Hello, in this post I am about to provide basis for assembling PC's gamers oriented use GNU / Linux, which has already proved that the times when it was not possible to be used for games are long gone (although not all games are natively). Put together a PC on your own is very convenient whatever its ultimate use and costs are much cheaper compared to those bought in store, and in turn is a task that can be performed either with just follow the manual.

First of all, take into account the assembly piece by piece:

  1. Microprocessor: A quad-core processor with sufficient power sufficient for most games if you have a video card. Some processors provide a good experience for those wishing to build teams input as video boards have integrated very decent (brand AMD) game.
  2. Motherboard: For gaming they are not priority (some say yes for management issues overclock, etc., issues that have nothing to do with the gaming itself), so the cheapest tend to be effective with any range of processor that will be compatible . Namely one is the desire to have a better sound board integrated, the more extra connections for peripherals, etc.
  3. CPU fan: At present most of the processors come with coolers, that although generic, perfectly fulfill their function. A foreign fan is only required in those processors are not one (Series K, X), which are not necessary for gaming (although it is true that are more potent than their non K, X), I incidentally.
  4. RAM: It is used for loading the files that make games during execution, higher frequency = higher loading speed. Using two RAMs instead of a vital if not available video card, as it will give a good difference to use only one (integrated processors motherboards use of RAM for use as a memory dedicated to video), if available video board this is not vital. unnecessary thing is the sink, although they are aesthetically beautiful, most likely the product price rise considerably, and a memory not heated excessively unless the processor (neighboring part) is in a critical state. It is always advisable to check the maximum frequency previously that support both the processor and the motherboard, because even if memory is purchased more frequently, this work to the maximum to enable those components. If two memories are bought, it is set to be of the same frequency and values ​​(easier, which are the same).

  • Video plate (dedicated): Central in terms of gaming, and where else should invest (without leaving too much of everything else aside, clearly). Although input ranges, it is now more convenient integrated some AMD processor (pricing issues) plate.
  • Disk Storage: SSDs have significantly reduced loading times, so they are very useful not only in gaming but in general. One of 120GB is more than enough (system and apps most used), adding a classic HDD capacity needed for other files. Have system files on separate disks is always recommended that by the way.
  • Power supply: If you do not have dedicated video card, a generic source of 400W or more will suffice. If you have a recommend using a source "80 Plus" 300W or more, depending on the demand of the plate. Never is advisable to put a source with the same amount of power relative to maximum power sum of the components, but a 15% -25% extra for 80 plus (depending certification, white, bronze, gold, etc.) and even a higher percentage for generic (depending on quality, up to 50%). It is always better if possible, buy a 80 plus or at least one that has all the appropriate protections. Sources 80 plus and some generic is possible to find highly recommended "modular or semi-modular" because they allow calls to strip the power cables that will not be used, allowing this to save space inside the cabinet.
  • Cabinet: The only thing to consider is that it can accommodate within the format of the motherboard, the length and width of the video card, and other components that want to add taste, also the fact compatibility with different connections (USB 3.0, etc). The rest is aesthetic taste. As for ventilation thereof, in general terms it is enough to put a fan air intake and one for removal.
  • Estabilizadores and UPS: They are very useful in areas where electricity provision are not decent, both perform the same task, with the difference that the latter have a battery that will allow the PC to be turned on a few extra minutes before a power outage, useful for carrying out a normal shutdown to prevent data loss, these items are absolutely recommended to avoid damage over or low voltage to the source (they are also cheaper than the same, therefore it is better to suffer the loss of a stabilizer thereof source).
  • peripherals: The choice of these depend a lot on personal taste of each. As for the essential one you can say: For monitor it is desirable to have the shortest response time possible, and in turn, take note of the fact that higher resolution, more work will give the video card (so it would be silly to put a 4k monitor armed with pieces cheap); As for the mouse, It should have an equivalent screen size DPI to be taken in front of an order of 100 DPI per inch (ie for a 24 "monitor, 2400 DPI is recommended), this is vital for games that require high precision the area where the pointer click (shooters); for the InternetIn regard to online games it is always better to use the cable network everlasting connection rather than WiFi.
  • Reinforced models:

    Input range: AMD

    • Microprocessor: Athlon 200 '. Ryzen 3 (recommended).
    • Motherboard: The cheapest compliant (Socket Am4).
    • Fan CPU: It comes with the processor.
    • RAM: 4GB (at least dual-channel), 8GB (recommended, dual channel).
    • Plate Video: Integrated (microprocessor).
    • Disk Storage: 120GB SSD. HDD extra capacity that is required (optional).
    • Power supply: generic 400W (minimum), 300w 80 plus, (recommended).
    • Cabinet: Anyone meter allows the aforementioned components.

    Input range: Intel

    • Microprocessor: Celeron or Pentium. i3 (recommended).
    • Motherboard: The cheapest supported.
    • Fan CPU: It comes with the processor.
    • RAM: 4GB (minimum), 8GB (recommended).
    • Plate Video: Nvidia GTX Series 50 'RX series or Radeon 50'.
    • Disk Storage: 120GB SSD. HDD extra capacity that is required (optional).
    • Power supply: 400W 80 plus.
    • Cabinet: Anyone meter allows the aforementioned components.


    • Microprocessor: Ryzen 3 (recommended) or Ryzen 5, Intel i3 (optional).
    • Motherboard: The cheapest supported.
    • Fan CPU: It comes with the processor.
    • RAM: 8GB.
    • Video plate: Nvidia GTX series 50'-60 'or 50'-series Radeon RX 80'.
    • Disk Storage: 120GB SSD. HDD extra capacity that is required.
    • Power supply: 400w to 550w 80 plus depending on how much you need the sum of all components.
    • Cabinet: Anyone meter allows the aforementioned components.


    • Microprocessor: Ryzen 3 (recommended), Ryzen 5, 7, Intel i3, i5, i7 (optional).
    • Motherboard: The cheapest (or any desired) supported.
    • CPU fan: It comes with the processor (recommended), tower type, or water-cooling (optional).
    • RAM: 8GB (recommended), 16GB (optional).
    • Video plate: Nvidia GTX, RTX series 70'-80 'or Radeon RX series 90' or Vega (preferably those that are implementing the hybrid cooling or water-cooling).
    • Disk Storage: 120GB SSD. HDD, SSHD or additional SSD capacity is required.
    • Power supply: 500W or more depending on how much you need 80 plus the sum of all components.
    • Cabinet: Anyone meter allows the aforementioned components.

    You do not have something better to invest?

    • Microprocessor: i7, i9, Ryzen 9 Threadripper or one that has been manufactured for things in your life are not going to carry out.
    • Motherboard: The lights come with not between or in the trunk of a van.
    • CPU fan: Water-cooling or crude oil.
    • RAM: 16GB, or allowing the motherboard, the total surplus silver and nobody else needs it.
    • Plate Video: GTX Series 80 'or Titan ... Yes, go and buy one Tesla as you will see it more expensive, also serves to things that are for beings with gray matter inside the skull (no, me neither ask me, I do not know to serve, but I know not for gaming).
    • Disk Storage: 120GB SSD, and other SSD large enough to accommodate all the videos of those pages you already came to mind when reading this.
    • Power supply: Those of tens of thousands of watts and 200-year warranty does not buy anyone.
    • Cabinet: The most aberrant, giant and expensive design there. Or send a request to one based on gold sheets.

    When reviewing whether the pieces chosen are compatible recommend going here.

    And when comparing pieces for performance, I recommend going here.


    It is important to read the installation manuals that provide parts manufacturers, because although there are standards, many pieces have their peculiarities, it is better to avoid unwanted surprises or connect something where you should not.

    The pieces can be placed in the following order: On the motherboard, processor, fan processor, memory (s) RAM; In the cabinet, power, motherboard, disk (s) are M.2 or Sata, video card, other plates, wiring.

    When placing each piece, it is important to properly fix them with screws, not even leaving those parts which appear to have good stability without them as hard disks in plastic trays without exaggeration in pressure thereof because we can make them difficult to remove (either for maintenance or replacement of parts) or worse, they distort and remain unutilized.

    As for the "cable management" if the cabinet permits, it is better to try to pass all the wires behind the frame of it and make use of seals that come with some of the pieces. Cables left in the middle of the cabinet prevent the free circulation of air, causing more heat inside it, and in turn, they can be affected by such heat, about to burn.

    Examples of good cable management, front and back view:

    Please note that the hardware recommendations are indicative because manufacturers are constantly bringing new parts. I hope the post will be useful.

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    Jajajaj Fortunately mine is Master Race !! excellent article Oscar

    Andres Mateo

    Very good contribution. You have enlightened my mind. I did not know what to buy. by now you already know. Thanks for...Read more »


    Very good your articleOscar OrtizOscar Ortiz thank you.


    Complete the checklist, very good.

    Isaías Gätjens M

    Oscar good article, thanks.


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