This post recommends the best gaming pc build under $700. This is the best gaming pc build you can build at $700. This build is the LVL-1 Mid-Level Gaming PC build. This build isn’t our cheapest budget build, but it can play any AAA games in high to max settings getting a smooth 60fps or more in 1080p. This build also has VR gaming capability and can outperform the PS4 Pro with ease.

If you prefer pre-built options then consider the Dell Inspiron Gaming DesktopThis is a great build in the $700 range.

Build Overview and Parts List

This is hands down the best gaming pc build at $700. Originally crafted by wepc.com this build is the best build your going to find under $600. This build is capable of playing AAA games in high to max settings with a playable framerate between 30fps to 60fps depending on how graphically intensive the game is. This custom gaming rig is also capable of VR, and you can play some games with minor tweaks to the settings in 1440p as well.

Thankfully, this build is a PC and not a console which means that this build has a lot of headroom for upgradability. If your 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.

This build houses an Intel Core i5-8400 with a XFX RX 580 4GB Video Card which can play most AAA titles at high to max settings in 11080p/60fps or more with ease. This build is basically a custom build gaming console, so to speak. This build is capable of outperforming most mainstream consoles.

The Best Cheap $700 Gaming PC Build (2019)

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CPU

Intel Core i5-8400 Six-Core CPU

The Intel i5-8400 is a step up from the i3-8100. It has great performance for the value and shouldn’t bottleneck and give a great gaming experience on par if not better than current generation consoles.

For more information on this CPU, Checkout the official INTEL webpage.

GPU

XFX RX 580 4GB Video Card

The RX 580 4GB is capable of 1440p/VR gaming and 1080p gaming as a plus. This GPU is a powerhouse especially for this $700 budget build. The next step up is the 8GB version which will be more closer to a $1000 build.

For more information on this CPU, 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.

Hitachi Ultrastar 2TB HDD

 

This is a second option for a HDD games drive. This is a step up from the Seagate Barracuda 1 TB. This have double the space for basically the same price. You can go wrong with more space. 

For more information on this HDD, Checkout the official Hitachi webpage.

 

PSU

Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze-Certified PSU

This is a great semi-modular power supply that is great for the value for this $700 build.

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

Gigabyte h310M A Micro ATX Motherboard

This is a great entry-level board that supports intel 8th series cpus. It also has dual channel ram support, and enough space for a decent GPU and HDDs. What more could you ask for?

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

Fractal Design Focus G White

This a great Factual case that offers the perfect space and looks for this $700 Gaming PC Build.

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

ESTIMATED COST = 715.00 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 PC run?

In this section, we’re going to tell you how this game should be able to run your favorite games.

  • Fortnite – 1080p/60 and 1440p/60 should both be possible, but you will need to turn down settings for the latter.
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – PUBG should be able to push 1080p/60 at high settings on this machine, but 1440p will require some compromises.
  • Monster Hunter: World –  MHW should do quite well at 1080p and high settings, but 1440p60 will require some tweaking to work properly.
  • League of Legends – LOL is a lightweight eSports title, so pushing 1440p60 or 1080p144 should be easy as pie.
  • Dota 2 – Same as above.
  • Overwatch – Ultra settings @ 1440p should net at least 60 FPS on average, but if you want higher frames, turn settings down and go down to 1080p.
  • Rainbow Six: Siege – Siege should be easy to pay at 1440p and high settings, with around 60-70 FPS. 1080p will be much more stable, though.
  • Warframe – Warframe should be fine with 1440p and 1080p at high settings- at 1080p, you might even push 144 FPS!
  • Grand Theft Auto V – GTA V is playable at 1440p medium settings and 1080p high/max settings.
  • Team Fortress 2 – TF2 is a CPU-heavy title, but this build is more than well equipped to handle it. 1080p should be a breeze, and with the right settings should even push 144 HZ. 1440p at 60FPS shouldn’t be a problem, either.

*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 $400 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 $700 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 $700 bucks. You not going to find better than this, unless you raise your budget.

I hope this $700 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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