Best Gaming PC Build Under $700 of 2019 (Ultra 1080p)

Best Gaming PC Build under 700

So, you’ve decided you want to join the realms of PC gaming, and you want to do so at a level that not only thrashes console performance levels but also fully immerses you into the world of PC games. 

We present the best $700 gaming PC. With it, you’ll be able to enjoy all your games maxed out at 1080p and push to 1440p respectively.

Build Overview

Before we dive into the exact specifications, let’s talk about the goals we set for this build. Each build within our 'Best PC build' series has strict guidelines and standards that must be met before we publish it to you, the people. 

Below are a few areas which are touched upon when choosing each component: 

Superb Performance. The GPU in this build has to be on par with, if not better than, the PS4 Pro. Gaming at 1080p and 1440p will be a breeze. In fact, one of the really exciting things about the RX 580 is that, pound for pound, it's considered to be the best GPU in it's price range (aka power relative to cost). With AMD's second generation polaris architecture the RX 580 has the ability to create lifelike visuals and true immersion. Overall a brilliant card which slots nicely into this build.

Upgradeability. If you’re buying a console, or any piece of tech, you expect it to be able to last  for years to come. In the case of a PC, the ability to upgrade can increase the life cycle of your machine for up to a decade after its purchase as long as the correct maintenance and upgrades have been applied.

Once this one starts buckling its knees under the weight of intensive games, there’s more than enough room to upgrade it.

Reputable Manufacturers. Every component in our build today comes from a reputable manufacturer. This makes your building process easier, and it also means if anything were to go wrong with your components, like during shipping for example, you can count on solid return policies so you don’t unfairly lose out on money just because the UPS guy likes launching packages.

How We Choose the PC Components

Building a custom gaming computer from the ground up can be a tedious task if you don't know what you're doing.

What we do at WePC is take the stress away that comes with building your own computer. Just think hours of tireless research, comparing benchmarks and constant price checking to make sure you have the best tech at the best price. We do this for you, we take the stress away and provide you with the best PC build recommendations from our dedicated team of computer experts, all of this support is completely free!

For new products, we make sure that we always have our finger on the pulse by keeping tabs on fellow industry professionals and new tech announcements. 

To make sure you’re not missing out on great deals, we update our custom builds every few months. As such, you should expect to see changes on the list from time to time, but understand the changes are made with a better overall product in mind.

The Best $700 Gaming PC Update:

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor
cpu

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor

If paired with the right hardware, potentially the most powerful, value for money CPU's available.

Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 590 8GB 1560Mhz
gpu

Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 590 8GB 1560Mhz

A solid mid-level card for playing AAA titles at 60 - 100FPS and 1080P/1440P.

Corsair 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz RAM
ram

Corsair 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz RAM

16GB of reliable dual-channel DDR4 RAM.

Crucial BX500 480GB SSD
ssd

Crucial BX500 480GB SSD

480GB of SSD brings the perfect mix of speed and capacity to this hybrid storage build.

EVGA 550W Bronze Fully Modular PSU
psu

EVGA 550W Bronze Fully Modular PSU

A powerful, affordable fully modular PSU from a reliable brand.

MSI ProSeries B450M PRO-VDH Plus M-ATX Motherboard
mobo

MSI ProSeries B450M PRO-VDH Plus M-ATX Motherboard

A decent gaming specific motherboard which allows for overclocking.

Phanteks Eclipse P300 Steel Mid Tower Tempered Glass PC Case
case

Phanteks Eclipse P300 Steel Mid Tower Tempered Glass PC Case

The Phanteks Eclipse P300 is an affordable, budget mid-tower PC case with enough room to enable a quality, efficient build and to house any future upgrades.

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Build Details

This $700 1080p Ultra Gaming PC is designed to thrash anything in its path. Let’s see what makes up the best gaming desktop under $700.

cpu
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor

    AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor

The 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600x is one of AMD’s second-generation high-end desktop processors, renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. It has been replaced by AMD’s recently established, third-gen, 3600x as their new Ryzen flagship mid-range CPU. The replacement could only be factored into this build at the expensive of graphical power so when considering value this older generation chip is a great addition. It features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with increased clock speed capable of 4.2Ghz max boost speed.  It comes pre-equipped with a Wraith Spire cooler and is excellent value for money. Overall, this should provide all the gaming performance you need, as well as acceptable streaming and video rendering performance.

gpu
  • Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 590 8GB 1560Mhz

    Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 590 8GB 1560Mhz

The RX 590 is our pick for the best gaming PC build under $700 thanks to its strong performance. It easily brushes a side the GTX 1060 6gb by utilizing 8GB of GDDR5 memory making it the perfect pick for 1080p and 1440p gaming. Not to mention its ability to perform VR gaming at a decent level. We’ve gone for one of the top model 590 for this build, as it’s within the budget and boosts the performance of the build considerably.

ram
  • Corsair 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz RAM

    Corsair 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz RAM

If you’re tired of compromising on RAM, don’t worry: with 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM running at 3200MHz, you aren’t doing that anymore. For most multitasking and gaming scenarios, this will be more than enough for your needs! Since its manufactured by a reputable vendor (Corsair), you can also trust that it will last for years to come without giving you any issues. Further more, pairing the 3200mhz RAM with the Ryzen 2700X helps unlock the CPU’s true potential boosting performance levels by as much as 70%.

ssd
  • Crucial BX500 480GB SSD

    Crucial BX500 480GB SSD

What $700 build is complete without an SSD? If you’re unfamiliar with how SSD works, the tech inside the storage makes load and boot times considerably faster making for an overall better running system. We’ve gone for a trusted brand in Crucial for our SSD as it’s one of the most trusted consumer-level storage options available. Load your Windows and primary games onto the SSD for lightning-quick load times.

psu
  • EVGA 550W Bronze Fully Modular PSU

    EVGA 550W Bronze Fully Modular PSU

EVGA are an extremely popular, reliable brand who are well known for offering fantastic graphics cards as well as power supply units. This mid-range PSU comes in at an affordable price, yet still offers a fully-modular option for those looking to ensure their cable management is up to scratch. If you don’t get a certified PSU you seriously run the risk of endangering the build and potentially yourself.

mobo
  • MSI ProSeries B450M PRO-VDH Plus M-ATX Motherboard

    MSI ProSeries B450M PRO-VDH Plus M-ATX Motherboard

We’ve paired the fantastic Ryzen 2600X with the MSI Micro-ATX B450M Pro-M2 Gaming Motherboard to create a brilliant foundation for what we consider to be the best gaming rig for under $700. It guarantees compatibility with the Ryzen 5 series and has some great little features as well. It is effectively an entry-level motherboard but comes equipped with fantastic versatility and overclocking potential. To touch on overclocking briefly, the Ryzen 5 range was purpose built to be clock boosted, so attaining a solid motherboard which has the ability to utilize this feature is key. Furthermore, the B450m also houses the potential to overclock the RAM as well meaning you can squeeze every possible inch of extra performance out of it.

case
  • Phanteks Eclipse P300 Steel Mid Tower Tempered Glass PC Case

    Phanteks Eclipse P300 Steel Mid Tower Tempered Glass PC Case

The Phanteks Eclipse P300 is an entry-level PC case that looks like a mid-level PC case. It also comes with a tempered glass window, so you can check out the build as it ticks. The front I/O panel comes with 2 xUSB 3.0 as well as headphone ports. Overall, this is a great case that should look good in most environments and provide the airflow and cooling you’re looking for.

Why is this the Best $700 Gaming PC?

I think the performance levels of this build speak for themselves, this is where you start to really enjoy games without worrying about your ability to handle them, especially at 1080p.

You should be able to push up to 60 frames per second on just about everything, and with some settings adjustments you may even be able to perform 144hz in certain games.

The performance of the i5 in this build, alongside the RX 580, means you have all the power you need to tackle gaming at 1080pUltra, 1440pMedium, and even VR and 4k. The i5 also ensures that you won’t have to worry about performance bottlenecks if or when you upgrade your GPU to something like the Vega 64 or 1070 Ti.

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 - 1080p/60 and 1440p/60 should both be possible, but you will need to turn down settings for the latter.
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds - PUBG should be able to push 1080p/60 at high settings on this machine, but 1440p will require some compromises.
  • Monster Hunter: World -  MHW should do quite well at 1080p and high settings, but 1440p60 will require some tweaking to work properly.
  • League of Legends - LOL is a lightweight eSports title, so pushing 1440p60 or 1080p144 should be easy as pie.
  • Dota 2 - Same as above.
  • Overwatch - Ultra settings @ 1440p should net at least 60 FPS on average, but if you want higher frames, turn settings down and go down to 1080p.
  • Rainbow Six: Siege - Siege should be easy to pay at 1440p and high settings, with around 60-70 FPS. 1080p will be much more stable, though.
  • Warframe - Warframe should be fine with 1440p and 1080p at high settings- at 1080p, you might even push 144 FPS!
  • Grand Theft Auto V - GTA V is playable at 1440p medium settings and 1080p high/max settings.
  • Team Fortress 2 - TF2 is a CPU-heavy title, but this build is more than well equipped to handle it. 1080p should be a breeze, and with the right settings should even push 144 HZ. 1440p at 60FPS shouldn’t be a problem, either.

Similar Prebuilt Gaming PC Under $700

While this build screams quality, performance, and value; there is the elephant in the room...

Whispers: Building computers is intimidating. If you aren’t ready to take the plunge, don’t fret, we got you covered! Check out our top 12 PC builders right here.

Some might critique you for not building your own PC, but we want to make sure our article provides every type of gamer with every option possible. So if you are one of those who would prefer to buy a prebuilt for whatever reason, here’s a list for you:

Upgrade Paths for this Build

The $700 gaming PC build already has the power to deliver 1080p gaming experience with at least 60FPS on ultra settings, but this is PC gaming. There's always room to ascend to an even higher level of processing power by making a few tweaks here and there!

Stick around for these recommended upgrades to our $700 gaming PC.

Note: all of these will raise the price of the build, VR especially!

Cooler

Seeing as though one of the main agenda’s of this build was overclocking, we’d highly recommend purchasing a liquid cooler to reduce any potential temperature issues you might encounter whilst doing so. We’ve chosen Corsair as it’s both a trusted brand and hold reasonable value for money.

gpu

Whenever we recommend Nvidia GPUs, we almost always go with EVGA. However on this occasion we’ve gone for a budget RTX 2060 as the upgrade path as we feel it’s just in reach financially, whilst still providing an excellent performance boost.  The RTX 2060 comes equipped with all the latest mod cons such as real-time ray tracing and AI enhanced graphics which make it a superb upgrade for future proofing your rig for years to come.

VR Headset

Finally, you’ve entered the point where VR capabilities are now in play. Pick up an HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System or an Oculus Rift with Oculus Touch Virtual Reality Headset Bundle if you want to enjoy the latest, greatest form of interactive gaming, but also be wary: it is quite expensive right now. Buying the Vive, for instance, will nearly double the cost of your build!

But, if you can afford extra, the best gaming PC build under $700 is capable of VR gaming now. We recommend the Vive most highly, too. You can check out our guide to the best VR headsets right here.

OS Options and Recommended Peripherals

If you’re buying the best $700 dollar gaming PC, you may already have a number of these things. However, we understand if you don’t, so we’ve written up this section in case you need anything within.

NOTE: These will raise the price of the build!

Operating System

Let’s get this out of the way: the best gaming PC you could get for the price of 700 dollars is already awesome. It’s boasting more power than a console, and, in fact, probably multiple times the power of the PCs you’ve already used. Unfortunately, PCs aren’t ready to be used right out of the box. They need what’s called an operating system. Operating systems take the power offered by their hardware and provide a standard environment which a user or an application can interact with.

Windows 10

Windows 10

Windows and certain Linux distributions (like Ubuntu and Mint) are the biggest OS’s on PC right now. But if you want to do PC gaming, Windows boasts the highest compatibility. If you already own a retail copy of Windows, you should be able to move it over to your new PC, however, if you don’t, you’ll need to buy Windows 10 or install Ubuntu/Mint. To save on optical drives, install your OS of voice via USB. We’ll explain how to do that later in the article. For the oldschooler’s out there who are still using DVD ROM’s, here is the DVD version of windows to suit your needs.

Mouse and Keyboard

You need a solid mouse and keyboard to make the most of your gaming experience- here are our midrange recommendations.

Corsair K68 Gaming Keyboard

Corsair K68 Gaming Keyboard

First up is the Corsair K68 Gaming Keyboard, a fantastic mid range keyboard offering all the performance, RGB and media keys you could want at a reasonable price. It comes equipped with Cherry MX mechanical switches for advanced performance and longevity. It’s RGB has almost unlimited customization to suit any and all moods, not to mention it’s fantastic build quality.  If you’d like some cheaper picks, you can also click here.

Razer Deathadder Elite

Razer Deathadder Elite

Our top mid-range mouse pick is the Razer Deathadder Elite. With one of the best optical sensors on the market and an ergonomic design which boasts complete control, the Deathadder Elite makes for the perfect gaming mouse. For consumers looking to purchase a wireless mouse with similar spec’s why not check out the Logitech G Pro Wireless.

SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface

SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface

There’s no point buying a quality mouse, then proceeding to use it on a sub-par surface. The Qck gaming surface provides the ultimate environment for gaming with its tightly woven cloth and superb desk coverage meaning you have total control at all times. MORE: Best mousepads of 2019

Razer Gaming Bungee V2

Razer Gaming Bungee V2

Gaming Bungee’s aren’t a new concept, however, not everyone uses them. We love them here at wePC as they give any wired mouse the feel of a wireless. It’s more than just a gimmick however, the Razer bungee V2 actually removes all drag points that are created with large, fibrous mouse cables and allow the user to have complete freedom with their movements.   MORE: Best Gaming Bungee’s

Monitor

You’ve just purchased the $700 gaming PC, the last thing you want to do is run all that graphical power through a below average monitor which doesn’t show off it’s true potential. That’s why we recommend good quality hardware which compliments each other and our monitor selection is no different.

ASUS VG278Q 27"

ASUS VG278Q 27"

If your priority is high resolution and great graphics, snag the 27-inch Asus VG278Q monitor, it boasts 1ms reponse time, 144hz and supports G-sync (something every gamer should be aware of). If you’re really looking to push the boat out in this department why not check out our best 4k monitors in 2019 article.

Sound Options

Here are our sound picks for this midrange gaming PC build.

Mackie CR Series 3" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors

Mackie CR Series 3" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors

First to the party are Mackie CR Series 3” monitors, which will provide a solid sound experience at a reasonable price. These make your ordinary desktop speakers look like tinny iphone 4 speakers. Try them and you will not be disappointed. MORE: Best Computer Speakers If you want something a little more involved, we recommend looking at our headset pick below.

Sennheiser Gaming One Headset

Sennheiser Gaming One Headset

The Sennheiser Gaming On Headset boasts great build quality and all of the features you should need for a competitive gaming experience, including fantastic surround sound and a clear, noise-canceling microphone. Everything a gamer needs.

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

Audio-Technica have been around for many a year now and boast some of the best headphones available in today’s market. Brilliant sound output and superb comfort levels make the Audio-Technica ATH-M30x headphones our top pick for the $700 build.

Blue Yeti USB Microphone

Blue Yeti USB Microphone

No gaming setup is complete without a fully functional, noise cancelling microphone. Blue provide some fantastic standalone microphones, perfect for streaming, podcasting, gaming and more. You can even record voice and instruments with almost 100% accuracy. The Yeti USB mic is our top pick and will serve you well long into the future.

Getting Online

You can get online through a wireless or a wired connection, and we’ll go over two great options for that here.

Wired (Ethernet Cable)

Wired (Ethernet Cable)

If you want the best possible gaming performance and network reliability, you’ll want to go wired and buy an ethernet cable. We recommend this 25 foot ethernet cable from Amazon to start with. It’ll only run you about $8, and once you’ve routed the cable through your house, you’ll enjoy the performance and reliability necessary to game on the high end.

ASUS PCE-AC56 PCI Wireless Express Adapter

ASUS PCE-AC56 PCI Wireless Express Adapter

Of course, if you prefer the convenience of Wi-Fi and aren’t a competitive gamer, you can always go that route. In that case, we recommend the Asus PCE-AC56 PCI Adapter, which supports the latest Wi-Fi standards at a fairly good price.

Building Tips

Building your own PC isn’t that hard. All you need is the right information along with a comprehensive guide (both of which are easier to come by than ever before) and you should be able to successfully build your first PC without any worries.

We know the struggle that first-time builders have, this is why we've compiled a comprehensive list that covers exactly what newbie builders should avoid doing, along with a list of questions you might have when building a computer.

Invest In Antistatic Equipment

First, save yourself some stress. You don’t want to worry about frying your components or manually grounding yourself every ten seconds.

Buy an anti-static wristband and/or anti-static mat. With proper setup, you’ll avoid the worry that comes with dealing with expensive electronics. And if you’re still uncertain, then we even have a guide that will walk you through using an anti-static strip for the first time.

Watch Building Guides

Tek Syndicate’s build guide is our personal favorite since it is short and sweet while showing a varied amount of part types. Supplement this with the instruction manuals that come with your components, and you’ll be fine. Some personal advice, though: deal with the standoff screws as soon as possible. They’re the worst.

Our detailed how to build a PC guide also addresses every single thing that newbies need when building a PC. Among these include deciding on a budget, installing the drivers, setting up your computer for first-time use, and tips to properly maintain your computer.

Install OS Via USB

If you chose Windows 10, use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool alongside a 4GB USB stick to easily install it. If you’re using one of the Linux distros, use UNetbootin or Rufus.

Closing Thoughts

With the best $700 gaming PC, you’ll have all the power you’ll need for high-end PC gaming. No 1080p game will stand a chance against your specs even 1440p and VR titles can be tackled with medium to high settings with this build.

What are your thoughts on our build? Is there anything more suitable? Would you sacrifice a potential component to accommodate another? Tell us down the comments and we’ll help you out!

Are you still confused whether or not you should go with the custom or the prebuilt? Let us know, you have our ears!

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84 Comments

  1. Paul Aroloye says:

    Wow, brilliant. I like the way you organize your posts. Very simple, easy to read and each section breakdown just adds more useful information concerning the build.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Thanks, Paul,
      very kind of you to say so!

  2. luis says:

    What can i upgrade to stream bettert

    1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

      Hi luis, you’ll definitely be going to need more threads. An upgrade to a Ryzen 5 1600 (Ryzen 5 1400 minimum) will definitely do wonders. Also, get another 8GB if you want to play the latest titles.

      1. Jason says:

        I made a $750 gaming pc. I used the building products from a youtuber named Joey delgado. I am rocking a asus 4k 28″ monitor. What should I upgrade.

        1. Simar Gill says:

          I watched the youtuber as well and built a better one for the same price… Go with another 8 gb stick of ram and try to get another fan at the back to improve cooling to give you more headroom for future upgrades… To make your build cheaper spread the purchases over different sellers not just amazon…. And don’t forget the venom bobblehead

      2. Joe says:

        Hey should I only buy 2 extra fans as the cpu cooler seems to be to big and can’t fit the fans in on the top of the case

    2. Simar Gill says:

      Change the cpu to a ryzen 5 2600 it has 2 extra cores which should be more than enought to stream while playing

  3. maclean says:

    hi I was wondering if I needed a video card as well?

    1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

      Hi, mclean! This already has a GTX 1060 graphics card so you’re good to go.

  4. maclean says:

    hi there I was looking at different potential CPUs and saw one on amazon I was wondering if its comparable to put in the ryzen 5 1500x ?

    1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

      Hi maclean! How are you? This motherboard is compatible with Ryzen AM4 chips so you shouldn’t have problems with it 🙂 Fire away!

      1. maclean says:

        yeah would that be a significant upgrade over the 1300x and the 1600 you mentioned as a potential upgrade?

        1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

          If there’s a specific reason why you asked about the 1500x, it’s your call. But if it were me, I’d go and get 1600, which is what I specifically indicated as a potential upgrade. The 1500x may be faster when it comes to handling games that don’t really need additional cores but the added cores of the 1600 is definitely going to show better performance overall, and even handles multi-threaded games more efficiently than the 1500x. In fact, on paper, it should be the same as 1700x with 2 cores turned off 🙂 Considering they have the same price, the 1600 is going to be the best upgrade you’d make if you’re torn between 1500x and the 1600.

          1. Ben says:

            Could I just use the fan that comes with the case instead of the $200 one that you suggested to buy? Thanks

      2. Mac says:

        what other cases can you use for this build?

  5. maclean says:

    I also noticed a ram that is significantly cheaper I’m wondering if there was a draw back to it due to price drop but both seemed the same https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B01BIWK9OK/ref=psdcmw_677244011_t3_B01BIWLFGQ#

    1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

      Hey maclean, I see no problems with that RAM. In fact, that’s even better, and considering it’s price drop, I’d say get it now while it’s still cheap 🙂

  6. anne says:

    can I build this with two of the ram cards instead? thanks!

    1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

      Hello there, anne! Yes, definitely! This motherboard can even support up to 32GB of RAM. Moreover, 16GB is slowly becoming the new sweet spot these days anyway 🙂

  7. rey tan says:

    intel core i5-8500 3.0-4.10GHz
    MSI H310 GamingPlus
    MSi GTX1060 gamingX 3GB GDDR5
    Kingston HyperX fury 8GB single 4200MHz
    1TB Seagate
    Cooler Master MWE600W
    is it possible to play in ultra with the minimum 60fps at 1080p this are the games i wanted to play
    PUBG
    Ghost recon wildlands
    sniper ghost warrior3

    thank you so much..

    1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

      Hello, Rey Tan! That’s a strong build! 60FPS at ultra preset on those games is easy. 🙂

  8. Morgan Taylor-Barr says:

    Hey, thanks for the help, i was just wondering how long all these parts will last? A lot of parts only last a year and then you have to replace them again!

    1. Simar Gill says:

      They should last for at least three more years if not more so dont worry… By then you will probably have enough money to buy a new GPU

    2. Charlie Noon says:

      Every build we recommend has longevity in mind. We try to incorporate the latest hardware so that you aren’t upgrading after a year of usage.

  9. Sean Nicholls says:

    I wanted to know if you really need the HDD since the SSD is already included? Can you explain why both are listed? Thank you!

    1. Simar Gill says:

      They used a small capacity ssd for the os and the hdd is for the games… This is probably the best way possible at this price point because this way you have a computer that boots up blazing fast but also has more than enough storage for your games…you could go with a 500gb ssd and get rid of the hdd if you don’t use that much storage anyway

      1. Charlie Noon says:

        A 500GB SSD when you wrote this would of put the build well over budget. The hybrid storage solution is a good mix of performance and value.

    2. Charlie Noon says:

      The SSD is required for your O/S and primary games. It will fill up fairly quickly so a cheaper, larger backup storage is needed to accommodate the rest of your library.

  10. Sharif says:

    Intel Core i5-8400
    Asrock B360M-HDV 8th Gen DDR4 Motherboard
    GeIL DDR4 2400MHz 8GB RAM
    GTX 1060 6 GB
    Toshiba 1TB SATA
    Casing Bitfenix Nova TG
    Power Supply Antec VP450P

    Would you recommend it?
    And what kind of performance I can expect from the system?
    I’ll add a SSD later

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi sharif, that was not a bad build for the time. Did you decide to build it??

  11. Pia says:

    Is it better to buy a prebuilt pc or build one right now ?

    1. Ben says:

      Depends on your price range. If you were to pre-build it, it will not cost as much. But on the same note, it may really only save you $50 or way more depending on the pc you have in mind. But I’m not a Harvard student or a computer genius, just speaking from experience.

    2. Charlie Noon says:

      If you’re talking about getting maximum value for your money, then building your own is definitely the way to go.

  12. Surya says:

    Can I use
    CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 Memory Kit to replace the Crucial 8gb DDR4 RAM.

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Surya. Replacing that RAM with the other model is perfectly fine as they will both fit into this motherboard.

  13. Bárány says:

    Well i dont know what i did wrong but for me its 730 dollars without counting the HDD-s price couse my current ones fine. What did i mess up?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Bárány, thanks for the comment. We have recently updated the build so please take a look and let me know if you have any further questions.

  14. corey says:

    hey does this build come with all the screws and cables new to all this so just wondering?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Corey. The case will have your screws and a few case cables. The PSU will come with all your power cables needed!. Hope this helps.

  15. Marco says:

    Hi, I was wondering if you had any recommendations for an ATX motherboard (non micro ATX) that has more RAM slots and supports CPUs other than the 8000 series without jacking the price up much more. Thanks.

    1. Anastasia says:

      I noticed that in the PSU system in your picture you have the CX 450M and in Amazon you have the 850M. Which one is it?

  16. Anastasia says:

    Hey so I noticed that in the CPU system you have the picture of the CX 450M but in Amazon you have the 850M. So which one is it?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Anastasia, thanks for the comment. We have updated this build a few times since your post. Please have a look through and let me know if you have any further questions!

  17. Cesar Martniez says:

    Very nice build, but is 8 gb or ram enough? Would It be smarter to get 16 gb for a system like this? I saw some benchmarks, and games like Battle Field 5 were using 9 gb with a similar spec system.

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Cesar, we have recently updated our page. This now features 16GB 3200MHz RAM, which is plenty!

  18. Jacy says:

    I’m new to building pcs could I get a gtx 1060 with this build, it comes with a fortnite skin.

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Jacy, thanks for the question. The build has been updated since your comment and we would advise the GPU featured in this build as it will outperform the GTX 1060 by a good 15%.

  19. Iwan says:

    Hi, do I need an antistatic wrist band to build the pc or is it just a suggestion?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Iwan,
      The Antistatic wrist band is to be on the safe side. We always use bands when building PC’s as it’s one less thing to worry about :]

  20. Cameron says:

    Hi I love the article. This is my first time building and I havent ordered anything yet. I was wondering is this everything you need like I buy all the parts and im ready to go just need the tools or do I need to order cords and stuff like that. Sorry if this is confusing im confused too

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Cameron,
      Everything for this build is included. You will need tools, a small PC toolkit is perfect for this job.

  21. ian says:

    built this pc for christmas but with the nzxt h500i case. really impressed with performance when the pc works but often the graphics card will stop working and i’ll lose signal to my monitor… any suggestions? it even completely shut off for the first time today and i have no clue why…

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Ian,
      Have you got all the latest drivers and software updates installed? Is your BIOS up to date aswell?

  22. Jaylon says:

    Can I use a Intel i5 4460 instead? Since I already have it.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Jaylon, The builds have been changed since your comment. You would not be able to use that CPU with this build.

  23. Jaylon says:

    Can I use a Intel i5 4460 instead? Since I already have this and it would save me $200.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Jaylon,
      The builds have been updated since your comment, have a look and let us know what you think!

  24. Jaylon says:

    Can I use the Intel i5 4460 or should I get the i5 8400?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Jaylon,
      Check the new build recommendation, it’s much better than previous. I would not be choosing Intel at the moment especially now AMD have released Ryzen 3rd gen

  25. Jason says:

    I used a build from a youtuber named Joey delgado. The $750 one. I am just in the 7th grade. Can you guys make a cheap gaming pc build?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Jason,
      That’s cool!
      We have a few cheap gaming builds, how much are you looking to spend?

  26. Michael M. says:

    Why wasn’t Ryzen 5 2600 recommended when it’s cheaper than Core i5-8400 and performed similarly?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Michael,
      Since your comment, we have totally revamped all the builds to incorporate the latest hardware offerings. Have a look and let us know what you think!

  27. Michael M says:

    Why does this build have a Core i5-8400 instead of a Ryzen 5 2600?

    Ryzen 5 2600 offers similar performance at a cheaper price.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Michael,
      As you can see, the build has been updated since your comment, let me know your thoughts on the new build.

  28. Shirley says:

    I’m wanting to build my own computer mostly for gaming (I mainly want to run Soul Calibur on Steam, as well as a number of others as well: AoE, L4D, and a few others like them). I also want it to run well for everyday things for work.

    Is this option the one I should go with for my needs?

    Thanks!

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Shirley,
      This computer will easily handle the above demands. You could probably get away with one of the cheaper builds if truth be told.

  29. Mac says:

    what other cases can you use for this build?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Mac,
      Theres a whole bunch of other cases to choose from, what is it you’re looking for?
      AeroCool Cylon is a half decent case, as is the Fractal Design Focus G

  30. No nameeee says:

    What case i could that has 3 usb slots

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Why do you need 3 USB slots on the case? the motherboard has plenty of USB ports

  31. v says:

    i saw the whole rig on amazon and it said $899.15 so im confused if this is the wrong list

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      I’ve just checked and the entire build comes to $719 right now, we create our builds with budgets in mind and try to keep them as close to our budget as possible.

  32. Juan Pablo says:

    I don’t know if I misread or missed it completely – but does this list include an optical drive?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Juan,
      This build does not include an optical drive.
      Mostly because most games & software can be purchased and downloaded directly through their sites now.

  33. Merlijnste says:

    Great article, though i would recommend changing the upgrade path section from the rtx 2060 to a vega 56, as the vega is faster AND cheaper.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Thanks for the comment Merlijnste!
      We did consider the Vega 56 but ended on the 2060 as it’s futureproofed and comes with Ray-tracing.
      What card are you currently running?

  34. Josh says:

    Thanks for the guide! I was wondering if there were other options for the PC case, that aren’t as flashy/pricey, but still have the same amount of ports and stuff. I was hoping to push a little more budget towards a new monitor.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Josh, you’re really going to struggle to get a case with the same amount of features for a great deal cheaper.
      However, check out this one.
      https://www.wepc.com/reviews/thermaltake-versa-h15-case-review/

  35. Matt Sublette says:

    Will this build support a GTX 1660 GPU? Instead of the RX 590?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      It certainly will Matt!

  36. Nathan says:

    Hey there, nice build. Are there any cheaper alternatives to a monitor that you could recommend?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Nathan, what are you looking to spend on the monitor?

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