If you are technology lover or just simply curious about exactly what makes your computer run the way it does, making up your own computer can bring you the answer.

All you need to build your first computer is the right set of parts, a screwdriver, and some patience.Here are the components you’ll need to build your first gaming PC.

Computer CPU's (processors)

CPU is considered as computer’s brain or central processing unit. It controls the number of tasks your computer can accomplish at once and how quickly it can complete said tasks. The top one right now is the Intel Core i9-7980XE with 18 cores at $1999. The 18-core processor is a showstopper.

Single- and multi- core performance is staggering and there’s even more potential in overclocking. This features 24.75 MB of Smart Cache, support for up to 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes, quad channel memory, and a 165W TDP. 

In addition, it also features a base clock frequency of 2.60 GHz that turbos up to 3.4 GHz across all 18 cores when under full load. This processor truly stretches the limits of Intel’s Skylake X architecture and amazingly it all fits in a package that’s more or less half the width of Ryzen Threadripper.

1. Motherboard

The motherboard houses the various components of your gaming PC. Like a flesh-and-blood mother, it takes the disparate pieces, sits them down in their proper places, and helps them behave well together. The Core i9 motherboard is a new generation of Intel to match with new generation of Intel Extreme Edition. It is called an X299 motherboard using uses Socket R4, a 2,066-pin LGA socket.

2. Memory

Random access memory, or RAM, allows computers to access files quickly and run multiple processes at once without lagging. If using X299 chip sets, you need at least 16GB RAM. Corsair Dominator Platinum 128GB with 3,800 MHZ is a good choice at 1,960 USD or you can choose Vengeance LPX DDR4 16GB 4.400 MHz with cheaper price at 430 USD.

3. Graphics processing unit

The graphics processing unit, also known as the GPU, graphics card, or video card, is a pretty flashy component. Currently NVidia Titan Xp 12GB is highly recommended with price of 1200 USD. It’s built on a new GP102 graphics processor featuring 3584 CUDA cores, backed by 12GB of GDDR5X memory on a 384-bit bus. Titan X’s specification cites a 1417 MHz base clock, with typical GPU Boost frequencies in the 1531 MHz range. That gives the card an FP32 rate of 10.1+ TFLOPS, which is roughly 23% higher than GeForce GTX 1080. The processor’s back-end grows to include 12 32-bit memory controllers, each bound to eight ROPs and 256KB of L2 (as with GP104), yielding a total of 96 ROPs and 3MB of shared cache. This results in a 384-bit aggregate path, which Nvidia populates with 12GB of the same 10 Gb/s GDDR5X found on GTX 1080.

4. Storage

There are a lot of options you can take. You can buy either a hard drive or a solid-state drive (SSD). Some sources recommend combining a lower-end SSD with a hard drive for the best of both worlds. But if you can cover your storage needs with an SSD alone, it may be helpful to go this route, as these drives can halve loading times, no problem.

5. Desktop


Desktop is one of the most important component of PC. Currently, The Acer Predator XB271HK is just one of three models that made the best 4K gaming monitors list. It got incredible 4K gaming performance and a surprising amount of color accuracy, but is held back by its clunky settings menu and higher-than-average price point at 869.99 USD.

6. Power supply

It is necessary to harness the power of electricity to bring your PC to life. This is where a quality power supply unit, or PSU, comes into play. Avoid settling for the cheapest PSU to plug into your new machine. If you buy nice components, but penny-pinch for your power supply, you may find that you’ve literally torched your investment.