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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. 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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  2. 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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  4. 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! 🙂

  5. 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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