Gaming PC Build For $900, Top Tier Custom Build 2018

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Putting together a gaming PC build for $900 would put you in a great position to experience everything PC gaming has to offer for 2018 and beyond.


Gaming PC Build For $900


Prepare Yourself For Epicness

If you’re looking to run games such as Dragon Age: Inquisition, Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, Dying Light, Grand Theft Auto V, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and/or The Division on max graphic settings and high resolution while maintaining a high frame rate then this is the build for you.

This PC gives you the most bang for your buck and your return of computer power on your investment is well spent once you experience this computer for yourself. (FOR REAL. THIS BUILD IS BEAST.)

This build will stand the test of time, and if you’re at all interested in diving into virtual reality down the road then you can know that this build will be able to give you that experience full-scale.

If you’ve never built your own computer then have no fear, building a computer is actually a lot easier than what you’d think it would be. Sure it sounds like a pretty intimidating task, but through personal experience I can tell you that I know you can do it because when I went to build my first computer I had no experience at all… I was only interested in getting myself into the PC gaming arena while still staying within my budget range!

When I built my first computer I followed a video tutorial while I built my computer at the same time. Now for the first time around it took me a bit of time to learn how each part worked together but the time spent was time well spent because the process of building a computer stays with you after you learn it much like anything else in life, I’ve been able to build many more computers for friends and family and can now put a computer together in about an hours time! 😀

In my opinion, the #1 video tutorial for building a computer from scratch is done by Newegg. I have embed the video below from YouTube so feel free to bookmark this post to watch the video while you’re putting your PC gaming build together!



How To Build A Computer

Once you get all of your parts be sure to review the video above that way you can be sure that you will be able to put your computer together the way it was meant to be put together.

With that, let’s get to the hardware.


Optimal Parts On A $900 Budget


Last Updated: October 11th, 2018

* = Optional part, read below for more details.



Case – Rosewill ATX Mid Tower Galaxy-03

 Motherboard – MSI Performance GAMING X470

 Processor – AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

 Video Card – EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING 6GB

 RAM – Crucial 8GB Single DDR4

Hard Drive – Seagate 1TB

 Solid State DriveSanDisk 240GB SSD

Power Supply – EVGA 600W B1 80+

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


Final Price: $927.49


Build Details

This build is definitely going to ensure that you get the most power for the amount of money you throw down on your build.

Right now these parts together are a good amount less than $900, so if you’re wanting to spend a bit more then I’d also suggest adding a solid state drive since it’ll make everything run a lot faster in comparison to a traditional hard drive.

I’ve had a solid state drive from SanDisk included with the build because they have always had the best pricing on SSD storage along with them performing as expected to. As of right now, we can fit a 240GB SSD in without hurting the budget point too much. Definitely go with a 120GB or remove it all together if you’d rather have a bit more cash after.

If you decide to not include the solid state drive then you’ll be well under $900 in total. You could use that extra bit on whatever else you like, up to you! Let me know if you do this, It’d be cool to know what you decide to get with the extra cash left over.

As far as the computer case goes, the Rosewill case that I have listed above is going to be 100% compatible with this build and is going to work perfectly when you go to build this PC.

The Ryzen 5 2600X, especially after overclocking, performs extremely well both in gaming and rendering.

This case also has USB 3.0 capabilities and if you’re looking to go cheaper on your case then just know that you won’t be able to utilize the USB 3.0 technology that is available with the motherboard I have listed above.

If you’d like to browse more computer cases to either better fit your style and/or your taste then you can do so by Clicking Here!

The Ryzen 5 2600X 6-core processor is great not only for this current generation of PC gaming but for a few years down the road as well.

It is able to be overclocked hence why I’ve decided to go with it for this build. It actually does come with a stock cooler and it’s also a good enough cooler to where you’ll be able to get a decent overclock right out of the gate. Be sure to check out videos on YouTube to make sure you know what you’re doing when you start using it!

You’ll also be able to execute some of the most demanding processing actions that a computer is capable of such as creating high quality videos with effects, design video games, 3D modeling and much more. That’s what the Ryzen line on processors was made for – for heavy rendering processes. It’s also great for gaming!

Pricing is very slowly going down on hardware and we can finally put the 6GB variant of a 1060 with this build.

The GTX 1060 will most likely put you in awe once you see what kind of power that it is capable of as far as displaying textures and models for games go.

This card is an amazing card for gaming and you won’t have to upgrade it for at least a few more years so that way you can feel comfortable knowing that you’ll have a top tier system with top tier hardware to keep up with today and tomorrow’s tech demands. 1440p resolution is definitely doable with this card. 😀

With that though, you may want to start with 1080p both for cash flow reasons and because 1080p is still a really good resolution to game on. The 1060 is basically overkill at 1080p meaning that you’re going to max everything out no problem. Adjusting your video settings in-game will help with getting 60+ FPS though.

* When it comes to the CD drive you should know that it’s also possible to install your operating system with a USB boot drive. You can also find the necessary drivers you’d need online. If you aren’t comfortable doing that or learning how then having the CD drive will make the process easier.

If you’re in the market for a monitor at that resolution then look no further than this one by Asus. I’ve used this exact monitor for many years now and it has never disappointed!

71r1E7x7PlL._SL1500_MonitorASUS VS228H

Remember, the 1060 is a crazy card for 1080p but it makes a lot more sense right now to get it over say a 970. In the future, VR gaming and higher resolution gaming should be on your mind.

Also if you’re in need for a keyboard and mouse combo that is good with a 1080p resolution then Cooler Master’s Devastator combo is going to be exactly what you need.

Keyboard/MouseCM Storm Devastator 3

Feel free to ask me about any other monitors, keyboards and mice in the comments area below. I’d be more than happy to throw my two sense on which ones you’d rather prefer!


Operating System And Internet Connection

Now as far as operating systems – I feel like this is entirely up to you as the builder of your PC. Most people go with Windows 10 right now and it’s a great operating system except the fact that it’s quite the expense.

If you don’t have $100 to throw down on an operating system then you could always go with the free, open-source OS called Ubuntu at least until you can afford Windows and/or just stick with Ubuntu if you end up liking it.

It’s Linux based and is actually pretty easy to use. As far as Steam and it’s games go you’ll have to do some emulating and what not to actually be able to play the games that weren’t meant to be played on a Linux system, like Skyrim for example.

If you grab a legit copy of Windows, however, you’ll be able to customize/personalize your experience with Windows 10 and apparently Microsoft is actively working to make Windows 10 the best gaming operating system yet, but I could probably bet money that Steam’s operating system will most likely bring Windows 10 to shame simply because Steam is amazing and the company behind it has a great vision in mind for it’s future. If they do it right, they could create the best OS yet – SteamOS.

If you’re looking for anything else to add to your build to get more out of your $900 budget then you could also grab a wireless network adapter so that you can easily connect to your internet without having any problems of disconnection. I’ll add a link below here to a great USB network adapter that is also compatible with Windows 10.

I highly recommend going with a direct connection via an ethernet cord but if wireless is all you can go with then you’ll definitely need the wireless adapter.

I’ll also link you to a 64bit version of Windows 10. It’s vital that you grab a 64bit version because the 32bit version will only allow for 4GB of RAM, for some reason.

Check out these links below!

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

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

The above links are going to be essential for getting everything working and to get into gaming. Unless you’re only playing single player games – you’ll want to have some sort of a network adapter to connect to the internet. But as I said above, I’d definitely recommend going with a direct connection via an ethernet cord if you’re able to!s


To Conclude

All in all, this is a GREAT build and your inner gamer will be totally satisfied with the kind of power that a gaming PC build for $900 is able to give out.

So what do you guys think of this build?

Are you going to be building this?

Let me know in the comments below! 😀

Feel free to ask any questions you may have about this build as well!


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786 Responses to Gaming PC Build For $900, Top Tier Custom Build 2018

  1. Trevor says:

    Hey Colton I was wondering if the Intel Core i5-4690K Processor 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 BX80646I54690K would work with this motherboard?

  2. Shekel says:

    Hey colton, I was thinking about buying some parts second hand to save a bit of money and fit it in my budget. Which parts could be bought second hand and which should really not be? Thanks.

    • Colton P says:

      Hey there Shekel,

      Are you meaning buying parts that have already been used? There isn’t a whole lot I’d recommend getting used but the case shouldn’t be too bad as long as it still comes with the screws and/or standoffs. Other than that it’s always best to get all of the hardware brand new.

  3. S says:

    Do you happen to have a recommendation for prebuilt desktops? I want focus on performance. I know alienware overpriced for the specs it gives. (price range around 1000)

    Thank you

  4. Shaher says:

    Which gpu is better this one or msi 100ME edition

    • Colton P says:

      When it comes to comparing all of the different versions on the GTX 970 – you’re not going to find that many crazy huge differences. The main difference between all of them is which one is able to overclock better. Though a version such as the Gigabyte G1 version has a bit better stock clock speed, it also has an increased price.

      They’re all very high performing cards and if you’re wanting something better then it’d be a better idea to look at the GTX 1060 or 1070 rather than comparing all of the 970s.

  5. Justin Williams says:

    Hey Colton. Sorry of the dual post (one in $800 build). Love this site man! This is my first time building a game pc. I already bought this case before I found this site.

    Rosewill Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Challenger S

    Will this build work with this case? Thanks in advance.

  6. Trevor says:

    Hey Colton I just wanted to say I really appreciate all the help you give on this website, I had another question about build since I am using it for my PC. Can I use any of the EVGA GeForce GTX 970s for the MSI Intel Z97 LGA 1150 DDR3 USB 3.1 ATX Motherboard and Intel Core i5-4690K Processor 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 or should I use a specific one?

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Trevor,

      Yes – you can basically use any 970 that suits you best. Only thing I’d say is to stay away from the super huge ones like the G1 gaming version by Gigabyte as I’m not entirely sure that the above case would be able to fit it fully.

  7. Shaher says:

    I decided to go with a MSI geforce gtx 1060 6GB GDDR5 direct x 12 vr ready. Is that better than the gpu you have listed here?

  8. Shaher says:

    Will it fit on the MOBO you have listed above? If not can you reccomend me a MoBo that fits, i have an i5 6600k and the ram u habe listed here btw.

  9. Matt says:

    I want to do this $900 build but want to go with a 2TB HDD and was wondering what you would recommend. Will the case from your $800 build work with the $900 build as well?

    • Colton P says:

      Hey there Matt,

      For a 2TB drive I would recommend going with this one from Seagate – basically the same thing just with that extra terabyte behind it.

      And yes, the case from the $800 build will definitely work!

      • Matt says:

        Thanks for your help! One last question: I currently have a SanDisk 120GB SSD that is running my OS and a couple of other programs. would this work instead of the Kingston? It’s only about 2-3 months old.

  10. Adrian says:

    How come this has an ssd but $1k doesn’t? Just curious lol great website !

    • Colton P says:

      Because a SSD doesn’t fit within the budget range that I had set for $1,000. Makes more sense to have the graphics power rather than the extra drive. Or one could start with a SSD and grab a hard drive down the road.

  11. Dylan Murray says:

    Right now I’m looking at this build, but I was wondering, would this PC be capable of running a three monitor setup?

  12. Hamza says:

    Hi there sir, so i wanted to build a 1k $ PC, but since i live in the ME(kuwait), the shipping fees are just too high, so i had to cut ny budget to 900$,and i was wondering if anything could go wrong during the shipping process? And if it happened is there anything i can do to fix that?

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Hamza,

      Amazon works with people that have products shipped to them that are DOA (dead on arrival) or if they were damaged during shipping. I’ve only had really good experiences in that regard but odds are that you won’t have any issues.

  13. Mason says:

    Hey Colton,
    Between EVGA GeForce 6GB GTX 1060 GAMING ACX 2.0 and Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming GV-N1060G1GAMING-6GD Graphics Cards which one is better since ny friend suggested it.

    • Colton P says:


      You’re talking about this exact card in comparison, right?

      If so then it has a bit of a better base clock, not a crazy huge significant difference. It’ll be able to be overclocked better than the EVGA one but all in all, both are going to get you good performance.

  14. AnyOtherWay says:

    Hello there, I have a planned build(because I want to pick parts myself), and was wondering how good it’d be. I think it will be pretty fast for my budget, I just want to confirm it. I once had a different planned build that I said on I think it might of been the 600$ build, but I’ve completely changed my mind from… Most of that plan. Anywho, onto my planned build! I don’t plan to change it to much. It’s a budget of about 900$-800$.

    Case, Apevia X Sniper2 – I saw your review on this case, and I liked what I saw. Case seemed to have good specs, looks good, and is about how much I wanna pay for a case. I don’t think I’ll change from this one. Going with the Blue one for my black/blue build.

    Motherboard, MSI Z97 PC Mate – This motherboard is nice for my budget, supports overclocking, which I don’t plan to use, but most importantly, it provides a nice upgrade path – CrossFire. I may not need it, but the thought that I can is pretty nice. Also provides me with a perfect name for the build to me.

    CPU, Intel Core i5 4460 – I might be able to get the 4690 instead, but either way I’m just gonna set it here as the 4460. Should be pretty nice for my budget.

    Ram, PNY Anarchy DDR3 1600 2 x 8 – 16 gigs is probably more than I need, but future proofness is nice, and I’m not quite sure what I’d spend on the saved 30$ or so if I got 2 x 4 instead. Anywho, I’m going with this one because it looks quite nice, and is rather cheap. There are cheaper options, but I do like this one best of others.

    SSD, Sandisk SSD Plus 240GB – I want an SSD, this one is rather cheap while being rather good, and I don’t know much about other SSD’s to really pick a different one.

    HDD, Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB – Good cheap storage drive that should last a while. What else is there to say?

    PSU, Rosewill ARC M550 Watt – This is not enough for CrossFire. Whenever I do do that, if I even do, I will be upgrading this. Probably to EVGA G2 or Rosewill Capstone, 750-850 watts. However, this one will run just fine for a single GPU.

    GPU, RX 480… Something – And finally, the meat of the build, the GPU! I will not be ordering this til 4-5 months after I order the rest of the stuff, in bout’ a month, because I can’t fit it into the budget in a month, and I’d like to play on a new computer, get situated, stuff like that, rather then wait the couple months to get this along with everything. It makes sense to me. Anywho, because of my motherboard, I sorta have to go with AMD, to get the CrossFire future possibility, and the RX 480 is a great recent GPU.

    So, a couple other things I’m getting(Monitor, internet, keyboard/mouse, headset) I’m gonna list here. I’m sure they’ll be fine. Asus VS247H-P 23.6′ Monitor, a fine 1080p monitor. Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator, a fine keyboard/mouse combo I figured out about cause of you. SADES SA-7​​​08​ ​Gaming​ H​ea​dset/DLAND Isolation Gaming Headset, I mentioned my other plan of DLAND on your review of the SADES, and I’m still not sure which to go with. Asus PCE-N15, you suggested this one to me, and I expect it to work great.

    Wow, long post by me. Hope the read was enjoyable!

    • Colton P says:

      The only thing I see is that you should consider just getting a K version of the CPU you have. Something like the 4690k because you have a Z97 board and that board is most optimal for a CPU that can overclock. If you don’t want to overclock then it’d make more sense to get a lower priced board that doesn’t have the overclocking features since it wouldn’t need it.

      Other than that, everything looks awesome to me!!

      • AnyOtherWay says:

        The Z97 version of the PC Mate is cheaper then the H97, that’s all. I can’t really find a cheaper board that has the features I want, so I’ll stick with the Z97. Also, I can’t quite get my budget up to a K version, nor do I plan to overclock.

        Great! I’ll be sure to update you on any changes or how well it runs when I build it!

  15. Blake says:

    Will this case work for this build?

  16. DreamEater says:

    The build is EPIC Colton but Can i change the video card isntead the one on the build ill replace it with this one | | Will this work??

  17. Jack says:

    Hey Colton,
    should I buy the MSI mobo in your 1000 PC post if i plan to upgrade to 1070 GPU in the future?

    • Colton P says:

      It’s not like it’d be necessary in order for it to work Jack so that’d be up to you. Either motherboard is going to be compatible with a 1070 granted that it fits in whatever case you’re deciding to use!

  18. Tate says:

    Hey Colton!

    I’m Tate, and I’ve been checking out your website for a couple months now. I have a bunch of questions. I was originally going to build the 1k rig, but am now thinking of the $900.00 build because of my budget/keyboard/monitor etc. Now that the specs have come out for battlefield 1, how do you feel about this build ($900.00)? Are there any updates you’d want to make on the page? If I’m going to build, should I start with a smaller SSD then a couple months down the road pick up an HDD in order to save some cash? Do you have any idea when the prices will drop on CPUs or GPUs (because I’ll be buying piece by piece overtime over a few months). I don’t plan on overclocking really, unless my pc was falling behind the standard of gaming – so is there anything you would change on this build in that regard without losing non-overclock performance? And I’m assuming this build is upgrade ready, totally good with future pieces/hardware – but just wanted to confirm my assumption.
    *Note – this will be my first build.

    Thanks a lot, keep up the great work on efficient response and website updates!


    • Colton P says:

      It’s going to be able to run BF1 just fine, it’s also good to go for other newer titles coming out! This build is for the future 100%.

      I don’t think there will be any significant updates to this specific build anytime soon. The graphics card might change to one that is bigger with more fans if the prices get better but the performance between a card like that and another version won’t be anything super significant. It’ll still be a 1060 for a long while.

      All of the build listed here are totally ready for upgrades down the road so you can definitely know that’s possible, I really wouldn’t make any other changes at this moment! It’s a great build as is.

      As far as your SSD question, I think I answered that in your other comment!

  19. Daniel says:

    I’m still deciding on this build or the 800$ build. If i choose this one and do not buy a the SSD at all would everything work fine with just the the mechanical drive.

  20. Shaher says:

    Hey will a msi gtx 1060 fit on a micro atx board or no? Its the msi intel skylake h110 lga 1151 ddr4 usb3 MObO

  21. Sho says:

    Hi I just have a question, is it possible to go with the 8gb kit of 2 dual rank kingston hyperx instead of the 8gb dual rank or would that messes this build up? Sorry if this seems idiotic im new to this.

  22. Ree says:

    Colton I’ve built another PC for my sister the $900 build that’s is suggested here but I dunno what OS should I install in there (she is PC experienced and plays and games a lot) she doesn’t want the windows 10 so if I can ask what would you prefer W7 or W8.1

    • Colton P says:


      I’d highly recommend Windows 10 since it’s the future for all of the upcoming games/applications… I personally liked Windows 7 more than Windows 8 though if you really want to go with one of those instead.

  23. Jesse says:

    Hi Colton, great job with this build :). It actually had some of the same parts that I’m planning to get for my build. I was wondering, if you would help me finish this build(my budget can stretch by another $100 or so). The main things Im still unsure about are the Psu and the gpu

    cpu: intel core i5 6600K
    cpufan: cooler master hyper 212 evo
    mobo: Gigabyte GA-z170M-D3H (should i get the lga instead?)
    Ram: 2x4gb kingston hyperx fury
    storage:240gb ADATA premier sata and an older 1tb hdd from my old pc(its comptible i checked)
    cd-drive: old
    gpu: I want to go with an aftermarket gtx1060 but i dont know which one(im leaning towards evga 6gb with 1 fan)
    psu: I imagine a corsair cx650 would be fine but better safe than sorry

    im not planning to overclock, but perhaps in the future i want to upgrade to an sli with another 1060 or 1070. So does this make sence or am I missing something? thanks for reading 🙂

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Jesse glad you dig the site 🙂

      A few things I want to point out. If you don’t plan on overclocking then the 6600k might not be what you want, the Hyper 212 EVO is a big cooler so you’ll want to be certain that it will fit your old case. One way to be safe there would be to go with the i5-6600 which comes with a stock Intel cooler that will definitely fit. Same power just no overclocking features which you’re not looking to do anyway.

      Not sure what you mean by the LGA with the board, that board will do just fine and it’ll be good for future stuff. As far as the GPU, you could go with the single fan one if you wanted to if that’s what will fit in your case.

      650W power supply would be a bit much for not overclocking but you’d probably need more power if you plan on going SLI with a 1070. 1060 SLI recommended wattage is about 620W from what I’ve read right here so you should be good or go with 700 to be even safer.

      Let me know if those changes make sense to you, you’ll save a bit more cash this way 🙂

  24. Jesse says:

    Thanks for the reply 🙂 So i shall buy the i5 6600 and the fan should fit the case fine as the case is quite large, but if the factory cooler will do I will gladly save another 30$

    By the lga I meant the motherboard you had picked for the build Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel Z170 GA-Z170M-D3H

    I changed my mind about the sli though. It seems that the gtx 1060 doesnt support sli and it would probably be easier to get a newer graphix card when i need an upgrade anyway. That would also effect my psu and I imagine 600 wats will be plenty.

    • Colton P says:

      All 100% right! I’m all about saving that money so it’ll be good going forward to make those changes and move forward with them. As far as the board, you could either still go with the above one for possible future upgrades to a CPU that can overclock or a different board that doesn’t have overclocking features. Either way, they’d both work.

      600W will definitely be plenty for what you’re trying to do!

  25. Nate says:

    I was just wondering because you give the link for the PNY Geforce GTX 1060 6GB, but in the details you talk about the EVGA GTX 1060. So witch one is the correct GPU or are they both the same?

    • Colton P says:

      Oops, the EVGA 1060 used to be what I had listed until the price got booted up. I must have missed changing the brand while explaining what it can do.

      Both are extremely similar in performance, basically unnoticeable performance different between the two. A few frames at the most.

  26. Nate says:

    Would the PNY 240GB CS1111 internal 2.5 inch SATA III Value Solid State Drive (SSD7CS1111-240-RB) work instead of the Sandisk SSD that you have selected?

  27. Nate says:

    I was looking at what monitor you had picked out and I was going to give you a suggestion. The LG Electronics UM57 25UM57 25-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor is really good for gaming and it is not to pricey.

    • Colton P says:


      You’re talking about this exact monitor, right?

      I dig that one as well. A good bit more expensive than what it above but it’s worth it when you look at the extra pixels it has, definitely catered to gaming when looking at the specs as well! Thanks for sharing it, might have to write a review on it in the future!

  28. Nate says:

    I am thinking of purchasing this build, but I wanted to know if I upgraded the Kingston HyperX FURY Black Single 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 to HyperX FURY Black 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM Desktop Memory (HX421C14FBK2/16) would it still work?

  29. Matt says:

    Hi what motherboard would you recommend instead of that one?

  30. Henry says:

    Hey Colton,
    Really like this site, recommended to my friends to check out. Also, can I drop the ssd card to get a 1070 card. And which 1070 card should I get for this build. Thanks man

    • Colton P says:

      I’m glad that you dig the site Henry and thanks for spreading the word!

      You could do that, I’d recommend going with this one by Asus since I know it’ll fit in the case and it’s worth the asking price!

      • Henry says:

        Alright thanks,
        Also, would you be updating the parts before Black Friday/Cyber Monday?

        • Colton P says:

          I’m unsure if many parts would be changing but it’ll be worth looking into. I’ll be updating the build periodically and definitely right around that time to make sure we’re getting the best possible parts per dollar spent!

          • Henry says:

            Alright, I’m hoping with some savings, since I plan on ordering the parts on those days. Also instead of a USB wifi, is there a good adapter that I can connect to the motherboard?

          • Colton P says:

            If you didn’t want to use a USB slot then I’d recommend going with a PCI-E wireless network adapter such as this one by TP-Link – it’s essentially the same thing just in a different slot though with that one the connection will also be a bit stronger with more antennas!

  31. Nathan says:

    Would the overclocked version of the PNY Geforce GTX 1060 6GB be better than what you have show?

    • Colton P says:

      Hey there Nathan,

      You’re referring to this exact card then, right?

      Yes it would be and it seems right now that it’s at a lower price point. I’ll be updating the builds today with parts that are at better prices, definitely pick that card up if/when you get the chance!!

  32. Random user generated says:

    Hey, what if I get rid of the SSD, optical drive and use the stock cooler. Saves me the time to look for the parts anyways. It’s also seems cheaper;)

    • Colton P says:

      Random User,

      There is no stock cooler with the i5-6600k. If you wanted something similar that comes with a stock cooler then I’d suggest going with the i5-6500 instead. After that change then yes, if you’d rather save up a bit, then you could go without those parts.

      As long as you know what you’re doing when it comes to installing the operating system without a CD as well as finding the correct drivers online then there won’t be any need for the CD drive. Having it simply streamlines the process.

  33. Mark says:

    Hey I was wondering if i could use the case from the $800 or $1000 builds instead of the one listen on the $900. Looking for something I little less glowwy.

  34. I changed up the build a little bit, not gonna go with a dvd drive and I changed the GPU TO a GTX 1060 6GT OCV1, and the case to a S340. Changed the CPU Cooler to a Cooler Master Hyper 212.
    Trying to get a Red and Blue color scheme with my PC, know of any blue CPU Coolers?

    Is this a good build? Am I missing anything?

    TOTAL on Amazon: $936.76

    • Colton P says:

      This cooler from DeepCool has blue LEDs with it and I know that it’d fit well with your build.

      Everything seems pretty awesome to me, all is compatible and you seem ready to go! Let me know if I can help more as you’re moving forward with your build.

      • Anonymous gamer says:

        Hey just finished the build I got it it got it for Christmas! But unfortunately the wifi isn’t showing up for me and I am forced to use Ethernet cable at the moment I just placed an ordered for the wifi adapter that you suggested, is that necessary for the motherboard to work? Will it tic my problem?

  35. Nathan says:

    Is not having a SSD going to affect the PC’s ability to run games and other programs? If it does than what is a good SSD that I could use?

    • Colton P says:

      Hey there Nathan, good question!

      SSDs basically help make games and/or programs load up faster. Anything installed on a SSD will make it faster.

      With that being said, it’s not essential. It doesn’t affect performance – it only affects how fast games, your operating system and programs load.

      I’d recommend checking out this post if you’re wanting a better understanding of the difference between SSDs and HDDs!

  36. Eddie says:

    Hello mate. So I’m looking to build two computers for me and my wife. We want something that will run arma 3 (and other triple A titles). Stream, and have two monitors each. All for about $900 or less each. Will your above specs suffice? Thanks for your time.

    • Colton P says:

      Hello Eddie!

      Arma III would run pretty well with this build for sure! As far as streaming, that more so depends on your internet connection and the overall speed of it. This build would definitely be able to stream – just have to make sure your internet connection is pretty solid. I’d recommend going with a direct connection with an ethernet cord and having a good ISP.

      Let me know if I can help more as you’re moving forward with the builds, I’m all ears here man!

  37. Mark says:

    Hey I just got finished building the pc and I’m having a boot looping problem. I turned it on for the first time ever and the fans and lights started coming on and it shut down, and repeated. I turned it off almost immediately so it wouldn’t damage anything. What would you recommend is the first thing I try to fix t? (im using the case from the $800 build)

  38. Phillip Anthony says:

    Would this run games such as cs go, days, h1z1 and other games of that nature well?

    • Colton P says:

      Hey there Phillip,

      Yes – extremely well. It’s a great build for any of today’s games, 1080p is the sweet spot!

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

  39. Landen says:

    Just finished building this pc as my first ever pc I’ve personally built. I’m blown away by everything it can do. Runs my games perfectly. Thank you so much for all your help Colton!

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Landen!

      Awesome man. It’s a pretty great build to go with and I’m glad that you’re digging it! You’re welcome for all of the help! 🙂

      Happy gaming!

  40. Memo says:

    Hello there,

    If I want to build a computer in this budget that would be future proof for quite some years, wouldn’t it be better to have a 270 chipset with 7th generation processors? The only thing stopping me from getting this build is the fact that it is using a chipset model that will probably have fewer and fewer things to upgrade now that the 270 is out.

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Memo,

      I share a 170 chipset board because there are some great deals on them today. As far as having “fewer and fewer” things to upgrade I’m not sure what you mean there. You’ll still be able to upgrade performance just the same as you would with a 270 chipset motherboard.

      You can look at some differences right here if you’d like, the differences aren’t anything too extreme.

  41. Michael says:

    Hey Colton I was wondering what is the core differences between the 900 dollar build and the 800 dollar build and if the 900 dollar build is worth is since I am tight on money.

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Michael,

      The main difference is that the $900 build is going to be able to have the CPU be overclocked down the road whereas the $800 build doesn’t have a CPu that is able to be overclocked.

      If you aren’t an enthusiast then you’d be happy with the $800 build instead to save up a bit on money!

  42. Joseph says:

    Hey I’m not looking to buy yet, but I just peaked at the Windows 10 link and most of the Amazon reviews I saw say the key is a fake and that it’s a scam or has already been taken. Should I be worried about this?

  43. Jayson L says:

    Hey Colton, could I leave the graphic card out of the equation at first then add it down the road a month or so? Also, if I wanted to get a better graphics card than the 1060, what would you recommend? Or is this card the max for this build? Thanks for any help!

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Jayson,

      Yes, you could use the integrated Intel graphics until you had enough for a graphics card. You’re not going to be able to play any of the newest games that have released, only super low demanding type games but the PC would be able to be used completely.

      As far as a better graphics card, the next best thing would be a GTX 1070 for sure! Let me know if I can help more as you’re moving forward with your build!

  44. Will says:

    Hey Colton,
    What would be a good ssd for this build? And would I replace something for the ssd?
    – Thanks!

  45. GYGUYYUGY says:

    Hey I was wondering what other cpu cooler you would recommend because the one listed cant be shipped to my country. Thanks!

  46. Mark says:

    Hey Colton thanks for the build this is gonna be my frist gaming pc 👍👍😊😊

  47. Mark says:

    Hey Colton thanks for the question I love in a very hot country will this pose some problems to the pc?

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Mark,

      Only if the room that the PC is in is considerably hot. If that’s the case then make sure you maybe have a fan blowing on the PC itself, try to keep the room/PC as cool as you possibly can and you should be good to go.

  48. Drew S says:

    Hey the mother board that is listed in this build is not in stock on amazon and i was wondering since id like to buy the whole build right now, if there was a mother board that was similar to this and had the same features.

    • Colton P says:

      Seems that they’re back in stock Drew, did you end up picking it up? Let me know!

      • Drew S says:

        Hey thanks for the reply, i actually did end up picking it up, i was wondering if there was a video i could watch when putting parts together. I saw that you linked the newegg video but i wasnt sure about it since they were using different parts but maybe im just overthinking.

        • Colton P says:

          Sweet. Yeah I would recommend going with the above video still. No matter the parts, the process is still basically the same thing. I’d recommend going through it before and during the actual process of putting everything together.

          Be sure to take your time as you’re putting it all together! I didn’t know anything when I did my first ever build and that’s the same video I followed to get everything working! Don’t sweat it 😉

      • Drew S says:

        And also i was wondering if i would be able to use a wired ethernet cable for internet on this build

        • Colton P says:

          Yes you can and I’d recommend doing that, there is an ethernet port on the motherboard that you’ll be able to connect with your ethernet cable. Simply download the ethernet drivers that will come with the CD that the motherboard comes with and you’ll be good to go!

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