A First-Timer's Guide To Building A Custom Gaming PC

You've been a constant gamer for a really long time, but you are just now at a point where you can afford to invest in a custom-built gaming PC to truly support your favorite hobby. If you have never gotten the opportunity to have a PC custom-built specifically for you and your gaming preferences, you're truly in for an experience. However, if you're not all that tech-savvy, you may be a bit confused about some of the features you will be expected to choose. Here's a quick guide to help you along the way. 

The CPU 

CPU stands for central processing unit, and it is one of the most important components of any computer system. Some would say it is a lot like the brain of the entire setup. The CPU converts your inputs into executed actions, but it also tells everything else in the system what to do. It's a good idea to look into the different types of CPUs to get a better understanding of what each can offer. Your choices will be vast, so get a bit of insight before you randomly pick a CPU type. 

The Video Card

The video card, which may also be referred to as a graphics processing unit, is vital to what you experience when you play a game. This single component is designed to handle the complicated graphics that your game requires. There are all kinds of video cards out there, and each of them has its own functions and features. If you have a hard time understanding how a video card will work along with the typical types of games you play, it is a good idea to discuss options in-depth with the technician who is building your PC. They can give you a lot of insight based specifically on your gaming preferences. 

Random Access Memory (RAM)

You do not have to know a lot about computers to have at least a basic familiarity with RAM. However, RAM is even more important in a gaming PC. This component handles the short-term recall or memory of your PC. The larger the RAM is the better off you will be as a gamer; gaming involves a lot of short-term processes that require quick recollection of previous actions. RAM does not handle long-term storage, but the larger amount of RAM space you have, the faster recollection will be while you are in the middle of a game.

For more information about custom gaming PCs, contact a custom computer store.