Choosing a new prebuilt gaming PC may be difficult, as anyone who’s done any research knows. First-time PC buyers especially may be intimidated by all the different specifications, and even experienced builders can have trouble handling their expectations.
A new prebuilt gaming PC is a difficult purchase to make if this is something you’ve been considering. Specifications might be intimidating to first-time PC buyers, but even experienced PC builders may have difficulty managing their expectations when faced with a seemingly endless list of options.
There’s little doubt about it: these systems aren’t cutting-edge in today’s crowded market. They won’t be able to play Anthem. Many games may be run at lesser settings, however.
The best part is that most of these PCs may be upgraded in the future, allowing you to build a personalized rig.
Here’s a brief rundown of our top picks for the best prebuilt gaming PC under $500 before we go into the details.
Acer Aspire TC-875-UR11
I3-10100 processor from Intel
Intel’s UHD Graphics 630.
- With a lot of room to spare.
- Wireless 6
- Low cost
- A weak power supply
The Acer Aspire TC-875-UR11 is our first contender in the competition.
Regardless of how the other PCs on this list are ranked, this one is the weakest but the cheapest.
There are four cores and eight threads in the Intel Core i3-10100 processor with a base clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz.
There is no discrete GPU in this computer like in others on this list, but the processor has Intel’s UHD 630 integrated graphics.
With 720p resolution and an integrated GPU capable of roughly 30 frames per second on low settings, you can play many of today’s most popular AAA games without much of a performance hit.
As for the rest of the hardware, it features a 1TB hard drive and 8GB of RAM running at 2666MHz, which isn’t ideal but isn’t terrible either.
It also comes with a 1-year guarantee, USB 3.0 ports, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, and Windows 10 Home. All of these features are standard on the Acer Aspire TC-875UR11.
Don’t be fooled by the fact that this computer is the weakest in the group. For the price, this is a decent system that has a lot of useful features and components.
First and foremost, it boasts a respectable processor. We’re pleased with the specs, but the most important thing is that it’s a 10th-generation Intel processor. For more than just being the most recent generation, Intel has implemented hyper-threading in their lower-end processors for the first time. This alone makes this processor far superior to its 9th-generation rival.
Hyper-threading is the ability of a CPU to simulate a larger number of cores than it actually has. In this case, the Intel Core i3-10100 has 4 cores and 8 threads meaning that it can emulate an 8-core processor.
In games and productivity-related jobs where having a larger CPU’s ability to handle several tasks is critical to success, this may not be as effective as a true 8-core processor, but it may have some advantages. UHD 630 integrated graphics can run most recent games on low to medium settings, but only in 720p.
It’s nothing spectacular, but it’s also not terrible for a computer with this cheap a price tag.
The 8GB of RAM that we received was just what we had hoped for. The situation isn’t perfect, but it isn’t indescribable. Prebuilt PCs often only have one RAM stick on the motherboard, so you won’t be able to take advantage of dual-channel memory on these machines.
Adding another 8GB stick to your computer will solve this problem. It’s quite inexpensive, simple, and you’ll be doubling your RAM at the same time by taking advantage of dual-channel memory. This is the next best thing to buying a dedicated graphics card for your PC in terms of performance gains.
If you’re looking for something that you can just buy and forget about, this is probably not the solution for you. If you plan to upgrade your computer in the future, we recommend this product.
Due to the low price of this PC at the time of publication, we believe we may make this claim. In order to make this machine a 1080p gaming beast, you’d need about $200 extra – $200 that you can invest in it whenever you’re in the position to do so.
Finally, this PC will cost around $600, which isn’t much more than some of the other PCs on this list, but it is far more powerful.
If you’re not planning on upgrading your system, then this isn’t going to work. If so, keep going down the page because there are some real jewels waiting for you there!
Acer Aspire TC-895-UA91
I3-10100 processor from Intel
Intel’s UHD Graphics 630.
- A wide range of choices for upgrading
- SSD with NVMe interface
- Low wattage PSU
PSU with a low power consumption
Power supply unit with a low power consumption
A power supply unit with a low power consumption
There are a lot of games out there that can be played in 720p, so we don’t want to scoff at the low price of this device too.
This PC’s specs are virtually identical to those of the PC from the preceding entry. However, if one of the PCs becomes unavailable, the only major changes are the price and the quantity of storage available.
There are numerous connectivity choices, including an optical drive, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 6, as well as Windows 10 Home, a keyboard, and a mouse that come with the PC.
Even though you may buy it with a monitor for $530, it’s best to buy them separately because there are so many wonderful options for monitors that aren’t too pricey.
This PC features only a 300W PSU as a possible drawback.
Keep in mind that if you ever decide to add a dedicated graphics card, you’ll need a more powerful power supply to handle the additional load.
This computer has a lot of computing power.
4 cores and 8 threads may not sound like a lot, but with today’s cheap PCs, that’s plenty.
Running numerous apps at the same time will be much smoother thanks to hyper-threading, which allows your CPU to perform better than any other quad-core processor without this capability.
Having 8GB of RAM instead of, say, 4GB also helps. But it’s only true for extremely pricey builds that can afford the maximum of 16GB of RAM. 8GB is more than adequate in this situation.
Improved PC performance can be achieved by adding additional RAM. You won’t experience stuttering or latency when running numerous processes at once, and your apps won’t crash at random. You’ll also be able to open more tabs in your browser.
Naturally, the performance of your games will be impacted by the amount of RAM you have installed on your computer. If your PC has integrated graphics, which this one does, that’s even more of a plus.
Only the graphics card can make use of the onboard VRAM (video RAM) on dedicated GPUs. The RAM in your system must be used by integrated GPUs because they lack this feature. As a result, when using integrated graphics, it’s critical to have as much RAM as feasible.
As previously stated, 8GB of RAM is plenty for most tasks, including web browsing, but it’ll slow you down a bit when gaming.
In order to free up as much RAM as possible when using an integrated graphics card with less than 16GB of RAM, we recommend shutting down any apps and processes that are not directly related to the game. Still, you won’t be able to play games that require a lot of RAM, but the situation may be a little better for the ones you do have access to.
512GB of storage isn’t perfect, but it isn’t a complete waste of space either. The NVMe SSD we’re talking about means that even if you don’t like the volume, you won’t have a problem with the performance.
This computer is excellent when viewed honestly. Yes, you can play many old and new games on it as long as you don’t mind playing in low resolution (720p) because it’s primarily designed to be a cheap workstation rather than a gaming PC.
This computer has a 10th-generation Intel processor, which is the finest feature. For those who want to use an Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti, you won’t have to worry about performance being throttled because of this CPU’s power.
The power supply is the only thing that may cause issues if you add a dedicated graphics card, but you should consider doing so when you get there.
As a whole, the Acer Aspire TC-895-UA91 is a respectable desktop computer. A excellent deal for anyone looking to save money while receiving the highest performance from a dedicated GPU in the near future.
We recommend reading on if your only goal is to discover an all-in-one gaming PC that you can use right out of the box without any tinkering or modifications.
Acer Aspire TC-895-UA92
Computer processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-10400
Intel’s UHD Graphics 630.
- A wide range of choices for upgrading
- The CPU is excellent.
- RAM memory: 12 GB
- SSD with NVMe interface
- PSU with a low power consumption
The Acer Aspire TC-895-UA92 is a step up from the Aspire TC-895-UA91 and the Aspire TC-895-UA90 on this list.
In addition to the Intel Core i5-10400 processor, it has 12GB of DDR4 RAM. However, there is a price to pay for all of this.
Six cores, twelve threads, and a basic frequency of 2.9GHz make up the CPU.
The i5-10400 will be able to squeeze a few more frames per second out of the integrated GPU, which may not seem like much of a gain when it comes to gaming.
It’s also worth noting that the new model has a lot more RAM than the previous one.
However, this will not be sufficient to bring about significant improvements in gaming. Some older games, such as the original Civilization VI, will run in 1080p at 40-45 frames per second, but you’ll have to settle for 720p gaming until you upgrade to a dedicated graphics card, at least for the time being.
Like its predecessor, the Aspire TC-895-UA92 comes with a 512GB SSD, pre-installed Windows 10 Home, USB keyboard and mouse, a DVD writer, a 300W power supply that must be upgraded if you desire to add a dedicated graphics card, and an initial 1-year guarantee. This is a great deal.
We’ve got a 10th-generation Intel processor with some impressive specs once again.
Even though the integrated GPU is the same as before (Intel UHD Graphics 630), you won’t notice much of a difference in your gaming experience, but everything else will see a significant performance bump.
It’s not horrible, but it’s not amazing either, especially when you consider that most prebuilt budget PCs feature an integrated graphics card. That being said, finding a computer with 12GB of RAM was a huge delight for us. Even though this is still short of the ideal 16GB, we’d gladly take it over 8GB any day.
Only the processor and the RAM have been upgraded from the previous entry.
However, is the $110 price difference really worth it for these improvements?
That’s what we’re led to believe.
Even though the difference in frame rates between 130 and 135 FPS may not seem like much, the difference between 30 and 35 FPS is considerably more apparent and can have a big impact on your gaming experience.
Second, it’s usually a good idea to plot out your course of action in advance. As long as you don’t plan on upgrading to a dedicated graphics card in the near future, it’s always a good idea to acquire a better processor if you can afford it.
You can play your games and do everything else on a computer only if it has a powerful processor.
When it comes to RAM, there isn’t much to say. The more the merrier, in my opinion! In addition, the PC’s 12GB of RAM is more than enough to accommodate multiple programs running in the background without causing any issues while playing games.
The 512GB SSD is a great addition once more. For the same price, HDDs may be able to offer more storage space, but the superior performance of an SSD is worth the tradeoff. In addition, if you ever need additional storage, you can simply buy a normal HDD for $40 and add it to your computer at any time.
If you don’t already have a keyboard and mouse, this PC comes with them, which is excellent if you do, but we would have preferred an option to get just the PC, which would have saved money for those who already have extra accessories.
The only issue we have to gripe about is the cost of the product. At $550, this computer is a steal. Despite this, you’re only a few steps away from a gaming behemoth with this PC.
In the event that this computer isn’t accessible, we’d like to suggest the HP M01-F1024.
This PC costs the same as the Acer Aspire, but it includes a Ryzen 7 4700G processor with better integrated graphics and less RAM and storage space. This means that future updates will be required, which will increase the overall cost of the system. Although it’s worth mentioning, it’s not essential.
Acer Aspire TC-390-UA91
The following processor is available: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics processor
- Vega 8 is the latest graphics processor.
- SSD with NVMe interface
- More storage space is needed.
TC-390-UA91 Desktop PC is the next one on the list.
For the time being, this is the best gaming rig you can have for less than $500.
What’s the deal?
It can be upgraded to have Vega 8 graphics.
In terms of performance, the Vega 8 integrated graphics is not a state-of-the-art graphics card. In the end, you won’t get the same performance from an integrated graphics card as you would from a dedicated one, no matter how excellent it is. For the most part, you’ll be limited to 720p, especially in AAA titles, but the boost over Intel’s UHD 630 integrated graphics is substantial.
The Ryzen 5 3200G APU now includes this GPU. With four cores and four threads running at 3.6GHz and up to 4.0GHz, this processor is fast. Even if these aren’t the best numbers, they’re still good enough for a low-cost PC.
There is 8GB of DDR4 RAM @ 2666MHz, pre-installed Windows 10, and the typical mouse and keyboard on board. Because the 512GB it has is NVMe SSD storage, the lack of further storage may be ignored.
Finally, the computer is beautiful. In a minimalist black casing, it’s a stylish accessory. Because it lacks transparent panels or RGB lighting or other additional frills, it may be used in any room or arrangement. There’s no such thing as a bad combination when it comes to black.
On this list, the greatest graphics card is found in the Acer Aspire TC-390-UA91. Furthermore, its pricing is closer to $400 than $500, which means that even if you were to improve the RAM and storage, you would still be under your $500 spending limit.
Prebuilt budget PCs rarely include Ryzen processors, so we jumped at the chance to show you this treasure. It’s not better than the CPUs we’ve already shown you, but AMD’s integrated graphics cards are simply superior to Intel’s, and that’s all that matters in a gaming PC.
The integrated graphics on Ryzen’s processors simply can’t be matched by Intel’s, despite Intel’s superior processors. Intel, on the other hand, only makes CPUs, whilst AMD dominates both the CPU and GPU markets.
When it comes to figures, you should keep in mind that despite the Vega 8 is the best integrated graphics in this article, it is still far from a dedicated GPU, so don’t get too excited.
Using this GPU, you should be able to play the vast majority of current AAA titles with no problems. Even though you’ll have to play these games on low settings at 720p, you should be able to attain between 30 and 70 frames per second (FPS) if you keep the visuals and resolution low.
However, this PC isn’t just great because of its powerful graphics card. According to our introduction, this PC is a bargain. While more than 512GB of storage is desirable, it’s not necessary, at least not right away, but the 8GB of RAM this PC is equipped with is definitely not optimal, especially considering that it sports an integrated GPU.
However, this PC’s graphics card isn’t the only outstanding feature. According to our introduction, this PC is a bargain. At this time, it’s not necessary to have more than 512GB of storage, but having 8GB of RAM is obviously suboptimal given that this computer has an integrated GPU.
There is a lot more to this PC than just its powerful GPU. As we indicated at the start, this PC is a bargain. Additional hard drive space is nice to have, but it’s not necessary right immediately. The 8 GB of RAM on this PC is far from adequate for a computer with an integrated graphics card.
For these reasons, I’d say that the Acer Aspire TC-390-UA91 is the greatest budget PC you can acquire if you’re willing to perform some minor improvements along the road. It’s a great way to get your feet wet in the world of gaming while still giving you room to grow if you wish to spend more money on it.
CUK AsRock Desk Mini X300W
The following processor is available: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
Vega 8 graphics processor
- NVMe data storage
- Memory of 16 GB
- Upgrades aren’t an option.
- There will be no OC.
As a result, we’ve arrived at something new.
The CUK ASRock DeskMini A300W is a small PC in every sense of the word. As a result, there isn’t much opportunity for improvement. However, if you’re looking for a cheap gaming PC that can last for a while before being replaced, this is a fantastic option.
There is a Ryzen 3 3200G in this Mini PC. You’ll also get a 512GB NVMe SSD and a 3-year guarantee in addition to 16GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM.
Because of its integrated graphics, this is one of the greatest PCs on this list, but it has a few serious downsides.
Aside from Wi-Fi, there are no further features (such as an optical drive or Windows) on this machine. A dedicated GPU or HDD just won’t fit because of its size, so you’re stuck with what you have.
Although it is small, this one packs a powerful punch.
Even though the DeskMini A300W features a powerful APU that can play most recent games at low settings at a frame rate of at least 30 fps, it was the RAM that took our breath away.
On this list, this is the only computer that has 16GB of RAM. While 8GB and 12GB of RAM are still adequate, 16GB of RAM is now the best level for memory, especially for a PC with an integrated graphics card.
Furthermore, AMD CPUs significantly rely on RAM, so having more RAM enhances the performance of the CPU (although any more than 16GB would be overkill for gaming).
However, there are a slew of other flaws with this setup, as if by design.
There is no place for a specialized graphics card or an additional HDD, for example, therefore it cannot be updated. However, if you truly need additional space, you can look at other options like a 2.5-inch SSD, an M.2-formatted drive, or even external storage.
There are no operating system, peripherals, and only one USB 3.0 port on the front of this PC, so you’ll need a bit more money to complete this PC unless you’ve got any spare accessories.
Despite its excellent value, the DeskMini A300W is not for everyone.
Merely individuals who only require a quick and portable solution for casual gaming and everyday use will benefit from this device. If you want to keep your computer up to date with the latest technology, this PC is not for you.
iBUYPOWER Pro Gaming PC
This computer has a Ryzen 3-3100 processor, a GeForce GT 710 graphics card, a 480-gigabyte solid-state drive (SSD), and eight gigabytes of DDR4 RAM. It is housed in a Tempered Glass RGB case and runs Windows 10 Home 64-bit.
The graphics card is a must-have for any serious gamer, and the iBuypower pro gaming PC comes equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 with 1GB of memory.
There’s also 8GB of RAM, which is what I find most appealing about gaming PCs such as the iBuypower pro because it allows them to multitask like true pros.
A 480GB SSD, on the other hand, boosts data transfer rates to the maximum extent possible to keep things running smoothly as you play your favorite game or accomplish any activity.
The iBuypower pro gaming PC has a Ryzen 3 3100 processor, which provides 3.6 GHz of processing power, making it ideal for high-end gaming. With these components, iBuypower pro was built for a smoother and more enjoyable gaming experience.
All in all, the iBuypower pro is a fantastic $500 pre-built gaming computer capable of running all of the most demanding graphics-intensive games on medium settings.
HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop Computer
Intel Core i5-9400F processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics card, 256GB M.2 SSD storage, 8GB DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system
As a result, you may quickly attach any device to your gaming PC using these ports. A Bugatti-like engine powers the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop, which features a GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card with 4GB of dedicated memory.
This prebuilt gaming pc comes equipped with the latest M.2 256GB SSD as well, which isn’t a lot of storage space, but it does play a significant role in speeding up the computer overall.
In a prebuilt gaming computer under $500 like this, 8GB of RAM is exactly what you’d hope to find.
Additionally, the HP Pavilion is powered by an Intel Core i5-9400F processor, which has a clock speed of 4.1 GHz.
When it comes to gaming computers, the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop is an excellent choice for those who are on an even tighter budget.
iBUYPOWER Trace 4 9310
240GB M.2 SSD; 8GB DDR4 RAM; 64-bit Windows 10 Home; AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor; AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card;
Its high-speed memory and storage components make the Trace 4 9310 a remarkable performer, however. This gaming desktop comes equipped with a Full HD monitor, so you can enjoy the newest games to hit the market.
Furthermore, it has an AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card, which is powered by its 4GB of RAM. You can use a Full HD monitor with this set-up.
A 256GB SSD is incorporated into the Trace 4 9310, making it faster than the HDD. However, if you want to save more games on this low-cost gaming PC, you’ll have to add more storage.
This PC is pre-installed with Windows 10 Home and this operating system is capable of offering a stable performance for both work and play.
Windows 10 Home is pre-installed on this computer, and this operating system is capable of delivering a solid performance for both work and play.
As far as value goes, the iBUYPOWER Trace 4 9310 is an excellent choice. Once you’ve had your hands on it, you won’t look back.
CUK AsRock DeskMini X300W
512GB NVMe SSD | 16GB DDR4 RAM | N/A Operating system | AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Quad Core CPU | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics card |
The CUK AsRock is a brutal $500 PC for any intensive software, thanks to its quad-core AMD Ryzen 3 3200G processor.
In contrast, the 16GB of DDR4 RAM ensures that this gaming monster can handle any workload you throw at it.
On the other, the 512GB NVMe SSD not only stores all of your gaming data but also give a hand to the processor and RAM in order to help you have a smooth gaming experience on any entry-level title.
For its part, the 512GB NVMe SSD helps the processor and RAM run more smoothly, allowing you to enjoy any entry-level game with a seamless gaming experience.
The AsRock DeskMini X300W has and still has a greater impression on gamers, and it’s also a good choice if you’re on a $500 budget.
Lenovo Ideacentre 720 18L Desktop
With an AMD Ryzen 5-1400 processor, a 1TB HDD and 8GB of DDR4 RAM, this computer runs 64-bit Windows 10 Home.
An AMD Ryzen 5-1400 processor gives the Ideacentre 720 18L the ability to outperform many pre-built gaming PCs under $500.
8GB RAM for multitasking and enhanced gaming performance are also included. A AMD Radeon R5 GPU powers the visuals, making it ideal for novice players.
One advantage to using the 1TB hard drive instead of an SSD is that you have more storage capacity for your games.
GTA V, Red Dead Redemption, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla can all be played smoothly on the Lenovo Ideacentre 720 18L.
However, all you have to do is keep the settings low since if they are set too high, you may get lag. Other than that, this 500-dollar gaming PC is capable of running any game flawlessly.
Acer Aspire TC-895-UA92
Intel Core i5-10400 6-Core | Intel UHD Graphics 630 | 1TB HDD | 12GB DDR4 RAM | 64-bit Windows 10 Home operating system
The Acer Aspire TC-895-UA92 has a 12GB DDR4 RAM, which makes it a multitasking and gaming powerhouse.
The Acer Aspire TC-895-UA92’s buttery performance is due in large part to its 512GB SSD, which comes pre-installed on this low-cost gaming PC.
Sadly, the graphics card that most of you are anticipating here isn’t actually installed here at all. This is unfortunate. As a result, the Aspire TC-895-UA92 gaming PC is powered by a dedicated Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU.
The Acer Aspire TC-895-UA92 doesn’t have a particularly eye-catching appearance. Only the 500-dollar gaming PC will be available to you.
However, if you’re on a tight budget and aiming to establish a name for yourself in the gaming industry, this gaming desktop is a no-brainer.
SkyTech Blaze II Gaming Computer PC Desktop
Graphics card: 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI | 500GB Solid-State Drive | 8GB DDR4 | 64-bit version of Windows 10 Home
The SkyTech Blaze II boasts a Ryzen 5 2600 processor, which has a 3.4Ghz 6-core CPU, allowing you to play any computer game or application smoothly.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI graphics card is also included, allowing for stunning clarity and color contrast in games. In addition, the graphics card includes 6GB of dedicated memory for your computer gaming needs.
With 8GB DDR4 RAM, this best gaming PC under $500 can handle even the most demanding applications and games.
The 500GB SSD, on the other hand, enhances gaming performance and makes it easier to save your game data without having to worry about running out of storage space.
Overall, the SkyTech Blaze II is a monster constructed to the greatest standards of computer hardware engineering that can satisfy your gaming needs better than any other gaming PC available on the market for around $500.
CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC
Intel Core i5-9400F | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB | 240GB SSD + 1TB HDD | 8GB DDR4 RAM | 64-bit Windows 10 Home operating system
According to NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX 1660, the most recent games are no match for this card’s ability to give your desired framerates.
The CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme, on the other hand, has 8GB of RAM and can handle any task without hesitation.
When it comes to storage, the 240GB SSD is paired with a 1TB hard drive. As a result, you’re getting better performance as well as additional storage.
The CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme is powered by the Intel Core i5-9400F, which results in a faster processing performance.
With the latest graphics-intensive games launched this year, this is one of the best prebuilt gaming PCs under $500.
Do You Need A $500 Prebuilt Gaming PC?
Let’s take a close look at what you can buy for your PC hardware if you have $500 to spare.
A PC that lacks some functionality is likely to be the result of your efforts.
In order to play the latest games, you’ll need to spend more time and money, whether it’s on a new operating system, a larger storage device, or a more powerful video card.
Nonetheless, these PCs are among the best prebuilt machines on the market at the present. Even a few years ago, they would have been considered cutting-edge. With these, you can play a variety of fun activities and get your feet wet quickly.
A $500 prebuilt gaming PC is a decent option if you want to play older games or upgrade your machine.
Of course, if you want to play more recent titles, $500 would be a better investment. It is possible to get a brand-new Xbox One X or PlayStation 4 Pro for less money, or even the new Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5, and be able to play the latest releases with stunning graphics right when the box is opened.
Consoles, on the other hand, can never be upgraded. The only way to play the latest games is to buy a whole new system when the next generation is released.
When you buy a computer, you can upgrade it whenever you can afford to do so. This saves you money, and it also means that you don’t have to spend money on replacing elements that are operating properly, such as your case, fans, storage, or even the CPU.
Alternatively, if none of the other solutions we’ve listed here appeal to you, you can always construct your own PC, which is, in our opinion, the greatest choice.
Because you can assemble a system for $500 that outperforms all of these prebuilt setups handily.
Assuming you know how to put together a PC or are prepared to fiddle with it or follow one of the many instructions on YouTube, this is a viable option for you.
If you’re not sure in your abilities, it’s generally best to leave it to the experts.
Even if you’re not in the market for a $500 gaming PC, we highly recommend checking out our ultimate PC build for the Best Budget $500 Gaming PC.
What is a good gaming computer under 500?
The best gaming PCs that cost less than $500
- Shadow 2 by Skytech Gaming | Image courtesy of Skytech Gaming
- Picture of ASRock DeskMini obtained from the company’s website.
- iBUYPOWER Enthusiast ARCB 108A | Image courtesy of iBUYPOWER.
- Image courtesy of Lenovo of Erazer X315 Desktop.
- The HP 8300 4K Gaming PC | HP.
- Computer from Dell, Optiplex 7020.
Is a $500 gaming PC worth it?
A $500 PC Build Is More Powerful Than You’d Initially Expect. A 1080p display and a $500 gaming PC are all you need to enjoy the games featured in this article. There are numerous ways to enhance it from a reasonable entry-level gaming PC to an extremely powerful machine, and this one is no exception.
And yet, despite having seen and weighed the top $500 prebuilt gaming PCs, you still can’t decide which one to buy? We’re here to help.
The Acer Aspire TC-895-UA92 is the clear winner among the five systems reviewed here. Why?
A superb PC doesn’t require any immediate updates because it has the best components and isn’t overly demanding.
There are many reasons why some of you may choose to go with one of the other four builds.
For a variety of reasons, some of you may prefer one of the other four build options.
The best system for you will rely on your long-term goals and the manner you intend to use your computer in the now and in the future.
The Acer Aspire TC-895-UA92 is the greatest option because it comes prebuilt and is ready to use straight out of the box, but because this is a list of the best prebuilt budget computers for gaming, we’ll presume you don’t want to fiddle with your system and just want something decent.
First and foremost, it boasts a superb processor that’s ideal for both gaming and work, and it’s powerful enough to support some of the beefiest dedicated graphics cards without causing any performance issues for those cards to fall behind.
Second, it contains a total of 12GB of RAM. This is still 4GB short of the ideal 16GB, but it’s good enough to be termed decent and not necessitate an immediate upgrade right away.
Yes, it has a slightly weaker GPU than some of the other entries which might give you fewer FPS, but it is a better deal in the long run assuming that you plan on getting a dedicated graphics card at some point as any serious gamer should.
If you want to upgrade to a dedicated graphics card in future, which any serious gamer should do, then it is a better deal in the short term than some of the other options because it has a somewhat weaker GPU than some of the other entries.