PC gaming doesn’t need to cost a fortune, especially with latest hardware being capable of handling even the most demanding of games. We’ll be recommending a PC build that costs just over £800, including GPU, CPU, motherboard and everything else you’ll need to get started.
And now for the build:
- Case: Phanteks Eclipse Series P400S – £79.50
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime B350M-A/CSM – £89.35
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 – £89.99
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) – £91.92
- PSU: EVGA 450W B1 – £47.76
- Storage: Samsung 250GB 850 EVO M.2 – £88.76
- Storage: Seagate 1 TB BarraCuda – £38.50
- GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 WF2 3GB – £284.99
- Total: £810.77
This price excludes the cost of Windows 10, which you can purchase from Amazon (or your favourite CD key marketplace — use Google). The fluctuations in pricing for GPUs will also affect this build with the GTX 1060 costing more than a third of the total. You may be able to bag a deal on a second-hand unit.
The GTX 1060, matched with a Ryzen 3 1200 CPU, will be able to handle most games without issue, though you may need to turn down a few settings, especially with only 8 GB of RAM available.