Every gamer dream of building an amazing RGB gaming PC. But if you don’t have an overall idea of how much does gaming PCs cost, then chances that you might spend more on your PC. That’s why in this post I am gonna discuss how much does a gaming PC cost. Let’s analyze:
Since there are different types of gaming PCs you can build with different specs. Obviously, the price also fluctuates according to how expensive parts you are choosing.
So, I am gonna discuss some common build ideas that gamers generally use in the different price ranges in this post.
Budget PC build cost:
If you want to build your PC and have a very tight budget, this PC build is gonna be an awesome one. Now, let’s see its price.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 3 3300X||$120|
|GPU||GTX 1660 super||$229|
|RAM||Corsair Vengeance 16GB||$64|
|Motherboard||ASRock B450 Steel||$176|
|Storage||Any good SSD||$70|
|Cooler||Use stock cooler:)|
So, on average the total cost of a basic/budget gaming PC is around $794. Of course, You have to add on the price of the monitor, mouse, and keyboard.
Which roughly take this build to $900-$1000 if you use a 1080P screen. This is the minimum cost of the whole gaming PC, a budget gaming PC.
Unfortunately, you can’t play games at more than 1080P with this build, but if you choose a better CPU like Ryzen 5, you can play all the latest titles at least in the upcoming 3-5 years.
But, with this specs, pc build it can run graphics-heavy games only for 1-3 years later (according to my thinking:) So, definitely not a future proof PC.
Now, if you want a mid-range PC, which will be future proof, you should check out below. Let’s see how much does a mid-range PC cost:
Mid-range PC build cost:
Here are the price of a good mid-range gaming PC:
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 3600X||$225|
|GPU||RTX 2070 super||$499|
|RAM||Corsair Vengeance 16GB||$70|
|Motherboard||ASRock B450M Steel||$110|
|PSU||Cooler Master MasterWatt 750W||$95|
|Storage||Any good 500GB SSD||$70|
|Case||MUSETEX ATX Mid Tower||$95|
|Cooler||Corsair H100i Pro||$139|
The specs I have mentioned above are perfect for a mid-range PC. The overall cost of the PC will be $1303. I know you might find this amount huge and awkward why I am saying it mid-range but the thing to build a gaming PC you have to spend a good amount.
Then only you will get a good and future proof result from it. Talking about this PC, you can easily play heavy titles like The Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battlefield V in 1080P max. Resolution with 80+ fps.
Not only that in some light graphics (not open-world) games you can achieve up to 4K 60 fps. However, the fps fluctuate a lot while playing in 4K with this GPU but still a very good and future proof PC it is gonna be for 1080P resolution gaming.
Personally, if you are getting good resolution gaming for the upcoming 4-7 years, and under $1303, I think it is a pretty good deal. You should absolutely go with it.
However, if you also want to include the price of the mouse, keyboard, and a monitor with this price, the amount will increase. Let’s see:
- Monitor: $250
- Keyboard+mouse: $100
This takes the overall price to $1653. This will be the complete cost of your PC build. So, on average, if you have the budget and wanna stream games you can get a good mid-range PC at around $1600.
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Expensive PC build cost:
Here comes the PC build for those who don’t have any restrictions in their budget. If you can build PC with these specifications I am gonna mention here, your PC will run all the games up to 4K 60+ fps and future proof for at least 7-10 years.
I don’t know how technology changes till then:) Here is the specification of your dream PC build:
|CPU||Intel Core i9 9900k||$449|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080Ti||$999|
|RAM||G.Skill Trident Z (RGB wow!)||$150|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra||$399|
|PSU||Corsair RMX Series||$329|
|Storage||Crucial MX500 1TB||$114|
|Cooler||Corsair H100i RGB platinum||$159|
|Case||Musetex Phantom Black||$99|
After installing 2080Ti, you don’t have to think anything for at least a few years. Everything will be run buttery smoothly with this GPU.
Moreover, i9 9900K is the best gaming CPU available currently. So, the combination of both of the high-end gaming parts will absolutely nail the performance.
I know $2698 is a very big amount, that’s why I am not recommending this PC to anyone who never gonna utilize its full power. I mean, you don’t need i9 and 2080Ti for watching videos.
If you are not an extreme user, passionate about PCs, there is no reason for spending such a high amount for nothing unless your money isn’t an issue for you.
Moreover, in this $2698, we also have to include the price of the monitor and keyboard and mouse. Here it is:
- Corsair K95 RGB Keyboard: $199.
- Logitech G502 mouse: $148.
- BenQ EL2870 U monitor: $299.
Overall, our budget goes around $3344. This is quite a big money. But, not as big as comparing the performance you are gonna get from it.
Also, you can install some extra fans, since this system is high-end, it consumes more electricity. And parts like 2080Ti, i9 9900K throw heat.
So, you can install one-two fans additionally. The case itself comes with three front fans, cooler also for the upper section. Now you can use any budget fan on one side.
Overall, if you want to build a high-end PC for 4K gaming, it costs you around $3344 You have to pay more if you wanna an RGB GPU not the Nvidias basic one.
Putting everything in the case:
I hope after reading this post, you can imagine how much does gaming PCs cost and which section you have to go with.
I have discussed the most trending three price variants of in this post, expecting you can learn something interesting, new from this post.
That is it for today, see you in the next post, tada:)