Under $150 Budget Gaming 8 Core CPU, Motherboard & 16GB RAM

Have you ever wondered if you can build a bad-ass gaming rig for $150? What if we told you that it is possible? Seems to good to be true, right? But let's check out what Linus of LinusTechTips channel has to offer.

First, Linus talks about CPU shopping. He recommends the ARK Xeon 5000 for your CPU. But you need to have a CPU with a front side bus speed rather than QPI build for this build. That's the generation that you should go for, according to Linus, because they're old enough that due to their lower performance and higher power consumption compared to modern products they've lost their value on the market. But mind you, they are actually good enough for your gaming needs.

Next topic is the motherboard according to Linus it gets a little tricky to choose your motherboard. The reason because you need to have the appropriate connectors for your power supply. There are also a few things that you need to watch out while buying your motherboard: one of which is the mounting. You may have to modify it in order for it to be mounted securely on your box. You also need to be ready for some lay-out challenges like the fitting of your graphics card.

But there's nothing to worry because Linus covers everything you need to know on this video. So what are you waiting for? Go check it out!
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