Welcome to the $370 Super Budget Gaming PC Build AMD Edition. This PC isn’t about getting 1000 fps on ultra settings on 4k or anything like that. This PC is for 1080 p gaming with possible upgrades later to play 4k. All components are linked with the pcpartpicker link below. Also we would like to say that at the time of this article scripted the total price was $368 USD. The prices might have gone up or down since then. Next this build DOES NOT include any peripherals or a OS. As always the blue text is the link to buy the product.
CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K
As you guys may or may not know this was also featured in the “Top 5 Budget Gaming PC CPU” article about a week or so back. This a overclockable CPU with a stock speed of 3.7 GHz. Although this was not mentioned in the other article overclocking requires a water cooled rig because the CPU will have thermal related issues if you are using the stock cooler.
Motherboard: ASUS A68HM-K MicroATX
This is just a standard $37 motherboard which happened to be compatible with the other parts and was super cheap. This has really nothing special to it. Because we went with a FM2 socket motherboard you can’t change to a FX 8250 .
RAM: Kingston Hyper X Fury 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
These are also nothing special. At the time of planning this build it happens to be only $35 so I just went with it. If you had a greater budget I would change this with 16GB of RAM. For this build I just went with 8GB that really enough for 1080 p gaming.
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Again nothing special just great price at $45. I know I can use that Toshiba Hard Drive again spending $10 less but I felt a reliable brand is better than a cheaper one.( Some people might know why I said Seagate was “reliable brand” but Toshiba wasn’t) I would definitely recommend a SSD if you are willing to spend about $45 for one. (Kingston 120GB are about $45 (only some places) at the time of this article scripted.)
GPU: MSI Radeon R7 370 2GB Video Card
This is where the extra savings in the other parts were used. This costs $135 right now and depending on the time you are seeing this and the country this may change. I know this isn’t a 3 or 4GB card like the ones you get if you spend $200 or more but for playable 1080 p gaming this is enough. The R7 370 does also perform better than the GTX 750 Ti for last week’s build. This is also where the extra $70 from the original plan comes in.
Case: Corsair SPEC 01
Originally I was going to use the Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case and that was only $22 at this time and this case was $39. This case looks way better and is from a well known brand.
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
You might think a Radeon R7 370 and only 430 watts. Well after my calculations this uses about 200 watts and nothing close to 430 watts. If you are going to upgrade any parts you might have to upgrade power supply as well. You guys can always ask me to calculate for you. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Power Calculation” in the subject. Anyway back to the power supply. This was only $19.99 as of the day scripted which is is a great deal.
Please Remember that the links are from Amazon and might be way different prices. We do update links once in a while to give you guys the best experience. Overall I think his build might perform better than the $300 Intel Build from last week. Be sure to come back daily for new content and next week for another build.