LAN Party – Building the Ultimate Gaming PC

We go all out and build insane-o rigs for our gaming/workstation PCs. Here’s our specs:

  • 3.2 gHz i7 6-core (OC’d to 4.4 gHz)
  • 32 GB RAM (8×4 DIMM)
  • NVIDIA GTX 680
  • ASUS Sabertooth X79 Motherboard
  • Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HD
  • 2x Samsung 830 256 GB SSD (in a RAID 0 Configuration)
  • Master Cooler 1000 Watt Power Supply
  • R2D2 Post Trash Compactor PC Case
  • ASUS DVD-RW Drive (for serious optical drive technology)

Once again, our specs are insane because we do 3D video work and a bunch of stuff that isn’t just playing games. If you’re looking to play games, these are the specs you should aim for:

As noted, you don’t need liquid cooling, you don’t need multiple cores, you don’t need SLI – if it’s just games you want to play, that’s all you’ll need.

Here’s some great resources for PC building!

$500 gaming pc

$1,284 gaming pc

The Build-A-PC Subreddit, and especially this FAQ