Building A Gaming PC

Gaming PC

A gaming PC is the peak standard of any PC set-up. Having one like can let you do many tasks easily like video editing, graphics design, project rendering, animation, and a whole lot more other than basic usage and video gaming. In order to build a gaming PC, here the following aspects you need to prioritize and make decisions with.

Budget And Store Preferences

Any PC gaming set-up starts with how much you can afford. You can base your budget on the price list of the components. Do not forget also to consider which store, either online delivery or physical, you will be buying your components.

System Requirements And Specifications

In order to decide what will be the capacity of the gaming PC you wish to build, you will need a reference. Each released game has a list showing you the minimum and recommended requirements in order to play it. If you choose the components, make sure their capacities match with the recommended requirements of the game.

If you plan to multitask, then you need components with much higher capacities than the recommended settings of the games you like. It will be much better to base on their maximum settings.

Recommended settings to consider in the decision-making

File size of the game and the installer (if the installer is a digital copy purchased from online platforms)

RAM requirement

Video graphics capacity requirements

After you determine the capacity in which you pattern your build, it is time to select the specific brands for the components. Take note that selecting the components according to their specifications will also depend on their compatibility. As an example, if you choose an Intel processor of a particular series, select the motherboard that is suited for Intel processors, not those built for AMD processors.

Computer Parts 

  • Processor                   = the basis of the rest of the choices
  • Motherboard             = will depend on the processor’s specifications
  • RAM modules            = will depend on the motherboard’s capacity
  • Video graphics card   = will depend on the motherboard’s compatibility
  • Power supply unit      = the wattage and amount of connectors based on the components’ electrical consumption; the higher, the better
  • AVR    = will depend on the wattage of the power supply unit; very helpful in an event of power interruptions and lessening the incurred damage.
  • Coolants         = must aim for thermal and electrical efficiency; have one for the processor, one for the graphics card, and a few for the air circulation inside the casing.
  • Casing             = will depend on the measurements of the purchased components and the room dedicated for the set-up
  • Hard drive      = can either be the traditional hard disk or SSD; the higher capacity, the more convenient in the long-run operation
  • Input devices  = consider comfort in selecting mouse, keyboard, and other peripherals (webcam, microphone)
  • Output devices           = consider the output capacity in selecting monitor and speakers


After purchasing the components, it is time to assemble the gaming PC. Assuming that you have the table set-up ready and a place where you can assemble properly, here are the major points you need to look out for. If in doubt, seek help from those with more knowledge and experience

Installing the electronic parts with utmost care and awareness (reading manuals can really help and start the order of installation similar to the order you select components to purchase)

Strategizing the attachment of coolants (consider the air dynamics like the inward flow of fresh air and exhaust of hot air without affecting the surroundings)

Organizing the components’ wires (the more they can be hidden, the more aesthetically pleasing the interior will be)


Once the hardware is done, you will now be dealing with the software. This part is probably the easiest and most time-consuming due to the wait for the installation processes to finish. Here is the software you need to install in chronological order.

Operating system

Hardware drivers

Software installation such as video games, office tools, and media players

Testing the limits by playing a graphics-rich game where the setting is set as maximum


Building a unit for PC gaming alone is possible but it is a bit tasking. Since it can be viewed as an investment for long-term usage, you don’t want to conduct trial-and-error methods. Research first and familiarize yourself with the details of the process before deciding to build a gaming PC.