The best budget gaming pc build for $600 in 2018 – fortnite mastered! electricity distribution companies


Holding everything together is the Vivo V06 micro-ATX case. It gives you lots of options for expansion in terms of added storage, or a more intensive cooling profile. Since the V06 only comes with fans mounted in the front of the case, it’s a good idea to take one off and mount it at the rear as an exhaust; this way you’ll have one fan bringing cool air in and one blowing hot air out.

There are A LOT of other cases that would work for this build, I really suggest that you take a look at some other options just in case you can find one that you like more! If you need some suggestions, check out what I consider the 5 best mATX cases!

Intel’s new 8th generation i3 8100 is a quad-core processor with plenty of power to handle basically any game that you’re going to play. It’s packing 4-cores & 4-threads of processing power with a core clock of 3.6GHz. The i3 8100 is a locked processor and does not support overclocking, it comes with a stock CPU cooler that will work well enough to keep the processor cool enough under loads to not risk damage or thermal throttling.

Regarding the CPU cooler, the stock cooler the i3 8100 is good enough to handle basically anything you’re going to be doing with this build. But, if you want an aftermarket cooler for the enhanced performance or just for a better looking build, check out what I consider the 5 best CPU coolers of 2018!

The motherboard in this build is a great little mATX unit from Gigabyte that runs the LGA 1151 socket and Intel B360 chipset. It gives you support for all of the features we need with room to expand down the line, including 6x SATA3 ports, 6x USB ports, 4 slots for DDR4 RAM, integrated audio, a built-in ethernet controller, and even M.2 SSD support.

A 4GB GTX 1050 Ti is definitely the best option for this level of build right now, it completely tears up 1080p gaming and you’re going to be happy you have one. This particular GTX 1050 Ti from Zotac offers up some of the best price vs performance out of any currently released card of the same tier; It’s capable of 60fps on at least high settings in pretty much any AAA game, it cools great and overclocks alright to boot! There are lots of different variants available, but they’ll all perform basically the same so just choose the cheapest priced option!

8GB of RAM is really all you need for a dedicated gaming PC, so that’s exactly what this build has. Running 8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM from Crucial’s Ballistix Sport LT line is going to serve you well while gaming and will leave you with 3 more DIMMs to upgrade with even more RAM down the line. If you’re like me and you multi-task a lot, upgrading to 16GB+ would be a good idea.

EVGA’s 500W BQ power supply offers up an awesome semi-modular (only some cables are permanently fixed) form factor and lots of connections for everything this build needs plus most upgrades that you might consider adding down the line. It also comes with a 3-year warranty which is not too bad. 500W of power is more than enough for this build, but if you wanted a little extra peace of mind and a semi-modular layout, the 600 BQ or 500BQ would work as great upgrades.

As for storage, there’s a 1TB HDD in this build by default with the option to add an SSD. The reason I picked a 1TB HDD over an SSD is entirely due to size, for the same you’d pay for a 1TB HDD you can only get a 120GB SSD which honestly isn’t enough when you consider Windows will take up half of that. However, if you have a spare $50 kicking around, adding an SSD ( like this one) would be a great idea.

All-in-all, this build is great for competitive shooters and AAA titles alike. It’ll rock 60fps in 1080p without an issue and even higher in less demanding/more optimized games like CS:GO and Overwatch. In PUBG it’ll pull off competitive settings without an issue. Operating System

You’re also going to need an operating system for your new build, and due to the fact that the newest iteration of DirectX requires Windows 10, that’s going to be the version of Windows you want to consider. You could always go with an older version if you wanted to, you just wouldn’t be able to take advantage Windows 10 exclusives like DirectX 12, Forza 3, Dead Rising 4, and so on. It comes in both disc and USB flash drive versions.

If you don’t feel like forking out the dough for a copy of Windows, your next best bet is Ubuntu or another Linux-based operating system. A Linux-based OS is capable of running basically anything you can run on Windows, only it’s entirely free and open source. Games without Linux ports will have to be ran through a program like Wine, but it’s ultimately a small inconvenience for a free OS.

When it comes to actually installing your OS, you basically have 2 options. Option 1 is to install it from a disc using an optical drive or via a retail USB flash drive. Option 2 is to create your own bootable flash drive which you can find decent instructions on here, you would really only need to do option 2 if you’re going with Linux.