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How to Build a Gaming PC for Under $500 with GPU

The global economy may be experiencing inflation, but the price of major PC components is actually quite low and, in many cases, falling. Because GPU prices are falling fast While SSDs, RAM (at least DDR4 RAM), and PSUs remain inexpensive, there’s never been a better time to build a low-cost gaming PC than now. With today’s prices, you can configure a solid, 1080p-ready gaming PC for under $500 that includes both discrete graphics and a 12th Gen Intel processor. We are also able to configure a very capable gaming PC for less than $400 using AMD integrated graphics.

Below we will show you how to build a gaming pc for less than $500, or even less than $400 using parts available from major US retailers today. Please note that the prices we list were current when we wrote this, but may increase or decrease slightly by the time you read this. Since these listings are primarily based on price, we have not tested each specific part listed, nor have we tested them all together. The cost of an operating system is not included, but you can get Windows 10 or 11 free or cheap. And, if you’re willing to spend a lot more than $500, please check out our list of best pc builds for more powerful recommendations.

Gaming PC under $500 with discrete graphics

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