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 7, 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 7, 2013
PC master race or (PCMR) is a community of PC gamers that was founded in 2011 on reddit mainly as a joke. The words” PC Master race” refers to the PC gamers as being superior to console gamers. But the PC Master race has grown into a large community of tech enthusiast whose main interest lies in PCs. The post on PCMR mainly consists of threads about tech related to PC gaming, memes and jokes, pictures of their awesome gaming rig, discussions about hardware and tech support. A misconception many console gamers have about the PC master race is that PCMR think themselves as being above console gamers or thinking that consoles are bad.
person 1: hey my PC is bluescreening after i start up a game, can you help me?
person 2: i don't really have time today. why don't you try posting on PC Master race and see if they can help you out.
person 1: yeah sure i'll ask the people over at the subreddit.
by some ordinary PC gamer April 12, 2018
The complete idiots of the gaming world. If you thought console fanboys were bad, think again. Though not all of them are bad, the majority are.
Person 1: Sweet! I got a Super Nintendo!
PC Fuckboy: OMG GAY CONSOLES SUCK ASS EWW THE GRAPHICS LOOK LIKE SHIT MY PC CAN RUN GTA 5 3000 FPS MAX SETTINGS BITCH PC MASTER RACE
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by Error 0x0 December 6, 2018
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
by November 12, 2016
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?"
by Just Another Retarded Anon October 26, 2016
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