The Rundown

If this is the first time you’ve built your own PC, then you’re definitely going to want to do a little bit of light reading before jumping in head-first. Putting a PC together isn’t too complicated, but there are some things you should know before starting.

To help ease the process, I’ve put together a quick FAQ as well as a walkthrough on the various components and how you’ll be putting them together, I’d suggest skimming over those before proceeding.

These builds all come with the basic components you’re going to need to get up and running, including:
  • Case
  • Motherboard
  • Processor
  • Graphics Card
  • RAM
  • Storage
  • Power Supply

But, to have a fully functional gaming PC, you’re still going to need some extras like a keyboard, mouse, some kind of audio, a monitor and an operating system.

If you have any questions about any of the builds, feel free to ask me on the page for that build! Or, fire me an email using this contact form.

Budget-Level Builds

These builds are best suited for MOBAs like DOTA2 or LoL, or competitive shooters like CS:GO / Overwatch. That doesn’t mean they can’t handle AAA gaming, though, because they’ll still outperform their console counter-parts!


$400 Budget Build

  • Intel Pentium G4400 (3.3GHz)
  • 2GB GTX 1050
  • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD
$400

$500 Budget Build

  • AMD R3 1200
  • 4GB GTX 1050 Ti
  • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD
$500

$600 Budget Build

  • AMD R3 1200
  • 3GB GTX 1060
  • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD
$600

Mid-Range Builds

The mid-range builds are all about meeting that 1080p 60fps sweet spot for AAA gaming. They’ll all be able to run any AAA game on at least high settings while pushing out a steady frame rate – definitely what we want! Each build has a little more than the next, so be sure to check them all out!


$700 Mid-Range Build

  • AMD R5 1500X
  • 3GB GTX 1060
  • 8GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD
$700

$800 Mid-Range Build

  • AMD R5 1600
  • 6GB GTX 1060
  • 8GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD
$800

$900 Mid-Range Build

  • AMD R5 1600
  • 6GB GTX 1060
  • 8GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD + 240GB SSD
$900

$1000 Mid-Range Build

  • Intel i5 7600K
  • 6GB GTX 1060
  • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD + 250GB SSD
$1000

$1000 Mid-Range Build (AMD)

  • AMD R5 1600
  • 6GB GTX 1060
  • 8GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD + 250GB SSD
$1000
 

High-End & Beyond

These high-end builds are meant for the gaming enthusiast who absolutely needs the best of the best. They vary in performance from 144fps 1080p all the way up to 60fps 4K, all on ultra settings!


$1200 High-End Build

  • Intel i5 7600K (3.8GHz)
  • 8GB GTX 1070
  • 16GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD + 250GB SSD
$1200

$1500 High-End Build

  • Intel i7 7700K (4.2GHz)
  • 8GB GDDR5x GTX 1080
  • 16GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD + 250GB SSD
$1500

$2000 4K Gaming PC Build

  • Intel i7 7700K (4.2GHz)
  • GTX 1080 Ti
  • 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 2TB 7200RPM HDD + 250GB SSD
$2000

$2500 OVERKILL Build

  • Intel i7 7700K (4.2GHz)
  • 2x 8GB GTX 1080
  • 16GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 2TB 7200RPM HDD + 250GB SSD
$2500