This is a cheap desktop pc for gaming. If you’re on a budget and want to build your own gaming computer from scratch, this is your guide. Peak performance at a low cost. This gamer build is brought to you by none other than the brand new cost efficient, energy saving, AMD Ryzen 3 1300x gaming processor. With a powerful true quad core AMD CPU and the highly sought after GTX 1050 Ti graphics card.
This value build will handle better than any NextGen Console(think XBOX One/PS4) and it will give you the ability to have a fully enabled desktop computer for other things like Photoshop, web design, media streaming, browsing and more. It’s got super bang for its buck and will run the best modern games while looking better than a PS4 or XBOX One. Easily 60+ FPS on 1080p high def. Consider it “the console killer”. This desktop can be upgraded any time with a better graphics card, more memory or a faster CPU.
PreBuilt Ryzen 3 1300X (cost more than build your own but done for you)
The cheaper Ryzen 3 1200 build is just as good of a gaming computer as the Ryzen 3 1300x. The difference is you can not overclock an A Series motherboard though. It’s base clock is 3.1Ghz with Precision Boost technology at 3.4Ghz. This budget build is not overclockable as it because it is a A Series motherboard which is not overclockable motherboard. You can make it overclockable by getting the B Series motherboard. So if you do not need to overclock, the Ryzen 3 1200 and an A motherboard will save you a nice chunk of money compared to the Ryzen 3 1300x and B series motherboard below. But you can get the B with this chipset.
You can save even more with this cheap ugly case.
AMD Ryzen 3 1300x Parts List
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 [Price]
- Mobo: Ryzen Motherboard Socket [Price]
- Memory: 8GB Gaming RAM [Price]
- GFX Card: GTX 1050 Ti [Price]
- Hard Drive: 1TB SATA 7200RPM [Price]
- Power Supply: EVGA PSU [Price]
- Gaming Case: [Price] [better cases]
Gaming Computer Upgrades
With the arrival of the Ryzen series processor by AMD, budget gaming just got a whole lot more powerful. The AMD Ryzen 3 replaces the Intel i3 in performance and cost, completely changing the desktop computer game. This system is overclockable to nearly 4Ghz. Much bang for your buck, much wow.
Will run all of these award winning games and more!
This budget build is VR ready, meaning it is capable of Virtual Reality, it is fully upgradable to the Ryzen 5 or 7, lower power consumption, overclockable to 3.9Ghz when paired with the B350 series gaming motherboard listed above, and is the top choice in budget gaming build it yourself computers at this time. Building your own desktop with these parts is the way to go for performance and power at a reasonable price range.
Upgraded Gamer PC.
The GTX 1060 is leaps and bounds more powerful and should be acquired if you are looking into 4k and have the funds. The same can be said about the SSD. You really shouldn’t have an OS installed on anything other than an Solid State Drive these days. The 16GB of DDR4 RAM is not a bad upgrade either but in terms of performance for dollar you should go GFX Card, SSD, then RAM. These 3 upgrades will make this cheap gaming computer an actual powerhouse. And if you are not on a budget, those 3 upgrades paired with the AMD Ryzen 5 will be about as good as you can want for modern games. It would be equivalent to a beefy i5 build.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1300x Quad Core Gaming AM4 Processor.
AMD’s newest premier high performance gaming processor. It does come with the highly rated Wraith cooler heat-sink and will provide excellent frame rates at a low cost for old and new games on ultra settings at 1080p. Several people have asked why we went with the AMD over the Intel i3. When it comes to the Ryzen 3 vs the Intel i3, there is no question. AMD changed the game in an unexpected twist of events with this new processor. It is cheaper and benchmarks higher.
Motherboard: AM4 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0.
This Ryzen gaming motherboard is made with the AM4 Socket specifically for this build. It is the B version so you can overclock your Ryzen to 3.9Ghz with the stock cooler no problem. It allows up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. It also has USB 3.0 Ports and built in Ethernet LAN Ports. It’s all you need for a powerful base gaming pc. However, you can only use 2 sticks of RAM in this board so if you want to upgrade your memory in the future you will need to get the one with 4 slots for memory expansion, or when it comes time to upgrade your memory, just buy 2 new bigger sticks to replace these two. It is compatible with the Ryzen 3, 5, and 7 chipsets so you may upgrade by swapping the processor out at any time.
Video GFX Card: Brand New GTX 1050 Gaming Edition.
The brand new ultimate mid range budget GFX Card. The GTX 1050 is the newest release low price range graphics card that can still play games like GTA V, Far Cry 3, Witcher 3, etc all on Ultra settings at 1080P and still get up to and over 60FPS. If you’re trying to run 4k you’ll need the upgraded components.
It has HDMI, DVI and a Display port so it’s thoroughly prepared for any monitor setup and will support up to 3 High Definition monitors. It is brand new and often out of stock due to popularity and having the best cost per performance statistics. This is a very popular PC build and may require waiting a few days for a part or two. Luckily they replenish this part often.
RAM: 8GB Gaming RAM.
8GB of DDR4(newest format) is a good cheap duel channel set of RAM. You should never need more but I myself have 16GB because why not?
Hard Drive: Fast SATA 7200RPM.
Internal Hard Drive from the ultimate drive manufacture. It runs at a max 7200RPM. If you can afford it, I would get the hard drive for data and the SSD from upgrades for the operating system.
Power Supply: 500W PSU NOT GENERIC.
There are cheaper PSU’s out there but when it comes to this, it’s best to go with a known trusted gaming brand. The generic brands have been reported to burn out and fry motherboards.
Game Computer Case: Cheap mid tower and good looking.
A good cheap computer gaming case. Mid range ATX so you have plenty of room to work inside, front USB ports and several fans. However if you can spare in the budget and want a better looking case, I included a link with some top tier cases.
Ryzen 3 Budget PC Build Summary
With a powerful and efficient Ryzen processor and a loaded Graphics Card, you’ll surely be saving a lot of money instead of buying a prebuilt computer package. All you have to do is put it together yourself and believe it or not, that’s the really easy part. You almost need no instructions but the motherboard does have all of the instructions included. The plugs, ports, connectors, etc are all clearly labeled and all you have to do is screw it in and match colors to cables on the motherboard. It’s as easy as hooking up a computer when it comes to understanding what goes where. You got this.