The top first person shooter of the year is one of the most demanding. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds was released in the early stages with poor optimization. Upon release my computer struggled to keep above 15 frames per second. Since the release the PUBG development team has been working hard to optimize their game to run smoothly on a variety of computers, but it still needs work. Many older computers have a hard time running the game, and a person can hardly have fun when their frames per second are 20 and below. Fortunately the game is in a better optimization state than its beginning and will only be improved with time.
Is your personal computer outdated and struggling to play Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds? Don’t have $1000+ to buy the best gaming computer on the planet? We came up with a cheap PUBG computer build that will run at 45-50 frames per second at a 1080 resolution on very high settings.
Cheap PUBG Computer Build for $650
Processor – Intel – Core i3-7100 7th Gen Core Desktop Processor 3M Cache 3.90 GHz ($115)
This chip is great for entry level gaming, and will be able to handle most games for the next year. It will struggle on some games, but will be fine for the budget conscious PUBG player. If the budget is tight this will get the job done. If you’re able to spend a bit more you should look at getting an i5 (see here). The i5 processor will not produce more frames per second, but the game will run smoother.
Motherboard – ASRock Motherboard Motherboards H270M PRO4 ($85)
This motherboard will support everything you need for a budget build, and also allows for future processor upgrades. It has outlets for USB 3.0 and USB type C. The bios is easy to use when you’re needing to make adjustments.
Memory – Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz ($150)
Storage – ADATA – Ultimate Su800 128GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive ($56)
Graphics Card – Zotac – GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card ($145)
This mini card fits into most small cases. It’s base engine clock of 1303 MHz and Boost of 1417 MHz. No external power cord needed to go straight to card. This is an ideal card for budget computer builds or to spruce up an older system.
Case – Fractal Design MicroATX Case ($65)
This build will run the game well on very high settings around the 45-50 frames per second range. You can lower the settings to push into a consistent 60 frames per second or spend more for the i5 processor. This isn’t the best computer in the world, but it’ll take you to Pochinki so you can nab that chicken dinner. See you on the battlegrounds!