Parts Lists (Recommended Builds)

In this section I’ve put together several parts lists that have already been double-checked for compatibility. They’re listed, more or less, in ascending order of power (meaning the higher-quality PCs will be further down). Keep in mind that the market is constantly changing, so use these as suggestions and do your own research before buying. You can look up benchmarks for essentially any GPU-CPU combo here.

Office Work PC:

Graphics Card:ZOTAC GeForce GT 710
Processor:Ryzen 3 3100
Motherboard:Asus Prime A320M-K Motherboard
RAM:G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB RAM (1x8GB)
Storage:TEAMGROUP GX2 1TB SSD (530MB/s)
Case:Rosewill FBM-06 Case
Power Supply:Corsair CX 450W 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular Power Supply
Monitor:Sceptre E275W 27” Monitor
Cables:HDMI Cable
This PC build won’t be able to run most games, but it will excel at basic word processing, emailing, and watching videos on the web on a budget.

1080p 60FPS Budget Gaming PC:

Graphics Card:Radeon RX 550 4GB
Processor:Ryzen 5 2600
Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-A320M Motherboard
RAM:G.Skill Ripjaws V Series DDR4 (1x8GB)
Storage:Western Digital Blue 2TB HDD
Case:Fractal Design Core 1100 Case
Power Supply:Corsair CX 550W 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular
Monitor:BenQ 75hz 1ms Response Time 24” Monitor
Cables:HDMI Cable
This gaming PC is designed with a the lowest cost possible in mind, and should be able to get 60 frames per second on low settings in most games. If you’re on a really tight budget, and want to run games at 60FPS, this may be your best bet. Granted, nothing’s really cheap in the current state of the market.

1080p 144FPS Budget Gaming PC:

Graphics Card:Radeon RX 570
Processor:Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard:Gigabyte B450M DS3H
RAM:G.Skill Aegis 16GB DDR4 (2X8GB)
Storage:TEAMGROUP GX2 1TB SSD (530MB/s)
Case:CoolerMaster MB311L
Power Supply:EVGA BQ 500W Semi-Modular PSU
Monitor:Asus VG248QG 24″ 165hz 1080p
Cables:For 144hz: DisplayPort Cable or HDMI 1.4 Cable
This gaming PC should be able to get 144 frames per second on most games on low settings, and as such is a great mid-range PC.

1660 Ti | Ryzen 5 2600x Build:

Graphics Card:GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Processor:Ryzen 5 2600x
Motherboard:ASRock B450M PRO4
RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB)
Storage:Crucial P2 500GB NVMe (2400MB/s)
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB (220MB/s)
Case:Corsair 275R Airflow: Black | White
Power Supply:Corsair CX 550W 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular PSU
Monitor:For 1080P: Asus VG248QG 24″ 165hz 1080p
For 1440P: Acer KG271U 27″ 75hz 1440p
Cables:For 144hz: DisplayPort Cable or HDMI 1.4 Cable
This build should easily get 144FPS in most games on 1080p and 60FPS in 1440p.

1080p 240FPS High-end Gaming PC:

Graphics Card:GIGABYTE Geforce RTX 2080 Ti
Processor:Intel Core i7-9700K
CPU Cooler:Hyper 212 EVO Cooler
Motherboard:MSI Z390 A PRO
RAM:G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
Storage:Samsung 970 EVO 1TB NVMe (3500MB/s)
Case:Corsair Carbide SPEC-05 Case
Power Supply:EVGA 750 BQ Semi-Modular PSU
Monitor:Alienware AW2518HF 240hz 1ms Response Time 25” Monitor
Cables:DisplayPort Cable: you’ll need this for 240hz
Additional:Thermal Paste: Not included with the Hyper 212 EVO
This PC will run most games on 240FPS on low settings, and many games at 240FPS on higher settings.

The Ultimate Gaming PC:

Graphics Card:Geforce RTX 3090 Graphics Card
Processor:Intel Core i9-10900K
CPU Cooler:Corsair H100i RGB Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard:Asus ROG STRIX Z490-E Motherboard
RAM:Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 128GB DDR4 RAM
Storage:Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe SSD
Case:Corsair iCUE 680X Smart Case RGB
Power Supply:Corsair RM 750W Gold-Certified Fully Modular PSU
Monitor:Asus ROG 360hz 1ms Monitor
Cables:DisplayPort Cable: you’ll need this for 240hz
Additional:Thermal Paste: Not included with the Corsair H100i
This build is the most powerful one available on the market. It should easily run any game at upwards of 360FPS, but its cost is proportional to its performance. Keep in mind that this build is largely for fun, as it would not be economical to build, and you could achieve 360FPS in most games with a cheaper build.


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