The Best Entry Level Gaming PC? Find Out Here! (2019 Update)

Looking to make the switch from console gaming or enter the world of PC gaming?

Not sure what PC to get?

PC gaming can seem a bit intimidating at first so we wrote this guide to help you get the best entry level gaming PC on the market today.

Check it out below…

Best Entry Level Gaming PC Overview

For this build we had two goals in mind, first was to provide a better gaming performance than a console and second was to ensure that the components we chose could later be upgraded easily.

This way in the future you can add things such as a better graphics card, better CPU, more RAM etc.

When it comes to performance, you can expect to play the latest games with decent frame-rates at medium to high settings. Games like CS:GO, Fortnite, Overwatch will have no trouble running on this PC. This ~$500 PC is definitely a console-killer.

If you don’t want to build your own PC we also have a pre-built recommendation for you, however, I would recommend building your own as it does have more benefits than compared to a pre-built. You can find more info in our pre-built vs building your own PC section of this article.

List Of Recommended Components

  • CPU + RAM
  • Motherboard
  • Graphics Card
  • Power Supply
  • Hard Drive
  • Case

Building Your Own vs Pre-Built PCs

When it comes to getting a new PC, you will often have the choice of either building your own or buying a pre-built PC. So which should you go with? Well, they both have their pros and cons.

Building your own PC

Reasons to buy

  • You get the best price to performance ratio
  • You can customise just about anything you want
  • Individual components usually have longer warranties than pre-built
  • Learning to build a PC is a useful skill to have

Reasons not to buy

  • Building a PC will take longer than buying a pre-built
  • Warranties will vary across individual components

Pre-Built PCs

Reasons to buy

  • Ready out of the box
  • Simple warranty process
  • Come with tech support

Reasons not to buy

  • Often you won’t get the exact components you want
  • Often times manufacturers cheap out on the power supply
  • Sometimes more difficult to upgrade


This ~$500 dollar PC gaming build will definitely give you the experience you are looking for when entering the PC gaming world. I would recommend going with a 1080p monitor as this will be optimal for this gaming set up.