Knowing what to look for in a gaming desktop can improve the chances of you actually getting one of the best gaming rigs and run the newest games that hit the market at incredible resolutions and crystal clear gaming visuals.
So what are the things you should be looking for if you intend to either purchase or upgrade your current desktop to an awesome gaming monster?
There is a bunch of tech sitting in every desktop there is, but what differentiates a gaming desktop from an everyday use desktop are a couple of hardware components meant to address intensive applications such as the newest 3D games. So, that being said, start compiling a short list of hardware components you will need:
Powerful Graphics Card
A powerful graphics card resides at the core of each gaming PC out there, and your gaming desktop shouldn’t be lacking one either. Never settle for an onboard or built-in GPU since these graphics solutions use your available system memory to run, so there will be less memory available to the game itself. Always look to get at least one decent graphics card to go with your unit.
Why at least one?
In recent years, there has been a tech explosion that nowadays allows you to hook up at least 2 graphics cards on your gaming system for maximum performance. Even if it can get a bit costly, this is no feature to overlook since it can keep you in the gaming world for years to come without the need to upgrade to better systems. So, it’s always better to own a system which has either a SLI (Scalable Link Interface) configuration or a CrossFire configuration. These come from the two major video card manufacturers out there, NVIDIA and ATI respectively. Either way you go, you’ll sure to get the best gaming experience when you use double the power to run a game.
Powerful CPU and a large amount of RAM
Now that you know about the video card, you also need to know about the math that goes on inside your computer. Having a powerful processor on your gaming desktop along with at least 4GB of system RAM can bring you to a new level of immersion. Games will run beautifully and you can crank up the quality switch to a maximum to get total immersion. Like mentioned earlier, at least 4GB of RAM will get you gaming in no time and the processor should be in the high-end segment of the processing industry, somewhere in the range of quad-cores.
As a small conclusion, all you need to focus on to get one of the best gaming desktops out there is the video card(s), processor and system memory. That’s it! You can always get other upgrades, be they visual or hardware, but these three components are at the heart of truly immersive gaming experiences.