There is a regular PC and then there is a custom gaming PC. A normal PC can be used by a normal user – someone who just needs to watch YouTube videos, use software like Ms. Office, check emails, etc. This typical users’ needs can all be fulfilled by a regular PC with regular components.
In comes gamers! Gamers usually need a much more enhanced performance from their PCs. Normal PCs often fail to provide them with enhanced graphics, speed, and whatnot. To cater to their special needs, serious gamers often go for a custom gaming PC.
These PCs have components desired by gamers. For example, if a gamer is looking for a high-end graphics card, he can order it and install it on his PC. Similarly, if he wants more RAM or a bigger hard-drive, he can just buy that and fix it in his PC. In short, a gamic PC is studded with components desired, loved, and wanted by the gamers.
What Components Do You Need Building A Gaming PC?
Typically, you need the following components in order to build a gaming PC.
- Hard Drive
- Graphics Processing Unit aka GPU or simply a graphic card
- Cooling System
- Power Supply
- Peripherals like a mouse, keyboard, microphones, headphones, etc
- Operating System
You can buy all the components above separately or from a single seller. However, you need special skills to assemble them together. It is not too hard though and most gaming enthusiasts are able to do it on their own. Here is a custom gaming PC builder, step-by-step guide on how you can assemble the components.
Here is what a gaming PC may look like.
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How Much Does It Cost?
If you follow the custom gaming PC builder guideline above, your computer may cost somewhere around $500 to $600. However, there is no fixed price of such a PC. It all depends upon the individual component prices and their ability. For example, an 8 GB graphics card will cost less than a 16GB one. Also, whether you decide to buy new components or used ones will also have a major impact on the overall price.
Remember, used components cost much less than new ones but they don’t usually come with any warranty and are most likely to be less reliable. However, for some people, second-hand components work like a charm. If you are a new custom gaming PC builder, we suggest you should go with the new components.
The idea of this post is not to discourage you from buying standard PCs. They are just two different things, and depending upon your requirements either one of them can be an ideal choice. More serious gaming enthusiasts are often tech geeks and prefer the ability to change the components of their PCs at will. For such users, custom PCs can be an ideal choice.
Do you own a custom gaming PC? Did you build it yourself? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.