This is the PC which can play games on ultra settings at 1080p with 60+ fps. The Processor I chose for this build is extremely powerful and combined with a mid-high-end graphics card you can max out many games to get at least 60+ fps.
I have carefully assessed all the components available right now in the market and chosen only what will be the best. Currently, as there are a lot of options, you can get confused on choosing a processor or a graphics card based on the budget. So, I did the homework for you so you don’t need to go on different forums asking people what to choose and what not.
As this build can kill any game at 1080p, I named this build “THE ASSASSIN“.
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What can be better than an i5 9400F and GTX 1660 Ti?
Getting a good CPU right now is easier than ever before. Now we have processors with at least 4 cores to start with but for a mere $150, you can get this beastly i5 9400F that has 6 cores. Today no game to my knowledge uses more than 6 cores and it will also be enough for multitasking. This means that even if you are playing a game and have an application or 2 behind the game running, your system won’t hang.
The i5 9400F provides the best value for money in Gaming as it is the only CPU right now for this price that can provide you with the most amount of fps. If you compare it to the i3 9100F or even to the Ryzen 2nd gen processors like Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 2600X, it completely outperforms them in Gaming at this price. For $700 Gaming PC, this is the best choice you can have right now.
Combining it with the GTX 1660 Ti 6GB graphics card will produce a very powerful and the best gaming PC for 1080p gaming. Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti is currently the champion for 1080p Gaming and can literally max out games with ease. 6GB of VRAM is the most you would need on a 1080p resolution and it will take the settings to the highest in most of the games at this resolution. eSports games like CSGO, Overwatch, Rocket League, Fortnite etc. will see good fps numbers on max settings. On the other hand, AAA titles will achieve 60+fps on ultra settings. This combination will never bottleneck in any condition and there is no better combination than this one.
Taking a look at other components
For i5 9400F, you will need a basic LGA 1151 motherboard that will allow you to connect all the other components as well without any issue of incompatibility. As i5 9400F is locked, it’s better to go with a B360 chipset motherboard and not waste money on a Z390 chipset board. On the other hand, if you spend too less on a motherboard and buy a cheap one then you may face difficulty in upgrading your system. For this build, I chose the GIGABYTE B360M DS3H which is a very good motherboard for $70. The board has 4x DIMM slots, and all the necessary ports and slots for further upgrades. As we are using a locked CPU, therefore it’s wiser to use a B360 chipset at max which doesn’t go out of the budget.
It has 4 DIMM slots and two PCI-Ex 16 slots for graphics cards. As its form factor is Micro-ATX, it will be compatible with every Micro-ATX as well as Mid-Tower case. Coming to the memory, we will be using 2x 4GB sticks from Patriot that are clocked at 2400Mhz. 8gb Ram is sufficient for the 1080p resolution and won’t make your system bottleneck in gaming as well as multitasking. For the power supply, I recommend going with the EVGA 500 watts BR power supply that is reliable and comes with 80+% power efficiency on typical loads. It will power up the whole system and will be enough for future small upgrades like adding hard drives, chassis fans, LED strips etc.
Now for storing all the games, I recommend going with the best option which is the Silicon Power 512GB of capacity that will be good enough for storing your OS and a couple of games. Right now the prices of SSDs are cheaper than ever before and for the price of a 1TB of Hard drive, you can buy a 500GB of SSD which is 6 times faster.
Taking all these things, we will be using the best mid-tower case which is the Fractal Design Meshify C which is without a doubt the best and one of my favourite cases of all time. It is very capable of hosting big sized components in a compact size and has a very simple yet modern design. The front panel is absolutely unique with an angular design that makes the airflow better. Inside the case, the full-length PSU shroud covers all the left-over cables and hard drives making your favourite components visible to your eyes through the tempered glass side panel. It’s white from outside and black from inside which increases its beauty and provides a very good colour combination. You can also opt for a completely black colour if you don’t like this colour combination. As for preventing excess dust, It has dust filters at the front, top and bottom making it difficult for the dust to enter into the case.
All these component makes a perfect $700 build which you would love to own in 2019.
|Intel Core i5 9400F|
|GIGABYTE B360M DS3H|
| Patriot Signature Premium
|MSI Gaming GTX 1660 Ti|
|Silicon Power 512GB SSD|
|EVGA 500 BR|
|Fractal Design Meshify C|
TOTAL~$680 (As of 29th November 2019)
Peripherals for this build:-
Monitor: –ASUS VG248QE: Check on Amazon
- Ultra smooth action with 144Hz rapid refresh rate and 1ms (GTG) response time
- 1080p resolution, 24″ display, TN panel
- Ergonomically-designed stand with Tilt, Swivel, Pivot, Height adjustment plus wall-mount capability
Keyboard: –Redragon K552-RGB KUMARA: Check on Amazon
- Custom mechanical switches (Cherry Blue equivalent)
- RGB LED adjustable lighting
- Metal and ABS construction, mechanical keys, and gold-plated USB connector stand up to hardcore gaming
- 87 standard conflict free keys, 12 multimedia keys, and splash-proof design
Mouse: –SteelSeries Rival 100: Check on Amazon
- Six programmable buttons
- Customizable CPI up to 4000
- 30 million click switches
- 16.8 million colour RGB illumination
- Available in 3 colours currently
Wifi:– TP-Link TL-WN881ND wifi card: Check on Amazon
- Easily setup a highly secured wireless link with WPS
- Hassle-free installation
- Seamlessly compatible with 802.11n/b/g products
- Industry-leading 2-year warranty