When you think of video games, most of you will probably immediately think of gamic console. And of course, when it comes to gaming console, you surely also directly refer to some famous consoles like the Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony Playstation 3, and Nintendo Wii.
However, if we refer to the quality and experience of playing a video game to the fullest, the desktop PC is the only thing that can provide these advantages.
Desktop PC has many advantages. The advantages are, among others, is easy to upgrade hardware than laptops. It is sometimes necessary to provide better quality at every game we are playing. PC also makes it easy to install expansion packages than put it into a gaming console.
However, often times we always buy or build a computer specifically for gaming. Quite often we make a computer with specs that are too high. In fact, you do not need to buy the most expensive precious desktop to play some popular games.
Here are some tips to make a gaming computer.
Design and Shape
Size is not everything, but the size determines everything. Especially when we discuss computer gaming.
PC specifically for gaming is usually pretty bulky. With the shape and size of a fairly large “jumbo” because it is filled by a superb specification, making gaming PC to look over-weight and under the table makes you a feel cramped. In fact, you can buy / assemble a gaming PC with a leaner body.
CPU: Heart of Gaming PC
Almost all the game makers always displays the minimum specifications to be able to play their game products. For example, the game “World of Warcraft” can only be played using a single-core processor such as the Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP 1500 + as a minimum requirement. But of course you do not want to play with the minimum specifications.
Maybe you could play games mild type of RPG (Role Playing Games) like “Torchlight” or the game just to fill my free time, such as “Diner Dash” or “Plants vs. Zombies “when your PC is only strengthened the single-core or dual-core. However, if you are a maniac, then you need a minimum of four core processors.
You are not enough? It seems like you have to start hunting for a quad-core or even you need to look for six-core processors such as the AMD Phenom II X6. With this processor, you will be able to enjoy the visual impressions are very, very indulgent eye.
Memory and Hard Drive Capacity
If you are really serious and pursue the world of gaming, then at least you need a minimum of 4GB of RAM size with whatever speed (DDR2-800 and DDR3-1333 is the minimum specification). Minimum capacity of 500GB on the hard drive is a must.
Graphics card Intel HD Graphics 3000 and ATI Radeon HD 6450 was able to lift a 3D game with a low level. Games such as “Farmville,” “Sims 3” and “Spore” is still able to play. If not satisfied, you can upgrade to the ATI Radeon HD 6670 or Nvidia GeForce GT 560 Ti to play games like “Crysis” and “Lost Planet 2”.
You are not satisfied? I think you can come back to replace the graphics card with ATI Radeon HD 6990 (CrossFireX) or Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 (SLI). However, both the graphics card will be enough to drain your wallet, because the graphics card is entered into the high-end category.
Outstanding graphics card would be wasted if we do not have a capable monitor. Make sure you have a high resolution monitor is 24 or 27 inches. It would be perfect if your monitor has a 3D feature.