Custom PC Builds

Here are four PC builds that offer great gaming performance and will be more than capable for most of your day-to-day computing needs. Please keep in mind that the prices for all the components are rounded out and individual prices are subject to change, check out the Amazon and Newegg links for exact prices and sales.


Part Component Price Buy on Amazon Buy On Newegg
Processor AMD Sempron 2650 Kabini Dual-Core $36
Motherboard ASRock AM1B-M AM1 $40
Ram Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB $35
PSU/Case LOGISYS Case/480W PSU $40
HDD Seagsate 500GB $40
GPU Sapphire Radeon R9 270 $163
Total   $354    



Part Component Price Buy on Amazon Buy On Newegg
Processor AMD FX-8320 150
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 32
Motherboard Gigabyte AM3+ GA-78LMT-USB3 60
RAM Kingston Hyper X 8GB 76
PSU Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt 80 PLUS $62.00
Case NZXT 210 37
HDD Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD 53
GPU EVGA GeForce GTX760 SuperClocked 252
Total   $750    



Part Component Price Buy on Amazon Buy On Newegg
Processor Intel Core i7-4790K 340
CPU Cooler Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe CPU Cooler NH-D14 77
Motherboard ASUS Z97-A 145
RAM Crucial Ballistix 16GB Kit 148
PSU Corsair CX Series 750 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze 80
Case Thermaltake Urban S41 146
HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD 84
SSD Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 120
GPU Gigabyte R9 290 GDDR5-4GB 400
Total   $1540    



Part Component Price Buy on Amazon Buy On Newegg
Processor Intel i7-4930K LGA 2011 580
CPU Cooler Corsair Hydro Series H110 112
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 300
RAM Corsair Vengeance 32GB 325
PSU Rosewill 1000W 80 Plus Gold 134
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II 330
HDD Seagate Desktop 3TB 105
SSD Samsung 850 512GB 400
GPU EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 670
Total   $2956    

OS – Windows 8.1 64 Bit

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While operating systems such as SteamOS or Ubuntu are great free solutions, but for a gaming PC Windows is still king in terms of overall choice and compatibility with an enormous library of games.


Best Monitors


Dell E2414H

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Dell U2713HM

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Asus PB287Q

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Best Mouse PC Speakers


Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers

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Best Mouse


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Best Keyboard


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WIFI Adapter – Rosewill N900PCE

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If you can’t have a wired Ethernet connection, this Rosewill is a good dual band Wi-Fi adapter. 

11 thoughts on “Custom PC Builds

  1. This doesn’t have anything to do with these PC builds I built the same exact PC that you did with the alien alpha console and having some trouble with it. I tried to use the geforce gxt 970 and gtx 670 gpu and it keeps saying I need the bigger athlon processor it wont optimize at all its just using the am1b-m graphics please if you can help

  2. Yes all the drivers well I think, I went to geforce experience and the website for both of those gpus downloads and tried my old 560 gtx everything has checkmarks in the game optimization spot but the CPU area it says I need and FX,phenom2,x4,athlon2cpu or higher

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