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Yes, You Can Build A Decent Gaming PC For £120/$150

And who said that PC gaming is too expensive?

PC gaming’s biggest hurdle is often the price of putting together a rig.  The prospect of having to spend over £1,000 on a gaming PC is enough to put off all but the most hardcore of gamers – and even a decent portion of those cannot justify such an outlay.

But what if you could build a decent gaming PC for £120/£150?

RandomGaminginHD (one of GrownGaming’s favourite YouTubers) set himself the challenge of building a gaming PC for just £120/$150.

What can you build for such a low amount?  Here are the main specs:
  • i5 750 Quad Core
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • HD 7870 VTX Radeon GPU

So, for £120/$150, you aren’t going to get a GTX 1080ti (sorry ’bout dat).  But what you do get is a pretty darn decent entry-level PC for a gamer on a budget.

But how good is it really?

You won’t get 4K at 120 frames per second but you will get a stellar performance at 1080p.

Here are the stats, all at 1080p:

  • Battlefield 1 at Medium/High settings: 60 FPS average
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider at Medium/High settings: 55 FPS average
  • Dirt 4 at Medium/High settings: 84 FPS average
  • Overwatch at Medium/High settings: 90 FPS average
  • CS:GO at Medium/Low settings: 128 FPS average
  • Fallout 4 at Medium/High settings: 56 FPS average
  • Fortnite at Medium/High settings: 67 FPS

So, some hardcore gamers may turn their noses up at 1080p resolution while others may hate the thought of playing a game at medium/high settings.  However, let’s not forget that these games all still look fantastic at these settings.

I’d highly recommend building a similar rig for a younger gamer or if you’re an adult gamer tempted to dip your toe into PC gaming.

Want to see more?

For the price of each individual component and to see an awesome video of someone literally piecing the parts together, check out the video below: