A $1200 gaming PC will allow you to start off with not only a super high performing gaming rig but also with more storage space, a more future proof power supply choice and a very high quality case to build it with.
If you want to know how to build a gaming pc for around the $1200 price point then you should follow the part list below. This guide will show you how to go about building it as well as sharing what you can expect out of a build like this.
$1200 PC Build Part List:
Last Updated: November 27th, 2020
Motherboard – Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard
Storage – Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5″ SSD
Estimated Final Price: $1150-$1280
A $1200 gaming rig provides better processing power, more storage space and an overall better ‘solidified’ foundation for PC gaming. By this I mean that it’s very future proof and has all of the newer hardware you’d come to expect for building something at around this price range.
The RX 5700 XT combined with a 3700X CPU is a match of performance that will dominate gaming performance as a whole. These two parts are the bread and butter of the build.
You should expect 100+ FPS on almost any title today at 1080p and higher frame rates as well when you start looking into 1440p resolution gaming.
If you are looking for a rig that combines gaming performance with productivity performance then this build should definitely be on your radar. It’s a great build for rendering videos/graphics as well as being a monster gaming machine.
How To Build This $1200 Gaming PC
I’d highly recommend following something like the video guide below when it comes to putting this PC together. It’s a great guide and it is easy to follow!
There may be some parts that are different from this build in the video embedded below and that’s okay! If there is another part that you don’t understand then you should look through the manual of that part and/or look up other video tutorials as well.
If you find yourself having trouble understanding a certain part then you should always search for the specific part and how to install it on YouTube, there are plenty of videos out there showcasing how each part can be installed.
For example, if you aren’t sure how to install your solid state drive then simply search “How to install a solid state drive into PC” on YouTube and you’ll find plenty of material to follow.
Also, you don’t have to use the above case for your build!
You can use almost any other mid tower case if the above case isn’t your style. Feel free to browse the mid tower cases on Amazon and if you find one that you think you’d like to use, link it to me in the comments below and I’ll be able to let you know if it’d work or not.
After putting your rig together, you’ll need to install your operating system, drivers and other software. You’ll also need to get connected online.
There are a couple of posts here on the site that you should read up on if you need to know how to install your operating system as well as getting connected online.
Click the buttons below to learn how to install Windows 10 and get an internet connection with your build!
Have Any Questions?
Feel free to reach out to me in the comments area below if you have any questions about the build, I’m all ears!
From hardware compatibility to whether or not a different case would work with this build… I’m here to help! 🙂