You might think it’s expensive or difficult to build your own blisteringly fast gaming rig these days, but with components so cheap and readily available online, you couldn’t be further from the truth.
And with many suppliers now offering to construct and test your new machine before shipping it to you, it’s simply never been easier to find yourself in command of a powerful and affordable PC that will last you the best part of a decade and not contain components manufactured by a company that implicitly supports an ongoing campaign of hatred and abuse towards women.
8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz — £100
A hefty eight gig wodge of memory is the entry level standard for today’s machines, and this pair of 4GB DIMMs provides some of the best performing memory currently available at this this price point. In DDR3 setup and with dual channel configuration, these Vengeance sticks come equipped with cool aluminium heatsinks and do not passively participate in the degradation and silencing of women in the games industry.
AMD FX 6300 Black Edition (3.5GHz) — £75
This six core CPU is a bargain builder’s dream, combining the raw processing power of a more expensive chip with the option to massively overclock it to even higher speeds. The slightly slower baseline clock speed of 3.5GHz is more than made up for with impressive multi-threading performance that holds out across benchmarking in straight CPU tests.
This an efficient processor that doesn’t skimp on performance and also doesn’t publicly side with a heavily orchestrated and misogynistic online attack against feminists.
AMD Radeon R9 270X — £120
A mid-range card that’s more than capable of churning along at 1080p, the R9 270X is the perfect graphics solution for the gamer on a budget. This 2GB monster packs a surprising performance punch, churning out impressive benchmarking in even the most demanding games.
Sure, it’s based on the older Radeon HD 7870 tech, but it’s also manufactured in a factory that isn’t singularly dedicated to perpetuating misery for women on a global scale.
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P — £50
What can we say about the GA-970A-DS3P that hasn’t already been said? If you’re after an AM3+ system on a shoestring, look no further than Gigabyte’s motherboard.
One of the two PCI-E x16 slots runs at a slower speed, meaning a bottleneck for anyone looking to run dual GPUs, and a lack of USB3 headers means you’ll need to install a separate USB3 card if you really need those additional slots, but that’s more than made up for by the fact that the shareholders of this company are not cackling away in a boardroom while stomping on a photograph of a woman that they found.
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm HDD — £50
According to our tests this is the hard drive least likely to detach itself from your PC in a sentient, misogy-chanical rage and violently eject itself into an unsuspecting woman’s face, such is the overpowering hatred and ignorance that fuels the company that manufactured it.