BUD­GET BUILD

En­joy 1080p gam­ing with­out break­ing the bank

PC GAMER (US) - - HARDWARE -

H270M Ba­zooka MSI $84

Kaby Lake has landed, and the 270 se­ries chipsets with it. MSI’s Ba­zooka H270M is a per­fect fit for our new CPU.

Pen­tium G4560 In­tel $73

We saw zero fram­er­ate dif­fer­ence be­tween this four-threaded Pen­tium and a core i7-7700K across mul­ti­ple ti­tles.

GTX 1060 3GB Gi­ga­byte $246

Noth­ing beats the GTX 1060 3GB. Prices are hay­wire due to cryp­tocur­rency min­ing, but this is still the best deal you can get.

Fury Black 8GB @2400 HyperX $76

DDR4 packs higher speeds, bet­ter en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, and larger ca­pac­i­ties. 8GB is still per­fect for most games, too.

500BQ EVGA $37

It may be cheap, but this 500W PSU is more than enough to handle any bud­get build. This rig only draws 269W at max­i­mum load, too.

CS1311 120GB SSD PNY $53

It’s a bud­get of­fer­ing, but for $53 and with se­quen­tial reads, and writes of 550 and 520MB/s, it’s hard to ar­gue with.

Caviar Blue 1TB 7200rpm Western Dig­i­tal $48

One ter­abyte of old-fash­ioned hard stor­age is the per­fect home for all of your me­dia, back­ups, and AAA ti­tles.

Neos Bit­fenix $55

The Neos pro­vides de­cent air­flow, good sup­port for 3.5-inch hard drives, and a fairly pain­less build ex­pe­ri­ence.

VS247HR 60Hz 1080p Asus $131

1080p res­o­lu­tion, 60fps—it’s a mon­i­tor made for PC gamers. Cou­pled with the RX 480, play­ing on this will be silky smooth.

K30 Cor­sair $71

It may not be me­chan­i­cal, but it’s still a classy act for any would be gamer look­ing to build them­selves a sweet en­try later.

Ri­val 100 SteelSeries $30

SteelSeries’ Ri­val lineup is ideal for those look­ing to get a qual­ity gam­ing mouse at a re­spectable price.

HyperX Cloud Kingston $68

Our fa­vorite gam­ing head­set, and it hap­pens to be as cheap as plenty of in­fe­rior cans. A good buy for any gam­ing rig.

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