Cheap PC Gamer: tips and suggestions for parts to assemble in 2018

Building a PC Gamer can be much easier and cheaper than most people think. It is true that with so many games and updates being released every year, an expensive last generation PC is the dream of any gamer, but it is AWAY from being the only option for those who want to have fun with games. Thinking about those who have a limited budget, we brought here some alternatives on how to build a very cheap PC Gamer that, at the same time, runs all current games in a satisfactory way. YOU CAN TRUST!

What parts are needed?

When assembling a Gamer PC you will need the following parts:
  • Cabinet
  • HD
  • Motherboard
  • Processor
  • Video card
  • RAM memory
  • Source
The choice of the cabinet is extremely personal and that is why we will not discuss it here. We will also not talk about HD, given that they hardly influence the performance of games, just buy a 500GB up and everything is fine. Attention: the price ranges shown below are for used products and do not include shipping!

Cheap PC Gamer 1

  • Motherboard : Gigabyte H110M-H (R $ 220.00)
  • Processor : Intel Core 2-Quad - Q6600 2.4Ghz (R $ 75.00)
  • Video Card : Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 (R $ 450.00)
  • RAM : 8GB DDR3 RAM (R $ 135.00)
  • Source : Corsair CX500 (R $ 190.00)
Total: R $ 1,070.00 Our first inexpensive gaming PC is also the most basic, but it still runs all games today with great graphics and performance. Although the processor is the oldest part of this PC, the GA-H110M-H motherboard has support for 6th and 7th generation Intel processors, allowing for upgrades. The video card has 2GB of GDDR5 memory and the Corsair source is known to perform better than specified in the box.

Cheap PC Gamer 2

  • Motherboard : Gigabyte 78lmt-usb3 (R $ 190.00)
  • Processor : FX 6300 from AMD (R $ 170.00)
  • Graphics Card : Zotac GTX 1050 (R $ 550.00)
  • RAM : 8GB DDR3 RAM (R $ 135.00)
  • Source : AeroCool VX-350, 350w (R $ 100,00)
Total: R $ 1,145.00 The 78lmt-usb3 motherboard is a great inexpensive motherboard for AMD processors and has 4 slots, meaning it can reach 32GB of RAM. The FX 6300 processor is equivalent to an i5 2400 and the video card has 4GB of GDDR5 memory. The weakness of the PC is the power supply, which, despite being bivolt, does not have the 80 plus seal.

Cheap PC Gamer 3

  • Motherboard : Gigabyte B75M-D3H (R $ 350.00)
  • Processor : Intel Core i5 3570k 3.4GHz (R $ 320.00)
  • Video Card : GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Zogis (R $ 350.00)
  • RAM : 8GB DDR3 RAM (R $ 135.00)
  • Source : EVGA 500w (R $ 200.00)
Total : R $ 1,355.00 Our third and last gaming PC is the least inexpensive, but has the best value for money and the most current parts. The B75M-D3H motherboard has several technologies that differentiate it from other boards, such as protection against moisture, protection against power loss, protection against high temperature, etc. The video card has 2GB of GDDR5 memory and the font has the 80 Plus seal.

Tips on how to assemble your cheap gamer PC

  • To start, the most important tip: lose prejudice with used parts. Remember that there are always gamers who change their pieces as soon as a new one is released, so the quantity of good second-hand products is very high.
  • Do a lot of research before choosing the pieces. Try not to be limited to product specifications and try to know the characteristics of the brands. A good example: AMD's processors, even though they are of the same generation as Intel's, have slightly lower performance (and the lower price).
  • Know the requirements of your games and learn how to optimize them. Often players look for a PC to run just one specific game. Learn how to optimize the game's performance and buy the necessary parts to run it.

Bonus: the 4 best cheap video cards

Video cards are often the most expensive parts in assembling a PC Gamer. Thinking about it, we brought here 4 options of great cards (2 Geforce and 2 Radeon) that can be found for the range of R $ 400.00:
GeForce Radeon
Gtx 750ti, 2GB by Zotac R7 360, 2GB Dx12
GT 1030, 2GB Gigabyte Rx 460 4GB

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