If you are new at the gaming scene and want to get your own gaming computer or one of the many powerful and portable gaming laptops out there, then there are several things that you need to know. Do remember, however, that this is not an ultra technical piece that will discuss in length to the many varied technologies that set gaming rigs apart. There really are just three things that you will need to look at when looking to buy a gaming computer. These three things are power, cost and technology. Let us take a look at where the power of gaming PCs lies first. You want to look at the processor of a gaming computer, first. As the processor power will dictate just how powerful your rig will be, it is important to know what you are buying. There are many new advances when it comes to processors, so read up on these advances so that you get an idea of what would have your gaming appetite the best.
Next, look at the video card, or graphics processing unit. The GPU will handle all the graphics processing tasks of your machine, so getting the best one you can get your hands on will make your gaming experience better. After you get these things sorted out, look at the motherboard. Just how versatile is your board? Will it be able to handle the new parts that come in? Does it allow you to personalize or upgrade your gaming computer in the future? Does it support overclocking or dual GPUs? Invest in a high-end motherboard so that you allow yourself to look at making real upgrades in the future without having to spend on a new board. As you look at the options that you have, look at the price. Set a budget and stick to it to keep your buying in check.
Lastly, look at current technology. There are many new advances that you should know to make sure that you get the newest and best products. For example, new processors now give you more power, are smarter in a way that they throttle down their power consumption when you do not need them at peak conditions and at the same time consume less power, improving the battery life of new laptops. Another example are SSDs or solid state drives that are more stable and allow for faster read and write speeds, all while being perfect for computer use on the go. By keeping abreast with the newest technological advances, you know what new technology to invest in and make sure that you get to take advantage of the latest in technology, which will mean that you would not have to upgrade a few months after your purchase.
Source by Ariel Norton