contributor ::: russo schelling
There are a lot of gaming PCs on the market right now, but most come with a price tag that matches whatever name is on the case. We’re too thrifty to pay for ink. With a little work, you can make yourself one hell of a gaming PC for the price of a smartphone.
Building one can seem intimidating, expensive, and overwhelming, but the process is easier than it’s ever been.
You’re taking the step from the safety of a console from the vast beautiful world of consistent frame rates and crystal clear resolutions.
We want your first experience to not only be a good one, we want it to be a cheap one. For $500 any PC exclusive you’ve been missing out on, will never be missed again. With this build you’ll be able to game fully – at 1080p – to your hearts content. Here’s your shopping list (note, this build doesn’t run hot. a CPU cooler isn’t needed):