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Everything You Should Know Before You Build A Gaming PC

Submitted by solomon on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:55
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Students love gaming. It is only fitting to have a great gaming PC in order to enhance your gaming experience. We will be covering the essentials for a gaming PC, and what makes it better than a normal PC.

What makes a gaming PC better than a normal PC?

Gaming PCs can be custom made, making taking out parts and putting in new ones easier, which can’t be done if you have a prebuilt, normal PC. Gaming PCs are also a whole lot faster than normal PCs because you can get better parts for less money. It also depends on the hard drive as normally, gaming PCs have a massive hard drive (1-3 TB) to store games.

What specs should I start off with a gaming PC?

If this is your first time building a gaming PC, I would recommend buying medium-tier parts just to give you an idea of what it would feel like. Here is my list: Graphics card: NVIDIA GT 1080 GTX 2GB. Memory: Any 8GB (2x4GB). Processor: Intel Core i5. Storage: 1TB. CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Motherboard: Intel MSI B85M-G43. You also need a case and other parts. If you want a good PC here is another set-up to suit your requirements.

What monitor should I get?

Monitors are not the hard part of building a gaming PC because they’re relatively easy to pick out. Any monitor with 1-2 ms response time is excellent. The Acer K222HQL 21.5” is just the right monitor for those requirements, albeit a little slower. 

Is a gaming mouse and keyboard required?

No, a gaming keyboard and mouse is not required unless you want to be more accurate, but a normal mouse and keyboard should suffice. However, I would recommend Logitech mice and Razer keyboards, with a large mouse mat for more room for turning when playing a game. You can find mice here, and keyboards and mouse mats here

I hope this article helps you to build a PC and figuring out what to buy. Thank you for reading and have fun gaming!