And now onto the big finale... however this might not be for everyone.
Top gaming performance currently resides with Intel and NVIDIA - a pairing matched in PCMR heaven. These two companies are the holy grail of PC gaming, but to wield this amount of power needs a little more effort.
Firstly, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is the perfect balance between price and performance. It'll handle anything you can throw at it - easily topping 60 FPS in most current games, and a very playable 40-50 in more taxing games like The Witcher 3.
This build also features a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD for fast access to your games alongside space for your photos and videos, and whilst only having 2 cores (2 fewer than the previous builds), it can be argued that most games don't fully utilise 4 cores - so it's not missing much.
So what's the catch? Surely this is the best gaming machine AND family PC, right? Well, it might not be for everyone. This spec can only be achieved for under £500 by not including Windows - a £94 cost, but there is some method in this madness.
If you're a student you can get Windows at a discounted rate, or maybe even free in certain circumstances. You may have a copy of Windows 7 that you'd like to use, or there may be an option to transfer your existing copy of Windows 10 from another machine. Not everybody is in the market for a new Windows licence.
But the last reason is probably the best - it's because you're a Linux gamer. Linux is a free operating system that has access to a massive library of games from Steam - the very same platform most Windows gamers use. Installing versions of Linux, like Ubuntu, has become much easier in recent years and isn't the daunting experience most people fear it is, freeing up close to £100 to put into better hardware.