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Step by Step Guide to Build a Budget Gaming PC

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Step 1 - Budget • When building a PC we need to focus on the budget depending on which and around which you will build the system. • With the budget you fix its easier to buy computer parts that fit inside this budget. • Setting a budget for building a PC helps you to keep in mind the kind of hardware you will be adding to your case. • Since we will be building a budget gaming PC having a cheaper budget is essential. • We don’t want to go over our budget and compromise on the hardware.

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Step 2 – Picking the parts • Choosing parts for your computer can be difficult at times also whether or not to buy your parts online or to get them from somewhere offline. • You can buy computer parts online or offline and both provide reviews and advice that you need. • Through an online retailer you will have reviews of consumers who have used the hardware and also ratings for the hardware that you will pick. • Certain websites like JW computers, Amazon etc provide options to compare two similar types of hardware. Where you can compare two products in detail. • An offline retailer will provide expertise on the product limited to what knowledge they have of the hardware. • Depending on the kind of retailer you go for you can buy computer parts online or offline. www.jw.com.au


• Make sure you pick parts that don’t exceed your budget. • Start off by choosing a processor and motherboard. Since this will be a budget gaming PC selecting an Intel Pentium processor with a supporting board or an AMD Ryzen 3 processor with an AMD socket board. • You may also pick Intel’s i3 processors for a few extra bucks. • After you’ve added the board and processor choose a ram specific for the tasks you will perform in this case gaming, a single 8gb ram stick will be able to handle multiple tasks with ease. • After you’ve selected your ram storage is next. For this build you will need a solid state drive probably a 128 gig drive to boot your system off of accompanied by a 1 TB hard disk drive. • A graphic card needs to be a part of this system and Nvidia’s GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon’s RX 560 or 570 is the right fit. • A 500watt or more on the power supply computer is good to go. • All this enclosed in a mid tower budget case. www.jw.com.au


Step 3 – The Setup • Start with the motherboard and the processor. Carefully place the processor on the motherboard with the tiny arrows aligned to each other. • Lower the clip on the board to lock the processor in place, apply a pea sized thermal compound on to the processor and place your CPU cooler on the processor. • The next step is to add the ram stick on the board and placing this entire setup into the case. Install the motherboard stand offs and screw in the motherboard. • The next step is to connect your entire setup with your power supply installed in the system. • Then you add the hard disk drive and the solid state drive. • The next piece of hardware is the graphics card that needs to be installed in one of the PCI-E slots. www.jw.com.au


• That completes the setup of your CPU. Make sure you have connected your keyboard and mouse. • Apart from all the hardware connect the hardware to one of the cheap monitors from Australia that you picked up. • You can also buy a high end or average gaming monitor which can be later upgraded. • Once all your peripherals are connected it’s time to boot the system. And install windows and other software that you will need for the system. • Install all the games you will be running and your system is ready to go.

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Step 4 – Benchmarking and Testing • Once the setup is complete and running windows smoothly it’s time to test the system. • You can use third party benchmarking tools or run the in game benchmarks to test your graphics card performance. • In order to test the other hardware you can run benchmarks through certain tools that will provide you accurate results. • Start by running a game that won’t eat up too much graphics and do a benchmark, slowly and gradually moving to game titles that demand more graphics and cpu processing power. • There you have it a budget gaming setup.

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Step by Step Guide to Build a Budget Gaming PC  

Looking to replace your old accessories? Buy graphics card, internal hard disk, computer power supply, desktop internal hard drive, external...

Step by Step Guide to Build a Budget Gaming PC  

Looking to replace your old accessories? Buy graphics card, internal hard disk, computer power supply, desktop internal hard drive, external...

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