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These builds are linked to the various parts of the game specific build articles in the order that they were posted. The purpose of having game specific builds is to provide the correct hardware that would be best suited for each game by looking at game requirements, benchmarks and other various hardware reviews.

After looking at and determining the optimal hardware for each game, I decide several build levels (depending on the game) – Generally a low level entry build that can play the game for as cheap as possible – a mid range build that can either play at higher settings ok and medium settings with no problems  – and a higher end build that can play the game no problem at maximum or extreme settings.

Star Wars Battlefront PC Builds

Call of Duty: Black Ops III PC Builds

Fallout 4 Auto V PC Builds

Grand Theft Auto V PC Builds

Watch Dogs PC Builds

Diablo III PC Builds

Battlefield 3 PC Builds

Star Wars: The Old Republic PC Builds

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  1. Jay Rauch
    AUGUST 1, 2023 AT 10:43 AM
    I USED THIS CURRENT $1500 BUILD IT WORKED PERFECTLY EXCEPT I UPGRADED TO WINDOWS 11 and the BIOs on this motherboard crashes the pc running windows 11. If the company had told me this on my first call (when i still had Windows access) I would have saved about 30 hours post build for diagnostics (by downgrading to windows 10) and about $50 so far shipping and added equipment. I think the probs are 1) current bios cannot handle win 11 new file structure, also 2) win 11 hides the bios screen and when it does the screen blacks out when you try to hit F2 or Del. When my system finally died completely they then finally told me they were having multiple calls about this. I had to de and reinstall multiple items multiple times during the diagnostic process. Other then that the system worked perfectly so i am hoping nothing else was damaged in the process. In total, I cannot use my new pc for a month and a half, d4 will have to wait :(. Also hopefully the working bios i hopefully get back will survive the downgrade process to Windows 10. I added all the listed upgrades to my new system. This is my experience I am interested to know if others have experienced this.

  2. Hello! I built my PC about 2 years ago based on your suggestion and it’s done wonderfully but it’s starting to not handle some games. I currently have the GeForce 1660 super. Do you have any suggestions on what I could upgrade to play VR games and handle something like 7 days to die? Zombie horde nights and getting super laggy xD

    1. Hi Renee, What build did you go with? I am looking to build a PC for around 1k… I want to play Escape from Tarkov. Trying my best to educate myself on everything involving the build. It was nice to read his recs worked well for you.

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        Hi Rob, the $1000 build posted this month – https://newbcomputerbuild.com/the-best-1000-gaming-pc-build-2023/ would work well for Escape from Tarkov, and it really depends on what resolution and FPS rate you’re expecting to get. For example, it would play pretty good at 1080p or 1440p with well over 60FPS on ULTRA settings. However, if you want to get blazing 1440p and 144 FPS and have a monitor to support that, then that build won’t hit that. Here’s a great example of a similar build using a slightly downgrading graphics card to the one in the $1000 build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WERaZaJHQ8

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      Hi Renee, apologies for the late reply here. 7 days to die is quite cpu intensive versus gpu. So while the 1660 super isn’t top of the line, you may be better off upgrading your CPU depending. Before upgrading, you could also consider overlcocking your cpu depending on what you have to see if that makes a bit of a difference, upgrading your RAM to a minimum of 16GB if not, and for sure have an SSD. If considering an upgrade, I’d go cpu first on this one to an Intel i7 or Ryzen 7 depending and then if wanting to considering a GPU upgrade, a 3060 ti may be a viable choice right now.

  3. Hi,

    I was wondering if there is a specific build for the new Half Life – Alyx. Given that the game is VR specific I am hoping to build something that will have no problem handling the Frame rate. I’m also getting into sim racing on my PS4 but looking to eventually move over to PC if I build my own.


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  4. I was curious your thoughts on a pc build for World of Warcraft BFA as 2020. I am in the market to build my 1st gaming pc and I love the information you share….. Thank you!

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      Hi Norm,

      Thanks for stopping by. In terms of a recent build for WOW BFA – Well they have upped the requirements a bit, especially the recommended. something along the line of this $1000 pc build – https://newbcomputerbuild.com/the-best-1000-gaming-pc-build-2020/ it currently uses a 5700 XT graphics card, and would be well suited for the game. That being said, what sort of resolution are you planning on playing at? For 1080 or 1440 it should play very well! Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

      1. Hello Corey,

        I am going to build your 1000 dollar build For WOW. So my question to you is what refresh rate monitor would you recommend? I was looking at a 75Hz refresh rate monitor. Tell me your thoughts on this. Thank you again!

        1. Corey,
          I was planning on playing 1080 or on the higher end. I don’t think I will venture into the 4k anytime soon. Thanks again.

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            Hi Norm, then the $1000 build is perfect and a 75Hz 1080p would work perfect. You could go for a higher refresh rate monitor like a 144hz at 1080p probably without any issue, but probably isn’t worth it for WoW. And if you have a bit more to spend, a 1440p monitor at 60hz would be good too.

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  6. Hi Corey! Great and extremely informative website! I was just wondering if you have any plans on doing a build for World of Warcraft. Thanks and keep up the good work! 🙂

  7. Absolute cheapest (budget) pc build to play star wars the old republic and skyrim at 1910X1000 resolution. I know you’ve shown this build before however i want to know if you would reocmmend different parts since newer hardware is available.

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      Hey Marcus,

      I need to fix my menu up a bit as this blank page is not supposed to be here haha. Anyways as for the cheapest build to play Star Wars the Old Republic and Skyrim; are yo referring to playing them both at max settings? Either way a nice build I just saw is actually the Toms Hardware $500 system builder marathon build, which is $500 and was just posted. Let me know if you need more help!

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