$800 or $900 Gaming PC – this is a budget you can build yourself a decent FPS machine and enjoy high refresh rate 1080p or even 60 fps 1440p gaming.
Today I will be building, benchmarking and sharing more budget-friendly alternatives you can use when choosing parts for your Gaming rig.
Let’s start with the components I’ve used in this Gaming PC Build.
First of all, you will be able to find all of $900 Gaming PC parts in at the end of this post as-well-as a few alternatives.
This is MSI B450 Tomahawk Max. I’ve dedicated a separate post for this motherboard, as it’s one of the best B450 motherboards you can get for the price. Although, in some regions, tomahawk can be overpriced due to its limited availability.
But in case you can find it for around $100 it’s a really nice option. This motherboard will support upcoming Ryzen 4000 series after a BIOS update.
Sure, at this point, you might want to add around 20$ to 30$ us dollars more and get B550 motherboard if you wish so.
But in case you are looking for an even more budget-friendly motherboard, I would suggest checking ASRock B450m Pro4.
And it’s not a surprise for this build I will be using Ryzen 5 3600 CPU. As it’s one of the best value and all-rounded processor you can get from team red.
It has 6 cores 12 threads and is capable not only gaming but handling streaming or some production workloads as-well.
In case you build a PC strictly for gaming and you need more budget option – you could definitely go for Ryzen 3 3300x in case it’s available for around $120 or so.
Even though a stock cooler is fine for gaming, you can get a bit more performance using a budget aftermarket cooler. I will be using Gammaxx GTE v2 from a Deepcool. It’s quite a nice looking budget cooler with an RGB fan. But again, stock cooler is fine especially if you are trying to save a few bucks.
Next up we have our RAM – G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (3200 MHz) at a really good price. Nothing fancy, but it will get a job done. You have an option to get 3600mhz for 10 or 20 us dollars more or opt-in for an RGB if you wish so.
Storage coming up next. This time it’s 500GB SSD. It’s a really nice performing Crucial MX500 model, but again, in case you aim towards 800$ build and want to keep pretty much the same gaming performance, you could go for a cheaper SSDs.
And to be fair, you will not see any difference unless you do lots of file transfers or video editing. But in those cases, I would suggest getting m.2 NVME drives since some of them are pretty much the same price as MX500.
As for our FPS generator, I will be using Gigabyte RTX 2060 Windforce OC 6G. It’s quite a nice choice for high refresh rate 1080p gaming or 1440p at 60 fps. I’ve benchmarked quite a few games and so you will be able to check performance in various titles. As well as you can use NVIDIAs encoder for your streaming session with a minimal impact on your gaming performance.
And in case you have 100$ more for your GPU, the next step up would be RTX 2060 Super or RX 5700 XT from AMD. But in case you want to save, you could go for GTX 1660 Super, but have in mind you will need to stick to 1080p resolution.
700watt power supply is way too much for a similar build unless you want to do some serious upgrades down the line. In my case, I’ve used Deepcool DA700 Bronze PSU.
When getting a PSU, just go for a bronze certificate 600watt from a known brand and you will be fine. I would avoid anything with no certificate as you do not want to compromise on a PSU when building a decent gaming PC.
A case choice depends from person to person in most cases, as it’s somewhat a part of your room interior. I will use Matrexx 55 Mesh from Deepcool. Nothing fancy, but it’s a good price and a mesh front panel with a decent airflow led to this choice. I will definitely put more options for you guys in the description below.
But in general, try to get a PC case with a mesh-type front panel since it helps quite a lot. Especially when overclocking your CPU and GPU.
And finally, the least necessary part, at least for a budget PC is 5 RGB case fans. I’m using Deepcool RF120m (5 pack). While it makes this build look better, it doesn’t add any performance.
Not saying, it’s a good idea to have some fans for sure, but definitely, you can get non-RGB ones for 15 us dollar or so.
Building a PC
Let’s roll a building process and have a peek at some benchmark numbers later.
Aaaand it’s done.
Let’s have a look at some benchmarks. As always, I will run through Esports titles first and then some triple-A games. All of the benchmarks were done in 1080p resolution and highest game settings.
As well as I’ve tested Shadow Of The Tomb Raider in 1440p, just to have a better overview of what kind of performance you can expect using a higher resolution.
As you can see, you do not need to have a huge budget for quite a nice looking Gaming PC. $800 or $900 is enough to build a good performing 1080p or 1440p gaming rig. And you can enjoy those RGB lights if that’s your thing.
I hope you guys enjoyed $900 Gaming PC Build and you can find even more PC Builds here.
$900 Gaming PC Parts
Alternative PC Parts
Ryzen 3 3300x
Ryzen 3 3100
MSI B550m Bazooka
MSI B550-A PRO
ASRock B450M PRO4
Corsair RGB PRO 3200mhz
G.Skill RipJaws 3600mhz
ADATA SU635 480GB
PNY CS900 480GB
Crucial P1 500GB
Adata SX8200 PRO 512GB
Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super
Gigabyte RX 5700 XT
Asus GTX 1660 Super
EVGA 600 BQ Bronze
Seasonic S12III 650 Bronze
Thermaltake Smart 500W 80+
DeepCool Matrexx 30
Thermaltake Versa H18
Fractal Design Focus G
SilverStone Fara R1
Cooler Master MB311L ARGB
ARCTIC P12 120mm
ARCTIC F14 PWM 140mm
Deepcool RF120 RGB (3in1)
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