Published on June 4th, 2017 | by Brandon1
PC Build Guide – June 2017
Welcome to the June 2017 version of our PC build guides. We have implemented hard price limits ($800, $1400, $2000) on ourselves and have had to make trade-offs with each build. Your personal budget will likely be flexible, but we hope this article will give you a baseline. You can of course spend more or spend less, but you often run into a case of diminishing returns at either end. Please keep in mind that pricing information is immediate and may not necessarily reflect real prices by the time you have read this article.
After an accidental extended hiatus, our build guides have returned with a vengeance! Starting this month, we’ve removed the $500 Starter build and renamed the $800 build to “The Essentials” to signify that $800 is a good essential set of parts that gets the job done, but doesn’t have many frills. While it’s certainly possible to build a gaming PC for under $500, we’ve found that it’s often a challenge to put together a list of parts that we would actually purchase ourselves at the $500 price point. And if you’re planning to build a gaming PC, there’s a good chance that you’ve already budgeted to spend more than $500 anyway. We’ve also increased our maximum price points for the Enthusiast and Professional builds by $100 and $200, respectively, to represent a bit more diversity across each build. Without further ado, check out the builds below!
The Essentials ($800)
The Enthusiast ($1400)
The Professional ($2000)
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