BUILDING A GAMING PC FOR ONLINE GAMING IN 2020 (how much will it cost)

BUILDING A GAMING PC FOR ONLINE GAMING IN 2020 (how much will it cost)

Modern online games require a gamer to purchase a sufficiently powerful gaming computer. Especially if you need not just run them with at least minimal settings, but ensure a normal gameplay at FullHD and even 2K resolution, and a frequency of at least 60 FPS. The cost of such a gaming assembly will cost about $ 1000 in the summer of 2020, and the resulting computer will be enough for both online and offline games with a small "margin" for the future - and the possibility of upgrading.


As a discrete graphics for a computer designed for games such as World of Tanks, World of Warships or PUBG, you can choose the Radeon RX 5600 XT model. The card is average in price, besides, if you do not set the ultra settings, it copes with most tasks. True, not all games will be able to get 120 FPS with it. But you can count on 50-60 frames per second at medium settings almost everywhere. The cost of the model is from $250-300 USD.

As an alternative to the RX 5600 XT, you can choose a model from the same manufacturer - the RX 5700XT. You can find it for an average of 380 USD. True, the result will not be noticeable in all games. On the other hand, the gain is enough to set those 120 and even 150 FPS in some games, not at ultra, but at least at medium settings.


When assembling a not too expensive gaming computer, you should pay attention to processors from the Ryzen 5 series - models 3600 and 3600X. The difference in performance of these chips is small, and a few months ago it would have been worth choosing the "junior" version. But in the summer of 2020, you can find Ryzen 5 3600 for $170 USD and 3600X - for $183 USD. With such a discrepancy, it is worth giving preference to the "senior" CPU. The performance of both processors is sufficient for FullHD and 2K resolution in most games. They are also suitable for working with any of the video cards selected for assembly.

You can choose a motherboard, for example, MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX for $100. Not the cheapest option, but it also has many advantages. Firstly, the possibilities for upgrading - for example, installing Ryzen 7 processors. Secondly, support for 4 DDR4 memory sticks with a frequency of up to 4133 MHz and a total volume of 64 GB. When assembling a powerful gaming PC, the board will not need to be changed.


The model and maximum memory frequency are more important for AMD processors than for PCs with Intel chips. Therefore, choosing RAM is not worth it at random or at a minimum price, but at maximum performance. The Crucial Ballistix BLS2K8G4D32AESBK RAM (3200 MHz) has a good quality / price ratio. Two 8-megabyte strips will cost less than $200.

The best way to install the drive is SSD. For example, Samsung 860 EVO MZ-76E500BW with a volume of 500 GB and a cost of $70 USD. In terms of price and features, such a solution is the best in its category. In addition, it connects to a SATA connector, which leaves room for an M.2 SSD.


The system consumes even at maximum load up to 400-450 W. But taking the power supply is still desirable with a margin. Therefore, for a budget assembly, a Thermaltake Smart RGB 600W source for $45 USD is quite suitable. Quiet, well-cooled due to the built-in cooler and the unit equipped with backlight. Quality guaranteed by 80 Plus certificate.

For the GAMING PLUS MAX motherboard, the Zalman S3 case for $30 USD is quite suitable. There is enough space inside for a power supply, SSD drives, any video cards. There are fans in the kit, and the backlight of the power supply will be visible through the glass wall.


After assembling from such components, you can get a computer running Windows, which is enough for any modern online game. The total cost of such a system unit starts from $90 USD. for the 5600 XT video card and from $100 USD for the 5700 XT. Although, do not forget about the need to purchase and install an operating system , choosing a good gaming mouse, keyboard and, of course, a monitor.

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