In the summer of 2016, I decided to build my own computer — specifically one that can handle running high-resolution video games.
I could’ve just bought a ready-made PC from Asus or Alienware, two of the most well-known gaming PC brands. But I like the idea of choosing the parts that go into my computer so I know exactly how much they cost and I can pick them based on my personal preferences and needs.
Plus, building your own computer is actually easier than most people might think, and it’s incredibly fulfilling and satisfying, too! All you need is the parts and a screwdriver.
I should note that this particular PC cost me a lot of money, as I needed powerful parts to play games smoothly at the sharp 1440p resolution, which is sharper than 1080p. But you can build a fantastic gaming PC for starting from around $400 if you plan on gaming on a 1080p monitor.
More recently, I also decided to switch up the look of my PC pretty dramatically, which you’ll see at the end.
Here’s how I built my very own high-end gaming PC, and how you can do it too.
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See that big white case on the left? I’m going to put all these labeled parts into that case to make a super-powerful computer that will play video games in the 1440p resolution.
In case you want to build a PC exactly like mine, I’ll list each component as they come up. There’s also a full list of everything I used at the very bottom of this story.
This is the motherboard, which acts as the host to most of the parts.
This is the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GA-Z170X 7 motherboard — you can buy it …read more
Source:: Business Insider