The Razer Gaming Bungee V2 eliminates cable drag from your mouse wire and improves your gaming experience. Its a must have! MORE: Best Gaming Bungee’s


BenQ ZOWIE RL2455S 24 Inch Full HD Gaming Monitor

BenQ ZOWIE RL2455S 24 Inch Full HD Gaming Monitor

This BenQ Gaming Monitor is a solid entry-level 1080p monitor and arguably one of the best for under $150. With a 1ms response time and 24-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 best picks here! MORE: Best 4K gaming monitor

Sound Options

No point in shelling out for the $300 build if you’re going to use mediocre peripherals, speakers and monitors. Make sure you grab one of these if you’re serious about a good gaming experience.

Creative Inspire T12 2.0 Multimedia Speaker System

Creative Inspire T12 2.0 Multimedia Speaker System

Some great speakers to start out with are the Creative Inspire T12 Speakers. At just under $45, these provide a high-quality audio experience without breaking the bank. MORE: Best Speakers

HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset

HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset

The HyperX Cloud Stinger with its great build quality and value is a fantastic gaming headset to start with. With its directional audio and a built-in mic, you’ll be ready to get stuck into those team fights. MORE: Best gaming headset

Getting Online

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.

ASUS PCE-AC56 PCI Wireless Express Adapter

ASUS PCE-AC56 PCI Wireless Express Adapter

For WIFI go with the Asus AC56 PCI Adapter. It supports all the latest Wi-Fi standards, has good reviews, and comes at a great price. An excellent WIFI option!

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 compromises to create a good gaming computer at around $300 but In the end, we feel it was certainly worth it. If it helped you get into PC gaming when you had previously not had that opportunity then that's fantastic!

By opting for an inexpensive gaming PC 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.

PC gamers can also take advantage of platforms like Steam, GOG, and Humble Indie Bundle which make downloading and playing games more convenient. These platforms aren't locked down to one publisher or storefront (like consoles are), so there’s real competition.

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?


  1. Rajendra Patel says:

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

    1. Patrick says:

      I was wondering if it’s worth getting the 16gb patriot vipers instead of the 8gb ones? I found that they’re only a little more expensive and it seems like a good upgrade

      1. Charlie Noon says:

        Hi Patrick, great question.
        It never hurts to have additional RAM when using an APU such as the 2200G in this build.
        If it’s in the budget Id recommend using it. What is the clock speed of the 16GB you’re looking at?

      2. CGxx1 says:

        16gb is worth the upgrade. I’d reccomend corsair vengeance over the vipers personally.

  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.

        1. Thiago says:

          Do you know any sites that may sell these parts cheaper?

        2. Juju says:

          It’s now $320.01

        3. hibud says:

          its 500 dollars for me

        4. Eric says:

          Do standoff screws come with every motherboard or case

          1. Charlie Noon says:

            Hi Eric,
            Almost every case comes with it’s own standoff screws.

  3. Max says:

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

    1. timothy price says:

      yes but some cases you have to screw in every bolt

    2. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Max, the case comes with all the standoff screws you need. As far as thermal glue is concerned, are you referring to thermal paste??

  4. Davin says:

    Can it run csgo at medium settings?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Davin!
      You should be able to run CSGO on medium settings just fine :]

  5. Davin says:

    Awesome, thanks 😉

  6. Luke says:

    is it able to run pubg?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Luke, You’d really struggle to play PubG at decent settings on the new build. maybe try our $500 build to ensure decent gameplay

  7. Jerrell says:

    Can this build play fallout 4 and skyrim?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Jerrell! The build has been updated since your comment, the new build should handle fallout 4 if you tweak the graphical settings. Skyrim might be a little too demanding

  8. Jerrell says:

    Can it run fallout 4 and kingdom come: Deliverance?

    1. Andrew Layman says:

      Which i3 or i5 processors would be supported?

      1. Jason says:

        None…The board only supports AMD processors.

  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.

    2. Charlie Noon says:

      You would have to tweak the settings graphically, but yes, this build could achieve decent FPS in fortnite.

  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. 🙂

          1. abdaalla elsayed says:

            hi i, looking for a budget gaming set up and i would like to know if you have some opinions

      2. Elijah Reno says:

        Could you do that for me

  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 🙂

  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:

            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 🙂

    2. Jacob says:

      As for HDMI sure just plug it into your monitor

      1. Charlie Noon says:

        Jacob knows the script!

  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?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Jack,
      Amazon’s prices fluctuate from time to time. Check a couple of days later for new prices

  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. 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. Charlie Noon says:

        We check the builds on a daily basis for availability. If something goes out of stock, we usually replace the item with a similar tier product immediately.

    3. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Jeff, thanks for the comment.
      The builds have been fully updated since your comment & we now have systems in place to ensure that when a part becomes unavailable, the best replacement will automatically replace the old :]

  27. Walter says:

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

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Walter, thanks for the question.
      The builds have been updated since your comment and the new build will run Naruto Shippuden at 30fps.

  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

    1. Charlie Noon says: This is a great toolkit which will have everything you need to build a PC

  29. Greg says:

    This build is now over $350 and the motherboard is not available. I had to remove the power supply and case to get it this low.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Greg, really appreciate the comment.
      This build has been updated with new components that utilize the budget to the highest level.

  30. Deric says:

    I see that the parts dont come with a cpu cooler? Do i still need to purchase one?

    1. Caleb says:

      How would it run on Rust if you know?

      1. Charlie Noon says:

        Hi Caleb, You’d be ok running Rust if you tweaked the graphics just right.

    2. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Deric,
      The build has been updated since your comment and now comes with the AMD 2200G which has its own CPU cooler.

  31. Sebastian Benites says:

    Would this build support an MSI GeForce Gtx 1070 ti Armour?

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Yes it would.

  32. Brandon says:

    Thinking about building this but I’m seeing there may be some bios update issues, can anyone confirm or is have they solved this by shipping them with the bios updated?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Brandon, If you check the build you will see that the motherboard has been upgraded whilst still being within budget. No bios updates required anymore :]

  33. George M says:

    This article is complete nonsense. 4GB of RAM on an INTEGRATED graphics build? Are you serious? You do realize the RAM is going to be shared by the system and the video, don’t you? This is ridiculous. Even Walmart doesn’t aim this low.

    1. Jason says:

      Bud, I run games with an ancient 4th gen i5 with much crappier integrated iris graphics and 4 gb of ram. It all depends on what you expect to run.

    2. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi George,
      Since your comment we have tweaked the builds to try and extract as soon value as possible out of the budget. As you can now see, 8GB of 3000Mhz RAM is the go to for this build.
      Let me know your thoughts :]

  34. Caleb says:

    What would it run like on Rust?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      It will run RUST, but you would have to optimize the graphics and you would struggle to get anything over 40FPS. but it’s playable :]

  35. Junuel Ater says:

    Can you make a utube video if this really works in dota2 in high setting? w/o VC. Thank you

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Yes, video guides are coming very soon.

  36. Jason says:

    Awesome guide! I plan on making this a project over the winter when it’s cold and dreary outside.

    I like the specs, but have the money to upgrade to 8 gb of ram and stick in an GTX 1050 ti card.

    I’m wondering though if I should go the Intel i3 route or with a ryzen 3? I know the i3’s have a slight edge in performance but seem to be a bit cheaper.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Jason, thanks for the question.
      With extra money in the budget, there are a number of different paths you can take to try and bolster this build. How much extra do you have and whats your main goal? Gaming? Home work station?
      Let us know :]

  37. Jordan says:

    Pretty bummed, bought this build a week and a half ago or so, as a Christmas present, and now we’re trying to build and realize that the build didn’t have a motherboard included when I purchased. And now a motherboard is out of my budget, so for the time being we are left with a useless pile of parts.

  38. Jordan says:

    Found your site a couple weeks ago and used the link to buy this set up as a Christmas present for my partner, wrapped all the pieces up and today we started learning how to build a computer! Only catch, when I bought it, your bundle didn’t include a motherboard, and there isn’t a way for us to afford one right now.
    I’m pretty bummed about it, now we just have a pile of parts….

    1. Stew says:

      The motherboard for this build is listed as the MSI B350M PRO-VH-PLUS, located in the parts list second from the bottom, above the case and just below the power supply unit. The list is located in several spots on this page, see the article and the list to the right of this post. If you didn’t get it, perhaps it was out of stock or on backorder with the supplier? Check, and reorder or source from a different supplier if required.

    2. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Jordan, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.
      Did you manage to get a motherboard in the end? Everything you need to build this PC can be found in the parts list and description. Unfortunately, it sounds like the motherboard may of been out of stock which meant you didn’t receive it.
      Please let me know how you got on.

  39. Ever says:

    I know next to nothing about computer specs let alone building a computer. If I was to purchase this I plan to give the parts to a friend for them to assemble. My question is are these parts for the actual computer or just the CPU box thing?

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      This is the entire PC build which includes the following:

      – Motherboard
      – CPU
      – RAM (Memory)
      – SSD or HDD (storage)
      – PSU (Power Supply Unit)
      – PC Case

      There are optional extras when you increase the budget such as:

      – GPU (Graphics Card)
      – Optional heatsink
      – Optional case fans

  40. Dylan says:

    Will you see preformance benefits if you upgrade the APU to a ryzen 5 instead of the 3?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Dylan, thanks for the questions.
      Are you referring to the 2400G? If so, then yes you would see some performance benefits as the 2400G comes equipped with Vega 11 graphics whereas the 2200g only has Vega 8.
      The greatest performance gains that can be achieved – as far as an APU is concerned – come from upgrading your RAM.

  41. timothy says:

    does it have windows pre installed on it if I buy right now

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Hi Timothy, unfortunately not. The pre-built computers we recommend would have Windows OS installed when it is delivered. However, for building your own computer, it would be necessary to install an operating system yourself, such as Windows 10. It is quite a simple process, however we are putting a guide together for people who haven’t done this before.

  42. Dakota Reynolds says:

    How would this build do with american truck simulator and other sims and just normal browsing and such? Thanks

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Hi Dakota, this build would be sufficient for simulator type games such as American Truck Simulator as well as normal everyday use.

  43. Jack says:

    The price was way off, then what the real price would be

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Apologies Jack, this happens sometimes when items are out of stock, however we now have an in-house team to support our builds and ensure we are recommending the best at all times, as well as checking for out of stock issues.

      If you find any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  44. Ian says:

    do you need a heatsink fan and thermal paste?

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      A heatsink comes as standard with the CPU, as does thermal paste (pre applied to the stock heatsink). However, for more powerful builds and when budget isn’t restricted, we would suggest purchasing third party thermal paste and a third party heatsink as they can provide significantly better cooling which work far more effectively with more powerful CPUs which generate more heat, as well as those used for overclocking.

  45. Dakota says:

    Would this be able to run arma 3 sufficiently? Or would I have to make a couple upgrades to it?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      It would depend entirely on what you meant by sufficiently? What graphics are we talking about, and what FPS you would like to achieve :]
      A 2400G and 16gb 3200Mhz RAM would certainly bolster this build, however.

  46. Ethan says:

    Can you guys make a build guide for this pc?

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Hi Ethan, this is coming very, very soon.

  47. Thesameermalik says:

    Hello there, I have really read some of the articles of this site and it really seems like the content of this website is genuine. keep up the good work.

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Thank you, we are genuine and we have lots of plans for the near future including video guides, detailed step by step guides and ensuring our builds are kept up to date whilst also providing multiple options under each budget (AMD and Intel for instance).

  48. Onzuiverheden verwijderen says:

    Nice post! Thank you.

  49. Tommy Winchester says:

    Can it run Minecraft

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Tommy, great question friend.
      Yes, it will run Minecraft :]

  50. Jack says:

    Do I need anything special to build this? Like sautering materials/tools? Or should I be fine as long as I can screw all the parts together?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Jack,
      All you’ll need is a screwdriver & an anti-static wristband (if you wanted to be extra safe). Other than that, you’re good to go.

  51. Andrew says:

    Can this pc run roblox with high graphics

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Andrew, thanks for the question.
      The $300 build will be able to handle Roblox at high graphics easily.
      Hope this helps

  52. Nic Cane says:

    I’m looking for a cheap PC to stream a game on my PlayStation 4 with my Elgato. Would this PC be able to handle streaming?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Is it a capture card that you have?

  53. Ben says:

    So is this PC, reasonably fast?
    Would it be good for streaming?

  54. Ben says:

    All I want to know if I’m going to buy it if it will be good for OBS and video editing, and fast!

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Ben, I hope you’re well.
      We have a similar system in work that we’ve done some in-game benchmarking with and the results were pleasantly good. However, graphically, you are going to struggle to run OBS and a game and get the FPS levels you would require to create a decent video.
      I hope this helps.

      1. LuckyDuck says:

        Hi, I have purchased everything on this list except for the MB I chose the asrock B450m hdv r4.0 to my knowledge this is a compatible replacement but please let me know if this is incompatible. (its cheaper aswell) Also I was looking into the ram and many peaple say that it is not clocked at the advertized speed, should I be worried about this? Is an overclock necessary to reach the advertized speed?

        1. Charlie Noon says:

          Hi LuckyDuck,
          The ASRock B450m is 100% compatible with this build. As far as the RAM goes, you need to first make sure that your MB can accommodate 3000Mhz RAM.
          If it can, you need to go into your BIOS and select the XMP profile for the higher clocked RAM.
          Hope this helps!

  55. DeepSpace5D says:

    “The 1TB of storage in this build should see you through for some time as it’s by no means a small drive”

    Hi, I saw this line in the upgrade section under the 2TB HDD. I am a complete computer noobie looking to possibly make my first budget build from this list of parts. From someone that knows nothing about computers, it appears to me that the only storage space listed in the build is the 240GB SSD, so I was just wondering about that quote saying the initial build has 1TB of space. Is there somewhere else that storage soace is coming from? And I realize this might have been a silly question to more experienced PC enthusiasts.

    1. Computernoob says:

      I was wondering the same exact thing

    2. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi DeepSpace5D,
      thanks for the comment and good spot!
      We constantly update the part list to ensure we equip the builds with the best components available. We have just changed the $300 build from 1TB HDD to 240GB SSD for an increase in system speed.
      Apologies for any confusion caused!

  56. Izaiah says:

    Hello Im not a super techy person but I was wondering how adding more ram to this build would work. For example could I add 4x 4gb ram cards (I bought 1 set already). Would it be okay to do that? that way it would total to 16 gb? My budget went up but I dont want to return and buy the 8gb set because my location takes 2-3 weeks for shipping. Hopefully you understand what Im talking about. Thanks.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      That would be fine Izaiah. The motherboard has 4RAM slots, so adding 4 x 4GB RAM sticks would be perfect. It would also increase the performance of the APU exponentially.

  57. ComputerNoob says:

    Hi i just got everything and put it together (my first pc build) and its saying no input. I probably messed up since its my first time but is there anyone that could help? It would mean alot

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      What guide did you follow when putting this build together?

      1. ComputerNoob says:

        I got it working, I loosened the the screws that you put the mobo onto the case and it worked. I diddnt even screw it tight but do you know why this could happen?

        1. Charlie Noon says:

          That’s great news Computernoob,
          You don’t really need to tighten your motherboard down too tight for future reference. Also, just make sure you have used the correct motherboard screws. You will be able to find out in the case manual.

  58. Jana says:

    can i play witcher 3 and assasins creed on this build?

  59. Shaun Conroy says:

    Hi Jana, great question. The 2200G can play these titles but it would low FPS only im afraid unless you lower your resolution to 720p. Upgrading this build to feature the suggested graphics card would give you much better graphical performance.

  60. Son of Thunder says:

    Im looking into starting a YT channel and hopefully streaming on twitch as well. Starting with mobile games but want the option to do PC games as well. I don’t currently have a PC. So I need a full set up but wasn’t sure if this build would be OK for a budget start up.

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi, thanks for the comment. It is good to hear you are considering getting into the world of PC gaming. While this build could handle mobile games no problem it may not be the best for streaming or PC gaming. So to protect yourself it would be better to save a little more and start with the – This build will give you better results on your stream with its better CPU and can handle PC gaming no problem.

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