Buying a computer, no matter the reason, can be a chaotic and difficult task. There are so many things to consider, so many options and features to go with software and programs that it can lead to a ton of headaches. However, for the past few years many documents and articles have provided assistance when it comes to helping users figure out what type of computer they should purchase whether it’s for business or recreational reasons. Gamers are known for having the more expensive, high powered PCs. Here are just a few of the many factors that go into buying a gaming computer.
Definitely consider your budget when looking to purchase a computer. Figure out what you’re going to be using your computer for the most and determine what parts will be included in the computer. From there research the parts and try to get an estimated value for how much these parts will cost. Once you have everything figured out, compare the total price with the amount of money you have saved and/or intend to invest into the PC or Mac at a later date. If you’re over your budget, cut back on a couple of the more expensive parts and search for something cheaper.
PCs come in many models and brands. Like cars, each brand has its own unique look and feel. In our experience, most serious gamers find customization the best solution for their gaming computer. At Best Deal Computers, we are experts at building customized gaming computers. Not only are our computers super fast with excellent graphics, but they are much cheaper than a gaming computer purchased from a name brand company.
The Perfect Processor
One of the most important parts to spend on a computer, if not THE most important, is the computer’s processor. The processor is what gives the computer its ability to handle multiple programs and files at one time. It is the “brain” of the computer. You can have the coolest looking computer in the neighborhood, but without a good brain it’s never going to use its full potential. Invest most of your budget money into getting the best processor possible.
RAM (short for Random Access Memory) is the amount of memory your PC can take and store data in. With a large enough amount of RAM, your PC will be able to store data quickly and efficiently allowing it to devote more of its energy towards the processors that provide lightning fast speed. It’s recommended to get at least 4 gigabytes of RAM. The more hardcore PC users may want to look towards 8 gigabyte options.
And of course, no gaming computer would be acceptable without a great graphic card to play all those amazing games that are now available through digital purchases. These games can suck up a lot of power, so finding a graphics card with its own fan will help cool it down when gaming time lasts for more than a few hours. The two most popular graphic card companies are Nvidia and AMD. Graphic cards can be very expensive, sometimes costing up to $1000 a card, so think about how often you’ll be playing games and whether or not having the best graphics is worth the big investment.