Best Gaming PC Under 600 Dollars

Best Gaming PC Under 600 Dollars

Today we will going to look on how to build the best gaming pc under 600 dollars.

2016 is almost over and new product launches throughout the year, several new PC peripherals released, hardware, gadgets and consoles.

And what a way to end the year than to build a gaming PC under $600, if you have not read my previous post on building a gaming PC under $500 then I suggest you read that it will give you insight on my product selection for the build.

Since we have now an extra $100 to spend in creating this gaming PC what do you think our purchase should be? Do we use a much higher CPU or GPU for this build?

My aim for this build is for those wanting to game and use it for work it could cater for the blog writer, coders and designers as well.

Or just and all around workstation for the family.

You might act crazy now because a $600 dollar PC build for a blogger? We’ll yeah it could not possible hurt as this PC may serve you well for 3-5 years atleast.

Our idea for building a PC is for it to be serviceable for a number of years I am not saying 10 years but good enough and last generation enough for the PC parts to warrant an upgrade.

My first build run me for about 4 years before it decided to retire, my main lesson with that was never go cheap with a PSU, when it went down it drag along my motherboard and it was too costly for me to repair.

Not to mention that the parts for repair is not available, ultimately I just bite the bullet and decided to build myself a new one and that was 2 PC’s before.

I just build my latest PC and been using it for the past 2 years. It still is quite a beast though not as updated as it is now but still serviceable and can still game on 1080p.

I have never bother gaming on higher resolution since the native display of my monitor is 1080p.

I can still run ultra some current and last gen games so I am still quite happy with how it performs.

Besides gaming I used it for some occasional wordpress development work and also writing and maintaining this site.

So for creating this gaming PC under $600 we will shake it up a little bit, play around some parts and nothing too surprising in this article as our main aim is to build the best gaming PC under 600 Dollars.

Just like me previous build, I have detailed that apart from gaming we might use this for productivity task, running google chrome, firefox or adobe products requires system resources and running all of those needs ample horsepower.

So with that being said here are the parts list for the Best Gaming PC under 600 dollars.

Intel Core i5 6500 3.20 GHz Quad Core

Intel Core i5 6500 3.20 GHz Quad Core Skylake Desktop Processor, Socket LGA 1151, 6MB Cache BX80662I56500
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With intelligent performance that accelerates in response to demanding tasks, such as playing games and editing photos, the Intel Core i5 processor moves faster when you do.

The Intel Core i5 processor automatically allocates processing power where it’s needed most. Whether you’re creating HD video, composing digital music, editing photos, or playing the coolest PC games – with the Intel Core i5 processor you can multitask with ease and be more productive than ever.

Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel H110 Micro ATX DDR4

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GIGABYTE LGA1151 Intel H110 Micro ATX DDR4 Motherboard GA-H110M-A
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GIGABYTE LGA1151 Intel H110 Micro ATX DDR4 Motherboard GA-H110M-A
  • LGA1151, Supports 7th/ 6th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 2 DIMMs
  • Audio Noise Guard with High Quality Audio Capacitors

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With superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are able to experience an almost a 10x improvement over USB 2.0. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users legacy USB 2.0 devices will still work.

4K resolution is the next technological milestone in high-definition content delivery, utilizing approximately 4,000 pixels on the horizontal axis, more than four times today’s standard HD pixel density. GIGABYTE motherboards provide native 4K support with integrated Intel® HD Graphics via HDMI.

HDMI is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable.

Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI™ ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion.

In addition, HDMI is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.

There is nothing more harmful to the longevity of your PC than moisture, and most parts of the world experience moisture in the air as humidity at some point during the year.

GIGABYTE motherboards have been designed to make sure that humidity is never an issue, incorporating a new Glass Fabric PCB technology that repels moisture caused by humid and damp conditions.

Glass Fabric PCB technology uses a new PCB material which reduces the amount of space between the fiber weave, making it much more difficult for moisture to penetrate compared to traditional motherboard PCBs.

This offers much better protection from short circuit and system malfunction caused by humid and damp conditions.

GIGABYTE motherboards raise the bar in terms of protecting your system, providing advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for both your Ethernet LAN and USB ports, both common sources of ESD-related failures.

With pairing the dedicated protection filters, the Ethernet LAN and USB ports can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.

GIGABYTE motherboards use Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which reduce energy wastage through unnecessary residual heat dissipation. This all amounts to tangible energy savings which are beneficial for both end-users and the environment without impacting system performance.

Realtek GbE LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to delivery better responsiveness in a crowded LAN environments. Realtek GbE consumes significant less power when it’s in idle state in comparison with others.

GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to a wealth of GIGABYTE APPs that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE APP Center allows you to launch all GIGABYTE APPs installed on your system.

ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon Rx 470 4GB OC Edition

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ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon Rx 470 4GB OC Edition AMD Graphics Card with DP 1.4 HDMI 2.0 (STRIX-RX470-O4G-GAMING)
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ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon Rx 470 4GB OC Edition AMD Graphics Card with DP 1.4 HDMI 2.0 (STRIX-RX470-O4G-GAMING)
  • 1270 MHz factory-overclocked GPU with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM for an improved gaming experience with intuitive 1-click overclocking
  • Aura RGB lighting allows unique styling and personalization with six lighting effects across millions of colors
  • DirectX II with patented dual wing-blade 0dB fans maximizes airflow for 30% cooler and 3x quieter game play

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Outshine the competition with the ASUS Radeon RX 470, featuring 1270 MHz overclocked GPU and DirectCU II 0dB fans for quieter cooling.

GPU Tweak II with Game Booster and XSplit Gamecaster provides ultimate monitoring and streaming control. Auto-Extreme technology incorporates Super Alloy Power II components for premium quality and reliability.

Featuring Aura RGB Lighting on both the shroud and ROG logo, ROG Strix graphics cards are capable of displaying millions of colors and up to six different effects for the perfect light show.

Allowing for targeted supplemental cooling, ASUS FanConnect provides dual 4-pin PWM GPU-controlled headers.

DirectCU II features dual 0dB fans engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum air flow and improved 105% static pressure over the heat sink, while operating at 3X quieter volumes than reference cards.

ASUS engineers have integrated premium components into their graphics card designs to reinforce overall reliability. Super Alloy Power II components greatly enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, provide 2X reduced component buzzing while under full load, and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs.

Redesigned with an intuitive, all-new UI, GPU Tweak II makes overclocking easier and more visual than ever, while still retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers.

With one click, the new Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically. XSplit Gamecaster lets you easily stream or record your gameplay right from a convenient, in-game overlay.

All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme Technology, an industry-exclusive, 100% automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality.

Auto-Extreme Technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process also eliminates harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.

Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 2400

Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin - BLS8G4D240FSB (Gray)
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Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin - BLS8G4D240FSB (Gray)
  • Speeds start at 2400 MT/s
  • Faster speeds and responsiveness than standard Crucial DDR4 memory
  • Ideal for gamers and performance enthusiasts

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Speed. Style. Sport. Get more out of your memory.

Designed for performance enthusiasts, gamers, and anyone who simply wants to get more out of their system, Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 memory helps you do just that.

Give your processor the resources it needs to perform and make your computer faster and more responsive.

Micron quality – a higher level of reliability.

As a brand of Micron, one of the largest memory manufacturers in the world, Ballistix memory is built to last and delivers a higher level of performance than standard memory.

Rigorously tested to some of the most demanding standards in the industry, Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 memory has been thoroughly proven and is ready to make an immediate impact in your system.

Memory is fun when it’s faster, when it’s stylish, and when it helps your system perform at a higher level.

Compared to standard Crucial DDR4 memory, that’s exactly what Ballistix Sport is engineered to do.

Get faster speeds and run demanding applications with ease.

Multitask at will with increased bandwidth. And strike first with better latencies and reduced load times.

With a stealth digital camo design and integrated heat spreader, Ballistix Sport LT is designed to be your memory lieutenant.

Keep your system cool and collected while mowing down the opposition – whether that’s a challenging spreadsheet or an opponent you’ve just reduced to a bloody pulp.

Getting more out of your system should be easy – and that’s exactly how we engineered Ballistix Sport memory.

Using cutting-edge technology, intuitive module design, Intel XMP 2.0 profiles and more, Ballistix Sport with the sole intent of creating affordable, easy-to-use performance memory.

Installation is a cinch: just plug-and-play, and get ready to win with little to no BIOS configuration.

Our $600 gaming PC is starting to shape up now.

WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB

WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (WD10EZEX)
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WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (WD10EZEX)
  • IntelliSeek: Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
  • Data LifeGuard: Advanced algorithms monitor your drive continuously so it stays in optimum health.
  • NoTouch Ramp Load Technology: Safely positions the recording head off the disk surface to protect your data.

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WD Blue sets the baseline for everyday storage by consistently delivering improved performance over previous generations while successfully maintaining WD’s quality and reliability for over six generations.

A sixth generation masterpiece, WD Blue has only continued to advance and grow since it was first introduced making it a solid choice for your everyday PC needs.

WD products are tested on hundreds of different systems, configurations and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab; so you can be confident that our hard drives are compatible.

WD offers Acronis True Image (available as a download on the WD Support website), which enables you to easily copy all of your old data onto your new hard drive.

Whew! We’re almost done on how to build the best gaming pc under 600 dollars. Just two parts remaining.

Corsair Carbide Series 100R Mid Tower Case

Corsair Carbide Series 100R Mid Tower Case
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Corsair Carbide Series 100R Mid Tower Case
  • Elegant, Modern Design: With a mesh-free front panel, the 100R is both professional enough for the office and customizable enough for any home PC build
  • USB 3.0 Compatible: Dual USB 3.0 front panel ports offer the best in connectivity.
  • SSD Support: All four hard drive trays provide solid-state drive support

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Elegant and modern, with all the features a serious PC builder needs

The Carbide Series 100R Mid Tower case has the versatility serious PC builders need with the clean, modern exterior design all users can agree with.

Tool-free access to the interior, a flush-mounted window for admiring your components, and a range of cooling options are all available to the home builder at a spectacular value with this latest addition to the Corsair family.

It’s the performance PC platform in stealth mode. With a mesh-free front panel, flush-mounted side panel window and clean lines, the 100R is both professional enough for the office and customizable enough for any home PC build.

The simplicity begins with tool-free 3.5 inch and 5.25 inch drive installation, and all four hard drive trays provide solid-state drive support so you can mix and match to fit your needs.

On the outside, dual USB 3.0 front panel ports give you quick and easy access to the latest high-speed portable hard drives and flash drives.

Five internal fan mounts let you customize your cooling to match your build. We’ll get you started with one included 120 millimeter fan. The case is designed to draw airflow directly to the GPU to help ensure that you and your graphics card will both keep your cool during intense gaming sessions.

Whether you’re building one system or a dozen, you want the attention to detail that makes it easy. You’ll appreciate things like cable routing channels for easy cable organization and better-looking builds, and the side panels are attached with thumbscrews so you can get in and out without hunting for a screwdriver.

Corsair Carbide Series mid-tower PC cases have the high-end features you need, and nothing you don’t.

Designed to be the foundation of awesome yet approachable gaming PCs, they combine the latest technology and ergonomic innovations with lots of room to build and expand, and amazing cooling potential.

CORSAIR CXM series CX550M 550W 80 PLUS BRONZE

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CORSAIR CXM series CX550M 550W 80 PLUS BRONZE Haswell Ready ATX12V & EPS12V Modular Power Supply
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CORSAIR CXM series CX550M 550W 80 PLUS BRONZE Haswell Ready ATX12V & EPS12V Modular Power Supply
  • 80 PLUS Bronze certified: High efficiency operation for less excess heat and lower operating costs
  • Thermally Controlled Fan: Silent operation at low and medium loads
  • Semi -Modular: Make your builds and upgrades easy, with clean, great-looking results

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CX Series Modular power supply units are an excellent choice for basic system builds and desktop PC computer upgrades, offering high reliability, low noise, and the flexibility of modular cabling.

80 PLUS Bronze certified efficiency and clever fan design allow for little or no detectable fan noise during regular operation.

CX Series Modular is built and tested to strict standards for trouble-free installation and smooth operation.

The modular cabling system lets you use only the cables you need. You get to save space and reduce clutter for a cleaner-looking build and improved airflow.

The matte black finish, black-sleeved cables and black connectors help give your system a restrained, high-tech look.

Since the peripheral power cables aren’t hard-wired to the power supply, you can connect only the cables you need for your exact configuration of PCI-E cards and storage devices. The rest of the cables stay in the box, and not in your PC’s case where they can add to the clutter and interfere with airflow.

Once you’ve installed a PSU, you shouldn’t have to think about it. Employing a thermally controlled fan makes the CX Series Modular quieter at idle, and the large diameter reduces noise even when you’re pushing your system hard.

Every Corsair power supply is designed by our California engineering team and built to our exact specifications. The same care that goes into the design and testing of our renowned high-power enthusiast power supplies also goes into the CX Series Modular, because you need confidence and reliability regardless of your build budget.

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You might be wondering as I have excluded some components like Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse and Operating systems in the cost on building the best gaming pc under 600 dollars.

I intentionally left it out, personally I don’t include it during building any PC, whether for me or for a client as I wanted to maximize the amount on components alone, though the above omitted parts are integral for the PC to function, but for the most part that is the last thing on the list.

You might not omit these but on this build I am doing it.

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