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 November 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. Throw one before you buy it too Take a look at our price comparisonto 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.
There is not much potential for savings – the SSD should not offer less than 960GB of storage space, an even cheaper CPU would not be a good idea, we have already said something about the disadvantages of an RX 6500 XT in the text on the graphics card. If you can spend more, you have many models to choose from when it comes to graphics cards, but you can also use a Core i3 or i5 for the socket 1700 for the CPU.
Total cost: 635 euros
Alternative CPU: The CPU is still okay for gaming, although we forego stronger models in favor of a decent graphics card. These would be, also for the socket 1200, the Core i5-10400F (6 cores, 12 threads) for 135 euros or the Core i3-12100F (4 cores, 8 threads) for 115 euros, which is equal in games, but for which a necessary socket 1700 motherboard is a little more expensive.
Alternative graphics card: If you want to take a more powerful CPU first, you can save on the graphics card side in the form of the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT, as it costs a good 200 euros. However, the performance is far behind the RX 6600. The RX 6600 XT or 6650 XT are available at the higher end (from around 360 euros).
Alternative mainboard: If you require more equipment, you can of course also choose a more expensive model. On the other hand, if you want to save money, you should still make sure that there is an M.2 slot. If you prefer Intel’s Socket 1700, it starts at around 80 euros (ASRock H610M-HVS). You can find more buying tips at our Colleagues from PCGH with this link.