To deliver the best gaming experience, you need to know the Best Cheap Gaming PC components available in the market. The list offers both quality and cheap prices perfect for a newbie or professional gamer’s needs. This list is perfect for gamers who are sticking to a strict budget.

Here are the picks for the Best Cheap Gaming PC components:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6400

Game Spot recommended Intel’s  Core i5-6400 quad-core CPU for gaming. AMD CPUs are cheaper than Intel’s but the former requires AMD’s AM3+ chipset that is outdated and will soon be phased out to open up for the AM4. Moreover, with AMD’s Zen CPU nearing its release in stores, an AMD processor would be out of date.

The Core i5-6400 processor is Intel’s most affordable four-core Skylake CPU. It has the following specs:

  • built on a 14nm production process
  • offers four threads
  • clocked at 2.7GHz
  • features a max turbo frequency of 3.3GHz
  • offers 6MB of cache
  • uses the 1151 socket

Graphics Card: Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 4GB

Game with AMD’s Radeon RX 480 GPU:

  • built upon the company’s new Polaris microarchitecture
  • offers 2304 stream processors
  • a 1266 boost clock
  • 4GBs of video RAM
  • features 5.8 teraflops of GPU performance
  • can handle 1440p really well
  • features a slightly overclocked 1306MHz core clock

Motherboard: ASRock H170M Pro4

ASRock’s H170M Pro4 motherboard supplements the Core-i5 6400 CPU:

  • has needed LGA 1151 socket support
  • has eight USB 3.0 ports
  • 7.1 HD audio support
  • six SATA III ports
  • two PCIe slots.

RAM: HyperX FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133

8GB is the ideal size for the system RAM in most games, so two 4GB sticks of HyperX Fury DDR4 memory clocked at 2133MHz are necessary. This allows a dual-channel mode and more memory bandwidth.

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SSD: Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB

A small SSD for the operating system was recommended by Game Spot for a quick boot. A 120GB Kingston SSDNow UV400 will suffice. This costs around $40 and sure makes up for the best cheap gaming PC components.

  • offers read and write speeds up to 550MB/s and 500MB/s, respectively
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HDD: WL 1TB 32MB Cache 7200RPM

Game Spot suggested a 1TB HDD to supplement an expensive SSD. This spins at a faster 7,200rpm. One GB costs 4 cents each.

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 100R

The Corsair Carbide Series 100R chassis looks clean, modern and modest in its all black-colored steel:

  •  features a side-panel window
  • the front features two USB 3.0 ports and 3.5mm audio jacks
  • inside, there are four tool-less drive trays and enough room for full-size graphics cards that measure up to 12 inches
  • includes one 12cm fan and a removable dust filter beneath the power supply slot

Power Supply: Corsair CX Series CX 500W 80 Plus Bronze PSU

Corsair’s CX500 power supply is a trustworthy one. This carries a 80 Plus Bronze rating along with 500 watts of power.

At a total of $714.91, this will maximize graphically demanding games at 1080p, 1440p as well as VR.

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