• Summer 2017 PC Build Guide


    It is time for our yearly gaming PC building guide! This time we have numerous categories based on budget. For each PC build we exclude operating system, peripherals, and display, since those are all things you may or may not have already plus not every operating system choice costs money (Linux distros).

    Our choices are by no means the only ones, but these featured PC builds will help get anyone started. We are using Newegg as our point of reference since they charge no taxes for most states. Prices fluctuate of course, so our listed prices are not necessarily final.

    Right now, GPU prices have skyrocketed once again due to demand for cryptocurrency mining. Because of this, we have omitted two very important price ranges ($800-900 and $1200). It is not a good time to build a budget or mid range gaming PC right now because of GPU prices, so we are only including the budgets that make sense at present.


    Comments 9 Comments
    1. Enad's Avatar
      Enad -
      If prices/stock come back to normal within the year we will update this guide with two additional mid-range price points, unfortunately for now, these are the only types of builds we can rightfully recommend.
    1. Charcharo's Avatar
      Charcharo -
      Unfortunate we need to use the 1050 Ti. Bad price/performance unlike RX 570 and GTX 1050 but such is life ATM.
    1. Jester's Avatar
      Jester -
      Yeah we originally had an RX 570 in that build for a total of $535. pc just suck
    1. Enad's Avatar
      Enad -
      Quote Originally Posted by Charcharo View Post
      Unfortunate we need to use the 1050 Ti. Bad price/performance unlike RX 570 and GTX 1050 but such is life ATM.
      It's really not that bad. The 1050 Ti is way more capable than the regular 1050. It is worth the..$30 more it costs. It's just that the RX 570 basically makes it useless, but unfortunately as we all know can't find any 570s anymore.
    1. Grompz's Avatar
      Grompz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Enad View Post
      If prices/stock come back to normal within the year we will update this guide with two additional mid-range price points, unfortunately for now, these are the only types of builds we can rightfully recommend.
      Aren't there any build with r5 1600/1600X non-OC mobo and gtx 1070 that deserves some attention ?
    1. Jester's Avatar
      Jester -
      Quote Originally Posted by Grompz View Post
      Aren't there any build with r5 1600/1600X non-OC mobo and gtx 1070 that deserves some attention ?
      Not with current GTX 1070 prices and lack of stock.
    1. Enad's Avatar
      Enad -
      Quote Originally Posted by Grompz View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Enad View Post
      If prices/stock come back to normal within the year we will update this guide with two additional mid-range price points, unfortunately for now, these are the only types of builds we can rightfully recommend.
      Aren't there any build with r5 1600/1600X non-OC mobo and gtx 1070 that deserves some attention ?
      In the article itself we mention that we had to exclude two important price points because right now GTX 1070s, GTX 1060s, RX 570s, and RX 580's are all going for upwards of $500-$600, or just completely out of stock.
    1. Charcharo's Avatar
      Charcharo -
      I cant even find RX 560s or old 7970s... lol its bad situation these days.
    1. Jester's Avatar
      Jester -
      Updated with Ryzen 3! Also made a few other changes in the other builds.