Build the ultimate budget gaming PC
Well, to be honest, gaming PC's can be very expensive if you crave for that eye candy effect or want a PC just like Ninja. But that doesn't mean that you shouldn't enjoy gaming even if you are on a budget.
A personal computer is made up of the following parts:
are the processors available in the market. While Intel has always been better performance, AMD with its Ryzen line up of processors has changed the game. AMD's Ryzen 5 1600 is the best choice for a budget gaming PC as it has 6 CPU cores and 12 threads. It has a base clock of 3.2 GHz and also includes a stock cooler. Priced at around $150, Ryzen 5 1600 is capable of handling everything you throw at it which makes it a perfect choice for you.
Asus ROG is well known for its gaming components and Strix B350-F is the best motherboard available in my opinion. The motherboard is pretty easy to use (BIOS interface) which makes overclocking a piece of cake with its’ power coming from the Rzen AM4 processor. It comes with a plethora of ports as well as I/O connections and has basic RGB lights which makes the PC pretty. This at the price point of $120 is a bang for the buck.
There is not a lot to say about RAMs as there's no major difference between brands. It comes to your personal preference if you want an RGB RAM or a normal one While RGB RAM will look cool, it will cost you more. My personal choice would be CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 8GB. It is compatible with the Ryzen motherboard out of the box, has a clock speed of 2400MHz and will cost you $60.
Graphics Card is the most important and expensive part of a gaming PC. While you may be tempted to get the top of the line card for 120 fps at high settings, a budget card would give a decent performance for all the games without being heavy on your pocket. With the advent of crypt mining, graphics card have become very expensive for an average consumer and we are stuck with a few choices. In my opinion, only 2 graphics card is worth your time - Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Ti. EVGA GTX 1050 Ti is one of the best graphics cards in its category and is also very reasonably priced at $169. It has 4G8 of memory which is more than enough for playing games like GTA 5, Witcher 3 etc. and will also fit with the stock PSU. While GTX 1050 Ti is well priced but if you have the budget for a $250 Asus GTX 1060 Ti, I'd recommend you to buy it. It comes with 6GB of memory, dual fans and is future ready with VR tech. It also has dual HDMI ports for dual monitor setup.
Western Digital Blue is the HDD you should go for as it comes with 2T13 of memory which is more than enough to store your games at a price point of $60. Moreover, an SSD should also be paired with the hard disk if your budget allows for it SSD’s are faster than traditional HDD’s and would let you experience the full potential of your PC build. My recommendation would be again a WD Blue 500 GB SSD at an amazing price of 72 bucks.
When it comes to a cabinet, I'd suggest you look at a few cabinets yourself as our tastes may vary. My personal favorite cabinet is Corsair Carbide Spec Alpha as it looks futuristic and absolutely fabulous. Its easy to build and comes with native USI3 3.0 and SSD support. It also includes 3 120mm fans, 2 in the front and one in the back for an excellent airflow to keep things cool. The only downside is PSU is not included in the case.
Most people know this as the power supply unit should be according to the power usage of the PC build. If you are following this build, a 500 watt PSU should be enough to meet your needs. A $35 Thermaltake Smart 500W would be perfect for this price point.