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 DDR4 RAM (2x4GB)
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:BenQ GW2480 24″ 60hz 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.

AMD 1080p 60FPS Budget Gaming PC:

Graphics Card:Radeon RX 560 4GB
Processor:Ryzen 3 3100
Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-A320M Motherboard
RAM:G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB DDR4 RAM (2x4GB)
Storage:TEAMGROUP GX2 1TB SSD (530 MB/s)
Case:Fractal Design Core 1100
Power Supply:Corsair CX450M 450W Bronze Semi-Modular
Monitor:Asus VP227HE 21.5″ 1ms 1080p
Cables:HDMI Cable

This gaming PC is designed with 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.

Intel/Nvidia 1080p 60FPS Budget Gaming PC:

Graphics Card:Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
Processor:Core i3-10100F
Motherboard:ASROCK B460M-HDV
RAM:G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB DDR4 RAM (2x4GB)
Storage:TEAMGROUP GX2 1TB SSD (530 MB/s)
Case:Fractal Design Core 1100
Power Supply:Corsair CX450M 450W Bronze Semi-Modular
Monitor:Asus VP228HE 21.5″ 1ms 1080p
Cables:HDMI Cable

If you’re looking for a budget 60FPS gaming PC but prefer Intel and Nvidia, this is the build you want. Currently the i3-10100F is about $70 cheaper than the Ryzen 3 3100, so this build is slightly more affordable. It will get 60FPS steadily in any game.

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:PNY CS3030 1TB NVMe SSD (3500MB/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.

1650 | i3-10100 Build:

Graphics Card:Core i3-10100F
Processor:MSI Ventus GTX 1650
Motherboard:ASRock B560M-HDV
RAM:G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR4 (2x4GB)
Storage:PNY CS3030 1TB NVMe SSD (3500MB/s)
Case:Fractal Design Focus G
Power Supply:EVGA 550W B5
Monitor:Dell S2421HF 24″ 1ms 1080p
Cables:For 144hz: DisplayPort Cable or HDMI 1.4 Cable

This was our Build of the Month for March 2021. It is very affordable, and can push 120 frames in almost any game. For steady 144FPS or running games at higher resolutions/settings, try a 1660 Ti or 1660 Super.

1660 Super | Ryzen 5 3600x Build:

Graphics Card:GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Super
Processor:Ryzen 5 3600x
Motherboard:ASRock B450M PRO4
RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB)
Storage:PNY CS3030 500GB NVMe SSD (3500MB/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 i7-10700KF
CPU Cooler:be quiet! Pure Rock 2 150W
Motherboard:MSI Z490 A PRO
RAM:G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
Storage:PNY CS3030 2TB NVMe SSD (3500MB/s)
Case:Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow
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. It packs more than enough power to run any game at 240FPS at 1080p, and can handle high resolutions and settings while still maintaining a competitive framerate.

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:PNY CS3140 2TB NVMe SSD with Heatsink (7500MB/s)
Case:Corsair iCUE 680X Smart Case RGB
Power Supply:Corsair RM 750W Gold Fully Modular PSU
Monitor:Asus ROG 360hz 1ms Monitor
Cables:DisplayPort Cable: you’ll need this for 360hz
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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