Best Gaming PC Build Around $600 Dollars, Great for Entry-Level Gamers

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The $600 dollar budget range is the most optimal and top-tier for low budget builds. This is the perfect budget to get the most performance and power out of your custom PC computer for all under $700 dollars.

Now, the $700 dollar budget range is the start of the mid budget builds (which is how I section it off). So that is why I consider the $600 dollar to be the top-tier class for low budget builds.

This particular build will give you an awesome performance and experience when it comes to games and of course other computer related activities like multi-tasking and web surfing.


How To Build A Computer

Building a computer is fun, easy, and simple. Everything you know right now about building a computer will change. I personally thought that building a computer was only for professionals and experts, but was I completely wrong. You really don’t have to be a professional or expert in the computer field to learn to build a computer. I personally learned when I was in middle school and found out that it wasn’t really that complicated.

The most complicated part of building your own computer is actually picking out the right components. But you don’t have to worry about this because I do the hard part for you. 🙂

I honestly believe that anyone can build their own computer by just learning. And for me to help people, I’ve created a computer building guide. This should help you out in your journey to computer building.

Find Out How To Build

Who is this $600 Dollar Gaming PC Computer” for?

To answer this question, I have come up with a list. So if you fall under any of these below, then this is most likely for you!

  • This $600 dollar build is for those who are on a low budget but wants to get the best performance and gaming experience for the value and price.
  • Beginner PC gamers who have a good amount of money to spend for their first gaming computer.
  • For those who don’t want to pay the full price of a pre-built computer. (I’ll explain more about this down below)
  • Those who want to experience the full beauty of awesome PC gaming.
  • Someone looking to buy a PC computer as a gift for someone.
  • And generally anyone who is reading this right now… since you searched for this particular budget range for a computer build. 😉

So there you have it. If you fall into any one of those, then you are most likely someone who will get a great experience and pleasure out of this amazing gaming PC build.


Why on earth would you possibly build your own PC computer?

Well the answer is the price. For the price, you’re actually getting the most performance and power; the best bang for your buck.

See when you build your own PC computer like this build here, you’re actually getting the full potential without having to spend more on whatever extra charge pre-built companies throw in their price tag. And to be honest, the components you buy separately will always blow the components that the pre-built companies put in their systems right out of the water.

Yes, there are some good pre-built computers that are in good market price but nothing really beats building your own PC. The experience you gain from building your own PC is quite useful to have, plus you get a great gaming PC that you can say you built yourself. Most people will most definitely be amazed when you tell them you built your PC yourself. 😉

With this $600 dollar build, you’re getting the same performance and power of most $1000 dollar pre-built computers. There are some pre-built computers that are quite ridiculously priced and it’s scary how much some of these companies charge for their pre-built computers.

The Top-Tier PC Build Of The Low Budget Builds

Building this gaming PC will give you the best performance out of all of the low budget builds. The appearance on this build isn’t too bad but that’s not what you should be focusing on. The performance and power is key with this particular build. With this build you get the 7th gen Intel Core i5-7500 processor and the ZOTAC GTX 1060 Mini 3GB . That is a lot of power for a low budget build.

You also get a nice cheap Gigabyte motherboard that will give you the performance and look you need. You don’t really have to spend a lot on a motherboard unless you want too for a low budget like this. Everything in this build is well balance and will give you a great gaming experience. You will be more than please with this build once it’s up and running.

With that. Lets actually get into the build itself!


The Parts For Best Gaming PC Computer For $600 Dollars

Updated for Jun 2017
The Build Overview
Case: Rosewill Dual Fans Ram Memory: Ballistix Sport LT 8GB
CPU Processor: Intel Core i5-7500 Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ PSU
Motherboard: MSI B250M PRO-VD Hard Drive: WD Blue 1TB
Graphic Card: ZOTAC GTX 1060 3GB CD/DVD Drive: LG Super Multi Drive
Total: $600~650
Note: Component prices fluctuate daily. Check the current pricing here
COMPONENT LIST
part case
Rosewill Dual Fans Case LED
Rosewill Dual Fans
My Recommendation:
(Low Price & Good)
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part cpu
Intel Core i5-7500
Intel Core i5-7500
My Recommendation:
(Great Performance CPU)
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part mb
MSI B250M PRO-VD
MSI B250M PRO-VD
My Recommendation:
(Good Price & Performance)
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part gpu
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini 3GB
ZOTAC GTX 1060 3GB
My Recommendation:
(Great Performance)
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part ram
Ballistix Sport LT
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB
My Recommendation:
(Best Ram For Budget)
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part psu
EVGA 500W 80+ PSU
EVGA 500W 80+
My Recommendation:
(Best Cheap PSU)
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part hdd
WD Blue 1TB
WD Blue 1TB
My Recommendation:
(Cheap And Good)
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part odd
LG Super Multi Optical Drives
LG Optical Drives
My Recommendation:

(Just An Optical Drive)
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OPTIONAL ITEMS
part monitor
Acer G226HQL
Acer G226HQL 23in LED Monitor
My Recommendation:
(Great Price & Very Slim)
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part mice&key
CM Storm Devastator
CM Storm Devastator
My Recommendation:
(It’s A Good Deal)
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part os
window os
Windows 10
Operating System:
You’re going to need an OS to operate the computer.
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part network
network-connection
Wired or Wireless
Internet Connection:
I would highly recommend using Ethernet cables
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Brief Details

Case:

To get more performance and power for this build, I had to choose a cheaper computer case. But in no way is this case bad. This case is still great for compact PC computer builds that focuses more on the component performance than appearance. Yes, you can get better quality computer cases with great features but that will cost a bit more than this case.

So if you are interested a different option, you can check out other tower cases that will be compatible with this build. You can choose one of the two tower size cases.

  • Mini Tower Cases
  • Mid Tower Cases

Choose any case that supports micro-ATX boards because this build is a micro-ATX build. Most cases state it in their title but some don’t so you will want to make sure to check what motherboard size the case supports. If you have a question for a case, you are free to ask me in the comments section. 🙂

Processor (CPU):

The CPU in this build is the Intel Core i5-7500 which is a nice entry level CPU. This CPU will be able to handle your gaming needs as well as most computing needs. It will run in nice temperatures as well so you don’t have to worry too much about it overheating. The i5-7500 is one of the newer 7th Gen Intel processor.

So to put it simply, this processor will get the job done! And it’s cost is reasonably cheap.

Motherboard (MOBO):

For this build, you will need a motherboard that can handle the new CPU and GPU and what better motherboard than the MSI B250M PRO-VD. This motherboard will be able to handle it all. And it’s really cheap which makes it perfect for builds like this.

Two things that I really like about this motherboard is that it’s cheap and looks pretty nice with everything black. Nothing beats getting a good quality motherboard at a low price.

Graphic Card (GPU):

The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 3GB in this build is an awesome graphic card option and probably one of the best options for a low budget build like this. With this card you’re able to get great performance in games with high to ultra settings. The GTX 1060 surely beats console graphics out of the water. This particular card is small in size so it’s perfect for smaller cases like the Rosewill Dual Fans.

However, if you want more performance and power then go with the GTX 1060 6GB, or the GTX 1070 card. The cost will be higher but you’ll get a performance increase.

Memory (RAM):

8GB memory is plenty for this build for your gaming and computing needs. There really isn’t much use for more memory unless you’re doing some kind of video or photo editing that requires a lot of memory usage. Later down the road you can buy another 8GB memory (preferably the same kind of memory for compatibility) to make your system have 16GB memory.

Power Supply (PSU):

The EVGA 500W power supply is good enough to handle the systems power usage. There really won’t be a need for more power unless you have additional graphic cards, water-cooling loop, or CPU overclocking. So with this build, 500W is plenty and probably will give you enough for future upgrades as well.

Hard Drive (HDD):

This build has 1TB of storage which should be plenty for downloading games and other programs. If you require more in the future you can just buy another one for storage. The choice is yours on this one.

Optical Drive or CD Burner (ODD):

There really isn’t a need for a expensive optical drive unless you are planning to use it more than couple times. For my personal build, I never really use it much, maybe occasional CD burning. You shouldn’t really spent more than $20 dollars on an optical drive.


Operating System & Peripherals:

For operating systems, is completely up to you. Go with an OS that you’re most comfortable with. I recommend Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 which are easier to use. Then maybe next year upgrade to Windows 10.

If you decide to go with Windows, remember to get the 64bit version and not the 32bit version.

(Note: Don’t go with any pirated or bootlegged Windows. It’s just not worth the headache and risk. Just go with the legit version from Microsoft.)

For peripherals, you can get whatever suits you. There are monitors made for different situations like gaming, photo, video. You can go with any monitor that fits your price point. Same goes for keyboard and mice.

Internet Connection: (Wired or Wireless)

For connecting to the network you have only two options, wired or wireless. I personally recommend all desktop users to go with wired Ethernet cable route because it gives you the best results in games. Wireless is not reliable most of the times so if you don’t want to rage while in a gaming session because you start to lag or get disconnected then go with Ethernet cable.

However, if going with Ethernet cable is not an option since the router is in a closet or something, then go with a wireless connection. And plus, you will want to look into a better router if possible to maximize your connection.


My Overall Thoughts

This top-tier low budget gaming computer will handle it’s business and give you the gaming edge that you need in order to dominate in your gaming sessions. So if your on a low budget but want the best, this is a great option for you my friend.

I want to know what you think! Leave some questions, concerns, or comments below! 🙂

8 thoughts on “Best Gaming PC Build Around $600 Dollars, Great for Entry-Level Gamers

    1. Hey Alex,

      Everyone has different opinions of piracy and I don’t completely disagree with you. Of course someone who has been pirating for a long time will have the experience to minimize their headache and risk. But it’s naive to say there is zero headache or risk involved with pirated Windows because there always will be some type of risk when it comes to any internet piracy. You might be okay with a pirated Windows but there are people who would rather get the genuine Window product.

    1. Hey Cody,

      Well there are different cases that you can use with this build. You can look for most MicroATX mini towers and they’ll work with this build. Pretty much you can use any case that supports “MicroATX” motherboards. Once you find a case you like you can reply back to me and I’ll check to see if it’s compatible for you.

  1. Hi Chris, my son and I have put together the $600 build with all of the components you recommended. Got windows 10 installed and installed drivers for motherboard. Went to download drivers for GPU from disk and website but keeps saying it can’t find compatible hardware. Have tried updating bios and making sure PEG is selected. The only way we get video is by using the motherboard. I thought the GPU was broken so I returned it and got a new one. Same issues. I have even tried all of the settings on the monitor for the different inputs. Any advice would be great!!

    Thanks,
    Heather

    1. Hi Heather,

      I’m glad that you and your son decided to build a computer together~! But when it comes to computers and technology there always will be some kind of frustration.

      I’ll try to help you the best I can and I’ll send you an email so I can further help you out. My replies will be faster and it’ll be easier to communicate with each other.

      Thank you for understanding.

  2. Does the processor come with a stock Intel cooler or do I need to buy one separately also does anyone have benchmarks for this PC and one more thing will the motherboard being micro atx limit upgradeability in the future and if so is there another PC around the same price and performance that is just at

    1. Hello Jaden,

      Yes this processor comes with a stock cooler. Only the K-series from Intel don’t include the stock coolers. As for benchmarks, you can google benchmarks for the processor and graphics card to get a general idea of how this build will perform. Well for future upgrades, it really depends on the what you’re planning to upgrade. Most cases, you don’t even have to upgrade too much. Just set yourself up with 16GB RAM and decent graphics card and you should be good for awhile. And mostly you’ll just upgrade the graphics card.

      Hope that answers your question.

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