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."
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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

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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
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PC Gamers that believe that PC is the superior and call console players "Peasants"
Console Player: Do you have Xbox 360 or Playstation 3?
PC Master Race Gamer: Neither, I'm from PC Master Race
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The term was coined satirically, but (un)surprisingly it's become a real circlejerk on Reddit.

A bunch of children who believe themselves to be incredibly intelligent and enlightened simply because they begged their parents to buy them a $1000 graphics card.
Building a PC is not mentally challenging and if you think it is, then you, my friend, are among the "peasants".

Common PC Master Race posts:

"DAE consoles suck?!??!?!!???!!!11!!one"

"muh gtx 1080!"

"Intel i7 or go home"

"I'm a virgin, but I have enough RAM to fuck multiple girls at once"

"I'll probably get mine watercooled"

"Is it strange that I jerk off to my graphics card?"
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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..."
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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.
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