Build the best $750 gaming pc in 2018 xtremegaminerd

When we consider the performance of all the budget gaming processors Intel Core i3 8100 is the real king in Intel 8th Gen Processors. With 4 cores and 4 threads, it is far better than the Kaby Lake i3 processors. As modern titles love to use 4 cores, you can not go below 4 cores if you want the maximum performance. The best thing is that even though it has 4 cores just like the previous gen i5s, its price is still almost the half. The only thing which you won’t be able to do with it is overclocking. As the budget is limited to $750, it’s better to go with a processor that has the best single core performance rather than going with some overclocking chip.

Combining it with the GTX 1060 6GB graphics card will produce a very powerful and “THE” best gaming PC for 1080p gaming.


Nvidia’s GTX 1060 is still the champion after 2 years of release and won’t disappoint you in the coming years. 6GB of VRAM is the most you would need on a 1080p screen and it will max out most of the games at this resolution. eSports games like CSGO, Overwatch, Rocket League, Fortnite etc. will see good fps numbers on max settings. On the other hand, AAA titles will achieve 60+fps on ultra settings. This combination will never bottleneck in any condition and there is no better combination than this one. Taking a look at other components

For i3 8100, you will need a basic LGA 1151 motherboard that will allow you to connect all the other components as well without any issue of incompatibility. As i3 8100 is locked, it’s better to go with a B360 chipset motherboard and not waste money on a Z370 chipset board. On the other hand, if you spend too less on a motherboard and buy a cheap one then you may face difficulty in upgrading your system. For this build, I chose the Gigabyte B360M D3H which is a very good motherboard for $75. Not only it has all the ports and slots for the possible upgrades but it has a good heatsink on its VRM that will help you in maintaining good temperatures in summers.

It has 4 DIMM slots and two PCI-Ex 16 slots for graphics cards. As its form factor is Micro-ATX, it will be compatible with most of the budget Micro-ATX and Mid-Tower cases. Coming to the memory, we will be using 2x 4GB sticks from Patriot that are clocked at 2400Mhz. 8gb Ram is sufficient for the 1080p resolution and won’t make your system bottleneck in gaming as well as multitasking. For the power supply, I recommend going with the EVGA 500 watts B1 power supply that is reliable and comes with 80+% power efficiency on typical loads. It will power up the whole system and will be enough for future small upgrades like adding hard drives, chassis fans, LED strips etc.

Now for storing all the games, I recommend going with the most popular option which is the Western Digital hard drive of 1TB capacity. This hard drive is very reliable and is definitely the most popular all over the world. You will get 3 years warranty with this drive and it will store all of your games and important files and if you ever face shortage in space, then you can add more storage drives easily as the motherboard has 6x SATA ports.

Taking all these things, we will be using the best mid-tower case which is the Fractal Design Meshify C which is without a doubt the best and one of my favourite cases of all time. It is very capable of hosting big sized components in a compact size and has a very simple yet modern design. The front panel is absolutely unique with an angular design that makes the airflow better. Inside the case, the full-length PSU shroud covers all the left-over cables and hard drives making your favourite components visible to your eyes through the tempered glass side panel. It’s white from outside and black from inside which increases its beauty and provides a very good colour combination. It has dust filters at the front, top and bottom making it difficult for the dust to enter into the case.