Build a New Gaming PC: Recommended Builds

Baseline, Performance, and Super Hi-Performance PC builds!

What time is it? It's time to build a PC with our Blueprints! We can build three rigs at three approximate price points: Baseline, Performance, and a Super Hi-Performance custom Built PC. Baseline is an entry-level gaming PC, Performance gets you a powerful system for gaming and content creation at 1080p, and Super Hi-Performance beefs everything up across the board, with options to achieve the very best PC available for extremely powerful gaming results.

• AMD'S FX 6-Core Processor FX-6300 retains a high price-to-performance value. The Gigabyte 78LMT Motherboard supports AMD3+ CPU socket so it can be upgraded to the FX High speed Standard for Gaming enthusiast.
• Windows 8 Ready.
• Memory: 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory / Support for 1333+ (O.C.)/1066 MHz memory modules.
• LAN: 1 x Realtek Gbe LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit).
Parts Components Prices
Case ATX Black Case $50
PSU 450W Power Supply ATX $30
Motherboard Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3 Motherboard $100
CPU AMD 6-Core Processor FX-6300 (CPU Benchmark=6382) $150
Cooler Cooling CPU OEM Fan 0
GPU Video chip is integrated on MB 0
RAM 4.0 GB (2x 2GB PC3-10600) $60
Optical Drive DVD/CD-RW CD burner $30
SSD None None
HDD 1.0 TB SATA $90
OS Windows 8.1 OEM Home Premium Operation System $140

Assembled Special Price $650.00
Special Price if You Assemble $550.00

The MB supports newest AMD AM3+ FX/AM3 series processors/Advanced 8+2 phase CPU VRM power design for AMD high-TDP CPU support/2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces for ultimate graphics performance/AMD SB950 provides 6 native SATA3 ports with superfast 6Gbps link speed. The AMD FX Processors offers the best performance for the dollar invested in a gaming computer, which has a great balance of price and all-around performance. The Gigabyte GA970A-D3 has been the gamers choice for high performance gaming. The Power supply is powerful enough to run dual video cards. The Radeon Video cards are great for 1080p gaming. For the price the FX series AMD processes give you the best bang for your bucks.

Parts Components Prices
Case Thermaltake Commander MS-I ATX Computer Case $100
PSU Corsair CX Series Modular CX430M 430W $75
Motherboard Gigabyte GA970A-D3 with AM3+ CPU Support $150
CPU See options Below: 0
Cooler Cooling Fan with CPU package 0
GPU Radeon XFX R7750 1GB (Video Benchmark=1629) $200
RAM 8 GB (2x 4GB DDR3 PC3-10600) $120
Optical Drive DVD-RW Burner $30
HDD 1.0 TB SATA Hard Drive $90
OS Windows 8.1 Home Premium OEM $140
CPU AMD FX-8350 8 Core Processor (Benchmark=9047) 1055

Assembled Special Price $895.00
Special Price if You Assemble $795.00

The Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Gold RS-Coo-80GA-D3 power supply is a gamers dream that will power up 4 or more graphics cards on the same motherboard. The Motherboard ASUS MAXIMUS V EXTREME LGA1155 is one of the best you can buy and provides the maximum power you can imagine with the Cooler Master Power supply. This motherboard and PS are used in gaming computers that cost upwards from 4K to 10K. To keep the cost down we selected the best Intel Processors and video cards that will give the best performance that money can buy. Then you can upgrade later to that super powerful gaming computer without changing out the motherboard, case, and power supply. Upgrade to the Intel core i7-4770K CPU with a benchmark rating over 10,000, and the Radeon R9 290X, whose benchmark rating is over 7,000, would be a great alternative to the Radeon HD4890 video card. This would greatly enhance your gaming capability to the next level of gaming. These two options would increase the cost $800.00.

Parts Components Prices
Case In Win GT1 Black ATX MT Case $125
PSU Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Gold RS-Coo-80GA-D3 $400
Motherboard ASUS MAXIMUS V EXTREME LGA1155 Socket for Intel i3, i5, & i7 CPU $450
CPU Intel Core i5-3470 @3.20 GHz Quad Core Processor (BM=6570) $300
Cooler On board liquid cooling system 0
GPU Radeon HD4890 I GB with 2 DVI-I (BM=1497) $200
RAM 8 GB (4x 4GB DDR3 PC3-10600) $240
Optical Drive DVD-RW Burner $30
SSD 128 GB SSD Harddrives $150
HDD Western Digital 1.0 TB SATA /64MB cache $90
OS Windows 8.1 Home Premium OEM $140
Options Intel Core i7-4770K (CPU Benchmark=10,350) + Radeon R9 290X (Video Card Benchmark=7086)

Regular Price = $2125.00
Special Close Out Price = $1800.00

Note: The Benchmark (BM) rating is provided by Passmark Software Company and can be found at their web site