How to Create a Gaming Computer

How to Create a Gaming Computer
How to Create a Gaming Computer

1. Ask yourself what game you play.

If you’re playing a competitive shooter, you don’t need high-quality components if you’re willing to play on low settings (competitive settings). If you plan to play other graphics games, you may want to increase your budget to improve the experience.

2. Find a budget.

This determines how much you can spend at the end of the day. Remember that increasing your budget can improve overall efficiency.

3. Determine which processor (CPU) to use for the system.

It may be more useful to find benchmarks and compare them to current prices. When buying, a general rule that some people recommend is that the next best processor (or motherboard, graphics card, etc.) is usually the best value for money, although it’s not a hard and fast rule. For a more objective comparison, search for processor benchmarks such as Passmark’s list of premium processors and sort by “price/performance”.
Intel tends to be better at single-threaded applications (mostly gaming), but AMD is better at multi-threaded applications such as work and multitasking.
You can choose Intel or AMD Ryzen. Both are good options, but in general the Intel is better in games, while the Ryzen is slightly cheaper in most cases and outperforms performance workloads. Today, new generations of both are great, and you can’t go wrong with either of them.
In terms of CPUs, Intel has three different types: K (overclocking with integrated graphics), KF (overclocking without graphics), and non-K (overclocking with integrated graphics). AMD Ryzen processors are divided into three different types: X (overclockable), XT (high frequency overclock), non-X (low frequency overclock), and G (integrated graphics). If you want more performance, in most cases you should buy an overclockable processor, but it really depends on your budget.

4. Find a motherboard that supports your processor.

The choice of motherboard depends on the processor socket (eg: LGA 1150, LGA 1151 or AM3+), the type of memory module (eg: 240 pins) and the frequency of the RAM (eg: 1066 MHz). The branding on the CPU socket is only compatible with certain CPUs. Some motherboards come with features like HDMI, so if you want, look for a motherboard with those features. There are several types of motherboards: Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX.
Beware of high frequency RAM. At first glance, it might seem like every part of running a bigger or faster computer has to be better, but that’s not always the case. The benefits of high-frequency RAM are fickle and high failure rates.
You have to pay attention to the pin count of the memory module as it will be connected to your motherboard. More contacts doesn’t mean better performance. The same can be said for processor sockets: different types do not necessarily indicate performance.
Use a site like PCpartPicker to check for compatibility issues.

5. There is enough RAM for your needs.

More RAM or desktop memory for a smoother experience and faster loading. Choose from reputable manufacturers like Corsair, Kingston and more to fit your budget. There are many different memory manufacturers out there, but few that make good quality memory.
You want to choose the highest clock speed (in MHz) and the lowest possible timing (shown in #-#-#-#) – this will largely determine your memory performance.
You want to buy enough memory to run your application. Realize that while your game might say 2GB is enough, that actually means it’s enough for the game to underperform. All in all, if you want the game to run smoothly, you need to go above and beyond. At the same time, more RAM doesn’t always mean better performance. It really depends on what kind of program you want to run, such as a renderer, and how many programs you have running at the same time. For example, if you only use a few lightweight programs like Roblox, you don’t need more than 4GB to run smoothly. However, if you are playing the latest games in the “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Latest Games” category, try to get at least 16 GB of RAM to run smoothly.
32-bit processors and operating systems can support up to 3.5-4 GB of RAM. 64-bit processors and operating systems can support many more, theoretically up to several terabytes. The practical limit to the amount of RAM you can install is the number of DRAM slots on the motherboard (most have 2 and