This post recommends the best gaming pc build under $800. This is the best gaming pc build you can build at $800. 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 HP Pavilion Gaming PC Desktop ComputerThis a great pre-built gaming computer that goes right at $800 with free shipping from Amazon. It has an i5-8400 and a GTX 1060, great for AAA titles gaming.

Another great choice if HP’s are not for you is taking a look at this $800 behemoth over at CyberPowerPC. It’s the CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC. It has an i5-8400 and 1060 as well. 

Both system theoretically is the same, but judging that CYBERPOWERPC is known for being there gaming pc build with an amazing quality I would recommend them over HP.

Build Overview and Parts List

This is hands down the best gaming pc build at $800. Originally crafted by this build is the best build your going to find under $800. 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 and we upgraded the GPU to a MSI RX 580 8GB which gives you a extra 4GB of DDR5 Video Ram. 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 $800 Gaming PC Build (2019)

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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.


MSI RX 580 8GB

The RX 580 8GB is capable of 1440p/VR gaming and 1080p gaming as a plus. This has double the power of the 580 4GB. This GPU is a powerhouse especially for this $800 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.


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.


ADATA Ultimate SU800 512GB SSD

Finally, the first build with a SSD. You can go wrong with a SSD. Its many times faster that a regualr HDD. SSDs are good for loading times, and transfering files if you a content creator. You can also use a SSD as your games drive and get better load times in game. Highly Recommend a SSD.

For more information on this HDD, Checkout this ADATA Review 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.



Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze-Certified PSU

This is a great semi-modular power supply that is great for the value for this $800 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.

PHanteks P400s ATX Mid Tower Case

This a great Phanteks P400s case that offers the perfect space and looks for this $800 Gaming PC Build.

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

ESTIMATED COST = $800.00 at Amazon

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


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 – At 1080p, you should be able to easily max out this game at 60 FPS or higher. 1440p should still be playable at 60 FPS, but you may need to turn down a few settings.
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – 1080p60 at high-to-max settings should be achievable, but 1440p may require some tuning down to medium or low settings.
  • Monster Hunter: World – MHW is quite intensive, but 1080p60 shouldn’t be a problem for this build at high settings. 1440p60 will be much harder to achieve, though, and may require some settings turned down.
  • League of Legends – League of Legends is a fairly lightweight eSports title, so 1440p60 and 1080p144 should both be achievable at high settings.
  • Dota 2 – Same as above.
  • Overwatch – At 1440p and Ultra settings, Overwatch should be playable at 60 FPS. This makes 1080p an easy sweep as well.
  • Rainbow Six: Siege – At 1440p and high settings, Siege should be playable at 60-70 FPS.
  • Warframe – Warframe should be playable at 1440p60 on high settings and 1080p144 on high settings- it’s quite well-optimized.
  • Grand Theft Auto V – GTA V should be playable at 1440p60 with medium-high settings and high-max settings at 1080p.
  • Team Fortress 2 – TF2 is primarily CPU-dependent, so you shouldn’t encounter any issues at 1440p here. If you want to push your frames higher, though, you’ll want to go down to 1080p and turn down some settings.

    *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 $800 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 $800 bucks. You not going to find better than this, unless you raise your budget.

    I hope this $800 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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