Info PC Build Guide: The Best Gaming PC (2017)

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  1. Archaos

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    Build guide: The best gaming PC

    By PC Gamer 17 days ago

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    Great performance for a reasonable price.
    The best cheap gaming PC
    (<$500/£500) - Our alternative to buying a console.
    The best budget gaming PC
    (~$750/£750) - A good entry-level system.
    The best gaming PC
    (~$1,250/£1,250) - Our recommended midrange build for most gamers.
    The best high-end gaming PC
    (~$2,000/£2,000) - Everything a gamer could want.
    The best extreme gaming PC
    (>$3,000/£3,000) - You won the lotto and are going all-in on gaming.

    The best gaming PC isn't one you buy: it's one you build. Building PCs can be a very expensive hobby, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a great, powerful build for a reasonable price. Not everyone needs to play games at 4K, after all. The trick is to build a PC that will offer impressive performance now while still delivering the power needed to play games at least two to three years in the future.

    We have system builds for everyone here at PC Gamer, with five builds each targeting a different price. From the cheap build starting below $500 / £500 up through an extreme system priced well north of $3,000 / £3,000, we have your back. This guide represents the balanced option, giving you what we feel is the best PC gaming system that balances price and performance for around $1,250 / £1,250.

    This midrange PC is designed to give outstanding marks for 1080p gaming, with solid 1440p performance as well. This is mostly achieved by virtue of the video card, thanks to the advent of the GTX 1070, though CPU and RAM do come into play as well. What this machine won’t be aimed at is those who need extra computing power for video, sound, and image editing. For those uses, you’ll need to spend more for a CPU that can deliver on those tasks. Similarly, gaming at 4K is best reserved for builds sporting one or more higher-end GTX 1080 Ti GPUs.

    The price point also doesn't account for the operating system or any peripherals. Check out our buying guides for the best mouse, keyboard, and gaming monitor for our favorite picks to pair with your new rig.

    Components
    Today's best andIntel Core i5-7600K,MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon,Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070,Ripjaws V Series DDR4-2666 16GB (2x8GB),Intel 600p 512GB,Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo,EVGA SuperNOVA G1 650W,NZXT S340 deals

    Additional Resources:

    Toms Hardware: Best Cases
    The Tech Buyer's Guide: The best $1500 PC
    Best Nvidia 1080TI deals: Nvidia 1080TI
     
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  2. Archaos

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    Components
    Today's best andIntel Core i5-7600K,MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon,Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070,Ripjaws V Series DDR4-2666 16GB (2x8GB),Intel 600p 512GB,Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo,EVGA SuperNOVA G1 650W,NZXT S340 deals

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    Intel Core i5-7600K
    $239.99
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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
    $449.99
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    EVGA SuperNOVA G1 650W
    $89.99
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    MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon
    $164.99
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    G.Skill Ripjaws V Series DDR4-2666 16GB (2x8GB)
    $127.95
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    Intel 600p 512GB
    $201.47
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    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
    $27.96
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    NZXT S340
    $64.99
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    We based this build on prices we could find at the time we updated this article, but prices do change. You'll find real-time prices for the parts in the list above and the part descriptions below.
     
  3. Neil_Hines

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    Believe me when I say this, that, "There is no best gaming PC" as every gamer wants something more than their current rig. But if you're looking for some really good and branded prebuilt gaming PCs then I would suggest you to for Aurora R5, 'cause, it's the best one out there that I have tested.
     

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