Best 700$ gaming PC

Last updated: July 2021

Overview

Price fairness
100%
Gaming
80%
Productivity
80%
Future proof
70%

After building this 700$ gaming PC, we just realized how much value you can get for that price. This build features an AMD Ryzen 6 2600 processor, 16 GB of RAM, a powerful AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB and a fast NVMe SSD, while still staying on our budget.

With this gaming PC you can play all currently released and upcoming titles at high settings, FullHD resolution and solid FPS rate. All components have been chosen carefully and work together perfectly.

Here are some performance stats of the PC:

  • Battlefield 5: 60fps @FullHD and high settings
  • Counter Strike: 200fps @FullHD and high setting
  • Fortnite: 115fps @FullHD and high settings
  • Grand Theft Auto 5: 75fps @FullHD and high settings
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds: 85fps @FullHD and high settings
  • Overwatch: 120fps @FullHD and high settings
  • Witcher 3: 8ßfps @FullHD and high settings

 

  • Cinebench R15 (multi): 1300 points
  • 3DMark Firestrike: 12500 points

Components

ComponentModelLink
CaseAntec Dapper Dark PhantomNA EU
GPU AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)NA EU
MainboardMSI B450M Pro-VDH MaxNA EU
Power Supply400W be quiet! System Power 9NA EU
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 2600NA EU
RAMCorsair Vengeance 2 X 8GB DDR4 3200NA EU
SSD256GB Patriot P300 (NVMe SSD)NA EU
WindowsWindows

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Breakdown of the 700 dollar gaming PC

Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 six-core processor currently enjoys the reputation of being the absolute value monster. This powerful CPU clocks on all six cores (12 threads) with up to 3.9Ghz Turbo Core.

This processor’s multicore-performance is incredibly good, making it a future proof foundation for a gaming PC. It gets shipped as a boxed version, which means that a cooler is already included. The cooler is sufficient for decent overclocking, in which the Ryzen 5 2600 performs significantly better than an Intel i7.

The value you get for the price is outstanding.

Mainboard

MSI B450M Pro-VDH Max

The processor gets mounted onto the very popular MSI B450M Pro-VDH Max. The mainboard allows for overclocking and features 4 RAM slots, as well as all ports you can possibly need.

This mainboard offers the most features at it’s price and has an extremely simple BIOS design, that everyone can get along with.

GPU

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GDDR6 6GB GPU

Because the price of the GTX 1660 SUPER increased considerably, the GPU of choice in this build will be the AMD Radeon RX 580 with 8GB of GDDR5 memory.

With this GPU we achieve a much higher price to performance ratio. It’s even fast enough to play all currently released titles on high to very high settings on FullHD resolution and at least 60fps. For this PC the RX 580 is the best value to get.

Another great advantage of the AMD GPU is the option to get AMD FreeSync monitors, which usually are much cheaper than comparable G-Sync products.

RAM

Corsair Vengeance 2x8 GB Ram 3200MHzA total of 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 get built into this PC. This kit of 2 x 8GB RAM is fast and works really great in conjunction with our Ryzen processor.

The 16GB of RAM allow for fast multi-tasking and will benefit demanding games like Battlefield 5. At the moment there’s not really a reason to get more than that, but the mainboard allows to easily upgrade to 32GB if you need it in the future.

SSD

256GB Patriot P300As usual, the extremely fast 256GB Patriot P300 SSD will come into play in this build. The extremely fast reading rates of 1700MB/s will enhance the speed of your whole system. It offers enough space for windows and your most important softwares and games. This SSD is extremely good value, as you wouldn’t even notice any difference to more expensive ones like the Samsumg Pro.

Recommended: Unfortunately 256GB of disk space won’t last you long if you’re a true gamer. To get more space, we recommend getting the very cheap Toshiba P300 High Performance 1TB. You can add this to your setup at any point, as the windows will be installed on the SSD anyway.

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Power supply

be quiet 500W System Power 9

The be quiet! System Power 9 400W will supply our gaming PC with enough power. Not only does it come will all necessary protection circuits, but also has an 80+ bronze certificate, which validates that it’s extremely efficient.

Case

Antex Gamer Dark Phantom DP301M case

All the components will find space in the Antex Dapper Dark Phantom case. It comes with all the cable management you need, 2 x USB 3.0 ports and even has a preinstalled 120mm rear-fan. The side panel is made of tempered glass and in the front it shows off some RGBs.

Alternatively the Sharkoon S1000 has similar features, but a simpler design.

Peripherals

To find the ideal peripherals for your gaming setup, make sure to visit our Ranking page. The table allows you to sort and filter different categories of peripherals according to your needs. For example you can filter by category and then sort by “Price fairness”, to make sure you get the most value out of your buck.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your gaming setup, make sure to check out our Setups page.

Building the 700$ gaming PC

If you need help to build your brand new gaming PC, make sure to check out our How To Build A Gaming PC Step By Step Guide. This guide will safely lead you through every single step of the process. If you’re uncertain about anything, feel free to ask in the comments about it.

 

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