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Best Gaming PC Build Under $700 in 2020 & 2021 (Ultra 1080p): Custom & Prebuilt Systems

Best Gaming PC Build under 700 Mid Range Builds

Before we breakdown, the individual components of our AMD build path, let’s discuss what you can expect from an $800 gaming PC. While this is considered the mid-range of budgets, you can still guarantee an excellent gaming experience. These components are sure to cope with any AAA game titles you throw at them, especially in 1080p.

If you are looking at building a new gaming PC, you can potentially save yourself hundreds this Cyber Monday. All the major retailers usually feature impressive component deals, enabling you to get the best gaming performance you can for even less.

Our $700 Gaming PC Build

Check out our build video below, one of our latest build guides for our $700 gaming PC.

Build Overview

Our main goal with our build is to give you the best gaming experience we possibly can for the $700 budget. Before we break down each individual component, we should first discuss what you can expect from a gaming PC of this caliber. Many would argue that the $700 mark is on the cusp of budget, but with our build, you can count on a high-quality gaming experience.

Budget – As you go further down the budget ladder, more and more compromises have to be made. Despite this, we have managed to create a build you can be proud of and to stay on budget, make compromises in areas that affect your gaming less. The build includes CPU and GPU combinations that are sure to bring you a lot of joy, whether you are gaming or not and these are supported by fast-acting RAM. At this price category, we have had to sacrifice SSD space and this should be the first area you look to upgrade in the future. That being said, there is still plenty of room here for your operating system and favourite games to get you going. This mid-level PC not only handles games in 1080p with ease but it looks good too!

Performance – Regardless of whether you go for AMD or Intel, you are going to get surprisingly good gaming performance from our $700 gaming PC. This PC handles 1080p gaming in max settings without a hitch and has capabilities at 1440p too (with a few tweaks). While both the AMD and Intel build paths will provide you with a decent FPS count and gaming experience in general, only the AMD build takes it a step further. The AMD CPU brings multithreading into this build, giving it excellent multitasking performance and improving your system overall. Along with its six extra virtual cores, the AMD build path also brings in a higher out of the box clock speed of  3.6GHz!

To bring you better gaming components, an area we compromised on was the SSD storage. Despite this, the 480GB SSD we recommend is more than enough to get you started and it will actually enhance your gaming too. This SSD boots the operating system much quicker than an HDD and will even give you extra FPS in some games. To improve performance and further future proof the system we have included 16GB of 3600MHz RAM, which when tested, brought an increase in the FPS count.

AMD Vs Intel – As you get closer to the budget end of the spectrum you start to see the value in AMD’s impressive 3rd-gen CPUs. Now while gaming performance is fairly similar between both the AMD and Intel build paths, your other general computing tasks like video editing and streaming are going to want the AMD CPU backing them up. Other than a faster clock speed the AMD build path also comes multithreaded, giving you greater flexibility for multitasking. It is worth noting as well with the AMD build path you are going to get better results out of the fast RAM and have a stronger PC in general.

How We Choose the PC Components

Our team has years of experience behind them building PCs for a range of needs and budgets. All this knowledge combined with hours of research, user feedback, and onsite benchmarking is what goes into choosing the best components for our builds.

We look for value for money, how the components perform together and focus on gamer’s needs to make sure our builds are the best your budget can buy.

We build all these PC’s ourselves, in house, so trust us when we say we want to make them as good as possible. We actually use all these builds ourselves day-to-day in the WePC offices.

How We Test the PC Components

We build each of our selected PC’s from scratch to make sure all the parts we recommend work well together, fit into the selected case, and provide the best performance possible for the price range.

Once built, the PC’s are used in the office for everyday work as well as a range of games from light to heavy-duty. While we test, we also run benchmarking tests to see how well our builds perform, all while keeping an eye on the temperature of the components themselves.

We know how much some of our readers enjoy overclocking their PC’s, so we made sure to test that out too. So, you can feel safe knowing that these machines can be pushed beyond their basic capabilities. But, please make sure you know how to overclock before trying to over-task your builds.

NOTE: Due to the ongoing effects of the global coronavirus pandemic, some retailers are experiencing stock issues. WePC constantly updates our pages to reflect current availability, so if the PC or part you want shows as out of stock, check back later or check out these alternatives.

The Best $700 Gaming PC Update:

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6-Core
cpu

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6-Core

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

XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition
gpu

XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition

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

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 X 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
ram

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 X 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz

16GB of reliable dual-channel DDR4 RAM.

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB
ssd

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

500GB of SSD brings the perfect mix of speed and capacity to this hybrid storage build.

SilverStone Technology 550 Watt
psu

SilverStone Technology 550 Watt

A powerful, affordable, non-modular PSU from a reliable brand.

ASRock B450M PRO4
mobo

ASRock B450M PRO4

The B450 line of motherboards offer great value, decent performance, and we feel there is no better pick for this build.

Phanteks Eclipse p350
case

Phanteks Eclipse p350

A versatile, attractive, mid-range case that ticks a lot of the right boxes.

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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 2600 6-Core

    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6-Core

The 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600 is one of AMD’s second-generation high-end desktop processors, renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. Thanks to the arrival of the recent Ryzen 5000 series, we’ve seen the price of 2nd-gen CPUs plummet. This price reduction brings excellent value to the table, helping us recommend a powerful GPU too.

It comes to the table equipped with an increased clock speed capable of 3.9GHz 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
  • XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition

    XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition

The XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition is our pick for the best gaming PC build under $700 thanks to a combination of strong performance and excellent value for money. It brushes aside the GTX 1650, with improved FPS across the board. Not to mention its ability to perform VR gaming at a decent level.

ram
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 X 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz

    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 X 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz

We’re finally at the price point where we can stop making heavy compromises and start focusing on extracting maximum performance out of the hardware we choose. That being said, we’ve opted for a Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz RAM kit for the $700 build. This should be more than enough memory to handle even the most demanding of AAA game titles. Furthermore, this is the perfect partnership for the Ryzen CPU. Corsair is an established manufacturer in the memory business and they offer some of the most reliable DDR4 memory money can buy. All-in-all, a fantastic memory solution for this monster of a PC build.

ssd
  • Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

    Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

What $700 build is complete without an SSD? That’s right, none. Our build makes use of the ever-popular Samsung 500GB SSD for its high sequential read/write speeds. We’ve gone for a trusted brand in Samsung for our SSD as it’s one of the most reputable consumer-level storage manufacturers out there. Load your Windows and primary games onto the SSD for lightning-quick load times and you won’t look back.

psu
  • SilverStone Technology 550 Watt

    SilverStone Technology 550 Watt

This affordable PSU from SilverStone comes in with excellent levels of efficiency too. If you don’t get a certified PSU you seriously run the risk of endangering the build and potentially your investment. We’ve gone for the SilverStone Technology 550 Watt option as it offers both excellent reliability and decent efficiency.

mobo
  • ASRock B450M PRO4

    ASRock B450M PRO4

We’ve paired AMD’s impressive Ryzen 5 2600 with the MSI ASRock B450M PRO4 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 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 that has the ability to utilize this feature is key. Furthermore, the B450m PRO4 Motherboard 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 p350

    Phanteks Eclipse p350

The Phanteks P350 has been custom designed to keep your system cool straight out-of-the-box and is one of the best cases we recommend for mid-range builds thanks to its great build quality and price point. The case features an aesthetically pleasing design and has adequate airflow to keep even higher-end builds relatively cool. Furthermore, with its great cooling right out the box, this case displays excellent value for money. It also gives you enough space for custom cooling and extra hardware if you choose to upgrade down the line.

Things To Consider

At this stage, you will have a good idea of whether you are going with AMD or Intel and whether or not this build suits your gaming needs. We have covered the components and what performance they are going to bring your new build but whats next? Below we have listed a few things for your consideration and without further ado, let’s get straight into them.

Budget

As mentioned, the $700 custom gaming PC sits at the lower end of our mid-level builds. An important area for your consideration is the budget, as a gamer, you need to ensure that the PC meets your requirements. This gaming PC excels at 1080p resolutions and despite what some may think, won't be smashing 4K any time soon. That being said there is going to be some 1440p ability, but for anything higher you may want to think about our $800 PC and above. It is worth noting that due to Amazon's price fluctuations, the build price can sometimes change. We do our best to ensure we keep this build as close to the budget as possible with regular updates.

Upgradability & Future-Proofing

Future upgrades are always going to be in the back of a PC builder's mind. How easily upgradeable a PC is, makes things cheaper and easier when the time finally comes. While making compromises to get this PC within budget, you leave room for future improvement. We have carefully selected components that we feel can handle future upgrades. While these components may not be the newest releases, they still offer excellent gaming performance that will last you for years. If you were to upgrade anything on this build it would be to a larger storage solution. Remember, any upgrade will enhance performance but it will bring extra costs too.

Overclocking

Overclocking your PC can give you a free increase in performance. Boosting your clock speed or overclocking RAM has been shown to give you that little extra. Both the AMD and Intel processors have room for overclocking and the other components in the build will support such tweaks. Of course, when overclocking a CPU you bring about extra heat, so consider adding in a CPU cooler to your basket to keep things chilled. This $700 gaming PC features fast RAM that is capable of running at 3600MHz. Unfortunately, RAM kits don't come at these speeds out of the box, so you will need to overclock them in the BIOS. Luckily motherboard manufacturers have made the RAM overclocking process significantly easier to do in the BIOS.

Ease of Building

First-time builders out there should always consider how difficult the PC build will be. With this in mind, we carefully selected a PC case that simplifies the whole process. The case is from a manufacturer you can trust and one that has building and cable management as a primary concern. The case does a good job of hiding cables with little fuss on your end, however, for those that wish to spend time on it, there is plenty of room to create something excellent. Both of our recommended CPUs come with stock coolers as standard. These stock coolers will handle your cooling efficiently and reliably. The stock coolers come with thermal paste pre-applied, saving you a job. That being said, we recommend you purchase a tube of aftermarket thermal paste to replace what is already on your cooler. Replacing the thermal paste will often bring better thermal performance and provide you with lower temps, plus you will need to replace it in future intervals.

Non-gaming Performance

Gaming performance on the $700 build is a given, after all, it is a gaming PC. Regardless if you chose AMD or Intel, you are going to get joy out of those game titles, but how does this PC do in other areas? This is where the AMD build path starts to shine the most and this is largely down to its multithreading capabilities. The extra threads (virtual cores) enhance this PC's ability to tackle multitasking, streaming, and video editing. It is worth noting that the RAM kit in this build goes a long way when paired with the AMD CPU, giving you a well-rounded PC for every occasion.

Aesthetics

While some gamers and enthusiasts tend not to bother themselves with aesthetics, it can be important to some. With this in mind, we wanted to include a case that features a tempered glass panel, just in case you fancied pimping the PC out. For those that would like to improve the aesthetics, this is only an RGB fan or light strip away from looking even more pleasing on the eye.

Calculating The PSU Wattage

Making sure your PSU provides the correct amount of wattage to your custom build PC is an essential part of the build process. For that reason, we've created a handy PSU calculator which will work out exactly what PSU wattage your components require - no matter how many changes you make.

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.

Prebuilt Gaming PC Under $700

For those without the experience of building a custom PC or the necessary time to do so, a prebuilt option could be the best way to go. Custom PC companies often bring the advantage of warranties and they will test your system before sending it. That being said, we always recommend you build your own but either way here’s our best-prebuilt recommendations.

So if you are one of those who would prefer to buy a prebuilt for whatever reason, here’s a list for you:

#1
iBUYPOWER Gaming PC Computer Desktop Trace 4 9310

iBUYPOWER Gaming PC Computer Desktop Trace 4 9310

The iBUYPOWER Gaming PC Computer Desktop Trace 4 9310 comes to the table boasting one of AMD's 3rd-gen CPUs, the Ryzen 5 3600. When paired with the impressive RX 5500XT, this build has all the performance power to smash 1080p gaming and more.

#2
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC GXiVR8060A8

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC GXiVR8060A8

Slightly over budget, but well worth the extra investment. This build is going to be able to run AAA game titles at 1080p with ease. Getting over 60FPS should be very achievable.

#3
Skytech Shadow Gaming Computer PC Desktop

Skytech Shadow Gaming Computer PC Desktop

Finally, we have the Skytech shadow gaming computer. This thing is excellent value for money and comes sporting an Intel i5-9400f, widely considered as one of the best value CPUs available.

Upgrade Path

The $700 PC build already has the power to deliver a 1080p gaming experience with at least 60FPS on ultra settings, however, this is a custom PC build. There’s always room to ascend to an even higher level of processing power by making a few tweaks here and there. Below are what we consider to be the absolute best upgrade options for the current $700 PC build. The upgrades have been chosen based on their performance, price, aesthetics, and overclocking ability. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the prime contenders.

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

cpu

The natural upgrade for this build is a Ryzen 5 3600X, the successor to the 2600x. It’s part of the massively impressive Ryzen 3000 range and one that showcases some of the best single-core performance we’ve seen. We feel it’s the perfect upgrade to this already stellar build and will offer a much more stable and enjoyable gaming experience if you decide to go for it.

Cooler

Seeing as though one of the main agendas 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 boasts reasonable value for money.

gpu
  1. For the GPU upgrade, we’ve decided to go for the increasingly popular Zotac RTX 2060 6GB. It’s a graphics card that will increase your FPS considerably thanks to a number of different features this card comes equipped with. The 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM helps push FPS number well above a hundred in 1080p and 1440p, respectively. Furthermore, this card has the added benefit of real-time ray tracing technology and newly enhanced AI-enhanced graphics. This in turn, makes the Zotac 2060 a brilliant option and one that will future proof your build for years to come.

Operating System & 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

  1. 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 that 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. To save on optical drives, install your OS via USB. We’ll explain how to do that later in the article. For the old-schoolers out there who are still using DVD ROM’s, here is the DVD version of windows to suit your needs.

Mouse and Keyboard

Not to sound too dramatic, but having the right gaming peripherals is literally the difference between winning and losing. Many first-time gamers may just think using any old mouse and keyboard is acceptable, but it isn’t. Below are the gaming peripherals we feel best suit a build of this budget.

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 v2

Razer Deathadder v2

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 its true potential. That’s why we recommend good quality hardware which compliments each other and our monitor selection is no different. We’ve based our selection on what resolution the PC runs and the average frame rate we expect this build to achieve across a number of different games. Let’s take a look at what’s in store.

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

Like gaming peripherals, having the right audio setup is key to gaining an advantage over your competition. Gaming is an extremely competitive industry today thanks to ever-increasing components. Sound is right up there in terms of importance and should be considered heavily before purchasing. Here are our top selections.

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 One 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.

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.

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 Our PC Building Guide

Our very own PC build guide is our 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.

Closing Thoughts

There we have it, our in-depth guide to building the best gaming PC for under $700. If you have followed this guide you can now enjoy your AAA games in high detail at 1080p. This gaming PC is more than capable of playing VR games and should provide you with some decent FPS counts. Of course, at this price compromises have to be made but if you go with the AMD build path, you are sure to get a flexible gaming rig that brings you excellent performance for the price.

The team would love to hear how you got on building your new gaming PC, did everything go to plan? Share your experiences and build pictures over at the dayaxa.community!

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154 Comments

  1. Avatar Ethan Roers says:

    does the operating system come with this?

  2. Avatar Billy Feltrop says:

    I am using iBUYPOWER Desktop Gaming PC Computer and the machine is powerful enough to run games on a 1440P monitor right now, as well as serve as an entry-level 4K gaming system.

  3. Avatar Lidia says:

    Can you recommend a Wifi card for the ASRock B450M Pro4?

  4. Avatar Tristan says:

    Hello, I am wondering because the amazon link for the Thermaltake Smart RGB 500W sends me to another one which does not look similar to the on on this website, I am wondering if is the same or if it is just out of stock and if there are any replacements

  5. Avatar Jonathan says:

    What other motherboard would you recommend? On Amazon it just sold out and I would like to know another motherboard without causing any complications! I also would like to know if I could put a 3600x instead of the one you recommended! As got GPU can I use a 960? Or do I have to get a 1080 or 1660?

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Any B450/X470/X570 will be a fine replacement for this PC build. If you plan on getting the 3600X, however, you might want to go for a mid-range board that offers a good VRM design. Maybe a budget X570 like the MSI Gaming Plus.

  6. Avatar Tony says:

    could you recommend more motherboard for this build? thanks

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Tony, we’ve changed some of the components for this build today. Have a look for hardware that is in stock!

  7. Avatar jake says:

    is there an alternate PSU as its not available

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Any bronze rated 500-600W PSU should be fine in this build.

  8. Avatar jake walton says:

    is there a compatible motherboard with a display port

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      The GPU has a DisplayPort?

  9. Avatar donald says:

    How are you supposed to figure out whether the monitor that you choose will work well with the PC you have? And could you recommend any cheaper monitors, say around $100 to $200 that will work well with this build?

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Donald, When choosing a good monitor to pair with your system, you need to consider what your system is capable of doing. This build will probably push 100FPS in AAA titles, but could squeeze 140+ FPS out of some lesser intensive esports titles. That being said, you could most certainly get away with a 144Hz monitor if you plan on playing CS:GO. Decide what you want, then make a decision on what monitor is best for you :]
      I always liked the BenQ XL2411P as an esports monitor. Currently retails at under £200

  10. Avatar Skylar says:

    Hey do you have any recommendations for a cheaper monitor? Im looking for one around $100.

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Sklar, stock isn’t great at the moment, but BenQ and Acer have some good budget monitors.

  11. Avatar Skylar says:

    Hey, so right now as im writing this the case that is recommended is out of stock on amazon. Are there any other cases you would recommend. Im not going for aesthetics just practicality.

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Skylar, Check the build, we have updated it since your post!

  12. Avatar Sara says:

    Hi!
    I have multiple questions:
    1. Does the TP-Link Wifi-n PCIe Archer T4E fit?
    2. I have issues ordering stuff from amazon, i’ll therefore order from another website. Is it certain that a bios version that is installed will work for the ryzen 5 3600? Does it even differ? I am worried that the seller I chose has bought them before the new versions were installed.
    3. Instead of the XFX Radeeon RX590 I have the Powercolor Radeon Rx 590 Red Dragon. Are there any issues with that? Do I need a different power supply?
    4. Would the be quiet! System Power B9 600W or the Corsair CX550 v2 550W work?
    Thanks so much for this post and your help!

  13. Avatar Steve says:

    What would be some other case options, looking for one with great airflow that doesn’t get dusty easily/ easily cleaned (that fits this exact build).

    1. Shaun Conroy Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Steve, The NZXT H510 ticks all of these boxes, it is a great case for an affordable price. You can read our review here – http://dayaxa.com/reviews/nzxt-h510-review/

  14. Avatar Lea says:

    Hi, the power supply isn’t available in my country. Is there a good alternative?

    1. Shaun Conroy Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi lea, a similar watt PSU from EVGA or Seasonic would also be a great option as these are both very reputable and reliable brands.

      1. Avatar Eric says:

        Would this power supply work for this build?
        EVGA 600W 80 Plus Certified 100-W1-0600-K1 Power Supply, 600W

        1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

          Hi Eric, that’ll be fine in this build.

  15. Avatar Lea says:

    Hi!
    I was wondering about the ryzen 5 3600 compatibility with the motherboard. When I chose these two items on pcpartpicker.com I get this message: Some AMD B450 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Matisse CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.
    Since this is my first build I want to avoid having to update it. Will I have an issue?

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      The B450 Max motherboard in this build has been selected specifically for that reason. It does not require a BIOS update, as it is already compatible with Ryzen 3000 out the box.

  16. Avatar darie Mitulescu says:

    Hey, im looking at this build and looks amazing. I was wondering how much Fps would it get on minecraft on 1080p?

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Darie, Minecraft is not a very demanding game. This Pc would easily exceed 100FPS in 1080p!

  17. Avatar Dan says:

    Can this PC build play any game or are there certain games which will not work with this pc build?

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Most games will run on this PC if you tweak them graphically. If you want to play everything on high in 1440p, you’ll likely struggle with some titles.

  18. Avatar Jonathan Bornemann says:

    Hi there,
    I am brand new to PC building and I am looking into building one around summer time. I play COD Modern Warfare, Rocket League, Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, Sea Of Theives, Minecraft, and League of Legends. As well as Civilization 6. Would this build be able to handle all of those games at high settings? As far as graphics, FPS, and the other specs? I also do some very minor work with video editing with GoPro footage. Would this be able to handle that as well?

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Jonathan, You’ll be fine running those games in high settings. In COD – one of the most demanding in your list – you’ll be looking at around 80-120FPS in high settings. Everything else should be fine as well, including the video editing, thanks to the multi-threaded 3600 CPU from Ryzen!

  19. Avatar Robin says:

    Hi, I am thinking of making the current build (jan 2020) and want to add the Asus Wifi adapter PCI-e slot. My question is if this fits in the current build with the MSI B450 and the Radeon RX590 and how I could find this out before buying?
    (had some bad experience before where it could just fit and the graphics card blocked the other slot)

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Robin, Great question. The RX590 will cover up 1 of the additional PCi-e slots. The second (lower) PCI-e slot will be available for the adapter.
      I just checked in the office. It’s a little tight but fits OK.

  20. Avatar Aaron says:

    I ordered the B450m Pro M2 V2
    as opposed to the B450m Pro M2 Max, accidentally, is there a big enough difference to warrant cancelling the order?

    1. Shaun Conroy Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Aaron, thanks for the comment. Did you buy the 2600X CPU with your build? If you did then there is no need to worry. However, if you plan on upgrading to a 3rd-gen AMD CPU in the future or you have one in your basket, go for the max version, as there have been some BIOS issues.

  21. Avatar monty says:

    could I use a 1660 ti for this build instead of the rx590

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      A 1660Ti would work fine.

  22. Avatar Vince says:

    I just built this last night and everything about this guide is awesome, except for one thing which is the WIFI adapter that’s recommended. It does not fit in its slot in the MOBO anymore with the Sapphire Radeon being too big and kind of taking up the room for the adapter plug in.

  23. Avatar Samuel Richard Hittepole says:

    Hi im new to building PC and iv’e seen on in some videos that you need 8 major parts to build a PC but this list only shows 7 am i missing something?

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      You might be referring to a CPU cooler. The Ryzen CPU’s come with their own CPU cooler which work very efficiently.

  24. Avatar Tristan B. says:

    Hi im very new to PC’s and i was wondering what Hz the PC runs at? also i was wondering i have a little extra money and i was wondering what i can upgrade to make the PC run faster?

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Tristan, You’re going to have to be a little bit more specific when you ask about Hz. If you’re referring to the CPU clock speed, then it runs at 3.6GHz but has a maximum turbo boost of 4.2GHz.
      Depending on how much money you have leftover, the best way to increase the performance of this build would be with a better GPU. I would recommend a 1660Ti or something similar.

  25. Avatar Justo says:

    Does the CPU or cooler come with thermal paste?

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Justo,
      Yes, the cooler comes with thermal paste already attached.

  26. Avatar Justo says:

    Is the case in this build compatible with Micro ATX Motherboards?

    1. Shaun Conroy Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Justo, thanks for the comment. Yes, this case supports Micro ATX mobos.

  27. Avatar Bret Parsons says:

    why would you drop 8gb to 6gb for video as an upgrade

    1. Shaun Conroy Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Bret, thanks for the comment.

      GPU memory isn’t always as important as you may think. In this case, you see the upgrade is an RTX card. This upgrade will give you better overall performance across all gaming titles and it comes with the new ray-tracing technology.

      You could go for an RTX 2070, which is 8gb but do note this comes with a steep price hike.

      The MSI RTX 2070 – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J4VJX6/?tag=wepcus-20 would be my recommendation if you would prefer an 8gb upgrade option.

  28. Avatar Carter .M. says:

    Why did you choose a micro-ATX MOBO if you have a mid tower ATX case? Do you have any photos of the build?

    1. Shaun Conroy Shaun Conroy says:

      We don’t have any photography yet but videos and images are coming soon. I personally built this in the office and while ATX generally looks better, these components work well as a budget build.

  29. Avatar Carter M says:

    Why are you using a mATX MOBO with a mid tower ATX case? Are there more pictures of this build?

    1. Shaun Conroy Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Carter, thanks for the comment. This is down to budget and won’t negatively affect this build in any way. If you feel you want to upgrade your motherboard at a later stage you then have the room to do so with this case.

  30. Avatar Steven Nouel says:

    Thank you for such wonderful post. Love the details – I bought this exact build and it’s my first build ever with some upgrades. Only situation I’m having with this build is, I added the suggested Wifi adapter Asus PCE-AC56 and due to how big the Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 590 is it does not fit on the motherboard together. I tried with both the MSI ProSeries B450M PRO-VDH Plus M-ATX Motherboard suggested and also with the GIGABYTE B450 AORUS M and no luck. If someone is going to attempt the build + Wifi adapter, beware.

    1. Shaun Conroy Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Steven, glad to hear you have gone and built this! That is rather frustrating but the Nitro is one big card! This is going to be amended shortly once an appropriately priced replacement is found. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

      1. Avatar Brian Graves says:

        Yeah, exact same happened for me. I just waited over 20 days for the wifi adapter to send after being on backorder, so to get it and it not fit my motherboard was very frustrating. If you have a suggestion for a nice usb adapter let me know!

        1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

          Hi Brian,
          We hope this hasn’t caused too much inconvenience. Have you ever thought about going down the Wireless USB adapter route? They work well and obviously don’t require a PCI-e slot. Here’s one we would recommend.
          http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P5PRK7J/?tag=wepcus-20

  31. Avatar Voltz says:

    I was wondering if this motherboard supported WiFi because I couldn’t find it online and thought that you guys would know.

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      unfortunately, Voltz, it does not. If you want us to find a suitable replacement with WIFI then we can certainly look into that for you. Please let us know.

  32. Avatar brunkel ashen says:

    your “Best Gaming PC Build Under $700 of 2019 (Ultra 1080p)” actually costs $799.99 on Amazon according to the link YOU provide… just saying.

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Prices fluctuate regularly on Amazon. I will have a look at the build this morning and see if we can squeeze any more value out of it.

  33. Avatar Mark says:

    Would it be better to upgrade my current build or sell it and build a new one

    1. Shaun Conroy Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Mark, your current setup struggles to get good FPS with games I imagine? Most of your current build is dated so I would personally go for an entirely new build and maybe keep your case if its a good one. You can also keep hold of your storage and wifi adapter for the new build.

  34. Avatar Mark says:

    One other thing, I checked the price on Amazon and it comes out too 759 dollars.

    I want to build a computer that I could record games and play games on good graphics without having to lag.

    I currently have the iBUYPOWER AM720FX Gaming Desktop – AMD FX-4300 Quad Core 3.8GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 24X DVD, NVIDIA GT 730 2GB, Wi-Fi USB Adapter, Windows 10 Home 64-

    It’s rough, what do you suggest for me?

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Mark, are you asking how to upgrade your current build?
      With the build, the prices fluctuate on a daily basis, keep checking the price to get the lowest price.

  35. Avatar Mark says:

    Hey, I wanted to ask if the 700 dollar computer needs glue?

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

      Needs Glue? elaborate please, Mark.

      1. Avatar Mark says:

        Like, if I buy this computer or the 800 dollar one. Will I have to buy anything else to build it?

        I was watching the building video and he was using some glue or something, idrk.

        1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

          Hi Mark,
          Ah I see. I think by Glue, you mean the thermal paste on the CPU?
          With this particular CPU, no thermal paste is required. The CPU fan has a layer on it already. So be careful when unboxing it.

  36. Avatar Nathan says:

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

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

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

  37. Avatar Matt Sublette says:

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

    1. Shaun Conroy Shaun Conroy says:

      It certainly will Matt!

  38. Avatar 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 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.
      http://dayaxa.com/reviews/thermaltake-versa-h15-case-review/

  39. Avatar 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 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?

  40. Avatar 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 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.

  41. Avatar 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 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.

  42. Avatar No nameeee says:

    What case i could that has 3 usb slots

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

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

  43. Avatar Mac says:

    what other cases can you use for this build?

    1. Charlie Noon 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

  44. Avatar 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 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.

  45. Avatar 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 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.

  46. Avatar Michael M. says:

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

    1. Charlie Noon 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!

  47. Avatar 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 Charlie Noon says:

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

  48. Avatar Jaylon says:

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

    1. Charlie Noon 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

  49. Avatar Jaylon says:

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

    1. Charlie Noon Charlie Noon says:

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

  50. Avatar Jaylon says:

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

    1. Charlie Noon 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.

  51. Avatar 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 Charlie Noon says:

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

  52. Avatar 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 Charlie Noon says:

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

  53. Avatar Iwan says:

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

    1. Charlie Noon 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 :]

  54. Avatar 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 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%.

  55. Avatar 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 Shaun Conroy says:

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

  56. Avatar 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 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!

  57. Avatar 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. Avatar 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?

  58. Avatar corey says:

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

    1. Shaun Conroy 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.

  59. Avatar 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 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.

  60. Avatar 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 Shaun Conroy says:

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

  61. Avatar Pia says:

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

    1. Avatar 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 Charlie Noon says:

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

  62. Avatar 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 Charlie Noon says:

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

  63. Avatar 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. Avatar 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 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 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.

  64. Avatar 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. Avatar 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 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.

  65. Avatar 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. Avatar Juzel Albert Padilla says:

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

  66. Avatar anne says:

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

    1. Avatar 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 🙂

  67. Avatar 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 http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B01BIWK9OK/ref=psdcmw_677244011_t3_B01BIWLFGQ#

    1. Avatar 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 🙂

  68. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar maclean says:

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

        1. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar Mac says:

        what other cases can you use for this build?

  69. Avatar maclean says:

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

    1. Avatar Juzel Albert Padilla says:

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

  70. Avatar luis says:

    What can i upgrade to stream bettert

    1. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar 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

  71. Avatar 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 Charlie Noon says:

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

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