Computers used for gaming purpose has many difference in performances and appearance when compared to normal computers. Gaming computers are usually assembled with high-end computer components to supports each and every games including latest games to run in the computer. A gaming computer is one that has high-end RAM (Random Access Memory), latest graphics card (VGA), SSD, HDD (Hard Disk Drive), latest processor, SMPS (Switched-Mode Power Supply) and a good CPU cabinet that fits all the components in it. However choosing the best components for your gaming computer takes small amount of research time. In this blog we will mention you about, what characteristics you should look for in a gaming computer.
What traits should I look for in a gaming computer?
1. RAM (Random Access Memory):
Latest generation games require a minimum of at least 8GB RAM memory to run the game in low or normal settings. As years pass by, we can also expect the minimum RAM requirement to be 10 or 12 GB to run a future game in it’s low settings. Thereby it is recommended to look for RAM with memory of at least 16 to 64 GB so that you can experience all the latest games with ultra high settings without any problem.
2. Graphics Card:
Graphics card is the most essential part in a gaming computer, it is responsible for highlighting the game textures, qualities of the design made in the game and to give a wonderful smooth experience to game players. Without a graphic card, mid range games and latest games does not even open to run in any PC. However the latest releasing games require a minimum of 2 GB graphics memory at least 7th series NVIDIA graphic card to run smoothly in a computer, this can gradually raise to 9th series and beyond in upcoming years. A 10th series NVIDIA graphics card with 6GB graphics memory or any graphic card brand equivalent to it can give a wonderful performance for all latest games and some future games in ultra high settings without any graphics lag.
3. HDD (Hard Disk Drive) & SSD (Solid-State Drive):
Nowadays the new releasing games require 30 GB to 80 GB hard disk space to store their relevant data in the computer. With an old generation 250 GB or 500 GB hard disk, the computer space will quickly get utilized with just 5 games and some series (videos), also with low hard disk space, the games will less likely give full performance. So, in order to store install and store more game data, it is recommended to have at least 1 TB to 3 TB of hard disk for full performance of games and storing other relevant data. With SSD it is an added advantage that boosts the performance of your PC and therefore boosts gameplay performance as well. Through SSD you can’t store any data but it acts as a solid-state flash memory that temporarily stores data until the PC power is on. A 240 GB SSD is enough for a gaming PC to run at great performance.
4. SMPS (Switched-Mode Power Supply):
With all these latest graphic card with high memory RAM and video card it requires a lot of steady power to keep the computer running smoothly. A gaming computers usually requires a 650W+ SMPS to allow the electricity pass through all components in a steady flow, thus preventing them from short circuiting.
A gaming computer motherboard is totally different from a normal computer’s motherboard. Motherboard of gaming computers has multiple RAM slots and graphic card slots where a user can fit multiple RAM and video card memory and upgrade his PC depending upon the generation’s game releases, whereas a normal motherboard just has 2 RAM slots and 1 or no video card slot. It is also important to choose a motherboard based on its slots, and whether it supports all the components to avoid future confusions.
Just like RAMs and Graphic Cards specifications, latest games are expecting the minimum requirements in processors as well to be at least i5 processor that provides 2Ghz or any equivalent AMD processor in that range. Therefore a recommended processor to have is a i7 processor 7th generation processor or any AMD processor equivalent to it for best gaming experience that supports up to next 5 years of future games and beyond.
7. CPU Coolers and Cabinet:
Same as a motherboard there is also difference between a gaming CPU cabinet and a normal CPU cabinet. A normal CPU cabinet does not fit a motherboard of gaming variant. There are separate cabinets made especially for gaming motherboards to fit easily in the cabinet.
Coolers are huge fans that sits on top of the processors to cool it down from heating away due to excessive power consumption. A good cooler will help your gaming PC stay cool and provide with best performance throughout the day.
With all these traits and recommended components, a gaming PC can supports all latest games and provide smooth experience and performance in upcoming games up to next 7 to 10 years without any drawbacks.
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