Building a Gaming Computer

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Building a gaming computer may be an intimidating endeavour, but in all actuality with a little hard work anyone can be a whiz at putting together a gaming computer. Why build a custom gaming PC? Well it’ll save money, and give the builder a great experience. It’s always fun to learn how different things work. The price of a top of the line retail gaming computer runs from two thousand on up to five thousand dollars and beyond, a monitor alone could cost one thousand dollars. The two types of gaming PC builds are , the hardcore gamer build which will cost a little extra, and the casual gamer build which isn’t as expensive; moreover, the steps in building a gaming PC are: creating a budget, researching what the builder/user wants the PC to …show more content…
If the user of the PC is a hardcore gamer and he/she wants the games to play on high or ultra graphics settings without looking glitchy, or lagging out, then, the graphics card, RAM, and CPU are going to be the main focus of spending. Although if the user is just a casual gamer who doesn’t care about the look of the games he/she plays, and just really wants a computer for everyday browsing then the bare essentials are all that is needed. For, a hardcore build the base budget is in the range of twelve hundred to fifteen hundred dollars. The budget for a casual gaming PC is four hundred to six hundred dollars. One big rule when deciding a budget, NEVER try to save money on the power supply. The power supply is the heart of the PC, it gives the computer life. Without the power supply the other components would not be anything but metal and plastic. The first portion of the computer build for either casual or hardcore, is the CPU. There are two major companies to pick from, Intel and AMD.The only difference in the two is the compatibility with certain motherboards. Whichever is picked, Intel or AMD, will help narrow the decisions on the motherboard, which will in turn help figure out the RAM needed. After the decision has been made of one company or the other, the next step is to pick which CPU from either company is the right one for the builder. Intel has the new
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