Build the Perfect Gaming PC – Holiday Buyer’s Guide 2017







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2017 was a rough year for PC builders, so we’ve picked out three builds to start from at three budgets for your holiday shopping!

Previous guides:
2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoDo6wxsSjc
2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDXbYuNf_s
2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uom9SsPocCE
2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLfUkjUaSdM

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JUST GAME
Ryzen 3 1200
Amazon: http://geni.us/u9mvu
Newegg: http://geni.us/vCOJJX0

8GB DDR4
Amazon: http://geni.us/78oM
Newegg: http://geni.us/lDjDY

ASRock A320M-DGS
Amazon: http://geni.us/Bge9
Newegg: http://geni.us/tLg6f5

ThermalTake V2 Plus w/450W PSU
Amazon: http://geni.us/tUZj
Newegg: http://geni.us/EI57s

MSI GTX 1050 Ti
Amazon: http://geni.us/pS0jC7t
Newegg: http://geni.us/xXu0

Seagate FireCuda 1TB
Amazon: http://geni.us/O834sEq
Newegg: http://geni.us/f4p1Vz

Windows 10 Home
Amazon: http://geni.us/illAnm
Newegg: http://geni.us/y3VBKkB

GAME NOW
Ryzen 5 1400
Amazon: http://geni.us/MS5MRO
Newegg: http://geni.us/dLLEen

16GB DDR4
Amazon: http://geni.us/0jFsA
Newegg: http://geni.us/n1O0

MSI B350 PC Mate
Amazon: http://geni.us/KBLA
Newegg: http://geni.us/McKSgCI

EVGA B3 550W PSU
Amazon: http://geni.us/wWKhFM
Newegg: http://geni.us/5GSm8Y

ThermalTake Versa H21 SPCC
Amazon: http://geni.us/bmMzhi
Newegg: http://geni.us/LCzv

MSI GeForce GTX 1070
Amazon: http://geni.us/ts2p
Newegg: http://geni.us/6kEHBxt

Crucial MX300 525GB SATA SSD
Amazon: http://geni.us/lKUqR8
Newegg: http://geni.us/LAll

Windows 10 Home
Amazon: http://geni.us/illAnm
Newegg: http://geni.us/y3VBKkB

Core i5 7500
Amazon: http://geni.us/wgLg
Newegg: http://geni.us/sXihLDB

ASUS PRIME B250M-A
Amazon: http://geni.us/rCQBBF1
Newegg: http://geni.us/fmQTMr

GAME ON
Core i7 7800X
Amazon: http://geni.us/BJU12VW
Newegg: http://geni.us/HquXO

32GB DDR4
Amazon: http://geni.us/qHU5e
Newegg: http://geni.us/VNpnE

ASUS TUF X299 MARK 2
Amazon: http://geni.us/7lBp9
Newegg: http://geni.us/nYhaA

SeaSonic 750W 80PLUS Gold PSU
Amazon: http://geni.us/y4jB
Newegg: http://geni.us/W6Lj8

Corsair Carbide Clear 400C
Amazon: http://geni.us/F58cb
Newegg: http://geni.us/BA1l

MSI GeForce GTX 1080
Amazon: http://geni.us/ReeFOxU
Newegg: http://geni.us/JsfHQ5

Crucial MX300 525GB M.2 SSD
Amazon: http://geni.us/BV2Ea
Newegg: http://geni.us/XgSzD

Seagate Barracuda 4TB
Amazon: http://geni.us/AS6pY
Newegg: http://geni.us/GymG

Windows 10 Home
Amazon: http://geni.us/illAnm
Newegg: http://geni.us/y3VBKkB

Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64
Amazon: http://geni.us/A4Cr
Newegg: http://geni.us/BBiNKM

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
Amazon: http://geni.us/2aeAZk
Newegg: http://geni.us/jvlBHT 

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why don't you really help gamers out by doing something use full like make videos about games that crash and developers who wont fix the problems or have tech support to fix there games. the PC industry is a ripoff and no one cares how much gamers are being ripped off each year by trashy games that dont work or crash. and you guys dont care thats why i never give a tumbs up on this video because all it is BS some of these games you support crash and you dont even care. do you ever get ripped off?

I wanna change out the 1070 because it’s 400 dollars more , What should I change it out with? Would a 1060 6 gbs do it? Can anyone help me or link me the Game now build with a 1060 6 gb GPU card and help me see if it’s compatible with the parts? I live in Canada so everything cost more like Graphics card and CPU’s cost like 150 or even 300 dollars more

My specs are:
-16gb kingston ddr4 RAM
-asus geforce GTX 1060 6gb dual
-samsung EVO 850 500gb SSD
-1TB Barracuda HDD
-i5-8400K 2,8ghz up to 3,8ghz intel-prosessor
doesn't remember the case
don't remember motherboard

You thought you were disappointed in the prices of the GTX 1080 then… nowadays it's $1,000+ because of all the cryptocurrency miners.

How would this build perform? Anything wrong with it?

Intel i5 8600k

Asus prime z370-A atx motherboard

Cooler master hyper 212 evo

Crucial ballistix sport Lt 8gb 2 16gb Ram

Wd 1tb hard drive

Gigabyte gtx 1050ti 4gb

EVGA bt 450w

I'm attempting to piece together a custom gaming PC, trying to set up something that runs smoothly, with the potential to record, but everything has been heavily jacked up in price lately, so guessing this plan is out the window, for now.

I am crying now, I came to the vid hoping for a Miracle . Sadly in Jan 2018 a GTX 1080 is no longer 500$…it is 1000$+ When I finally had enough saved to upgrade my PC, it is now no longer possible. Thanks Crypto Currency

guys whats the best 3 computers to buy under $1000 over 60 fps to game max out settings anything amazing buyable or need $1500 atleast im tryin to buy the best for my money not spendin more then $2000

HEY LINUS IM KINDA MAD, The Just Game build that i used to build my first pc did not boot up!! Its either the parts you suggested are not compatible or some are just defective… WTF i trusted these builds so much and it ended up firing back on me. And fyi ive tested everything and even returned and replaced my motherboard and rebuilt and rebuilt it but it wont booot up. Email me at jamesvitug08@gmail.com.

Linus tech tip can you build a pc that is just the enough price to run a current gen games on ultra settings.. On high resolution it does not need torun on 4k.. I never ran a good games on 60fps on my crappy pc..both the last gen games and current gen..

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