Welcome to Player 1 Customs!

Player 1 Customs is here to start our very own community to help those either start or advance their gaming journey. We have a wide selection of low to high end computer builds with only top reviewed items available. Why would we offer an item that’s known to catch fire?? We are here to provide a secure passage into the PC gaming community where the rivers flow Mountain Dew and the rain drops an abundance of pizzas and burgers!

Who are we and why would should you trust us? Player 1 Customs was founded by gamers who are committed to adding more to the gaming community. We are PC enthusiasts who are spreading the joy a customized gaming computer can bring to your home. We want to be a part of a community that shares experiences and helps each other reach great lengths from your first MMO game to sitting in front of millions of people at the World Championships on eSports.

Besides our charming personality, why should you buy from Player 1 Customs? To put it straight, Player 1 Customs specializes in creating a gaming environment for its customers. We are a one stop solution to prep you up for any game on the market whether you want to try out the newest flight simulator on the market or you’re ready to try out the new VR technology. We have computer builds from any price range specially customized with the ability to handle any purpose you may need. Not only are our builds designed to handle a specific function, each and every product available on our site has high reviews in quality and performance. We did this to reduce the risk of our amazing customers having a terrible experience with their custom PC.

At this point, we will be adding more products and categories as time goes on. Technology is always evolving and the gaming community is no exception. Grab your hands on the brand new GTX 1080, get your VR tech ready, and get ready for some great times!

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How to Maintain High FPS

What is FPS and why should I care? The FPS that we will be discussing stands for Frames Per Second and we care because a high FPS can give you that competitive advantage over the filthy casual that decided to challenge you. In this post, we will go over a few tips, tricks, and pointers on how to improve your FPS numbers!

You may ask yourself, “If I buy a super turbo mega awesome computer from Player 1 Customs, do I have to read any of this?!” The appropriate response to this question would be, “Don’t be a noob. Educate yo self before you get rekt son!” FPS is a topic any competitive gamer should be well aware of. When you’re watching yourself in the Kill Cam being sniped by the enemy team, you’re going to wish you had that split second advantage to see that shot coming instead of blaming the lag like a filthy casual. In this post, you will gain a few tips and ideas on how you can improve your gaming experience in a couple of free and simple steps.

Delete Temporary Files:

Start -> Right Click On: Local Disk (C:) -> Select Properties -> Click On: Disk Cleanup -> Check All Boxes (These are temporary files taking up space) -> Click On: Ok -> Click On: Delete Files

Temporary files can take up a lot of space if you use your PC occasionally. Temporary files can come from download locations, or browser history. This data is very small in size but in time can slow your performance. Even if high FPS isn’t your goal, clearing your system of any unnecessary files will always increase your PC’s overall performance.

Error Checking Hard Drive:

In the same Local Disk (C) Properties window -> Click On The Tab: Tools -> Click On: Check (for error checking and ensuring hardware functionality)

Although this step may not improve performance, it’s always a good idea to error check to be aware of or prevent any issues your hard drive may have.


After error checking your disk -> Click On: Optimize -> Make sure the (C:) is selected -> Click On: Optimize

Optimizing your system will organize your data in a way that will make your computer retrieve data more easily.

System Set to High Performance:

Press the Windows Key -> Search for Control Panel -> On the top right of the window, Search for Power Options -> Click On: Power Options -> Select: High Performance instead of Balanced (Balanced is recommended but we’re gamers so were cool enough to ignore that)

On the top right of the window, Search for Advanced System Settings -> Click On: View advanced system settings -> Clack on Tab: Advanced -> Click On: Settings under Performance -> Select: Adjust for best performance -> Click On: Apply -> Click On: Ok

Your Windows may look funky or outdated at this point, however, you are sacrificing beauty for performance at this point. These options are of course reversible if you go back and select the original option.

Delete More Temp Files:

Press and Hold the Windows + R Keys -> In the Run window, Type in: %temp% and Click On: OK -> Press the CTRL + A Keys to select all items in the folder -> Press Delete key and delete these files (These are temporary files. Some may be in use by current open applications and you will not be able to delete the file at this time. Feel free to Click On: Skip)

Temporary files come in many shapes and forms and in several locations. Make sure to delete as many as you can. Depending on your last cleanup, you may have more than a few items to delete.

Download Free Software That Actually Works:

1) CCleaner:

CCleaner is a program that analyzes and cleans your computer by permanently deleting temporary files and other unnecessary data. The program analyzer is customizable so you can avoid deleting any data you wish to keep. CCleaner is highly recommendable and is primarily used in routine PC tune ups.

2) Razer Cortex

Razer Cortex is a free program that requires you to sign up for free in order to use it. Once you have installed it, sign in and look for your game. If you do not see your game, you will have to click on the plus sign. You will then browse for your game and click on it. This will add the game to the Razer Cortex library and you will be able to run your game from here at any time. The purpose of using this program to run your games is because this program pauses any other unnecessary scripts or programs that may take up resources while you game.

Customize Your Game Settings:

Last but not least, you will have to update your game display settings to optimize your gameplay. To ensure the highest possible FPS rating, you will have to set your quality settings to low. Unfortunately, this will sacrifice the more detailed look and give you basic but responsive graphics. Depending on your computer parts, you may be play around with higher quality settings and not lose too much FPS in the process.

We hope you found this blog post useful. Having a higher FPS does not necessarily mean you will win every game but you will have the resources the job done. If you have any suggestions on a guide, tutorial or topic in general you would like for us to discuss, feel free to message us at community@player1customs.com.

AMD Ryzen’s Release Draws Near!

If you’re not already aware, the media, the internet, and even your next door neighbor have been getting riled up and antsy over the soon to be released, AMD Ryzen. However, what exactly makes this new processor so spectacular that it has every person ready to commit crimes to obtain it? The answer is probably because it would simply be worth it (But please don’t. Player 1 Customs does not encourage violence. Only game violence is acceptable.).


Ryzen Details

AMD’s Ryzen is set and scheduled to be available on the shelves on March 2nd. There will be 3 main product families to choose from: Ryzen R3, R5, and R7 (similar concept to Intel’s i-series). Within these families, there will also be several models to choose from depending on what you intend to use your computer for at different costs. Although new information is being released until its date of release, it has been confirmed that the following models will be available at launch:

Product Line Model Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) TDP (Watts) Included Cooler Suggested Price
Ryzen 7 1800x 3.6 4.0 95 N/A $499
Ryzen 7 1700x 3.4 3.8 95 N/A $399
Ryzen 7 1700 3.0 3.7 65 Wraith Spire $329


So What Is The Big Deal?

Although AMD has a reputation of being the cool guys on the block and they make their products pretty much affordable for anyone, the Ryzen processor does sacrifice price for performance. In fact, it does the exact opposite! For example, while Intel’s i7-6900k is valued at a little over $1000, AMD’s 1800x is valued at half the cost and it is still able to perform about 10% faster than the i7. Is that still not enough to impress you? Good because although Ryzen was able to smoke the i7 in various benchmarks, it still had its boost option disabled whereas the i7’s Turbo Boost was enabled. The Ryzen still holds much more potential where we can safely say any Player 1 would die to have!

It goes without saying that AMD has brought something truly amazing to the market. There are many more exciting products coming soon over the next couple of months, such as AMD’s Raven Ridge (Laptops with Ryzen processors). This also being the first generation CPU means there will only be improvements and performance increases. We cannot wait to see what ground breaking technology will appear with these new developments from AMD or perhaps even a competitor that aims for the spotlight. Only time will tell.


Are You Ready For College Gaming?

College Gaming May Be Available Near You

It’s finally that time of year for seniors in high school to start looking for their dream college. With all of these Universities to choose from, which one will you choose to fulfill your gaming needs? We decided to take a moment and name a few noteworthy institutions for all the Player 1’s out there. ESports has been a rapidly growing industry. In the past few years, it has opened many possibilities for gamers everywhere and colleges have programs to contribute as well. We are going to list a few colleges that offer a scholarship or program related to gaming or game design.


University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

Are you interested in being a varsity League of Legends player? How about enrolling to University of California Irvine and check out their eSports Arena for a little motivation. Aside from offering game industry programs, UCI is also notable for its dedicated eSports Arena complete with 70 high end computers. With a staff and team dedicated to making you the best, you will witness improvements in your gaming, academic success, and a healthier lifestyle.

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

If you’re interested in game design for a career path, then you should definitely check out Rochester Institute of Technology. RIT has one of the most renowned game design programs in the US. Their Master of Science in Game Design and Development will allow students to create functional projects while learning the important aspects in game development. After the 2 year program, students will have the knowledge and experience to leap into the gaming industry and change the world one game at a time!

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Are you looking into having a productive summer? How about enrolling into USC’s Introduction to Video Game Design program. Being a highly competitive program to enroll in, you risk the chance of being put on the wait-list. However, the risk is worth the rewards. It is a 4 week college credit program that teaches its students the basics needed to design and produce a game from start to finish. You will design, program, test and complete daily challenges to improve and hone your skills. You’re also given the chance to meet some of the best designers and developers in the industry. The program offers field trips to offices such as Treyarch, EA Sports, Activision and more. If game development is the drive you need to make it out of bed every morning, this may be the program for you.

Southern Methodist University, Plano, TX

Currently at the top of the list in Game Design, SMU offers one of the most extensive programs. Aside from enrolling into the game design program, you also have the option of choosing between 4 specializations (Art, Design, Production, and Programming) to focus on. These four specializations are essential for the design and development of a project. Through this program, you will be able to choose and learn the aspects that inspired your choice to join the gaming industry.

Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

RMU recognized the growth of eSports back in 2014 and now offers eSports in its list of athletic programs. You can participate in competitions in the following game titles: League of Legends, DOTA 2, Hearthstone, Counter-Strike, and Heroes of the Storm. Qualified gamers can even earn a scholarship of up to 50% tuition and 50% room and board. RMU thrives in competition and team spirit making your experience here much more memorable.

University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, AZ

Similar to Southern Methodist University, UAT offers a highly coveted series of programs that help prepare students in specific areas in the industry. Living up to its name, UAT offers programs specialized in Art and Animation, Game Design, Game Programming, and as well as a few more. Just having a general interest or passion for technology is enough to make anyone yearn for the UAT lifestyle.


There are many more scholarships and programs available at colleges all over the US. ESports truly has grown considerably and offers more opportunities today than it ever has in the past. If there isn’t a program available at your nearest University, we at Player 1 Customs encourage you to start one. You can find ways to raise awareness by starting an organization or even organizing a LAN party. As eSports has proven, there is a large audience in the gaming industry that wants to be heard.


We hope you found this blog post useful. If you have any suggestions on a guide, tutorial or topic, let us know! Feel free to message us at info@player1customs.com or visit our contact page.

Best CPU For Gaming – Intel Core i9 or AMD Ryzen Threadripper?

For anyone who is looking to purchase the state of the art technology for the thrill of it or for custom gaming, better get in line as some of the year’s most innovative products are about to launch, that are better than ever before!

AMD and Intel’s newest processors are scheduled to launch this year, with each of their products offering better than before attributes to turn your CPU into a rocket engine. Intel is launching its brand new Intel Core i9 X series of processors, they basically comprise of four processors having different cores, with i9-7900X having 10 cores, 7920X having 12 cores, 7940X having 14 cores and 7960X and 7980XE having 18 cores, Intel has surely stepped up its game by extending its offerings but AMD has refused to live in the shadows, AMD is also launching its AMD Ryzen Threadripper, in a battle to win the title of “The Ultimate processor” also being the ultimate winner of the “best gaming PC build” award. AMD will be using its X399 chipsets and its highest end variant will be comprised of 16 cores and 32 threads of exceptional computing performance.

Intel’s 18 cored Vs AMD’s 16 cored?

Only one can walk away with the title of best CPU for gaming. i9-7980XE, being one of the intel’s high-end variants and having 18 cores is surely going to give AMD a run for its money, at least on paper, theoretically speaking the i9-7980XE should have a better performance than AMD Ryzen Threadripper but without taking practical performance comparisons into consideration, nothing can be said for sure.

AMD has stated, regardless of the variant being selected, Quad channel DDR4 and PCIe lane count will remain the same, making the number of cores and thread count the only variable. Intel’s processors have support for optane memory and provide SSD-like performance, furthermore, Four-channel DDR4 memory is also supported by the i9s.

Battle of the PCIe lanes- 64 vs 44

In this cut-throat competition for determining which is the best high-performance prebuilt Gaming PC, one must ponder over all the aspects these CPUs are offering, custom gaming on the best gaming PC build does not come easy, Ryzen Threadripper will feature 64 lanes of PCIe 3.0. while intel’s most high-end variant i9-7980XE processor comes with a 44 lanes. With respect to adding external graphic cards or storage devices to the system, AMD is the winner here, making it the better option for inter-card communication over PCIe express. Also being the winner when it comes to providing more bandwidth.


When it comes to overclocking, Intel Core i9s are unlocked, so one can easily overclock them as per their desires, offering AVX and VccU for voltage control, for the times you want to overclock. Having enough headroom AMD Ryzen Threadripper also offers you the ability to overclock as it also has unlocked multipliers, with possible 5GHz overclock, AMD is coming at Intel with full force.


Intel Core i9 processors X series have a range of different price sets, depending on the number of cores they are offering:

i9-7900X having 10 cores and a price expected to equal $999.

 i9-7920 having 12 cores and a price expected to equal $1199.

i9-7940X having 14 cores and a price expected to equal $1399.

7960X and 7980XE are expected to have a price tag of $1699 and $1999.

Competing against Intel, AMD’s price intentions of Ryzen Threadripper has not been made known to the public but are expected to compete on the price of intel’s highest end variant and for good reason.

On account of their specification comparison, there are few variables, such as L3 Cache, with Intel’s Core i9 7980X having 24.75 MB and AMD’s Ryzen having a whopping 32 MB and Intel’s Core i9 7980X having optane support while Ryzen does not, their PCIe lane counts vary also. Besides these few exceptions, AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper and Intel’s Core i9 7980X are the final contenders moving into the last round.

As the future unfolds, be sure to check out our homepage for any updates on the latest products. Let’s not forget, AMD Ryzen’s 5 and 7 series are still hot in the market as well as Intel’s Kaby Lake series.

Intel Core i9 Series AMD Ryzen Threadripper


Best Gaming PC For 1200 Dollars


Are you looking for the best gaming PC for 1200 dollars? Building your own gaming Personal Computer is no easy task. For someone experienced in working with computers and its various parts, it may just be like a walk in the park and with a couple of tries, you may feel the same as well. But when you are a beginner or just don’t have the time to put in so much effort, your best shot is to find a custom built PC that can tailor your gaming experience just the way you like it down to the last ounce which is much better than fretting over where exactly you should begin with the whole shebang.


If you are on the quest for a gaming PC that will give you an experience like no other yet fall under that $1200 mark, then your quest has ended as we bring to your service the Gamma Velorum custom built PC which is arguably the best option for under $1200 currently on the market.



We consider the purchase of a high budget build like the Gamma Velorum to be a wise investment rather than just a spending. High budget PCs generally translate into up to date models that are likely to go a long time without needing upgrades or serious maintenance, all the while providing stunning performance in the form of impeccable visuals, speed, and smoothness of the overall experience.


Corsair - Carbide Clear 600C

(For display purposes only. The specifications listed are different from the image. This is just a beautiful case.)


Here are the little bits and pieces with a brief description that have been pieced together to create the best gaming PC for $1200.

Processor (CPU)

The AMD RYZEN 5 1600 is a real steal for the price of this PC considering its power and speed. It’s 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor certainly leave nothing more to be desired by a CPU.


CPU Cooler

In the case that you run the processor at much higher speeds, you will need good coolers to protect your CPU from burning out from exhaustion or high temperature of the system. Even when you are not overclocking it, it is recommended that a system is employed to maintain the temperature of the system at all times.


That is why Gamma Velorum is equipped with the ever powerful Cooler Master Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler to ensure that your processor never overheats and works at optimum speed and performance.



The motherboard on the Gamma Velorum custom built PC, namely the Gigabyte GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard, is self-sufficient and powerful, eliminating the need for another one to support it.



The Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4-3000 Memory has a 16GB RAM (2x8GB) which is more than enough for general gaming needs.


Storage #1 (Main Drive)

The main drive consists of a Western Digital Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive that is enough for all of your gaming needs and more. You can easily score a number of games, pictures, and any other files that you want to.


Storage #2

The secondary storage next to the primary one is the Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5” 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive that is also quite sufficient for any additional storage needs to help you keep your gaming experience smooth and hassle free.


Video Card

The Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 8GB AORUS 8G Video Card is ideal to provide smooth video playing and impeccable visual which will keep you riveted.



Casing certainly cannot get any more fashionable or convenient than the Corsair Carbide Clear 600C ATX full tower case. It looks sleek and stylish and provides you with sufficient space for cables and all essential components, including additional ones that is if you choose to put in any.


Power Supply

The Power Supply for the Gamma Velorum custom built PC is the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply. Its modular system allows you to plug in additional cables, making cable management much simpler.


Operating System

Windows is universally accepted to be the best Operating System and the Gamma Velorum PC also has the latest version of Windows, Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit).



We can assure you with confidence that the Gamma Velorum custom built PC will not disappoint you and make for an unparalleled gaming experience that will have you loving its performance for years on end. Durable, reliable, powerful, and performing, this build certainly has impressive performance as has been tested and will certainly prove to be a great investment by being all your money’s worth.1

AMD is determined to set their mark in history with the release of their Ryzen CPU series. Be sure to check out our homepage for any updates on the newer builds or products. You can check for new AMD related products here.

AMD Custom Computers – Our Top 3 Ryzen Builds

AMD Custom Computers – Our Top 3 Ryzen Builds

A briefing about Custom Computers:

Custom Computers, a state of the art PC that renders consoles and other platforms obsolete. Customizing your computers allows you to create a monstrous system that holds no bounds. You will have access to the best settings possible to take control of any game available in the market. Purchasing a custom computer is an investment towards the hours you’ll spend grinding on a game. The struggle of your computer being unable to keep up with your intense gaming sessions is all too real. Custom computers help in eliminating such futile problems making your gaming experience the best one!

Virtual Reality (VR) Gaming; What Does it take?

The top AMD custom computers fit for gaming and for Virtual Reality Gaming are here and at your service! Virtual Reality gaming allows you to function in a three-dimensional world and interact with the environment within that world. With virtual reality games gaining popularity, the demand for a platform powerful enough to use it increases significantly as well. Virtual Reality gaming is gaming taken to the next level as the graphics, animations and the interactive user interface makes it a one of a kind experience. Games that had VR compatibility were previously available on Xbox 360, Play Station 2, and Play Station 3. Unfortunately, the experience was a bit lacking to say the least. However, with a strong enough PC, one can truly immerse themselves in the visual aspects of the game. Virtual Reality Games are very demanding and they require your system to meet specific benchmarks, meeting the minimum specifications are crucial and many users would have to upgrade to a better graphics card or invest in a new PC or get a Customizable Gaming Desktop.

HTC Vive

The Minimum Requirements for a PC to run a Virtual Reality Game are;

  • Graphics Card:

AMD Radeon R9 290 or better

  • CPU:

Intel Core i5 4590 or a core greater than this one

  • USB port:

2 USB 3.0 ports

  • Windows:

7 SP1 or a window having a newer version

  • RAM:

8GB or more

  • Video port:

HDMI 1.3


The Top Contenders:

Since the basic benchmark for PCs in terms of their specifications is quite high, these specifications are to be met if you are even considering playing a virtual reality based game on your PC, the newer the version is, the greater the specifications are the better will be your virtual reality gaming experience. The best option is to invest in a Customizable Gaming Desktop that enables you to utilize it to its fullest potential and AMD is here to the rescue! Starting off with


Corsair Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case

Veil Nebula

The first AMD Custom Computer we added to our site, the Veil Nebula, is one of a kind system that’s fit for Virtual Reality gaming. The Hulk of all gargantuan gaming rigs, Veil Nebula provides with a platform that is fit for custom gaming on a PC. This customized behemoth comes packed with a Cooler Master Liquid Pro 240 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler, a groundbreaking Virtual Reality beast, its sleek build makes it the optimum choice to switch between horizontal or vertical orientations.

First of all, this build comes equipped with an AMD RYZEN 7 1700X 3.4GHz processor with a monstrous octa-core system provides incredible power! Nonetheless, the Veil Nebula has a Motherboard, MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON. The motherboard is an essential feature of the entire PC when it comes to selecting the best Customizable Gaming Desktop, the MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON provides the finest gaming experience you can ask for! Veil Nebula comes with an operating system of 64-bit Microsoft Windows 10, providing a lot more than the original benchmark suggests. Other specifications include; Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory, having SanDisk X400 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive as its main drive storage and Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive as its second storage, not to mention a Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Strix Video Card and a  Corsair Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case with a EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply.


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Gamma Velorum

The best of the virtual reality ready systems is AMD Gamma Velorum, a customized gaming PC that’s easy on the wallet and provides an incredible VR experience, this monstrous PC comes equipped with an AMD RYZEN 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor that turns this PC into a processing behemoth that is jam-packed with power along with a Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit) operating system, making it one of the best pre-build PCs out in the market.

Other features include a Cooler Master Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler, Gigabyte GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard that allows you to build a superior performance machine around it and Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory jammed into it. Gamma Velorum comes with Western Digital Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive main drive storage and a Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive, along with a Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 8GB AORUS 8G Video Card and a Corsair Carbide Clear 600C ATX Full Tower Case. Gamma Velorum also includes a power cord and an HDMI cable.


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Procyon makes for the best investment if you are looking for a virtual reality ready customized computer that isn’t expensive and doesn’t compromise on the power. It is the best choice for a Customizable Gaming Desktop that is within $800, provided with the perfect trade-off between power and affordability. This beauty comes packed with an AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor and an MSI B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard, giving you the best of both worlds within an affordable price range.

Procyon is the top third AMD customize computer contender list and all for good reasons! This customized desktop comes jam-packed with specifications that are above the benchmark for a convenient virtual reality gaming experience, having a Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory, Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive, a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card, not to mention a stylish mid-tower Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX case and a Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit operating system at one’s disposal. This rugged machine provides an ideal platform to test out your virtual reality games, all within an affordable amount.

We’re proud of our AMD Custom Computers! Which one would you choose?

Be sure to check out our homepage for the latest products. Intel may take back the spotlight.