This  $500 gaming PC will smash 1080p gaming at 60 FPS on high settings. It has an Nvidia GTX 1050 ti graphics card, which is the best card for full HD gaming in terms of price to performance. It also has a quad core processor, 8GB RAM and plenty of storage.

CPU – Ryzen 3 1200 quad core

This quad core Ryzen CPU has a base clock of 3.1GHz and a 3.4GHz turbo boost and 8MB L3 cache. This means it is fast and will perform well in games as well as in light productivity tasks such as photo or video editing. It can even be overclocked to improve its performance, all AMD processors are unlocked for overclocking, even the budget oriented ones.


This is a cheap A320 motherboard, it has no fancy features but this is unimportant in a budget system. One thing to note is that if you do want to overclock the processor you will have to buy a slightly more expensive B350 motherboard, I will include one in this guide below.

Alternative Motherboard for overclocking

This is a B350 motherboard, which you will require if you intend to overclock your processor.

Graphics card: GeForce GTX 1050 ti

This is a good 1080p card that should achieve 60FPS in most Triple A titles at high or ultra settings, it is the best graphics card for 1080p gaming in terms of price to performance.

Hard Drive – 1TB 7200RPM HDD from Toshiba

A 1TB 7200RPM hard drive handles the bulk storage games, films and pictures. 1TB gives you plenty of space for large files such as games and movies.

RAM – HyperX FURY from Kingston

For RAM I’ve gone with 8GB of DDR4, this is the perfect quantity for modern games and is easy to upgrade in the future should you ever need more. You can use this quantity for light video and photo editing too, you may need more if you use Adobe After Effects

Power supply

I chose a power supply with an 80+ bronze efficiency rating, this means it is quite power efficient. It is a 450 watt power supply from EVGA, they are known for being a reputable power supply manufacturer. It is very important to always purchase your power supply from a reputable manufacturer as the PSU is responsible for supplying power to all of your components and if it fails it can damage your PC.

PC Case from CoolerMaster

The case is a Cooler Master micro ATX case, this means the case is quite small to save space. It’s also very affordable and good looking with tempered glass panels and RGB fans as well as sufficient drive bays to support multiple hard drives and SSDs so there’s plenty of space to upgrade in future.

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