Build Generator Overview:
Our PC Build Generator takes in your desired computer specifications and capabilities and generates a PC that fits your needs while ensuring that all components are compatible with each other. Here’s an overview of the parameters (some aren’t incredibly intuitive, so read up if you’re confused):
Overclocking is the practice of increasing your CPU’s clock speed so that it runs faster. Basically, you’re making it more powerful by making it work harder. Only certain motherboards and CPUs support overclocking, so you’ll need to select “Yes” if you want to do this.
If you don’t know much about overclocking, it’s not a huge deal. It won’t affect your PC’s performance very much, and is more of a hobby for hardcore enthusiasts looking to squeeze the most possible performance from their CPU.
If you don’t have a Windows key and want one, we’ll add Windows 10 Home to the component list.
It’s important to know that you don’t actually need a Windows license anymore to use Windows 10. You’ll just have a watermark in the bottom right corner of your screen until you activate, and a couple of other minor features are limited (like no custom backgrounds).
This one’s pretty simple as well; do you want RGB lighting on your case and RAM? RGB cases tend to cost a little bit more, which is why it’s even a question.
This is simply how much storage capacity you want. We’d recommend sticking with 1-2TB unless you’re planning on stockpiling clips or games (or if you intend on installing more than one COD title). If you want more than 4TB we’d recommend getting Seagate’s 8TB drive (or several) in addition to an NVMe, as this is currently the most cost-efficient drive available.
Game Hardware Difficulty:
This one’s a little bit complicated, but not too bad. We’ve designated three difficulties: Low, Medium, or High. This difficulty designates how hard a game is for a computer to run. In other words, if a game is High difficulty, it will take a much more powerful GPU to run games at the same framerate as a Low difficulty game with a lesser GPU.
This is obviously an inexact science, but our goal is to create a system in which even the most demanding game in a difficulty category will be able to run consistently at the desired FPS and settings specified in the other categories.
Examples of Low difficulty games include:
- Fortnite (Performance Mode)
Examples of Medium difficulty games include:
- Apex Legends
Examples of High difficulty games include:
- Call of Duty: Warzone
- GTA V
- Battlefield V
We’d recommend cross-checking the system the build generator recommends with whatever titles you intend on playing, just to be safe. This will allow for better precision since you can see exact framerates in the specific game at the exact settings you intend to play on.
For the FPS parameter, choose the frames per second you want to be able to run games at (Choose N/A if you won’t be using the computer for gaming). For more information in selecting your framerate, check out these resources:
We currently support three thresholds:
We’re considering adding 75FPS and 165FPS in the future to accommodate 75hz and 165hz monitors, and as technology advances we may also add 360hz. For now, though, we’re sticking with the three most popular refresh rates.