Are you a gaming addict? If so, one of the best ways to enjoy the gaming experience is through a PC. Some people mistakenly think that PC gaming is dying a slow death due to the advent of smartphones and other gaming devices. However, this is not true at all. Playing a game on a PC offers more flexibility and ease. Furthermore the graphical capabilities of a PC are much more advanced than any other currently available gaming console.
If you want to have a mind-blowing gaming experience, I suggest you equip your PC with all the required hardware and software which will make your computer into a gaming monster. However, keep in mind that building a gaming PC is not going to be a cakewalk. There are many intricacies involved and you may have to be willing to spend a good amount of money as well. Below are few tips for people who want to turn their PC into an ultimate gaming machine.
1. Be aware of your budget – There are thousands of hardware components which you can add to your PC. Being aware of your budget helps you to plan which things to buy and which ones to avoid. The good news is that it is possible to build a good gaming PC on a limited budget. There are people who have successfully built a mid-tier gaming machine for less than $200 and there are others who spent more than $5000 buying the top-of-the-line components. So it is totally up to you.
2. Determine what processor you want to use – This is an important consideration so you have to choose carefully. Currently there are 2 major processor manufacturers, Intel and AMD. Intel processors are little more expensive but have better overclocking. However, there isn’t too much of a difference between the two. In the end, it is all a matter of personal choice. Personally, I prefer Intel over AMD but there are many folks who are happy with the latter.
Once you have finalized the processor, next step is to choose a compatible motherboard. Some motherboards may not work well with particular processors. Do some research before you buy in order to avoid any unwanted compatibility issues later on.
3. Choose your other parts – Next step is to choose the best graphics card that you can get within your budget. Here again you have 2 main choices – NVIDIA and AMD cards. Each has its own pros and cons. There are many technology blogs on internet which have done detailed comparisons of both cards. Make sure you go through a few of these articles before you make a final decision.
Besides this, make sure you have plenty of RAM in order to have a smoother performance and be able to enjoy heavy-duty games without the PC getting stuck in the middle of a game, which could be very frustrating. Most of the latest games need lot of RAM so you have to spend some money here. There are many different RAM manufacturers, choose a reputed manufacturer only. Ideally, you should choose RAM with the highest clock speed (measured in MHz).