Build the Ultimate Destiny 2 Gaming PC

Destiny 2

Destiny 2’s PC launch date is set for October 24. This is nearly two months after its launch on console, September 6. Of course, we’re all willing to wait for a better overall PC gaming experience.

When Destiny 2 was shown on the PC at the reveal event in Los Angeles, everybody was buzzing about the phenomenal graphics.

It has a lot of people wondering: how much would it cost to play Destiny 2 at 1080p with 60 FPS?

Less than $700. In fact, we built a gaming PC for $642 that runs the Destiny 2 beta in 1080p with over 100 frames per second. The full release should see even better performance, as it’ll be further optimzed.

The build meets all of the Destiny 2 system requirements on the PC. It’ll run Destiny 2 with ease.

Take a look at the build:

Component Name Price Image
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 $156
MOBO MSI - B350 Tomahawk $80 "
RAM 2x4GB 2400 MHz G.Skill Ripjaws V Series Ram $66
HDD WD Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $45
GPU EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Gaming Edition $217
PSU EVGA - 400W $30
CASE Deepcool - Tesseract SW $40
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Below you can find the full build guide:

The Case

Tesseract SW RED

The Deepcool - Tesseract SW was chosen for this build. It manages to keep a low profile while still providing a spacious interior for the computer’s components.

It features a side panel window, a large front panel fan and red LEDs. It has a simple design yet provides all of the necessary features.

It’s a phenomenal case for the money, providing good cable management and airflow. It looks great too!

Specs:

  • Type: ATX Mid Tower
  • Color: Black/Red
  • Includes PSU: No
  • External 5.25” Bays: 2
  • Internal 3.5” Bays: 4
  • Motherboard Compatibility: ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
  • Front Panel USB 3.0 Ports: Yes
  • Maximum Video Card Length: 12.20”

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The CPU

Ryzen 5 1400

A gaming processor does not need to be the fastest processor on the market, as gaming relies on the GPU. However, an adequate CPU is important.

The Ryzen 5 1400 is a great budget gaming CPU. It holds its own in CPU intensive games such as Arma and ARK Survival, while also keeping up with high end GPUs like the GeForce GTX 1070. It’s the perfect choice for a Destiny 2 gaming PC.

Specs

  • Data Width: 64-bit
  • Socket Type: AM4
  • Operating Frequency: 3.2 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency: 3.4 GHz
  • Cores: 4
  • TDP: 65 Watts
  • Multithreading: Yes (8 Threads)

In the past few years, Intel has been the choice for nearly all PC gamers. In recent months, AMD has come out with a new line of processors: Ryzen 7, 5, and 3.

While Ryzen 7 is a bit overkill for most gamers, the Ryzen 5 line is an outstanding choice. The price to performance from a Ryzen 5 processor is absolutely unbelievable. In fact, they often outperform many of Intel’s CPUs.

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The Motherboard

MSI B350 PC Mate

The MSI B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 motherboard is an excellent choice for this build.

The B350 chipset allows for the use of 2400 MHz ram. Furthermore, it supports crossfire, leaving room for future upgrades.

The full ATX form factor also allows for future upgrades. This motherboard is reliable and trusted by many PC enthusiasts.

While it doesn’t have any extrodinary special features, it gets the job done. It’s a great pick for the build, and an excellent motherboard for the price.

Specs:

  • Form Factor: ATX
  • CPU Socket: AM4
  • Chipset: AMD B350
  • Memory Slots: 4 x 288-pin DIMM
  • Memory Type: DDR4-1866/2133/2400/2666/2933/3200
  • Maximum Supported Memory: 64GB
  • Raid Support: Yes
  • Crossfire/SLI Support: Crossfire
  • Sata 6 GB/s: 4
  • Onboard Ethernet: 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Onboard USB 3.0 Headers: Yes

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The Ram

Ram

Ram is an important part of every gaming PC. Moreover, higher frequency ram has the potential to increase the performance of the CPU.

This build utilizes 2x4GB 2400 MHz G.Skill Ripjaws V Series Ram for a total of 8GB.

Specs:

  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Speed: DDR4-2400
  • Size: 8GB (2 x 4GB)
  • Color: Black/Red
  • Heat Spreader: Yes

Though some games recommend 16GB of ram, 8GB is plenty for gaming, and the difference in performance between 8GB and 16GB is virtually zero.

Due to the motherboard’s B250 chipset, 2400 MHz ram is supported. This will help our CPU under heavy load.

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The Hard Drive

Caviar Blue

The WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM HDD is today’s standard mass storage drive for good reason.

1TB of storage is plenty for your OS, drivers, video games, music, videos, etc. Furthermore, this HDD is known for its reliability and dependibility.

It is a 7200 RPM hard drive, meaning load times are signficantly quicker than a 5400 RPM hard drive.

Unfortunately we were not able to include an SSD in this build. However, you can find SSDs on eBay at a low cost.

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The GPU

GTX 1060 3GB

The most important part of any gaming PC is the graphics card. It is responsible for 3D rendering and graphical processing. That being said, it’s obvious why it takes the brunt of the load during PC gaming.

It’s crucial to choose the right GPU for you. For this build, we chose the EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GAMING video card. It’ll easily achieve 1080p 60 FPS with high settings in Destiny 2, and other new titles for that matter.

This GPU excells in all of the newest titles, including Destiny 2. You’ll achieve 60+ FPS in 1080p with this GPU. It’s an excellent choice for a budget build, providing a tremendous bang for your gaming buck.

Specs:

  • Interface: PCI-Express x16
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
  • Memory Size: 3GB
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Core Clock: 1.51 GHz
  • Boost Clock: 1.71 GHz
  • TDP: 120 Watts
  • Fan: Yes
  • SLI/Crossfire Support: No
  • Length: 6.81”
  • Supports G-SYNC: Yes
  • DVI-D Dual-Link: 1
  • Displayport: 3
  • HDMI: 1

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The Power Supply

EVGA 400W PSU

The reliability of your power supply is important. Furthermore, it is crucial to use a power supply with the proper wattage.

Why?

If you fail to do either of these two things, one or both of the following will happen:

A) Your power supply will short out your PC

B) Your power supply will fail completely

This build is rated at 211 watts. That being said, the EVGA 400W ATX power supply is the choice for this build.

It has more than enough power, and combined with its $30 price tag, it is an absolute steal.

Specs:

  • Type - ATX
  • Wattage - 400 Watts
  • Fans - 1
  • Modular - No
  • Efficiency - 80+
  • PCI-Express 6+2-Pin Connectors - 1
  • PCI-Express 6-Pin Connectsors - 1

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