We aimed to stay within a budget of 550$-600$ to invest in PC that will provide 60 FPS on 1080p Ultra settings and High settings 60 FPS in all PC titles. Our Goal is to build a budget machine that you can upgrade any time in future if possible and beat current gen consoles.
Gaming PCs live and die by the CPU and GPU. For CPU AMD’s budget offerings are a far better value for the money than intel. For GPU we picked Nvidia mid-tier card thats because Polaris AMD cards prices are insane right now.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Quadcore||$109.00||Amazon|
ASUS PRIME A320M-C R2.0 ( Or Any Other A320 Board)
|Case||Carbide 100R or Spec-01 or Any. But Make sure under 60$||$50.00||Amazon|
|PSU||Corsair VS 500 80+||$44.99||Amazon|
|GPU||Nvidia Gforce GTX 1060 3GB||$220.00||Amazon|
Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 2400
|Storage||Toshiba 500GB 7200RPM Sata lll 6GB/s||$33.00||Amazon|
Buying The Processor and Why Ryzen 3 ?
- Its the only processor in this budget which offers 4 core non SMT. Price to performance it beats Intel i3 in synthetics. I’am sure most of you will say ” But Intel i3 CPU’s offers greater single core performance and its better in games ” doesn’t matter everyone wants smooth experience and stutter free gameplay, and today titles some of them are based on DX12 API they love CPU. you need atleast minimum quadcore to avoid bottleneck and stuttering.
- Overclockable. Though A320 motherboard dont support overclocking, but if you add $30 more you can get B350 which is unlocked. Keep in mind all Ryzen chips are unlocked. You can push your Ryzen 3 further more on stock-heatsink.
Buying the Case , PSU , HDD
As we’ve limited budget and target of under $600 so we choosed Corsair 100R casing. Before buying a case make sure to check its build-quality and ventilation and room for your graphics card. You can choose casing of your own choice as well. There are few other casings that comes in this budget.
- Corsair Spec 01 02 and 04.
- Cooler Master HAF 912 / K350 / K380 / N400
- Corsair 100R/200R
For PSU we’ve choosed Corsair VS 500W, Active PFC, 80 plus white certified. Enough power to light up all of your PC parts.
We’d love to go SSD for our hard drive, that adds a lot of money, so we’re going to compromise with an 3.5’inch 500GB Toshiba HDD.
Console truly shines is optimization. The way that developers optimize consoles makes them more efficient for the games that run on them. But our PC is powerful enough to handle all titles comfortably at 60 FPS 1080p resolution. There’s always the option for the PC gamer to upgrade when things get stale. Original Playstation 4 owners would have had to purchase an entirely new system in the PS4 Pro to keep up. On the other hand, someone with a 2 or 3-year-old system, would simply need to upgrade the graphics card.What are your thoughts? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below. 🙂