When you're setting out to get a new gaming PC, there are typically about three different ways you can go about it – you can build it yourself, buy one off of a store shelf (which includes, like, Amazon), or you can go on a manufacturer's website and configure the system of your dream.
And now that it's so hard to find PC components at a reasonable price, especially graphics cards, more people than ever are picking up pre-built gaming PCs. But, when you go to CyberPowerPC, Maingear, or even to Dell's website to configure an Alienware gaming PC, there are a lot of pitfalls that mean you could spend a lot of extra money without it really resulting in a better experience for you.
Unfortunately, this means that you'll need at least some literacy when it comes to PC components to really know how to configure a gaming PC that's actually worth the money you're spending on it. But, for PC Gaming Week, we decided that it's time to really get into the nitty-gritty and give you a few things to keep your eyes open for when shopping for a new gaming PC.