Gaming Computers Explained

•June 10, 2009 • Leave a Comment

GPUYou can’t go out and get a gaming computer without really knowing the difference between your existing PC and a brand new gaming computer. The main difference is that gaming computers are typically way more powerful than your average PC. Gaming computers have higher capacity hard drives, higher capacity RAM, faster over clocked, liquid cooled CPUs. Generally they have more fancier cases as well and the side door may be made of glass so you can see the lit up components and fans. Gaming computers have way better graphics cards with good GPUs that can keep up with the high resolution graphics that games have. This results in less choppy graphics during game play than typical video cards used in standard computers.

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Parts of a Gaming Rig

•June 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Everyone has their own custom set of gaming equipment. This guy has a nice sound card so he can hear all of whats going on in the games with 5.1 surround sound. He’s got a cool gaming mouse, and keyboard. People tend to put all their money in their gaming case, and then they realize how crappy their keyboard and mouse is. Don’t neglect any single component in any of your gaming computers unless you plan to upgrade later and save now.

Gaming CPU Cases

•June 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Gaming Computer CaseMost gaming computers you will find a fancy CPU case. In this pic, its not a good example, typical gaming cases will have a glass view of all the components inside. Many things like the corsair memory will have lights on it, so a glass view of all the lights is nice aesthetic touch to your Gaming PC. Glass is especially important if there’s something going wrong inside, you need to be able to see what the problem is right away. A liquid cooling system could be leaking or a mobo could be burning.

Gaming Computers

•June 7, 2009 • Leave a Comment

There are two options for getting a gaming computer for yourself. You can build your own gaming computer, you can buy it already made. The best method would probably be to buy one or order from online. When you get a manufactured gaming computer, it will come with a warranty that keeps you covered just in case something goes wrong and the computer fails. Gaming computers are way more expensive than average computers, so the components are more expensive, and its not worth taking any chances. If you build your own and decide to overclock it like most gaming computers are, you will find yourself in deep water if the liquid cooling system can’t cool the CPU enough and ends up burning out. Same will happen to your GPUs.

Thermaltake 850i ProWater System

•June 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Take a look at this cooling system, its the Thermaltake 850i ProWater System. Comes complete with a reservoir system that fits in a typical 5.25” bay. This system is running a Intel Q9550 Core 2 Quad processor at a total overclocked speed of 4.0Ghz . It has one Seagate hard drive with 1 TeraByte capacity. Wow, thats huge. The cooling system keeps the CPU at a nice 42 degrees Celsius when its just idle. When its running and actively in use, you might get it as hot as 49 degrees Celsius.

Customize your Budget

•June 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Upgrading later, customizing to your needs, these are ways on saving money when buying a Gaming PC. Gaming computers come in ready-made configurations that you can simply hit the order button or whatever to make the purchase quick and instant, however, people don’t always have $9,000 ready to blow! Focus your budget around the video card and the CPU, the rest can be upgradeable later, and you may not even need that much HD space to run your 1 or 2 games. Save up your money after you buy the customized gaming computer and then spend it on upgrades to your RAM and other components as needed. You’ll thank me later.

CPU Bays

•June 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

CPU BaysIn the case that holds your system together, make sure you have enough room to hold all the equipment. Some people like to settle for smaller cases because it might be more compact or portable, but there has to be enough room to hold at least one DVD-ROM drive. Some special sound cards may require a 5.25” bay to hold some sound controls, switches and ports. Liquid cooling systems require a reservoir to hold all the liquid. The best place to store a reservoir is in one of the bays. Floppy drives and zip disks are rarely used these days, so no worries about them. Keep the 3.5” bays free for hard disk drives. Even if there’s enough room for them now, you may want to keep them free for the future when you decide to upgrade.