How to Build Gaming Computers the Smart Cost-Effective Way


Always-Updated PC Builds and Buying Guides to Help You Choose the Best Parts & Peripherals


Last Updated: Oct 19, 2017

Building a gaming computer is the best way to get into the exciting fun-filled world of PC gaming, eSports, and VR, and will save you the most money as well as allow you to fully customize your machine to suit your exact wants and needs (among other great benefits).

Here at Build-Gaming-Computers.com we've made it an obsession to simplify the sometimes confusing world of gaming hardware to allow anyone, even the first-timer who's never seen the inside of a computer, to more easily pick parts and build gaming computers to maximize performance, reliability, cooling and looks.

On this ever-evolving site you'll get the latest, extensively-researched expert advice and information on how to choose the best gaming computer parts, buying top peripherals and accessories for your budget, monthly-updated gaming PC build examples for all prices ranges, and so much more.

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If you're confused already and not sure where to start with building gaming computers then see our introduction. Welcome, good luck with your next build, and long live PC gaming!



The Best Gaming PC Builds For Your Money: October 2017


Get expert help choosing the current best bang for your buck components and peripherals for any budget with our monthly-updated, extensively-researched series of the current best custom gaming computer builds for 6 different budgets:



Recommended October 2017 Gaming Builds

We've been obsessively updating, improving and fine-tuning these cost-effective monthly PC build examples for years to make them shining examples of how to stretch your dollar as far as possible. Don't spend hours drowning in confusing time-intensive hardware research and specs; we've done the hard work for you and hand-picked the best parts in terms of gaming performance, reliability, cooling, lastability and aesthetics.

-> Best Budget Gaming PC Builds ($400 and $600 builds)

-> Best High-End Gaming PC Builds ($800 and $1200 builds)

-> Best Extreme Gaming PC Builds ($1500 and $2000 builds)




Choosing the Best Hardware



How to Choose the Best Video Card for Gaming

When you build gaming computers there's no hardware component more crucial than your graphics card and this guide covers what you need to know including the best value GPUs for 1080p, 1440p and 4K.


How to Choose the Best CPU for Gaming

The latest information on buying a processor including Intel vs AMD, which CPU features matter most, and the top bang for your buck gaming CPUs right now.


How to Choose the Best Motherboard for Gaming

Your motherboard is a vital piece of the PC puzzle and in this buying guide you'll learn about the most important features as well as handy tips on selecting the best Intel or AMD motherboard for your needs.


How to Choose the Best Memory for Gaming

The RAM in your custom computer plays a role in gaming and general performance and we cover RAM types, speeds, and how much you really need for gaming or other demanding applications in 2017.


How to Choose the Best HDD

Traditional storage is still the go-to when building a gaming computer to stretch your dollar, and in this guide you'll learn everything you'd want to know about picking the best hard drive.


How to Choose the Best SSD

Whilst totally optional, Solid State Drives are all the rage these days and for good reason as they provide super fast loading of your games and other programs should you have the budget to afford them.


How to Choose the Best Case

The enclosure that houses and protects all of your expensive hardware is an important decision and here we cover everything you need to know to pick the best one for your budget and size preference.


How to Choose the Best Power Supply

Last but definitely not least is the often overlooked PSU which is an important component in the grand scheme of things and should be chosen wisely. Get expert advice on shopping for one here.




Choosing the Best Accessories



How to Choose the Best Gaming Monitor

No point building a killer rig without hooking it up to a decent screen. In this guide you'll learn about the important features that make a good monitor for gaming and the top rated models for 2017.


How to Choose the Best Gaming Mouse

Having a comfortable, decent-quality and accurate mouse is important to many gamer's especially for competitive multiplayer games or eSports where every millisecond counts.


How to Choose the Best Gaming Keyboard

Keyboards come in all shapes and sizes with many different cool features too. We give you the lowdown on how to buy a good one for your budget and feature-needs.


How to Choose the Best Gaming Headset

Headsets can be a confusing bunch and we do our best to help you make sense of it all as well as advice on picking the best bang for your buck models on the market today for different budgets.


How to Choose the Best Gaming Speakers

Headsets are all the rage these days thanks to the rise of multiplayer/online gaming and the frequent use of chat mics, but sometimes you'll want to crank out a nice set of speakers instead.


How to Choose the Best Gaming Sound Card

Not a necessary component when building a gaming PC but a must-have for high-end audio geeks and enthusiasts who won't settle for anything less than the highest quality audio possible.




Latest Articles & Reviews



The Best Computer Gaming Desks for 2017

Getting a nice desk may be important to you as a gamer, especially if you'll be spending a lot of time gaming. We've rounded up some great value options to stretch your money and get a desk that lasts.


The Best Wireless Gaming Headsets for 2017

A wrap of the current top-rated wireless headsets for PC gaming. We dissected the vast crowd of wireless models and the following 3 sets came out on top in terms of overall value for money.


The Best High-End Gaming Headsets for 2017

A review of the best top-tier PC headsets for gaming if you crave the very best audio and communication experience.


Top 3 Best Value Gaming Laptops for 2017

A breakdown of the best bang for your buck budget laptops for gaming right now. Desktops have much better performance for the dollar but some gamers need mobility yet still want great gaming performance.


Best Budget Gaming Headsets Under $100 for 2017

A budget between 50 and 100 dollars opens up many options for a very decent PC gaming headset with a good mic, and these our our top-rated hand-picked selections of the best value models.


Best Cheap Gaming Headsets Under $50 for 2017

Most low-priced headsets just aren't worth it for a comfortable, decent-quality audio experience, but there are always exceptions to the rule and these are our top budget headset picks.


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