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I'm attempting to make a PC gaming build as cheap as possible. I'm basing the needed specs off of the recommended ones for PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds). I've got it down to around $700.00 with Windows 10 and a few extras.

If anyone has any recommendations for how I can get the price down furhter, that would be great.

The SSD is staying as Windows 10 can't run without it. The other hard drive is for extra storage and preferably having it run the programs while the SSD runs the OS.

PC Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/P4cFMZ

Also here's the list on Steam of recommended and minimum specs to run PUBG:

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 30 GB available space
I'm attempting to make a PC gaming build as cheap as possible. I'm basing the needed specs off of the recommended ones for PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds). I've got it down to around $700.00 with Windows 10 and a few extras. If anyone has any recommendations for how I can get the price down furhter, that would be great. The SSD is staying as Windows 10 can't run without it. The other hard drive is for extra storage and preferably having it run the programs while the SSD runs the OS. PC Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/P4cFMZ Also here's the list on Steam of recommended and minimum specs to run PUBG: Recommended: - Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system - OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 - Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 - Memory: 16 GB RAM - Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB - DirectX: Version 11 - Network: Broadband Internet connection - Storage: 30 GB available space Minimum: - Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system - OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 - Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300 - Memory: 8 GB RAM - Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB - DirectX: Version 11 - Network: Broadband Internet connection - Storage: 30 GB available space
[–] AOU 3 points (+3|-0)

I would save on a slower CPU (6 cores is not really needed for gaming) and use that saved money on a better GPU.

[–] Sound_Flames 1 point (+1|-0)

How many cores do you recommend for a gaming PC?

And what speed could I go down to for the processor?

[–] AOU 2 points (+2|-0)

You already chose the cheapest Ryzen there is.

If you want to get a better GPU, you can try your chance on the second hand market. Just make sure you don't go for a GPU that is targeted for cryptocurrency mining, as lots of mining farms are recycling them when the difficulty rises, and if you buy one GPU that has been used 24/7 for mining there's a change that it might not be in good condition (overheating).

[–] picman 1 point (+1|-0)

4 cores with at least 2.4GHz you'd be fine with most everything gaming related (since most games just hit the GPU and the CPU is mostly for orchestration)

[–] chronos 1 point (+1|-0)

I think you can shave a few bucks going with cheaper CPU fan.

[–] sporkulon 1 point (+1|-0)

You must have a clear side panel with blue led rope lights. I read back in 2002 that it makes your puter go lik 50x faster.

No, but for reals, add a corshair water cooler to that bundle. I got mine pre-sealed with the 240mm radiator for 78 credits. I also have quad fans on both sides of that thing. My stock clock is 4ghz, but I am up to 5.4ghz this time of year. 4.8 in the summer months.

[–] Timmy 1 point (+1|-0)

You might want to consider a Ryzen 5 2400G with onboard Radeon graphics. The refresh rate won't be great at high performance settings. You'd need a minimum of DDR4 3000 for better graphics performance. Later on you can add a high end graphics card. I wouldn't push the on chip graphics past 1080p resolution or you'll see refresh rates drop below 30 fps. Source: Our shop builds computers.

[–] 9-11 0 point (+0|-0)

Level up your life instead.