Often contrasted against "dirty console peasants", an equally jocular term.
"Except you can totally do that. PC master race, buy an HDMI cable noob."
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
(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.