A $600 gaming PC build is for when you want to be set up for the future of gaming with that extra push of performance. With a $600 budget, you will be able to have the option to overclock your CPU and start out with a righteous foundation for future build upgrades.
16GB of total RAM has slowly started becoming the standard for a lot of newer AAA titles coming out. It won’t be long until we start to see 16GB of RAM as the minimum specification requirement for future titles.
If you want to know how to build a gaming pc for around $600 then you’ll want to follow the part list below. This guide will show you how to go about building it as well as sharing overall gaming performance with a build like this.
$600 PC Build Part List:
Last Updated: May 23rd, 2023
Case – Apevia ENZO Mid-Tower Case
CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 5600 4.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard – MSI PRO B550M-VC WiFi mATX AM4 Motherboard
RAM – TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 (2x8GB) 3600MHz
Storage – Silicon Power 512GB A55 M.2 SSD
GPU – PowerColor Fighter AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 4GB
PSU – Thermaltake Toughpower GX2 80+ Gold 600W
Estimated Final Price: $570-$650
A $600 gaming PC is where you can start out with 16GB of total RAM. 16GB of RAM has become the new standard with almost any new AAA title coming out, so starting out with 16GB ensures that your build is future-proof when it comes to memory.
Using the Ryzen 5 5600 and the 6500 XT, you’ll have a good level of 1080p gaming performance on your hands. Combined with the RAM, it’s ready for multi-tasking and modding across the board.
If you’re interested in overclocking, the 5600 CPU is ready for it! You’ll need to get an aftermarket cooler before venturing into overclocking, but if you wanted to, you can get extra performance out of this CPU.
You should expect to be able to get 60-100+ FPS in most titles at a tweaked high setting with this build.
At the highest graphics settings possible at 1080p: You can expect this build to run games like Apex Legends at 120 FPS avg, Call of Duty: Warzone at 100 FPS avg, Cyberpunk 2077 at 40 FPS avg, Doom Eternal at 80 FPS avg, and Fortnite at 100 FPS avg.
If you’re looking to build a rig that you can start out at 16GB RAM and be able to run most games at ultra settings, 60+ FPS average at 1080p then a $600 build like this would be the way to go!
How To Build This $600 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, performance on a specific game, to whether or not a different case would work with this build… I’m here to help! 🙂
10 thoughts on “How To Build A Gaming PC For $600”
I love this build! I don’t do much gaming but thinking about building my own PC for trading. Would this run ThinkorSwim smoothly and multiple chrome tabs on two monitors?
Absolutely, Sjacks. These specs far surpass what it recommended for ThinkorSwim and would do fine running multiple Chrome tabs and Discord, games, etc.
Do you know of any cheaper GPU’s that would still run the same with this build
Honestly, if you want to save the most money possible and still be able to game decently well then I’d suggest going with this Ryzen 5 5600G processor instead and using the integrated graphics until you can afford to put in a dedicated graphics card to your PC.
The reason being is that I don’t think it’d be worth going to a lower-end GPU than what is currently listed here, not for the long run anyway. So I would go with the Vega integrated graphics of the 5600G for now and upgrade to a dedicated card when you’re able to. You’ll still be able to play high-demanding titles, at a tweaked low/medium setting of course, but you’d still be able to play basically any game!
Let me know what you decide to do! 👍
Could you put a 900 WATT PSU in the build safely? I just don’t have the extra money for the PSU and I have a spare 900 and 950 WATT PSU.
Absolutely, Cran. It’d be 100% fine to use that type of power supply that you have lying around. The only issue that “could” arise is if the PSU is super old and doesn’t have the correct type of cable for a newer GPU.
i have a chromebook right now and i dont have enough money to buy the parts and i have been trying to play roblox on here but it says it not compatible with this laptop
With any game, you’ll need to ensure that your PC is able to meet at least the minimum specification requirements with your PC’s hardware before you’ll be able to have a smooth enough experience for the game.
When I was getting the money together for my first PC build years ago, I’d buy each part as I was able to afford them, almost as “payments” as I was able to afford each part. You could also look into using some integrated graphics at first and getting a dedicated graphics card down the road whenever you’d deem it necessary! 👍
Always here if/when you’re able to get the funds for a build and always down to help out!
Would I be able to substitute the 600w power supply for a 500w one or would 500w not be enough
Only reason I wouldn’t recommend going with 500W PSU is for future upgrades/overclocking down the road. Otherwise, yes, this build as is will be able to run with a 500W PSU.