Last Update: September 2014
I will be updating builds to include Windows 8.1. Currently all builds up to $2000 are up to date, I will work on UK builds soon.
PCPartPicker is used for component selection. All prices in USD (GBP for UK builds)
DVD drive and monitor not included. Always run 64-bit Windows for best performance
All builds are fully compatible out of the box
The aim of this thread is to provide users with pre-selected components for their build. They can then either buy those parts or use one of my builds as a starting place for their own. Builds will be updated at least monthly.
step-by-step with pics : http://www.tomshardware.com/review_print.php?p1=1382
$500 - Non-Gamer - NEW!
You can change the SSD to a hard drive if you prefer, and upgrade the cpu or ram
$600 - NEW!
$750 - NEW!
$2500 - Enthusiast or video editing/render farm