The Best Gaming PC Under $300 In 2023

$300 gaming pc
Quick Reminder
The total cost of our gaming builds generally doesn’t exceed the target budget. We always pay attention to the final cost and each of our builds strictly remains under a particular budget most of the time

If you are looking to build a gaming PC that costs less than $300 but can play your favorite games smoothly, you are at the right place. We understand that not everyone has several hundred or thousands of dollars to invest in a gaming PC. This does not mean you can not enjoy your gaming hobby if you don’t have that amount of money.

In 2023, we have countless options for each component for different budgets and the technology evolution is not stopping here. Fortunately, we can build a gaming PC for as low as $300 that can play most of the latest titles at 720p to 1080p resolutions. However, everything depends on what game and settings you are aiming for. We won’t promise you something that is currently impossible which is playing AAA titles on high to ultra settings.

Therefore, keep in mind that this $300 gaming PC is for those who want to play less graphically intensive titles, especially the esports games like Fortnite, CSGO, Valorant, etc. With time we update this guide in order to serve you the best gaming PC for the money and we are here to assist you in the best way possible.

Is $300 Good For A Gaming PC?

A $300 gaming PC in 2023 will play a lot of games but modern titles won’t run as smoothly as the older titles. The fact that video games are evolving at a fast pace too, makes it more difficult to run newer graphical-intensive titles on a budget PC. However, a $300 PC build can still run these games with low to medium settings on resolutions ranging from 720p to 1080p.

I recommend that you should build this PC to play casual games, older titles, and esports games that don’t require a lot of horsepower from the CPU and GPU. Playing these three categories of games is totally possible at 1080p resolution with low to medium settings. Framerates will vary from game to game and on the settings you choose for those games.

It is important that you understand what components you can get for under $300 right now and what we recommend.

For a budget of $300, you have limited options for the CPU. You can either get one that costs less than $100 or I recommend going with an APU that features both CPU and GPU inbuilt. This way you can cut the cost down by not getting a discrete GPU. A four-core processor is recommended for this PC and we have some good options from both Intel and AMD.
It’s best to get a motherboard that costs the least as possible but provides all the necessary ports and slots for installing your components. I generally recommend going with a Micro-ATX board with a locked chipset to avoid a cost increase.
The least system RAM to go with is 4GB DDR4. 8GB is better and sufficient for gaming purposes. In case, the cost is way over the $300 mark, I suggest settling with 4GB RAM.
Graphics Card
There are very fewer graphics cards you can buy for a $300 build as most sub $100 GPUs don’t provide good enough gaming performance and increase the overall cost to much more than $300. If both the processor and GPU are good enough to play games on low to medium settings and cost less than $180 together, I recommend going with a discrete GPU rather than the APU.
Storage Drive
Storage capacity starts from 120GB and it is recommended to go with at least 250GB of storage. Going above 250GB will increase the cost significantly. Also, an SSD is way better than going with a traditional hard drive.
Power Supply
At this price, it is very difficult to get a premium power supply. However, a reliable power supply is a must with at least 350W of wattage capacity. The higher, the better. Also, the PSU should come with at least one or two 6-pin power connectors to power a discrete GPU.
As we are most likely going to use a micro-ATX motherboard, it is logical to get a micro-ATX tower that is cheap but spacious enough for installing the components and for upgrades in the future. We are not going to prioritize good aesthetics over functionality.

Parts List For $300 Gaming PC

Processor and GPU

AMD Ryzen 5 4600G and Vega 7
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G and Vega 7
Cores/Threads- 6/12
Clock- 3.7/4.2GHz
TDP- 45W-65W
Overclocking- Yes

For this build, we will be using an APU called AMD Ryzen 4600G. It’s a powerful budget APU with 6 cores and 12 threads clocked at 3.7GHz/4.2GHz. As using a dedicated GPU with a CPU will increase the expense much higher than $300, I am suggesting going with an APU if you are really tight on the budget. This APU brings the right amount of cores for the latest titles and is sufficient for CPU-intensive tasks as well.

Generally, you could only get up to 4 cores for a $300 build but right now as most Ryzen APUs are cheaper than ever, it is wiser to go with a faster choice that only performs well in games but also gives you more cores/threads.

This CPU is overclockable and therefore, you can squeeze out more performance for absolutely free if you do some overclocking. The iGPU on Ryzen 4600G is  Vega 7 which features 7 graphics cores and a frequency of 1900MHz. It is easily good enough to play a lot of games at 1080p resolution on medium settings with 35-50 fps. Note that not every game will run like this at 1080p and some will be better off on low settings. You can check out the video below to see how it will perform in different games.


Patriot Viper Steel 8GB DDR4
Patriot Viper Steel 8GB DDR4
RAM size- 8GB
Type- DDR4
Clock- 3200MHz
CL Timings- 16-18-18-36

Fortunately, we can use 8GB of DDR4 RAM as currently, RAM prices are lower as DDR5 is struggling to become mainstream. With 8GB RAM, you won’t see any major dips in games as there won’t be any bottlenecking due to sufficient RAM. The Patriot Viper Steel RAM is a single 8GB memory module clocked at 3200MHz. This is a good speed for AMD Athlon’s iGPU in particular and has tight latency timings.


ASRock A320M/ac
ASRock A320M/ac
Chipset- A320
RAM support- 64GB, 3200MHz
Storage- 4x SATA
PCI-E slots- 1x PCI-E x1, 1x PCI-E x16

For the motherboard, we need something that is cheap and gives us all the necessary ports/slots for our components. As Ryzen 4600G is now officially supported on the A320 chipset motherboards, it will save us a good amount of cash.

We are going to use the ASRock A320M/ac as it is cheaper than other boards while bringing onboard Wifi that is hard to find on a sub $100 motherboard. This is a Micro-ATX board that features dual DIMM slots that support up to 64GB of RAM clocked at 3200MHz and for expansion cards, it gives you a single PCI-E x16 slot and a single PCI-E x1 slot for wifi/sound card.

The board has 4x SATA slots for adding up to four SATA drives and features the entry-level A320 chipset that won’t allow overclocking of your CPU. This might seem a CON as Ryzen 4600G is an overclockable chip but we will need at least a B450 or B550 chipset motherboard if we want to overclock this CPU and the motherboard will cost nearly $100. Therefore, the A320 chipset is fine for now.


PNY CS900 250GB
PNY CS900 250GB
Brand- PNY
Capacity- 250GB
Interface- SATA
Read/Write- 535/500MB/s

I chose the PNY CS900 SSD for the storage which gives you 250GB of space to store your OS and games. It is not a lot for having everything on your drive but decent for starting off. With this SATA SSD, you will get a good Read/Write speed of around 500MB/s which is much faster than a traditional hard drive and at the same time, costs less than 30 bucks which makes it a good choice for this build.

Power Supply

Thermaltake Smart 430W
Thermaltake Smart 430W
Wattage- 430W
Power Efficiency- 80+ White
PCI-E- 2x 6+2 Pin
Warranty- 5 years

Thermaltake produces some of the best budget PSUs and I chose the Smart 430W which is available for less than $30. It is an 80 Plus rated power supply that gives you more than 80% of power efficiency on Typical loads. With 430 Watts, you can not only power every component on the list but also add more components in the future.

It comes with dual 6+2 pin power cables for graphics cards which makes upgrading to a discrete GPU easier and you can add any budget to a mid-end GPU without any need for changing the power supply. Thermaltake is providing a 5-year warranty on this PSU and this particular unit has received several thousands of positive reviews for its good performance.


Thermaltake Versa H17
Thermaltake Versa H17
Type- Micro-ATX
Dimensions- 398 x 205 x 438mm
Weight- 4.5Kg
Material- SPCC

Finding a cheap but good case is very difficult. However, I recently stumbled upon the QS180 case from Aerocool that is going to minimize the total cost of your build while giving full support to your components. Although it does not feature a very high-quality build and boasts an old design, it is still reliable and fits into our budget easily.

It can support both Micro and Mini ITX motherboards and has good GPU clearance of up to 320mm and supports CPU coolers up to 150mm in height. It has a lot of drive bays for installing hard drives/SSDs and a 5.25″ optical drive bay as well. It is a lightweight chassis that is easier to carry around and comes with a pre-installed 80mm fan at the rear.

Again, it’s not the best but nothing could be better as it costs only 30 dollars.





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Is $300 Gaming PC Upgradable?

Definitely. From CPU to Case, you can change whatever component you like but you should always do it in a way that doesn’t make it look like a $1500 iPhone with a $20 back cover. Keep in mind that whatever upgrade you do in the future, adding another 1TB SSD storage is a must before everything. As for other parts, we used the Ryzen 4600G for both CPU and GPU, and therefore, the very first upgrade should be your GPU. I don’t recommend going with another APU in the future as that will hardly have any significant impact on gaming performance.

The Ryzen 4600G is a decent budget APU and I recommend going with a CPU-GPU combo that multiplies the fps you are currently getting with the 4600G. In order to do that, you at least need a GPU that costs $150 or above. At this price, you can have the GTX 1650, RX 6400, or 6500 XT. All of them are good for high settings at 1080p.

Therefore, if you are looking to max out games at 1080p resolution with 60+ fps, I recommend going with something like an RTX 3050, RTX 3060, RX 6600 XT, or any other better GPU. Your RAM or storage won’t affect the performance of your CPU-GPU combo and the good thing is that you won’t be needing any PSU change as the TT Smart 430W PSU has dual 6+2 pin PCI-E connectors to power graphics cards.

That said, the next better upgrade is your RAM. Simply adding a 16GB memory module will do wonders. With that size of RAM, you can open multiple tabs in the background while you do some game or other office-related work. These days, 16GB has become the norm as startup applications and chrome browser eats up a lot of gigs.

Finally, if you feel the urge to overclock and add NVME SSDs, more RAM, etc., upgrade your motherboard to at least a B450 or a B550 chipset motherboard(Micro-ATX form factor). This will give you more PCI-E lanes for accessing more bandwidth for the expansion slots and you will have multiple USB ports for connecting the peripherals at the same time. The best part, however, is the VRM. Getting a board with a powerful VRM cooled by big heatsinks will let you overclock your CPU without worrying about thermal throttling and you can squeeze out more performance absolutely free of cost.

Best PreBuilt PCs Under $300

We understand that not everyone possesses the skills and knowledge to build a PC by themselves. Here, we always recommend learning how to put a computer together but if you are in a hurry or don’t want to mess up with anything, then PreBuilt systems are the way to go.

With $300 cash in hand, you cannot expect better parts than you can buy through a manual search, and hence, inferior performance is obvious. Currently, there are very few PreBuilt Gaming PCs under $300 that are worth buying and these are available for around $300-$350 most of the time.

Shinobee Athlon 3000G Gaming PC
Shinobee Athlon 3000G Gaming PC
AMD Athlon X4 950
Radeon RX 550 2GB
Wifi and Windows 11 Prof

The Shinobee AMD Quad Gaming Computer is a decent PreBuilt choice for $300 as it features a decent entry-level GPU from AMD. While the processor is not the best, the RX 550 is what you need to play your games.

The Radeon RX 550 features 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM and can play most games at 720p to 1080p resolutions with low to medium settings. You should get at least 30+fps in most titles but esports games will perform better.

The RAM used here is 16GB DDR4 which is rare to find on such a cheap PC and you also get good storage of 512GB HDD that will have enough space for a couple of big games.

It also comes with Wifi and Windows 10 Professional pre-installed to start off right away which is impossible to get on a custom $300 gaming build due to cost issues. The case used is a mid-tower which is spacious for further upgrades and the company is giving 2 years warranty on parts and labor.

Shinobee Athlon 3000G Gaming PC
Shinobee Athlon 3000G Gaming PC
AMD Athlon X4 950
Geforce GT 1030 2GB
Wifi and Windows 11 Prof

For almost the same price, you can also buy the Nvidia edition of the Shinobee AMD Quad gaming PC that features all the specs as the previous one except for the GPU. Here the GPU used is the Geforce GT 1030 which is kinda equivalent to the RX 550 2GB edition.

All the specs remain the same and therefore, you won’t go wrong if you go with any of these.

Final Words

If you feel restricted spending over $300, then the Shinobee PreBuilt system will be Ok for now but spending another $50 is really worth the price as you will get a Ryzen 4600G with the custom gaming PC. That is not only faster in gaming but will avoid the headache of upgrading your CPU in the future as well.

With some good savings, you can add a decent gaming GPU to max out games at 1080p which will make your gaming PC future-proof for a couple of years.

If you need any advice or suggestions regarding the selection of parts or building your own PC, feel free to use the comments box below and we will try to assist you in an as short time as possible.


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  1. Hey sarfraz I’m wondering if you can build me a pc between 300 to 500 use that can run Eve online and a few other games nothing to graphics hungry I want a quad core cpu at least 8 gigs of ram or more and a nice air cooled case that’s pretty silent. I would only need it to run 3 or more eve clients at once up to 4 to 6 max thanks and let me know what you can do thanks

  2. Does this case come with leds

  3. Also what bit of Windows should I get on this occasion..

  4. Can this run the division

  5. Does this support wifi

  6. Would this system run Bethesda games with mods? Like Fo4,Skyrim, FNV?

  7. Thank you so much for this build! Really, thanks!

    I made some changes in it. I’m building two pcs, same specs.

    Ram: Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB (1×8)
    For the graphic cards i bought: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 750Ti and Gigabyte AMD R7 360
    Power supply: EVGA 600B Bronze and EVGA 500 W1, 80+

    are they ok?

    i am thinking to use the 600w with the gtx 750ti and the 500w with r7 360,
    what would you recommend ?

    Thanks again for taking your time to helping us!

    • You dont need 600 watts. 500 watts is more than enough for both cards.

      • haha i already bought it!


        The items that i changed are ok? i wanna know if i will have the same efficiency with those cards, I couldn’t buy the Gtx 950

        • There won’t be a huge difference in power efficiency but yeah it’s good. Let me know how both rigs performed.

        • Sabrina Carballo August 21, 2016 at 10:34 pm


          Yes sure, my items are going to arrive next week and i will be back!

          Have a good day

        • Hi again! The first one is ready to use! I have a cooler master evo 212 in way, i’m going to overclock the cpu at 4.5ghz if i can. Right now its overclocked to 3.9ghz with stock cooler and it’s great!!!

          I bought a corsair air series af120 led too. It doesn’t make any sound and it looks very cool with the blue led.

          I’m so happy with the result, thank you so much!
          In a few day i’m gonna test the pc with some games, i tested it with league of legends and world of warcraft… 150-200fps in ultra!! Amazing!

  8. Hey there Sarfraz! I was just scrolling through the comments and I just wanted to say you are the only person I’ve seen who actually responds to the people in the thread! I have no question just to say thanks for helping people who need help with their PC 😀

  9. First Question: Will this build be able to stream Overwatch and League of legends to
    Second Question: What monitor do you recommend for streaming these games to twitch (under $100)
    Third Question: Will this pc be able to be upgraded with this case?

    • For streaming you need an i5 processor. Well you can still try your luck.
      For more monitor under $100 check this out Asus VS228H-P.
      This pc can be definitely upgraded with this case. The most important thing is graphics card’s length. It has plenty of space for any graphics card.

  10. Would this build be able to run Dota 2 at 1080p Ultra without ever dropping below 60fps? 😀

  11. How do I get wifi on this without a Ethernet cable?

  12. This is my first time buying, and building, a pc and I have some questions, first off could this computer run games like Fallout 4 and Call Of Duty at all? Next is if it can’t run those games what would I need to do to be able to play those games? Last I think I would need about 500GB for storage so what would you recommend for that and how much do they usually cost

    • This can run all those games on medium to high settings. For storage buy 1tb of hard drive cause it’s not much expensive than the 500gb one. The prices of these can be known by check price link.

    • This can run all those games on medium to high settings. For storage buy 1tb of hard drive cause it’s not much expensive than the 500gb one. The prices of these can be known by check price link.

  13. How would I go on about getting a copy of windows? Can Windows 7 Home Premium be copied?

  14. Will this build run dark souls 3 at 60 frames or more on a 1366 x 763 – 1600 x 900 monitor?

  15. Q1: will this be able to stream games like league of legends?
    Q2: how do I get Windows 10 installed on this
    Q3: can this run dual monitors for streaming?

    • 1. Yes
      2. You have to buy windows(recommended) or if you don’t have the budget then you can use a usb drive and get a copy from your friends.
      3. Nope. For streaming it can only do the job for one monitor.

      • So this build won’t be able to run dual monitors at all?

        And if it can’t what do I change to make it possible

      • So this build won’t be able to run dual monitors at all?

        And if it can’t what do I change to make it possible

        • It can surely power two monitors but streaming is a no no. You have to research a little about how you can stream on two monitors. Linustechtips community may help you as I am not in this at all and can’t recommend you anything which is out of my knowledge.

        • It can surely power two monitors but streaming is a no no. You have to research a little about how you can stream on two monitors. Linustechtips community may help you as I am not in this at all and can’t recommend you anything which is out of my knowledge.

        • Just want to clarify, so I will be able to stream league of legends on twitch but just with one monitor?

          Also can your $400 PC build stream league of legends with 2 monitors?

        • Like I said you have to ask the linus community. I don’t have knowledge about it. If I had, I would loved to help you. But for one monitor this build can definitely do that.

        • Like I said you have to ask the linus community. I don’t have knowledge about it. If I had, I would loved to help you. But for one monitor this build can definitely do that.

  16. This is my first PC build and i was wondering if I could save a little money on a graphics card so would this one work well?

    Thank you in advance.

  17. you dont need an optical drive? the cpu comes with thermal paste? you still have to buy an operating system right?

    • Optical drive isnt necessary. I myself never use it. All things can be done by usb drive.

      The cpu heatsink comes with thermal paste pre-applied and you can get windows installed from usb. As this is cheap build I didnt mentioned an original windows unlike my high end builds. You can easily manage it.

  18. I just bought the computer i am just doubling thinking … can this run gta 5?

  19. I just bought the computer i am just doubling thinking … can this run gta 5?

  20. so this list is all you need for complete pc?

  21. so this list is all you need for complete pc?

  22. Goodday,

    I had a question about the graphics card. Would it also work if i use the AMD r7 370 or Geforce GTX 750 ti? If yes, which one would recommend between those two? I want to play H1z1, gta5, Rust, Fallout 4. Can i run those games on atleast medium settings 50+fps with this build?

    Thanks in advance!!

  23. If i wanted to upgrade the processor later on could i put a i7 in?

  24. i have one other question. i know what overclocking is but how do you do it?

  25. I This going to be my first pc build. My budget is around 300-400 dollars. I normally play on console so i don’t know a lot about pc but i know a little. I have a couple questions about this build. Q1: I think that 4 gb of ram is a little too low so can i put 2 4 gigs in instead? Q2: If there is do you know any cases that are cheeper? Q3: will this setup be able to handle 100 fps on cs go at full setings 1080p? If not how much? Oh and does any of these parts include wires to put it together?

    • 1. Yes, you have have enough budget then go for 8gb of ram.
      2. This case is super cheap and I don’t think you should buy more cheaper one.
      3. If you want 100 fps at 1080p on almost max settings, this can do that but some settings like anti-aliasing must be at 4xMsaa MAX. Otherwise, you can get 100-150 fps at 1080p.

  26. what about a disk player for downloading windows 7??

  27. Thanks for the build. It worked really great. Thanks for it:D

  28. Does it come with a windows ten or windows 7.

  29. does this include the monitor? if not, then where can i get a good monitor? or supplies to make one…

    • No. This is only the System. You have to buy one monitor separately. You can get one from if you live in USA or from an ecommerce store in your country if it’s not USA. I will be writing a guide on buying a good monitor in one week or two. Subscribe for the email letter if you want not to miss that one.

  30. what is a good monitor unders 50$ that you would reccomend

  31. Could it play overwatch and new games like that

  32. Hello I was wondering If this pc can run black ops 2, g-mod, csgo, and cod4 at low setting at 60 framesno problwm.

  33. is there a video tutorial to put this together?

  34. Would this run GW2 at high? fps?

    • You mean Guild wars 2 or Plants vs Zombies GW2? Well it doesn’t matter. You will be able to play them with 60+ fps.

      • Haha thanks man. Ionno I’ve seen that even though the graphics aren’t that great in the game, its not that well optimized or something. I’ve seen posts with people saying they are lagging with far better rigs that this but I dunno man, too many variables.

  35. would this work with the build WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive – 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch – WD5000AAKX and can this build run the game ark survival evolved

  36. I bought all these parts and instead of the 320GB I got a 1TB. I’ve been wanting to perform my first build for a while now and I had fun as all the parts were just coming together. It is awesome! Skyrim is beautiful and on high settings. This post made the budget build feel so easy. Thanks!

    • I am glad that you are happy with this build 🙂

      • Hi, so I’ve ran into some problems. My frame-rate or performance really slowed down on me only when I start my games and I can’t figure it out. I have the latest working drivers installed and was told to run task manager but nothing seems to show a problem. I’m really confused and if you suggest a solution I’d appreciate it.

        • Can you be more specific? I need more details on this.

        • Most of my games will drop frames significantly. One of them is Red Orchestra 2, which will give me about 10-20 fps on recommended settings and places it on medium 720p, but Bad company 2 works fine and can run on high 60 fps 1080p. Bad company 2 seems to be the only one that runs well. I don’t know what else to say besides I have bad frames. Do you recommend just resetting the graphics card?

          I bought everything new.

        • When did the problem started and did you installed any new driver for graphics card?

          I cant really tell whats the problem but just try to reinstall the graphics card driver again.

        • A couple days ago. I installed the new drivers to see if that was the problem, but little improvement. I’ll just reinstall then…

  37. Do you believe this could run some of the newer games on the market such as Dead by Daylight on low settings? Could it run on mid to high on older(ish) games such as The Forest? Thanks!

  38. can this run gta 5?

  39. do you know the fps for minecraft? average?

  40. Can this computer run fast-paced games like Overwatch?

  41. i have never built a pc, will this be too complex for me or is there a source online that you’d reccomend to assist me?

  42. will this run battlefield 4 at 40fps and over

  43. Do you think this will be able to run Battlefield 1?

  44. I ordered this exact build, just waiting on my Hard drive now. This will be my first build ever and I have a few questions. Which cd/DVD drive you prefer to add and can I do so with this set up? Do I have to change anything?

  45. Can it run gta v

  46. Can it run gta v

  47. Thanks for the build

    • if you simply copy and paste the OS to USB, it will not work, just download Rufus USB tool and make your USB Bootable via that program and when you connect your USB after this process and PC doesn’t boots from USB then you can set the boot priority of the USB to top in BIOS.

    • Well it’s too easy. You have to plug it in the system, then follow the instructions of making partitions and selecting language etc.

  48. does this work with this?
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

  49. what is another ram that is compatible with this build?

  50. what is another ram that is compatible with this build?

  51. can this run arma 3

  52. Thanks for sharing this build, what OS would you recommend with it?

  53. is this good with minecraft while recording?

  54. Can I play cs-go on the beginniner pic

  55. Hey, just wondering Would this build work better/just as good if i switched out the AMD graphics cards for a Nvidia 750ti or ti750? i forget what its called 😛 i cant stand AMD so i was wondering

  56. Hey man. Great build! i ran all of the parts through Gamedebate and it ran everything i wanted to play maxed out! I only have one question i did not see here.. Can i get 2 4gb stick of ram without having to swap anything else out? 4gb will be a little low for me. Will it work?

    • Yes of course. You can use another stick.

      • Awesome! And one last question, i cant seem to find what bit i can load onto the system via USB. Is it 32 or 64? What would work best?

        • You can load both in an USB. but use a 64 bit windows as 32 bit only uses around 3.52gb of total memory. So may your ram be 8gb or 64gb, your windows will only allow you to use 3.52gb.

        • Hello again! So i am looking for an answer to 2 more questions. Can i buy a second stick of ram and pop it in without changing anything else? Also, how would i go about Overclocking this system? i want 4.2ghz. Will i need extra fans or anything?

        • Yes you can use another ram stick without any problem. For overclocking it above 4.0Ghz you need a custom aftermarket cooler like cooler master hyper 212 evo. That will allow you to use your cpu to full potential.

        • Could i push it to 4.2 without the cooler? The 20th anniversary edition comes with a good fan and the case you recommended comes with 2 large fans and side vents right?

        • Yes. Many people are able to push it to 4.2Ghz with a stock cooler.

  57. I am going to be playing Ark Survival Evolved,From the Deep,and KSP.Will this build run these at 30fps?

  58. Mr. Khan I was looking into your $500 gaming computer build and comparing it to my old rig.
    Would you suggest I only upgrade the graphics card and motherboard?
    I play League of Legends/WoW/Farcry/GTA V but my computer is struggling.

    My rig:

    Thanks for your time Sir.

  59. Reply
    Ander Yoseba Otaola Aponte May 14, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    I’m looking to play total war: warhammer fantasy, xcom2, fallout 4, and civilization 6 when it’s out

    I also like world of tanks

    would a build like this suffice to run those games efficiently and smoothly?

    • If you want to play all these games smoothly, then I recommend going with $500 pc build. Although this build is also sufficient for smooth experience but you have to play on medium settings at 1080p.

      • Reply
        Ander Yoseba Otaola Aponte May 14, 2016 at 6:14 pm

        Thanks for quick response
        Which ones will the $300 build have a tough time with?

        I’m very interested in TW: warhammer, what would you recommend for that specifically, on a budget < 500

        Lastly, if I wanted to get a previous gen i3 or i5, how far back is it a good idea to go?

        I like how go for necessary and good use of resources in your builds and reviews rather than the obvious overkill of top products and newest tech.

        • Well this build is just fine for any game. But as games are continuously evolving, getting a gtx 950 is a wise choice. But if you use a r7 360 or gtx 750 ti keeping in mind that you are happy with medium to high settings, then there is no problem getting anyone of them.

          As for the generation of intel processors, I will recommend sticking to at least 4th gen processors as in future you wont be able to upgrade your pc to high end i5’s and i7’s. In fact you will hardly find any 2nd gen processors today.

  60. I’m looking for something to play Fallout 4 on, which of your builds would be best for that? Also, do you have to overclock the G3258 or is it good just out of the box?

    • well this build is the minimum which I would recommend for fallout 4.Otherwise it’s very good entry level pc. You can easily play any game on it with medium-high settings at 1080p.

      G3258 is very good even without overclocking but it is best when you overclock it and will get some insane performance for the price you pay.

  61. can i substitute the pentium to a amd athlon x4? is it better?

  62. Hey just stopping by, have a couple of questions.
    Q1:this is my first ever build, I’m only 14, should I build it myself or bring it to a shop to get built?
    Q2: Based on other builds for around the same price, Ive seen people say 4 gb of ram is fairly low and also every other build has had a 1TB hard drive, instead of only 320 gigs, Is this still good to play fallout 4 and possibly L4D2

    • You could try building it yourself if you think you know what your doing, maybe look up some tutorials… and yeah 4GB of ram is not enough… at least 8gb

  63. Q1. is it possible to use a MSI R7 250 2GD3 OC instead for the graphics card. what are the pros and cons.
    Q2. i couldn’t find the graphics card you recommended but i found MSI GeForce GT 730 GDDR5 1gb also what are the pros and cons for that option

  64. How DO You BUild It

    • Step #1: Buy the components
      Step #2: Take the screwdriver
      Step #3: Start assembling every part in proper sequence. If you don’t know how to assemble then you may buy my guide which is present on the left side bar. And if you want free option then there are a lot of videos that show how to assemble components step by step.

  65. Hi Sarfraz, I am about to build up my own computer for the first time, based on your instructions. I usually use computer for MS Office , web browsing and occasional games like Fifa and Nba 2k. i wonder that thiscomputer provide a pleasant experience for these games. And when I work on my manuscripts on MS ofiice , I am usually distracted by noise, Is it make a lot noise?

  66. I see no fan in this build, wont it get really hot and overheat without a cooling fan or some sort of cooling system?

    • The case in this build has two pre installed fans. One 120mm at the front and one 80mm fan at the rear. It wont get hot.

      • okay thanks, I think I’m gonna buy that, will be my first rig ever, never build computer before and I was more of console and laptops guy, but I wanna get better results overall in games (fps etc.) and would you recommend for me to buy Anti-Static Wrist Strap?

        • See, Anti-static wrist band is only required if you are doing some sort of work on your system while it’s switched ON. For example if you are touching your motherboard or graphics card with bare hands while the power is going through the PCB as there are some IC’s which get damaged just by touching them when the electricity is flowing through them. But of course you will not be assembling your system while powering it at the same time. But still I recommend this for troubleshooting purposes. And Congrats for your first build. Let me know anything more that I can help you with!

        • Milosz Wudarczyk March 20, 2016 at 7:33 pm

          Also, are the sources trusted and legit, and not some shitty providers with low quality products or scammers?

        • You mean these components? No no no, these are linked to and you will get manufacturers warranty for sure. These are 100% legit.

        • Milosz Wudarczyk March 20, 2016 at 9:15 pm

          I have found almost all the components at the cheapest price, the best sellers that are legit and that ship to the country I live in. Now I have a problem with the hard drive, there are lots of hard drives for sale, but the ratings arent so good, they say that it comes used when they bought it as new, and I dont want to have any scratch marks or for it to be destroyed. And I am not sure if it has to be lets say 3,5 inch or else it wont fit because it will be too big or too small.

        • If thats the case. You can buy hard drive from a nearby computer store. I hope the country in which you are living in must have a computer market.

        • Milosz Wudarczyk March 24, 2016 at 6:23 pm

          the problem is, its probably gonna be very expensive to buy hard drives where I live, but for now I can buy the parts and look at the hard drive later

        • Milosz Wudarczyk March 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm

          I think honestly I will be able to assamble it easy but the installation of the OS is a different story, but im gonna talk about that when I get to that part. I am gonna order the parts in this week as currently I am on something called ”RogaHack” its a 3 day gaming event and I am planning as I am here, but anyways, I am not sure when the parts are gonna come, but if I have some problems with the assembling or the installation of the OS (which I am most likely gonna have with the installation) I am gonna ask.

  67. can you help sarfraz

  68. i would like help purchasing this computer and even modifying it a little more

  69. which one better??? AMD or Intel???

  70. what the diffrent between Intel Pentium G3258 and G3260

  71. Kinda misleading since you don’t factor in the cost of the OS. Sure you can get Steam OS or Linux for free but you will limit your compatibility with games. You ideally need Windows 7 or 10. Even getting OEM will run you about 80 bucks.

    • I know that os is also needed but similarly, monitor, speakers, mouse and keyboard are also needed. But I have only made the list of components used for building a good system in 300 dollars. If you buy all the all these monitors and speakers etc. then of course your budget will go more than 600 dollars.

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