Aim. Fire. Win. The rush for gamers. Be it Role-playing games (RPGs) or arcade games, whatever your poison, gaming computers are your best weapons. They come with more advanced specifications than regular computers, making complicated tasks simple.
About 68% of Australians are gamers. Many are third-generation gamers; ‘typical gamer’ is generally synonymous with ‘typical Australian’. With the market for gamers being so large, yet varied, there has been a huge influx of gaming computers, peripherals, software and of course social media forums. While this can befuddle gamers, in reality, making a choice is pretty simple. It all comes down to ‘specs’ or specifications of the device in question. When buying a gaming computer, these are the main things to look for:
Random Access Memory (Ram)
A computer’s RAM is a crucial component for any task being performed on the computer. The larger the ram, the faster your computer. Any game is a heavy file, so it is advisable to opt for computers with a 12GB RAM or above. Intense gamers can go for 16GB RAMs to ensure a lag-free experience.
Games are usually graphic-heavy, be it arcade games or intense action multiplayer games. It is these graphics that enhance the visual experience of gameplay. The better your graphics card, the better quality is your in-game graphics. For the best quality, it is better to opt for graphic cards of 6GB and above as they can handle gaming graphics with better ease.
While considering graphics, it is also important that your monitor supports graphic quality. Most games today come with 4K graphics, meaning your monitor should support 4K resolution. If there is a discrepancy between the two, your monitor will not be able to render the graphics efficiently, and you will have to resort to lowering the graphic quality of your game.
Screen Refresh Rate
The screen refresh rate is the number of times you screen refreshes in a second. The more the refresh rate, the more accurate is your real-time gaming visuals. This is especially vital for multiplayer games so that you can get the most updated information of your opponent’s movements and position. The preferred refresh rates for gaming computers is 120Hz at least, but higher rates are available.
Internal Memory And Hybrid Drives
Another major factor to consider is your computer’s internal storage. For avid gamers, it is convenient to store your games on the computer itself rather than on an external drive for ease of access. A computer’s storage is of 2 types – HDD and SSD, the latter being the better option. The minimum capacity required is 1 TB for HDD and 512 GB for SSD drives. A gaming computer also comes with a hybrid drive, that is partitioned as HDD and SSD, allowing you to put your normal files on the HDD and your gaming files on the SSD for a smoother experience.
The vital component of any computer is the processor that performs the various tasks on the computer. For the best gaming experience, it is better to opt for an i5 or i7 processor or the same Ryzen counterparts for those within a budget.
In-Box Operating System (OS)
When a gaming computer comes pre-installed with an OS (be it Windows, iOS or chrome), you can start gaming as soon as it is unboxed. This is also a budget advantage as you don’t have to purchase an OS and install it.
The Most Versatile System
Gaming computers come with beefy specs that can perform any heavy-duty task with ease. Softwares for video or photo editing, data management etc. that are heavy, run smoothly. Even students prefer gaming computers for their needs. They are truly the best choice when purchasing your next home or work system.