Terry Crews' purple gaming PC

Building A $600 Gaming PC (With A $350 RTX Graphics Card)

And, no, not the one in the picture. Sorry.

Sure, you could buy a gaming PC for £1, but you probably shouldn’t.  But, how about building a PC for $600 – with a $350 graphics card?

Nerd on a Budget decided to find out.  After picking up an RTX 2060 for $350, he allowed himself just $250 for the rest of the components.

Check it out:

The CPU is a clear bottleneck in this build, not fully utilizing the GPU.  Throwing an extra $100 at this build could have made it a much more viable option, but it is interesting to see that you can build a pretty good PC for just $500.

Written by John

I'm a 36-year-old gamer, clinging onto the gamepad despite real life responsibilities trying to pull me kicking and screaming away. You can follow me on Twitter: @johnlevelsup.

Current setup: Gaming PC with a 1080 Ti, Xbox Series X, Steam Deck, and retro consoles, on a Gigabyte M32Q monitor, sitting on a Flexispot E7 standing desk.