The Best $900 Gaming PC Budget Build in 2021
If you are looking for the best gaming PC build for around $900 then you have definitely come to the right place. This $900 gaming PC building guide will help you choose what parts to purchase for your next gaming rig. If $900 is still too expensive for you, I highly suggest checking out our other budget builds where you can find cheap budget gaming builds under $900. On the other hand, if you can afford to spend $1,000 on a gaming PC, I highly suggest checking out our $1,000 gaming build.
With the help of this guide, your next gaming rig will be able to run all AAA games on Ultra settings with a resolution of 1080p. Apart from that, this build will also be able to run a lot of the games smoothly with a resolution of 1440p. You may have to slightly lower some settings to run the games smoothly at 1440p, but this $900 gaming computer will be a 1440p beast.
When building gaming computers with a lower price range, some compromises have to be made to stick to the budget. This $900 build packs a lot of power but does not break the bank. This computer is powerful enough to handle streaming, content production, video editing, and also VR Games without any problems.
The PC parts are all picked from Amazon since they have the best prices and also the best customer service. The ‘Buy from Amazon‘ button at the bottom of the article will add all the parts in this Budget Gaming PC Build to your Amazon’s cart.
With 6 cores that all go up to 4.2 GHz, this CPU will definitely handle all the AAA games. This CPU comes with the Wraith Spire Cooler in the box, so you won’t have to buy a separate CPU cooler. For the price of $166.89 (at the time of writing) you definitely would not be able to get a better CPU.
- 6 Cores / 12 Threads
- 4.2 GHz
- Includes Wraith Spire Cooler
With the release of the RX 5700 XT release in July 2019, AMD started to catch up with NVIDIA. The RX 5700 XT is an extremely high-end graphics card which is almost as powerful as the new NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super, but costs around $150 less. This card can handle gaming in 1080p and 1440p (2K) resolution with Ultra settings as smooth as butter.
As can be seen in the benchmarks performed by Digital Citizen, this powerful graphics card is able to run Shadow of the Tomb Raider even in 1440p resolution. When running the game in 1440p with the highest settings, the GPU achieved a minimum FPS of 63, which is amazing for a $379.99 graphics card.
Digital Citizen also performed benchmarks with Fortnite. When running the game in 1440p resolution with Epic settings, the graphics card achieved a minimum of 65 FPS. That means that the card never dropped below 65 FPS, which is of extremely important when playing a highly competitive game such as Fortnite.
This cheap graphics card is able to run any game you throw at it, even in 1440p resolution.
- AMD FreeSync Technology
- 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6
- 1 x HDMI 2.0
- 3 x DisplayPort
- PCI Express 3.0 x16
Gigabyte make some great motherboards, and this one is no exception. This ATX motherboard supports 3nd generation Ryzen processors, and has an already integrated I/O shield so you definitely won’t forget it!
- Supports 2nd gen AMD Ryzen Processors
- Supports overclocking
- 2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 M.2 Connectors
- Ability to connect RGB Fans and RGB LED Strips
Every build needs some good RAM, and the Crucial Ballistix series are great. With speeds up to 2666 MHz, the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT RAM will surely run all the AAA games smoothly. Apart from that, the grey camouflage pattern on the heat spreaders of the RAM sticks goes great with the grey pattern on the motherboard.
- 3000 MHz
- White camouflage pattern heat spreader
The Power Supply Unit (PSU) is what powers everything in the $900 gaming PC. Without it, the PC won’t turn on. When purchasing a PSU it is important to check that it is 80+ PLUS, which means that it has atleast 80% efficiency under typical load.
- Delivers 500 Watt continuous output
- 80 PLUS Certified
- High Quality Components
- 5-Year Warranty
A good and reliable Hard Drive is always needed in a computer build. The Western Digital Blue is one of the best hard drives on the market, and it definitely won’t let you down. This 1TB hard drive has more than enough storage space to store your photos, videos, movies, etc.
- SATA 6 GB/s
An SSD inside a gaming computer build is a must. Installing an SSD enables faster boot ups and faster loading times since they are 300% faster than a typical hard drive. This SSD will only be used to install the Operating System and any games on it, therefore, 240GB should be enough.
Storing the Operating System and games on the SSD means that they will load much faster. The Operating System will boot up a lot faster, and games will also have faster load times. This means that you can spend much more time playing and less time waiting for the Operating System or game to load.
Apart from that, installing an SSD is extremely simple and takes less than 10 minutes.
- Faster load times
- 300% faster than a typical HDD
- Extremely reliable
- 3-Year Warranty
This is the housing of the whole $900 gaming PC . Every part / component mentioned above needs to fit inside this case. Unfortunately, purchasing an awesome-looking case can be costly sometimes, but the AeroCool Cylon RGB Mid tower looks extremely great and has a very cheap price of $46.56 (at the time of writing)! This computer case comes with an acrylic side panel, which allows us admire all the components that are inside. In addition, it also has an RGB lighting strip attached to the front, which gives the computer a nice glow when gaming at night. This case is also future-proof since it allows any component to be easily upgraded without the need to worry whether the new component will fit or not.
- Compact ATX computer case
- Acrylic side panel
- Already-installed RGB lighting strip
If this $900 gaming PC build is too expensive for you, make sure to check out our $800 gaming PC build!