Gamers who invest time and money into their personal computer and use it as their main gaming platform with the graphic settings cranked up to maximum. Unlike the dirty console peasants, members of the glorious PC gaming master race have the freedom to upgrade their hardware, overclock, modify their game files, and play games at a level of quality unobtainable on consoles.

While anyone can go out and buy a powerful gaming computer which comes pre-assembled, many purists will argue that the money saved and experience gained from building a computer yourself is what actually makes someone a member of the PC master race.
Ryan: Did you hear Dave just built a $2,000 gaming computer?
Jeff: Yeah, he threw away his Xbox and has been playing Spreadsheet Simulator 3 for a week straight.
Ryan: He has truly become a member of the PC master race.
by no gaems June 06, 2013
A facetious term used to claim the superiority of gamers who use personal computers, coined by comedian and video game critic Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw. Generally used to mock people who take the PC-console divide far too seriously.

Often contrasted against "dirty console peasants", an equally jocular term.
"Consoles are so much better than you PC nerds. You can like, hook them up to TVs instead of just monitors."

"Except you can totally do that. PC master race, buy an HDMI cable noob."
by muejhemh April 07, 2013
it's PC hardware enthusiast definition , PC gamers are classified under this, it due to being superior to the mainstream market console gaming, The PC master race to obtain best hardware or close to, have a PC that shun the capabilities of a console to shame,
Console gamer: you PC elitist noob, your pirate everything, my console is easier and stuff to play, and i'm really pro at Call of Duty.

PC gamer: lol... what?

Console Gamer: you and your PC master race spending $4000 on ya PC , your stupid

PC gamer: we don't pirate games, we buy things from steam for cheap, cheaper then any console game has to offer, and we don't spend $4000 on a PC, as we don't buy alienware mainstream rip off crap,we get custom PC's, we also enjoy gaming at max settings at high resolution 1080+, at 60 FPS, we just enjoy how a game is suppose to be played and visually what it suppose to look like, and we don't care for Call of Duty, as it's just a stupid console game that runs on a super old engine and for people with no skill BS autoaim for shity console controllers its like bs, its a low demanding game, that's why it sells so good, most people are too cheap and stupid and don't have any intelligence to even build a PC or learn how operate a PC. it also lacks skill to play it, as its one most generic easy games to play, the whole gaming industry is flawed by casual console crowed as now everything is hinderd by crap console ports, its console gamers that contuine buy every Call of duty game saying its ok give me same bs game over and over coz im a stupid retarded sheep and don't know any better, but hey we already knew 70% of people are like this, just bunch dumb asses that smart fookers prey on, its us smart people that get rich and prey on them
by Hardware Engineer and GameDev October 23, 2013
The laughing stock of the gaming community.
"You peasants are the reason why this game isn't getting all the features it should! They're dumbing it down so that your inferior consoles can handle it! This is why the PC Master Race will always be superior in every way to you peasants!"

"Or y'know, they just figured that some features aren't really necessary..."
by SlyvesterCalzone November 23, 2014
Someone who has absolutely no life, lives in there parents basement, has no girlfriend/boyfriend, doesn't have a job, and thinks they are superior in every way possible but in all reality they are worthless garbage and use computers to escape into another world to make up for there small insignificant life. They say PC Master Race in forums all the time trying to prove there superiority but it only proves the point that they have absolutely no life what so ever. They call people who play on consoles peasants just because these people choose not to play on PC's whether it be due to the fact that they don't want to spend exuberant amounts of money building one, don't know the inner workings of a PC and wouldn't know how to build one themselves, and personal preference.
Bill: Hey Chris did you pick up a PS4 so we can play GTAV together?

Chris: Yes Bill I certainly did and I can't wait to try it out.

Random Kid: PC Master Race.

Bill/Chris: Get a life dude don't you have something better to do with your life then glorify your PC. Do something with your life like get a job and get laid.
by I Rule You June 10, 2014
Term used by elitist Personal Computer gamers to claim, false, superiority over gamers using other platforms, especially console. Can also be used in a derogatory fashion to describe any PC gamer by making reference to a sense of self-righteousness and self proclaimed superiority exhibited by numerous PC gamers based mostly on the difference in graphical power between PC and console platforms.
Rob: Have you seen ben? He's not been in for weeks.
Dan: Yeah I know, he built a £3000 gaming PC!
Rob: Oh no! Looks like he fell to the 'PC Master Race' .
Dan Ha! Yeah too bad.
by X19-21830-01 November 26, 2013
A plethora of nerds who think they're superior to other players because they own a PC gaming rig.

To exclude 90% of gamers as "Peasants", an obvious justification, is extremely arrogant and immature. If the individual had any sort of real life friends or social outings, they would not be able to express their opinions so openly, as they would be despised by the majority of the gaming community, as they typically are.

This "PC Gaming Master Race" are also filled with pirates. People who steal games online for free, instead of supporting the developers who were kind enough to even release a game on the PC. This is the sole reason behind games not being developed for PCs, and the reason why games get delayed for the PC while being released many months ahead on consoles: "You want it early? Then pay for it.", which is a sad quote, really, as it should be "You want it at all? Pay for it and support developers who work hard and are grown men and women and need to feed their families."

They are very anti-social. This being said, they even don't get along with each other, often getting into arguments over if AMD and Nvidia graphics cards are better.

So, while both options are great, and gaming PCs are in themselves superior than gaming consoles, the user must remember that it is their shiny pieces of metal and solder that are superior: Not themselves.
"Lol why you playing Skyrim on Ps3? It's so much better on console! LOL PC MASTER RACE FOREVER. BOW TO ME PEASANTS."

(Like you even paid for the game anyways...)

A typical comment found on YouTube, gaming forums and anywhere these anti-social persons have access to. If found online, their Facebook images will either consist of anime, a videogame character or even if they are brave enough to post their own face. a scragly looking person with curly hair. Typically, roughly 30-50 Facebook friends are achieved.
by Mustaklaki May 25, 2012

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