The gaming industry has grown significantly with the launch of so many interesting games over the last few years. And with even more games waiting to be launched, this industry can only get bigger. While this is true, finding a desktop or laptop that is best suited for our gaming needs is still difficult. That is why you need to assemble one for yourself if you want to have a good gaming experience.
Assembling a gaming computer is not as hard as many people think. There are so many options in the market for you to choose from! All you need to do is figure out the parts you need. For that, you will need to know what you want from the gaming computer and budget for it. That’s it.
That said. The market can sometimes be a little confusing. But lucky for you, you can always rely on the internet to get more information about gaming computers.
In this article, we will give you a step to step guide on how to choose the right parts to build a gaming computer that can handle just about any game you want to play.
Set a Strict Budget
Before you embark on the journey to assemble a gaming computer, you need to be very clear on how much you are willing to spend. The truth is, the many options in the market have different price ranges, it’s so easy to get lost. Knowing exactly how much you are willing to spend will help you choose the best parts you can get for the price you are willing to pay.
Choose a CPU and a Compatible Motherboard
The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is one of the most important parts of a gaming computer. AMD and Intel are the only two desktop CPU manufacturers in the world. Of the two, AMDs are the best and the most recommended CPUs. This is because unlike Intel, they are actively trying to develop and create new technologies such as PCIe Gen 4 to better your experience.
A good CPU needs a good motherboard to go with it. There are so many motherboard manufacturers in the market; but, MSI, Asus, Asrock, and Gigabyte have proven themselves in terms of quality, in that order.
Putting price into consideration, the most recommended CPU and motherboard combinations are;
- Gen 3 Ryzen 5 CPUs with B450M motherboard
- Gen 3 Ryzen 7&9 with X570 motherboard
The (Random Access Memory) is the part that determines the performance of your gaming computer and is very unstable in the market in terms of price. Buying can be very tricky.
If you are using a Ryzen CPU, you need at least an 8GB RAM, with a frequency of 3200MHz just enough to play games and very little streaming. You can add another identical RAM if you want to do more with your gaming computer. When it comes to the manufacturers, you can always rely on Adata, Corsair, Kingston, G skill, and Hyper X for quality RAMs.
The Graphics Card
The Graphics card is responsible for the quality of images displayed on your screen. You need a graphic card that will give you the best images for your gaming experience. There are many types of graphics cards in the market, but RTX and GTX are the best.
If you are on a low budget, GTX 1650 super from Sapphire, INNO 3D, Gigabyte, MSI, GALAX, or Zotac is the best option for you. With it, you are guaranteed 100+ FPS for your 1080p gaming and is a perfect match for the Ryzen 3 CPU.
For a medium budget, you can rely on RTX 2060, which will give you good performance for your 1440 gaming.
And if you are not on a tight budget, you can go with RTX 2070 or RTX 2070 super. With these graphics cards, you can play any games at 4K and expect a 90+ FPS performance for most of the games.
The Power Supply
Choosing a power supply is very easy since there are only two rules to follow.
Always choose an 80+ rated power supply from trusted manufacturers such as Cool Master, Corsair Thermaltake, Seasonic, or Gigabyte.
Your Power Supply Unit should have a 20%- 30% more power capacity than what your computer needs.
The storage is your computer’s long-term memory. This is where you store everything like games, the operating system, pictures, programs, game saves, etc.
Storage comes in different forms and speeds. Hard drives are the cheapest and the most convenient way to store massive data. But SSDs are super-fast and are the most convenient if you want to reduce the loading time. You need a combination of the two, to get a good gaming experience. For instance, you can use 120 GB 2.5 Inch SATA SSD with a 1TB 7200rpm Hard drive for a low budget or a 512 GB NVMe SSD with a 2TB 7200rpm Hard drive if you are not on a limited budget.
There is a lot that goes into building a gaming computer. But these are the most important things. As long as you know what you want and budget for it, you will never go wrong building the perfect computer for your gaming needs.