Well, everyone is interested in Gaming, who isn’t. Well, we are not here to build hype and present a deep/ detailed guide which wastes your time! We are going to keep it as simple as possible. So the answer to ” How much does it cost to build a Gaming PC in 2020 ?” is $750. Yes, you heard it right! It will cost you $750 to build a decent Gaming setup that can run some good games in 60fps at 1080p.
It took us time to decide the best parts that will power this economical beast. When compared to other gaming PC’s it costs only half the price. You guys might be wondering, if it costs too low, won’t it affect my gaming performance? Nope it won’t. We have tested this build and it has amazing performance. Well we won’t recommend it to you if you are looking for competitive or professional gaming.
If you are not interested in building the PC on your own, you could Buy a Pre-built Gaming PC on the Internet at the same price range. But if you are looking to build it on your own, then stick with us as we reveal the best parts to use to build such a PC and their specifications.
Gaming Pc / Processor – Intel Core i5 9400F
As we are a bit tight on the budget, this is the best CPU that we found for daily gaming needs. This processor can provide you amazing gaming experience but is not suitable for online streaming on sites like twitch or YouTube. The processor has a lower clock speed and can not be overclocked.
If you want to try overclocking your processor, you can try the Intel i3 9350KF, but you will have to buy a Heat sink and you will be losing your 4-core CPU. But we still prefer the Intel Core i5 9400F as it has a clock speed of 2.9GHz and can boost up to 4.1GHz on Turbo Boost. Below are the quick and best features of the Intel Core i5 9400F :
|Base Clock speed – 2.9GHz|
|Turbo Clock Speed – 4.1GHz|
|L3 Cache: 9MB|
|Includes a heat sink and fan|
Gaming Pc – GPU / Graphics Card – Nvidia GTX 1660 Super
Nvidia, you must have heard the name. Nvidia is the king of the Graphics cards available out there. They also launched out their new series of Graphics card , The Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series, which was both loved and hated by all gamers around the world.
The reason why it was loved is because it starts from just $499, which is amazing. The reason why it was hated by many users is because many of them purchased a GTX 2080ti recently that costs about $1600 whereas the new RTX 3090 costs $1499. But as of now, RTX 3090 are out of stock.
The GPU that we are going to use is the 1660 Super, it lets you play games 1080p with amazing performance. This card comes with 6GB of VRAM. We don’t want to confuse you by explaining some scientific and boring terms.All that we have to say is that this is the best GPU you will be needing for a cheap gaming build. Below are the quick and best features of the Nvidia GTX 1660 super:
|Memory: 6GB GDDR6|
|Memory Clock: 14 Gbps|
|Boost Clock: 1,785MHz|
|Base Clock: 1,530MHz|
|Excellent 1080p performance|
Gaming Pc Motherboard – Gigabyte Z390 UD
For a Budget build, the Gigabyte Z390 UD is the best Gaming PC motherboard one will ever get. It comes with a single M2 slot and 6 SATA slots to upgrade to better and lots of storage. The only problem with this motherboard is that this is not future-proof. This means that you won’t be able to have the latest hardware in it. The other major problem with decent budget motherboards are that they usually don’t support overclocking. But you will be able to upgrade your processors up to 9th generation if you are looking for a upgrade in future. Below are the quick and best features of the Gigabyte Z390 UD:
|Memory: (4) DIMM, 128GB, DDR4-4266|
|Storage: (1) M.2, (6) SATA|
|USB ports: (6) rear IO, (2) internal|
|Video ports: D-Sub, DVI-D, DisplayPort|
|PCIe slots: x16 (x1), x4 (2), x1 (3)|
Gaming PC RAM – G.Skill Aegis 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3000
This amazing memory kit from G.Skill is amazing as it provides huge amount of memory and performance at lower price. That is the whole point of this guide right? to lower the price as much as possible. It is not the best RAM that you require for gaming, but it is not the worst! This also increases your clock speeds. Below are the quick and best features of the G.Skill Aegis 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3000 :
Gaming PC SSD – Intel 660p 1TB
There’s no rocket science. Everyone knows that SSDs are faster than HDDs. The thing about SSD is that they cost more when compared to HDD, but the performance is almost double when compared to a HDD. Having a SSD helps your PC to boot faster and play games Faster. For your Budget build, we found the Intel 660p to be the best choice, as it is available for just $100. Below are the quick and best features of the Intel 660p 1TB :
|Random IO: 220K/220K IOPS read/write|
|Sequential IO: 1800/1800MB/s read/write|
|Interface: M.2 PCIe 3×4|
Is A Gaming PC Better That Consoles?
Gamers have had this debate for a while. They always seem to have a question that whether a Gaming PC is better than a console or not. According to me, there is no need to fight for that. Gaming PCs are way better than consoles. Consoles can not just match the amount of graphics and performance produced by PCs. Especially due to the increase in first person shooter games,PCs are better than consoles. And the best part is that a PC can also be used for several other purposes like work and entertainment too.
How Much Will The Computer Build Cost?
The ideal price for the perfect gaming PC is around $700. This decent build system can play many games at normal settings. But for someone who is more serious into gaming and is also looking for streaming the budget for them is $1000-2000. But all thanks to cheap graphics card now, you can get a brand new Nvidia graphics card at as low as $300