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How to Build a Gaming PC

When we like games, we want to release the best consoles and the latest games to test gameplay or just for fun. It wouldn’t be any different for PC gamers!

Some people save money to invest in a good gaming PC, but they end up being tricked by some smart people, so we want to show you the best configuration right now to build a good gaming PC. The values ​​can be high, but unlike a console that changes with each generation, the computer is a platform that provides you with other utilities and has great durability. Let’s get to the settings:


Processor: Intel Core i7-5960X

The i7-5960X has eight real cores, making it the most powerful processor a user can buy for a home PC. It has 20MB of L3 cache, 140 watts TDP and hyperthreading to emulate 16 threads. The “X” after the number stands for Extreme Edition, with clocks and voltage regulators unlocked for the user to perform overclocked * Extreme – that’s what the i7-5960X was developed for.

Average price: BRL 7000

Cooler: DeepCool Storm Captain 360

Since the processor is hot and needs a fan that is compatible with the amount of heat it generates, DeepCool’s Captain 360 is able to keep any processor with a TDP of 150 watts cold, which is a small margin of. guaranteed overclock * for this model. Since the focus here is on keeping the i7-5960X cool and not breaking any overclocking records *, the Captain 360 is the more ideal solution, as it is hard to imagine that this processor will let the user down without it overclock *.

Average price: BRL 700

Thermal compound: DeepCool Z9

Such a powerful device deserves localized detail, like a professional thermal compound, to improve heat distribution from the processor to the water cooler block. And for a small investment, the DeepCool Z9 offers some of the best thermal conductivity on the market.

Average price: BRL 55

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage V Extreme

In this case we have the ASUS Rampage V Extreme, which uses the i7-5960X’s LGA 2011 V3 socket and has everything the X99 chipset has to offer. In addition, the user has access to USB 3.1 (up to 10 Gbps), dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, four-channel DDR4 memory and a design that is designed for situations
Extreme and different tools for overclock *.

Average price: BRL 4,200

Motherboard: EVGA Titan X 4K Ready

The Titan X alternates between professional gaming series and corporate use of graphics cards, offers a higher level of performance than the individual GTX 980 Ti and comes with 12 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. With so much RAM and 3072 stream processors, the name of the world’s fastest single-chip graphics card is easy to understand. But money doesn’t matter, we use 4 Titan X in Quad-SLI to ensure that practically every game on the market runs in 4K at a frame rate of 3 digits per second, without sacrificing filters and effects. And of course the support of all exclusive NVIDIA technologies such as G-SYNC, Dynamic Super Resolution, Voxel Global Illumination, Surround, CUDA and Multi-Frame
sampled anti-aliasing.

Average price: BRL 31,200


RAM: Kingston HyperX Predator

The Rampage V Extreme’s maximum RAM support is 64GB and the choice of memory would be no different. With 64 GB of standard DDR4 in four channels at 3000 MHz, Kingston’s Predator series model uses larger heat sinks for extreme situations. The heat sinks are larger, which can make bulky air coolers difficult to use, which is another reason for choosing a water cooler that the user should consider when choosing an air cooler. The kit is 32 GB on 4 sticks of 8 GB each, so 2 are required because the Rampage V Extreme has eight slots.

Average price: BRL 6,000

Storage: RAID of SSDs + HDDs

Traditionally we choose 4 SSDs in Raid 0 for the primary storage and 4 HDs also in RAID 0 for data. In this case, we can’t go for PCI-Express solutions as the graphics cards take up all of the available space, so we have to go for SATA III 960GB models from Kingston’s SAVAGE range, which in RAID 0 only has 2TB / s can achieve continuous transmission. For files, we have chosen 36 TB of storage for Seagate models, divided into 4 hard drives of 8 TB each. In total, that’s almost 40 TB of storage space.

Average price: BRL 22,000 (BRL 14,000 (SSD) + BRL 8,000 (HD))

Power supply: EVGA 1600W P2 SuperNOVA

We’re going to use two of these with a theoretical total power of 3200 watts. In this case, we chose the EVGA P2 SuperNOVA, which has all the electrical protection measures in the world and the platinum seal of 80 PLUS energy efficiency, as everyone who puts together such a machine worries about the electricity bill at the end of the month . something very natural.

Average price: BRL 3,800

Case: Silverstone full-tower Temjin series

Silverstone’s Temjin is one of the best models on the market. A nice point about these models is that they isolate the sources and SSDs / HDs bays from the rest of the components and don’t dissipate any heat from them, especially that generated by graphics cards. Not only is the Temjin beautiful, it also has two pre-installed 180mm and 3 120mm fans and an aluminum structure that helps dissipate heat.

Average price: BRL 2,600

Total price: BRL 77,555

As mentioned earlier, it is necessary to have financial savings in order to build such a gaming PC, but the result is permanent!

* Overclocking is basically the process of manually increasing the speed of certain components of a PC. through configurations and direct instructions to the hardware.


Ollie Henson

Ollie Henson is an American writer at the Institut Cartogràfic de la Revolta website. Ollie shares the hobby of playing and following all of the video games and gaming news as well as dedicated and fully educated to be an outstanding writer.

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