Gaming PC? Help pls?

I know absolutely nothing about gaming PCs or the parts that it takes to build one, but my dear ol’ little brother has been wanting one for quite sometime. So, Icrontians, I implore you for your help; what’s a good starter/intermediate PC set up?


  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    Here is a set of various builds at different price points: What is your budget?

  • Assuming you want to play games in 1080p which I think is still perfectly fine, you get a decent enough gaming monitor with a high refresh rate and freesync, a Radeon 5500XT and a system with some kind of Ryzen CPU, the 3600 is usually the sweet spot for reasonably priced but solid gaming performance. Something like this -
    That will get you in the pocket of really solid 1080p gaming without spending a fortune on a PC gaming beginner.

  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin Icrontian

    You might check out, they review a lot of hardware and will give you a good idea of the price/performance trade offs.

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