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NZXT Launches a Gaming PC-Building Service

PC Gamers! Do you ever wish that you didn’t have to spend so much time researching the type of gaming rig you want to buy so that it’ll run types of games that you want to play? Are you ever concerned that your gaming PC won’t run graphics-heavy games like The Witcher, Overwatch, Horizon Zero Dawn, or Ghost Recon: Wildlands?

Well, now a new service makes it so that you don’t necessarily have to stress about it.

Computer hardware manufacturer NZXT has just rolled out a new service – called BLD – which streamlines the process of buying a new gaming PC.

The way it works is fairly simple. As a customer, you contact them, and select the types of games that you enjoy playing, and then a basic price that you can afford. In return, BLD will show you the type of rig best suited to your needs & budget.

Now, most gamers who have been playing on PC for some time will have a good idea of what kinds of guts they need in their systems in order to get the job done. However, for those who may be new to PC gaming, or those who are not as technologically-inclined as others, it becomes far too easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of different processors, graphics & sound cards, and memory clocks out there. They really just want to get the process done, and get to playing their favorite titles. That’s where BLD comes in.

BLD first offers a list of games (there are currently 18 listed) that can be played on PC. While BLD’s list clearly isn’t comprehensive, it still offers a good look at what PC gaming rookies might choose to play. After making game selections, BLD asks how much you want to spend on your machine. Once you make that selection, and give the system an idea of your desired budget, BLD will piece together a machine that’s (nearly) perfectly suited to you and your gaming needs/wants. The only catch we’re aware of? There’s what’s called a “BLD Assembly & Service Package” charge of $150 (USD). However, that surcharge includes the full assembly of your rig (with a build time of 48 hours), a parts and labor warranty good for two years, and a guarantee from the company that if your system doesn’t get within 10 percent of the frame-per-second targets, then you can return the entire thing for free.

As it turns out, the assembly and shipping time is also pretty good. One tester got their complete PC shipped to them in just three business days. The system comes complete with quick-start instructions (again, for those who might not be as familiar with PCs as others), which detail all of the set-up of every single cable. Each of those cables – power, network, and HDMI – are numbered so that set-up is streamlined and simple, so it should really only take about 30 minutes to get everything ready to go. Then, all you’ll need is a mouse (or trackball) and keyboard, and you’re all set!

With PC gaming being a hot ticket right now, more and more gamers are giving it a try. So with so many newcomers to the realm of PC, it’s great to have a service like this which will assist us in getting pretty much exactly what we need in terms of speed, power, and graphical capability. If you feel like giving BLD a try, pop on over to their website, and let the service do its thing for you. It might even make me want to try out PC gaming, and I’ve been a console guy for decades.

Tell us your thoughts on BLD, dear readers. Would you use this type of service for your next gaming PC? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments below!

About Doug T. (302 Articles)
A lifelong gamer, a foodie, an advocate for people with disabilities, and an avowed geek. Doug was born in South America, currently resides in Northern VA, and spends the majority of his time indulging in his current passions of gaming & food, while making sure not to take life or himself too seriously.

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