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How to build a gaming PC to play NBA 2k17 under $500

Monday, July 25, 2016 6:51:10 PM America/Los_Angeles

For avid gamers, building a gaming PC is sometimes the best option to have the best gaming experience. And if you have a budget of under $500, you can easily build a decent PC which can play all your favorite games. You just need to choose the right components under affordable price. In this article I have included the features you would need to play the NBA 2k17 and have suggested some cost effective components to build your own gaming PC, on which you can play you NBA 2k17.

As the NBA 2k16 can be played on PC as well as Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4, NBA 2k17 version will require similar PC features as for the previous version. In order to build a PC to play NBA 2k17 under $500, following PC features need to be considered.

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The most cost effective choice for a gaming PC is Windows 7, 64 bit operating system which is sufficient to run the engaging and highly interactive game, but 64 bit versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are suitable too.

PC Processor

The NBA game developers advise the game players to use a PC with an Intel Core i5 processor for an enjoyable gaming experience. But for a low budget gaming PC Intel Core 2 Duo processor is also sufficient enough to handle the graphics associated with NBA 2k17.


For the NBA 2k17, it is recommended to use a Random Access Memory (RAM) of 4GB for the game to run smoothly.

Hard Disk

For a gaming PC to play the NBA 2k17, a Hard Disk of 50 GB space is required.

Graphic Cards

Graphic cards are one of the most important requirements for a highly interactive and graphical game like the NBA 2k series. On building your own PC, it is recommended to build a PC with DirectX 11 compatibility of 2GB or even more.

Sound Card

For avid gamers, sound card is almost as important a feature as the Graphic card. Therefore you should use a DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card.

Now that you have all your features planed out for you, let’s build that gaming PC!!!

With the following components you can easily play NBA 2k17 and maybe even 2k18.


Intel Core i3-4160 3.6 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Price = $106.99

This processor provides excellent performance for gaming with its 4 Physical cores which initially clock up to 3.1 GHz with an activated Turbo Boost and Virtualization. It comes with the integrated Graphics called the Intel HD Graphics 4600 which go up to 1100MHz. it is perfect for extreme gaming. You can buy it from SuperBiiz.


Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Price = $58.97


G. Skill Sniper 8GB (1 x *GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Price = $57.99

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A Random Access Memory of this much capacity is perfect to run the NBA 2k17 on your PC.


Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5” 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Price = $49.95

With this much storage, you can install tons of games on your PC.

Video Card

HIS Radeon R9 s70 2GB IceQ Video Card

Price = $151.98

It clocks up to 900 Mhz with a 2GB Memory size. You can enjoy all your highly interactive and graphical games.


NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower

Price = $28.99

Total = $455.87

With all these components, you are all set to build your own gaming PC to play the NBA 2k17, under $500, by the way if you want to see more news and guides for nba 2k17, you can click here to see more at!

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