Gaming computers are, essentially, high end computers that are designed specifically for those that love to play the latest and most intense games. If you enjoy playing a few Facebook games or Chrome games then you really don’t need to look at dedicated gaming rigs especially when you consider that you can pay upwards of Â£1,000 for some of the best and most advanced gaming machines out there. If you are in the market for something to eat up the latest graphics intensive titles, though, here are a few factors to consider first.
The graphics card or video card is critical and it is arguably the single most important factor when you are buying or designing gaming computers. AMD and nVidia are generally considered to be the leading manufacturers in graphics cards and as well as the speed of the card also consider other factors. The amount of RAM that a GPU has, the pixel rate, and the texture fill rate are all important considerations. Alternatively, take a look at reviews to find the ones that are considered the best available.
Generally speaking, the more RAM your computer has, the better your gaming experience will be but nothing is that black and white. 4GB of RAM should be considered the bare essential for the occasional gamer or for those that are happy playing current and slightly outdated titles. Investing in 8GB of RAM will help ensure that you get at least a year or two out of your rig before you have to start considering an upgrade.
The quality of the monitor is important. If you have the best gaming tower around, exceptional speakers, and one of the most powerful graphics cards it will all be let down if you haven’t invested in a decent monitor. Refresh rate, contrast ratio, and max resolution are the factors that you should be looking at here. If you’re looking to take on the world of 3D gaming then you will need a 120Hz display.
Typically, people look at computer processors and go for the one with the most cores and the highest GHz. In reality, modern games do not require anything more than a dual core processor but investing in a quad core or eight core processor now means that you won’t have to make the upgrade in a year or so. If you’re looking to invest in gaming computers that aren’t going to become obsolete and need upgrading or replacing as soon as you’ve finished your current pile of games then you should look for one with multi-core processor.
Sound is another facet of immersive gaming and the best gaming computers offer high quality sound as well as top notch video and processing. Consider the sound card as well as the speakers through which the sound is projected. If you scrimp on either of these then you are likely to pay the price in the long run because you will constantly be disappointed by the tinny and frankly poor quality sound that you experience.