PC build guide

Update: Now with Intel’s Skylake architecture.

Here we have some of the current PC builds ready to run depending on budget. Names are merely to arrange builds and find what you look for quicker.

Warning:
These are pc gaming builds, thinking about best value for money. Configs are tight trying to take advantage of CPUs and GPUs. Three last build CPU, motherboards and RAM are interchangeable. Just bear in mind some K processors-motherboards combinations if you are thinking of overclock. Keep in mind also GPU length and case chosen.
It has been difficult to get all the links gathered, so please let me know if you see something that could be broken or an improvement over an outdated or out of stock component.
Prices are constantly changing so totals are estimations.

Rookie Class

This would be the cheapest build possible to run anything. A dual core (Haswell) with a SATA3 and USB3 motherboard. Of course this is not a build to think of triples or VR headsets but it allow you to race with enough FPS and some fancy visuals. Also I am adding an small SSD to speed up the overall performance.

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Total~245 euros~270 pounds~250 euros~250 dollars
CPUIntel 1150 G1840 - Procesador 2 x 2.8 GHz/2 MB/Box
Intel Celeron G1840 Processor 2.8 GHz LGA1150 2 MB Cache BoxedIntel BX80646G1840 Celeron G1840 Prozessor (Sockel 1150, 2,8GHz, 53 Watt)Intel Celeron G1840 Processor - BX80646G1840
Heat sinkincludedincludedincludedincluded
MotherboardASRock H81M-VG4 R2.0 - Placa base (Intel H81M, Socket LG1150, MicroATX, DDR3)ASRock H81M-VG4 R2.0 Motherboard (Socket 1150, Intel H81, DDR3, S-ATA 600, Micro ATX, USB 3.0, PCI Express 2.0)Asrock H81M-VG4 Mainboard Sockel LGA 1150 (micro-ATX, Intel H81, 2x DDR3 Speicher, RJ-45, 2x SATA III, 2x USB 3.0)ASRock H81M-VG4 R2.0 LGA1150/ Intel H81/ DDR3/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ MicroATX Motherboard
RAMKingston KVR16N11S8/4 - Memoria RAM de 4 GB (1600 MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM 240-pin, 1.5V)Kingston KVR16N11S8/4 RAM 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM 240-Pin, 1.5 V Memory ModuleKingston KVR16N11S8/4 Arbeitsspeicher 4GB (DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM 240-pin, 1.5V)Kingston Value RAM 4GB 1600MHz PC3-12800 DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM SR x8 Desktop Memory (KVR16N11S8/4)
GPUAsus GeForce GT 730 - Tarjeta gr?fica de 2 GB (GDDR5, PCIE 3.0, VGA, HDMI, DVI)Asus Nvidia GeForce GT 730 Silent GDDR3 Graphics Card (2GB, PCI Express 2.0, HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, 64 Bit)GIGABYTE GeForce GT 730 2048MB GDDR5 64bit PCI-E 2EVGA GeForce GT 730 2GB GDDR5 64bit DVI/HDMI/VGA Low Profile Graphics Card 02G-P3-3733-KR
HDDHyperX Fury - Disco duro sólido (120GB, SSD, 2,5", SATA 3.0)
HyperX FURY 120GB SSD SATA 3 2.5-inch (7mm Height)
HyperX FURY SHFS37A/120G interne SSD (6,4 cm (2,5 Zoll), SATA) schwarz
Kingston Digital HyperX FURY 120GB SSD SATA 3 2.5 Solid State Drive with Adapter (SHFS37A/120G)
SSDnononono
CaseB-Move BMKAIROS - Caja semitorre, 500 W, NegroCiT MX-A05 500W Micro ATX Chassis for PC - BlackB-Move Kairos-PC-Geh?use (Midi-Tower, PC, ABS, Synthetik SECC,, 500 W, Edelstahl, Oberteil, 1 x 80 mmArk Technology Ark PN-07-USB3 / PN07 Black Micro ATX Computer Case with 500W PS2 Power Supply
PSUincludedincludedincludedincluded

D Class

A little bit more could let us to enjoy better FPS framerate and bigger resolutions. It should be guaranteed more than 100 FPS (to avoid input lag) running 720p resolutions. It should be considered like a console rival though running over the current generation. Consider to change HDD by a faster SSD if you are keeping this pc for work also.

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Total~450 euros~430 pounds~450 euros~450 dollars
CPUIntel BX80646I34170 - Procesador (Intel Core i3-4170, 3.70 GHz, 22 nm, DMI2, 25,6 GB/s, 350 MHz, Socket 1150)
Intel Core i3 Processor (3.7 GHz, 3 MB, LGA1150 Socket)
INTEL Core i3-4170 3 7GHz 3MB Cache Boxed CPU
Intel Core i3 i3-4170 Dual-core (2 Core) 3.70 GHz Processor - Socket H3 LGA-1150Retail Pack BX80646I34170
Heat sinkincludedincludedincludedincluded
MotherboardASRock H81M-VG4 R2.0 - Placa base (Intel H81M, Socket LG1150, MicroATX, DDR3)ASRock H81M-VG4 R2.0 Motherboard (Socket 1150, Intel H81, DDR3, S-ATA 600, Micro ATX, USB 3.0, PCI Express 2.0)Asrock H81M-VG4 Mainboard Sockel LGA 1150 (micro-ATX, Intel H81, 2x DDR3 Speicher, RJ-45, 2x SATA III, 2x USB 3.0)ASRock H81M-VG4 R2.0 LGA1150/ Intel H81/ DDR3/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ MicroATX Motherboard
RAMHyperX Fury - Memoria RAM de 8 GB (1600 MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL10 DIMM), Color AzulHyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 DIMM Memory Module - BlackHyperX Fury HX316C10F/8 Arbeitsspeicher 8GB (1600MHz, CL10) DDR3-RAMKingston HyperX FURY 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM - Blue (HX316C10F/8)
GPUGigabyte GeForce GTX 950 OC - Tarjeta grafica, 2 GB DDR5GIGABYTE NVIDIA GTX 950 WF OC 2 GB 128-Bit DDR5 Dl-DVI-I/DVI-D/DP/HDMI Windforce 2 Fan Pci-E Graphics CardGigabyte GV-N950OC-2GD NVIDIA VGA GBT Grafikkarte (PCI-e 2GB, GDDR5, HDMI, 2x DVI, DP 1 GPU)Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 2GB 128 Bit GDDR5 PCiE Video Graphics Cards GV-N950OC-2GD
HDDSeagate ST1000DM003 - Disco duro interno de 1 TB (SATA, 3.5")Seagate ST1000VM002 Pipeline HD 1000 GB InternalSeagate ST1000DM003 interne-Festplatte (8,9 cm (3,5 Zoll), 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, SATA)Seagate 1TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST1000DM003)
SSDnononono
CaseNOX NXCBAYMX - Caja de ordenador torre Micro ATX, color negro
NOX NXCBAYMX - Desktop Computer Case Tower Micro ATX - Black
NOX NXCBAYMX Micro ATX PC-Gehäuse, Schwarz
Zalman T5 Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case T5, Black
PSUTacens MP600 - Fuente de alimentaci?n (600 W, 14 dB, PFC activo 85+ SLI)Tacens Mars Gaming 600W - power supply units (200 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz, Passive, +12V, +3.3V, +5V, +5Vsb, -12V, ATX, PC)Tacens Mars Gaming Netzteil 600W +85% 14dB Haswell ReadyThermaltake TR2 600W 240-Pin Power Supply TR-600

C Class

First Skylake CPU here and along with DDR4 RAM memory ensures a very good performance. Triples are possible with this one, even running 720p and with a very good framerate. GPU memory improvement over the previous builds should be allow us to run 1080p with very high settings on single screens.

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Total~650 euros~620 pounds~650 euros~640 dollars
CPUIntel BX80662I56500 - Procesador (1151 i5-6500 4 x 3.2 GHz/6 MB Box)
Intel Core Skylake Processor i5-6500/3.2 GHz (Turbo Boost 3.6 GHz - 4 Core 6Mo Cache Socket 1151 (BX80662I56500)
INTEL Core i5-6500 3,2GHz LGA1151 6MB Cache Tray C
Intel Boxed Core I5-6500 FC-LGA14C 3.20 Ghz 6 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I56500
Heat sinkincludedincludedincludedincluded
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H110M-S2H - Placa base (DIMM, DDR4-SDRAM, Dual, Intel, PC, Intel)
Gigabyte H110M-S2H Motherboard (Socket 1151, H110 Express, DDR4, S-ATA 600, Micro ATX)
GIGABYTE H110M-S2H LGA1151 H110 2x DDR4 max. 16GB
Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel H110 Micro ATX DDR4 Motherboard GA-H110M-S2HP
RAMHyperX Fury HX421C14FB/8 - Memoria RAM, 8 GB 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM (compatible con Skylake)
HyperX FURY Black Series 8 GB 2133 MHz DDR4 CL14 DIMM Memory Module (Skylake Compatible)
HyperX FURY HX421C14FB/8 Arbeitsspeicher (8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM (Skylake compatible)
Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM Desktop Memory (HX421C14FB/8)
GPUGigabyte GV-N960OC-4GD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB - Tarjeta gr?fica (NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 960, 4096 x 2160 Pixeles, 4 GB, GDDR5-SDRAM, 128 Bit)Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Strix Direct CU II Graphics Card (4 GB, GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0, HDMI, DVI-I, 3 x Display Port)GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960 WF2OC 4GB 17cm GDDR5 128bGigabyte GeForce GTX 960 4GB GDDR5 PCiE Video Card Graphics Cards GV-N960OC-4GD
HDDnononono
SSDKingston SSDNowV300 - Disco duro interno de 240 GB (2,5" SATA 3.0)
Kingston Technology 240 GB Solid State Drive 2.5 inch V300 SATA 3
Kingston SV300S37A/240G SSDNow V300 interne SSD-Festplatte 240GB (6,4 cm (2,5 Zoll), SATA III) schwarz
Kingston Digital 240GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) Solid State Drive (SV300S37A/240G)
CaseNOX NXCBAYSX - Caja de ordenador de sobremesa (indicadores LED, USB 3.0), negro
Caja Semitorre ATX Coolbay SX Sin Fuente Negro
NOX Caja Semitorre ATX Coolbay SX Sin Fuente Negro
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Mid Tower Case CC-9011075-WW
PSUCooler Master Thunder Series RS-600-ACAB-M2 Fuente de alimentación, ATX, 600W, 1 ventilador 120 mm
EVGA 600 W 80+ PC Power Supply Unit - White
Cooler Master B600 ver.2 PC-Netzteil (RS600-ACABB1-EU)
EVGA 600 B1 80+ BRONZE, 600W Continuous Power, 3 Year Warranty Power Supply 100-B1-0600-KR

B Class

Single screens should be running ultra settings with dynamic tracks, marbles and everything else in 1080p. Even with triples we would enjoy a very good performance with a lot of fancy visuals. This is the first step to enter in a VR headsets world. Intel’s new thermal design power allows to mount the included heat sink.

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Total~1000 euros~950 pounds~1000 euros~1000 dollars
CPUIntel BX80662I76700 - Procesador (1151 i7-6700 4 x 3.4 GHz/8 MB Box)
Intel Core i7 Quad-Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Processor CPU
Intel BX80662I76700 Core i7-6700 Prozessor (3,4GHz)
Intel Boxed Core I7-6700 FC-LGA14C 3.40 GHz 8 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I76700
Heat sinkincludedincludedincludedincluded
MotherboardASUS B150M-A - Placa base Micro ATX (64 GB, 4 x DIMM, DDR4 2133 MHz, 6 x SATA 6 GB/s, USB tipo C)
Asus B150M-A Motherboard (9 Socket 1151, DDR4, S-ATA 600, Micro ATX, PCI Express 3.0/B150, USB 3.1)
Asus B150M-A Mainboard Sockel 1151 (µATX, Intel B150, 4x DDR4 Speicher, 6x SATA 6Gb/s, 3x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, PCIe 3.0)
ASUS LGA1151 DDR4 HDMI DVI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 B150 Micro ATX Motherboard DDR4 B150M-A
RAMKingston HyperX Fury - Memoria RAM de 16GB (2 x 8 GB, 1600 MHz, DDR3, CL10), azul
HyperX Fury Black Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 2133 MHz DDR4 CL14 UDIMM Memory Kit (Skylake Compatible)
HyperX FURY HX421C14FBK2/16 16GB Arbeitsspeicher kit (2 x 8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 UDIMM KIT (Skylake compatible)
Kingston HyperX FURY Black 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM Desktop Memory (HX421C14FBK2/16)
GPUGigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 - Tarjeta gr?fica (4096 x 2160 p?xeles, 4 GB, GDDR5-SDRAM, 256 Bit)Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Strix Graphics Card (4GB, GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0)Zotac ZT-90101-10P NVIDIA GeForce GTX970 Grafikkarte (PCI-e, 4GB GDDR5, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, 1 GPU)EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0, 26% Cooler and 36% Quieter Cooling Graphics Card 04G-P4-2974-KR
HDDnononono
SSDKingston SSDNowV300 - Disco duro interno de 240 GB (2,5" SATA 3.0)
Kingston Technology 240 GB Solid State Drive 2.5 inch V300 SATA 3
Kingston SV300S37A/240G SSDNow V300 interne SSD-Festplatte 240GB (6,4 cm (2,5 Zoll), SATA III) schwarz
Kingston Digital 240GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) Solid State Drive (SV300S37A/240G)
CaseZalman Z3 Plus - Caja de ordenador (Midi-Tower, PC, 1x 120 mm, De plástico, Acero, 1x 120 mm, Fondo)
ZALMAN Z3 Plus ATX/M-ATX Tower Computer Case - Black
Zalman Z3 PLUS Midi-Tower PC-Gehäuse mit Fenster (ATX/micro-ATX, 2x externe 5,25, 4x interne 3,5, USB 3.0, keine Stromversorgung)
Zalman ATX Mid Tower PC Case Z3 Plus
PSUSeverux Radium BX 700W 80plus Bronze - Fuente de alimentación 700W (100 a 240 V, 47 - 63 Hz, 20+4Pin ATX) 80 plus bronze
Cooler Master RS700-ACABB1-UK B Series B700 Ver.2 "UK Cable, System Builder PSU, 80 PLUS® Rated, 3 Year Warranty" 700w ATX PSU
RHOMBUTECH® 700 Watt PC-Netzteil ATX | Gaming-Netzteil | Saving Power | Effizient bis zu 84% | AKTIV PFC | Ultra Silent | 140mm kugelgelagerter Lüfter
EVGA 700 B1 80+ Bronze, 700W Power Supply 100-B1-0700-K1

A Class

A truly beast. This is the best pc you can buy today, and cheaper than ever! A motherboard with 3.1 USB ports, faster DDR4 RAM memory, auto OC, express SATA, Ultra M.2, etc. Full of features and very affordable pc build.

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Total~1600 euros~1450 pounds~1600 euros~1600 dollars
CPUIntel BX80662I76700K - Procesador (Core i7 6700K Skylake, 4.1 GHz, Socket 1151)
Intel Core I7-6700K Processor (4 GHz, 8 M Cache, LGA1151)
Intel Core i7-6700K Prozessor (8MB Cache, LGA1151, bis zu 4.20 GHz)
Intel Boxed Core I7-6700K 4.00 GHz 8M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I76700K
Heat sinkCooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - Ventilador de CPU, NegroCooler Master RR-212E-16PK-R1 Hyper 212 Evo "Ultra High Performance, 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes, Universal CPU Cooler" Black FanCooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU-K?hler (RR-212E-16PK-R1)Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)
MotherboardASRock Z170 Extreme4 - Placa base (S1151 ATX Intel Z170 DDR4)
ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Skylake ATX Motherboard
Asrock Z170 EXTREME4 Mainboard Sockel
ASRock Z170 EXTREME4 LGA1151 Intel DDR4 Quad CrossfireX & Sli SATA3&USB3.1 M.2&SATA Express A&GbE AT
RAMHyperX HX426C15FBK2/16 - Memoria RAM de 16 GB, 2666MHz 1.2V, 288-pin DDR4 Non-ECC CL15 DIMM, Kit 2x8 GB (Skylake ready)
HyperX FURY 16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz Memory Kit (2 x 8 GB) - Black (Skylake Ready)
HyperX HX426C15FBK2/16 16GB kit (2x8GB) 2666MHz 1.2V, 288-pin DDR4 Non-ECC CL15 DIMM (Skylake ready)
Kingston Technology HyperX FURY 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL15 DIMM 16 DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) HX426C15FBK2/16
GPUGigabyte GV-N98TG1 - Tarjeta gráfica NVIDIA GeForce GTX980 Ti (6 GB ddr5 sdram)
Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 980Ti Graphics Card (1064 Mhz,6 GB, 384 Bit, Fan, Pci-E)
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980TI GAMING 6GB DDR5 DVI-I /
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB WINDFORCE 3X OC EDITION
HDDSeagate Barracuda - Disco duro interno de 2 TB (Serial ATA III, 3.5")Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB 6GB/S Internal SATA DriveSeagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 interne Festplatte 2TB (8,9 cm (3,5 Zoll), 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, SATA III)Seagate 2TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST2000DM001)
SSDSamsung 850 EVO - Disco duro s?lido (250 GB, Serial ATA III, 540 MB/s, 2.5"), negroSamsung 2.5-Inch 250 GB 850 EVO Solid State DriveSamsung MZ-75E250B/EU EVO 850 interne SSD 250GB (6,4 cm (2,5 Zoll), SATA III) schwarzSamsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM)
CaseZalman Z11 Plus - Caja de ordenador de sobremesa USB 3.0
ZALMAN Z11 Plus Midi Tower Computer Case
Zalman Z11 Plus Midi-Tower PC-Gehäuse (ATX, 4x 5,25 externe, 5x 3,5 interne, 2x USB 3.0) schwarz
Zalman High Performance Mid Tower Case Z11 Plus
PSUCorsair CX 750M - Fuente de alimentaci?n (750 W, 100 a 240 V, 47 - 63 Hz, 24-pin ATX, 39.9 Db, 150 mm)Corsair CX750 Builder Series CX 750W ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze PSUCorsair CP-9020061-EU CXM Serie CX750M ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze 750Watt, Netzteil, EUCorsair CX Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 744 Power Supply CX750M