What is a gaming PC?
A personal Gaming computer is actually pretty similar to a normal looking desktop PC aesthetically however there are a few major improvements that take place internally. This means that you wouldn’t necessarily be able to distinguish a Gaming PC from a normal Desktop PC, unless of course the owner is using a special gaming case, however there are a few major improvements on the inside that you would be able to tell when simply using the machine running any other programme.
What is improved on a Gaming PC?
The few internal aspects that are improved make all the difference. For example, all dedicated Gaming PC’s Have a graphics card, video card (most of the time) and an upgraded processor, usually clocked, as well as more RAM. (Random Access Memory). The owner of a Gaming PC would also most likely buy an upgraded monitor with excellent graphics in order to make use of the Graphics Card Installed.
How much do they cost?
Well… it costs as much as you want it to. There are also many other factors to take into account in regards to pricing such as if you were to buy a Custom build PC, buy the parts separately and assemble yourself or if you were to buy a pre build straight from any large electronics store such as Curry’s PC world in the UK. Pricing for a Gaming PC ranges from as low as $300 to as high as $30,000. It all depends on what specification Desktop you want as well as how high your budget is. One thing to keep in Mind is that a Custom Build will always be cheaper than a Pre Build unless there are some ridiculous sales on at a particular store! Another thing to keep in mind is that when it comes to Personal Computers or electronics in general, what you pay is what you get. A $300 budget will almost certainly leave you disappointed in the long run and may in fact end up costing you more as the parts will break quicker and easier. On the other hand a $30,000 machine would only be for the best of the best in the gaming industry and for people making a living either gaming for YouTube or competing in the various international competitions that have recently gained mass media attention.
What Specification should I go for?
Well this obviously varies from budget to budget but one tool I would definitely recommend you to use when picking parts for a gaming PC is UK part Picker. It tells you how much wattage you need for your Power Supply Unit as well as if all the components in your list are compatible with up to date pricing information that could end up saving you hundreds of dollars. That being said I would always recommend buying an Intel Processor and no matter the budget going for an i3, an i5 or an i7. These are by far the best and well worth the money.