So it’s been almost a whole year since we built our custom gaming PC and as you know, prices have been fluctuating wildly since then. Last year, prices were still pretty high but this year, they’ve been steadily decreasing. That’s great for those who want to build a custom gaming PC, but don’t want to break the bank. You don’t need to buy the latest out there for a great PC build and last year’s parts are still relevant today.
Below is our original build minus the extra fans and the GPU that we built for mid-level gaming. We did add an NVIDIA RTX 3070 FE shortly after along with extra fans for cooling. We added that to the list below or at least an equivalent that we could find for certain parts that weren’t available anymore.
- Case: SAMA IM01 Micro ATX Case – $69.99 – $58.99
- Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B550-PLUS mATX AM4 Motherboard –
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5600G APU –
- Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock 2 CPU Cooler – $44.90
- Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 –
- Storage: Western Digital Ultra 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD –
- Power Supply (PSU): Super Flower Leadex III ARGB 750W 80+ Gold –
- GPU: ASUS TUF Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 V2 OC Edition – $532.94
For the most part, many of the parts are now a bit cheaper than when I got them about a year ago, with some being significantly cheaper. Basically, the motherboard, CPU, memory, and storage see big price drops. You could replace the power supply with something else as the one I bought actually went up in price. The GPU and case too can be swapped depending on your needs. If you wanted to, you could also not buy the CPU cooler as the Ryzen 5600G includes a cooler.
Again, the GPU will be the most expensive part of your build and if you’re a casual gamer, you might not even need it if you’re running the AMD Ryzen 5600G. You could also opt for an entry-level GPU that will run under $300.
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