Building a gaming PC is no different than building a typical PC, and the only difference is deciding on the components and budget. In the early 1990s, building a PC was a common practice amongst technology hobbyists. With the introduction of branded, low-cost, and fully assembled PCs from Dell, Compaq, HP, and other major PC manufacturers voided reasons for assembling your own PC as it was cheaper and better to buy an off-the-shelf unit. The PC makers have the buying power to bundle components into a single unit and offer you better pricing and reliability than your own defeats the purpose of building your own customized PC. Despite the fact that the economy-of-scale offered by the PC manufacturers don't sway into buying a ready-made PC, you have a couple of things to consider when you choose to build your own "gaming" PC.