Best PC Builds for Gaming: From Sub $500 Budgets to $4000+

While you can buy one of the best gaming PCs and just plug it in, putting together your own desktop is more rewarding. When you build a gaming PC yourself, you get total control of everything from the exact make and model of motherboard to aesthetics of the chassis and how many RGB fans you want. 

By constructing your own PC from components, you will also probably save hundreds dollars over the cost of buying a prebuilt system. For example, right now, getting a desktop with similar but slightly inferior specs to our best $1,000 PC build will cost you $1,259 or more at Best Buy (opens in new tab).