If we had $750 to build a new PC from scratch, what would we spend our money on? That was the challenge presented to the Full Nerd gang on PCWorldâ€™s YouTube channel, and the selections diverged much less than in our recentÂ $3,000 PC build challenge.
Keep reading if you donâ€™t mind spoilers, or just watch the video below if you want to hear us walk through the hardware in our builds without knowing whatâ€™s coming.
The biggest takeaway? If youâ€™re building a $750 gaming PC, AMDâ€™s modern Ryzen 5 processors are what you want. While the $235 Ryzen 5 3600X earns the nod as the best pick for most people in our roundup of the best CPUs for PC gaming, the Ryzen 5 3600 is just a step behind, and itâ€™s a killer value at just $173 right now. Every single one of us chose the 6-core, 12-thread chip as the brains of our systems. And itâ€™s not just us: The builds submitted on the Full Nerd Discord server all tapped into Ryzen 5 as well, though some of those leaned on older Ryzen 5 1600 and 2600 chips to squeeze in even more savings while still tapping into 12 threads of goodness.