This question has been asked around a lot “is it possible to make a good Cheap Gaming PC under 200$?” the question is “no” however you can get a decent performing PC for that price. We will show you the best build you could ever get that will perform decently well, however you shouldn’t get your hopes up, but I assure you it will run titles like League of Legends and such, which for such a low budget PC is not bad at all.
The downside of only having 200$ to invest in a computer is that you won’t be able to buy a dedicated graphics card thus your gaming performance will be very limited to the internal CPU graphic card which isn’t that great but will work for most light weight games.
We have suggested the same CPU before for a 300$ build, so you can be assured that it will perform well enough, it has 3.2Ghz single core speed which is pretty decent if you ask me, it’s also pretty cheap leaving plenty of money to use in the other components and it’s also 1150 socket which means that while it’s not the latest socket, if you ever wish to upgrade CPU’s you don’t need to buy a new motherboard as you have plenty of powerful CPUs with the 1150 socket, it’s without a doubt our CPU of choice for this build.
This motherboard is pretty cheap, allows 1150 Socket & has USB 3.0 as well. It fits your needs perfectly; It only takes 2 RAM Entries however for this build you won’t ever need more than 2, however if you wish to get 16GB RAM some day you either have to buy 2x 8GB sticks or upgrade everything which is most likely what I’d do.
WD Blue 160 GB 7200 RPM
This is a cheap option with enough speed & size; it allows you to have a few games installed at the same time which should be sufficient for your 200$ build.
EVGA 430W 80+
This is a very cheap PSU with more than enough power to sustain your build, and if you ever want to upgrade your computer like buying a dedicated graphics card, it will be able to sustain even mid tier cards due to 80+ certificate.
Crucial 2GB DDR3
They are pretty cheap, and you can choose depending on your budget if you only want one stick or if you want 2. However this motherboard only holds 2 RAM entries so you may try to look for a one 4GB RAM instead of 2 2GB Entries if you plan to buy another stick later on but I’ll warn you, two 2GB Sticks perform better than a single 4GB Stick due to dual channel.
With this build, I assure you that you will be able to run most lightweight games and perform well in any non-gaming task, for such a cheap build I consider this to be pretty good and I would honestly consider this the best build you could hope to get with this low budget. I also tried to give you a few tips throughout the article should you plan on investing in it later on so choose carefully what you wish to buy now as some options may be better than others if you intend to upgrade your computer.