Best Gaming PC Under $700

 

Looking to build a decent gaming PC without spending a fortune? Then you are at the right place. In this article, we will show you our picks to build the perfect gaming PC under $700. Despite the price of the whole build, the performance of the hardware we listed will amaze you.

From an MSI GAMING Radeon RX 480 GDDR5, 8GB of ram, an amazing Intel BX80677I57500 7th Gen and a very elegant computer case with a large side window panel, all that by respecting the $700 budget. This build will play most of the recent AAA games on a respectable level.

Like I mentioned in another article if you’re building your first gaming PC I recommend checking the hardware compatibility. Keep in mind the $700 budget is only for the tower and not for the additional accessories needed to play your favorite video game.Best Gaming PC Under $1500

Do not fear. I will include an “extra” part in this article to share the best gaming accessories for you.

 

Best Gaming PC Under $700

 

 

Tower

 

Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-01 Mid Tower Gaming Case

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To start off our list here is the Corsair Carbide tower case. A very elegant case with a large side windowed panel great to show off your gaming rig. In addition to the good looks, the Carbide offers a lot of cooling options as expected from a Mid Tower case. It comes with one front 120mm red led light fan and if you want to add additional cooling well, you can, which is great.

This case offers seven PCIe slots with room for long graphics cards up to 420mm long. You can even go over the top and install four storage devices which are great if you have a lot of video games installed. You won’t have to worry about cable management as this case has a lot of free room to offer.

 

Motherboard

 

MSI Gaming Intel B250 LGA 1151 DDR4 HDMI VR Ready

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The MSI gaming B250 supports 7th/6th Gen Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket, important to know for compatibility issues. It comes with integrated 7.1 audio, a built-in Ethernet controller, 3x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 and 1x USB Type-C, which is pretty good for the price.

On top of all that this motherboard is VR ready, which is a cool plus. Overall for the price, this is a solid motherboard for any builds.

 

CPU

 

Intel BX80677I57500 7th Gen Core Desktop Processors

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This Intel CPU is a 7th gen “Kaby Lake” processor, socket LGA 1151. This CPU is very powerful, with an incredible 3.4GHz quad-core processor plus a max turbo frequency 3.80 GHz that won’t have any issues with modern gaming. This model comes with a CPU cooler which is more than enough to keep it fresh, but you can add more cooling if you want to.

Unfortunately, this CPU does not support overclocking. It’s not a big problem because you don’t need it to play your favorite game, but I think it is important to mention it.

 

Graphics Card

 

MSI GAMING Radeon RX 480 GDDR5 4GB CrossFire VR Ready

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Go big or go home as they say. It’s what we did for the graphic card. The MSI gaming Radeon RX is a very powerful card for the price. I’d even say the best one out of similar models. Great, especially if you are on a budget, this is the reason I picked this one. This card keeps cool even under high usage, plus it is a silent graphic card.

On top of being able to play most AAA games at 60 fps and high settings, this card has a very cool looking design plus it’s extremely robust. Oh and this graphic card is VR ready which is a plus.

 

Power Supply

 

EVGA 650 BQ, 80+ BRONZE 650W, Semi Modular

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A very simple yet effective PSU. The EVGA 650 runs on 650W, which is more than enough to power everything in this build plus any extra fans and basically any other modification you can make.

This model as Heavy-duty protections, including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), and SCP (Short Circuit Protection).

This model is a semi-modular, which means only the essential cables come pre-attached, perfect for people who never built a PC before.

 

Memory

 

Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s

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When it comes to memory you do not need more than 8GB for this build, do not worry 8GB is more than enough to play your favorite games. Since the case in this build is a Mid Tower one, I decided to pick two sticks of RAM. There’s plenty of space to add more.

As I mentioned in another article of mine, I chose DDR4 over DDR3 only to “future proof” this build. The difference between DDR3 and DDR4 is not that big. In fact, technology at the point to fully exploit DDR4 ram, hence the “future proof” theory.

 

Internal Hard Drive

 

Seagate 1TB BarraCuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch

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When it comes to storage space, I decide to go with a simple yet effective piece. The Seagate 1TB BarraCuda, a good piece of hardware at a reasonable price. You won’t need much more storage place for your video games.

You just need to manage them, like when you finish one you delete it and install another one.The second option you can go over budget and buy another hard drive, or an SSD.

 

Extra PC accessoriesBest Gaming PC Under $700

As you may already know it, you will need other accessories besides your gaming tower to play video games. In the upcoming section, I have personally picked the best gaming accessories to accompaniment your gaming rig.

The accessories you will find in the list below consist of, a gaming monitor, a gaming mouse, a keyboard, a headset and a mousepad.Keep in mind that these do not enter in the $700 budget, these will cost you more if you decide to purchase them.

 

 

Monitor

 

ASUS VS238H-P 23″ Full HD 1920×1080 2ms

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The ASUS VS238H-P is a great gaming monitor. With its Slim design and a 23-inch screen with an amazing 2ms speedy response time making it a great screen for the price. On top of that, it supports Full HD 1080p.

If you’re like me and do multiple things with your screen, you will have the option to switch between 6 preset video modes (Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View, sRGB, and Standard) a perfect monitor for gaming.

 

Keyboard

 

Redragon K558 ANALA RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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I decided to pick the Redragon K558 because it surprised me. This keyboard has a very elegant and flashy design, with all of its LED colors making it great when gaming in the darkness. Another great aspect of the Redragon is the quality of the keyboard. The construction is very solid, very precise key strokes and on top of that, it’s ergonomic, perfect for long gaming sessions.

The only flaw I found about this keyboard, which is nothing big but I find it important to mention. You cannot switch the keyboard to one solid color, it’s not a big problem for me, but some people like to have all of their setup to match one single color.

 

Mouse

 

Redragon M601 Gaming Mouse wired with red led

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Yes another Redragon product, what can I say they make good PC accessories. Don’t let the price fool you, as a gamer when we see a price so low we tend to think the product is cheap or isn’t good. That is not the case of this gem. First of all, this mouse is very nice with its red LED color. This mouse has 4 levels of DPI settings (1000/1600/2400/3200) and a total of 6 programmable buttons.

The thing that amazes me the most is the 8-piece weight tuning set (2.4g x 8). Usually, we only see that kind of features on a high-end gaming mouse and has a hardcore gamer I find it necessary to have the perfect weight for your mouse. To be honest, I still can’t believe how good this mouse is for the price.

 

Headset

 

HyperX KHX-H3CL/WR Cloud Gaming Headset

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I picked this pair for multiple reasons, but the main one is for the multi-platform compatibility, you can use these on PC or any consoles you own and even for mobile. Another great aspect of the HyperX headphones is their comfortability. Has a gamer we often play more than a couple of hours, so having comfortable headset is a must to avoid ear pain.

Let’s not forget about the sound quality. The HypeX is HiFi capable and delivers intense audio with crystal-clear low, mid and high tones. On top of all those nice features, you can look cool with these headphones.

 

Mousepad

 

SteelSeries QcK+ Gaming Mouse Pad – Black

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Simple yet effective mouse pad.  When it comes to mouse pads, there is not much difference between them besides the design and the dimensions. The SteelSeries QcK Gaming is an XXL-sized mouse pad, which is pretty big.

Made from a non-slip rubber base and topped with a nearly frictionless surface. A gorgeous accessory for the price, you won’t be disappointed.

 

Gaming Chair

 

AmazonBasics High-Back Executive Chair – Black

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Can’t go wrong with an AmazonBasics product. Even though this chair looks like an office chair you can use it for gaming because when it comes down to gaming, you want a very comfortable chair for long gaming sessions. AmazonBasics executive chair features a butterfly seat plate, adjustable settings, and curved contours to help keep your back supported and your body properly aligned, perfect for gaming.

This model is made out of bonded black leather and PVC create the smooth, supple upholstery of the chair, making it even more comfortable. Plus you will look like a boss sitting on this executive chair, can’t ask for anything more!

 

 

Conclusion

This concludes our guide on the best gaming PC under $700. No doubt this build will outperform any consoles on the market, plus you can play most AAA games on high settings without any lag.

We are still in the budget zone when we build a $700 gaming PC, but still, you will be able to play your favorite games with your friends. Plus if you want to go over budget and upgrade it, even more, nothing is stopping you.

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