The Most AFFORDABLE Gaming PC We've Built!

  • Published: 18 October 2019
  • We set out to finally build our most affordable gaming PC with a budget of $700. While this still isn't really cheap (one of those is coming soon!) its actually surprising what you can get for lees than $800 in 2019. But there are challenges too.

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Comments • 860

  • HardwareCanucks
    HardwareCanucks   4 weeks back

    This is the jump-off point for even more affordable gaming PCs! While obviously you can find better components used, that wasn't our intent this time. Also can't wait to do the showdown between the 2600 and this system. :) :)

    • Medzo
      Medzo  3 weeks back

      @jonathon rosalia dafuq are you talking about. any cpu gives the same perf on 4k, that's why you compare them at 1080p you dumb fuck

    • George SGT
      George SGT  3 weeks back

      Yup, you have a point there, that’s y I don’t want to limit my budget and go for the highest tier there available for me.

    • RaahJeff Kshez
      RaahJeff Kshez  3 weeks back

      @George SGT why bother amd if u have enough money... amd is for budget and capabilities.. and btw only rtx 2080 price can build a good amd gaming pc.. Also ray tracing is not reliable for now it eat to much fps and in budget ray tracing..?? Noo need..

    • RaahJeff Kshez
      RaahJeff Kshez  3 weeks back

      @HardwareCanucks I m waiting for you to build Ryzen 5 3500 with AMD Radeon Rx 5500.. i m saving money for this... Hope you build soon as amd release their 5500.. btw ryzen 5 3500 is on sale in india at mdcomputer

  • Nicholas Tang
    Nicholas Tang  5 days back

    Ryzen 5 2600
    Rtx 2060
    16gb ddr4 2666mhz
    B450m pro m2 v2
    1tb hdd
    Get on my budget:)

  • Keith Horton
    Keith Horton  6 days back

    One of my favorite YouTubers. Always like listening to this guy.

    • Harvey Hanaya
      Harvey Hanaya  1 weeks back

      feeling of fresh smell of newly unbox gaming computer parts.. *smiling*
      and feeling of looking your wallet without money *crying*

      • Kimi Na No Wa
        Kimi Na No Wa  2 weeks back

        Hey Bro. My gaming PC's HDD got damaged. So I took it to tech and they said that I need to replace it. But IDK how to search for the one I need. I contacted the manufacturer and they gave me the part number to search it on specific site. But it was out of stock. Do I need replace a new HDD of the original type or I can just put any type of HDD? IDK what to do. Can you help me with this? Im not able to do anything on my PC.

        • Dirk Schüler
          Dirk Schüler  2 weeks back

          i5 is dead, this Video sucks.

          • ps31871
            ps31871  2 weeks back

            Bro who the fuck builds an intel pc as a budget?

            • EKTV VLOGS
              EKTV VLOGS  3 weeks back

              What's wrong with the 9600k

              • vet2 sak2
                vet2 sak2  3 weeks back

                Dollar intel vs ryzen compare. Yes

                • Remy Boyzz
                  Remy Boyzz  3 weeks back

                  Its $778. At that price, just pay the extra $30 or so and get a Ryzen 3600-based system

                  • The Wrath
                    The Wrath  3 weeks back

                    I have 10603gb and plan to sell it and buying a colorfull igame gtx 1660 does worth the upgrade?

                    • Bobby Allred
                      Bobby Allred  3 weeks back

                      It has very decent gaming fps, and it looks good (or would, with a better cooler and some front and rear rgb fans). As you stated, the Silicon Power NVMe at that price is amazing.

                      • Phillip Ellis
                        Phillip Ellis  3 weeks back

                        Would this be able to play fortnite on high settings?

                        • Daniel Bradfield
                          Daniel Bradfield  3 weeks back

                          Been a while since I've watched one of your videos, but DAMN Eber, you're looking great <3

                          • BassRacerx
                            BassRacerx  3 weeks back

                            512 gigs is kind of low-ish for gaming storage in 2019. Destiny 2 is over 100 gigs. Fortnite is 60 gigs, rainbow six siege is 75 gigs, it's a good starting point .... but you will end up needing a 1tb SSD eventually .....

                            • BassRacerx
                              BassRacerx  2 weeks back

                              @Jim Bob this is going to depend from person to person and how good their Internet connection is to redownload.

                            • Jim Bob
                              Jim Bob  2 weeks back

                              It being an ssd allows you to uninstall/reinstall new games fast though, no? What's the point of having over 1 TB of games if you play 2-3 of them at any given time

                          • Robert Frisch
                            Robert Frisch  3 weeks back

                            Ryzen 2600 would have been a better choice. The i5 has some issues, in modern titles. Max FPS is pointless, when your frametime variance suffers, because games want more resources, than the CPU can provide. Gamer's Nexus video review, of the R5 3600, explains this better, than I can. Frankly, nothing below an i7, should be considered, from Intel.

                            • DivineNostrils
                              DivineNostrils  3 weeks back

                              So im very new to pc building would an i7 be compatible with all the parts but have better performance than the i5 cause if so i might shell out the extra cash

                              • Aji Setiawan
                                Aji Setiawan  3 weeks back

                                The Most AFFORDABLE Gaming PC!
                                Put a semi-modular PSU and a 9400F.

                                • Divyesh Sinha
                                  Divyesh Sinha  3 weeks back

                                  SP 512gb for $60
                                  Samsung Evo : wait, that's illegal

                                  • The Rookie GamerZ
                                    The Rookie GamerZ  3 weeks back

                                    $1500 At Least For a Decent Gaming PC.
                                    Ryzen 5 3600
                                    Gtx 1660 Ti
                                    16GB Corsair Ram

                                    • Mack
                                      Mack  3 weeks back

                                      1. Ryzen 5 2600
                                      2. RX 590
                                      3. Win

                                      • SJ
                                        SJ  3 weeks back

                                        hahahs intel with stock cooler for a budget build 🤣🤣

                                        • APX
                                          APX  3 weeks back

                                          Until Intel gets off of 14nm it's hard to justify the price premiums for diminishing returns. Interested to see the 9400F vs the 2600.

                                          • Pablo Tassinari
                                            Pablo Tassinari  3 weeks back

                                            never ever recommend a 6 core over a 12 core! whats wrong with u guys!!!!! intel is no option today!

                                            • Fat MonMon
                                              Fat MonMon  3 weeks back

                                              Currency to SGD , With Shipping, becomes a 1.7k PC . *sighs*

                                              • Lindsay
                                                Lindsay  3 weeks back

                                                Thats a yikes from me! Ryzen FTW

                                                • Warren Skeen
                                                  Warren Skeen  3 weeks back

                                                  Is the CPU not kinda a moot point when using a 1660 class gpu as you will be heavily gpu limited all the time? So going Intel doesn't really mean more fps?

                                                  • Just4kl
                                                    Just4kl  3 weeks back

                                                    2019: someone tries to build an Intel platform PC build....
                                                    Ryzen: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttt???????

                                                    • Thijs De Clerck
                                                      Thijs De Clerck  3 weeks back

                                                      Everyone honestly get way too mad when someone doesn't build a ryzen system both intel and amd have legitimate options at pretty much all of the price ranges let people choose their platform without all of this hate.

                                                  • 74neverlast
                                                    74neverlast  3 weeks back

                                                    @HardwareCanucks .... re. temperature: maybe the termal paste is old; or it doesnt cover the right area ... or try liquid metal.

                                                    • 74neverlast
                                                      74neverlast  3 weeks back

                                                      He picked the components so he triggers 100s of rage comments ! Because who would care about a vid of another obvious 2600 build?
                                                      A 9400F with no overclocking & no upgradability - you can't be serious!! In 4 years it is JUNK, ... so you have to build another one, completely ...

                                                      • glen herron
                                                        glen herron  3 weeks back

                                                        If you are on a budget, you are better going second hand, and you will get better performance than what you will get. I7 3770, OR I7 4770 SETUP.

                                                        • Moatasem Alsharif
                                                          Moatasem Alsharif  3 weeks back

                                                          Dude ebra is such a troll lol. He is forcing himself to build with intel by repeating higher core speed in his head. For 700 $ i rather buy one of amds apu over a platform that will nevrt grow with me.

                                                          • Ondrej Uhričík
                                                            Ondrej Uhričík  3 weeks back

                                                            double paste? the verge style?

                                                            • Nirvashi Echizen
                                                              Nirvashi Echizen  3 weeks back

                                                              i5..... ok man unsub

                                                              • Sam Abel
                                                                Sam Abel  3 weeks back

                                                                For those of u who are crying , it s a budget PC ofc u are right amd is better but it costs 20 dollars more !!!

                                                                • AO1337
                                                                  AO1337  3 weeks back


                                                                  $700 US wtf

                                                                  • gape
                                                                    gape  3 weeks back

                                                                    @AO1337 I'd also have gone for 16 instead of 8 gigs as 8 will hold you back in heavier titles now adays. Especially with steams ui updates. They eat ram like candy.

                                                                  • gape
                                                                    gape  3 weeks back

                                                                    @AO1337 I have. Can do max settings on older titles if that's what you're looking for but struggles with anything from this year or last year. It really struggles with 1440p as well. I guess if you're not looking for high framerates it's ok. Most people are going to want to push 60 or more which the PC on the vid can do. You could easily build something faster than the PC in the vid if you swapped for a 2600 and went with a typical ssd instead of an nvme. You can find Evo 500 gig ssds for like $25-30 USD. My current PC I built for $650 back in early last year with an i5 8400 and an RX 580. You could oc your 570 to 580 speeds easily. If you wanted as well.

                                                                  • AO1337
                                                                    AO1337  3 weeks back

                                                                    gape Not going to lie, I did skimp out on my PSu but for 30$ more i
                                                                    I could have gotten one from corsair.
                                                                    I got an asus rx 570, look at the benchmarks.
                                                                    I got an ASRock a320m motherboard and 8gb of crucial ddr4 2400mhz ram.

                                                                  • gape
                                                                    gape  3 weeks back

                                                                    @AO1337 what framerates, games. Because there's no way you're getting 60+ fps in bfv pubg, ACO etc at 1080p, let alone 1440p. Also there's no way you got a full rig for 300usd with those parts unless you seriously skimped on your mobo psu and ram. What about your case too?

                                                                  • AO1337
                                                                    AO1337  3 weeks back

                                                                    gape I’m building a PC that has a rx 570 and a ryzen 5 1500x that can do max settings 1080p and sometimes 1440p for 450 AUD 300 USD.

                                                                • Dhars
                                                                  Dhars  3 weeks back

                                                                  Where can you get that GPU for $220 ? What rebates? .... *I am confusion*

                                                                  • Aesiris
                                                                    Aesiris  3 weeks back

                                                                    Somebody get a bunch of people to make Intel changes it’s stock coolers

                                                                    • James Burt
                                                                      James Burt  3 weeks back

                                                                      Thermal paste and the thermal material on the cooler as well?

                                                                      • DarkMikaruX
                                                                        DarkMikaruX  3 weeks back

                                                                        An i5 9400f when a 2600, heck.. I've seen 1600's for under 100 bones! Sub 100 dollar B350/B450 board, 16GB of Ram 70 bones, RX580 8GB paired with a 256GB nvme SSD & 2TB HDD roughly 100... donesky! And this setup would play most anything at 1080p and give someone lots of room to grow.

                                                                        • DarkMikaruX
                                                                          DarkMikaruX  3 weeks back

                                                                          Honestly, I'm just really over Intel. They screwed us over for years so at this point I just don't care what they do. Just not looking back. Not rewarding their greed with my hard earned dollars. That is all.

                                                                      • Kyle White
                                                                        Kyle White  3 weeks back

                                                                        I didn't know y'all were Intel shills....

                                                                        In all seriousness, though. You could do a Ryzen + B450 build for around the same price point and it'd blow Intel's bullcrap out of the water.

                                                                        • L2 Copperz
                                                                          L2 Copperz  3 weeks back


                                                                          • Ante Topic
                                                                            Ante Topic  3 weeks back

                                                                            Well, I see Intel started to spend that 3B$ and some of it came your way ... you are really recommending intel+nvidia combo for 700$?? you picked a wrong year to do that my friend

                                                                            • ICE T
                                                                              ICE T  3 weeks back

                                                                              do a $500 gaming pc next no balls

                                                                              • Kenny J.
                                                                                Kenny J.  3 weeks back

                                                                                The build was fine. It’s most bang for least amount of buck, however, with a few minor adjustments you should be able to build your AMD system for less. Good luck, Cheers

                                                                                • SiriusXification
                                                                                  SiriusXification  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Did intel sponsor this or something?

                                                                                  • Jay
                                                                                    Jay  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Intel supports planned parenthood and is one of their biggest supporters..

                                                                                    • meditech id
                                                                                      meditech id  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Even though you didn't use Ryzen, it's still a good PC Build. And use both SSD for OS and game data's saving your time.