Can You Really Get an Affordable Gaming Computer?

September 30, 2020

There are a lot of people who really want a new gaming PC, but when you look at the price of some of the computers out there, you see a whole lot that is out of your budget. While there are some crazy expensive gaming PCs there (including the one that tops the list at around $30,000), the reality is that you can still get a great computer without spending more than you would on some brand new cars.

Custom Building Your Next Gaming PC

The key to the affordable computer that you really want is actually to custom build the exact machine to meet your specifications. Right now you might be thinking:

  • Doesn’t it take a lot of time and effort to research all the different components and put together a custom PC?
  • Isn’t it really expensive to have someone build you a custom PC?

The answer to both of these questions is no, but only when you do it right. If you try to dive into the YouTube universe to figure out what you should put in your next gaming computer, it will probably take you forever. If you decide to go with a custom-build website that only caters to high-end buyers, then it will probably be expensive.

Enter Xidax. We are a boutique gaming computer site that allows you to build your perfect PC or laptop. Our models range from budget to completely decked-out, so you can always get exactly what you want and need. You can save money on certain components while splurging on others. If you get stuck, we have real humans online you can chat with to help you decide which components to select.

Putting the Pieces Together

Building from scratch allows you to decide how much you want to spend—each component has expensive high-end options as well as suitable middle-of-the-road or budget options too. Here are some basics to help you get started:

  • CPU: go for a dual-core or quad-core processor like the Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 at a minimum, and consider spending a little more if you want to perform multiple tasks at the same time without slowing down your machine.
  • GPU: the graphics card can make or break your build, so get the AMD Radeon RX 5500 or the NVIDIA RTX 2070 for the best experience.
  • Motherboard: an expensive motherboard can give you insane clock speeds and more network and peripheral connections, but if you’re on a budget just go with a solid core that offers connectivity to your CPU, GPU, and SSD.
  • Memory: definitely go with SSD memory, and the M.2 can offer all the functionality you need. You can upgrade for more storage space (from 120GB to 1TB) based on budget.
  • Case and other customizations: there are a lot of ways to customize your PC, including lighting, special cases, and more, but if you’re on a budget you can stick with the basics here. It might not look quite as cool, but you’ll be busy looking at the screen playing your new games anyway.

To see more customization options and start your build, visit Xidax today.

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