PC gaming has had a great year, and with this one coming to a close, and some extra money from the holiday season in your pockets, you might be interested in gearing up for 2018 by building a new gaming PC. Not everyone can afford a crazy beefy PC, and that’s okay! You can play many of today’s games on the PC for under $500. It’s important to note that while these recommendations will not be the tip top highest-end PCs, they are fully expandable and you can upgrade them in the future. If you’re looking for something a little bit higher end, check out this article for builds and PCs under $1,000.
We’ll be covering two different builds here today. The first one is a build that you yourself can whip together from parts, and the other one will be a pre-built computer that you can grab off the shelf. Let’s get started then, shall we?