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The best budget PC for esports and gaming

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Let's save you some money and get you into gaming and esports!

EarlyGame covers esports and gaming rather extensively, as you already know, but how do the gamers game? Let's discuss what you can get for the best price possible, so you can have more than just the EarlyGame. Keep reading to find out the grand total!

An important note: First of all, the total price of this PC build will cover over or just under a grand in Euro. If you want to see a larger, more extensive build for more money, why not head over to our Facebook page and let us know. Second and more important, PC parts vary in prices depending on the outlet, but we've done our best to keep it as cheap as possible.

Let's talk CPU

AMD

AMD Ryzen 5 2600, 6x 3,4GHz's is a beast for the price. (Image credit: AMD)

Bang for your buck, you cannot go wrong with the AMD Ryzen 5 2600, 6x 3,4GHz. Clocking in at around €120,00, this is an absolute powerhouse that is fantastic for the current gaming gen at a decently high setting. It's an industry favorite for a reason, and something to seriously consider.

Should your budget allow for it, there is a newer mode, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler which costs around €179,00.

Motherboard

Asus

Asus Prime B450-Plus Mainboard. (Image credit: Asus)

For just €99,90, the Asus Prime B450-Plus Mainboard is a fantastic addition to our build, and will neatly house all of the other components needed for this PC build.

Graphics card

MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G Review, Thermals, Overclocking & Benchmarks. (Video credit: Hardware Unboxed via YouTube)

This is the money spender for this build. For our graphics card, we'll be using the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB MSI Gaming Z for all your gaming and esports needs. This graphics card comes at a pretty penny and is the most expensive part of the build, coming up around €410,00€, often more.

If you want stable FPS and decent graphics settings, though, this card is worth the money.

RAM

We're doing good on the money front, so we'll need some decent RAM to round out the previous parts. For this build, the Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is fantastic for the price at around €68 and has everything you need to get more than just up and running in your gaming sessions.

SSD

Kingston SSD 240 GB | A400 | Review and Performance Test. (Video credit: Tech Virus via YouTube)

We don't want you to just have the EarlyGame, we want you to have the fastest experience possible, and with SSDs becoming cheaper, this is a must-have for any PC build.

The Kingston A400 SSD SA400S37/240G is perfect for what we need to run Windows. At around €36, you cannot go wrong here with this much-needed piece of hardware.

HDD

You can't exactly play video games without any storage, right? The Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB HDD is more than enough to get the best esports games you love onto a speedy hard drive. This HDD costs €51 and some outlets are selling it even cheaper.

Case

Corsair

Corsair Carbide 175R RGB. (Image credit: Corsair)

A hot topic within the gaming and esports community, but what case should you use? This is down to personal preference, but since we're keeping it with price, a fantastic case you can get is the Corsair Carbide 175R RGB, costing €64 and offering great space and cooling paired with some good looks.

Power supply

No computer is complete without power. Finishing this build will be the Xilence Performance A+ Serie (630 Watt), and at €59, this is more than enough power to keep you gaming all night long!

To recap

Let's recap our full PC build with separate prices and the grand total:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600, 6x 3,4GHz – €120,00
  • Motherboard: Asus Prime B450-Plus Mainboard – €99,90
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB MSI Gaming Z – €410,00
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz – €68
  • SSD: Kingston A400 SSD SA400S37/240G – €36
  • HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB HDD – €51
  • CASE: Corsair Carbide 175R RGB – €64
  • POWER: Xilence Performance A+ Serie €59

Grand total: €907*

Bet you didn't expect that, did you! We've saved you some money with this build, meaning you can focus on purchasing things like Windows 10 and other gaming equipment you might need to further enhance your experience! As previously mentioned, all prices are subject to change, and therefore your prices, depending on the country, might vary.

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If you want an even more budget gaming PC, let us know over on Facebook and we might just put another article together for you! For everything else, esports and gaming, keep it right here with EarlyGame.

Sam Batty

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