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


These videos 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: September 23rd, 2019

* = Optional. Read below for more details.

Final price includes optional part.

 

Rosewill TYRFING CaseRosewill TYRFING

 ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 2700

 MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4

 Video CardSapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 590 8GB

Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single  RAM – Crucial Ballistix Sport LT Single 8GB 2666 MHz

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: $705.72

 

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 2700 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 2700 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 2700 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 Nitro 590

We’re finally able to use an 8GB version of the RX 590. If you’re looking for high FPS on higher graphics settings at 1080p then a RX 590 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 590 card does wonders for gaming at 1080p resolution. As of right now, the current price point of a 8GB RX 590 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 590 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 590 which is lucky for us because the 590 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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946 Responses to 700 Dollar Gaming PC Build 2019, This PC Is Next-Gen Ready

  1. The Curious Corn says:

    I just built my computer and the only thing that I’m unsure about is the internet. What is a good internet speed? How do I upgrade that… What are all the parts that have to do with the internet/wifi? I’m sorry to unload all these questions, any help would be appreciated.

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Curious Corn, I also replied to your comment on the post about ethernet vs wireless!

      You’ll have to get in contact with a local ISP (internet service provider) to get rates on speeds, data plans and what not in that context.

      As far as good speeds to have, I’d say that 1mbps (megabytes per second) download speed for the bare minimum, 10-20mbps would be more recommended so if you’re able to get more than 1mbps then definitely do so!

      But as I said, all of that information is available with a local ISP.

  2. Thewizsam123 says:

    so i bought all the stuff,which came over &701 it was damn near $1000, and the first test run didn’t work

  3. Shouldn’t I buy this pc it comes with windows 10 bluetooh wifi a better processor .The only thing missing is the SSD and 4gb ram its 47690INR which is about 710$

    • Colton P says:

      That’s a good pre-built to buy if you’re looking at playing games that are super old, like World of Warcraft.

      No AAA game around is going to run on that. Sure, the CPU is great but the graphics card is extremely outdated. You’d be sacrificing so much money for so little power.

      This is why I always preach to never buy a pre-built because they never deliver on the power per dollar spent. The above PC build is going to literally perform over 300% more in the graphics department.

  4. Hardcore Gamer without money says:

    One .more thing would it be cheaper if I buy windows 7 and upgrade to 10 or if I directly by Windows 10

    • Colton P says:

      Windows 7 is cheaper and the free upgrade to Windows 10 is going on until summer time.

      It’s a lot cheaper to go with Windows 7 and then to upgrade, check out the link above for a low priced version of Windows 7.

  5. Hardcore Gamer without money says:

    I know it can run bf4 (Battlefield 4)
    But can it run Battlefield 5 releasing October 15

    • Colton P says:

      The minimum specs aren’t out for that game so it’s impossible to know how it’d run for 100% certain but seeing as this PC is a really good build, it’s going to handle future titles.

  6. Niall GiemenKoff says:

    Hey Colton,
    I’m actually finishing off high school soon, and moving into college dorms, so I was thinking of building a gaming computer. All I play is DotA 2, and occasionally some hitman, cs go. I have an $800 budget, do you think this would last me for 4 years without having to replace anything? Also, I would really like to swap out the hard drive for an SSD, could you recommend one?

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Niall,

      Yes, this PC is going to stand the test of time for a good while. Right around the 3-4 year mark you may see a tiny dip in performance but it’ll definitely still be able to play the games that come out and what not. It’s a really good build!

      As for a SSD I’d recommend this one by Crucial, definitely get a HDD down the road though as you’ll probably want more space down the road!

  7. Miru says:

    Hi I’m super glad I found this build! Everything looks so simple and helpful it’s awesome. I just have a question tho. Would this build be able to sustain playing games like league of legends and at the same time while streaming? Tysm

  8. Kevin says:

    Can you suggest a different motherboard whereby i can upgrade the processers and not need to change my motherboard.?(pc noob)

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Kevin,

      The motherboard above actually has plenty of upgrading options, I really don’t think changing the motherboard would be necessary with this build. For example, you’ll be able to upgrade to a powerful i7 using the same board.

  9. Chris C says:

    alright! Only question I have now is if the NZXT S340 ATX midtower case will be ok? Other than that I am going to start my build!

  10. Chris C says:

    and probably a dopy question, but would this computer be powerful enough to render videos at a decent rate?

  11. Chris C says:

    whats the view on just opting not to use a wifi adapter, and running hardwired?

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Chris,

      I’d highly recommend that route if it’s accessible to you. You’d just need an ethernet cord and then you’d also have to install the driver on the motherboard to use the ethernet port. The driver comes with the CD packaged with the motherboard!

      Direct connection is always the best kind of connection.

  12. Wyatt says:

    Thank you for showing us this build! This is my first build and I am wondering about a few things.

    First thing, I saw a comment saying that you recommend this hard drive http://amzn.to/1QnwCRj . Which one would be better, the one you recommeded or this one? Would the one above work in this build?

    Second off, the USB Wireless Network Adapter that you put in the build, does that detect wifi? And if it put it in in the back of my computer, it will still detect signal?

    Sorry I asked very simple and dumb questions, this is my first build and I am very happy to find this one!
    Thanks, Wyatt

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Wyatt,

      Whichever one of those drives is cheaper is the one I’d go with, I personally have that same exact Seagate hard drive in my build and it works like a charm, has been for almost 4 years now.

      And yes, the wireless network adapter will allow you to pick up on a wifi signal if you need to have a wireless connection!

      Don’t worry about any questions man, it’s all good and I’m all ears 🙂

      • Wyatt says:

        Thank you!

        I have another question, will the computer be loud? And will the computer last or will I have to replace it after a little?

        Thank you again,
        Wyatt

        • Colton P says:

          No problem.

          Not really, especially during gaming. Intel CPU coolers are quieter and overall you really won’t be able to tell that the noise is there while gaming. When idle it really shouldn’t bother you.

          This specific build is going to last quite a while, it’s a very beefy system. It’ll be a good amount of years yet before you’d have to upgrade a part. That’s one of the many beauties of PC builds, you don’t have to go and buy a whole different system. You’ll just have to upgrade a part whenever you deem it necessary.

  13. Josh says:

    Thanks for the info and help. I’ll be doing this build this week. I’ll make sure to bug you again if I run to any hiccups

  14. Astra says:

    Heyo. I’ve lived with my laptop and consoles for a long while, and I figured it’s about time I upgraded. 700 euros is just what I had in mind anyways. I hope I can pull this off: I’m not that well versed in computers, at all, lol. Luckily I have a pretty tech-savvy relative for backup. Thanks for this guide!

  15. Josh says:

    Kind of new to the gaming PC building. But if I added a ssd and another stick of RAM to this parts list would that be worth the cost for the performance. Also, would it be wise to go with an aftermarket cooling system and to add another case fan or would that be over kill. Also, would this setup be OK for some of the more demanding games like arc or would that still be laggy. Responses are appreciated.

    • Colton P says:

      Hey there Josh,

      Adding a SSD is highly recommended as you’d be able to install your OS onto it as well as your most used programs and most played games. It speeds up the boot times of the PC and it makes your programs/games load MUCH faster, it’s definitely worth the extra investment.

      As far as the RAM, 8GB really is the industry standard today and at 8GB your PC is going to be able to handle basically anything. I’d hold off on adding more RAM to the build until you really needed it.

      As far as an aftermarket cooler and another fan, definitely not needed with this build. The CPU cannot be overclocked so the stock CPU heatsink that it comes with is going to be more than enough to keep it cool for you aren’t going to be able to overheat it by overclocking it – so yes, that’d be overkill.

      Ark is going to run smoothly with this build and it definitely has some future proof power in it, you’re good to go in that realm it’s a very good gaming PC 🙂

  16. Pinpo says:

    Sorry about this if it seems like a stupid question, I’m curious if I buy that option for windows 7 that you linked in your list, does that mean when I get the disk it will have a working product key with it? Or is the windows 7 product key something I have to buy separately?

    Thank you for your time.

  17. Abdulah says:

    Hi colton.
    I just wanted to thank you for your help. Just one question though, the amazon link for the Operating System says that the product was “refurbished”. Should I be concerned about the quality?

    Also, why Window 7 and not windows 8.1? Is there any differences in performance or something?

    • Colton P says:

      Hi Abdulah,

      I myself and man others have used this “refurbished” versions of Windows. It really works just like any other version of it, the only difference is that it can only be used once whereas the other version can be used to up to 5 PCs I believe.

      I share this 64bit Windows 7 version because it’s the lowest price option available on Amazon and it still gives you the option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. I’m a user of Windows 10 and so far it has been a great experience, I’m not a fan of Windows 8 and again, Windows 7 is cheaper and still comes with the upgrade.

      • Pinpo says:

        So this version of windows 7 if it does come with a product key, which can only be used once if I’m not mistaken, will work on this technically new pc build. The only reason I also ask this is due to it saying it won’t work on new pcs on the amazon page. So that just makes me concerned about paying for something I wouldn’t be able to use since it’s a new pc and it not being meant for that. (also I do understand about you choosing it since it’s the cheaper option and I can’t blame you for that.)

        Again, thank you for your time.

        • Colton P says:

          You have my personal word that it works, it comes with a product key and yes it can only be used once. I have used it for several different builds and have gotten no issues, all of which came with the free Windows 10 upgrade.

          It’ll work just fine on a fresh PC build Pinpo, I personally promise you that 🙂

  18. Jeff says:

    Hi Colton,

    I am looking at building my first computer **Nerves** lol.

    I am really glad I found your website and everything listed here looks amazing. I am probably going to follow everything to a T including the monitor.

    1- I do have 2 questions tho. There are two games I play/want to play in the future that I am curious about. Will this be able to run WoW at a decent level. and Possibly overwatch in the future?

    2- I have been reviewing the products and such and the only thing that scares me is the Hard drive. The drive itself seems fine, however from the amazon reviews people are saying they are being sent old/used drives with no warranty. Again with this being my first build and being new to the scene I dont want to be sent an old drive because I wont know how to test it to check.

    I am pretty tech savy and have good patience so I think this is something I can get done 🙂 however do you have any tips / pointers for someone on their first build?

    Thanks again for this guide Its been a lot of fun reading and getting excited of whats possibly to come 🙂

    • Colton P says:

      Hi Jeff,

      I was super nervous for my first build too, that’s completely normal 😛 took me a long time as I didn’t have real guidance and I had no prior experience. Trust me, if I was able to do it and learn about it then you definitely can too.

      As far as your questions,

      1- WoW will run at max settings at 60 fps for sure at 1080p. WoW isn’t a very demanding game at all and this build totally surpasses the requirements to run it at maximum settings. For Overwatch, these specs also surpass the recommended specs so you’d be able to run that pretty well as well!

      2- Soon I’m going to be changing the hard drive anyway as the price is too high for a 1TB drive. This one is cheaper and I have the same exact drive in my build, I’ve used it for over 4 years now with no hiccups!

      Let me know if you have any other questions as you move forward with your build man, I’m more than happy to help out as much as I can 🙂 as far as a tip for putting it together, make sure that you go through the video that I have embedded above before and actually during the process of putting it together. If you follow it to a T, step by step, then you’ll be good to go for sure! It’s a great video!

  19. Pinpo says:

    Hello Colton with this build I made a few slight changes from the parts on the list.

    The few parts I had changed out where these two:

    The case:
    http://amzn.to/1U8fqPs

    And The Graphics Card:
    http://amzn.to/1PG1TeQ

    What I’m wondering is if the Power Supply (600W) and the motherboard on this list, that you made, is good enough for these parts? (like will it be able to hold these with no problem and fit correctly?)

    • Colton P says:

      Hello Pinpo,

      That case is great. I have the same exact one with my build and it was super easy to build with.

      Yes, those parts would work fine with the PSU and motherboard listed above here for sure!

  20. andrew says:

    After thinking it over I am also ready to upgrade the main computer of my house for my sister and nephew use so I have a question.

    Which of these builds or what processor and Graphics card would be required to run

    1 Media Sever (Constantly)
    2 Mine Craft windows so they can multi play.
    Newer Games as well

    These are great looking builds and can’t wait to have the money to actually build them.

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