Build a PC: budget gaming PC builds (March 2024)

What are these budget PC builds?

These featured PC builds consistently provide excellent bang for your buck across various budget levels. They can also serve as a solid foundation for crafting a personalized gaming PC setup, allowing you to easily include or exclude additional components based on your unique requirements. If you have any specific question you can contact us or join the awesome Reddit community /r/buildapc.

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pangoly pangoly
Build Total $382
Estimated Wattage 140 W
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  • Highlights:
  • Socket LGA 1700 with B760 chipset
  • CPU Intel i3 (Integrated Graphics)
  • RAM 8 GB DDR4 2133+ MHz
  • SSD 250 GB M.2 NVME
  • Low power consumption
  • Ideal for low budgets, browsing the Internet, watching movies and chatting
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pangoly pangoly
Build Total $578
Estimated Wattage 280 W
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  • Highlights:
  • Socket LGA 1700 with B760 chipset
  • CPU Intel Core i3 Quad Core
  • RAM 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz
  • SSD 500 GB M.2 NVME
  • Mid-range graphic card
  • Recommended for school and office work, casually playing video games
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pangoly pangoly
Build Total $646
Estimated Wattage 300 W
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  • Highlights:
  • Socket AM4 with B550 chipset
  • CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5th gen
  • RAM 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz
  • SSD 500 GB M.2 NVME
  • Mid-range graphics card
  • For AMD lovers, a cheaper alternative of the Gamer configuration
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pangoly pangoly
Build Total $1258
Estimated Wattage 500 W
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SSD
  • Highlights:
  • Socket LGA 1700 with Z690 chipset (PCIe 5.0)
  • CPU Intel Core i5 13th gen
  • GPU AMD RX 7800 XT
  • RAM 16 GB DDR4 3000+ MHz
  • SSD 1 TB M.2 NVME
  • Mechanical keyboard & gaming mouse
  • Approved for video games enthusiasts, freelance work and good performance longevity
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pangoly pangoly
Build Total $1476
Estimated Wattage 500 W
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  • Highlights:
  • Socket AM5 Chipset X670 / B650 (PCIe 4.0)
  • CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3D V-Cache
  • GPU AMD RX 7800 XT
  • RAM 32 GB DDR5 5200+ MHz
  • SSD 1 TB M.2 NVME
  • Mechanical keyboard & gaming mouse
  • Approved for video games enthusiasts, freelance work and good performance longevity
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pangoly pangoly
Build Total $918
Estimated Wattage 290 W
CPU Single-Core
CPU Multi-Core
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  • Highlights:
  • Socket LGA 1700
  • CPU Intel Core i5 12th gen
  • RAM 16 GB DDR4 3000+ MHz
  • SSD 1 TB M.2 NVME
  • Mini-ITX Case
  • So much power in such little space. Ideal for LAN parties or for having a gaming beast sitting in your living room
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pangoly pangoly
Build Total $2243
Estimated Wattage 560 W
CPU Single-Core
CPU Multi-Core
VGA
SSD
  • Highlights:
  • Socket LGA 1700 with Z790 chipset (PCIe 5.0)
  • CPU Intel Core i7 14th gen
  • GPU NVIDIA RTX 4080
  • RAM 32 GB DDR5 6000+ MHz
  • SSD 2 TB M.2 NVME
  • Recommended for software development, streaming, playing video games in 2K/4K
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pangoly pangoly
Build Total $3319
Estimated Wattage 700 W
CPU Single-Core
CPU Multi-Core
VGA
SSD
  • Highlights:
  • Socket LGA 1700 with Z790 chipset (PCIe 5.0)
  • CPU Intel Core i9 14th gen
  • GPU NVIDIA RTX 4090
  • RAM 32 GB DDR5 6000+ MHz
  • SSD 2 TB M.2 NVME
  • Extreme multitasking, editing videos, creating animations, or designing 3D models
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pangoly pangoly
Build Total $6163
Estimated Wattage 630 W
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  • Highlights:
  • Socket sTR5 with AMD TRX50 chipset
  • CPU AMD Threadripper
  • GPU NVIDIA RTX 4090
  • RAM 64 GB DDR5 Registered
  • SSD 2 TB M.2 NVME
  • Extreme multitasking, editing videos, creating animations, or designing 3D models
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FAQ

Find the answers for the most frequently asked questions below

Is it cheaper to build your own computer?

Sure, when you build your own PC, you have the freedom to exactly choose each component according to your budget and needs. You can shop around for deals and discounts, which can save you some money compared to buying a pre-built system.

Is it easy to build a custom computer?

Building a custom computer can be challenging for someone without experience. However, with our resources and tools available to you, we can make your life easier!

Can I build a PC with $1,000?

Absolutely! You can definitely build a solid custom PC that offers good performance and can handle a wide range of tasks and games, like our Advanced and AMDdicted configurations for example.

What tools do I need?

You'll typically need a screwdriver, thermal paste, cable ties, an anti-static wristband (optional), and, of course, Pangoly ;)

Should I build a PC now or wait?

There is no better time than another to buy a custom PC. When it's time, define your budget and pick the best products available that you can afford.

What components do I need for building a Gaming PC?

To build a good gaming PC, you'll need a CPU with good single thread performance, a dedicated GPU, at least 16 GB of RAM, a reliable power supply, fast storage (SSD), and a quality cooling solution.

It depends on your specific needs and budget, but generally, 16 GB is a good starting point for most users, although 32 GB or more might be beneficial for tasks like video editing or gaming with high-resolution textures. You can also read our RAM Guide.
The main difference is that a solid-state drive (SSD) uses flash memory chips to store data, which makes it faster, more durable, and quieter than a traditional hard drive, but it usually offers less storage capacity for the price. You can check our SSD chart to find the top performance drives available on the market.
It depends on how much data you plan to store, but generally, a 500 GB to 1 TB storage drive should be sufficient to install the operation system and your most used applications and games.
The form factor you should consider for your PC case depends on factors such as available space, desired components, and any specific needs like portability or expandability, but popular options include ATX, microATX, and mini-ITX. Make sure to refer to our compatibility lists to verify that all the components you choose are compatible with each other.
To ensure compatibility, you need to check the socket type and chipset of your CPU, match it with the corresponding socket and chipset supported by the motherboard, and consider factors like RAM compatibility, expansion slots. Please use our compatibility lists and custom PC builder to verify it and check if a BIOS update is needed before installing the CPU.
No, it's not necessary unless you have specific performance requirements or want to experiment with pushing your hardware to its limits, but for most users, running components at their stock settings it is perfectly fine. Also, overclocking a specific PC part can potentially void its warranty.
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