Our recommende­d build for playing the latest games


B660M Mortar WiFi MSI $160

This MSI board delivers everything we need in a compact package and allows us to use much cheaper DDR4 memory.

Core i5 13400F Intel $208

Yes, this is the same CPU as the budget build. It’s simply too good value to miss and perfect for high fps gaming.

RX 7700 XT AMD $449

If you can spare the extra cash, the RX 7800 XT is a tantalisin­g upgrade. Neverthele­ss, we’ll opt for AMD’s cheaper card.

Laminar RM1 (included with CPU) Intel Free

Intel bundles a redesigned CPU cooler with some 13th Gen processors. This little chip chiller will serve us well for a while

Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-3200 Corsair $40

With plenty of capacity at 16GB, this unembellis­hed memory has everything you need for gaming and more.

Pure Power 12 M 650W Be Quiet! $105

This larger Be Quiet! PSU offers a stable platform with modern PCIe 5.0 connectivi­ty.

WD Black SN770 1TB Western Digital $51

There are faster PCIe 4.0 drives, but this is the best value for money SSD around.

WD Blue 1TB 7200rpm Western Digital $32 (not in budget)

Just like in the budget build, this HDD isn’t strictly necessary, but for a pretty low price it’s nice to have plenty of extra space.

H7 NZXT $130

It’s very clever of NZXT to design such an easy PC case to build into, and make it look so gorgeous too.

S2722DGM Dell $270

With a snappy 165Hz refresh rate and a 1440p resolution, this Dell is an enviable blend of monitor performanc­e.

KM250 RGB G0.Skill $40

You could spend more for a full-size gaming keyboard, but this G.Skill will certainly suffice for most gamers.

DeathAdder V2 Razer $50

Tried and tested, this Razer mouse is a superb companion for competitiv­e gaming without breaking the bank.

Blackshark V2 Razer $65

The Blackshark V2 offers up some killer audio quality to rival the greats. And at a reasonable price too.

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