Best Gaming PC Build Under $700 (UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2020)

Are you looking for the best gaming PC build under 700 for a mid-high end gaming PC? In this article, we share our top build for this price.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600This is a fairly standard looking CPU that has a sleek polished silver color with the logo in a darker gray on the front.

You are going to be getting a CPU from the best series on the market, and the Ryzen 5 3600 features six cores with 12 processing threads to give you the ultimate in performance.

With the included Wraith Stealth cooling system, you will never have to worry about overheating, even when running the most demanding games.

This AMD CPU is able to overclock to a blazing-fast 4.2GHz for speeds that will keep up with everything you throw at it.

As it is PCIe 4.0 ready, you are going to get even more bandwidth for your graphics.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 also has an extra-large game cache memory of 35MB to ensure optimal performance for your graphics.

With the capability to deliver over 100 frames per second, you won’t find a better processor for the price.

GPU: XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro.

XFX RX 5600 XTThis is a fairly mean looking graphics card that comes in all black with just a hint of red and a glossy black logo on one end.

With this powerful graphics card, you will get six gigs of GDDR6 memory that runs at a lightning-fast 16Gb per second.

This GPU has been designed with cooling as one of the top priorities. The GPU and heatsink are made entirely of copper, it has an open-air build, four copper heat pipes, and a dual-fan system with two 100 millimeter ultra-quiet fans.

With the ability to reach clock speeds of 1560MHz while gaming, this offering from XFX is going to give you the best cost to performance ratio out there for gaming.

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16gbThe Corsaire Vengeance series of RAM sticks look fairly standard in dark gray with yellow and white for the logo.

This is the random access memory that you want for gaming or creation, as it is specifically made to do major overclocking. They have a low-profile heat spreader to better dissipate the heat buildup, and they run super fast at 2133MHz.

With this purchase you will get two 8GB RAM sticks, for 16GB of DDR4 SDRAM in total. This will ensure multitasking is never going to be an issue on your new PC.

The Corsair Vengeance LPX is also very flexible as it is compatible with various Intel series, so upgrading or switching components will never be an issue.

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO solid-state drive.

Samsung 500GB 860 EVOThis SSD from Samsung looks more functional than anything else in black with the white Samsung logo, but don’t let the look fool you.

With this ultra-fast solid-state drive, you will get 500GB of storage, which is going to be plenty for the average gamer. Games do have fairly large file sizes these days, but this will allow you to have many of them ready to go at the same time.

The speeds of this solid-state drive from Samsung will blow your old hard disk drive out of the water. It can read and write and 500 and 520MB per second respectively. This means that your computer will boot up in seconds, and loading times are going to decrease exponentially.

When you buy the Samsung 860 EVO you will also get a five-year manufacturer’s warranty. Samsung truly stands behind their products, and this should give you major confidence.

PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB.

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850WThis PSU from Thermaltake looks a little different than average in dark gray and black, with an LED-lit fan on the top.

The Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB is an 850 Watt power supply that is 80 Plus gold certified. It has been tested to give you efficiency up to 90 percent, which is going to give you major consistency.

With just the press of a button, you can change the LED light colors on the fan from a selection of 256 different choices.

Along with the performance and quality, there are a host of safety features as well. You are going to get over current, overpower, over-temperature, over-voltage, short circuit, and under-voltage protection.

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H.

Gigabyte B450M DS3HThis offering from Gigabyte looks like most other motherboards you will come across in various shades of gray and white.

The Gigabyte B450M offers support for both first and second-generation AMD Ryzen graphic processors, so you will always be able to switch things up if needed. It will also support a multiple display setup for those who need it.

With this motherboard, you are going to get all the connectivity you could ask for. You get six USB 3.1 and eight USB 2.0 ports for all of the connections you may need.

It is also designed with space in mind at 9.6 x 8.4-inches, so it can comfortably fit in any mico-ATX style case.

For a personal touch, it does come with a seven-color RGB light strip that will illuminate the inside of your gaming PC with the color of your choice.

With all of the amazing features of this motherboard, you will be hard-pressed to find anything better at this price point.

Case: Thermaltake S100.

Thermaltake S100The Thermaltake S100 comes looking slim and seductive with various dark grays and a tempered glass side to be able to view your components in all their glory.

This is a case that is a micro-ATX size for smaller builds, and it is made entirely of metal to ensure durability and protection of your crucial components.

The tempered glass panel on the side measures 4 millimeters thick and is extremely sturdy.

You are also going to get a lot of heat reduction features with the S100. It has a magnetic fan filter on both the top and bottom for dust reduction. As well, it has a 120 millimeter rear fan built-in, as well as a ventilated power supply cover.

With the ability to hold two 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drives, this case from Thermaltake is going to give you a lot of bang for your buck.

A Thermaltake chasis is also used in our build under $600 with the Versa H18.