How to build a gaming PC on a student budget

EVER wondered what an international student might need a gaming PC for? Kai Yi Wong guides you on the components you need to build that machine for all your school and gaming needs.

So you need a computer to handle all your daily needs like word processing, some light photo editing and that marathon YouTube/Netflix binge-watching session every weekend, but also want to deal some heavy damage to your roommate in Battlefield and kill some Deathclaws in Fallout 4.

Where do you start?

It’s not about pouring a huge amount of money into your rig to get the best graphics – rather, it’s about getting the most out of your money by getting components that aren’t state of the art, but will still get the job done for the best price available.

We focus on getting the essential components for your system to be up and running, at a price point attainable on a student budget yet still good enough for that late night assignment you need to cram in – and also to satisfy that hardcore gamer in you.

Happy building!

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