How to Build a Cheap Gaming Computer
Pick a fast and cheap processor (CPU).If you're feeling enthusiastic, go for aCore i5.If you want to go with a Kaby lake then go with a Pentuim G4620
Pick a good video/graphics card.You'll want a good video card It is needed for newer games to operate well. For Nvidia, go for a GTX 1050, or if on a smaller budget than this a GTX 700 series.
Pick a budget case.You'll want to save as much as you can on the case. Just make sure that the case has enough room forair-ventilationto prevent overheating.The Deepcool Tesseract case works quite well and is fairly cheap to boot.
Pick a good and fast hard disk drive.Western Digital, SeagateandSamsunghard drives are the most widely-used ones. Depending on your needs,1TB with 7200RPMshould be enough for an average gamer considering most games range from 5-30 GB of storage. A cheap SSD from Kingston will work if you still have enough money in your budget.
Pick a compatible motherboard.ASUS, Gigabyte, EVGA, XFX and plenty more are out there. Just make sure it isfully compatiblewith your CPU and video card. To prevent bottle-necking, ATI video cards should go for CrossFireX-ready motherboards, not for SLI-ready motherboards. The opposite applies to Nvidia video cards, Nvidia users go for SLI-ready motherboards.
Pick fast RAM.2GB or 4GB of DDR2, 800MHz or higheris good. Make sure it'scompatiblewith your motherboard. However keep in mind most games need 2GB of ram is needed so get 4-8 GB of ram. With 4 you can probably play Minecraft or League of Legends, but won't be able to play games like Battlefield 3 or Skyrim.
Unless you are in need of a 7.1 Surround Sound system,go for a budget speaker.2.1,2 satellite speakers with one sub-wooferwill give you good sounds.
Unless you are in need of a 72" LCD monitor, go for a small or not-so-big monitor.Go for aLCD from Samsung, since they offer great quality for little cash. You won't notice any difference between 1000:1 contrast ratio and a 20000:1 contrast ratio unless you are playing in the dark, where there is absolutely no light.
Unless you are in need of super-high-end Razer gaming inputs, go for a budget mouse and keyboard.Go for areliable brand.Wired inputs are better for gamingsince they send information much faster compared to wireless.
Make sure you get a power supply that corresponds with your electrical output.Without power, all this work would have been for nothing. For the majority of PC builds a 400W power supply should do.
QuestionCan I make a normal work PC into a gaming PC by just adding a graphics card, RAM, and liquid cooler? I have a Core 2 Duo.wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerShort answer, no. Long answer, no because for most modern titles a Core 2 Duo is radically insufficient and to run certain games you will need to upgrade the amount and speed of RAM. A liquid cooler isn't necessary unless you are doing overclocking, and the kind of computer that uses a Core 2 Duo won't have the correct chip set to do this.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I use a Core 2 Duo for gaming?Carlos CraigCommunity AnswerDo not use a Core 2 Duo; you need a Core 2 Quad for most games.Thanks!
QuestionHow can I make my normal PC into a gaming PC if it has a Pentium dual core? Should I change the processor and other parts?Carlos CraigCommunity AnswerPut a Core 2 quad 9400 min and a Sapphire rx550, because if it is BTX, it only supports single slot cards. The 550 is a good card for gaming.Thanks!
QuestionIs it possible to build a gaming computer for roughly 0 to 0?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, it is, but you'll have to buy used and refurbished parts. I would recommend checking sites like Craigslist and Ebay.Thanks!
QuestionHow much does it cost?Carlos CraigCommunity AnswerFor a Kaby Lake budget build and a GTX 1050, about 0. There is no solid answer for the price. A cheap overclocker with Hyper threading from Intel would be around 0. And if you're going to overclock on Intel Motherboards then you will need a Z motherboard.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if I change the power supply to high supply but didn't change any component of my old computer? Will this affect my old PC?Carlos CraigCommunity AnswerNo, the computer only draws the wattage it needs. The computer will not explode. If you only need 400 watts, don't get a 1200 watt PSU, that's just a waste of money which you could put towards something else. If your computer draws 300-350 watts at max load, then get a 450 watt power supply for a bit of future proofing.Thanks!
QuestionCan I just build the computer and use a TV with HDMI capabilities to save on the cost?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, but this isn't ideal. You will be limited to 60 FPS unless it's a gaming TV, and the input will lag.Thanks!
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- Go for a really budget monitor, speakers, mouse and keyboard.
- If you are on a very low budget like 200 dollars get an OEM pc like a Dell or HP for around 50 dollars then use the next 50 for a new PSU and make sure the computer has enough ram.Then use the last 100 for a Graphics Card.
- A good place for help is the Linus Tech Tips forum.
- Having a friend that knows his/her way around computers will be really helpful.
- You can ask tips from computer forums on the internet.
- You can ask tips from local computer shops.
- When putting your system together, always ground yourself to prevent electrostatic charges from reaching the components or it will damage the parts (or you).
- You can use an electrostatic wristband.
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