Okay, so let’s be honest most people when they think about gaming on a PC will assume the cost will make it difficult unless you have £700-900. Luckily, that’s not entirely the case anymore! As I’m going to prove, you can game at 1080P for less than £500. Will you have every setting on max in every game? No, but you would still have an enjoyable experience and room to upgrade.
So first of all, I’ll list the parts which can all be bought from ourselves below:
Processor: Intel Pentiuim G4560 3.5Ghz Dual Core
Motherboard: Gigabyte B250M-D2V
RAM: Crucial 8GB DDR4 2133MHz
Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 4GB
Power Supply: Aero Cool Integrator 500W
Hard Drive: 500GB Toshiba SATA3
Case: Aero Cool QC-203
DVD: Asus DRW 24D5MT
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Surprised? So was I, and don’t be put off by the CPU. As found out by the guys over at Eurogamer and Digital Foundry, for a budget gaming build you will not get any better. The RX 460 is also a gem of a card by AMD for allowing some extra features to be turned on whilst staying at 1080p. The great thing about this build is it’s Intel’s latest chipset, so you have room for upgrading the CPU so you can feel good knowing that extra life from the system is more than possible.
Another thing to note with this build is that since you have saved some money, adding some extra fans if you wanted to is more than possible.
This system would run games such as Overwatch at full settings. Running other games such as Battlefield 1, Resident Evil 7 etc. is more than possible, just not with every setting.