700 Dollar Gaming PC Build 2019, This PC Is Next-Gen Ready

So you’re trying to build yourself a 700 dollar gaming PC build for 2019? Well, that’s awesome for you. Because today I’d like to share how to get the most bang for your buck while staying within this specific budget.

 

700 Dollar Gaming PC Build

 

An Awesome Build Awaits You


Being on a $700 budget to get started into the PC gaming world is a blessing and trust me you’ll never regret the day that you decided to invest this amount into a gaming PC! 🙂

This build will run extremely smooth with everything. Games will be able to run on the higher graphic settings while still keeping a very good frame rate while playing them.

If you’ve never built a computer before then I highly suggest that you watch the video I have posted below before AND during your building process once all of your parts come in the mail. This is the same video that I watched while I built my first computer and I must say it was the best tutorial out there that I could personally find. Newegg does a fantastic job making sure that they leave no detail out for this process.

 

How To Build A Computer


That video should definitely shed some light on the illusion of confusion when it comes to building a computer for yourself. What I mean by that is that a lot of people think that building a computer from scratch would require a bunch of computer smarts and techy know-how in order to get it done when in reality it’s actually a simple plug n’ play process! 😀

Now that you have an idea of how you’ll be building your computer, let’s go over which parts would be best with a $700 budget.

 

Optimal Hardware For $700


 

Last Updated: May 7th, 2019

* = Optional. Read below for more details.

Final price includes optional part.

 

 CaseCorsair Carbide 100R

 ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 2600

 Motherboard – MSI B450M Gaming Plus

Sapphire 11265-01-20G Radeon Nitro+ RX 580 8GB Video CardSapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 580 8GB

 RAM – Crucial 8GB Single DDR4

EVGA 600W BR PSU Power SupplyEVGA 600W BR PSU

WD Blue 1TB HDD Hard Drive – Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD

asus * CD Drive (Optional) – Asus 24x DVD-RW

 

Final Price: $690.75

 

Build Details


Pretty amazing build if I do say so myself! 🙂

The main difference between this build and the $600 build is the processor. The Ryzen 5 1500x has a bit more power per dollar spent in comparison to the 1200. After a slight overclock, you’d be outperforming the i5-7500 which is what used to be shared when doing a build at this budget.

If you’re looking to play games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Grand Theft Auto V or Overwatch on higher graphic levels then this is definitely a great build just for that. The hardware that comes with this build is outstanding and I can’t imagine that you wouldn’t be baffled by the power behind this hardware once you have experienced it for yourself.

A computer case is a part that is entirely up to the person buying the case. The one I have listed above gives you a pretty big bang for your buck and is completely compatible with this entire build. The above case really goes in between $40-$70ish so if you’re wanting to have your total cost be a bit less then it might be a good idea to go with a compatible case that is a bit cheaper.

If you want to browse other computer cases that are available online then you can Click Here to check out more mid tower cases!

A Ryzen 5 2600 is the ideal CPU if you’re spending ~$700 on your build.

Having an AMD Ryzen processor for your build is a good decision because AMD has done a great job of providing super high quality and dependable processors for many years now.

With the new Ryzen CPUs on the market you not only get good gaming performance but they’re also a good line of processors when thinking in terms of rendering projects as well.

The Ryzen 5 2600 is an awesome CPU and is sure to surprise any user with its processing speeds.

This quad-core processor is totally up for today’s demands for computer games/software/programs and then some. You can’t go wrong with this CPU and you’re basically guaranteed an amazing experience for years to come.

It’s a bit of an upgrade from the last CPU which was the i5-7500. The 2600 is the next generation up in AMD’s CPU family and since the pricing is making more and more sense as we move forward I figured that it was high time to add it into the build.

This CPU is able to be overclocked and although that isn’t an essential thing to do, I’d highly recommend doing so. That’s what gives it an edge over the i5-7500 – you’re able to overclock it to a point where it’ll perform better in gaming while also already being significantly better at rendering processes such as video editing.

Sapphire 11265-01-20G Radeon Nitro+ RX 580 8GB

We’re able to finally use an 8GB version of the RX 580. If you’re looking for high FPS on higher graphics settings at 1080p then a RX 580 is the perfect card to do exactly that. You’ll also be able to handle a decent amount of VR experiences!

Now for the video card on this build… This 8GB RX 580 card does wonders for gaming at 1080p resolution. As of right now, the current price point of a 8GB RX 580 makes perfect sense for a build that you’re aiming to spend around $700 on.

Other versions of this same type of card vary at different price ranges. This one from MSI is the one that makes the most sense with the current update to the build because the price point is at a nice spot and MSI makes awesome video cards.

It wasn’t too long ago when pretty much all video cards were overpriced so it’s nice to see that things are looking up in terms of fair prices for video cards.

If you’re currently a console gamer and you want to experience the ultimate joys of owning a powerful PC gaming system then the RX 580 combined with these other specs will really show you what it’s like.

I wouldn’t expect to run the highest demanding titles at maximum settings with 60 FPS but you’re definitely going to have a much better experience than you would on consoles.

Before the recent build updates I had the GTX 1060 listed above instead of the 580 which is lucky for us because the 580 is the better card, though only by a small bit. AMD used to have a problem with keeping them in stock for the longest time. Hopefully future updates will continue to be able to use the RX series video cards, they’re awesome!

The 600 watt power supply is manufactured by EVGA. There are some power supplies out there that simply cannot deliver the power that they say they have but EVGA will always deliver a high quality product especially with their power supplies.

* When it comes to the CD drive you have to plan how you’re going to be getting your operating system and drivers installed. If you know what you’re doing when it comes to using a USB drive for your OS and getting the correct drivers online then it’s not necessary to add in a CD drive.

Now also don’t forget that you’re going to need a keyboard, mouse and monitor in order to finish everything out for your build. If you’re in the market for a keyboard and mouse then you should definitely check out this awesome combo!

Keyboard/MouseCM Storm Devastator 3

Now for a monitor, you’re definitely going to want to go with a 1080p choice. Simply because this build is more than capable of running some of the tops games at that resolution and games look pretty great at 1080p!

71r1E7x7PlL._SL1500_Monitor – Asus VS228H

All in all, this is a perfect setup for anyone that’s on a $700 budget.

 

Operating System And Internet Connection


Now for the operating system of your build I have to say that it is entirely up to your when you go to pick an operating system.

Personally, I use Windows 10 because it has given me the best experience not only with PC gaming in general but also just the usage for a personal computer. If you don’t have the money right now for Windows then you can always download a free Linux based operating system called Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is an open-source computer OS that lets users customize it how they see fit. The only reason why I don’t use Linux is because most of the Steam games I have aren’t compatible with Linux but that is soon to change!

Steam is releasing their own operating system called SteamOS and it’s Linux based and supposedly supposed to be compatible with every game that is available on Steam. I’m pretty pumped to see the final product and best believe that I’ll be using Steam’s OS for my gaming PC once they finally have it finished!

There are also other ways of obtaining Windows without having to go through a purchasing process but it’s super frowned upon not only by most everyone in the world but myself included. It makes more sense to get a legitimate copy of the operating system that way you can know, going forward, that everything is going to work the way it was intended to.

Also, if you’re looking for ultimate wifi connectivity then I highly suggest getting the wireless network adapter listed below. It’s got the fastest and most reliable connection you could have with a desktop on USB! I always recommend going with a direct connection if you’re able to but if wireless is your only option, make sure you get a high quality adapter to get the job done.

wI’ve also got a link to a 64bit version of Windows 10. It’s extremely important to always grab the 64bit version otherwise you won’t be able to use the full 8GB of RAM that you’ve got within your PC build!

windows 10 64bit Windows 10 64bit – Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit

81CsUmlJ+iL._SL1500_ USB Wireless Network Adapter – Panda 300Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter

And if you need a mouse and keyboard for your build then it doesn’t get any better than the CM Devastator combo! Seriously, it’s the best combo for a mouse and keyboard as far as value per dollar spent is concerned.

 

To Conclude


The next few years will be filled with exciting times for PC gaming and I can’t wait to see how it all evolves for the years to come! 😀

So what do you guys think of this $700 dollar gaming PC build? Does it seem like a system that is up to par with today’s demands for gaming? I sure think so!

Let me know in the comments below!

If you have any questions, I’m all ears! 😀

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935 Responses to 700 Dollar Gaming PC Build 2019, This PC Is Next-Gen Ready

  1. Will says:

    Colton! My main man! Ok, do cases matter? If I were to use your $600 build case or your $500 build case would that not work or would it be fine? Even if it were still fine to do would you suggest action against that and that I use the $700 one because it has some sort of benefit that I’d be missing out on?

    • Colton P says:

      Pretty much any mid tower case is going to work with this build, so yes you could use a case from the $500 or $600 build pages if you wanted to. In a sense, you do “get what you pay for” with cases so make sure they have the features that you’d want down the road. For example, the above case has extra fan mount spots whereas the $500 build case does not.

      You can also take a look at other mid tower cases on Amazon and if you find one that you think you’d want to use you can comment again with a link to it and I can let you know if it’d work with the build or not?

  2. Will says:

    Sorry didn’t me to send that twice. The page was being weird so I thought I needed to send it again. I figured you’d see I put two and get rid of one and I didn’t want you to be annoyed or think I was messed up in the head.

  3. Bear says:

    Hey Colton, I’m looking into building this PC but I really cannot afford to purchase the windows. I have some older laptops that run windows 10, is there any way that the operating system could be transferred onto the new HDD?

    • Bear says:

      When i say “the windows” I mean a copy of Windows 10 64 bit….

    • Colton P says:

      You can always look into websites such as Kinguin for wholesale prices for Windows 10 64-bit keys, you just need to make sure that the seller you’re buying from has a very good rep. You can find Windows 10 for around $20-$30 from that website. Then you’d be able to put it onto a USB drive as a bootable drive and boot up Windows into your build from there. You can also create a Windows media device from Microsoft’s website for free and create a bootable USB, but then you wouldn’t have an activated version of Windows 10 which won’t allow you to use a lot of its features.

      I don’t think there’d be any simple way of transferring Windows 10 from your laptop to your desktop since your desktop would need something to boot off of rather than dragging some files into it.

      • Bear says:

        Thanks!

        • Bear says:

          Also, I already have an MSI RX 580 8gb graphics card. Would the motherboard still be compatible if I chose to use this instead of the 1060?

          • Colton P says:

            For sure! It’s a great card!!

          • Bear says:

            Thanks! I have one last question, is there a different option of RAM that I could go with (Corsair, HyperX, etc.) that would be slightly cheaper than the Crucial? I’m looking to get 16gb for around $100. I really appreciate how fast you guys get to our comments!

          • Colton P says:

            Oh man… Even with you saying how you appreciate the fast reply… Here I am super late replying to you! Sorry about that, honestly your comment must have slipped through unnoticed somehow.

            You could take a look at this 2×8 set from Corsair – It’s right up your alley for 16GB for less than $100!

  4. Joe says:

    Hey Colton, what would you recommend for an SSD with this build? Or is one not required? Thank you!

    • Colton P says:

      A solid state drive isn’t “required” per say but I’d definitely recommend adding one in if you have the room in your budget. When you install Windows and your most used programs / most played games you really get a significant increase in load times for whatever is installed on it.

      I’d go with any of these from SanDisk since they’re available for a decent price point and they’ve always been a great brand for SSDs. Get whatever size you’re able to fit within your budget.

      Let me know if I can help more as you’re moving forward with your build!!

      • Joe says:

        Would you also recommend getting Nitro+ RX 590 instead of the 580? They’re currently going for 216$, would this be compatible w/ the current build?

        • Colton P says:

          If you’d prefer the extra boost in performance and that’s in your budget range then go for it! It’s fully compatible with the build.

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