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Black Friday Gaming PC: Build a 1440p Desktop for Under $700

If you want to build a desktop that can play games at 1080p resolution, you can do it for less than $500 (shown on our best PC builds page). fps on high settings. But getting smooth gameplay at 1440p resolution (2560 x 1440, also known as 2K) usually requires spending close to $1,000 on parts. Not today: All Black Friday deals on components like graphics cards, CPUs, and SSDs let you build gaming PCs that hit 60 fps at 1440p resolution and ultra settings.

Below, we’ve compiled a parts list for a 1440p gaming PC build under $700. These prices are based on sales at the time of publication, so your mileage may vary slightly depending on when you read this. Also, OS (you can get Windows for free or cheap) and peripheral prices is not included. As is often the case, building your own PC saves money. I looked at various retailers and found that pre-built desktops with similar (but not exactly the same) specs cost at least $999.

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component model sales price old price Note
CPU Risen 5 5600 $118 $135 row 0 – cell 4
GPUs Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 6700 $299 $349 Use promo code VGAEXCAA338
motherboard Gigabyte B550M DS3H AC AM4 $99 $129 row 2 – cell 4
sheep Team T-Force Vulcan Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 $42 $47 row 3 – cell 4
SSD Critical P3 1TB $62 $73 row 4 – cell 4
case Gamdias Argus M1 $39 $48 row 5 – cell 4
PSUs Thermaltake Smart BM2 650W 80+ Bronze $39 $64 Use promo code BFDBY2A335
total row 7 – cell 1 $698 Row 7 – Cell 3 row 7 – cell 4

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