As tempting as it might be to grab a cheap pre-built PC these days, just know that some of them make a few trade-offs with the parts. For instance, sure it might have a great graphics card in it, but it might have a last-gen processor and motherboard, or it might have a subpar power supply or memory. So always be mindful of what you’re actually getting in these and see if it’s actually a real deal or not. If you go with the DIY PC build, at least you’ll always know what’s exactly in it.
This week, we’re doing things a bit differently and this DIY PC build is for those that need a good computer, but don’t really game with it. This will be great for an office setup or maybe something for remote learning and something the kids can work on that is still fast.
Below is one of the better deals I could find this week on several parts that when combined will form the basis of a pretty good gaming PC. As is without the GPU, you’re looking at around $550 here. This is perfect for an office or at home work rig and can even do some light gaming on it.
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600G w/CPU Cooler – $259.00
- GIGABYTE B550M DS3H – $89.99
- Silicon Power Gaming Series DDR4 RAM 16GB (8GBx2) 3200MHz (PC4 25600) CL16 – $49.97
- EVGA 500 GD, 80+ GOLD 500W – $39.99
- Western Digital 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD – $42.99
- Zalman S2 ATX Mid Tower Computer PC Case – $54.99
Note that these prices could change at any time due to availability.
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