Build Your Own Gaming PC

How do I build my own gaming PC?

Everyone keeps telling me to build one rather than getting a custom or buying a prebuilt. Problem is, I don't have any dedicated computer parts stores nearby let alone any knowledge of this kind of venture. How do I do this without going over a 1k budget or seriously messing something up?

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  1. 1. DO NOT BUY LOCAL unless there's a major sale going on. You will get better prices at websites like Newegg 99% of the time.

    2. Look up some benchmarks and decide based on your budget. If $1k is your ceiling then an Intel i5 would likely be your best bet.

    3. Put a parts list together. Make sure the motherboard, RAM, and CPU all match what is specced. Grab the best video card you can get and the rest of the necessary goodies.

    4. Spend a couple hours getting it all together and Windows installed.

    5. Play some games!

  2. This is a task that I embarked on four years ago, and today, I can say that I would not change it for anything. If you have the interest, google EVERYTHING, it is a lot of fun to learn about computers being as they are such a huge part of our daily lives. Look at for computer charts and comparisons. and and are all great places to look for parts, make sure to check out the reviews for each item too, this will have valuable information regarding each part. From scratch it is no easy task, but I can say that with over 20 machines built, and all of them still doing great today, you will not regret it. If you have the time and interest, there is nothing more gratifying than building your own computer. Email me if you have any specific questions. Remember though, google is your friend!! Have fun :)

  3. To learn how, a simple Google search will yield all the info you need-

    For parts, use the Internet. is your new best friend. You can get excellent parts for $1000. Here are some suggestions:







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    Your subtotal is $984. This system is capable of playing all the latest games at max settings up to 1680 x 1050. This rig will not need upgrading for another 2-2.5 years, which is pretty good considering the budget.

  4. Do a load of research for about a month (this is what I did), and afterwards, I was completely confident on how to build one.

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