Black Friday Gaming PC: Build a 1440p desktop for under 0

Black Friday Gaming PC: Build a 1440p desktop for under $700

Black Friday Gaming PC: Build a 1440p desktop for under 0

If you want to build a desktop that can play games at 1080p resolution, you can spend less than $500 (as we show on our best PC builds page), although you’ll want to spend a little more to get a consistent 50 to 60 fps at high settings. But to get smooth gaming at 1440p resolution (2560 x 1440, also known as 2K), you’ll typically need to spend close to $1,000 on parts. Not today: with all the Black Friday deals on components like graphics cards, CPUs and SSDs, you can build a gaming PC that achieves 60 fps at 1440p resolution and ultra settings.

Below, we’ve put together a parts list for a sub-$700, 1440p gaming PC build. These prices are based on sales current at the time of publication, so your mileage may vary slightly depending on when you read this. Also note that we don’t include the price of the operating system (you can get Windows for free or cheap) nor any accessories. As is often the case, there is money in building your own PC. We checked various retailers and a pre-built desktop with similar (but not quite the same) specs costs at least $999.

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Component Model Sale price Old price Notes
processor Ryzen 5 5600 $118 $135 Row 0 – Cell 4
GPU Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 6700 $299 $349 use promo code VGAEXCAA338
Motherboard Gigabyte B550M DS3H AC AM4 $99 $129 Row 2 – Cell 4
RAM Team T-Force Vulcan Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 $42 $47 Row 3 – Cell 4
SSD Decisive P3 1TB $62 $73 Row 4 – Cell 4
Case Gamdia’s Argus M1 $39 $48 Row 5 – Cell 4
PSU Thermaltake Smart BM2 650W 80+ Bronze $39 $64 use promo code BFDBY2A335
Total Row 7 – Cell 1 $698 Row 7 – Cell 3 Row 7 – Cell 4

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