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Build the best $750 gaming PC in 2018

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“.

If you don’t know how to build a gaming PC or need a complete guide for building it from scratch, then you can grab my guide HERE.

PARTS LIST

NameImagePrice(May Change)Links
Intel Core i3 8100 $118.90
GIGABYTE B360M D3H $76.78
Patriot Viper Elite Series DDR4 8GB(2x4GB) $89.99
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC $289.99
Western Digital 1TB $44.00
EVGA 500 B1 $45.98
Fractal Design Meshify C $112.67

What can be better than an i3 8100 and GTX 1060 6GB?

Intel Core i3 8100

When we consider the performance of all the budget gaming processors Intel Core i3 8100 is the real king in Intel 8th Gen Processors. With 4 cores and 4 threads, it is far better than the Kaby Lake i3 processors. As modern titles love to use 4 cores, you can not go below 4 cores if you want the maximum performance. The best thing is that even though it has 4 cores just like the previous gen i5s, its price is still almost the half. The only thing which you won’t be able to do with it is overclocking. As the budget is limited to $750, it’s better to go with a processor that has the best single core performance rather than going with some overclocking chip.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 3GBCombining it with the GTX 1060 6GB graphics card will produce a very powerful and “THE” best gaming PC for 1080p gaming. Nvidia’s GTX 1060 is still the champion after 2 years of release and won’t disappoint you in the coming years. 6GB of VRAM is the most you would need on a 1080p screen and it will max out 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

GIGABYTE B360M D3H

For i3 8100, 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 i3 8100 is locked, it’s better to go with a B360 chipset motherboard and not waste money on a Z370 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 D3H which is a very good motherboard for $75. Not only it has all the ports and slots for the possible upgrades but it has a good heatsink on its VRM that will help you in maintaining good temperatures in summers.

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 most of the budget Micro-ATX and Mid-Tower cases. 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 B1 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.

EVGA 500 B1 80+ BRONZENow for storing all the games, I recommend going with the most popular option which is the Western Digital hard drive of 1TB capacity. This hard drive is very reliable and is definitely the most popular all over the world. You will get 3 years warranty with this drive and it will store all of your games and important files and if you ever face shortage in space, then you can add more storage drives easily as the motherboard has 6x SATA ports.

Fractal Design Meshify C White-TGTaking 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. 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 $750 build which you would love to own in 2018.


TOTAL~$778 (As of 21st July 2018)

 


Peripherals for this build:-

Monitor: ASUS VG248QE –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 KUMARARedragon 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 100SteelSeries 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 N300 TL-WN881ND– 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 

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Sarfraz

I am an engineer and a certified Hitech computer technician who loves to play Tekken. But this is not what else I love. I love to dive into the computer hardware and same goes for you. That's why you are here! You can contact me at Sarfraz@xtremegaminerd.com
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