Can you build a PC Gaming computer on a BUDGET? HOLD MY BEER! Literally, hold my beer… Let’s take a dive in the world of Gaming on PC. The premise is to see if we can play decent games on modest computer setup. I’m aware that the definition of “budget” is different from one person to another, but I’ve set a reasonable goal.
This build is averaging $920 USD or if you prefer for my Canadian followers $1200. My max goal was $1000 USD/$1350 CAD. While doing my own reconnaissance I noticed that budget computer was going from $800 USD to $1200 USD. I opted to grab the middle ground in between both. This is going to be series that will feature some videos, why I choose X part vs Y part and so on.
A major part of what helped me decide on the parts I wanted with PCPartPicker. I sourced out everything I needed from Amazon Canada and or vendors. I’ll list all of the items
Here’s the list of the parts I’m working with:
- AMD RYZEN 5 2600 Processor
- Cooler Master MasterAir G100M RGB Low Profile
- GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-Gaming 3
- XPG Spectrix D41 RGB 3000MHz 16GB (This was on sale for $134.99 CAD)
- XPG SX8200 480GB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 M.2 (This was on sale when I got it for $114.99 CAD)
- Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 580 8GB (This was on sale for $269.99 CAD)
- CORSAIR Carbide SPEC-06 RGB
- EVGA 650 BQ, 80+ BRONZE 650W, Semi-Modular (This was on sale for $79.99 CAD)
The total cost of the system with taxes and shipping is $1222.06 CAD/$920 USD.
This sums up the introduction to this series. In the next upcoming few days I’ll be releasing some unboxing videos and commentary on the piece of hardware I choose and why. This will help you understand my reasoning behind my choices while attempting to respect my budget of a $1000 USD/$1350 CAD.
If you have any comments, questions feel free to drop a comment below and share this intro to this series.