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 $900-$1000. Originally crafted by this build is the best build your going to find under $900-$1000. 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 EVGA RTX 2060. Which can play most AAA titles at high to max settings in 1080p/1440p/60fps or more with ease and 4k and VR. This build is capable of outperforming most mainstream consoles.

The Best Cheap $900-$1000 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.

Cooler Master Master Liquid Lite 240mm Liquid Coolor

For the value this is a great Liquid Cooler for basic overclocking and keeping that CPU warm when gaming on high resoultuions. You can beat the Value of this liquid cooler and I highly recommend it in builds $1000 or above.

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


EVGA RTX 2060 XC Black Edition Gaming

The RTX 2060 is consider the entry-level Gaming GPU in the new RTX line up. The new RTX card have Ray-tracing abilites but are not very sought after currently because there is only a hand full of games that supports ray-tracing such as Battlefield and the new Metro Game. Overall this GPU can play any game in high to ultra settings on 1080/1440p and 4k and get some great performance in VR as well.

For more information on this CPU, Checkout the official EVGA 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 $900-$1000 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 $900-$1000 Gaming PC Build.

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

ESTIMATED COST = 1060.00 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 4K and High settings, you should be able to achieve around 30-40 FPS. If you want a stable 60FPS, you’ll definitely need to turn down your settings or your resolution.
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – PUBG is probably the most performance-demanding game on this list, so we recommend just playing this one at 1440p and high settings, which should net you a stable 60 FPS. 4K60 might be possible, but only with very low settings.
  • Monster Hunter: World – MHW should provide a great experience at 1440p, but 4K simply isn’t feasible with this build unless you’re making sacrifices to framerate or performance.
  • League of Legends – This is a lightweight eSports title, so running at 4K60 shouldn’t be a problem at all.
  • Dota 2 – While Dota 2 isn’t made to run on a calculator like League of Legends (that’s sarcasm) it is still shouldn’t be demanding for a build like this and should easily run at 4K60.
  • Overwatch – While an eSports title, this is definitely more demanding than the MOBAs. Expect 40-50 FPS at 4K/Ultra settings, and consider turning down to 1440p for the best experience.
  • Rainbow Six: Siege – With its real-time map destruction and high-end graphics engine, you aren’t going to be able to keep a stable 4K60 at high settings with this game. 1440p should be fine, though.
  • Warframe – Warframe is actually surprisingly light on system resources, so you should be able to achieve at least 100 FPS in 4K and high settings with this PC build.
  • Grand Theft Auto V – 4K60 isn’t happening here unless you turn a lot of things down, but 1440p and high settings should be very easy to achieve.
  • Team Fortress 2 – This is more CPU-dependent than GPU-dependent, and the i5 in this build is overkill for TF2. 4K60 should be achievable, but due toTF2’s engine you may encounter some pretty bad performance hiccups- if you do, you’ll want to turn some settings down.

*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 $900-$1000 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 $900-$1000 bucks. You not going to find better than this, unless you raise your budget.

I hope this $900-$1000 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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