Building a gaming pc can is always a fun thing to do, but sometimes it can get a little confusing because of the wide variety of manufacturers present in the market. But now you don’t have to worry because we are here to guide you to choose the best parts for your dream PC or a part of it based on your needs of playing. In this guide, we will cover all gaming PC builds ranging from casual gaming to playing AAA titles on ultra-settings. We will divide this guide into three categories of budget builds, mid-range builds and high end builds.
OK then, without wasting any time let us jump directly onto the subject for what we have come here for!!
Building a budget gaming rig is always a tough task because we have to choose the parts for our PC sticking to the ground rules of budget. We have to spend on every part under a certain budget and it still has to work charms for us. The components we are going to use in this build are not expensive and will still give a good performance; AAA titles can also be played on these builds in decent quality.
- Intel Core i3-8100 Quad-Core Processor
- Zotac GTX 1050 Ti Mini
- HyperX Fury Black 8 GB 2400 MHz
- Seagate Barracuda hard drive
- Corsair VS550 Watt power supply
- ASUS PRIME H310M-K Motherboard
- Cooler Master MasterBoxLite 5 CPU Case
Intel Core i3-8100 Quad-Core Processor
This processor from the Blue team will perform great on your budget gaming rig. It’s an 8th generation processor with four cores and four threads. Though it is just a core i3, it has the base frequency of 3.6 GHz gives it an upper hand in gaming performance. It can easily handle games at 1080p. Apart from that, I would not suggest you use it for live streaming.
Zotac GTX 1050 Ti Mini
This 1050 Ti is a mini edition of 1050 Ti, but it doesn’t hurt our pockets much. It performs well on high to the max setting for older titles. For a decent budget gaming pc, I could not suggest any other GPU. Although this GPU is not VR ready, budget gaming PCs and gamers will not consider VR gameplay.
HyperX Fury Black 8 GB 2400 MHz
HyperX Fury memory will give your system a boost for gaming. It automatically overclocks to the highest frequency published, upto2666Mhz*. HyperX Fury is available in 4 GB as well as 8 GB sticks, so feel free to use two or one stick based on your preference. It will not affect performance in any way. The RAM is plug and plays high-performance RAM.
Seagate Barracuda Hard drive
Seagate is a reputed manufacturer in storage, and getting into a starter level budget PC this storage will do just fine. We can opt for 500GB or 1TB based on our needs. But I would suggest for starters get a 500GB drive as we are just getting into gaming and don’t have stacks of games or steam library.
Corsair VS550 Watt Power Supply
Corsair VS550 is an entry-level power supply, but it has got some amazing features. It’s a low noise, high-efficiency power supply equipped with 120 mm fan which is thermally controlled and even when its pushed hard and at full load, it is pretty quiet. And the black coated body and black cables give it an edgy look in our system.
ASUS PRIME H310M-K Motherboard
ASUS PRIME H310M-K Motherboard is exclusively designed for 8th generation Intel core processors. It has an LGA1151 socket for the processor which is perfect for our CPU choice. Though it’s an entry-level motherboard, it serves its main purpose. It also houses our GPU and doesn’t affect the performance of our components.
Cooler Master Masterboxlite 5
Cooler Master Masterboxlite 5 is an amazing case for a budget-oriented PC because it simply looks awesome. It has an edge to edge acrylic panel for showcasing our amazing build and some custom RGB lights if we prefer. It supports 4 fans and water cooling. Four 120mm fans and front and rear water-cooling support ensure that you don’t have to compromise on performance. Graphics card support up to 40 cm.
This is the best budget build in the current scenario because guess what, we cannot spend a whole lot of money when we have restrictions.
Mid-Range builds are meant to play best games with compromise at 1080p or even at 1440p, with framerates higher than 60. These builds offer a balanced taste to gamers, not too low and not too high and also affordable. Also, these PCs usually offer long team usage and worth every penny we spend on them.
- Intel Core i5 8400
- HyperX Fury Black 8 GB (2 sticks: 16 GB)
- Nvidia GEFORCE GTX 1070 Ti – FE
- WD Blue 500GB M.2 Internal Solid State Drive
- Corsair TX650M power supply
- Corsair Crystal CC-9011101 Mid-Tower ATX
Intel Core i5 8400
The intel core i5 8400 is a 6 core processor without hyper-threading with a base frequency of 2.8 GHz. It requires an LGA1151 socket on the motherboard. Compatible only with Motherboards based on Intel 300 Series Chipsets. Core i5 8400 matches the performance of core i7-7700k at a lower price. Though it is not an overclockable processor but still gives high performance. Also, it doesn’t require an aftermarket cooler.
HyperX Fury Black RAM
2 sticks of HyperX Fury 8GB sticks will boost the system performance onto the whole another level. Low profile stylish heat spreader – stand out from the crowd and show your style with Fury’s asymmetrical signature heat spreader. Optimized for Intel’s 100 series and X99 chipsets – the latest generation of DRAM technology for 100 series chipset or X99 systems, HyperX Fury DDR4 memory are 100 percent tested and optimized for compatibility and easy overclocking.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti-FE
The GTX 1070 Ti is one of the best graphics cards you can get which worth every penny spent on it. It is one of the best advance gaming GPU architecture Pascal. It’s an 8 Gb GDDR5 GPU which can take games on the different height of quality. The memory clock cycle speed of 1070 Ti is 2432 MHz. The power it requires is 180 Watts.
WD Blue 500GB M.2 Internal Solid State Drive
High capacity with enhanced reliability and superior performance for high-end computing. Enhanced power efficiency, leading edge reliability and broad compatibility. SSD is always preferred over normal HDD because it is fast and boots faster than the normal hard drive. And games load faster, even though it doesn’t affect the overall FPS of the games, but till SSD is the far superior choice. WD SSD is both balanced in performance and price perspective.
Corsair TX650M Power Supply
Corsair TX650M is a 650 Watts power supply which is enough for the system as well as for the graphics card either. Nvidia 1070 Ti requires an additional power because normal PCIe slot only provides 75W max, and 1070 Ti needs 150W to operate. 120mm Rifle Bearing Fan: Quieter than ball bearing but longer life than sleeve bearing.
Corsair Crystal CC-9011101 Mid-Tower ATX
Clean, modern lines with an all steel exterior: Get rid of those plastic cases – the 460x has full steel front and top panels for extra durability and gorgeous good looks. Easy to clean: Easily access dust filters on front, top and bottom mean you’ll never spend more than a minute getting the dust out of your system.
This in my terms is the best Mid-Range PC we can build for a balanced and affordable budget.
HIGH-END PC BUILD
As we have already covered both budget and mid-range builds, time to come to the final and expensive builds. High end builds generally don’t have any price restrictions. Every component in these kinds of build you get the best component whatsoever.
- i9 9900k CPU
- MSI Z390 Edge Motherboard
- MSI RTX 2080 Ti Trio Graphics Card
- Deepcool Castle 240 RGB CPU Cooler
- XPG D80 Spectrix RAM
- RGB Teamgroup SSD
- NZXT HUE 2
- Deepcool DQ-850 Power Supply
- Coolermaster H500M Case
Intel Core i9 9900k
The Intel core i9 9900k is the ultimate powerhouse. It has anMax Turbo Frequency 5.0 GHz. Whooping 8-Core, 16-Thread. Core i9 is an Unlocked Processor; Intel UHD Graphics 630; DDR4 Support; Intel Optane Memory and SSD Supported. But it is only Compatible with Intel 300 Series Motherboard.
MSI Z390 EDGE MOTHERBOARD
MSI Z390 EDGE supports Intel Core 9000 Series 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core/Pentium Gold/Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket. It also supports DDR4 Memory.MULTI-GPU: Supports 2-Way NVIDIA SLI & 3-Way AMD Crossfire.VR Ready: Best virtual reality game experience without latency, reduces motion sickness. GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Trio Graphics Card
The boost clock of MSI RTX Ti is 1800 MHz, Base Clock is 1515 MHz, and Memory Frequency 7000 MHz. The TORX Fan 3.0 in GPU is supremely silent. Dragon Center 1 click to optimize all you need for smooth gaming. Real-Time Ray Tracing In Games; NVIDIA Turing Architecture. Using three of the award-winning TORX Fans 3.0 with Double Ball Bearings, Tri-Frozr is the pinnacle of air cooling.
Deepcool Castle 240 RGB CPU Cooler
Supports Intel LGA20XX/LGA1366/LGA115X. Deepcool Castle RGB cooler is equipped with the most reliable and powerful pump that enables the maximum amount of water circulation. 2 120mm PWM Fans offer a high-volume airflow for the radiator, giving it lower temperatures with less noise. The patented pump provides breathing LED light and visual glass tube that shows liquid circulation. Upgraded flexible anti-explosion rubber pipes enable a space-saving installation and exceptional durability
XPG D80 Spectrix RAM
The ADATA, High-Speed DDR4 3000MHz, Compatibility: DDR4 3000 CL 16-18-18 @1.35v, RoHS Compliant. Operating temperature: 0°C to 85°C. Fast clock speeds up to 3000MHz. Superior power efficiency: 20% less draw than DDR3 (operating voltage decreased from 1.5V to 1.35V), Intel XMP 2.0 – more accessible overclocking. 10 PCB provides improved signal transfer and excellent system stability. SPECTRIX D40 provides a wide frequency range from 2400MHz to over 3000MHz with support for the Intel X299 platform with a baseline SPD setting of 2666MHz implemented. It is also compatible with the AMD AM4/Ryzen platform – and is made for overclocking. SPECTRIX D40 DDR4 memory modules are made using high-quality chips selected through a strict filtering process. They use a 10-layer PCB to improve signal transfer quality and maintain great stability even if the system operates at high speeds or is taking on heavy multitasking.
RGB Teamgroup SSD
SSD is the best choice when the budget is not an aspect. Teamgroup SSD has RGB with 9 USB pins. It’s a 3D NAND Internal SSD.
NZXT Hue 2
NZXT Hue 2 is an LED strip which Adds Two LED Strips to the HUE+ supporting up to 40 LEDs per channel. It has numerous lighting modes and countless customization options. It can be digitally controlled by digitally controlled with CAM software. Smart Lighting mode enables lights to react to changing PC conditions.
Deepcool DQ-850 power supply
Full modular design, with long flat cable, excellent for cable management and increases the cooling capability of the system. High-quality Japanese capacitors can obtain excellent reliability and long service life. Patented 120mm FDB Bearing fan with double-layer fan-blade for temperature control.
Cooler Master H500M Case
Four Tempered Glass Panels – Edge-to-edge glass side panels on both sides, a glass top panel, and a glass front panel offer a clear and comprehensive system view. Glass & Mesh Options Included – Choose between the glass front panel for a balance of aesthetics and performance or run full mesh for optimized airflow with the included accessory.Rich Connectivity – The I/O panel comes with a USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C port, and four additional USB 3.0 ports.Covers For Clean Building – A total of 9 covers take clean building to the next level with a PSU cut out cover that provides the option of showing off your PSU or leaving it out of sight.Two 200mm Addressable RGB Fans & Controller – Move air stylishly and quietly with two Addressable RGB Fans controlled by an included ARGB controller.
Well, these are the best budget, mid-range and high-end PCs for all gamers around the globe. Do share your builds and tell me your feedback!!!