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This is one of 3 articles dedicated to prebuilt PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros:

1. Best Budget Low-cost PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros (this article)
2. Best Mid-Range Prebuilt PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros
3. Best High-End Prebuilt PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros

The Best Prebuilt Budget Gaming PCs?

By that, I mean the prebuilt Gaming PCs that offer the best performance at prices from $420 to $800.

Why write this article?

How much time do you have to research the best computer?

Many of us don’t have much time to read, or the knowledge to understand, detailed computer specifications nor reviews and just want to know:
What’s the best budget PC for my needs?

I’m here to help you with this article. I believe that you deserve the computer that is the best for your needs. That way, your computer is working for you and not the other way around. This allows you to focus your full potential on realizing what you want, without being limited by your computer.

With 19 years of experience with computer hardware, researching, always up-to-date research with the newest parts, performance and prices, I know what matters in a computer.
See my About page for more information on me, Mathieu Bourgie, and this website, Hardware Revolution

I recommend the computers that offer the best performance at a given price, without sacrificing reliability of course.

Alternatives recommendations:

I also sometimes suggest alternative recommendations, with clear explanations as to why they are interesting alternatives.

Want to build your Budget PC?

Visit the DIY Budget Gaming PC article instead.

This is an Worldwide Guide!

Do you live in the USA?

Use Amazon, B&H and Newegg for your purchase.

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Prices for B&H as of June 19th 2019. Click on Amazon links to see prices.

Summary

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The Best Budget Prebuilt PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros:

  1. Both: Least expensive: Ryzen 5 2400G + Radeon RX Vega 11 
  2. Both: Good for 1080p: Ryzen 5 2400G + Radeon RX 580
  3. Both: Better for 1080p: Core i5 8400 + GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  4. Gamers: Even better for 1080p: Core i5-9400F + GeForce GTX 1660 6GB
  5. Creative Pros: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 + GeForce GTX 1650 4GB

Least expensive: Ryzen 5 2400G + Integrated Radeon RX Vega 11

Renewed: – Click here to see the price on Amazon

About the HP Pavilion 590-p0040

For gamers:
Ideal for gaming at 1440 x 900 or 1600 x 900 or on a 720p HDTV, for newer games.

Gaming at 1920 x 1080 (1080p/Full HD) is possible with less demanding/older video games and with lower graphic settings.

This is a great entry-level gaming PC, if you plan on playing older e-sports games, such as League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

For Creative Pros:
This is a fine entry-level machine for coding, Web design and some lightweight photo editing. The lack of a SSD high-performance storage and dedicated graphic card, with its dedicated memory, makes it a poor choice for video editing, 3D rendering and any particularly demanding tasks. See more powerful options below.

Pros:

  1. Lowest cost for a prebuilt Gaming PC with a good integrated graphic card and a good CPU.
  2. AMD Radeon Vega RX 11
  3. Good entry-level gaming CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 4 cores / 8 threads 3.6-3.9GHz
  4. 8GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM
  5. RAM can be upgraded to 32GB (2x16GB)
  6. 1TB 7200rpm hard drive storage capacity
  7. Windows 10
  8. DVD drive
  9. WiFi
  10. Bluetooth
  11. Wireless keyboard and mouse included
  12. Card reader
  13. USB Type-C

Cons:

  1. Graphic card is too weak to play the vast majority of modern video games at a 1920 x 1080 (1080p / Full HD) resolution.
  2. Only 2 RAM slots, limiting maximum RAM capacity to 32GB
  3. No SSD: This PC will be slower to respond, Windows and programs will take a lot of time to load

Good for 1080p: Ryzen 5 2400G + Radeon RX 580

Renewed: – Click here to see the price on Amazon
New: – Click here to see the price on Amazon

About the HP Pavillon 3LB46AA

For gamers:
Equipped with a much more powerful dedicated graphic card, allowing you to play most games at 1920 x 1080 (1080p or Full HD) with a smooth gaming experience, as long as you don’t mind lowering graphic details in more demanding games.

For Creative Pros:
This is a fine entry-level machine for coding, Web design, photo editing and lightweight video editing. It features an entry-level SSD, for a more responsive computer, as well as a dedicated graphic card, with its dedicated memory, making it a decent choice for video editing. 8GB of RAM will quickly prove limiting for video editing though, so consider upgrading to 16GB or even better, 32GB of RAM.

 

Pros:

  1. Great entry-level dedicated video card: Radeon RX 580
  2. Good entry-level CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 4 cores / 8 threads 3.6-3.9GHz
  3. 8GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM
  4. 1TB 7200rpm hard drive
  5. 128GB SSD (Solid State Drive) High Performance storage
  6. DVD Optical drive
  7. 802.11ac WiFi
  8. Bluetooth 4.2
  9. USB Wired Keyboard and mouse are included
  10. USB 3.0 Type-C and many USB ports
  11. HDMI
  12. Card Reader

Cons:

  1. Some proprietary parts: Can be difficult to upgrade

Good for 1080p: Intel Core i5-8400 + GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

 

– Click here to see the price on Amazon

About the Acer Nitro 50 DG.E0HAA.009

For gamers:
Equipped with a slightly better CPU, the Intel Core i5-8400, a slightly more powerful graphic card, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and more RAM (12GB), the Acer Nitro 50 is the next step up.

For Creative Pros:
The higher-end six-core CPU will definitely help, same goes with the 12GB of RAM. It features an entry-level SSD, for a more responsive computer, as well as a dedicated graphic card, with its dedicated memory, making it a decent choice for video editing. 12GB of RAM will prove limiting for video editing though, so consider upgrading to 16GB or even better, 32GB of RAM. Storage is limited to 256GB, so you’ll definitely want to add a hard drive or a second SSD.

Pros:

  1. Great entry-level dedicated video card: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  2. Good mid-range level CPU for gaming performance: Intel Core i5-8400 Six-Core / 6 threads 2.8-4.0GHz
  3. 12GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM
  4. 256GB High-Performance SSD Storage
  5. DVD Optical drive
  6. 802.11ac WiFi
  7. Bluetooth 5.0
  8. USB Wired Keyboard and mouse are included
  9. USB 3.0 Type-C and many USB ports
  10. HDMI, DVI and 3 Displayports

Cons:

  1. Limited storage: Only a 256GB SSD. You can add a SSD or a hard drive: There’s a 3.5″ drive bay.
  2. No Card Reader

Even better for 1080p: Intel Core i5-9400F + GeForce GTX 1660 6GB

– Click here to see the price on Amazon

CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8060A7

For gamers:
Equipped with a slightly better CPU, the Intel Core i5-9400F and a slightly more powerful graphic card, the latest generation GeForce GTX 1660 6GB, this is the most powerful entry-level Gaming PC that I recommend.

Ideal for gaming at 1920 x 1080 or on a 1080p HDTV with higher frame rates, the GeForce GTX 1660 6GB offers better gaming performance than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and Radeon RX 580 found in the recommendations above.

You also get a great CPU from Intel’s 9th generation of Core CPUs, the Core i5-9400F Six Core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a combo of a 120GB SSD and 1TB hard drive.

For Creative Pros:
See the model below.

 

Pros:

  1. Outstanding value, with a great CPU and video card at this price
  2. Great CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F Six Core / Six threads 2.9-4.1GHz
  3. Great video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 6GB
  4. 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  5. 120GB SSD (Solid State Drive) High Performance storage
  6. 1TB hard drive
  7. 6 x USB 3.1 | 2 x USB 2.0
  8. 1 x DVI, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI
  9. 802.11ac WiFI USB Adapter
  10. Windows 10
  11. Keyboard and mouse are included

Cons:

  1. No card reader
  2. No bluetooth
  3. No optical drive

For Creative Pros: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 + GeForce GTX 1650 4GB

– 819.99 on B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

CyberpowerPC Gamer Master GMA8940CPG

For gamers:
See the model above.

For Creative Pros:
Compared to the gaming focused model above, this PC features a more powerful CPU, the AMD Ryzen 5 2600, a 6 cores / 12 threads CPU that runs at 3.4-3.9GHz.

Graphic card wise, you get a lower performance (for gaming), latest generation Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, with 4GB of dedicated RAM, enough to handle 1080p video editing. This graphic card will accelerate photo and video editing with Adobe apps.

You also get higher performance storage, with a NVMe PCIe SSD, which will help your program and heavy projects load faster.

The only downside is its low amount of RAM, with only 8GB, which will prove limiting pretty quickly. Thankfully, adding RAM is simple and most people can do it themselves,

Pros:

  1. Outstanding value, with a great CPU and graphic card at this price
  2. Great CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six Core / Twelve threads 3.4-3.9GHz
  3. Good video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
  4. 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  5. 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD (Solid State Drive) High Performance storage
  6. 802.11ac WiFI USB Adapter
  7. Windows 10
  8. Keyboard and mouse are included

Cons:

  1. No card reader
  2. No bluetooth
  3. No optical drive

Conclusion

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this article on the best prebuilt low-cost PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros.

Do you have any feedback or any questions? Are you unsure which one is the best one for you?

Please leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.