The idea of building your own gaming PC system is so brilliant and the one who will bring this idea into reality is a genius. Well, if you’re a passionate gamer and an avid PC builder, this update is for you.
The APC’s Live Builds Gaming Editor, Chris Lampard is a young hardcore gamer whose passion is also on building a gaming system within the reach of ordinary people’s budget. He is probably working on building a gaming PC for APC.
The core system that Lampard is working to build is composed by the following:
1. CPU. It uses the Intel Core i7 2600K which costs $325. This processor is better in overclocking activities as it can easily handle the speed, temperature and less power usage.
2. Cooler. Corsair H100 that cost $169 is also suggested for maximum efficiency as it doubles the cooling process with low noise and low temperatures as a result.
3. Motherboard. The utilization of the newest board G1.Sniper2 at Gigabyte is perfect for ultimate gaming performance with overclocking. This cost $429.
4. Graphics. It uses the VTX3D AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB which costs $799. This one is a good hard drive for overclocking without paying more than your budget. It has a two year warranty.
5. RAM. The latest speed we have today runs in 2133MHz, so the 2x4GB Skill Ripjaws X F3 fits the hardcore gaming activity. But an 8GB is more preferable.
6. Hard drive 1. A 4 x OCZ Vertex 3 60Gb RAID 0 which costs $556 provides the fastest performance.
7. Hard drive 2. The Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB that costs $88 is good for safekeeping your files.
8. Optical Drive. A Pioneer DVR-219 DVDRW that costs $29 is one of the best optical drives.
9. PSU. Siverstone Strider 1200W Gold that costs $275.
10. Case. Antec Twelve Hundred V3 that costs $205 is very well-ventilated and has a lot of space for the system.
All in all the system is computed in Australian dollars which total cost is AUD $3, 133.
So, do you have any suggestions about this build system?