May 23, 2024

Best gaming PC builds: budget, mid-range and high-end recommendations

For those about to build a gaming PC, we salute you. We’re big fans of building your own PC here at PC Gamer—not only is it often cheaper than buying a pre-built but you get to learn all about how a PC is pieced together. That can be incredibly helpful knowledge if you ever need to upgrade or troubleshoot your machine.

The first step to building your own PC is choosing your components. Below you’ll find three gaming PC builds, starting from a sub-$900 build to an all-out overkill rig at over $4,000. All the hardware in this guide are the parts I’d pick if I were building my own PC, and using my own experience and our expert reviews to guide me. The key components have been tested on our test bench to ensure they meet expectations.