$700 Gaming PC Build (Best of December 2018)

$700 Gaming PC Build (Best of December 2018)

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$700 Gaming PC Build (Best of December 2018)
This is the best possible $700 gaming pc build up to date for December 2018. The $700 pc build is for those wanting to get up and running with a budget pc build capable of playing games really well at 1920×1080 resolutions. This is would be the perfect build for those wanting to outperform any console out there without a hiccup with plenty of room for upgrades in the future. 

$700 Gaming PC Build – December 2018 Updates

The December 2018 $700 gaming pc build uses a Ryzen 5 2600 and pairs that with a GTX 1060 3GB graphics card. This build is for those wanting a simple, affordable gaming pc that will play any pc game on the market at 1080p resolutions with high settings.


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The Best $700 Gaming PC Build | December 2018

Capability: Game at Smoothly with High settings and FPS at 1920X1080 resolutions in most games.

Hardware Link Price Image
Estimated Price: $685 (2018)
Processor
$174.00
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming AMD RYZEN AM4 B350 SMART FAN 5 HDMI M.2 SATA USB 3.1 Type-A ATX DDR4 Motherboard $89.99 GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming AMD RYZEN AM4 B350 $700 gaming pc build 2018
Graphics Card GTX 1060 (3GB): Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card $209.99
RAM Corsair LPX 8GB DDR4 DRAM 2133MHz C13 for DDR4 Systems 8 DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) DDR4 2133 $67.74
SSD Kingston Digital, Inc. 120GB A400 SATA 3 2.5 Solid State Drive $24.99 Kingston Digital Inc 120GB $700 gaming pc build 2018
Power Supply Corsair CX Series, CX500, 500 Watt (500W) Power Supply, 80+ Bronze Certified $56.66 Corsair CX Series, CX500, 500 $700 gaming pc build 2018
Computer Case Antec Gaming Series Three Hundred Two Mid-Tower PC/Gaming Computer Case $61.71

Overview | Best Gaming PC Build for $700

The CPU this month is the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU is a superb value coming in with 6 CPU cores and 12 threads at 3.4Ghz.

For the graphics card this December 2018, we have a GTX 1060 3GB graphics card, which is a great GPU that provides you with awesome 1080p performance. If you need to further boost your graphics performance you could consider and RX 580 graphics card as you see included in the $1000 gaming pc build.

This months motherboard for the under $700 gaming pc build is an AMD B350 chipset motherboard — the GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming. This motherboard is perfect for the included build included in the above under $700 gaming pc build as is, however, if you did have a little bit more to spend, you could consider an upgrade to an AMD X470 chipset motherboard; that way you could overclock quite easily.

The RAM included is a kit of Kingston HyperX Fury (the same as in the $1000 pc build) which is enough memory for most gaming pc builds, and you always have the option to upgrade more in the future if need be with the extra couple of slots on the included motherboard.

The storage included is a Kingston Digital 120GB solid state drive SSD. This is a great start in terms of storage speed and capacity, however, if you do think you’ll need more storage right away, you could consider a 256Gb or larger SSD as well — or heck throw in another Kingston 120GB SSD for another $30 or so.

The included power supply unit in this pc build is the reputable and affordable Corsair CX Series, CX500, with enough juice to power this build and for a good cost.

The gaming pc case for December 2018 is the Antec Gaming Series Three Hundred Two pc case. This case is a classic high-quality gaming pc case. This is a great affordable pc case that performs very well with a hot aggressive front bezel and great cooling system. Learn more at antec.com.

Upgrade Suggestions | Best $700 PC Build 2018

CPU Upgrade  AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler – YD260XBCAFBOX $238.98
MOTHERBOARD Upgrade MSI X470GPLUS Performance GAMING AMD X470 Ryzen 2 $132.36
GPU Upgrade  RX 580 8GB: MSI VGA Graphic Cards RX 580 Armor 8G OC $269.99
STORAGE UPGRADE Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM)
$52.99 Samsung 860 EVO 250GB $700 gaming pc build 2018

The above are upgrades to the $700 gaming pc build. That is if you have more to spend than the allotted $700 for this gaming pc build. There are some significant performance upgrades above including the CPU and graphics card – and even further, if you upgrade the CPU you could also upgrade the motherboard for an even more overclocking capability for even more of a performance boost for nothing.

The CPU upgrade suggested is an AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, this could be a slight upgrade in computing power and it overclocks quite nicely.

The motherboard upgrade suggestion is an AMD socketed X470 board — the MSI X470GPLUS Performance GAMING motherboard. This motherboard can further leverage the included Ryzen cpu by providing an easier overclocking experience.

If you are looking the simplest performance upgrade, then you could consider upgrading the graphics card to an RX 580 8Gb GPU, which should enable quality PC gaming performance at 1080p.

You could also increase your storage space by going with a larger capacity 256GB Samsung 860 EVO SSDThis would be recommended if you think you will need more than 120GB as included in the SSD in the base build above.


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