They say if you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime. It’s easy to look at the builds listed in the latter half of this article, buy the parts, and put a computer together. While, I am happy to give you some ideas that way, I also want to teach you a few things about picking components so that you will become able to compile your own builds. The meat and potatoes of this tutorial will hopefully do just that, so read on!
In this guide, you will find complete gaming rig setups for varying budgets, ranging from $500 to several thousand dollars. Although, the last one is mostly for fun. I do not own each and every component listed, so I cannot personally verify their performance and/or perfect compatibility. What I can do is promise you that I have meticulously devised and revised this list to the best of my ability as a gaming enthusiast. At the end of the day, I cannot be held responsible for anything you do of your own accord.
Technology grows and changes quickly, so guides like this need to grow and change, as well. The feedback you fine readers provide is very much appreciated, and is seriously considered when formulating new editions. Please let your voice be heard if you have any suggestions. As always, the quoted prices are from Newegg.com and do not include tax or shipping. Peripherals and operating systems are also omitted.