Building your own PC from scratch isn't cheap, but it doesn't have to be expensive, especially when we're looking at PC components discounted with Prime Day deals. We've put together a gaming PC build that costs less than $900. It's a capable build too, rocking a quad-core processor and enough graphics performance for solid 1080p and even some 1440p gaming.
While this is a more budget-focused build, there are deals that allow you to put together a more powerful PC for less, but with Black Friday just around the corner, it may be worth holding out on a component or two if you really want a specific part.
- Intel Foundation: ASUS Prime Z490-A | $50 off at Amazon
- Budget Quad-core: Intel Core i3-10100 | $15 off at Amazon
- AMD Graphics: MSI Gaming Radeon RX 5500 XT | $30 off at Amazon
- High Performing RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB | $16 off at Amazon
- Bulk Storage: SK hynix Gold S31 1TB | $55 off at Amazon
- Speedy OS SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB | $21 off at Amazon
- High Airflow Case: Corsair iCUE 220T | $20 off at Amazon
- Stable Power: Thermaltake Smart 500W | $12 off at Amazon
The Z490 chipset may be the leading chipset for Intel's 10th Gen processors, but the Prime Z490-A from ASUS isn't terribly expensive. For the money, you're getting a well-constructed motherboard with solid BIOS support, M.2 slots, a good power delivery design, and even support for overclocking.
The Core i3-10100 won't win any awards, but you will be able to game and work on a PC with this CPU without issue. It has four physical cores without hyperthreading, allowing for apps and games to take full advantage of multi-core support.
AMD may be behind the game when it comes to GPUs, but the RX 5500 XT is a rock-solid GPU for 1080p and even some 1440p gaming. It's a great budget graphics card and one that will not fail to put a smile on your face.
Corsair's Vengeance line of RAM offers no thrills for your eyes but has so much performance packed inside the aluminum shell. 16GB is recommended for work and play on Windows 10 and these modules will run very well with the processor and motherboard.
SK hynix has just begun its foray into the consumer SSD market, but so far it's been a resounding success. This 1TB Gold S31 2.5-inch SATA SSD is a perfect bulk storage solution for your new PC. It's reliable and durable, and perhaps most importantly it's fairly affordable thanks to a slick Prime Day deal.
A 2.5-inch SATA SSD is fine for bulk game storage and cutting down load times, but an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD is the right choice for Windows 10. The Samsung 950 EVO is one of our favorites, and right now you can save $21 on the 500GB model, which is more than enough for Windows 10 and all your favorite apps.
Corsair's iCUE 220T case is great for airflow, AIO cooler builds, and anyone who has good attention to detail since it'll allow you to create some awesome looking gaming PCs.
Thermaltake's Smart 500W PSU isn't going to win any awards for efficiency compared to more expensive PSUs, but this is a budget-friendly supply that has it all where it matters most. You can trust this unit to supply reliable power to your PC.
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