What Makes a Computer a Custom Gaming Computer?
First of all, custom gaming computers are high performance computers that can handle any task you throw at them, with ease. But these powerful computers also make a good choice for intensive applications like video editing, and virtual reality.
That kind of performance means high speed components. Firstly, a dedicated video card is the heart of the system, providing a far superior experience than integrated graphics. Subsequently, all the other components get bumped up in a gaming PC: a powerful CPU, plenty of high-speed RAM, more (and faster) storage, ultra-fast networking, bigger fans and a high capacity power supply for all those components.
The sum of the parts
Choosing a Video Card
There is a wide range of video cards available for gaming PC’s, so it’s important to pick the right one. Everything from the resolution to textures and effects levels depends on the video card. It’s always a good idea to check the requirements of your favorite video games (the manufacturers will list recommended cards).
What Kind of CPU Should I Look For?
While the video card is critical to gaming, the CPU is also important. Look for a high performance hexacore (or better) CPU that can be overclocked. Both Intel and AMD have a good selection of models.
RAM and Storage
Commonly gaming PCs use fast RAM (DDR4-3200 or better) and lots of it. 32GB is increasingly becoming a common choice. Furthermore, gaming PCs can need a lot of storage capacity. Lastly, look for a configuration that combines a high speed SSD (256GB is common) with a more conventional hard drive for capacity.
What About a Monitor
Finally, to make the most of your PC gaming experience, pick a monitor that will make the most of your graphic card’s capabilities. Once again, I suggest starting with the recommendations of your game manufacturer. From there you might even choose to opt for the immersive experience of a curved monitor, or virtual reality. While many monitors feature built-in stereo speakers, they are often small and offer poor sound quality. For best results I recommend connecting your own sound system.