How to Build Your Own
Gaming Computers

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Help You Build a Better PC for Less

In 2018, building your own custom gaming computer is still the smartest, most cost-effective way to get into the action-packed exciting modern world of PC gaming, VR, and pro gaming/eSports.

Building a PC is easy these days and will save you the most money as well as allow you to fully customize features and gaming performance (among other benefits of building over buying pre-built)

Here at we've made it a mission to simplify the oftentimes-confusing, fast-paced PC hardware market to help you more easily build gaming computers and make the most of your hard-earned money to end up with the highest-performing, most reliable and long-lasting custom PC you can afford.

If you're new to PC hardware then see our introduction to building gaming computers which covers the absolute basics, and I'd have a read of the various updated buying guides across our site to get a grasp of more fundamentals of gaming hardware.

We've also published an in-depth PC building eBook, The Gaming Build Blueprint, which covers the entire A to Z process of planning and building a gaming PC from scratch for those who prefer to have all the information you need for your very first build all in the one downloadable, print-friendly guide.

The Best Gaming PC Builds For Your Money: January 2018

Our monthly-updated recommended gaming PC builds are here to make choosing the current best bang for your buck components a little easier. Each month we thoroughly research and tweak the best parts-list for $400, $600, $800, $1200, $1500 and $2000.

Recommended January 2018 Gaming Builds

We update, triple-check and tweak these 6 PC builds near the start of each month to ensure they stay solid examples of how to stretch your dollar as far as possible when building your new system.

The Budget Gaming Builds 

(Recommended $400 and $600 PC Builds)

The High-End Gaming Builds

(Recommended $800 and $1200 PC Builds)

The Extreme Gaming Builds 

 (Recommended $1500 and $2000 PC Builds)

Hardware Buying Guides

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.

Accessory Buying Guides

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 Budget Graphics Cards Under $200 for 2018

In this comparison review we look at the current top-rated AMD and NVidia GPUs in terms of bang for your buck to help you choose the right card in the mid-tier ($100 to $200) price range.

The Best Cheap Graphics Cards Under $100 for 2018

Not everyone needs a powerful GPU; consider these very budget-friendly video cards if you're only a casual gamer or if you'll be solely sticking to older or less-demanding games.

The Best Computer Gaming Desks of 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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