Sample Custom Builds Archive

$2000 / $8000 Professional Workstation PC

We often build custom computers for the fact that we can toy with the components to make machines that play everything we want at the most modest expense. But at another place in a different time or dimension, some of us have the need ...Read More

$800 / $1200 Hybrid Gaming HTPC Build

Couple months ago we built the $350 / $600 Custom Home Theater PC (HTPC) for family entertainment purposes. That little machine was a lovely media box with plenty of juice for HD playback and many modern 3D games. Some of us take advantage of the ...Read More

$700 / $1000 Super Quiet Custom Home Server

A home server is different to a common custom gaming system or workstation. You make use of the server in a very different approach. You may be working on your gaming computer or workstation on the daily basis, but you usually do not on ...Read More

$800 / $900 Custom Gaming PC Build

If you are an enthusiast PC Gamer, this custom configuration should be the very one and truly gaming rig you’d ever built; and better yet, the computer will definitely require a very reasonable budget. This system sharply aims for processing power as well as ...Read More

$600 / $700 Custom Gaming PC Build

The previous $500 Custom Gaming PC Build is an ideal configuration for entry-level gaming system. It has sufficient power for casual games and quite many 3D games, but it lacks the  performance of a true gaming computer. Now having the budget raised a little higher, it ...Read More

$600 Entertainment / Productivity PC

(Last revised on 9/23/2012) If your interest happens to lay on the latest Intel processor, this budget-friendly configuration could be the machine you really enjoy to build from scratch. The essential difference that costs this configuration more than the $590 Productivity PC Build is ...Read More

$600 Custom Productivity Computer

This system specification falls sharp onto the HD Entertainment, Multimedia and Productivity category. The Asrock Z68 Gen3 Pro3 motherboard is powered by the super quad-core Intel i5 2nd Gen 2500k 3.4GHz processor. Both of these main components are the stars of this computer build. ...Read More

$500 Custom Gaming PC Build

This is the first gaming configuration in the lower budget category. Yes it’ll play Starcraft, Diablo, Skyrim, Battlefield and other taxing games.. at a modest setting (except for porn, you’ll get 1080p with the correct video format). This configuration has a very optimal processing ...Read More

$400 Entertainment / Productivity PC

(Last Revised 8/22/2012)   It is not only a great custom computer for home and work assignments but it is also an ideal system for entry-level HD Entertainment purposes. The Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H Motherboard provides plenty of modern features such as SATA III 6gbps ports, USB 3.0 ports, PCI ...Read More

$400 Home / Work PC

This custom computer is an upgrade from the original $330 system. It has better CPU performance (six-core processor), more memory (8GB DDR3) and faster wireless adapter (300Mbps). The extra $70 definitely brings a lot more than it takes. ...Read More

$300 Custom Home and Work Computer

This configuration is pretty good for basic home and work uses. Equipped with the unlocked AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition processor, the system will be able to tackle basic multitasking requirements with ease. It also has a PCI Express x16 slot ready for ...Read More