Gaming PC Builds of the Month June 2017

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June 2017 Gaming PC Builds of the Month

Gaming PC Builds of the Month: June 2017

This month we have a jam packed gaming pc builds of the month article – honestly there has to be a build for most of any individuals looking to build a pc for gaming under various budgets. This includes builds under $1500, $1300, $1000, $800 and $600. For those that have tuned in before to these build updates, you may notice a new build that has been added into the mix – that is a brand new AMD Ryzen Gaming PC Build for under $800, which seems to fill the gap nicely between the previous $600 / $1000 Intel builds. The thinking behind this was that the Ryzen 5 CPU line is a great choice for a performance / price solution in this budget range rather than going from the $600 builds i3 to a locked Intel i5.

Also thank you to everyone who commented and tuned into last months article where we had a small giveaway for some hot swap drive bays – the winners will be announced shortly so stay tuned for that.

If you are building your dream high-end gaming pc build in your respective budget, feel free to ask any questions in the comments section and I’ll be more than willing to help you out.

Best of luck building and I hope you enjoy the June 2017 gaming pc builds of the month 🙂


Gaming PC Builds 2017 - High End Level

$1500 or $1300 PC Build June 2017

Performance: Game with Extreme settings and High FPS at resolutions of 1920×1080 (1080P) & 2560×1440 (1440p) + good gameplay at 4K

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Estimated Price : $1426 (*using the GTX 1080 Graphics Card) – (June 2017)

or

$1299 (*using the GTX 1070 Graphics Card) – (June 2017)

Processor

Intel  i5 7600K 7th Gen Core Desktop Processors

$234.99
Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO – CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan $28.99
Motherboard ASRock Z270 KILLER SLI/AC LGA 1151 Intel Z270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboards $178.99
Graphics Card GTX 1080: Gigabyte GeForce GTX GV-N1080G1 GAMING-8GD Video Graphics Cards

*Note: Use this for an under $1500 Gaming PC Build
Performance: Good 4K & Best VR

OR


GTX 1070: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5 256 bit PCI-E 3.0 x 16 Windforce OC (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD)
*Note: Use this for an under $1300 Gaming PC Build
Performance: Best 1440p & Good VR

$498.68


$372.16


 

 

RAM

$115.99
SSD SanDisk Ultra II 500GB SATA III SSD – 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive – SDSSDHII-500G-G25 $184.95
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 750W 220-G2-0750-XR Fully Modular Power Supply $109.99
Computer Case Raidmax Alpha Black Gaming Case $74.99

Overview: Gaming PC Build ( Under $1500 or $1300 )

This gaming pc build can either be $1300 to $1500 depending on which graphics card you choose: The GTX 1070 or GTX 1080.

The budget you choose for this gaming pc build depends on whether you choose the GTX 1070 or the GTX 1080. This is dependent both on budget and what performance you are expecting from your gaming pc build; such as at what resolutions you see yourself gaming at and at what settings. For higher resolutions (say max 1440p into 4k choose a GTX 1080 and for high-max 1440p resolutions choose a GTX 1070).

The cpu we have in this pc build is a part of the 7th Generation Kaby Lake cpu line. This cpu is an Intel i5 7600K processor. This processor still has an LGA 1151 socket and is compatible with the newer Z270 chipset motherboards. With the 7600K cpu we need a cpu cooler, so to pair with this we have a Cooler Master Hyper 212 cpu air cooler, which is still very compatible and is a very long standing quality air cpu cooler – there is no stock cooler with this cpu so this is definitely needed.

For our high-end graphics cards, we have a choice of two separate graphics cards: A  GTX 1080 OR a GTX 1070 (choose one or the other depending on what performance you are expecting – also search benchmarks for these cards for specific games you want to play). Now if you want the highest possible performing gaming pc in this build, then go with the GTX 1080 otherwise go with the GTX 1070 for great QHD (1440p) gameplay or the GTX 1080 for beyond that. Both are great cards and the GTX 1080 June be more for those who want to play the highest demanding of games at the highest frame rates easily at 1440p resolutions and do quite well at 4K.

For the motherboard we have a newer highly rated Z270 chipset board – the ASRock Z270 Killer SLI/ac motherboard. This board is a rare one considering its price, in that it has on-board wifi & bluetooth, a good ability to overclock memory and overall a very efficient motherboard. The complete specification of this motherboard as provided by asrock.com include:

(Check out Tomshardware’s review of the ASRock Z270 motherboard for a great in depth review of this motherboard)

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron®Processors (Socket 1151)
  • Supports DDR4 3733+(OC)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1
  • NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD Quad CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DVI-D
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
  • 6 SATA3, 2 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 8 USB 3.0 (1 Type-C, 2 Front, 5 Rear)
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • Intel® 802.11ac WiFi
  • ASRock AURA RGB LED

The included RAM/memory, we have 16GB (two 8GB sticks) of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM, which is a healthy amount of memory for this high performing gaming pc build.

There has been a change in storage this month to a SanDisk Ultra II 500GB SSD – plenty of space to get started with your build. If you think you want to milk as much speed and performance as possible you could also opt for a PCIe SSD (as shown in the hardware alternatives below).

For the Power Supply Unit (PSU), we have an efficient EVGA SuperNOVA 750 P2, which is a Platinum rated power supply which essentially means that this PSU is roughly 92% efficient at 50% capacity.

The pc case chosen for the high-end gaming pc build this month is the new Raidmax Alpha gaming case. This is black steel case that even comes with an RGB controller – I mean RGB is all the rage these days right – overall this is a solid affordable brand new pc case well worth the purchase. Learn more about the Raidmax Alpha at the specifications page over at raidmax.com.


You Can View All The $1300 2017 Gaming PC Builds Here


June 2017 (Under $1300 or $1500) PC Build Upgrade Suggestions

The hardware upgrades you see here are recommendations for the above June 2017 PC Build. You can choose one or all of the hardware and it will be compatible with the above build and improve it’s performance in some way.

The included cpu in the $1500 / $1300 pc build is an i5 7600K, but should you be considering something like high-end video editing or graphics rendering, you could consider an Intel i7 7700K cpu.

The above gaming pc build does include an SSD, which is perfectly suited for most gamers and pc builder in general, but if someone were searching for the fastest and one of the most efficient methods of storage, you could consider a premium PCIe Solid State Drive, such as the Plextor 512Gb M.2 PCIe SSD below.

If you want more than the included air cpu cooler included in the main build, then below is the Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 liquid cpu cooler. This cooler would be a substitute for the above included Hyper 212 EVO air cpu cooler and would provide a quieter, more efficient / more customized cooling experience. This option would be best purchased now rather then later so as to save on buying only one cooler for your PC (learn more at corsair.com).

The final upgrade you see below is an EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which is a newly release card that now replaces the previous Titan X graphics card. The GTX 1080 Ti performs very similarly to the Titan X, but at a fraction of the cost!

CPU UPGRADE *New
Intel 7700K Kaby Lake CPU PC BuildIntel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K – Do more then gaming? Then perhaps an Intel i7 might be the right choice ($336.91)

GRAPHICS CARD UPGRADE

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FOUNDERS EDITION GAMING, 11GB GDDR5X, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) Graphic Cards 11G-P4-6390-KRi *New– For the best possible 4K gaming experience  –  Performance of a Titan X at a fraction of the cost! ($699.99)

CPU COOLER UPGRADE

Purchase a liquid CPU cooler (instead of the included air cooler): Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CW-9060025-WW ($104.99)

STORAGE UPGRADE

PCIe SSD (faster): Plextor M8Pe 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid-State Drive with Heatsink (PX-512M8PeG) ($214.99)


Gaming PC Builds 2017 - Mid Range Level

$1000 June 2017 Gaming PC Build

Capability: Game with Extreme settings at 1920X1080 resolutions up to Higher Settings at 2560×1440 (2K)

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Estimated Price: $951 (June 2017)
Processor Intel  i5 7600K 7th Gen Core Desktop Processors

$234.39
Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO – CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2) $28.99  
Motherboard $132.49
Graphics Card

PowerColor AXRX 580 8GBD5-3DHDV2/OC AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB Red Dragon V2 Graphics Card  *new release – check for availability! $259.99

 

RAM $59.99
SSD $94.98
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1 80+ GOLD, 650W Continuous Power, Fully Modular 10 Year Warranty Power Supply 120-G1-0650-XR $79.99
Computer Case $59.99

Overview: $1000 2017 Gaming PC Build

The $1000 gaming pc build for June 2017 is for anyone who wants to get the most out of any game at 1080p into 2K resolutions for under $1000. We are coining this as the “mid-range” build, as it does sit nicely below the budget and high-end builds in this article, but don’t let that deceive you. This PC build that will probably cover most of any average gamers needs. Who is an average game you might say – well those who want an affordable pc that they get to custom build to play the most modern games at the highest settings on the most used resolutions (such at 1080p into 1440p).

Intel now has a newer Intel i5 7600K, which is clocked slightly higher, and is able to oveclock even higher.  To pair with this cpu we have a Cooler Master Hyper 212 cpu cooler as you do need one and it is one of the best bang for your buck air coolers on the market capable of supporting overclocking quite easily.

Now for the graphics card – we have a *very newly release RX 580 8Gb graphics card – in fact this card is in such great demand at the moment it’s not always easy to pick up, so do search around for another reference RX 580 if the one linked above isn’t available. This is a newly released card meant to replace the previous version, the RX 480. To learn more about how this card performs, you can check out the Tomshardware full benchmark review, which essentially concludes with that the RX 580 is a slight increase over the previous 480 – so basically get the 580 if you don’t already have the 480, otherwise keep that 480.

The motherboard has also been switched up this month to a MSI Pro Series Intel Z270 SLI PLUS, which is a solid newer Z270 chipset board with enough features for most general gamers. Here are the specifications as laid out by msi.com:

  • Supports 7th / 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • Supports DDR4-3800+(OC) Memory
  • DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
  • VR Ready and VR Boost: Best virtual reality experience without latency, reduces motion sickness
  • Audio Boost 4: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for a true HI-FI experience
  • MULTI-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports NVIDIA SLI™ & AMD Crossfire™
  • EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
  • Twin Turbo M.2 with Steel Armor: Delivering Speeds Up to 32Gb/s, Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • M.2 Genie: Setting up RAID for M.2 much easier and faster
  • Lightning USB: Double bandwidth, supports USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A + Type C
  • X-Boost: Great tool to boost your USB & Storage performance
  • Double ESD Protection: Double layer grounding motherboard mounting holes
  • Military Class 5, Guard-Pro: Latest evolution in high quality components for best protection and efficiency
  • Click BIOS 5: Award-winning BIOS with high resolution scalable font, favorites and search function

The RAM included is the affordable kit of Ballistix Sport LT 8GB kit, which is enough memory for most standard gaming pc builds, and you always have the option to upgrade more in the future if need be with the extra couple of slots on the included motherboard – so if you do want that ful 16GB memory in the feature just keep an eye out for RAM deals.

For this pc builds storage, we have a SK Hynix 256GB SSD, which is a great value SSD. Should you want more than the 250GB, then you can look at the high-end build for another SSD option as well or in the hardware alternatives table below.

The included power supply unit used in this months $1000 pc build is the EVGA SuperNOVA G1 650W power supply, which is a great PSU with all modular cables and it provides the perfect amount of power for this build along with room for some upgrades. For it’s price, quality and the fact that it’s modular makes this a perfect choice.

For the pc case, we have a second Raidmax cases included in this month gaming pc builds of the month article for June 2017 – for this build we have the Raidmax Delta gaming case that comes in either the profiles orange, blue or black. The reason why I love this case is that aside from its good looks, it’s actually a very simple case that Tomshardware (see the review here) even states as being “a reasonable case option for buyers who’ve spent most of their limited budget on graphics”. Learn more about the Raidmax Delta at raidmax.com. *Note: this case does come with 1 fan, but has plenty of space for up to 8 – so you can always add more to keep this case flowing nicely.


You Can View All The $1000 2017 Gaming PC Builds Here


June 2017 $1000 PC Build Upgrade Suggestions

Below are the upgrade ideas for your under $1000 June 2017 pc build depending on your budget or future performance upgrades.

For the #1 gaming performance boost for this build, you could consider going straight for a GTX 1070 graphics card, which could max those games out in 2K without a problem, which will enable higher frame rates in more demanding games (also see the $1300 / $1500 gaming pc build, which also uses this graphics card).

If you want more than the included 256GB storage SSD in the main build, you could consider bumping your SSD up to the 500GB Sandisk Ultra II  giving you nearly double the space and a slight bump in your read/write storage speed.

You could also go with a liquid cpu cooler such as the Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 in place of the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO  air cooler already included in the above build. This could help keep things quiet and a tad cooler when overclocking and it offers a more customize cooling experience.

I have also included a PSU upgrade this month – that is the EVGA 650Watt P2, which is a Platinum rated Power Supply Unit giving you an extra boost in power efficiency, which could save a tad on power as it uses it more efficiently. To learn more about the EVGA P2 specifications please visit the EVGA P2 information page.

STORAGE UPGRADE

Add a Larger Faster SSD:

SanDisk Ultra II 500GB SATA III SSD – 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive – SDSSDHII-500G-G25 ($184.95) –

GRAPHICS CARD UPGRADE

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5 256 bit PCI-E 3.0 x 16 Windforce OC (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD) Price: $372.16

PSU UPGRADE

Upgrade to a Platinum efficient power supply – EVGA SuperNOVA 650 P2, 80+ PLATINUM 650W , Fully Modular , EVGA ECO Mode, 10 Year Warranty , Includes FREE Power On Self Tester, Power Supply 220-P2-0650-X1 ($99.99)

 

CPU COOLER UPGRADE

Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler , Black- Add a liquid CPU Cooler for quieter, more customized and efficient cooling ($92.50)


Gaming PC Builds 2017 - Entry Level

$800 June 2017 Gaming PC Build – AMD Ryzen

Capability: Game at Smoothly with High settings and FPS at 1920X1080 resolutions in most games at maxed settings

Hardware Link Price Image
Estimated Price: $757 (June 2017)
Processor
$189.09
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming AMD RYZEN AM4 B350 SMART FAN 5 HDMI M.2 SATA USB 3.1 Type-A ATX DDR4 Motherboard $111.99
Graphics Card MSI RX 570 ARMOR 4G OC GAMING Radeon RX 570 GDDR5 4GB CrossFire FinFET DirectX 12 Graphics Card *new card – check availability!

 

$174.99
RAM Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin – BLS2K4G4D240FSE (Red) $59.99
SSD SK Hynix Flash Memory 2.5″ 250 GB Internal Solid State Drives HFS250G32TND-N1A2A $90.87
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1, 80+ GOLD 650W, Fully Modular, 10 Year Warranty, Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply 120-G1-0650-XR $79.99
Computer Case ROSEWILL ATX Case , Mid Tower Case with Blue LED Fan / Gaming Case for PC with Side Window Panel & 3 Fans Pre-Installed , Computer Case 2 x USB3.0 Port – NAUTILUS $49.99

Overview: $800 Ryzen Gaming PC Build

This is a brand new addition to our gaming pc builds of the month article – since the release of the new Ryzen 5 cpus there has been a ton of hype around how well they perform. The CPU included in this build is the Ryzen 1500x – which is a quad core Ryzen 5 CPU – an alternative cpu I would suggest as well is the Ryzen 1600 (a six core Ryzen 5 cpu) should you have an extra $30 or so to spend on this build. If you want a very well done review of the Ryzen 5 cpus with regards to gaming and in comparison to the higher end Intel CPUs then do check out techpowerup.com’s review of the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X cpu.

If you are looking for a significant bump up from he below $600 gaming pc build, then this under $800 Ryzen gaming pc build is the perfect solution –

The graphics card suggested above is the same as the $600 build, which is an RX 570 graphics card. Do note that this card is very popular right now so you may have to do a little searching if the one linked above isn’t available.

The motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming board which includes some goodies (learn more: gigabyte.us) –

  • Supports AMD Ryzen™ & 7th Generation A-series/ Athlon™ Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Fast 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-A
  • 2-Way CrossFire™ Multi-Graphics Support
  • Ultra-Fast PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 with PCIe NVMe & SATA mode support
  • High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting
  • Realtek® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
  • Smart Fan 5 features 6 Temperature Sensors and 4 Hybrid Fan Headers
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities

The RAM used in this build is similar to the other builds, which is a kit of Ballistix Sport LT 8GB ram – plenty of ram for now with room to grow later should you need. The Storage included is a SK Hynix Flash Memory 2.5″ 250 GB SSD, and the PSU provides a whopping 650W using the EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1.

Finally, the pc case used for this build is a Rosewill Nautilus, which is a budget case with tons of room for most of any upgrades you’d ever need for this build. Some of the specifications include (learn more at rosewill.com):

  • Top-mounted I/O Ports: USB 3.0
    x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, Audio In/Out
  • Side Window Panel
  • Honeycomb Air Vent
  • Tool-less 3.5”/5.25” Installation
  • Pre-installed 3 Fans: 120 mm Blue LED Fan x 2 in the Front,
    120mm Fan x 1 in the Rear
  • Supports up to 154 mm CPU Cooler
  • Supports up to 380 mm
    Graphics Card
  • Supports 240 mm long Water-cooling Radiator on the Top

 

Gaming PC Builds 2017 - Entry Level

$600 June 2017 Gaming PC Build

Capability: Game at Smoothly with High settings and FPS at 1920X1080 resolutions in most games.

Hardware Link Price Image
Estimated Price: $610 (June 2017)
Processor
$115.09
Motherboard MSI Pro Series Intel H270 DDR4 HDMI USB 3 CrossFire ATX Motherboard (H270 PC MATE) $100.99
Graphics Card MSI RX 570 ARMOR 4G OC GAMING Radeon RX 570 GDDR5 4GB CrossFire FinFET DirectX 12 Graphics Card *new card – check availability!

 

$174.99
RAM Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin – BLS2K4G4D240FSE (Red) $59.99
SSD SK Hynix Flash Memory 2.5″ 120 GB Internal Solid State Drives HFS120G32TND-N1A2A $59.50
Power Supply Corsair CX Series, CX500, 500 Watt (500W) Power Supply, 80+ Bronze Certified $59.98
Computer Case DeepCool ATX Mid Tower TESSERACT SW-RD $39.99

Overview: $600 Gaming PC Build

Here we have the most affordable pc build in the June 2017 gaming pc builds of the month, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a quality build – in fact this gaming pc build will be able to crush games at standard HD / 1080p resolutions. Most general gamers will most likely be gaming on a 1080p monitor and this will actually be all they need to play games max out.

The cpu included is an Intel i3 7100. And since this particular cpu comes with a stock cooler,  we don’t need an extra cooler for this build.

And to pair with the Intel i3 7100, we have a newly released  RX 570 4GB graphics card. This is a great card for pushing those 1080p games, however if you do want a slightly bigger bump you could consider and Rx 580 4GB graphics card for a little more of an investment. TomsHardware has also done a recent review and benchmark article on the AMD RX 570 and it was very positive. The only thing to note is that the since the RX 570 is so new and in high-demand there seems to be low supplies at the moment, so do search for other reference cards if the one linked above is unavailable.

We have kept with the same motherboard this month, which is the MSI Pro Series Intel H270 PC MATE, which comes loaded with the following features (to learn more visit: msi.com).

  • Supports 7th/6th Gen Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • Supports DDR4-2400 Memory
  • Twin Turbo M.2
  • Military Class 5 Components
  • Double layer grounding mounting holes

The RAM included is the Ballistix Sport LT 8GB kit, which is enough memory for most standard gaming pc builds, and you always have the option to upgrade more in the future if need be with the extra couple of slots on the included motherboard

The storage included is a 120GB SK Hynix SSD. This isn’t a ton of storage space, but does work for an OS and some games. So if you feel you need more right off the bat, then you could easily upgrade to the 256Gb or 500Gb versions of the SK Hynix SSD for a little more.

To actually power this pc build, the power supply unit has been switched up again this month to the Corsair CX Series, CX500, with enough juice to power this build and for a good cost.

Finally, the PC case features in the $600 gaming pc build for June 2017 is the DeepCool TX Mid Tower TESSERACT SW. This is a superbly budget friendly pc case that gets the job done – fits all of the hardware nicely, with built in cooling (2 fans with leds and room for up to 6) and at a budget cost all while looking petty cool. The DeepCool TX TESSERACT SW has the following features (learn more at: deepcool.com)

  • Side window makes appearance more fashionable and shining
  • one USB 3.0  + one USB 2.0 Ports
  • Fully black painted interior
  • Pre-installed 2 Blue LED fans for maximum cooling
  • Patented air intake channel on the perimeter of the front panel
  • Fully metal mesh design for the most cooling
  • Enough room for long VGA card installation
  • Rail slide HDD design for HDD easy installation
  • Tool free installation design for ODD/HDD
  • 2 water cooling grommets on the rear
  • Wide CPU cut out for CPU cooler mounting
  • Bottom loaded PSU for effective cooling and large inner space
  • Support cable management
  • Support 120mm Liquid Cooler installation at rear

You Can View All The $600 2017 Gaming PC Builds Here


June 2017 $600 PC Build Upgrade Suggestions

Here you will find the upgrade suggestions should you have more to spend o want ideas for hardware upgrade when you have the need in the future for the $600 June 2017 PC Build.

If you want to dial down those cpu temp a tiny bit more, you could always opt for a non-stock cpu cooler, such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (also included in the high-end gaming pc builds in this article).

One of the more important performance upgrade solutions could be to the Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics card, for a little bit more than the included RX 570 already included in the above build.

You can increase your storage space by going with a larger capacity SK HYNIX 256Gb SSD or even the 500GB oneThis would be recommended if you think you will need more than 120GB as included in the SSD in the base build above.

Now if you want to bump up to a faster processor, then the suggest one thats fully compatible with this build is the Intel i5 7500, which June be a worthy investment to solidify performance in those higher cpu demanding games.

CPU COOLER UPGRADE

Better CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ($28.99)

GRAPHICS CARD UPGRADE

PowerColor AXRX 580 8GBD5-3DHDV2/OC AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB Red Dragon V2 Graphics Card ($259.99)

CPU UPGRADE

 Higher performing Processor – Intel Core i5 7500Processor (Price: $199.99)

STORAGE UPGRADE

SK Hynix Flash Memory 2.5″ 250 GB Internal Solid State Drives HFS250G32TND-N1A2A ($90.87)

 


Operating Systems for the June 2017 Gaming PC Builds

If you don’t already have an operating system for your new gaming pc build, then you’re going to have to either invest in purchasing a standard OS such as Windows 10. Otherwise, there are some free alternatives that you could consider below as well. Keep in mind that it is recommended to purchase Windows online or as a USB stick and install it that way as optical drives are not included in any of these builds and nor would you generally need one for any modern gaming pc.

Included below is a USB copy of Windows 10, which is probably what most people need. I have also included two other operating systems that are both currently free – so could be worth the time trying out. Ubuntu is a Linux based operating system. The last OS is SteamOS, which is also a Linux OS being developed by Valve Corporation.

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Windows 8.1 Microsoft Windows 10 Home USB Flash Drive

*This is the USB version, you can also purchase the DVD (which requires an Optical Drive) or purchase a downloaded copy, which would require you to install on to a USB or hard drive from another PC.

$109.98  
Ubuntu Ubuntu – Desktop Free Ubuntu Logo
SteamOS SteamOS – “Build your own Steam Machine” Free Steam Operating System OS

June 2017’s Gaming PC Build Hardware Overview Video:

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