Building A Great Gaming Rig

Posted on Mar 27 2017 - 8:49pm by Editorial Staff

If you want to play the latest and greatest games, you want to build your own gaming computer.Consoles are cool – they are easy, but right now, they can’t match a gaming computer for power. Pound for pound a gaming computer is better in almost every single way and a statement in anyone’s man cave or gaming room.

Building a computer is really simple as well. There are certain categories of builds you’ll lock yourself into with the gear you purchase, which means you can only go wrong if you aren’t paying attention, so do your research. If you buy a certain type of motherboard, you can only use a certain case and a certain type of RAM, so it’s hard to go wrong.

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It’s for that reason that you start off with the motherboard. It’s the be all and end all. It’s the ceiling and the floor. What parts you buy and how they will work will be dictated by your motherboard. Then you get the right type of case for that motherboard so you can ensure it actually fits. Some do choose to buy a bigger case, so they have room, but it’s up to you – you’ll have a lot of issues if the case is too small, though – namely that the motherboard won’t fit. Get the CPU that works with your motherboard and triple check its speed and compatibility. The best computers are held back by weak CPU speeds. It’s the brain of the computer, so treat it with importance

RAM comes next and this is probably the crucial aspect of a gaming computer and you can’t really go wrong. Buy your RAM in pairs to get the most out of your computer and ensure it is balanced. Ensure that the speed of the RAM is identical to the motherboard as well. 8 gigabytes is the lower floor, but will do – but allow yourself to go up to 16 gigabytes of RAM, which will power the meatier games.

The graphics card is going to be the heart of your computer, since it is all about gaming. Get the card that works best with your machine – this won’t necessarily be the best card overall, it will just make the most of the items you have in your computer. Purchase a VGA cable next and choose a good monitor – if you aren’t sure, check out the Asus ve278h review to help you make your mind up. A monitor is worth spending on so you can show off the power of your GPU.

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Finally, build your storage and power. A solid-state drive is the current go-to choice for storage, but don’t be afraid to complement it with a normal hard-disk drive as SSD’s can get pricey. The power supply unit should have enough power to run all your computer systems, so do the math and add up the wattage of it all. At this point, you can grab your keyboard and mouse, get your operating system loaded up, your anti-virus installed and then your games loaded onto the computer. You’ve done all the hard work, it’s time to play!

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