Last week PC Perspective’s Ryan Shrout started a journey to discover what a budget gaming PC is capable of, using a $98 Radeon RX 460 as the focal point. A total of $549 and a few days of gaming later, Ryan has not only posted positive impressions, but he’s also posting a giveaway of the very system he built!

“My time with this little experiment has been eye opening.  From an everyday consumer perspective, a budget of $600 is spot on, and a build with a card I previously had no experience with has left me impressed.” ~Ryan Shrout, PC Perspective

It’s worth reiterating that his choice of components includes a 240GB Sandisk SSD, which I think is crucial for overall operating system speed and dramatically improved loading times for your favorite apps and games.

When you consider that addition of a roomy SSD in a cool, quiet system that can handle everything from Rocket League to DOOM at 1080p/60, it’s an awesome value for that $549.

If you haven’t given the RX 460 a fair shake, we honestly hope this changes your mind. It’s a capable little card, and XFX even has a sleek new single-slot RX 460 we’ll be checking out in the near future.

In the meantime, we wish our community good luck in PC Perspective’s giveaway. And as always, happy building and happy gaming!


Jason Evangelho is Sr. Technical Marketing Specialist for the Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.

Jason Evangelho, Sr. Technical Marketing Specialist for the Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.

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  • Paul Keats

    wow that look amazing i build my first pc last year an had no clue and spend so much money on SSD hero motherboard and cooling system i dnt think it all works well should of done more research i do wish i had a friend into computers

    sooooo if you want you can send me one haha

    good work mate

  • Ilya

    I wish I did test this PC, so I did not understand how to participate in giveaway? Good luck to all.

  • Alexey Volkov

    Cool system. It’s very best for small budget.

  • Sergei Zorin

    nice pc. need to change my old!

  • Kevin Mirando

    This is a PC that is beautiful.. 10x better than my current one.

  • Roman Zapsha

    Go go go)) win it

  • Brayden

    Don’t own a pc but many good games are coming out in 2017 would love to get a chance to try them

  • Denis Petrov

    Not all that glitters is expensive. Well done.

  • Alexey G.

    Fairly good machine for the money, but do not stop, you can set and better for the same money 🙂

  • Mario Schick

    Ohhhhhhh nice. I have a PC. He is very old and not up do date.

  • mark

    lost my pc 2 mounths ago and can’t afford one for a while but win ican i may build this system (unless i win it)

  • Edward

    Great pc build my little nephew is wanting a gaming pc so he can play with the family on pc this would be awesome….. keep up the good work

  • Ethan Rader

    This is a great computer for someone who has a very outdated pc and can’t play all the current aaa titles at a playable frame rate (like me)

  • Francisco Moreno

    As far as I can tell, this INSANE PC will blow mine out of the water.

  • Carsten Pedersen

    Computer has a nice clean look, and will be a huge improvement to my existing system.

  • Chris Sorrentino

    This little PC is so great, I could really use something like this

  • Zach

    Looks amazing way better then my PC.

  • Brandon smith

    Didn’t think you could build one for that cheap. Can’t build one but been bieing for my first gaming computer. My Mac mini is low and barely runs anything :(..

    • Jason Evangelho

      Take out the SSD and it’s even more affordable!

  • Igor Soliar

    Like PC, beautiful.

  • cracker

    it snot a bad one for for most of the newer games u need 15 6600 or higher cpu min just to fun like bf1 and cod got fro low budget games it works fine

  • Charles Bautista

    Ive been saving up for a well running gaming PC for awhile now. It would be amazing if I did win

  • Jordan Roseberry

    $550 dollars with or WITHOUT windows 10 license?

  • Jeremy

    It would be very interesting to see this computer up close given the computer I’m using has a Galaxy 460 in it and seems to do ok .

  • Jude

    Aye, I’ve been playing csgo a lot this year but I think my specs are holding me back a lot, I play on a crap-top and wouldn’t mind this beautiful machine (also my birthday was like a few days ago, hook me up fam)

  • Bilal razi

    Hi Radeon family in a huge fan and a college student that loves gaming I would really appreciate if I won!!

  • DJ

    Ive never actually played proper PC games. My desktop can just about run minecraft in 20fps. I would really love to win as I can join my friends in the PC master race

  • Tom

    Looks sweet, could do with an upgrade

  • Sean

    Would love a gaming pc. Try to game as much as possible but having a pc with the capability to edit videos and run new games would be fantastic

  • Logan Hawkins

    Please help a poor guy out that just has a passion for playing them gamez

  • Robert Rinehart

    Decent little PC still an upgrade from my phenom II 945 and 6850

  • Paul Tonner

    Would love to move from console back to PC, but need a decent setup, help a brother out with this rig please! 🙂

  • Ian Wight

    Hi Radeon family
    i love playing and streaming games for the enjoyment of myself and for others, but my laptop has died and I really want to get back into World of Warcraft and SWToR.

    I would love to win this great PC set up so I could keep on streaming games to the hungry masses.

  • Jake Robison

    Thus would be an amazing win. Don’t really have a great PC and I would like to get more into PC gaming.

  • Shawn Snow

    I’ve never owned a gaming PC and would love to join this awesome community I’ve heard about.

  • Lee Blackman

    This looks like an awesome setup and would love to win this so I can game in style

  • CHRISTOPHER SANDERSON

    I have a PS4 at the moment and a lot of my friends are trying to convince me to switch to PC for Rocket League, BF1 etc. I would love to switch but can’t afford it. I would love to win this PC so I can have countless hours of fun with my PC friends.

  • David

    Ive heard a lot of great things about pc and would love to get one. I cant afford to build a gaming pc so it would be nice to win one

  • idris

    how can do you enter the giveaway ?

  • Potato

    Never played a game on pc above 20 fps and cant even run most games nowa days would be amazing to win.

  • Aaron Melody

    I don’t need it but playing GTA V on normal graphics at 21 fps ain’t ideal???????????? Anyway would love to win. Thanks

  • Murray Becker

    I know it would be a step up from my Radeon R9 280 card I currently have in my computer. That was the thought I had in my head as I stepped off the elevator In a game I was surely dreaming about. Reality must have left me on the fourth floor because winning a prize computer wouldn’t take place in my commonplace world. So, I take a big kick at an ugly old machine that was standing in the corner only to awaken with my computer crashed out on the floor. Yeah! Guess I really could use that computer now.

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