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How to build a PC for gaming

How to build a PC for gaming or video editing

Building your own PC for gaming or video editing that is tailored to your specific needs is the best rewarding experience you will ever get. Nothing is more satisfying than building the dream PC that you always want. 

The process of building a PC involves selecting and purchasing components and then assembling them into a functional system. The component such as the CPU, motherboard, graphic card, memory, storage, power supply, cooling, and case. 

With the right quality components, you can build a PC that delivers high gaming and video editing experience. In this guide, we are going to show you the step-by-step process of how you can build a PC for gaming or video editing.

Choosing Components To Build A PC

At the end of the day, the one thing that determines the performance of your PC is the component that you chose while building a PC. The more quality component you use the more your PC performance increases. 

Choosing Components To Build A PC

Building a PC for gaming or video editing requires eight core components and in the list below we are going to discuss all one by one. 

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

Central Processing Unit (CPU) is also considered a “Brain” of a PC. CPU is responsible for carrying out all the instructions in the smoother manner possible. All the functions in the PC run through the CPU. 

In gaming, the CPU determines how smoothly the game is running. It is also responsible for the video editing programs like Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, etc., and determines how functionally they are working without giving you any trouble.

When selecting the CPU there are only two factors that you need to consider. First is the brand, the two famous brand in the market right now is Intel and AMD. Both this CPU comes with different features and specification including price points. Intel is a brand of choice but AMD offers more processing units at low cost. 

The second thing you need to consider is the number of cores and threads. The CPU with more numbers of cores and threads performs better and also supports the high-level resolution and 4k editing. Both AMD Ryzen and High-end intel chips come with a multi-threaded CPU. So choose the one that suits to your budget and performance.


The motherboard is also considered the central hub which all the components to connects each other. In a PC it controls the overall performance and function of the PC. Every component that you choose like CPU, RAM, graphic card, supply, etc should be compatible with your motherboard. 

Choose the motherboard which is compatible with your CPU because many motherboards offer only Intel CPU and vice-versa. Check the other component compatibility but the CPU is most important. 

Random- Access Memory (RAM)

RAM is responsible for storing the temporary data that the computer is currently using or is open currently. In order to save high-density video editing files the RAM is the most important thing. 

In today’s world, the resolution of the video comes in 1080p and 4k also so it is important to choose the RAM that supports this kind of gives.

There are many different kinds of gigabytes of RAM on the market, but when it comes to high-resolution games and video editing, 8 gigabytes of RAM is the minimum required. Professionals utilize up to 16 gigabytes of RAM, but it all depends on your budget and your preferred method of working. You can even install 32 gigabytes of RAM if you have a large budget.


The computer stores all your information personal and professional information in the hard drive which we call storage. Mainly there are two types of hard drives are available. The first one is HDD (Hard Disk Drive) is the old-fashioned storage type that people using for centuries. With a little money, this drive offers maximum storage. 

The second option is SDD (Solid state drive). Compare to HDD, SDD is faster and more durable but expensive. Many professional editors use SDD for video editing works because it offers fast service. Some video editors use both types of drives they use SDD for video editing purposes and HDD to store the last gigabytes of files.

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

In short, the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is known as the graphics card. The GPU is designed to handle the processing of graphical and image data. The GPU is especially used when building a gaming PC because it provides a real-life gaming experience. But when it comes to video editing the CPU plays the main role in 4k editing. So if you are on a tight budget use a powerful CPU compare to GPU.

Power Supply

A power supply unit (PSU) is used to send the electric power to your PC and components. Don’t make a cheap purchase on this because it can cause your PC to shut down and many of your features don’t work because of this. In the market, all the PSUs has efficiency score so choose the one that has an efficiency score above 80+.

Aim for a power supply in which you can change the parts with new advanced components so that you don’t have to buy new ones. So choose the PSU where you can remove parts and upgraded it with the new one.


Under high processing demands the CPU gets very hot and to keep the temperature the cooling system is used. There are various types of cooling systems available, the low-cost cooling option is a fan or multi-fan but they make too much noise and are slow in use. The other option is water cooling which provides the proper temperature that the CPU needs. But it is quite expensive. 

Computer case 

The casing that holds the various parts of a desktop computer is referred to as a computer case, often known as a PC case or tower. As it protects the internal components and aids in keeping them cool, it is a crucial component in the construction of a computer.

From small form factor cases to full-sized towers, there are many different kinds of computer cases on the market. The size of the motherboard and other components you intend to install, as well as your aesthetic tastes, have a significant role in the case selection. The casing that holds the various parts of a desktop computer is referred to as a computer case, often known as a PC case or tower.

How To Assemble The Components

Assembling all the components is a very tricky part one mistake and all your precious components can go to waste. You can watch several videos on youtube on how to assemble the PC but the risk is the same. 

So, instead of doing this task on your own hire a professional or visit the nearest internet cafe or computer shop. Many of these shops provided services like this and pay them their amount and build your dream PC.

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Everyone has a different need, and the budget is determined in accordance with their needs. It is not like you create a PC every time for a different purpose, so first decide what you want to utilize it. 

Building a PC for gaming or video editing requires careful consideration of the components that will be used to ensure maximum performance and compatibility. It is important to choose a powerful processor, a high-quality graphics card, and sufficient RAM and storage to meet the demands of these intensive tasks. Proper cooling, a reliable power supply, and a suitable case are also essential for a well-functioning system. While the process may seem daunting at first, following a well-researched plan and taking the time to assemble the components with care can lead to a high-performing and cost-effective PC that can handle even the most demanding applications.

Pratik Deotale
Pratik Deotale

Pratik Deotale, a professional Copywriter and Content Writer. My focus is on crafting engaging and effective content that captures the attention of readers and drives action. For years I have been creating compelling copy for a variety of mediums, including websites, social media, email campaigns, and print materials. I am professional enough for developing a brand voice & optimizing website copy for SEO.

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