It takes a good gaming PC to be able to play current blockbuster games in a high resolution and frame rate. With the regularly updated purchase advice (as of July 2022), we want to make it easier for you to decide after choosing the individual PC components. We present three configurations: gaming PCs for beginners, mid-range and high-end. The compilations are suitable for every requirement. You don’t necessarily have to orientate yourself to luxury hardware.
Of course, we take the price into account in the purchase advice, after all, the gaming computer should be as cheap as possible. Of course, we also pay attention to the built-in components so that the gaming PC achieves good performance. After all, the computer should be used to gamble properly – with high resolutions, frame rates and graphic details. We have divided the purchase advice into three systems (beginners, middle class and high-end).
In the categories we introduce you to the individual components. You will also find out the current prices for the CPU, graphics card, mainboard, RAM, power supply and Co. However, note that the prices change almost daily. Before you buy, also take a look at our price comparison to keep an eye out for hardware deals. We also recommend our bargain guide, which is updated daily. We also list inexpensive hardware components there. You will also find the right gaming fodder for your new gaming PC there.
Gaming PC for beginners: Well prepared for the future
Since the AMD graphics card works noticeably weaker without PCIe 4.0, it is better not to save on the CPU. If the PC is still too expensive for you, you can start with just 8GB of RAM and, if you can manage with that, choose half the capacity of the SSD. We don’t see many more savings options that don’t affect performance too much.
Total costs: 420 euros (without graphics card)
Alternate CPU: The Core i5-10400F costs 125 euros, but only supports PCIe 3.0, which is a small disadvantage with the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT. AMD offers the Ryzen 5 5500 (6 cores with 3.6-4.2 GHz, 12 threads) for 140 euros, but also with only PCIe 3.0.
Alternate graphics card: If you can afford it, you should definitely choose at least one AMD Radeon RX 6600 – for a price starting at 320 euros and thus additional costs of 140 euros, you get a good 90 percent more gaming performance.
Alternate motherboard: A 500 chipset with PCIe 4.0 is important for the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT – there is even more choice with the 1200 socket in this price range. At AMD, the chipset B550 is an issue from 65 euros, but a cheaper mainboard with the chipset A520 is not a disadvantage. You can find more buying tips from our colleagues at PCGH under this link.