Recommended Gaming PC Builds

Welcome to Custom PC Review’s recommended gaming pc computer builds section! If you’re looking to build a new computer to play all the latest games, look no further because this is it! If you’re looking for another computer build such as a office / web browsing build, or a workstation build, please feel free to jump over to our Computer Builds section for more details!

Below you’ll find a list of what we think are the best components for gaming PC builds sorted by budget. Each piece of hardware in each build is hand-picked by our staff through consideration of a multitude of criteria such as price, performance, reliability, and cost. We also will typically recommend only hardware either reviewed by us or some of our partners to ensure our utmost faith that our recommendations will give you the best gaming pc out there for the price. Additionally, we’ve also designed our builds to be extremely balanced as well, favoring in-game FPS (frames per second), but still ultimately not sacrificing cooling performance or aesthetics.

As usual, this article is meant to serve as a guide for reference purposes only. Hardware prices and availability is constantly fluctuating, so if any piece of hardware listed below is out of stock, or is priced improperly, feel free to let us know in our community forums.

 

Best Entry Level Gaming PC Build (Budget $500 – $800)

The purpose of our entry level gaming PC is simple – we want to give casual gamers a great budget computer build that would allow them to play older, less graphically demanding games at medium to high settings as well as newer games at lower detail/resolution settings.

 

Best Mid Range Gaming PC Build (Budget $800 – $1,500)

The concept of the mid range gaming PC is pretty much going to be a machine that gives gamers the best “bang for the buck”. Each piece of hardware here is maximized in price to performance, but we also try to build the machine so that the price range is where performance is considered “good enough”. With this gaming PC, most games will be running at medium to high settings.

 

Best High End Gaming PC Build (Budget $1,500 – $2,000)

The high end gaming PC is going to be something that can run everything at 1080P at high to ultra settings. This machine will burn through any game on the market, and will have plenty of room for expansion as well.

 

Best Extreme Gaming PC Build (Budget $2,000 – $3,000+)

Finally, we’ve also got the extreme gaming PC. This is the coveted gaming PC that will run everything at ultra settings with anti aliasing enabled as well. Additionally, this kind of system is optimized for multi-display setups as well, which means those using Eyefinity will be able to simultaneously use 3 monitors for that ultra level of immersion.

 

Question about why we chose X and not Y? As usual, don’t forget to visit our community forums! We’d be happy to make recommendations on alternatives for out of stock parts, alternatives on in stock parts, help on putting the entire system together, and even suggest you a 100% custom build fit for your needs if you’d like. All you have to do is register for our forums and post in the appropriate section! It’s as easy as that, and 100% FREE! Yup, free computer build advice and technical support from a community of computer enthusiasts! You can’t really go wrong!

We also may have some featured gaming pc builds every month as well, so be sure to drop by our Featured Gaming Builds to get some more ideas for your new computer build.

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Last Updated: February 2014