Do you want to experience PC games on high to ultra settings? Want to get great frame rate with those settings? Then lo and behold, this $900 dollar gaming PC build is your answer!
Building this EPIC gaming PC for $900 dollars will put you in a nice comfy position for the following two things…
- Future Proofed: So with this build you’re future proof for a good amount of time. This means you won’t have to upgrade for a while and you’ll be able to enjoy your computer for a long time. ( under good maintenance of course 😉 )
- Gaming Experience: With this build you’ll get great gaming experience as well as great frame rate on games. It won’t be comparable to a gaming console system. If you’re coming from one then prepare yourself to be amazed.
Once you go with this build, you will not regret it later on. This will be one beast of a computer when you fully assembled it together. No doubt.
Never Built A PC Before?
What? Are you 4 realz? Just messing. If you have never built a PC before in your entire life then… it’s alright. There’s a first time for everything. To be honest, “building a computer” just sounds like some complicated stuff, I know. But in reality, it’s more “putting computer parts together” just like messing with LEGOs or putting a desk together. And it’s not really that complicated at all, it’s fairly easy.
All you got to do is follow some steps on where the different computer components go inside the case. Sounds easy enough right? Because it really is that easy. You don’t have to be an expert or professional because I know I’m not and I still build computers just for fun as a hobby.
To make your learning process as easy as possible, I’ve made this computer building guide where you just follow some steps and watch some videos to guide you through the building process!
(If you require any help building your computer, then just let me know.)
Who Is This Build For?
Well to be real here. This build is for those who can afford the $900 dollar budget build. But to put some more detail behind it, this build is for the elite-hardcore gamers who likes to experience nothing but the best while gaming. Like the feeling where you’re so zoned into the game that you think that you’re part of it.
What Does This Gaming Build Offer
This build has a lot of power and offers a lot for the budget price. In this build, you get powerful performance with the 7th gen Intel i5-7500 quad-core processor and amazing gaming visuals with ASUS GTX 1070 8GB ROG STRIX.
You will be able to run old and new games on high to ultra settings with great frame rate at 1080p with no problem. Also you’ll have a nice and smooth transition to 1440p gaming if you’re interested down the road. And you won’t have to upgrade anytime soon unless you wanted too.
Honestly, you just need to see it yourself. So with all that in mind, lets dive into the components that make up this beast.
The Components That Make Up This $900 Dollar Beast
The Build Overview
Note: Component prices fluctuate daily. Check the current pricing here
DeepCool TESSERACT SW is a great case for the price. You get plenty of hard drive or solid state drive storage as well as a simple cable management feature. There is plenty of room for the graphics card and extra fan mounts for more air cooling needs.
For the price you really can’t go wrong with this gaming case.
7th Gen Intel Core i5-7500 gives you quad-core processing for your gaming needs. The stock speed is 3.8 GHz which is more than good for most people. You honestly won’t need to go for anything better unless you have the bucks to spend. This CPU will perform great for quite some time so you won’t have to worry about upgrading so soon.
If you want more power go with the i5-7600K for it’s overclocking but be sure to buy an aftermarket CPU cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. Those two will go great together.
You don’t really need to deck out a whole lot on a motherboard. This MSI B250M MORTAR motherboard will work great and perform nicely with the CPU and GPU in this build. The best part about this motherboard is the price, it’s relatively cheap compared to other motherboards that offer similar performance and features.
Graphics Card (GPU):
For the graphics card, this build has the powerful ASUS GTX 1070 8GB ROG STRIX. This is one powerful graphics card. You will notice how well this thing will perform at whatever game you throw at it. By having this card, you know that you’re set for couple of years or so without any worries.
With this card, you will dominate any games at 1080p. It’s a beast of a card. Plus, it’s one of the latest new cards out in the market so you know you’re set once you plug this bad boy in your motherboard.
This build has 1 x 8GB of RAM. For gaming and daily computing, 8GB should be plenty and you won’t require any more unless you decide to edit videos or photos. I personally recommend you try out the 8GB and if you require more, just buy yourself the same 8GB RAM to make up 2 x 8GB (16GB).
Power Supply (PSU):
For this build, 600W should be plenty to run all of the components. And Corsair makes great power supplies and about any other computer components. I personally have a Corsair power supply myself and it’s pretty solid quality.
Hard Drive (HDD):
1TB WD blue hard drive is a good start for beginning. You can decide to add another hard drive if you wanted to so don’t feel like you have to get more right away. My advice will be to buy more as you require more meaning buy another when you require more space.
Optical Drive or CD Burner (ODD):
There really isn’t anything special about optical drives. The one listed in the build is good enough for daily use and install the operating system.
Operating System & Peripherals
Personally I recommend you to go with a Windows that you’re familiar or good with. There really isn’t a need to go and get the newest Window right away. For my build, I’m using the Windows 8.1 which is just perfect for me because I’m quite familiar with it.
So if you can’t decide, I recommend choosing Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 for now until the Windows 10 is clear of bugs.
(Note: I don’t recommend any pirated or bootlegged version of Windows. It’s not safe and you don’t want to take a chance of being hacked or worse. Always go the safe route and buy the legit Windows version.)
The peripherals are all yours to decide. Try not to go overboard on these. Find ones that fit your price range whether they are monitors, keyboards, mice, headsets, etc. If you need help, just leave a comment below and I’ll be more than happy to help you out.
Internet Connection:(Wired or Wireless):
For desktops, I always recommend wired connection with Ethernet cable. This way you get the fastest internet connection without interference. And it’s also the cheapest route.
Check out the peripherals tab in the build chart for other options.
However, if you decide to go wireless, you can always upgrade your router for better connectivity while gaming.
My Overall Thoughts
To simply end this, this $900 dollar gaming PC build is the PERFECT build for any gamer who wants to be completely satisfied when gaming.
So what are you waiting for? The Beast is waiting for you! 😀