Gaming computer build under $500

$500 Gaming Computer Build

Gaming computer build This gaming computer is capable of running all games at 1080p, 30-60fps with high or medium settings.

For PROCESSOR, I am choosing Intel Pentium G4400 Dual Core processor. It has 2 cores, 2 threads. It is based on Skylake architecture with frequency of 3.3 GHz. Single core of this CPU is none less than i3, i5, i7 due to its Skylake architecture.Intel Pentium G4400

This is so damn versatile processor which can max out the 960, meaning, it will not bottleneck with 960.

For MOTHERBOARD, I am going with MSI H110M Pro VH. It’s LGA1151 socket which is compatible for Skylake architecture. This motherboard has one PCI Express 3.0 and two PCI Express 2.0 slots.
It has one more speciality that is HDMI display interface.

Crucial 8GB RAMFor RAM, I am going with Crucial 8GB DDR4, clocked at 2133MHz. Our motherboard supports only 2133MHz speed. In case you install a higher frequency RAM, motherboard will downgrade it. So it will be a waste.

For STORAGE, I am stick to my favourite WD Blue 1TB. It is a best seller.WD Blue

For CABINET, I am choosing Deepcool Tesseract BF case. This  can support up to 6 fans USB 3.0 ports.

For POWER SUPPLY, I have selected Corsair VS450. It has a power supply of 450W. It is 85% power efficient.

For GRAPHIC, I am going with legendary ZOTAC GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB with base clock of 1033MHz and boost clock of 1111MHz. It’s consumes only 60W.GTAC GeForce GTX 750 Ti

Let’s discuss this Gaming Computer  Build

This gaming computer build is based on Skylake architectu which makes this build future proof. There was a time when Skylake build used to be very costly. The processor and their compatible motherboard were both costly. Now motherboard price has come down  significantly.   

Guys, do not panic by seeing the Pentium. It is not that old Pentium. This Pentium is based on the same architecture as i3, i5, i7. It’s  single core performance is equal to i3, i5, i7. It lacks only on Hyperthreading, Turbo Boost etc. More importantly at this budget this is the best.

GTX 750 is very popular graphic card. It has three main reasons. First it is very cheap, good at performance and third, it has good resale value. It is cheapest meaningful  graphic card. Below this there is no value for money.

Today we are in 1000 series graphic card age. This is 700 series graphic card, which is obviously too old, but still GTX 750 is relevant.

What are upgrade options?

Intel Skylake Today you guys don’t have enough money but that does not decide the future. Although this gaming computer build is very balanced and satisfactory but in case you get  some extra bucks and think about upgrade then what?

First thing you should focus on upgrading to GTX 950 and 960.

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Building your own gaming PC.

If you want to do PC gaming at your own terms then this article is for you.

In this post we are going to discuss “Why should we build our Gaming PC? Why not purchase a buildup Gaming PC from market?” So guys we start from the main focus point which will get acknowledged by many-


We pick a Gaming PC from Amazon. We dismantle all the components of it , virtually. Now we check the price of each component separately. We have found that they cost less if bought individually and assembled.So price is the major constraint for most of us and if it is for you also then PC building is for you.

Next point is – What do you want?

First you will decide what do you want then how the gaming PC will be decided. You will target RESOLUTION or FRAME RATE. This is entirely your choice that which type of gaming you want to do. On the basis of that you will set your budget or with respect to your budget you will set your Resolution and Frame Rate.

If you are too tight on budget then you will target this:

Resolution: HD 1280 X 720         FPS: 30-60 Low or Medium Settings

If you can spend little more:

Resolution: FHD 1920 X 1080    FPS: 60    Medium or Ultra Settings

If you are enthusiast gamer and budget is no big hurdle for you:

Resolution: 4K 3840 X 2160         FPS: 30-60   Ultra Settings

What you want in Gaming PC today is totally different from what you will looking for in future. You should have upgrade option. Today you are tight on budget but this will not be the condition after 6 months or a years later. So do you have upgrade options? The Gaming PC which I had built has a motherboard with two PCI Express slot, so now I can put another graphic card.  Or even your first graphic card which will significantly increase your gaming performance. This is all because you had that option while building your Gaming PC. This is possible when you build gaming rig yourself with knowledge. For over clocking in future, you will pair your computer with water cooling for maximum performance.

Gaming PC building is a hobby

Like PC Gaming is a hobby, you will feel good. In the same way PC building is a hobby. Talking about specifications, what is good/bad, what is new, what is compatible with what, discussions, if you meet another PC enthusiast you are able to prolong the discussion on PC Gaming and build.

Community or Forum

You login  to any gaming forum or community and raise the question ‘Should I build a gaming PC?’ You will be flooded with response in support of PC building. Even they will give you right advice. This sense of belonging to a community is awesome. First you will get help then you will help someone else. People are ready to help for their satisfaction and fulfillment.

No experience require to build a computer

In this world there are only few things which does not require experience and PC building is one of them.  If you never build one then you might be scared that you will damage your components, your money will go waste. You will be getting those ideas but seriously speaking guys nothing is going to happen. It is all plug and play on entire motherboard. Even if you are seeing motherboard for first time then just by matching the slots you will fit components on it. Reason is that components do not fit in any other way then right. It feels like you are first time entering in Lamborghini and driving your first car.

Still you are skeptical about you being capable human

You buy all the parts from where ever you want. Be it local market, online, imported. Find a friend who is PC enthusiast, you will get one.  If you  are  unlucky that you do not have a friend who talks about RAM, Processor, HDD, SDD then go to a computer shop tell  them that you have got all parts and you want those get assembled and pay them few bucks.

Guys, the last point, my favorite one to explain ”Why we should build our own PC?”  When you switch on your own built PC, the sense of glory, pride, awesomeness you get can not be explained. You feel so good that you have created a machine by your own hand. Specially to guys who love the numbers. Who love to talk about xxxcc in bikes, xxxBHP power in cars, xxxmAH of battery in cellphones, xxxTon of AC. Numbers and specifications are their forte. PC building evolves around numbers, specifications, power, technology, upgrading. Additionally, the day when SKYNET attacks on humanity, it might have  a soft corner for you because – You Gave Life to a Machine.