The Xbox One S might seem like an expensive console, or perhaps a waste of money compared to a more powerful PC. But with a starting price of $300 it can be difficult to cobble together a gaming PC that can match Microsoft’s console at that same price point. But we like a challenge, so we decided to take a look at just how affordable and capable of a gaming machine you can put together.
It’s possible to collect various components into a shopping basket for just over $300 that should run games at decent quality settings, especially if you’re able to grab a processor or graphics card from wholesale. However, looking at just the online retail giant, Amazon, we were able to put together a capable machine for just shy of $400, which isn’t such a leap from the price of an Xbox One S.