GeekaWhat will be guiding the Readers to build the best gaming PCs for all budgets and resolutions.For a budget of $1000, GeekaWhat recommends AMD’s RX 6650 XT as the GPU.
The RX 6650 XT is one of the best options for a $1000 build.GeekaWhat suggests using Intel’s i5-13400F CPU, which costs $209.The CPU and the GPU will take up around $500-$600 of the total build budget.
To complete the build, you will need a motherboard, cooler for the CPU, memory, SSD, case, and power supply.For the motherboard, a B760 motherboard, or a more expensive Z790 is required.
GeekaWhat recommends going for the cheaper Gigabyte motherboard that has Wi-Fi.The recommended memory is 16GB of DDR4 memory with low latency.
The Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro is GeekaWhat’s preferred choice.For the SSD, a Gen 3 NVMe drive is recommended, and GeekaWhat likes the Samsung SSD 980.
The recommended power supply is 650W.The Corsair CX650M is a great power supply that’s usually reasonably priced.
Assembling the build
With all the components necessary for the build listed, you should have around six items in your basket.The total cost for the six items should be around $700.
You will need to add an SSD, case, and power supply to the basket.GeekaWhat recommends a 500GB Samsung SSD 980 for the SSD.
For the case, you can choose any case you like, as long as it can accommodate the motherboard and the GPU.The recommended power supply is 650W, and you can choose any power supply that suits your budget.
Make sure to check the compatibility of all your components before checking out.
Tips for building a gaming PC
Building a gaming PC can be overwhelming, but GeekaWhat provides tips to make the process easier.Check article on the The Graphics Card Buyer’s Guide 2023!
GeekaWhat recommends having a look through their website to see their favorite products for each category.GeekaWhat recommends filtering down the power supply options by brand.Make sure to check the compatibility of all your components before checking out.
Components and pairing
CPU and GPU pairing is important to avoid bottlenecks16GB RAM is good for low to mid-range builds while 32GB RAM is recommended for higher-end builds
Power supply selection depends on wattage requirements and desired featuresBeyond that, component selection is based on personal preference
Choosing a case
For a low-cost build, it’s best to avoid expensive cases.The Montec brand offers good options for cases that look nice without breaking the bank.Personal preference plays a role in case selection
If building a system with a $1000 budget, consider improving storage by upgrading to a 1TB SSD.The Samsung 980 Pro 1TB SSD is a good option for this build
Adding a CPU cooler is also recommended to keep the system cool.The Anima AC240 is a good air cooler option that is affordable and comes with two fans
Starting a new build
Starting a new build with a $1500 budget.Intel Core i5 13600k is a good CPU option.A budget Z790 motherboard is ideal to go along with the CPU.A 32GB DDR4 RAM kit is recommended for this build.The Corsair 4000D case is a good choice for a mid-range build.
A 240mm all-in-one liquid cooler is recommended for this build.Just GPU is a good resource for finding affordable graphics cards
Choosing a GPU and Power Supply
The budget for the mid-range build is a bit tight.Then looking for a RTX 3070 or an RX 6800 XT.
The 3070 is likely to be cheaper than the 6800 XT and provides better value for money.A Gigabyte RTX 3070 is chosen for $539, which is sold and shipped by Newegg directly.
The Corsair CX 750M power supply is selected as it is reputable and has enough wattage for the build.The total cost is $1416, which is slightly over budget.
Building a $1500 BEST Gaming PC
Removes the graphics card, motherboard, and memory from the mid-range build to start over.The motherboard needs to have DDR5 compatibility, more clock headroom, and a better feature set.
The Gigabyte Z790 Gaming AX is selected for $229 or $240 if the rebate is not included.A 32 GB DDR5 Trident Z Royal kit is added to the build.
The remaining budget is nearly $1000, which is used to upgrade the graphics card.
Building a $2000 BEST Gaming PC
A Radeon RX 6900 XT is selected as the graphics card.The ASRock Phantom Gaming RX 6900 XT is chosen for $999 from Newegg.
The build includes a Four Thousand DK case, Gigabyte Z790 motherboard, 750-watt power supply, 32 GB DDR5, 240ml cooler, Intel Core i5-13600K, and a one terabyte Samsung 980 Pro.
A: If you’re on a tight budget, you can still build a decent gaming PC. Look for a budget CPU like the AMD Ryzen 3 or Intel Core i3, a mid-range GPU like the Nvidia GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT, 8GB of RAM, and a 500GB or 1TB hard drive or SSD. This should give you a good balance of performance and affordability.
A: For 1080p gaming, you’ll want to invest a bit more in your hardware. Consider a mid-range CPU like the AMD Ryzen 5 or Intel Core i5, a high-end GPU like the Nvidia GTX 1660 Super or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. This should give you smooth gameplay and high frame rates at 1080p.
A: For 1440p gaming, you’ll need a more powerful system. Look for a high-end CPU like the AMD Ryzen 7 or Intel Core i7, a top-of-the-line GPU like the Nvidia RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, 16-32GB of RAM, and a 1TB or 2TB SSD. This should give you smooth and immersive gameplay at 1440p.
A: For 4K gaming, you’ll need the most powerful hardware available. Consider a high-end CPU like the AMD Ryzen 9 or Intel Core i9, a top-of-the-line GPU like the Nvidia RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, 32GB of RAM, and a 2TB or 4TB SSD. This should give you the best possible performance and visual quality for 4K gaming.
A: Yes, you should also consider factors like the power supply unit (PSU) wattage, motherboard compatibility, cooling system, and case design. Make sure your PSU can handle the power requirements of your components, that your motherboard supports your chosen CPU and GPU, that your cooling system can keep your components cool under heavy load, and that your case has enough space and good airflow to prevent overheating.
A: Yes, buying used or refurbished components can be a good way to save money. Just make sure you’re buying from a reputable seller and that the components are in good condition. Also, keep in mind that used or refurbished components may not come with a warranty, so you’ll be taking a bit of a risk.