In order to fully enjoy your gaming experience you must have a number of high quality units in your computer. The processor, power supply, RAM, and graphics card are all very important when you have a gaming computer. Without these units being in great shape, a newer, more demanding game wont work properly.
Computer basics 101… your computer needs power to run. Your computer needs to get the power to the parts that are running, which is usually not a problem. however if you are building your own computer or are adding new parts to an existing computer, you should check the minimum power necessities. If you have an older computer, building your own computer, or trying to upgrade your laptop to a gaming computer you may need to check your power supply because otherwise it won’t run properly. A 600 watt supply should be enough but remember to check the components to make sure you have what you need.
The higher the processors gigahertz (Ghz) the faster the computer will run. It is very important that you get a fast and efficient processor. anything above 2.0 Gigahertz should be fine but for those avid gamers, get a computer nearing (or over) 3.0 Ghz. This is the most important specification in the computer. Games need to be able to run on fast computers that can keep up with them.
The RAM is equally important to the processor for a professional gaming computer. I suggest having 3 -4 gigs of RAM, but you can easily fit up to 8 gigs of RAM. RAM stands for Random Access Memory and this helps your computer in the same exact way the short term memory in your brain does.
You shouldn’t overlook your graphics card. Your game should look as great as it can. Make sure you get a card that is either an ATI card or a Nvidia card because these are the best brands around. DON’T CHEAP OUT!!! These cards are the best for your computer and will work much better than anything else you get. If you have the money, buy the best one you can, it will definitely be worth it in the end.
Remember to always understand the specifications when looking for a gaming computer. You can’t skimp on the important parts, but you can’t blow your budget either. Gaming computers are constantly getting more intricate and advanced, and the same is true with the games. You need to be able to replace the old hardware with the new hardware if you want to keep up!
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