How to Save Money by Building your own Gaming PC

Discover how building your own PC can save you money in the long run. Our expert guide explains the benefits of DIY PC building and provides helpful tips to get you started on your cost-effective computing journey

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PC gaming has quickly transformed from a niche gaming platform into a monolith of its own. Now enjoyed not only by enthusiasts with the knowledge needed to build a custom rig to a mainstream platform competing with industry titans like Xbox, PlayStation, and, Nintendo. According to Statista, in 2020 there were an estimated 1.75 billion PC gamers worldwide, up from 1.5 billion PC gaming users in the previous year.

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Price Comparison
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Case: HYTE Y60£199.98
CPU: AMD RYZEN 9 7900 12 CORE£401.73
Motherboard: ASUS Prime B650 - PLUS£154.98
RAM: 32GB Corsair VENEGEANCE DDR5 5200 MHz£97.99
GPU: 24GB ASUS TUF GEFORCE RTX 4090 OC Edition£1,691.63*
SSD: M.2 2TB Samsung 990 Pro£154.97
Power Supply: CORSAIR 1000W RMx Series£169.00
Cooling: Corsair iCUE H1000i Elite CAPELLIX XT RBG£214.96
Fans: 3x CORSAIR LL120 RGB LED FAN£74.99
OS: Windows HOME 11£104.99
Joshua Ludewig

Hey! I'm Josh and I started working at MyVoucherCodes in March 2023. Prior to this, I studied at Cardiff Metropolitan University where I completed a Master's degree in Specialist Journalism, I also completed a Bachelor's degree in History at Liverpool John Moores University. My interest in history ultimately rekindled my love of writing, which largely stems from the aspect of deducing motive and subtext from both historical sources and contexts. However, this fascination with critical thinking has now expanded beyond that of the historical, it now pervades many aspects of my interests from the film, video games, and technical fashion to larger societal issues and the efforts being made to combat them through technological advancements. It is my desire to produce media discussing these topics at length and apply critical analysis to them.

When I'm not working, I enjoy reading, listening to music, watching films, and playing games. I'm particularly interested in Welsh history and sci-fi and fantasy genres. I also love attending Europe's biggest gaming convention in Cologne every year and e-skating during the warmer months.