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: September 20th, 2023
Case – Apevia ENZO Mid-Tower Case
Motherboard – MSI PRO B550M-VC WiFi mATX AM4 Motherboard
Storage – Silicon Power 512GB A55 M.2 SSD
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! 🙂