(August/2012) The most daunting task about building a custom computer perhaps is the time spent to keep your knowledge up to date with the technology. Even when you are a tech-savvy guru.

Everyday there are something new on the market. I can place a daring bet that none of us can be 100% sure whether the product will be a good, ill-fated or compatible with other existing parts at all.

Custom Pc Guide .net delivers this Best Sellers List to help you stay on the safe lane of the shopping spree.  However as usual, please keep in mind I am not aiming for the most expensive hardware, but the best value components that worth the money and time spent.

These products featured here are not solely based on popular benchmarks and reviews, but also by the recommendations of the the crowd. That means to be able to make it to this section, this component must also have top-notch ratings from the actual owners across several reputable websites on the Internet. I also take in consideration from my own hands-on experience with the product, as well as other users feedback on Amazon, NewEgg, Microcenter, etc… The end result is a Best Sellers list you can trust, with a reasonable price you can pay and the reliability you can definitely count on.

I update this article every four to six months. That should give new candidates a reasonable time from their initial release before we begin to gather solid reviews from the early adopters. The topic is open for suggestion. If you have any recommendation, please. PLEASE. let me know :) !

Note : I embedded amazon links on this list as it has always been in any other articles on Custom PC Guide .net. It meant to show a better illustration of the product and its latest price point. However, by no mean you should just stick with the price here. I do appreciate the kindness if you have bought any items through the affiliated links (Disclaimer), but always do your research and always compare to get the best deal possible. Also, give brick and mortar stores like Microcenter, Fry’s, HHgreg, etc… a priority visit because it is always a nice thing to support your local businesses :)

PROCESSORS

IntelAMD
Recommended Reading : Choosing an AMD or Intel Processor for Your Custom Computer

MEMORY

8 GB (2 x 2GB)16GB (4 x 4GB)16GB (2 x 8GB)

STORAGE DRIVE

Mechanical Hard DriveSolid State Drives
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POWER SUPPLY UNITS

500 Watts600 Watts700 Watts750 Watts
850 Watts950 Watts1000 Watts1200 Watts

COMPUTER CASES

Budget ChassisMid-Tower Quiet ChassisMid-Tower Gaming ChassisFull-Tower Gaming Chassis
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SOUND CARD

Best ValueBest Gaming ExperienceBest Quality

GRAPHICS CARD

Best ValueBest Mid-Range PerformanceBest High-End Performance
Over-Kill
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MOTHERBOARD

Best Budget Intel MotherboardBest Value Intel MotherboardBest Quality Intel MotherboardBest Performance Intel Motherboard
Best Budget AMD MotherboardBest Value AMD MotherboardBest Quality AMD MotherboardBest Performance AMD Motherboard
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LIQUID / AIR COOLER

Best Heatsink120mm Radiator240mm Radiator
Recommended Reading : 8 Best Prefilled Liquid Cooling Kits for Your Processor

SPEAKERS SET

BEST BUDGET GAMING 2.1BEST QUALITY 2.1