A $900 gaming PC build provides ample power per dollar spent while staying under the $1,000+ range. It’s the perfect budget point to build a PC that is more than capable of high-end gaming for the long haul.
From high-end gaming performance at 1080p to having a fully optimized setup for memory, PSU, and storage – this build is the sweet spot for just under four figures with a gaming rig.
If you want to know how to build a gaming pc for around the $900 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.
$900 PC Build Part List:
Last Updated: January 21st, 2024
Motherboard – MSI B550 GEN3 AM4 Motherboard
Storage – Silicon Power 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD
Estimated Final Price: $890-$970
A $900 gaming PC today opens you up to more processing power and “future-proofness” in terms of gaming performance.
The RX 7700 XT card combined with a Ryzen 5 5600X provides an excellent level of performance at 1080p resolution, making it almost the “perfect” 1080p gaming PC. It’ll absolutely handle higher resolutions as well if that’s what you’re looking to get out of the build.
The RX 7700 XT is AMD’s newest release, and it is very impressive what it is able to do in terms of gaming performance – especially when compared to Nvidia’s 4000 series cards.
For now, there isn’t enough information on using the 7700 XT with the 5600X specifically, but with that said, in comparisons and how much more performance there is with 6700 XT vs. 7700 XT using the 5600X – you’ll get around 15-30+ more FPS on average depending on the title.
At the highest graphics settings possible at 1080p: You can expect this PC build to run games like Cyberpunk 2077 at 110 FPS average, Dying Light 2 at 115 FPS average, God of War at 110 FPS average, and Doom Eternal at 320 FPS average.
I will try to update the different average game performance levels once more tests are done! 👍
If you are looking for a high-performing 1080p gaming build that provides a hefty amount of processing power then this is the way for a $900 build. Higher-resolution gaming is also very doable, especially after a future CPU upgrade.
How To Build This $900 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 11 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, or if you want to know the average FPS rate for a specific title… I’m here to help! 🙂