How to Build the Hottest Gaming Computer

 As computer games get more ground-breaking, hardware requirements increase exponentially. A PC purchased two years ago will likely have trouble running the latest in PC games at the highest settings. To get the best computer gaming experience, players need a computer built with that idea in mind. As hardware prices have come down, building a computer gaming system is within your means than ever.


1. Choose a computer case to house the system. The only thing to pay attention to with computer cases is the form factor. The form factor is the size of the case, and corresponds with the size of the motherboard used. The most popular form factor is ATX mid-tower. This is the size of most motherboards on the market.
2. Find a motherboard of matching form factor with the case selected before. Get a motherboard that offers
ample of expansion slots for add-on components, and has the correct socket type for the intended CPU build. Mount the motherboard to the case using the included screws and mounting posts. Attach the power cables from the case's power supply to the motherboard.
3. Select a processor that matches the motherboard socket type. Generally, users buy the motherboard and processor in tandem, to ensure the socket style matches. The CPU is one of the key components that determine the capabilities of the gaming system. Buy as high-end of a processor as you can manage to pay for. Insert the processor into the CPU socket of the motherboard.
4. Add memory to the system. The amount of RAM is one more component that has a direct impact to gaming performance. In view of the fact that memory is cheap, add as much RAM as money allows. Put in the RAM into the memory slots of the motherboard.
5. Choose a graphics card for the Computer. The graphics card is the single most essential component of the gaming system. Today's games are graphics intensive. Find a graphics card that has outstanding graphics rendering capabilities and sky-scraping graphics memory. The two industry leaders are NVIDIA's George and ATI's Radeon. Place in the graphics card into a PCI Express slot on the motherboard.
6. Get a hard drive for the system that offers hasty data access and ample storage space. The hard drive plays a secondary role to gaming system performance. The faster a computer can access data from the hard drive, the quicker the performance. Select a model that offers speeds of 7,200 rpm with a SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface. Escalate the hard drive to the drive bay of the computer case and connect the SATA cable and power supply cable to the drive.
7. Add a sound card to the PC. A lot of users opt to stick with the built-in audio capabilities of the motherboard. Serious gamers should get an add-on sound card. Not only does an add-on sound card provide a superior audio experience, it also frees up the CPU to help minimize the load on the system. Pop in the sound card in an available PCI slot on the motherboard.
8. Buy a big TFT LCD. Gaming Computer is basically a visual experience. Having a large monitor with quick response time, high contrast ration and full 1080p video enhances that experience. Connect the monitor to the graphics card at the back of the computer case.
9. Build up an optical DVD drive in the drive bay and attach the drive cables. As a final point, connect the mouse, keyboard and speakers. These components are less critical to the system, so choosing inexpensive options can save some money. Once attached, the gaming system is complete.


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