An independent assembly of the game PC may seem a challenging task for a novice. Yes, it requires some effort. Purchase a ready-made system unit or laptop is much simpler, however, self-assembly has several key advantages. PC Power Up will provide various crucial components for gamers.
In a gaming PC, the graphics card plays the most important role as it is responsible for the performance in games. Always strive to buy the best graphics card you can afford.
Ideally – from the latest lines from NVIDIA or AMD, like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. The better the graphics processor, the more FPS (frames per second) you get and the higher graphics settings you can set without a drop in FPS.
If you need to buy a computer for gaming inexpensively, alas, you have to sacrifice gaming performance. The optimal configuration of a gaming computer can be based on a GTX 1660 Ti or RX560 / 570/580 video chips, and they cost from 20 thousand rubles and more. Recommended video memory – 4 GB or more, memory type – GDDR5 / GDDR6, bit depth – 128-192 bits.
The assembly of the configuration of the gaming PC is also based on the central processor. Which processor is the best for your gaming PC? This will most likely be the most expensive component of your computer after the graphics card. If you don’t plan on upgrading your computer for at least 3-5 years after assembly, it might be worth investing in a more expensive processor.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500/3600 (X) processors offer the best value for money. Intel fans will prefer a decent analog like the i5-10600K. How to build a powerful gaming computer yourself and save even more? Stay with an older Ryzen 5 2600 or i5-10400.
Recommended number of processor cores – 8, clock speed – from 2.9 GHz for Intel, from 3.6 GHz – for AMD.
All components are located and connected to each other on the motherboard. This is where most compatibility issues arise, since not all motherboards can support the selected processor, RAM (memory type and frequency), drive form factor, etc.
Which motherboard to buy for a gaming computer? Choose according to the socket (connector) of the selected processor, pay attention to the presence of the slots and interfaces you need. A good option is the GIGABYTE H510M H motherboard with an M.2 connector for high-speed NVMe SSD drives and with support for 3200 MHz RAM. Some motherboards also have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless communication modules.
There are 2 different types of storage available on the market: an HDD hard drive and a solid state SSD. If your budget allows, we highly recommend buying SSDs as they offer significantly faster read and write speeds. This means faster downloads and smoother games.
The recommended storage capacity is 1 TB. New games weigh a lot. On a limited budget, there is a trade-off: get a 256GB SSD or 512GB + 1TB HDD. Or take a 512 GB SSD now, and later add another 512 GB SSD as part of the upgrade.