/r/gamingpc is a community of people that love building their own custom gaming rigs and talking about the latest and greatest hardware that PC gaming has to offer. It was founded as a place where people are allowed to splurge on their hobby, even though some of the things we do are not necessary in order to play games on a PC. We all know you don’t need multiple videocards, watercooling and all the other things we add to our systems. That said, we don’t need to hear that we’re spending too much money, we know this.
This is the place to build and share your own creation and to discuss newly released hardware. If you’ve never built a PC before you’re welcome to lurk here and see what others are doing. If you want to learn how to build a computer you need to post in /r/buildapc. The same goes for upgrading it (questions like ‘what videocard should I upgrade to’ or ‘will this max out Crysis 5’).
In order to keep this place fun for the more advanced builders and gaming veterans we do not allow posting of technical comments or ‘facts’ unless you have a professional background in IT. There is a huge difference between citing a medical book and being a doctor. Computer architecture is no different. Also keep in mind that many hardware review websites are run by hobbyists. Don’t quote their findings unless you have the background that allows you to explain these findings. The gaming world is full of myths regarding hardware and performance and we don’t need the myths in here. Do feel free to share your own benchmarks and reviews on hardware that you own and play on yourself 🙂
If you’re looking for a laptop, /r/suggestalaptop is the place to be.
If you have issues with your computer you can find help in /r/techsupport.
Prebuilt gaming computers are for the most part not very good computers. Nothing below $2000 usually holds a candle to building your own. We are not a shopping forum for prebuilt computers however so questions about them are removed. This also applies to questions like ‘where can I find the cheapest [insert anything here]’.
Because of the volume of posts, those that don’t fit here will be quietly removed.
We often get reasons for posting questions in here that state "but all the experts are here". Remember that these people are here because they just want to enjoy their hobby. Most of us have demanding jobs and we don’t want to spend our evenings doing free techsupport. Those of us that don’t mind doing this will also be in /r/buildapc and /r/techsupport. Do not post questions that belong in those subreddits in here!
If you need the mods for anything you can message us. You can usually also find some of us in the IRC channel (chat). Most people in the channel lurk while doing other things so you might not get an immediate reply. Feel free to hang around with us, interesting things do happen, just not every 30 seconds 😉
Relax and enjoy the view! If you have read this post you can click the hide button to free up some space on your screen 🙂