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Best gaming PCs under $600 - July 2022

By Jake Adams. Last updated: July 6, 2022

When it comes to PC gaming, computers can get real expensive real fast. While $600 is not a big budget, it's sufficient for a modest, entry-level gaming PC that will run most games with ease. If your budget is higher than $600, please check our picks for the best-prebuilt gaming PCs under $800, $1000, and $1500.

When choosing a new gaming PC, it is crucial to realize that while a pair of PCs might have similar pricing, one might be 2x as powerful as the other. This makes it a necessary skill to know which parts are worth your money, and which parts you should avoid.

While there are many crappy computers on the market, you don't have to worry as none of them are on this list.

Here is the list of the best prebuilt gaming PCs under $600:

**Note** - As you go down the list, the computers either get worse, or are increasingly more likely to be out of stock and deviate farther away from the budget.

HP Pavilion Intel i3-10100 | GTX 1650 4GB

HP Pavilion Gaming PC
  • CPU - Intel i3-10100
  • GPU - GTX 1650 4GB
  • R.A.M - 8GB
  • Storage - 256GB NVMe SSD

Pros:

  • Great price per performance
  • $80 below the budget

Cons:

  • Only 256GB of storage

The HP Pavilion TG01-1160xt is a compact prebuilt gaming pc that offers a lot of performance for its price. The Intel Core™ i3-10100 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card are more than enough to run most games on high settings, and they’re paired with 8 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (2 X 4 GB), 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, and Windows 11 Home 64 bit operating system. This machine is a great option for someone looking to get into PC gaming with a prebuilt system. It offers decent performance without breaking the bank. It also has enough power for some other applications such as video editing/production, which makes it an ideal choice for those of you who are trying to get into more than just gaming.

HP Pavilion Intel i3-10100 | GTX 1650 Super 4GB

HP Pavilion Gaming PC
  • CPU - Intel i3-10100
  • GPU - GTX 1650 Super 4GB
  • R.A.M - 8GB
  • Storage - 256GB NVMe SSD

Pros:

  • Great price per performance
  • Incredibly fast storage memory

Cons:

  • Only 256GB of storage
  • $130 over the budget

(This one is the same as the one above, but it has a GTX 1650 Super instead just a GTX 1650). A perfect gaming PC that fits right within our budget is the HP Pavillion. While there are many variations of this PC, this one brings together an outstanding performance at a great price. It features i3-10100 and GTX 1650 Super, which is more than a good combo with such a budget. While it only has 256GB of storage, it is NVMe type, which is way faster than regular SSDs and reduces clutter within the case as it is a stick that mounts onto the motherboard.

Acer Nitro 50 Intel i5-11400F | GTX 1650 4GB

Acer Nitro 50 Gaming PC
  • CPU - Intel i3-10100
  • GPU - GTX 1650 4GB
  • R.A.M - 8GB
  • Storage - 512GB NVMe SSD

Pros:

  • In stock

Cons:

  • $200 over the budget

One of the budget friendlier Black Friday deal on gaming PCs is this Acer Nitro 50. It comes with a powerful Intel i5-11400F processor and GTX 1650. While it is nothing extraordinary, it is one of the few gaming PCs within the $600 range that can run games (unlike the pretend gaming PCs with GT 1030s). It also has a 512GB NVMe SSD, which is on the larger side considering the budget.

CyberPowerPC Ryzen 3 3100 | RX 550 2GB

CyberPowerPC Gaming PC
  • CPU - Ryzen 3 3100
  • GPU - RX 550 2GB
  • R.A.M - 8GB
  • Storage - 2TB HDD + 240GB SSD

Pros:

  • Plenty of storage
  • Keyboard and mouse included

Cons:

  • $100 over the budget

Coming down the list, we have another gaming pc from CyberPowerPC. This specific model comes with AMD's Ryzen 3 3100 and the Radeon RX 550 2GB. While a little over the budget, this gaming PC comes with an enormous amount of storage, which is always nice to have. Like all the other CyberPowerPC computers, it comes with a free keyboard and mouse which, always sweeten the deal.

iBUYPOWER Ryzen 3 3100 | RX 550 2GB

iBUYPOWER Elemental Mini Gaming PC
  • CPU - Ryzen 3 3100
  • GPU - RX 550 2GB
  • R.A.M - 8GB
  • Storage - 240GB SSD

Pros:

  • Recent and powerful processor
  • Eye appealing
  • $15 Below the budget
  • Free RGB keyboard and mouse

Cons:

  • The graphics card is on the weaker side
  • Only 240GB of storage

Another great choice with such a budget is the iBUYPOWER's Elemental Mini gaming PC. It is incredibly pocket-friendly as it is $70 below the budget and includes an RGB keyboard and mouse. While it doesn't have the most powerful graphics card, it does have a relatively recent and powerful processor. It does have a shortcoming with its storage, as it only has 240GB of SSD memory. It is important to note that games such as GTA V take up to 90GB alone, meaning that you won't have a library of games.

HP Ryzen 3 4300G | RX 5500 4GB

HP Pavillion Gaming PC
  • CPU - Ryzen 3 4300G
  • GPU - RX 5500 4GB 4GB
  • R.A.M - 8GB 3200MHz
  • Storage - 256GB NVMe SSD

Pros:

  • Recent processor
  • Fast RAM (3200MHz)
  • Has an NVMe SSD

Cons:

  • $100 over the budget

This specific HP Pavillion variation is another great option for gamers that are on a tight budget. It comes with a relatively recent and powerful Ryzen 3 4300G and RX 5500. It does not make sense why it has an APU (Ryzen G-Series), considering that it already has a dedicated graphics card. On the other note, it does come with 3200MHz RAM, which will have quite a significant performance boost over slower RAM frequencies, especially when combined with a Ryzen processor. It also has an NVMe SSD, which is not only faster than other types of SSDs but it also reduces clutter as they do not require any cables.

iBUYPOWER Ryzen 5 3600 | RX 5500 XT 4GB

iBUYPOWER Gaming PC
  • CPU - Ryzen 5 3600
  • GPU - RX 5500 XT 4GB
  • R.A.M - 8GB
  • Storage - 240GB SSD

Pros:

  • Great price per performance
  • Incredible processor and graphics card

Cons:

  • Only 240GB of storage
  • $100 over the budget

With the extreme GPU shortage, it has become tough to find any good prebuilt PC for the right price and still in stock. While $100 over the budget, this PC is one of the last and best deals you can get without spending more than $800. It has a powerful Ryzen 5 3600 CPU combined with RX 5500 XT graphics. It looks nice and comes with a free generic keyboard and mouse. Don't wait till this deal sells out.

HP Pavilion Ryzen 5 3500 | GTX 1650 4GB

HP Pavilion Gaming PC
  • CPU - Ryzen 5 3500
  • GPU - GTX 1650 4GB
  • R.A.M - 8GB
  • Storage - 500GB SSD

Pros:

  • Great price per performance
  • Amazing processor and graphics card

Cons:

  • $100 over the budget

While $80 over the budget, this gaming PC is one of the only few deals in stock during this current GPU shortage. It is a powerful computer that gives a fantastic price per performance ratio. It comes with Ryzen 5 3500 and GTX 1650 4GB, a combo that will not disappoint anyone in such a price range. It also has a relatively large 500GB SSD, which is more than what you should expect from such a price range.

iBUYPOWER i5-10400F | GTX 1650 4GB

iBUYPOWER Gaming PC
  • CPU - Intel i5-10400F
  • GPU - GTX 1650 4GB
  • R.A.M - 8GB
  • Storage - 1TB HDD + 240GB SSD

Pros:

  • Great price per performance
  • Great processor and graphics card

Cons:

  • None!

A limted time deal from iBUYPOWER is now on the shelves. This PC brings a powerful i5-10400F processor and GTX 1650 graphics, a destroyer combo for such a budget. It comes with both 1TB HDD and 240GB SSD, which is more than you could ever ask within such a budget. It also looks nice and comes with a free keyboard and mouse while also being $20 below the budget.

CyberPowerPC Ryzen 3 2300X | RX 570 4GB

CyberPowerPC Gaming PC
  • CPU - Ryzen 3 2300X
  • GPU - Radeon RX 570 4GB
  • R.A.M - 8GB 2666Mhz
  • Storage - 1TB HDD + 240GB SSD

Pros:

  • Great price per performance
  • Great processor and graphics card
  • Keyboard and mouse included

Cons:

  • None!

Like most of the budget gaming PCs, it's coming from CyberPowerPC. The GMA4000BST model offers unrivaled gaming performance at a very affordable price. It comes with the RX 570 graphics card, which is not an amazing graphics card, but always beats any integrated graphics. It also comes with a great storage capacity of 1TB HDD and 240GB SSD which is very good at such pricing. To sweeten the deal even further, it comes with a free keyboard and a mouse.