Build Your Own Gaming PC

How can I build a gaming PC?

So I would like to make my own gaming PC since many people say it will be cheaper to do so, but I don't know how? What things would I need to buy? My budget would be 2,000$ or lower, and I would like to run games like battlefield 3, team fortress 2, minecraft, and left for dead 2. Please help!

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  1. Click on any of the DIY's in the link and look at the components

    Then decide if you want to buy the DIY kit or the individual components.

  2. in my opinion man, I would buy from a site like OR

    you can easily build a computer on there for around $1700 that can run every game on max. just tinker with the parts on the builder, and it will tell you what it can optimally run.

    enjoy :)

  3. You will not be able to build your own computer if you don't know what parts go into it.

    I recommend you do your own research, and become knowledgeable yourself.

    You'll probably get a better deal on parts if you know exactly what you're looking for, and you'll actually be able to build it.

  4. Building yourself isn't always cheaper, but it often has the best long-term value. You will know exactly what is in your system and can choose which parts to spend more money on over others.

    You'll need:

    - a case

    - a processor

    - a motherboard compatible with the processor and case

    - system memory compatible with the motherboard and processor

    - a power supply compatible with the case and motherboard

    - a dedicated video card (nVidia or ATI)

    - a fixed disk drive (hard drive)

    - a DVD/Blueray drive

    - an operating system (Windows or Linux)

    You might also need, or should consider:

    - a heat-sink for the processor instead of the one that comes with it

    - a keyboard

    - a mouse

    - a display device

    - extra case fans

    Computers are not hard to assemble these days. But if you're a novice, you should get with a nerdy friend or relative who can help you choose the correct parts and piece them together. This is especially helpful in the event that you encounter problems, such as dealing with one of the parts you've purchased turning out to be defective. Do not do any work you do not fully understand before you begin and/or are not comfortable doing. Ask questions you have first to avoid voiding warranties on parts.

  5. Do some research, even Newegg has lots of videos about PC building, look here:

    http :// .com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw&feature =player_embedded

    They only let me list 10 links, so just delete the spaces in the link above....

    BEST EVER GAMING DESKTOP PC BUILD (under $2,000.00USD for the tower only)

    Monitor, keyboard and mouse can add from $175 to over $500, depending on size and model you want.

    All prices are in $USD and in the USA, current as of July 2012 and they might be slightly different one way or the other by now.

    Also, some shipping charges may apply to some of the items.

    Add your state sales tax if you reside in NJ, CA or TN - that's where Newegg has warehouses.

    Look for similar parts on Amazon, Tiger Direct, etc if you want to avoid paying Uncle Sam.


    Processor: New 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - $229.99

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Gaming Intel Motherboard - $229.99

    After market CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper EVO - $35.99 (Stock Intel cooler sucks and it's noisy too)

    Memory (RAM): G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz - $94.99

    Graphics Card: 2GB GDDR5 ZOTAC or EVGA GeForce GTX680 - $499.99

    Primary SSD Drive: For installation of Windows operating system, and all programs, games and system upgrades

    240GB Patriot Wildfire SSD SATA III (6.0Gb/s) - $399.99

    Secondary file storage Hard Drive: 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA III (6.0Gb/s), 7200rpm, 64MB Cache - $119.99

    Primary Optical Drive: LITE-ON Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM SATA 12X IHBS112-04 - OEM - $74.99

    Secondary Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM - $17.99

    Power Supply (PSU): Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $89.99

    PC Case (Tower): Sentey Extreme Division GS-6400W Arvina White Tower Case 6x Fan LED/ 4 x USB / Multi Card Reader / 4 x Fan Control / E-SATA / 6 x Removable Aluminum Bays / Screwless - $99.99, also available in Red, Blue and Black - $99.99

    Operating System (OS): Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit OEM - $99.99

    TOTAL: $1,993.88USD

    Good luck with your build.

  6. Just be sure you know what you're getting into.

    When you build your own, YOU are the tech support for the system.

    If you have a problem with say the video, the graphic card support can/will tell you it's the motherboard while the motherboard support will tell you it's the graphic card....

    There is a definite value to buying a system with a decent warranty and tech support.

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