If you carefully choose the components, a budget of $500 can get you a decent gaming build that can handle most AAA games at 1080p. This post is intended to provide you with some assistance in selecting the ideal components. It will build a top-notch gaming PC under $500.
500$ Gaming PC Build Guide
For the processor, we have gone with the inexpensive Intel Core i3-10100. It is a Quad-core processor with 8-threads. Intel Core i3 10100 comes with a 6 MB cache and a base clock of 3.6 GHz, and a max turbo clock of 4.3 GHz. It comes with a stock cooler, so you do not have to spend extra on cooling.
For the motherboard, we have gone with MSI B460M PRO-VDH WiFi. MSI B450M PRO-VDH WiFi supports Intel’s 10th generation processor out of the box and, 4 DIMM slots can support up to 128 GB of RAM. Further, this motherboard comes with 4 SATA ports and two M.2 slots. As per connectivity, this motherboard supports WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2. All in all, this is an excellent budget feature-rich motherboard.
For the RAM, we have gone with Patriot Viper Steel 8GB 3000Mhz RAM. The Patriot Viper Steel utilizes a custom design high-performance aluminum heat shield for a clean, sleek steel look inside any motherboard.
For the storage, we have selected Crucial MX500 500GB SSD. This SSD offers sequential reads/writes, up to 560/510MBs and random reads/writes, up to 95K/90K on all file types. And for more storage space, you can always add SSD/HDD in the future.
For the power supply, we opted for Thermaltake Smart 500 watts 80+ White Certified PSU. Notably, this power supply is an 80 Plus standard certified power supply. It also offers 86% power efficiency. This power supply comes with an ultra Quiet 120mm hydraulic bearing fan with intelligent RPM control to help guarantee superior cooling and near-silent operation.
The MSI Radeon RX 570 is a perfect entry-level card that can run most games at 60+ FPS in 1080p resolution though you may have to lower graphics quality in the latest titles.
For the computer case, we opted for Metallic Gear Neo Air. This computer case comes with high airflow mesh front panel for maximum airflow and cooling performance. Metallic Gear Neo Air also comes with an integrated RGB controller with two preinstalled Skiron fans. Overall this is a beautiful case to have for 60$.
This concludes our build for gaming PC under $500.
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|Processor||Intel Core i3-10100||$114.99|
|Motherboard||MSI B460M PRO-VDH WIFI||$128.99|
|Memory(RAM)||Patriot Viper Steel Series DDR4 8GB 3000MHz||$31.99|
|Graphics Card||MSI Radeon RX 570 8GT OC||$144.99|
|SSD||Crucial MX500 500GB||$57.99|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake Smart 500W 80+ White Certified PSU||$47.99|
|Cabinet||Metallic Gear Neo Air White||$59.99|