If you, like me, have been drooling over the trailers and gameplay teasers of the latest games -like CYBERPUNK 2077 or Assassins Creed Valhalla – it would be a lie to say that you don’t want to play these games. Every year, the breath-taking gameplay and gorgeous graphics seem to just get better and better.
But as we all know, the PC required to run these games smoothly won’t come cheap, so we are forced to fork out some serious stacks of cash to keep up with these memory-consuming games.
In truth, high-end gaming PCs cost more than $2000 which is out of the price range for a lot of gamers. Because of this, people start moving towards console and mobile gaming. In fact, it is thought that 48% of gamers are playing on mobile, followed by 28% on console and a lonely 23% on PC.
But everyone knows that consoles or mobile can never compete with gaming computers. Gaming PCs will always stay way above the consoles when it comes to performance.
So, today, I am going to guide you that how you can build a gaming PC at a reasonable price that can run all the games current and upcoming games of 2020/20121 on max to ultra settings on 1080p smoothly.
By budget gaming PC, I mean the PC will cost less than USD $600. Considering the prices of gaming equipment, $600 seems very reasonable when you realize that it can run all the latest games on max to ultra settings at 1080p.
So, let us have a look at the best gaming PC under 600.
The Best Gaming PC Under 600$ – The Parts
1) The Processor
Starting off with the processor, one of the best budget gaming processors out there is the Intel Core i3 6100.
It is a 64-bit dual-core processor, clocked at 3.7 GHz and has 4 threads. You will be able to get this for around $120.
It’s Intel’s latest 6th Generation processor, based on Skylake architecture, and performs very well. It’s one the best budget gaming processor you can get in my opinion. It can fulfil all tour gaming and other needs on daily basis.
2) The Motherboard
As far as the motherboard is concerned, we will go with MSI Pro-VD B150M. It supports up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, has 1x PCI Express 3.0 slot (where you would install your GPU), 2X PCIe 3.0 slots, 6x SATA 6.0gb (for your hard drives and SSDs), 4x USB 3.1 ports and a Micro AT
You can get all this for an attractive price from Amazon.
Believe me; this is the best low budget motherboard available out there, which can support the latest processors and GPUs (in case you want to upgrade your PC in the future).
Next up is RAM. G. Skill RIPJAWS V Series 8GB DDR4 RAM would be one of the best options available. It is a very good gaming RAM and performs well for all gaming and non-gaming processors.
4) Hard Drive
For the hard drive, I would go with WD Blue 1TB Hard Drive. It is one of the best low budget high-speed hard drives. It runs at 7200 rpm, has 64MB cache onboard. Which means it can boot up your Windows 10 PC in about 10-12 seconds. And this hard drive can also be found on Amazon.
5) Graphics Card
Coming to the most important part of your gaming PC, Graphics Card. For Graphics card, my choice is Nvidia GTX 950 EVGA Super Clocked Edition. As it is a super clocked edition, it will be overclocked automatically. It has 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM and has a Memory Bit Width of 128-bit.
This GPU is capable of running all latest games including Witcher 3, Fallout 4, GTA V, MGS V – The Phantom Pain, etc on ultra settings. Again, it can be found on Amazon.
6) Power Supply
Coming to the power supply, go for EVGA 500 Watt power supply. This power supply is enough to power up your Intel Core i3 6100 Processor and Nvidia GTX 950 EVGA SC edition.
To pack all the stuff I mentioned above, you will need a good casing as well. So for the casing, go for Corsair Carbide 200R Compact ATX case. It is a good looking case, which can have up to 5 fans for cooling your PC. It has USB 3.0 ports, and has enough space to pack up all of the above-mentioned stuff easily.
Adding up all the prices at the current rate we get a total of $510. So you can see that you can have an amazing gaming PC for a price below our $600 cap. In the future, you can expect a PC capable of 4k gaming, in such price.
Note: Please keep in mind that the price of the products I mentioned are non-refurbished and brand new. Please avoid comparing them to the prices of used and refurbished products.
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