In today’s video I take you over an $800 Gaming PC Build perfect for 1440P gaming in the latest AAA titles, including Fortnite – Battle Royale, GTA V, PUBG, Destiny 2 & more! With a quad core CPU and 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 this PC is poised for 1440p & 1080p gaming!
CPU: AMD Ryzen 1400
For the CPU in this build I opted for the AMD Ryzen 5 1400. This quad core CPU comes in clocked at 3.2GHz, with turbo upto 3.4GHz and solid overclocking leverage! With 4 cores and 8 threads this CPU is not only poised well for games such as WOW, LoL & CS:GO, but also more multi-threaded heavy games such as Need for Speed: Payback, GTA V & Battlefield 1!
Motherboard: ASUS Prime B350M-E AM4
For the motherboard in this system the sleek, affordable and solid-performing ASUS PRIME B350M-E is a great choice. The black and red design, with red LEDs on-board means this board not only performs well, but looks EPIC in the process! The motherboard also supports 32GB of DDR4 RAM, M.2 SSD drives and overclocking for the Ryzen range of CPUs!
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB
For the RAM in this build I opted for 8GB of Corsair’s Vengeance LPX. This 2666Mhz kit works really well, giving a good amount of SDRAM for this build, and keeping upgrade paths open. The single 8GB dimm allows for purchase of upto 16GB of DDR4 in the future. It also looks sleek with a black heat-spreader and the low profile design ensures clearance for all air coolers!
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
For storage a 1TB Seagate Barracuda hard drive was a good choice – 1000GB of storage means plenty of room for games, music and movies on this system, enough room for Origin and Steam libraries (oh and Fortnite of course!). An SSD would be a great upgrade choice, but a hard drive gives some spare change for us to spend more on a better GPU!
GPU: ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
For the GPU in this build I selected the ASUS STRIX Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. This 6GB graphics card hits the sweet spot for 1080p @ Ultra Settings, and 1440p at Medium to High Settings, 60FPS. This ASUS STRIX cooler also boats 3 fans, for low temperatures and overclocking leverage (oh and this card has RGB-lighting customization on board!)
Case: Corsair Spec OMEGA Red/Black
For the case in this build I selected the Corsair Spec OMEGA in the Red & Black colour option. This case is nothing short of gorgeous, with a full spanning tempered glass sidepanel, front-panel USB 3.0, a red LED intake fan and clever interior design. The sharp lines, unique case-feet and in-built light strip on the front equal out to an amazing looking case, if a little pricier than other options!
PSU: Corsair CX750M
Finally, for the power supply in this build I selected the Corsair CX750M. This semi-modular unit allows you to only plug in the power cables you require and comes with an 80+ Bronze certification, which guarantees consistent efficiency numbers!