Best Gaming PC Build Under $800 (UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2020)

Are you looking for the best gaming PC build under 800 for a lower high end gaming PC? In this article, we share our top build for this price.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-CoreThis CPU from AMD looks very slick with a polished silver case and the Ryzen symbol engraved on the front.

When you purchase the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 you are getting the latest in processing technology with six-core and twelve thread performance. You will be able to boost this bad boy up to 4.2GHz with overclocking.

It comes ready to play as it supports PCIe Version 4.0 due to the socket AM4 platform.

Your games and media will look better than ever while running at over 100 frames per second, and this is going to include some of the most demanding games available.

AMD has also taken care of any overheating issues with the Wraith Stealth Cooler. This black cooling system is going to ensure the temperature never goes higher than 95-degrees Celcius.

With 35MB of game cache available, this CPU is a must-have for any budget gaming build – for those that want a stronger more powerful CPU see our build for under $3000 which comes with an amazing processor.

Graphics Card: XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc III Pro.

XFX RX 5600 XT THICC III PROThis is a beastly looking graphics card from XFX that comes in an all-black finish with red highlights on the center of the fans.

The super cost-effective RX 5600 XT is going to give you optimal graphic performance on a budget. It comes packing six gigs of GDDR6 memory that runs at 14 Gigabits per second.

You have connectivity covered as this GPU comes fully equipped to connect with PCIe Version 4.0 so you can use it on all the latest setups.

The card measures only 12.83 x 5.83 x 1.73-inches so it can fit in a micro-ATX build. As well, it has three built-in fans that are designed to give you the best possible cooling to keep your GPU running properly.

RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro.

Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GBThese dual random access memory sticks from Corsair look unique with a matte black finish and a variety of colors along the top

With the purchase of the Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro, you will get two 8GB sticks to give you a total of 16GB of GDDR4 RAM. This amount of RAM is going to allow you to have multiple tabs and media players open simultaneously without stuttering or slowdown.

When you use the Corsair iCue software you are able to customize the dynamic RGB lighting to make the RAM completely unique to you.

The Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro also offers a much faster clock speed than traditional DDR4 memory with a 3200MHz limit and an average speed of 2133MHz.

As the sticks come packing anodized aluminum heat spreaders, they are going to last and be able to handle all your high-performance tasks.

Storage: WD Blue NAND SSD.

WD Blue 3D NAND 500GBThis super-fast SSD from Western Digital looks fairly standard in all-black with a white and blue sticker on the front with product information.

When you buy this solid-state drive from Western Digital you are getting a lot of bang for your buck. You get 500GB of storage for all of your media and games, and it has read and write speeds of 560 and 530MB per second respectively.

WD has also tested and proven this SSD rigorously. It as 1.75 million hours mean time to failure, and industry best. As well, you can write upwards of 500 Terabytes of information without any issues.

With 25 percent less power consumption than previous models and a five-year manufacturer’s warranty, this SSD from WD is amazing for the price point.

Power Supply: Seasonic Focus GX-850.

Seasonic Focus GX-850This power supply from Seasonic is going to look fairly standard in all-black with a white and gray logo on the fan center.

The Seasonic Focus GX-850 is perfect for any ATX build, including micro, as it is only 140 millimeters deep.

It is 80 Plus Gold rated, which means that it will use less electricity and also run at 80 percent efficiency with an average load.

Seasonic has thought about tight-space builds, so this PSU has fully modular cables that will reduce clutter and allow the system to have much better airflow.

This powerful power supply also comes with a hybrid fan control with three different settings, along with an amazing 10-year worry-free warranty from the manufacturer. If you see our gaming PC build under $500 it goes for a much cheaper PSU and can save you some costs.

MOBO: Gigabyte B450-A.

GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PROA motherboard is never going to go for an extremely stylish design, as the function is much more important. The B450-A looks fairly standard in black, white, and gray.

The most important thing about a MOBO is compatibility and connectivity. The B450-A is capable of supporting AMD first and second-generation graphics cards. This means that you will have no issues installing that shiny new AMD GPU.

There are a whole host of other connection features, including dual-channel non-ECC unbuffered DDR4 with 4 DIMM slots.

You are also going to get some aesthetic options as well, it has RGB Fusion for use with the LED headers. You can customize the color of the glow inside your case to be unique to your style.

With Smart Fan 5 and AMP UP Audio technology, this motherboard from Gigabyte is going to check off all of your boxes.

Case: Cooler Master Q300L MasterBox.

Cooler Master MasterBox Q300LThis case from Cooler Master looks very unique with a 3D diamond pattern on the front and a transparent acrylic side window.

You are going to love how your components look inside this micro-ATX case from Cooler Master. The entire side of the case features edge to edge see-through acrylic so you can enjoy all of your parts at work.

While it may be of a micro-ATX design, they have managed to let you install a normal ATX-sized PSU inside for more efficient power consumption.

CM has also allowed you to make everything neat and tidy, as there are almost 30 millimeters of empty space behind the motherboard to do some needed cable management.

With airflow and overheating always a concern, the Q300L is made to keep the air moving. It also has magnetic dust filters, liquid cooling support, and room to install 120-millimeter fans in the bottom, front, rear, and top.