So you built yourself a brand new gaming rig, you’ve slotted your sweet new graphics card into the PCIe slot, you’ve sealed up the case, and you’ve heard it all POST—congrats! Now it’s time to throw games at your brand new build until it breaks, then cry when you realize if you’d spent just two hundred dollars moreyou could’ve run the game in 4K instead of mere 1080p!
Don’t know what to play? No old favorites? Well, allow us to point you in the right direction when it comes to handing your computer a stack of heavy weights and saying “Lift this.” These 12 punishing PC games will bring even powerful rigs to their knees—but the eye candy is utterly delicious.