The Best $600 PC Builds for Gaming in 2017

If you are looking for what can be considered the staple of the PC gaming build arena, these are it. Here you will fine the best $600 gaming pc build of the month for the year 2017. These $600 budget builds are for those wanting to game at standard HD resolutions (1080P) and wanting to get high settings with high FPS gaming – and perform better than console gaming without a hiccup. This build and all of the builds posted on Newb Computer Build are chosen to play pc games in their respective budgets and at specific resolutions / settings to their full capacity, while using high quality hardware.

So if you are wanting a high performing gaming pc build for $600 that is capable of maxing games out at standard HD 1080p resolutions, then look no further.


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The Best $600 Gaming PC Builds for 2017

Best of 2017 $600 PC Builds Coming this February

This is the most affordable budget build included in the monthly gaming pc builds of the month. Sure you can spend a little less and still get up and gaming, but this should be the baseline build for anyone looking to invest in a gaming pc – you’ll be able to crush a ton of games at higher resolutions playing at standard HD 1080p resolutions without a fret.

Yet again we have another new Intel Kaby Lake cpu also included in this $600 gaming pc build for February 2017. Included here is the Intel i3 7100, which now replaces the previous intel i3 6100. We don’t need an extra cooler for this build since the 7100 does come with a stock cooler and isn;t built for overclocking.

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Estimated Price: $600 (February 2017)
Processor

*New 7th Gen. Kaby Lake CPU!

$119.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H270-HD3 LGA1151 $99.99
Graphics Card MSI GAMING Radeon RX 470 GDDR5 4GB $169.85
RAM Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin – BLS2K4G4D240FSB (Gray) $59.88
SSD SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB Solid State Drive $44.99
Power Supply EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR $39.99
Computer Case Corsair Carbide Series 270R – Mid-Tower ATX Case, Solid Side Panel Cases CC-9011106-WW $67.15 Carbide 270R February 2017 pc build

Best of 2017 $600 PC Builds Coming this January

The under $600 gaming pc build is the go-to build that is probably what most gamers need. This build is capable of pushing most modern games at higher settings with a standard HD 1080p monitor without a problem at all – and on a budget!

(*Note: All prices are in USD but URLs go to your local Amazon)

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Estimated Price: $592 (January 2017)
Processor $118.68
Motherboard ASRock ATX DDR4 Motherboards H170 PRO4 $89.99
Graphics Card XFX RX-470P4LFB6 RADEON DDR5 1226MHz Triple X OC Hard Swap Detachable Fan design, Black $189.99
RAM Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin – BLS2K4G4D240FSB (Gray) $54.00
SSD SK Hynix Flash Memory 2.5″ 120 GB Internal Solid State Drives HFS120G32TND-N1A2A $44.99
Power Supply EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR $37.99
Computer Case MasterBox 5 Mid-tower Computer Case with Internal Configuration – ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX Supported – Black $56.99

Best $600 PC Build 2016 – December

The under $600 gaming pc build is the go-to build that is probably what most gamers need and dream of. This build is capable of pushing most modern games at higher settings with a standard HD 1080p monitor without a problem at all.

(*Note: All prices are in USD but URLs go to your local Amazon)

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Estimated Price: $589 (December 2016)
Processor $104.99
Motherboard ASRock ATX DDR4 Motherboards H170 PRO4 $89.99
Graphics Card ASUS Dual-Fan Radeon Rx 480 4GB OC Edition AMD Gaming Graphics Card with DP 1.4 HDMI 2.0 (DUAL-RX480-O4G) $209.99
RAM Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin – BLS2K4G4D240FSB (Gray) $54.00
SSD Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 Solid State Drive (SV300S37A/120G) $48.99
Power Supply EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR $39.99
Computer Case DeepCool TX Mid Tower TESSERACT SW $41.95

Best $600 PC Build 2016 – November

Here is the less than $600 build for those gamers who just want to get straight to the point – gaming at max settings in games at 1080p. This build includes an Intel i3 6100 – a dual core cpu clocked in at 3.7 GHz and when paired with the AMD RX470, then we are clear sailing.

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Estimated Price: $585 (November 2016)
Processor $118.00
Motherboard Asus ATX DDR4 Motherboards H170-PRO/CSM $96.99
Graphics Card ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon Rx 470 4GB OC Edition AMD Graphics Card with DP 1.4 HDMI 2.0 (STRIX-RX470-O4G-GAMING) $199.00
RAM Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM Desktop Memory (HX421C14FBK2/8) $39.99
SSD SK Hynix Flash Memory 2.5″ 120 GB Internal Solid State Drives HFS120G32TND-N1A2A $39.99
Power Supply EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR $35.99
Computer Case Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case with 3 Pre-Installed Case Fans , USB 3.0 Port $49.99

Best $600 PC Build 2016 – October

Looking for a full bodied, great performing HD gaming pc build – then the entry level enthusiast $600 gaming PC build is for you. The October 2016 $600 gaming pc build of the month is for those wanting to game at standard HD resolutions (1080P) and wanting to get high settings with high FPS gaming – and quite honestly better than console gaming without a hiccup. This build has also gotten its well deserved pump in graphics with the newer AMD RX 470.

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Estimated Price: $589 (October 2016)
Processor $118.90
Motherboard ASRock ATX DDR4 Motherboards H170 PRO4 $89.99
Graphics Card ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon Rx 470 4GB OC Edition AMD Graphics Card with DP 1.4 HDMI 2.0 (STRIX-RX470-O4G-GAMING) $199.00
RAM Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin – BLS2K4G4D240FSB (Gray) $39.99
SSD Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) Solid State Drive (SV300S37A/120G) $44.99
Power Supply EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR $37.48
Computer Case Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case $59.99
Optical Drive No optical drive included in base build cost – *This should be considered optional

Best $600 PC Build 2016 – September

If you are looking for what can be considered the staple of PC gaming, this is it. The $600 gaming pc build of the month is for those wanting to game at standard HD resolutions (1080P) and wanting to get high settings with high FPS gaming – and quite honestly better than console gaming without a hiccup. This build has also gotten its well deserved pump in graphics with the newly released RX 470, included and at a great price.

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Estimated Price: $601.65 (September 2016)
Processor $115.95
Motherboard Gigabyte SDRAM NA Motherboards (GA-H170-D3H) $99.99
Graphics Card XFX RADEON RX 470 RS 4GB DDR5 1226MHz Triple X OC Hard Swap Detachable Fan Design Graphics Cards RX-470P4LFB6 $209.99
RAM Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM Desktop Memory (HX421C14FBK2/8) $39.99
SSD Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) Solid State Drive (SV300S37A/120G) $44.99
Power Supply EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR $37.01
Computer Case Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case $50.99
Optical Drive No optical drive included in base build cost – *This should be considered optional

Best $600 PC Build 2016 – August

For our gaming CPU in this $600 pc build, we have a Intel i3 6100. This is a dual core cpu clocked in at 3.7 GHz and paired with that we have a Gigabyte R9 380X graphics card, and as stated above this was the previous card in the upgrades section of the $600 build, so definitely a plus.

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Estimated Price: $615.95 (August 2016)
Processor $115.95
Motherboard Gigabyte SDRAM NA Motherboards (GA-H170-D3H) $99.99
Graphics Card Gigabyte Gaming Graphics Card GV-R938XG1 GAMING-4GD – R9 380x $189.99
RAM Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM Desktop Memory (HX421C14FBK2/8) $39.99
SSD ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Superior Read & Write up to560MB/s & 510MB/s Solid State Drive (ASP550SS3-240GM-C) $62.01
Power Supply CORSAIR CXM series CX550M 550W 80 PLUS BRONZE Haswell Ready ATX12V & EPS12V Modular Power Supply $55.99
Computer Case Rosewill Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Challenger S $49.99
Optical Drive No optical drive included in base build cost – *This should be considered optional

Best $600 PC Build 2016 – July

If you are interested in a budget build that can max out with high FPS standard high definition 1910×1080 resolutions in most pc games then this less than $600 gaming pc build is for you. This budget gaming pc build is a very capable 1080p gaming machine and is the staple build for most enthusiasts either just starting out or wanting to simply get up and gaming on standard HD 1080p gaming.

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Estimated Price: $585.00 (July 2016)
Processor $115.95
Motherboard Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel H170 ATX DDR4 Motherboard GA-H170-Gaming 3 $89.99
Graphics Card ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 380 Overclocked 2 GB DDR5 256-bit DisplayPort HDMI 1.4a DVI-D DVI-I Gaming Graphics Card $179.99
RAM Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin Memory BLS2K4G4D240FSA/BLS2C4G4D240 $41.99
SSD MyDigitalSSD (256GB) BP5e Slim 7 Series 7mm 2.5″ SATA III (6G) SSD Solid State Drive – MDS7-BP5e-0256G $59.99
Power Supply EVGA 600 B1 80+ BRONZE, 600W Continuous Power, 3 Year Warranty Power Supply 100-B1-0600-KR $52.72
Computer Case Rosewill Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Challenger S $49.99
Optical Drive No optical drive included in base build cost – *This should be considered optional

Best $600 PC Build 2016 – June

If you are interested in a budget build that can max out with high FPS standard high definition 1910×1080 resolutions in most pc games then this $600 gaming pc build is for you. This $600 budget gaming pc build is a very capable 1080p gaming machine and is the staple build for most enthusiasts either just starting out or wanting to simply get up and gaming on standard HD 1080p gaming.

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Estimated Price: $583.00 (June 2016)
Processor $115.95
Motherboard Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel H170 ATX DDR4 Motherboard GA-H170-Gaming 3 $89.99
Graphics Card ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 380 Overclocked 2 GB DDR5 256-bit DisplayPort HDMI 1.4a DVI-D DVI-I Gaming Graphics Card $179.99
RAM Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM Desktop Memory (HX421C14FBK2/8) $34.38
SSD MyDigitalSSD (256GB) BP5e Slim 7 Series 7mm 2.5″ SATA III (6G) SSD Solid State Drive – MDS7-BP5e-0256G $59.99
Power Supply EVGA 600 B1 80+ BRONZE, 600W Continuous Power, 3 Year Warranty Power Supply 100-B1-0600-KR $52.72
Computer Case Rosewill Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Challenger S $49.99
Optical Drive No optical drive included in base build cost – *This should be considered optional

Best $600 PC Build 2016 – May

The $600 gaming pc build for May 2016 is probably the bread & butter build for most new builder as it is a budget build that can max out with high FPS standard high definition 1910×1080 resolutions in most pc games. This $600 budget gaming pc build is a very capable 1080p gaming machine and is the staple build for most enthusiasts either just starting out or wanting to simply get up and gaming on standard HD 1080p gaming.

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Estimated Price: $587.70 (May 2016)
Processor $118.76
Motherboard Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel H170 ATX DDR4 Motherboard GA-H170-Gaming 3 $104.99
Graphics Card MSI R9 380 2GD5T OC Graphics Card $179.99
RAM Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM Desktop Memory (HX421C14FBK2/8) $33.99
SSD MyDigitalSSD (256GB) BP5e Slim 7 Series 7mm 2.5″ SATA III (6G) SSD Solid State Drive – MDS7-BP5e-0256G $59.99
Power Supply EVGA 600 B1 80+ BRONZE, 600W Continuous Power, 3 Year Warranty Power Supply 100-B1-0600-KR $44.99
Computer Case Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Cases REDBONE Black, red $44.99
Optical Drive No optical drive included in base build cost – *This should be considered optional

Best $600 PC Build 2016 – April

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Estimated Price: $596.98 (April 2016)
Processor $121.58
Motherboard Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel H170 ATX DDR4 Motherboard GA-H170-Gaming 3 $94.99
Graphics Card XFX DOUBLE DISSIPATION R9 380 990MHZ XXX OC 2GB DDR5 DISPLAYPORT HDMI DUAL DVI Graphics Cards R9-380P-F22M $179.99
RAM Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin Memory BLS2K4G4D240FSA/BLS2C4G4D240FSA $40.45
SSD MyDigitalSSD (256GB) BP5e Slim 7 Series 7mm 2.5″ SATA III (6G) SSD Solid State Drive – MDS7-BP5e-0256G $59.99
Power Supply EVGA 600 B1 80+ BRONZE, 600W Continuous Power, 3 Year Warranty Power Supply 100-B1-0600-KR $49.99
Computer Case Zalman ATX Mid Tower PC Case Z3 Plus-W $49.99
Optical Drive No optical drive included in base build cost – *This should be considered optional

The $600 build for April 2016 has seen quite the overhaul this month as this month we are showcasing an Intel Skylake i3 6100 cpu instead of the previous AMD FX 8320. Suffice to say though, I wouldn’t necessarily totally discount the previous AMD build and is still a great build, but for a more modern set of components I felt this month we would go the Intel route.

Best $600 PC Build 2016 – March

The March 2016 $600 budget gaming pc build is a very capable 1080p gaming machine that you can expect to play a variety of games maxed out with decent fps. This could be considered the staple build for most enthusiasts either just starting out or wanting to simply get up and gaming on standard HD 1080p gaming.

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Estimated Price: $587.93 (March 2016)
Processor $129.99
Motherboard
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$94.99
Graphics Card XFX DOUBLE DISSIPATION R9 380 990MHZ XXX OC 2GB DDR5 DISPLAYPORT HDMI DUAL DVI Graphics Cards R9-380P-F22M $179.99
RAM Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin UDIMM Memory BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00/BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00 $32.99
Hard Drive Seagate 1TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST1000DM003) $49.99
Power Supply EVGA 600 B1 80+ BRONZE, 600W Continuous Power, 3 Year Warranty Power Supply 100-B1-0600-KR $44.99
Computer Case Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case CC-9011023-WW $54.99
Optical Drive No optical drive included in base build cost – *This should be considered optional (LG Electronics Internal Super Multi Drive Optical Drives GH24NSC0B)

Best $600 PC Build 2016 – February

The $600 stays as is this month with absolutely no updates, that’s a first. The February 2016 gaming pc build is a very capable 1080p gaming machine that you can expect to play a variety of games maxed out with decent fps.

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Estimated Price: $ 609.30 (Feb 2016)
Processor $135.99
Motherboard
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$93.99
Graphics Card XFX Double Dissipation OC 2GB DDR5 Display Port HDMI DUAL DVI Graphics Cards R9-380 $179.99
RAM Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin UDIMM Memory BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00/BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00 $37.49
Hard Drive Seagate 1TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST1000DM003) $47.18
Power Supply EVGA 600 B1 80+ BRONZE, 600W Continuous Power, 3 Year Warranty Power Supply 100-B1-0600-KR $39.99
Computer Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus – Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Windowed Side Panel $58.04
Optical Drive No optical drive included in base build cost – *This should be considered optional (LG Electronics Internal Super Multi Drive Optical Drives GH24NSC0B)

Best $600 PC Build 2016 – January

The $600 gaming pc build is a standard gaming pc build for those that want to get into PC gaming at a reasonable cost and even though this is the lowest budget build here, it’s a fully capable 1080p gaming machine that you can expect to play a variety of games maxed out with decent fps.

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Estimated Price: $ 600.40
Processor $135.99
Motherboard
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$93.99
Graphics Card XFX Double Dissipation OC 2GB DDR5 Display Port HDMI DUAL DVI Graphics Cards R9-380 $179.99
RAM Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin UDIMM Memory BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00/BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00 $37.49
Hard Drive Seagate 1TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST1000DM003) $47.18
Power Supply EVGA 600 B1 80+ BRONZE, 600W Continuous Power, 3 Year Warranty Power Supply 100-B1-0600-KR $39.99
Computer Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus – Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Windowed Side Panel $58.04
Optical Drive No optical drive included in base build cost – *This should be considered optional (LG Electronics Internal Super Multi Drive Optical Drives GH24NSC0B)

 


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