The Best Gaming Computers Under $600

Overview
evga geforce gtx 760Today we’re going to take a look at ten different gaming computers under $600. While $600 won’t get you an ultimate gaming computer, you can actually put together a very powerful system.

In fact, with most of these builds will be able to max out pretty much any game on a 1920×1080 monitor.  And, some of the builds will give good performance now as well as allow for upgrades in the future.

That’s pretty good considering these gaming computers cost right at or below $600.

It’s important to note that some of these builds are meant for those who can reuse their old hard drive and optical drive (which will enable them to put extra money into their video card, CPU, and motherboard). However, there are builds here for everyone.

So, whether you need a complete $600 gaming computer, or you are going to pick and pull parts out of your old system, these builds are solid options.

*Note: These builds do no include an operating system, mouse, keyboard, or monitor.

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AM3+ Gaming Computer Under $600 – Build #1

Overview

AMD FX-6300 Six Core ProcessorThis $600 gaming computer is probably the setup that will appeal to the most gamers. It has good graphics performance and a solid CPU to make it a well-rounded budget gaming computer.

For just $600 (excluding the operating system, monitor, keyboard, and mouse) this setup can max out pretty much any game out there on a 1920×1080 monitor. So, if you’re looking for a gaming computer for under $600 that can handle today’s top games, this system can definitely do it.

Part-List:

  • CPU –  AMD FX-6300 (View)
  • Motherboard – ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS (View)
  • Video Card - Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X (View)
  • RAM –  Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz (View)
  • HDD – Seagate Barracuda 500 GB (View)
  • Case –  Thermaltake V3 Black Edition (View)
  • Power Supply –  Antec VP-450 (View)
  • Optical Drive – Samsung Optical Drive (View)

Grand Total: $580-$620
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)


AM3+ Gaming Computer Under $600 – Build #2

Overview
radeon hd 7790For $600, you can also build a solid AM3+ setup that will have a lot of upgrade options and that will allow you to overclock your system.

This build sacrifices a little graphics processing power for a more solid and feature-rich motherboard and a more powerful power supply. With this motherboard and PSU you will be able to make just about any upgrade you want and you will be able to overclock your system for even more performance.

So, if you’re looking for a gaming computer under $600 and you want it to have the potential to be upgraded to a high-end gaming PC in the future, then this setup is for you.

Part-List:

  • CPU –  AMD FX-6300 (View)
  • Motherboard – ASRock 990FX EXTREME3 (View)
  • Video Card - ASUS Radeon HD 7790 (View)
  • RAM –  Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz (View)
  • HDD – Seagate Barracuda 500 GB (View)
  • Case –  Thermaltake V3 Black Edition (View)
  • Power Supply –  XFX Pro 550W (View)
  • Optical Drive - Samsung Optical Drive (View)

Grand Total: $580-$620
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)


AM3+ Gaming Computer Under $600 – Build #3

Overview
evga geforce gtx 760This system is a variation of the first build that offers more graphics processing power. You will need to reuse the hard drive from your old computer in order to add the GeForce GTX 760 without going over your $600 budget.

So, if you have an available hard drive that you can reuse, then this $600 gaming PC setup will give you plenty of power. With this build you will be able to play any game on max settings with a 1920×1080 monitor and you will even be able to play less demanding games on max settings on a higher resolution 2560×1440 monitor.

Part-List:

  • CPU –  AMD FX-6300 (View)
  • Motherboard – ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS (View)
  • Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 760 (View)
  • RAM –  Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz (View)
  • HDD – *Use your old hard drive.*
  • Case –  Cooler Master HAF 912 (View)
  • Power Supply –  Antec VP-450 (View)
  • Optical Drive – Samsung Optical Drive (View)

Grand Total: $580-$620
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)


AM3+ Gaming Computer Under $600 – Build #4

Overview
AMD FX-8350If you’re looking for a bigger and better processor for your $600 gaming computer, then you can consider this build.

This $600 setup features AMD’s flagship AM3+ processor, the FX-8350. And, while you will have to sacrifice some graphics processing power to go up and get this CPU, the HD 7790 that this build comes with is still powerful enough to max most games out.

So, if you can handle a little less graphics processing power in order to secure one of the better processors for gaming on the market, this is the build for you. And, all this build really needs in order to play the top games on the highest settings is a $200-$300 video card.

Part-List:

  • CPU –  AMD FX-8350 (View)
  • Motherboard – ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS (View)
  • Video Card - ASUS Radeon HD 7790 (View)
  • RAM –  Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz (View)
  • HDD – Seagate Barracuda 500 GB (View)
  • Case –  Thermaltake V3 Black Edition (View)
  • Power Supply –  Antec VP-450 (View)
  • Optical Drive – Samsung Optical Drive (View)

Grand Total: $580-$620
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)


LGA 1150 Gaming Computer Under $600 – Build #5

Overview
thermaltake v3 blackWith this $600 gaming PC you’ll need to reuse the hard drive out of your old system (if possible) and install your operating system from a USB drive (or pull the optical drive out of your old system).

By doing this, you’ll be able to save enough money to upgrade to a Radeon R9 270X. And, when you pair the R9 270X with the FX8350, you’re $600 gaming computer will be able to max out just about anything you throw at it.

Part-List:

  • CPU –  AMD FX-8350 (View)
  • Motherboard – ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS (View)
  • Video Card - Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X (View)
  • RAM –  Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz (View)
  • HDD – *Use your old hard drive.*
  • Case –  Thermaltake V3 Black Edition (View)
  • Power Supply –  Antec VP-450 (View)
  • Optical Drive – (Install O.S. from USB drive)

Grand Total: $580-$620
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)


LGA 1150 Gaming Computer Under $600 – Build #6

Overview

intel core i3-4130If you prefer Intel processors to AMD processors, then this $600 gaming computer setup is a good option.

With an R9 270X and an Intel Core i3-4130, this build will max out pretty much any of today’s top games. And, with the LGA 1150 platform you’ll get better processor efficiency and a better upgrade path.

So, if you want good performance now and the ability to upgrade to a higher-end Intel Core processor, then this $600 gaming PC will give you what you need.

Part-List:

  • CPU –  Intel Core i3-4130 (View)
  • Motherboard – MSI H81M-P33 (View)
  • Video Card - Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X (View)
  • RAM –  Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz (View)
  • HDD – Seagate Barracuda 500 GB (View)
  • Case –  Thermaltake V3 Black Edition (View)
  • Power Supply –  Antec VP-450 (View)
  • Optical Drive – Samsung Optical Drive (View)

Grand Total: $580-$620
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)


LGA 1150 Gaming Computer Under $600 – Build #7

Overview
CPU for a $400 gaming pcAnother option you have if you’re looking to build an Intel-based gaming computer under $600, is to go with the Intel Core i5-4670 and a Radeon HD 7790.

You won’t get as much graphics processing power out of this build, but it does have a better processor and the HD 7790 is good enough to play most games on high settings.

So, this build will give you plenty of power and will hold you over until you can afford a higher-end video card.

Part-List:

  • CPU –  Intel Core i5-4570(View)
  • Motherboard – MSI H81M-P33 (View)
  • Video Card - ASUS Radeon HD 7790 (View)
  • RAM –  Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz (View)
  • HDD – Seagate Barracuda 500 GB (View)
  • Case –  Thermaltake V3 Black Edition (View)
  • Power Supply –  Antec VP-450 (View)
  • Optical Drive – Samsung Optical Drive (View)

Grand Total: $580-$620
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)


LGA 1150 Gaming Computer Under $600 – Build #8

Overview
msi h81m-p33This $600 gaming computer is a version of the build above. In this build, though, you will need to pull the hard drive out of your old system and reuse it in order to save enough money for a better video card.

With the Intel Core i5-4570 and the Radeon R9 270X, this build can handle anything on a 1920×1080 monitor.

So, if you’re looking to max out today’s top games and you only have $600 to do so, see if you can reuse a hard drive from your old system so that you can build this system.

Part-List:

  • CPU –  Intel Core i5-4570(View)
  • Motherboard – MSI H81M-P33 (View)
  • Video Card - Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X (View)
  • RAM –  Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz (View)
  • HDD – *Use your old hard drive.*
  • Case –  Thermaltake V3 Black Edition (View)
  • Power Supply –  Antec VP-450 (View)
  • Optical Drive – Samsung Optical Drive (View)

Grand Total: $580-$620
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)


AM3+ Gaming Computer Under $600 – Build #9

Overview
asus z87-aThis $600 gaming computer will give you a lot of upgrade options down the road without sacrificing too much performance now.

Also, with the ASUS Z87-A motherboard and the XFX PRO 550W PSU, this build just needs an upgrade to an unlocked Intel Core LGA 1150 CPU (either the i5-4670K or the i7-4770K) and it will be a solid overclocking build.

Ultimately, this setup has a ton of potential for a gaming computer under $600. So, if you’re looking for good performance now and upgrade-ability for later, this build is for you.

Part-List:

  • CPU –  Intel Core i3-4130 (View)
  • Motherboard – ASUS Z87-A (View)
  • Video Card - ASUS Radeon HD 7790 (View)
  • RAM –  Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz (View)
  • HDD – Seagate Barracuda 500 GB (View)
  • Case –  Thermaltake V3 Black Edition (View)
  • Power Supply –  XFX Pro 550W (View)
  • Optical Drive – Samsung Optical Drive (View)

Grand Total: $580-$620
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)


AM3+ Gaming Computer Under $600 – Build #10

Overview

XFX Core Edition PRO 550WThis build is similar to the build above, except that this setup requires that you reuse the hard drive from your old system and that you either reuse your optical drive as well, or that you install Windows from a USB drive.

By reusing your old hard drive and optical drive you can put the money you save into a better video card. Then, all this build really needs is an upgrade to an unlocked Intel Core processor. Once you have that, this build will be a very well-rounded and solid gaming computer.

Part-List:

  • CPU –  Intel Core i3-4130 (View)
  • Motherboard – ASUS Z87-A (View)
  • Video Card - Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X (View)
  • RAM –  Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz (View)
  • HDD – *Use your old hard drive.*
  • Case –  Thermaltake V3 Black Edition (View)
  • Power Supply –  XFX Pro 550W (View)
  • Optical Drive – (Install O.S. from USB drive)

Grand Total: $580-$620
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)


Comments

    • says

      Hey Stan, how’s it going?

      Depending on your budget, yes the FX-6300 is still a worthy option if you’re looking for a ~$100 CPU. There aren’t too many games out there that will suffer from using the FX-6300, so it’s a great budget buy.

      Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

  1. Marc-Antoine says

    Hello guys, hmmm i want to know if you can do something like you did there (build pc) for me and send it to me via email and i have a 650 canadian $ budget and i want the EVGA Geforce GTX760 2gb like the third pc that you build on the site. Thanks so much.

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