The Best Gaming Pc Build Under 500$ in 2020

Building a good Gaming PC was never easy as it’s now, and both used and new markets are full of great hardware that offers great value for the money.
We consider this build as a console killer because usually when new gen of consoles is released they come at around 500$-600$ which is the cost of this build. With this build, you will be able to play most of the titles at around medium-high settings with good frames.

We had the choice to either go with Intel or AMD, and we have decided to pick both CPU and GPU from AMD since it performs incredibly well for the price they cost.


1-AMD Ryzen 5 2600

From the day it was released, Ryzen 5 2600 has become one of the best CPUs in terms of price/performance.
This CPU has a lot to offer at an affordable price. It comes with 6 cores and 12 threads which is enough for all types of current games, and it can also be used for Streaming, Rendering, and video editing.

What is great about this CPU is the good quality stock cooler. Although this Cooler doesn’t have any RGB or a fancy look, it does the job pretty much well by keeping the CPU at good temps even under load. This CPU has a base clock of 3.4GHz and Boost Clock of 3.9GHz and it can be easily overclocked.

Check it Out Here on Amazon

Graphics Card

2-AMD RX 570 4GB

In this build, we have brought you the budget king, the RX 570 4GB. This card is one of the best GPUs of all the time when it comes to price/performance. It can run all the current games at med-high settings at 60FPS.

There’s another version of this card that has 8GB of VRM but we don’t recommend it since the full HD (1080P) requires 4GB of VRM, so it’s better to save the extra cost for another part.

Check it Out Here on Amazon


3-Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB)

500$ was enough for us to grab 16GB of RAM. With this kit of 2 sticks of 8GB from Corsair Vengeance, you will be able to have the dual-channel which will provide you better performance compared to a single channel. Also, This kit comes at 3000Mhz which is good speed since Ryzen CPUs benefits from higher clock speed.

Even though 8GB is enough for current games, 16GB is the sweet spot, because most of the gamers if not all of them have always programs at background like music, youtube, discord, and CHROME (RAM Eater), all these programs require a little amount of RAM except chrome.

Check it Out Here on Amazon


4-Gigabyte B450M DS3H

Gigabyte B450M DS3H is one of the best choices for all gamers that are looking to build a good budget Gaming PC. This motherboard supports the 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs.

It has dual M.2 slots that are compatible with NVMe & SATA. It also has x2 PCI Express x16 lanes, DisplayPort, and HDMI port which is great with Ryzen APUs, and 6 SATA ports. At this price range, it gonna be hard to find a better one.

Check it Out Here on Amazon


5-Kingston 480GB A400

Kingston is one of the most reliable brands when it comes to producing high-quality SSD. Also, no matter how much money you are willing to spend, you should always think about picking a good quality SSD, because SSDs nowadays are a must to benefits from a fast and smooth system.

And trust me, you don’t want to be left behind by your teammate during your tough match only because of your endless loading time.

Check it Out Here on Amazon

Power Supply

6-Thermaltake Smart 500W

Although we always ask to not go with cheap PSU, there are some power supplies in the market that are affordable and offers great value for the money, and one of these power supplies is the Thermaltake Smart 500W

Thermaltake Smart 500W is the right PSU for this build. It comes with great cable quality, it has a quiet fan, and it will provide you with the power needed for your component. Some of the interesting features on this PSU are the Over Power Protection, Over Voltage Protection, and Short Circuit Protection which makes it a great value for its price.

Check it Out Here on Amazon


7-AeroCool Cylon RGB

We did include this Case in our 300$ Gaming PC build and we have decided to pick it for this build as well because of the quality of this case. It is a great entry-level gaming case with an RGB in front and enough space for future additional parts.

Furthermore, the AeroCool Cylon RGB comes with 2 different colours, (Black & White). It also has 5 fan slots; one at the top, one in the back, and 3 on the front of the case. Plus, the front of the case also supports 120mm AIO radiator in case you want to have a taste of liquid cooling.

Check it Out Here on Amazon


What you should expect for this build?

Well as we mentioned above, this build is a great entry-level gaming Pc, it will allow you to play all the modern games at around 60 FPS in high settings. It will also give you the ability for some video editing and light streaming.

What you should avoid is overclocking your CPU, although the cooler that comes with this CPU is a good quality one, it is better to have a better cooler if you want to push your CPU above its limits. If you feel that you want an aftermarket cooler but you are in a tight budget don’t worry, you can still check our list of The 5 Best Low Profile CPU Coolers.

If you decide to build this gaming PC, please leave us a comment telling us the experience that you got and if you are glad about the result that this build offers.

We're an affiliate

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the amazon links on this page. However, please note that this doesn’t cost you anything extra, it’s a cut that comes out on Amazon’s end

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top