The Best $700 Gaming PC Build - January 2019

$700 Gaming PC Build (Best of January 2019)

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The Best $700 Gaming PC Build - January 2019

This is the best possible $700 gaming pc build up to date for January 2019. 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 – January 2019 Updates

Finally, the $700 gaming pc build has honestly never been this good — for January 2019 we have injected this budget build with some pure power. Included in the $700 build is a Ryzen 5 2600 cpu, and newly included is an RTX 580 graphics card, making this the most powerful $700 / high-end 1080p resolution pc build yet.


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The 2019 ENTRY Gaming PC Build

The Best $700 Gaming PC Build | January 2019

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

  Hardware Link Price Image
Estimated Price: $686 (January 2019)
Processor
 
$154.99
Motherboard ASUS B450 AMD Ryzen 2 ATX Gaming Motherboard AM4 DDR4 HDMI DVI M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 (Prime B450-Plus) $102.97
Graphics Card RTX 580 (8GB): XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 1386MHz OC+, 8GB GDDR5, VR Ready, Dual BIOS, 3xDP HDMI DVI, AMD Graphics Card (RX-580P8DFD6) $219.99
RAM Corsair LPX 8GB DDR4 DRAM 2133MHz C13 for DDR4 Systems 8 DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) DDR4 2133 $62.99
SSD Kingston A400 SSD 240GB SATA 3 2.5” Solid State Drive SA400S37/240G – Increase Performance $39.99 Kingston Digital Inc 120GB $700 gaming pc build 2018
Power Supply Corsair CX Series, CX500, 500 Watt (500W) Power Supply, 80+ Bronze Certified $39.99 Corsair CX Series, CX500, 500 $700 gaming pc build 2018
Computer Case CORSAIR Carbide 275R Mid-Tower Gaming Case, Window Side Panel- White $64.99

Overview | Best Gaming PC Build for $700

January 2019 Updates: The $700 gaming pc build has honestly never been this good — for January 2019 we have injected this budget build with some pure power. Included in the $700 build is a Ryzen 5 2600 cpu, and newly included is an RTX 580 graphics card, making this the most powerful $700 / high-end 1080p resolution pc build yet.

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. This is a solid gaming cpu that is priced really well.

The graphics card gets a major bump this month with the RTX 580 (8GB) (specifically the XFX Radeon RTX 580 GTS XXX). This card has so much potential when gaming at 1080p, and you should expect to max out most games at 1080p resolutions.

This months motherboard for the under $700 gaming pc build is a newer more compatible B450 board — the ASUS B450 Gaming (Prime B450-Plus motherboard. This motherboard has the following specifications (read the full specifications at asus.com):

  • AM4 socket: Ready for AMD Ryzen™ processors
  • Fast memory and storage: Dual-channel DDR4 3200MHz (OC) and NVM Express® RAID supported.
  • Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear.
  • Gaming connectivity: Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A connectors.
  • Gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, plus ASUS LANGuard and GameFirst technologies.
  • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor-made for your rig.
  • Gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220A teams with Sonic Studio III to create an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action.
  • Gamer’s Guardian: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum endurance.

The RAM included is a kit of Corsair LPX 8Gb RAM (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 240GB solid state drive SSD. This is a great start in terms of storage speed and capacity, and is an increase in storage capacity compared to the $700 pc build in previous months. Should you want more storage space, check out the hardware alternatives below.

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 $700 gaming pc build PC case is the CORSAIR Carbide 275R mid-tower, and the one specifically featured is the white version (it also comes in black and a tampered glass version for a higher cost). This is a minimalistic case with plenty of features. Learn more and read the full list of specifications at CORSAIR.com.

Upgrade Suggestions | Best $700 PC Build 2019

  Hardware Link Price Image
CPU Upgrade  AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler – YD260XBCAFBOX $207.99
MOTHERBOARD Upgrade MSI X470GPLUS Performance GAMING AMD X470 Ryzen 2 (Recommended if you go with the Ryzen 5 2600X for smoother overclocking) $138.86
GPU Upgrade  GTX 1070Gigabyte GV-N1070G1 GAMING-8GD REV2.0 GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Computer Graphics Card $337.63
STORAGE UPGRADE WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD $72.99

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, these are some options for you to increase your overall gaming performance. There are some significant 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 (in order to do so, please also upgrade the motherboard).

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 a GTX 1070, which are now much more affordable and are seriously powerful.

You could also increase your storage space by going with a larger capacity 500GB Western Digital 3D NAND SSD. This 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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