How To Build A Gaming PC For $700

A $700 gaming PC build is for those of you that want to dive into gaming that surpasses 60 FPS on average. If you are getting into monitors with higher refresh rates and want more FPS in the higher demanding titles, this is a great mid-range choice.

Jumping up to this budget compared to the $500-$600 range ups the ante one notch towards true 1080p performance – a high base level of average FPS rates with today’s titles (over 30+ FPS more comparatively).

If you want to know how to build a gaming pc for roughly $700 then the part list below will show you how. This guide will show you how to go about building it as well as share what you can expect out of a build like this.

$700 PC Build Part List:

Gaming Performance

A $700 gaming PC is able to take it a notch up and use the RX 6700 XT. This card is capable of higher than 60 FPS average on most titles, beating the RX 6500 XT by over 30-60+ FPS in most cases.

Combined with the Intel Core i3-12100F, it’s a powerhouse of a gaming rig at this price. You will also be able to start out with a bit more storage space compared to the $600 build listed here.

Expect to be able to run most of the higher demanding titles on higher settings at 1080p with 80+ FPS on average. With a build like this, you will want to consider using a monitor with a higher refresh rate.

At the highest graphics settings possible at 1080p: You can expect this PC to run games like Doom Eternal at 180 FPS average, Fortnite at 100 FPS average, Red Dead Redemption 2 at 75 FPS average, Cyberpunk 2077 at 80 FPS average, The Witcher 3 at 130 FPS average, and Call of Duty: Warzone at 130 FPS average.

In time, you will want to upgrade the CPU. Some games are more CPU intensive where there will be a slight bottleneck in performance with the GPU. Whenever you think it’s time to upgrade in the future, it’ll be easy to upgrade the CPU!

When it comes to starting out with more storage space and having higher quality 1080p performance on ultra settings for most titles then a $700 build would be your sweet spot.

How To Build This $700 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 as you move forward with your build, I’m all ears!

From hardware compatibility, average performance for a specific game, or whether or not a different case would work with this build… I’m here to help! 🙂

6 thoughts on “How To Build A Gaming PC For $700”

    • Hey Ethan,

      At the time of this writing, the motherboard currently used (MSI PRO B550M-VC) has Bluetooth built-in so you’d have Bluetooth capabilities right out of the gate. You can always add a Bluetooth card if you needed to have something better or if the motherboard is different than what is listed at the time of this comment.

      Let me know if I can help further, I’m all ears!

  1. Hello colton. Is gaming pc are also same as good for using web browsing and for at home and school use? Im planning to build one. My budget is only 500. I dont need accesories. Only the cpu itselt. Thankyou. Hope you can help me with.

    • Hey there, Marvin.

      Absolutely! A gaming PC is the exact same as any other computer, it just has better hardware involved that makes it run games a lot smoother and faster. Because of this hardware, it also makes any tasks with your PC (running internet browsers, other computer tasks) a lot faster and better because of the good hardware involved.

      You should note, however, that hardware prices have skyrocketed up in price because of a huge supply and demand issue. So for $500, you aren’t going to be able to have the type of hardware that was once widely available.

      If you can share with me what type of performance you are wanting out of your computer, I could compile a list of parts and try to stay within the $500 budget range. Let me know what you’re after and I’ll be able to build a list of parts for you and go forward from there! ?


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