Best 800$ gaming PC

Last updated: July 2021

Overview

Price fairness
100%
Gaming
90%
Productivity
80%
Future proof
85%

We’ve built this gaming PC to get the most out of your budget. It features an AMD Ryzen 6 3600 six-core processor, 16 GB RAM, an incredibly strong Nvidia GTX 1660 Super with 6GB GDDR and a fast NVMe SSD.

With this gaming PC you can play all currently released titles at high settings, FullHD resolution and more than 60 FPS. The very powerful processor will also deal with upcoming titles in the next years. All components have been chosen carefully and work together perfectly.

Here are some performance stats of the PC:

  • Battlefield 5: 110fps @FullHD and high settings
  • Counter Strike: 320fps @FullHD and high setting
  • Fortnite: 130fps @FullHD and high settings
  • Grand Theft Auto 5: 130fps @FullHD and high settings
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds: 100fps @FullHD and high settings
  • Rainbow Six Siege: 150fps @FullHD and high settings
  • Overwatch: 180fps @FullHD and high settings
  • Witcher 3: 100fps @FullHD and high settings

 

  • Cinebench R15 (multi): 1300 points
  • 3DMark Firestrike: 16000 points

Components

ComponentModelLink
CaseAntec Dapper Dark PhantomNA EU
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GBNA EU
MainboardMSI B450M Pro-VDH MaxNA EU
Power Supply400W be quiet! System Power 9NA EU
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3600NA EU
RAMCorsair Vengeance 2 X 8GB DDR4 3200NA EU
SSD256GB Patriot P300 (NVMe SSD)NA EU
WindowsWindows

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Breakdown of the 800 dollar gaming PC

Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

There’s a reason why the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 six-core processor enjoys so much popularity at the moment. The value you get out of this processor is enormous. It has by far the best price to performance ratio and even supports SMT, which is conceptually the same like Hyperthreading. This means the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 can work with 12 threads.

The application performance almost equals Intel high-end models, which retail for a lot higher price. Considering the price to performance ratio, the AMD Ryzen is undoubtedly the top choice to get here. The additional cores and SMT also guarantee a lot safer future route when compared to the i5. On top of that, the processor is also freely overclockable, which means you can get even more performance out of it. The Ryzen comes with a decent CPU-cooler that is easily sufficient for the processor, even with moderate overclocking.

This is literally the most value you can get to date.

Mainboard

MSI B450M Pro-VDH Max

The processor gets mounted onto the very popular MSI B450M Pro-VDH Max. Together with the ASRock B450M Pro4, those are the most value AM4-Boards to get right now. They offer easy functionality to overclocking and have the most features in this price segment.

This motherboard has every port you could possibly need, 4 RAM slots and numerous 4 pin PWM ports for the fans.

Overall the best mainboard to get, investing in a more expensive one wouldn’t make much sense here.

GPU

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GDDR6 6GB GPU

For the GPU we’ve decided to go with the extremely strong Nvidia GTX 1660 SUPER with 6GB of GDDR6-memory.

The SUPER is an upgraded version of the already very popular GTX 1660 and delivers even more performance. It uses the chip of the Ti, with which it surpasses the performance of an AMD RX 580 by 25 – 30%.

Current releases and upcoming titles can be played on max details and solid FPS rate. On top of that, the GPU operates very quietly. While working you’ll even be able to enjoy absolute silence, since the GPU fans stand still completely while only working in Windows.

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.

Even though 8GB of RAM should be sufficient, 16GB will ensure you to be top performing for a long time. Not only does it allow for faster multi-tasking, but some games like Battlefield 5 will already benefit from the extra RAM.

SSD

256GB Patriot P300The drive of choice is a super fast NVMe-SSD. With 256GB the Patriot P300 SSD offers enough space for the OS, the most important softwares and at least some games. The SSD gets connected via PCIe x2 and reaches reading rates over 1700MB/s.

In modern setups a SSD is a must-have. The speed of opening applications or games gets increased significantly.

Recommended: Newer game titles usually have pretty big game files. If you need some extra space, you can get an additional 1 TB for about 30$ with the Toshiba P300 High Performance.

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Power supply

be quiet 500W System Power 9

Enough power for the 800$ gaming PC will be supplied by the be quiet! System Power 9. It has 400W, an 80+ bronze certificate and is extremely quiet.

There is no reason to second guess, 400W will easily suffice for this PC. Even if the PC is running on maximum capacity, it won’t need more than 300 to 350W.

Case

Antex Gamer Dark Phantom DP301M case

For this PC build a simple micro ATX case offers enough space. You can opt for any other case that can house your new components, but the Antec Dapper Dark Phantom would be our suggestion, as you get pretty good value for the price.

A tempered glass side panel, RGBs in the front, cable management, 2 x USB 3.0 ports and a preinstalled 120mm rear-fan. For further cooling, there’s also plenty space to fit in some additional 140mm and 120mm fans.

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 800$ 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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