Gaming 101: Building the Best Gaming PC

A computer is the heart of every tech junkie’s gaming life; and despite the boom of consoles like XBox, Wii, and Sony PlayStation, there are still young gamers who prefer to have their mainframes built from scratch. Just like a warrior sharpening his custom-made Excalibur.

Assembling a gaming PC, however, needs effort, especially if you want it to be the best. While most gamers will less likely have the experience in structuring their own tech haven, we are here to help. But before you start structuring that piece of gadgetry, here are our suggestions to help you build the ultimate gaming monster.

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The CPU

The processor is the brain of your computer; ranging from brands to processing capacity. Just like how important the brain is in the human body, so as a CPU to a computer. When choosing a CPU, keep in mind that you’re building a gaming computer and not a workstation, which means you need something with a higher clock speed. For this requirement, Intel’s Core i7 – 6700K is among the best in the market.

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Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 by Intel
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg


The Motherboard

If the CPU is the brain, then the motherboard is the backbone. It is the central circuit that connects the components and peripherals of your gaming PC. Without it, your CPU, graphics card, and the rest will be rendered useless regardless of how high-end they are. For the best motherboard, we recommend Asus Z170-E LGA 1151, which is also named as the best Skylake motherboard by the PC Gamer.

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Z170-E LGA 1151 ATX Intel Motherboard by Asus
International shipping weight – 2.50 kg


The Graphics Card

Investing in a good GPU is not unusual for gamers building their own computer. If you want to enjoy your games in their HD glory, MSI’s GeForce GTX is one of the best in the market.

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GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G Graphics Card by MSI
International shipping weight – 2 kg


The CPU Cooler

Regular computers heat up, but gaming PC’s takes heating to another level. This is why it is a must to have CPU coolers installed to regulate the temperature of your machine. For this purpose, Cooler Master is a good brand to go and its Hyper 212 EVO Processor Cooler is among the best available.

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Hyper 212 EVO Processor Cooler by Cooler Master
International shipping weight – 1 kg


The Memory

Storage is where your processor carries out all the processes it executes. The larger memory your computer has, the better. For your regular computers, 4 to 6 GB RAM is above average, but for a gaming computer, you need something more like what we have here:

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Ripjaws V Series Model F4-2400C15D-16GVR by G.SKILL
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg


The Primary Storage

In order to house all your installed games, programs, etc., you need a memory large enough to accommodate most – if not everything – of your gaming demands. For your primary storage, Western Digital’s 1 terabyte OEM is highly praised.

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D10EZEX 1TB OEM Hard Drive by Western Digital
International shipping weight – 1 kg


The Secondary Storage

Because one storage is not enough for a gaming computer, you can also get SanDisk SSD Plus in the game and expand your computer’s storage up to 240 GB.

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240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive by SanDisk
International shipping weight – 1 kg


The Power Supply

The power unit is tasked with converting the electrical power and supplying the appropriate voltage to every component of your computer. EVGA’s B1 series is endorsed for this function. This product also includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply.

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B1 Series Power Supply by EVGA
International shipping weight – 3 kg


The Case

With all the components set, you now need a case to house everything. Corsair’s Carbide SPEC-02 is recommended for this job with its sturdy make and panels that allow high airflow. Its dust filters will also keep your gaming components safe, sound, and well-ventilated.

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Carbide SPEC-02 Mid-Tower Gaming Case by Corsair
International shipping weight – 14 kg


The Peripherals

Complete your gaming set-up with the peripherals, and while there’s a plethora of them across the stores and the internet, we’re here to narrow them down to these recommendations:

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VG248QE Black 24″ Gaming Monitor by Asus
International shipping weight – 14 kg

Asus’ gaming monitor has built-in speakers and supports 3D graphics with the support of NVIDIA 3D Vision® 2 kit.

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3D Vision 2 Kit by NVIDIA
International shipping weight -1.5 kg

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Pro X-56 Rhino by Saitek
International shipping weight – 5.5 kg

Channel your own combat pilot with Pro X-56 Rhino joystick. This controller fits perfectly under your fingers and is easy to control and navigate.

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G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse by Logitech
International shipping weight – 2 kg

G502 Proteus Spectrum is no ordinary mouse with its 11 buttons that you can program for specific commands and macros. Also equipped with Razer’s most responsive sensor, this gaming mouse from Logitech guarantees maximum speed and tracking accuracy.

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DeathStalker Chroma Keyboard by Razer
International shipping weight – 3 kg

With Razer being known for its cutting-edge technology, you can expect nothing less from this gaming keyboard. DeathStalker Chroma is engineered to give the player more control with its 10 key rollover in gaming mode and fully programmable key caps.

Believe us, you will never experience a more hardcore gaming machine should you assemble this beauty set!


 

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