Building your own gaming PC is a labor of love, giving you complete control over every detail. You can really make it your own thing, whether you want to customize a sleek battle station purely for gaming or install a versatile and extremely powerful machine that can also handle your everyday needs, from editing videos to streaming movies.
Since a gaming PC is more than the sum of its parts, you can decide what you really want to focus on, be it GPUs, RGB bells and whistles, or both. When you’re ready to get started with your build, GameStop has all the components you need – and the accessories to fine-tune your setup, from chairs to monitors.
Ready to start building? You want a motherboard, a CPU, a GPU, memory and storage, and a case and power supply.
Gain a competitive advantage with a powerful motherboard
Assembling your gaming PC from scratch is a satisfying DIY project and it starts with the mother of all computer components. Your motherboard is the backbone of your build, as it connects all your components and peripherals and determines how upgradeable your machine is. For a reliable and powerful option that won’t break the bank, the multi-GPU MSI B550-A Pro ($139.99) runs high-end processors at full speed with a premium thermal solution that keeps the temperature nice and cool.
Get top speeds from a CPU
At GameStop, AMD has entered the building and getting your hands on the hottest components is big news. Of course you want top speeds from your processor and the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X ($399, normally $549) is one of the fastest CPUs in the world. It shoots ahead with more cores, more threads, and more clocks, barely breaking a sweat at tasks like 3D rendering, video rendering, and software compilation. For serious gamers and creators, it’s worth every penny.
Take fluid playing to the next level
As graphics cards go, the MSI Nvidia RTX 3060 Ventus 3X ($469.99, normally $514.99) fits into almost any build and delivers the goods thanks to Ampere, Nvidia’s 2nd generation RTX architecture. But what makes it extra dreamy (besides super-smooth framerates) is its reasonable price. For easy shopping, you will find it among the must-have GPUs GameStop stock online and in the PC Gaming section in GameStop stores.
Maximum memory and storage capacity for demanding apps
Recently, RAM has become a lot less boring. With a snazzy RGB design, the PNY XLR8 Gaming EPICX RGB 16GB Desktop Memory Kit ($64.99, normally $79.99) looks good while it works, giving you the memory you need to run extra-demanding apps simultaneously. run at high speeds. Likewise, the Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD ($109.99, normally $159.99) has improved performance in a compact form with superior heat dissipation.
Admire your machine at work
You’ll want to admire your handiwork, and the Atrix Tempered Glass Computer Case ($99.99, normally $119.99) has a viewing window on the left and just the right amount of flash thanks to ARGB fans that deliver RGB lighting and cooling performance. But before you check out, you’ll need a power supply like the EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GT 650W Power Supply ($109.99), which has a modular design to reduce clutter and improve airflow.