Great PC Gaming Moments: Build a New PC and Get It Running on the First Try

The best moments of PC gaming A small celebration of some of our favorite gaming memories.

I didn’t expect to feel an almost painful mix of fear and excitement when I press the power button on my newly built PC. This is the first time I’ve built one from scratch, and I’m all for it – the only bits left in my old gaming rig are a couple of SSDs that are too new to replace. I even have an M.2 SSD for my boot drive, which means having to reinstall Windows as well.