If you’re looking to build a gaming PC in 2020, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve set a $1000 budget for this mid-tier build, and it’s built to deliver when you need it to. Alternatively, if you’ve got your heart set on something with a bit more overpowered-oomph, our high-end gaming PC build guide may be more up your street.
To help keep the price down on this gaming PC build, we’ve swapped from Nvidia to AMD. The compatibility with AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen processors and a modular PSU will allow room for future upgrades. The CPU that we’ve gone with for this build is overclockable too, ensuring you’re able to get every last bit of performance out of your set-up if you’re unsure of the distinctions between the big processor manufacturers, this AMD vs. Intel guide should make things a bit clearer.
If you’re familiar with our other build guides, you probably don’t need to be told that the $1000 budget doesn’t include any extras, such as a Windows license or peripherals—essentially, the $1000 covers everything you’ll find inside the case. Of course, if you’re upgrading, you should have most of those things already, and you can migrate