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What To Consider in Building Your Own Gaming PC

Nowadays, it is undeniable that computer gaming has really come a long way. Users are not only in front of the screens to play - some have even made building gaming PCs a hobby and a form of business as well.

Surely, every gamer wants to have his or her own gaming PC - a customized one with the best components that will make the gaming experience really great. Are you also one of those who are planning to build your own gaming PC?

Building your own gaming PC might be challenging most especially for first-timers. Meanwhile, based on Vicky Singh Rao's article on Technotification, you may consider these primary steps to be successful at it.

Know the kind of gaming PC you want to build

  • Deciding on the kind of gaming PC you want to build is important. If you know the specifications you want it to have and even the games it can play, you can estimate how much the production would cost.

Make sure it fits your budget

  • Now that you know the estimate of how much you might need to be able to build the gaming PC you want, you can make adjustments in case it does not fit your budget. You can prioritize certain areas over the other.

According to the article, there are seven (7) components that you have to keep in mind in building your own gaming PC. Here are they:

1.Central Processing Unit (CPU)
You may check on the clock speed, the overclocking potentials of the CPU, and its number of cores. Remember, this is the brain of your computer.

2. Motherboard
Make sure that your motherboard and your CPU are compatible with each other. Check on the chipset of the former, you may consider higher end models for better features.

3. Case
Choose a case that supports the form-factor of your motherboard. Based on the article, usually, the higher end cases got great features like having fans and LEDs.

4. Memory
Another important thing you must not take for granted in building your own gaming PC is the memory. You can build one with an 8-GB memory or you may also have the 16-GB for a better gaming experience.

5. Video Card
To avoid the performance of your computer being affected by things caused by the mismatch of the CPU and video card, make sure that the two are compatible and equally powerful. It is the GPU that is in charge of all of the 3D rendering.

6. Storage
A 240GB model can be enough in case your budget does not fit for an SSD for your OS and drivers.

7. Power Supply
Know the wattage estimate of your gaming PC by adding the thermal design power or TDP. You may consider having a power supply. It is for the protection of your computer and to heighten the possibility that it serves you well for years.

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