The Best Gaming PC for $450 in 2020
Updated on December 29, 2019 By Christian Thomas
While many other sites will recommend a PC under $300, we believe that $450 is the minimum you can spend to build a decent PC.
Why? Because anything lower than that won’t worth the effort. It will just not run any modern game smoothly how we want.
If your budget is under $450, we recommend to gather some of the parts and purchase the rest later, for example, you can delay the purchase of the graphics card for a later time. Meanwhile, you can play some old school games without it but is very recommended that you get once as soon as you can.
In this post, we’ll build the best gaming pc you can build for $450. Every part has been carefully selected to achieve the best possible performance and esthetic within this budget.
The Gigabyte GV-N1030OC-2GI is a great value for its price! Its 2GB GDDR5 is more than enough for our budget. Likewise, it supports video playback 4K at 60Hz through HDMI.
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB has enough space for our games and the SSD technology will make them load faster.
Our purpose with this budget is to build the best gaming PC for less than $400. We’ve selected the best parts and made sure they are all compatible.
The AMD Ryzen 3 2200G is an APU, which means it has an integrated graphics card that makes it perfect to play before acquiring the GPU.
It is the pure definition of incredible value and great performance. In addition, it supports Virtual Reality processing.
Features: 4 Cores unlocked, Frequency 3.7GHZ, Memory Speed: 2667MHz
The ASRock B450M-HDV has plenty of room for upgrades. It can support up to 32GB DDR4 of RAM. On one side it has 3X PCI-Express 3.0 x 16 slots. In another, it has 7.1-Channel for high definition audio. And finally, it supports CPU up to 105W.
Gigabyte GV-N1030OC-2GI Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 OC 2G
This is the only part that you can wait to buy it on this build. Start playing your favorite games without it thanks to the APU(which has an integrated graphics card).
This budget GPU is powered by GT 1030 and integrated with 2GB GDDR5 64 bit. It supports 4K output videos at 60Hz(just for videos, not gaming). We chose this card due to the attractive pricing, the high quality of the components, and the support of the trusted brand: Gigabyte.
The RAM is powered by Corsair. Its heat spreader is made of pure aluminum for faster heat dissipation. This memory is designed for high-performance and overclocking. Not for nothing Corsair is the brand that power the best high-end gaming PC.
Powered by Samsung V-Nand Technology and optimized for everyday gaming, the 860 EVO is an SSD you can trust for this build. This hard drive is only surpassed by the 970 EVO plus, which is way out of this budget.
When buying a new PSU is a good practice to anticipate future upgrades. This build can easily run with a 300W Power Supply, but with 500W you’ll have plenty of rooms for your next upgrades. This PSU will have your back, trust me. Likewise, it runs quietly with an auto fan for near-silent operation.
Overall, the EVGA 500 BR offers great quality and great value; that’s why it has 100% positive feedbacks. In addition, It is supported by EVGA with 2 years warranty.
This case is meant to build a nice gaming computer. It is compact but offers enough room for this build and any future installation. It has a clear crystal on one side to allow the view of internal components.
This is a great low budget gaming PC, especially if it is your first build. The price is a little bit higher than a console, but the performance worth it. Furthermore, you’ll have all the perks of having a gaming PC: easy upgrades, play games at a higher FPS rate, and have access to a great community; the possibilities are unlimited.
Finally, what can you expect in games?
- Apex Legends – Med/Low settings — 60-80FPS
- Fortnite – Med/Low Settings — 60+ FPS
- Borderlands 2 – Max Settings – 60-75fps
- WarThunder – Max Settings – 65-75fps
- DarkSouls 3 – Max Settings – 60-75fps
- Fallout 4 – Med/low Settings – 45-60fps
- Star Wars Battlefront – Med Setting – 55-60fps
- Paladins – Max Setting – Solid 75fps