Gaming PCs are growing in popularity, likely due to the lack of stock and the high price of next-gen consoles. As well as this, gaming desktops offer versatility, greater graphics potential, and more customization options. Being able to customize a gaming PC means that you can replace parts instead of investing in a whole new system. Continue reading to find out which parts make up all gaming desktops.
Hard drives are responsible for storing physical items including software and saved game data. They come in a variety of sizes and tend to be one of the cheaper PC components. In the majority of gaming PCs, you find today, you will find a gaming SSD that will deliver high-speed access to all of your games.
The graphics card (GPU) is one of the most important parts of a gaming PC because it’s responsible for delivering incredible framerates while gaming. The largest graphics card manufacturer in the business is Nvidia, which delivers an incredible range. A GPU will be the most expensive part of your desktop PC, but you can get by on a budget. The type of games you wish to play will determine the GPU you need.
The motherboard is responsible for bringing everything together, and allows all other components to communicate with each other. If you’re building your PC, you will be installing everything onto it – it’s almost like a high-tech jigsaw. When you’re buying a motherboard, make sure you consider the peripherals you wish to use with your computer as you will need to ensure yours supports them.
The processor, also known as the CPU, is the brain of the computer and is responsible for allowing you to interact with the software installed on your computer. You will find two manufacturers on the market for CPUs: Intel and AMD. Both of these companies deliver high quality and phenomenal power when it comes to gaming desktops, but everyone will have a preference. If you’re looking at cutting the cost but maintaining quality, AMD’s Ryzen range is ideal for you.
Computers and consoles get extremely hot when they’re playing games, especially when there’s heavy demand on the CPU and GPU. Therefore, your gaming PC will have adequate cooling to prevent your system from shutting down. Typically, cooling is managed through a series of fans installed into the chassis, which takes cool air in and blows it across the circuits. Alternatively, liquid cooling systems can be used, but they’re fairly expensive and complicated to install.
Your RAM sticks are responsible for running the processes on your computer and differ from the memory provided by your hard drive. When you run low on RAM, your device will become sluggish and programs may start to act up; most gaming computers need at least 16 GB of RAM.
Gaming desktops offer greater customization options than any other gaming platform, which is why they’ve become so popular. Learn about the components listed above and you will be building your own PC in no time.
Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources “Joe Joe.” he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.