Gaming Computer Parts List 2017

On this page I will cover three different gaming computer builds which will vary based on your budget and how much gaming performance means to you. While you can get the parts you want from almost any computer part or speciality store, I would recommend using Amazon.com. They have a great return policy if any of the parts do not work and they are also very quick with shipping.

If you already have amazon prime you can get 2 day shipping on most of the parts and there is no extra shipping fee like other websites have. The prices on this website are extremely good, but they do fluctuate since they do have weekend sells every one to two months.

If you choose to build a computer with parts that are not on one of the lists, that is perfectly fine and installing all the items will pretty much be the exact same steps. However, you need to make sure that the parts are compatible with each other. The things that you need to check are as followed:

  1. Make sure to match the processor socket type and motherboard socket types! (eg. LGA-1150 CPU with LGA-1150 motherboard)
  2. Make sure DDR4 1800 memory matches to DDR4 1800 motherboards (or DDR3 memory with DDR3 motheboards etc)

Selecting the Computer Type for You

The first of three different types that I will be covering is a Basic Gaming Computer. This computer is fairly cheap but does not have A LOT to offer in terms of gaming (unless the video card is added for about $179). It will get the job done for those looking to have a computer for the family to use and for simple games. While this computer might not be able to handle good graphics in the newer games, it is the best and cheapest option for those just looking to have a computer for casual gaming use.

The second type of computer I will be covering is your Moderate Gaming Computer. This computer will cost a little more than your basic gaming performance computer, but will have a lot more to offer in terms of gaming and video editing. This computer is for someone who spends a decent amount of time on the computer. It will be able to handle just about anything you can throw at it but might not have optimal performance with graphically intense games. This gaming computer will be able to run most games on moderate settings with no problems (such as World of Warcraft, Black Desert Online, Final Fantasy 15, The Division, Call of Duty and Battlefield). While this computer is not TOP of the line, it is still very good and will get the job done for most of your gaming needs.

The third and final type of computer I will cover is your Elite Gaming Performance Computer. This computer is for the person who spends A LOT of time on the computer while enjoying some hardcore gaming. It will be able to handle ANYTHING you can throw at it and still flourish. This is the most expensive build, but with the amount of time you spend on the computer it is well worth it. It runs extremely quick, very smooth and even in games with max graphics you will have perfect frames per second! If you play games such as World of Warcraft, Black Desert Online, Final Fantasy 15, The Division, Call of Duty and Battlefield on a daily basis or competitively this is the build you want.

Basic Gaming Computer

This computer set-up will cost roughly $450.
Computer Case: VIVO ATX Mid Tower Computer Gaming PC Case
Power Supply: EVGA 500 W1 80+, 500W Continuous Power Supply
CPU: AMD FX-6300 6-Core Processor Black Edition
CPU Fan: Comes with the CPU. No additional CPU Fan needed.
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard
Hard Drive: WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive – 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s
CD/DVD Drive: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner – Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti SC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Memory Modules: Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Memory

Moderate Gaming Computer

This computer set-up will cost roughly $910.
Computer Case: Apevia X-SNIPER2-GN ATX Mid Tower PC Gaming Case
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G1 80+ GOLD, 750W Fully Modular
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K Processor 3.5 GHz LGA 1150
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper T4 CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 3 LGA 1150 Z97 Gaming Audio and Networking ATX Motherboard
Solid State Drive (“Hard Drive”): Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD
Note: This build uses a SSD drive for faster game loading times. SSD’s are more expensive for smaller space. Alternatively you could use the HDD in the Basic Gaming Computer build if you want more space, but slower game loads.
*Optional*: Hard Drive for increased Storage: WD Blue 1TB Desktop HDD
CD/DVD Drive: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner – Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SSC GAMING ACX 2.0+ Graphics Card
Memory Modules: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 2x8GB DDR3 2400MHz PC3 19200 Memory

Elite Gaming Computer

The build that I am going to recommend for the “Elite Gaming PC” is almost the same computer that I have built for myself. This computer really is top of the line and runs very quick and smoothly. It will handle perfectly any game you can throw at it with max graphics and amazing frames per second. Since I’ve built my computer, I have had 4 more of my friends come to me asking for the build, and they built the EXACT same PC that I have, with all 4 of them also falling in love with it.

This computer set-up will cost roughly $1300, or $1360 if you buy the extra hard drive space which at this point is definitely worth it.

Computer Case: Apevia X-SNIPER2-GN ATX Mid Tower PC Gaming Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM Series 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular Power Supply
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz 4 Core Turbo Boost LGA 1150 Processor
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper T4 CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
Motherboard: MSI ATX DDR3 2400 LGA 1150 Z97 Motherboard
Solid State Drive: Crucial MX200 500GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
*Optional*: Hard Drive for increased Storage: WD Blue 1TB Desktop HDD
CD/DVD Drive: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner – Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+
Memory Modules:Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Memory

Recommended Accessories

Gaming Mouse Choices

  1. UtechSmart Venus 16400 DPI High Precision Laser MMO Gaming Mouse
  2. Razer Naga Ergonomic MMO Gaming Mouse

Gaming Keyboards
There are all kinds of fancy keyboards out there, but nothing beats a well built mechanical keyboard

  1. Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  2. Logitech G710 Blue Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Gaming Headsets
I prefer Corsair’s wireless Dolby headsets that have plenty of battery power. However, there are many other cheaper alternatives that are still decent like Logitech

  1. Corsair Gaming H2100 Dolby 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset
  2. Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset

Gaming Surround Sound System

  1. Genius GX-Gaming 5.1 Surround Sound 80 Watts Gaming Speaker System with Remote Control
  2. Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506

Gaming Monitors
**Tip: Don’t go over 25 inches for gaming purposes otherwise you have to move your head to find targets which will slow you down

  1. LG Electronics UM57 25UM57 25-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor
  2. Acer GN246HL Bbid 24-Inch 3D Gaming Display

Get your game on!

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