What matters when buying a gaming computer?
I spoke to Rean Pelser about everything gaming and how to set up as a player for the first time and this is the information gathered.
In terms of the setup for gaming, the basics you’ll need will be a monitor, mouse and keyboard, headphones or speakers, and of course the PC tower.
It’s a daunting task, putting together a gaming rig for the first time, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. If you know what to look for and where to look for it.
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As for the tower or the brain of the whole operation, you have your basic components such as the CPU or the processor, the RAM, the graphics card and then also your hard drive for storage as well as a Internet connection.
When it comes to component requirements, you can look at the game (s) you want to play to see what the minimum requirements are as well as the recommended requirements.
So what are the most important parts?
- Graphics card – arguably the most important part of any gaming computer.
- CPU – because it manages all the operations of your computer.
- RAM – you will need at least 8GB for gaming, which should be enough for most people.
- Storage, motherboard, power and cooling
- Monitor, optical drive – how much you spend on this is up to you, but it’s not too critical for gaming performance.
Listen to the informative conversation below.