How to build the ultimate gaming PC for Star Wars: Battlefront

Use the Force (or a screwdriver)

Star Wars hype is once again through the roof, thanks to the double whammy of the brand new Star Wars: Battlefront game and the upcoming release of Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and to celebrate we've transformed into techvadar, lifting the veil on the Dark Side of technology.

If you're eagerly awaiting your opportunity to step into a Stormtrooper's shoes – or you want to fight the good fight on the side of the Rebels – then Star Wars: Battlefront is a fantastic game.

While it looks great on the PS4 and Xbox One, if you really want the best experience, with amazing visuals and rock-steady frame rates, then the PC is the place to play it – and we'll show you how to build a fantastic gaming machine to get the most out of Star Wars: Battlefront.

To get you in the mood for building your own PC. check out our time lapse video of us putting together the ultimate gaming PC.

One of the best things about building your own PC is that you can pick and choose the components yourself, so you can build a machine that perfectly suits both your needs and your budget.

The hardest part is making sure the parts you've picked are compatible with each other, so that's why we've created this guide. By following our advice you can be sure that each component will work – and putting them together is surprisingly straightforward.

If you're more comfortable with building PCs then you can use this guide as inspiration to build your own personalised gaming PC to play Star Wars: Battlefront on – just take some of our ideas and swap some parts out for ones that better suit your needs.

In this guide we'll show you how to choose the components for three types of gaming PC: a budget machine, which will keep costs down yet still provide an awesome Star Wars: Battlefront experience; a mid-range PC that will deliver graphics that far surpasses what you'll find on the PS4 and Xbox One; and the ultimate gaming rig that money can buy.

How to build the ultimate gaming PC for Star Wars Battlefront

This final PC is an incredibly powerful, money-no-object machine packed with some of the most powerful components on the market today. Not only will this enable you to max out Star Wars: Battlefront in the graphics department at 1080p, you'll also get amazing performance on resolutions as high as 4K.

It's also a machine that you won't have to worry about upgrading for a very long time.

If you're not sure what type of machine you'll need to build to suit your needs, answer the questions below and we'll determine which PC is the best fit for you.

Once you've selected the PC you're aiming to build, we'll show you how to choose the best components for it. Then, check out how to build a gaming PC: a step-by-step guide to building the best PC to see how they're put together.

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