Is It A Good Time To Build A Gaming PC? Here Is All That You Need To Know

Build a gaming PC is a huge deal especially if it is your first one and with the new year 2108 starting off you might be wondering whether or not this is the right time to build a new gaming PC or upgrade your gaming rig. Here we are going to talk about whether or not this is a good time to build a gaming PC.

Should you do it now or should you wait? Here we are going to talk all about that. There are plenty of products on the market and the CPU market is pretty competitive right now which means that you can get great value for your money and that translate to great bang for buck. You can thank AMD for that. While AMD Vega did not turn out to be too great we are still anticipating AMD Navi to break the ice.

For the first time, you can get 8 cores and 16 threads in a mainstream CPU, something that was exclusive to higher-end enthusiast Intel series of CPUs. Intel also upped their game this time around by introducing higher core and thread count along the board.

Is It A Good Time To Build A Gaming PC?

The following are all the factors that will help you decide whether or not it is a good time to build a gaming PC.

Price Of RAM Is Higher

RAM is pretty expensive right now and taking a look at the prices of RAM in the last 12 months we have seen the prices double over this price period. That might be a bummer but that is something that we all will have to deal with and this cannot be avoided if you are going to buy new RAM.

More CPU For Your Money

As mentioned there is a lot of competition in the CPU market right now and the prices of CPU has not increased too much but you do get a lot more for your money. More cores and more threads for roughly the same price is a good reason why you should build a PC now.

Less GPU For Your Money

Due to the mining boom, the prices of GPUs have gone up but depending on where you live it is more than likely that the bubble has burst and prices have gone down to normal. Id that is the case then you have another reason to build a gaming PC this time around.

Cheaper Storage

While RAM is more expensive storage has become a bit cheaper as compared to before. You can grab an SSD for way cheaper than before and that will help speed up your PC. This is another reason why you should build a gaming PC now.


If you need a gaming PC then you should go out and build one. You need not worry about new products coming out on CES. The only time when you need to worry is around summer when Computex is around the corner.

Let us know whether or not you are going to build a gaming PC right now.

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.