How to save money by building a great PC computer for modern 3D gaming
DIY Build for PC Computers
With bands like Skillet making their own video games, and other modern video games coming out for 3D gaming, many people are discovering a good PC computer for playing video games can be expensive. Sure, you can find a gaming PC on Amazon or eBay for cheap, but will it play modern 3D graphics? Most will have slow load speeds and laggy gameplay if they can even play 3D games at all.
This do-it-yourself PC build will run modern 3D games smoothly for about half the price of buying a good gaming computer already made. This PC will boot up in 10-20 seconds, and launch modern video games in less than a minute, even with browser tabs open in the background.
The i5 processor is ideal if you don’t plan on streaming while you play games. If you do plan on streaming, you will want the i7 processor. The i7 comes with more cores and will allow you to run additional processes in the background without slowing down your game. Both processors are linked below.
The prices for these items were accurate on Amazon when we linked them, but may fluctuate.
What You Will Need to Build a Great Gaming PC
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100i Liquid CPU Cooler – $119.99
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4-3200 – $109.99
Motherboard: Asus Prime Z390-P – $132.99
SSD Storage: Intel SSD 660P M.2 1TB – $130.99
Case: Corsair iCUE 220T – $96.97
Thermal Compound: Arctic MX-4 – $12.99
i5 non-streaming build: $1,370.88
i7 streaming build: $1,498.21
While we were researching this build, the price on some items shot up and other items became unavailable, so get them while they are available or be prepared to search Amazon for similar components on your own.
Building a computer with these recommended parts will save you up to 50% of the price of a comparable PC computer and will allow gaming with modern 3D games and will also be a great office PC. This build for PC computers will save you money and give you a device you can effectively play modern 3D video games on.
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Amazon Equipment List:
Intel BX80684I79700KF Core i7-9700KF Coffee Lake Processor
MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDRR6 256-bit HDMI/DP NVLink Torx Fan Turing Architecture Overclocked Graphics Card (RTX 2070 Super Ventus OC)
Intel Solid State Drive (SSD), 660P Series, 1 TB
CORSAIR CARBIDE 275R Mid-Tower Gaming Case, Tempered Glass- Black (CC-9011132-WW)
CORSAIR RMX Series, RM750x, 750 Watt, 80+ Gold , Fully Modular Power Supply (Renewed)
ARCTIC MX-4 – Thermal Compound Paste For Coolers | Heat Sink Paste | Composed of Carbon Micro-particles | Easy to Apply | High Durability – 4 Grams
Corsair Hydro Series H100i PRO RGB AIO Liquid CPU Cooler, 240mm, Dual ML120 PWM Fans, Intel 115x/2066, AMD AM4
Asus Prime Z370-P II GA1151 (Intel 9th Gen) DDR4 HDMI DVI M.2 Z370 II ATX Motherboard with Gigabit LAN and USB 3.1
Corsair CMK32GX4M2D3000C16 Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000) C16 1.35V Desktop Memory Black
Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X Advanced Gigabit Ethernet Routers ER-X 256MB Storage 5 Gigabit RJ45 ports
BenQ 24 Inch 1080P Monitor | 75 Hz for Gaming | Proprietary Eye-Care Tech |Adaptive Brightness for Image Quality | GL2480
BenQ 24 Inch 1080P Monitor | 75 Hz for Gaming | Proprietary Eye-Care Tech |Adaptive Brightness for Image Quality | GL2480,Black
SteelSeries Rival 3 Gaming Mouse – 8,500 CPI TrueMove Core Optical Sensor – 6 Programmable Buttons – Split Trigger Buttons – Brilliant Prism RGB Lighting
Logitech Desktop MK120 Durable, Comfortable, USB Mouse and keyboard Combo
DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Dp Display Port to DVI Converter Male to Male Gold-Plated Cord 6 Feet Black Cable for Lenovo, Dell, HP and Other Brand
SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface – Medium Cloth – Best Selling Mouse Pad of All Time – Optimized For Gaming Sensors – Maximum Control, Black
VicTsing Mouse Pad with Stitched Edge, Premium-Textured Mouse Mat, Non-Slip Rubber Base Mousepad for Laptop, Computer & PC, 10.2×8.3×0.08 inches, Black
AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat-6 Ethernet Patch Internet Cable – 10 Feet (3 Meters)
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable, 10 Feet, 1-Pack