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Building Your Custom Gaming PC with Cube

29th April 2020
There is nothing more enjoyable than building your own custom gaming PC equipped the way you need to play your favourite games. Whether you enjoy delving into an immersive RPG or speeding on a virtual race track, a gaming PC can take your experience to the next level. With the number of epic components out there for you to build with, there are so many possibilities. Custom PC's allow you to enjoy complete control over each component and design your rig the way you want.


So, the question you are probably wondering- where do I start? If you find the idea of building your own PC daunting, you have come to the right place. Our team of experts at Cube have put together this useful guide to assist you on your journey to build your own custom gaming rig. Not the type to get hands-on? Don't worry- we can build your custom PC for you, with over 20 years' experience, the Cube team are here to help. From £600 budget builds to higher-end £2500 setups, there's an option for everyone. Check out the handy guide below then head on over to https://www.box.co.uk/create-your-own-custom-pc to get building! Click the links to visit each build.


1080p Builds (Full HD 1920 x 1080)

Looking to enter the world of PC gaming? These 1080p (full HD, 1920 x 1080) setups may be just what you need. Ideal for playing your favourite games such as Fortnite, League of Legends, or even epic Triple-A adventures. Average 60fps in most games depending on settings, and enjoy ruling the battlefield using a PC which costs less than £1000. Choose from one of our prebuilds or get building your own using our custom PC configurator.

Builds starting from £650

CPU: Intel Core i3 10100 3.6GHZ 
Cooler: High Quality Standard Air cooler.
Motherboard: ASUS Prime H410M-K Motherboard
Memory: 8GB 2666MHz.
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC 4GB
Storage: 240GB SSD for Windows 10 and 1TB hard drive for games and storage.
Power Supply: 500W Bronze rated. For future upgrades, we recommend 600W or better.
Operating System: Windows 10 Home.



Cube Recommended from £800

CPU: Intel Core i5/ 2.90GHZ 6 Core 6 Thread Processor.
Cooler: High Quality Standard Air cooler.
Motherboard: MSI B365M Pro-VH.
Memory: 2x 8GB (1x 8GB) HyperX Fury DDR4 2666MHZ..
Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 1660 Phoenix 6GB 
Storage: 240GB/ 1TB hard drive for Windows 10 and 2TB hard drive for games and storage.
Power Supply: 500W Bronze rated. For future upgrades, we recommend 600W or better.
Operating System: Windows 10 Home




1440p Builds (2K 2560 x 1440)

1440p resolution gaming is becoming more and more popular. With 1440p, you can enjoy a leap in visual fidelity over 1080p, and experience epic video image quality. If you don't want to take the leap to 4K, this 1440p setup is perfect for you to enjoy the latest games at their full potential. Click here to get building! Want to take it to the next level and add some epic water cooling? Check out our custom water-cooling build configurator.

Builds starting from £1100

CPU: Intel Core i5/AMD Ryzen 5 6 Core.
Cooler: Premium Air cooler or 120mm Liquid cooler.
Motherboard: Intel B460-Plus.
Memory: 16GB 3000MHz or better.
Graphics Card: Ideally, select a graphics card with 6GB-8GB, we recommend the RTX 2060/RX 5700.
Storage: 500GB SSD for Windows 10 and 2TB hard drive for games and storage.
Power Supply: 650W Gold Rated. For future upgrades, we recommend 700W or better.
Operating System: Windows 10 Home.



Cube Recommended from £1500

CPU: Intel Core i7/AMD Ryzen 5.
Cooler: Premium large Air cooler or 240mm Liquid cooler.
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk.
Memory: 2x 8GB (16GB) 3200MHz
Graphics Card: ASUS Rog Strix RX 5700 XT 8GB OC
Storage: 500GB SSD for Windows 10 and 2TB hard drive for games and storage.
Power Supply: 650W Gold rated. For future upgrades, we recommend 700W or better.
Operating System: Windows 10 Home.



4K Builds (3840 x 2160)

At the highest end of the scale, we have our epic 4K builds. If you want to experience gaming visuals in all their glory and be prepared for the next generation of games to come - these 4K builds are for you. You may have a 4K display already- but do you have the powerful PC needed to run it? Don't sweat- we have you covered! Click here to get started on building your impressive 4K build. Want to take it to the next level and add some colourful water cooling? Check out our custom water-cooling build configurator.

Builds starting from £2000

CPU: Intel Core i9/AMD Ryzen 9.
Cooler: Premium large Air cooler or 240mm Liquid cooler.
Motherboard: Intel Z390/AMD X570.
Memory: 16GB 3200MHz or better.
Graphics Card: Ideally, select a graphics card with 8GB, we suggest the RTX 3070.
Storage: 500GB M.2 SSD for Windows 10 and 2TB hard drive for games and storage.
Power Supply: 750W Gold rated. For future upgrades, we recommend 800W or better.
Operating System: Windows 10 Home.



Cube Recommended from £2500

CPU: Intel Core i9/AMD Ryzen 9.
Cooler: Premium large Air cooler or 280mm Liquid cooler.
Motherboard: Intel Z390/AMD X570.
Memory: 16GB 3600MHz or better.
Graphics Card: Ideally, select a graphics card with 10GB, we suggest the RTX 3080.
Storage: 1TB M.2 SSD for Windows 10 and 2TB hard drive for games and storage.
Power Supply: 850W Gold Rated.
Operating System: Windows 10 Home.



What are you waiting for? It's time to get building!

"Cube Custom PCs are built by people with a passion for computers with over 20 years' experience. Our passion is what drives us to deliver the best-built PCs we can. We include many services that you would usually be charged extra for. Such as professional cable management and using high-quality thermal paste at no extra cost. We also install all the latest BIOS, driver and Windows updates (If PC is bought with Windows), so your PC is ready to go out of the box." - http://cube.co.uk/custom-pcs.html



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