The Best $700 Gaming PC Build for April 2019

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Updated: April 2019

Are you looking for an affordable gaming pc build for a great price? How about the best $700 gaming pc build that can crush pc games at 1080p resolutions and even into 1400p resolutions? This may not be the cheapest pc build possible, but it assures quality and performance over anything, so that you can jump into pc gaming without scaling everything back all the time.

The hardware below for the $700 gaming pc build is chosen based on two main things, performance and quality for the best possible price. All of the hardware is conveniently linked to Amazon.

Best of luck when planning your next gaming pc build and should you have any questions feel free to get in touch.

If you are in the market for another budget you can also check out the following pc build budgets:

The Best $700 Gaming PC Build | April 2019

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

Powered by the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU and an RTX 580 8GB Graphics Card

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler - YD2600BBAFBOX

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.

*Included

Cooler

Warith Stealth Cooler (Included)

The Wraith Stealth Cooler is included with the Ryzen 5 2600

Motherboard

ASUS TUF B450-Plus Gaming Motherboard (ATX) AMD Ryzen 2 AM4 DDR4 HDMI DVI M.2

The ASUS TUF B450-Plus Gaming motherboard has the following specifications:

  • GPU Temperature Sensing & Fan Xpert 4 Core: Ensures every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and acoustics
  • TUF Protection: SafeSlot, ESD Guards, DDR4 overvoltage protection, Digi+ VRM, and stainless-steel back I/O for long-term reliability
  • Military-grade TUF Components: TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs for maximum durability
  • Exclusive DTS® Custom audio: Delivers positional cues to stereo headphones, helping you to pinpoint enemies and action
  • Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear

Graphics Card

MSI VGA Graphic Cards RX 580 Armor 8G OC

The RX 580 is a ferocious graphics card that is plenty for those wanting a budget gaming pc build that can max most pc games out there at 1080p resolutions without a problem!

RAM

Corsair LPX 8GB DDR4 DRAM 2133MHz C13 for DDR4 Systems 8 DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) DDR4 2133

8Gb of RAM is the sweet spot for any gaming pc out there and should be all you need -- however there is always room to upgrade!

SSD

Kingston A400 SSD 240GB SATA 3 2.5” Solid State Drive SA400S37/240G - Increase Performance

The Kingston A400 is a modest SSD and has a total of 240Gb of space -- enough for your OS and a handful of your most played gaming pc games. Need more space? Bump up the storage capacity or buy another later on.

Power Supply Unit

Corsair CX Series 500 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Non-Modular Power Supply (CP-9020047-US)

The Corsair CX series 500W power supply unit is a no-frills power supply unit with all the power you need to run this build.

PC Case

Fractal Focus G No Power Supply ATX Mid Tower w/Window (Black)

A very affordble pc case that comes with 2 fans, very easy to build in and even has a large windowed side panel.

Estimated Price (April 2019): $690

Overview | $700 Best Gaming PC Build 2019

April 2019 Updates: The $700 gaming pc build include the very powerful budget cpu, the Ryzen 5 2600 and a powerful graphics card, the RTX 2060. This build could probably fulfill most standard gaming pc builders out there who simply want to game at high settings at 1080p resolutions.

The CPU for March 2019 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 is the RTX 580 8GB (specifically the MSI Armor 8GB RTX 580). This card has so much potential when gaming at 1080p, and you should expect to max out most games at 1080p resolutions.

The motherboard included is a newer more compatible B450 board — the ASUS TUF B450 Gaming (B450-Plus motherboard). This motherboard has the following specifications (read the full specifications at asus.com):

  • GPU Temperature Sensing & Fan Xpert 4 Core: Ensures every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and acoustics
  • TUF Protection: SafeSlot, ESD Guards, DDR4 overvoltage protection, Digi+ VRM, and stainless-steel back I/O for long-term reliability
  • Military-grade TUF Components: TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs for maximum durability
  • Exclusive DTS® Custom audio: Delivers positional cues to stereo headphones, helping you to pinpoint enemies and action
  • Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear

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. Is 240GB not enough storage for you? Then add more or save for more in the future (see the hardware alternatives for options).

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 for cheap.

The PC case this month is the Fractal Focus G. This case hasn’t been used in this build before and is a unique choice that showcases your hardware aesthetics with style.

Upgrade Suggestions | Best $700 PC Build 2019

The above are upgrades to the April 2019 $700 gaming pc build. That is if you have more to spend than a $700 budget 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 an RTX 2060 graphics card, which is a fantastic card and is also included in our March $1000 gaming pc build.

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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