Tired of being limited to Apple and over-the-counter PCs? Why not take the bull by the horns and design your own personal computer? PCPartPicker is a service that makes it simple. Here’s how it works. Just go to the System Build link and start selecting the necessities — CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard, Video Card, Memory, Storage, etc. At the end of the selection, you can even work in custom parts once you have everything you need.

PCPartPicker will check for issues and incompatibilities and let you know immediately so even a novice can build their own custom PC. When finished, you’ll not only have a viable PC more powerful and useful than anything you would buy in a store, you’ll have a complete listing of price and availability and direct links for where to buy so that you get the best deal. The service also has some pre-established builds for newbies and build guides to keep you on the right track.