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Building a cheap gaming PC: 1080p 60FPS in $500-740 in 2023 (for beginners)

We’ll build a sub-$1000 PC in this article. Including the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and headset, you’re looking at a cost of $700 (fully used) to $1,100 (fully new). You can also mix and match, so the total cost will be under $1,100 in most cases. There are also additional tips to bring down the cost further, taking you to $740 max.

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What’s the best antivirus for a gaming PC?

Windows Security (previously Defender) is more than enough for most PCs. But more sensitive PCs might need an additional layer of protection. Let’s find out about the options.

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Essential software for a Windows gaming PC

Every gaming PC needs a set of apps to work properly. This includes things like resource monitors to check GPU and processor usage, apps like Overwolf for additional in-game functionality, FPS counters, and the basic stuff as well.

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Prebuilt vs. custom gaming PC: Pros and cons

Building a PC advantage #24: You can name it.

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Gaming desk & chair buying guide: Gaming setup tips

Chair: Shouldn’t break when you sit with your foot on the table for 12 hours straight. Desk: Shouldn’t break when you bang on it after a loss.

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How to build a gaming PC: A checklist

Windows, lights, cooling, wiring. Building a home/gaming PC is pretty tedious. But when it POSTs or beeps, your whole life feels like a grand success (except it’s not).

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HyperX Cloud Alpha mic not working

All this fuss when setting up my HyperX headphones is making me super unhyper.

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How to connect a gaming headset to your PC?

3.5mm? Bluetooth? USB? HDMI? I just want sound and mic!

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Why is RAM so expensive?

And where can I mortgage my firstborn son to pay for some of that sweet, sweet DDR5 memory?

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Building a gaming PC on a student budget: What you need to know

Building a gaming PC is a matter of getting quality yet affordable vital parts for the PC to run efficiently at the lowest price possible. Here are some ideas on how to build a gaming PC on a student budget.