This post showcases the best gaming pc build under $300. If you are not interested in building this build yourself, then consider a pre-made build. We recommend the Dell Optiplex 7010 which is powered by an Intel I5 processor and can easily play AAA titles at low to medium settings.

Build Overview and Parts List

This is hands down the best gaming pc build at $300. Originally crafted by wepc.com this build is one of the best builds your going to find under $500. This build is capable of playing AAA games in low to medium settings with a playable framerate between 30fps to 60fps depending on how graphically intensive the game is.

Thankfully, this build is a PC and not a console which means that this build has a lot of headroom for upgradability. If you’re on a tight budget and want to play games ASAP but also want to build the best build you can build, then this is defiantly a good starting point.

Great For eSports

If your playing games such as Fortnight, Overwatch and/or CS: GO in a competitive setting then this build will be great for you. Since this build is so minimalist and built specifically only for gaming, it makes it a go-to build for esports.

AMD CPU (APU)

The AMD Ryzen 3 2200G is the lead actor in this movie. This is an Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) which mean it’s a CPU and GPU all on one CPU die. As a matter of fact, these types of CPUs are specifically made for these types of budget builds. It helps the builder save money instead of getting a dedicated GPU for one and the CPU/APU performance is on par with an i3 Intel processor and the GPU performance hit the GT 1030 right on the head.

This, of course, provides great performance for the value hands down. However, this system isn’t going to play every AAA title at Ultra or even High Settings. It should be able to play most AAA titles at low to medium settings with a smooth framerate between 30fps – 60fps or more depending on the game in question.

So in retrospect, you shouldn’t see any bottlenecking unless you go past RX 580 performance levels. If your a visual person then check out some benchmarks over at PCMag.com. They have included some great benchmarks in a great detailed review of the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G.

The Best Cheap $300 Gaming PC Build (2019)

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CPU

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

The Ryzen 3 2200G is an accelerated processing unit (APU) made by AMD. It takes advantage of having a CPU and GPU on the same die. The performance of this APU is on par with an i3 intel processor and GPU on par with a GT 1030 GPU.

For more information on this CPU/APU, Checkout the official AMD webpage.

RAM

Patriot Signature 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM

The best ram you can find for the price from a popular and trusted manufacturer. The fluctuation of prices as of late makes this 8GB of DDDR4-2666 Ram from Patriot a great value.

This Ram is Out Of Stock EveryWhere Other Than Ebay. This is great Recommend Ram, but As Alternative check the Ram 2 Below.

For more information on this RAM, Checkout the official Patrioit Memory webpage.

 Patriot VIper 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM

The best ram you can find for the price from a popular and trusted manufacturer. The fluctuation of prices as of late makes this 8GB of DDDR4-2666 Ram from Patriot a great value.

This a Ram 2nd Option Since there is alot of Ram out of stock as of late.

For more information on this RAM, Checkout the official Patriot Viper webpage.

HDD

Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD

This is a great entry-level hard drive to store all your games. Of course, you can invest a little more for a SSD. In this case to keep it as close to the $300 budget this is the best HDD choice for the price.

For more information on this CPU/APU, Checkout the official Seagate Barracuda webpage.

Western Digital 1TB HDD

This is a great entry-level hard drive to store all your games. Of course, you can invest a little more for a SSD. In this case to keep it as close to the $300 budget this is the best HDD choice for the price.

For more information on this CPU/APU, Checkout the official WD webpage.

PSU

EVGA BR 500W 80+ Bronze -Certified PSU

This is a great PSU for the value for this $300 budget build. You cant really go wrong with EVGA in my opinion, they are a great brand. Plus as long as its 80+ Certified no matter Bronze, Silver or Gold or higher you doing something right in term of power efficiency.

For more information on this PSU, Checkout the official EVGA webpage.

MSI B350 Pro-VH-Plus MOBO

This is a great entry-level motherboard for this value budget build. It has support for Ryzen 1st and 2nd generation Ryzen CPUs with Radeon Vega Graphics. IT support ram from 1866 up to 3200 with DDR4 Ram Boost. Is also VR ready and more. This is a great board for a $300 budget build.

For more information on this Motherboard, Checkout the official MSI webpage.

Thermaltake Versa H15

This a great Thermaltake case that offers the perfect space and looks for this $300 Gaming PC Build.

For more information on this Case, Checkout the official Thermaltake webpage.

ESTIMATED COST = $340.00 at Amazon

Price May Vary From Different Retailers. Also, Prices Might Decrease or Rise Depending On Time Of The Year!

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What Games Can This Build Play?

Here we will talk about how this custom gaming pc should be able to play your favorite games. This information was sourced from WePC.com, which is a great website that has pre-selected builds as well. Defiantly go check them out.

  • Fortnite – Plays at a solid 60FPS at 1600 x 900 at medium settings. Great for Esports.
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battleground – In PUBG you can achieve 720p at low to medium settings. Of course, investing a little extra to pick up an SSD for better game loads and better CPU can get you some better FPS. We highly recommend the $500 Budget Build For This.
  • Monster Hunter: World MHW should be playable at 30FPS at 900p easily on medium to high settings. This game isn’t really resource intensive. Of course, upgrading to the $400, $500 or $600 budget builds will give you more FPS at better qualities.
  • League Of Legends – This game is REALLY lightweight and doesn’t require a lot of resources. This build can play LOL at 1080p60FPS no problem.
  • Dota 2 – Great Game. Same as LOL. Not very resource intensive.
  • Overwatch – Overwatch is a popular Esport and Casual Play game. You can play it at 1080p60FPS on low to medium settings on this rig.
  • Rainbow Six: SiegeSiege can play at 1080p60FPS on low settings. This game looks really good if you upgraded to the $600 budget build.
  • Warframe – Perhaps one of the most popular and most successful F2P games ever. Warframe despite how BIG it is and all the content it has isn’t very resource intensive. You can play Warframe in 1080p60FPS quality at medium settings which still looks amazing because of the great optimizations that have made with each new patch and DLC release.
  • Grand Theft Auto V – You can play GTAV at 720p on low to medium settings. You should be able to get 60FPS if you tinker with the settings. You can also still reach a playable FPS in 1080p with about a 10% – 20% reduction if FPS so about 40 to 50 FPS/ 60FPS. Upgrading to a Tier 3 or Top Tier Budget Build will make this gameplay much better.
  • Team Fortress 2 – TF2 again isn’t resource intensive. So playing this game at 1080p60FPS shouldn’t be a problem.

*Note* Most games can play on this budget rig, but of course upgrading to at least a $1000 Top Tier Mid-Level Build will be a better choice to get most games at a smooth 1080p/1440p 60FPS. Honorable mentions such as Tom Clancy’s The Division, Destiny, ETC. Now for new titles such as Anthem, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Im not sure, but you should be able to achieve a playable framerate of 30FPS. More testing will be administered. *Note*

Potential Upgrades To Think About

As I consider this an entry-level build. I choose builds that are upgradable and have good headroom for great upgrades. Below are some potential upgrades to consider. Also, upgrading to a better build is a choose as well. We have builds that range from this Tier 1 $300 Budget Build to Tier 1 and 2 High-End Builds. We categorized everything in tiers in their respectable categories ranging from Budget Builds (Entry-Level) To Mid-Level to High-End Level or Higher. This in turn will make it easier for you to find a good starting point build and add to it.

Potential Upgrades

  • SSDs – SSDs are just recommended. This helps you system run faster with your ram. Also if you make your games drive a SSD then you will see better game load times and better responsive play.
  • Internal Graphics Card (GPU) – Adding a separate GPU instead of using the included one on the CPU die can help as well. You can pick up a EVGA GTX 1050 TI 4GB at a good price over at amazon. This will help with more positive FPS and gameplay quality.
  • Coolers – You can addition Case fans to help with air flow. This helps your CPU and CPU and other components from overheating. This will prevent skips and stutters while playing games at high settings or whatever you system is capable of.

Of course, there are other upgrades that can be made for inconvenience such as going fully modular with your PSU and adding a bigger HDD (2TB) and more. Other upgrades to consider is Windows OS itself, unfortunately MOBO doesn’t come pre-installed with windows. It would be cool if they were.

You can also consider a good monitor, Speakers, gaming mice and keyboard, etc. This is more for a better experience but are by no means required. Other than the monitor is the only required upgrade you need if you don’t have one already.

For a great build video on a $300 budget build check out the video below. This isnt the same build but you gonna learn that building and part picking is all the same. The finished product is what is different. Enjoy the video.

This is hands down the best custom pc build at $300 bucks. You not going to find better than this, unless you raise your budget.

I hope this $300 Budget build helps you guys out. If you have any issues or second thoughts please leave them in the comments below. I will get back to you ASAP.

Robert Gee (Founder/Admin) 

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