For this build I looked at higher end pre-built gaming computer currently on the market and picked parts that were equal and or greater in function and quality. The purpose of this is to be able to build your own high end gaming PC at a much lower cost that a mainstream high end machine. A great example of this is the Dell line of Alienware gaming desktops currently on the market. Don’t get me wrong, they look really nice, however they are priced at a cost much higher than their overall value. The attraction of gaming machines such as the Alienware brand line, is that they are very aesthetically pleasing to look at and can be customized to a users taste, but I can assure you that building your own high end gaming PC can be individualized / customized to a much greater extent.
Keep in mind that a higher end Alienware gaming machine starts at $3999 with almost the exact same hardware specifications listed in this build, while building your own can cost a mere $1880. This build does not include Windows 7 (~$99), A gaming keyboard (~$60), and a gaming mouse (~$60) which would make the total price around $2000. If you already own a mouse, keyboard, and the operating system of your choice, then you don’t have to purchase these extras.
The ultimate gaming build I put together includes:
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I put together a build for only $214 (US) that will run Windows 7 (64-Bit) pretty well. It has plenty of power with 500W, 2.7GHz AMD Sempron processor with a possible second core to unlock, 2GB DDr3 RAM, 320GB 7200RPM hard drive, and a GT 220 512mb video card. This is over the minimum Windows 7 (64-Bit) requirements of 1GHz+ processor, 2GB RAM, and 20GB hard drive space. The BIOSTAR MCP6P3 motherboard also comes with integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Graphics Processing Unit, so you could do without the video-card so long you are not going to play any games or watch any high resolution movies.
After you have all of your computers parts, and have put them together you will need the software to run it. Ultimately the operating system you want to run is completely up to you, but for simplicities sake I would recommend just purchasing, borrowing, trading, or finding a copyAfter you have all of your computers parts, and have put them together you will need the software to run it. Ultimately the operating system you want to run is completely up to you, but for simplicities sake I would recommend just purchasing, borrowing, trading, or finding a copy of Windows 7 (64-bit). That being said the requirements for the Windows 7 (64-bit) are:
Random Access Memory (RAM) is very important as it is your computers most common memory that can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on (see Definitions of ram on the Web).
When choosing the right RAM for your computer it may be confusing as there are different types, but the RAM you purchase will primarily be determined by what your motherboard can support. When purchasing a mother board you can usually check details on what it supports when ordering, or go to the manufactures web-site and check for yourself. My recommendation when choosing a motherboard is to choose one that supports DDr3 RAM, not DDr2.