How to Build an Extreme Gaming PC
For the prime-time gamers, having an extreme gaming PC is vital to perform at a high level.
The one thing many gamers don’t know is how to build their own extreme gaming PC and that’s what we’re discussing today.
If this is your first time doing so, the task can seem pretty daunting. However, building your own PC provides many benefits, not least of which is the feeling of accomplishment after you have actually built your own computer. In order to help you out in this difficult new task, we have developed this guide to building your own extreme gaming PC.
Since the entire process is very complex and includes an almost unlimited number of variables, we will just focus on some of the basics that will apply in every scenario here. If the following sounds like gibberish to you, you may be better off buying a gaming computer. While many serious gamers choose to build their own, you can still buy a custom built PC that fits all your needs without spending an arm and a leg if you know where to look.
But if you are ready to take on the challenge, here is a quick guide on how to build an extreme gaming PC and what you will need to consider.
How Much Are You Willing to Spend?
This is always the first question that must be addressed, and just about everything that follows will depend upon how much money you plan to invest in your new PC. Obviously, you get what you pay for and will have a better computer if you are willing to spend more, but it is still totally possible to get all the parts for a great custom gaming PC for less than $1,000.
What Parts Will You Need?
Here is where things get a little complicated. The computer you end up with will depend upon the parts you put together, and you need to plan everything ahead before buying anything. This is important because all these parts will need to work together and be compatible for your computer to run properly. If you buy it piece by piece with no plan in place, you are bound to have compatibility issues.
There are two main components you need to decide upon that will determine the quality of your computer: the CPU and the motherboard. Again, compatibility is crucial here, so make sure your motherboard is specifically designed to fit your CPU. The graphics card will be the next important decision, but you don’t have to overspend for a good card if you are on a budget. Then decide upon your hard drive, power supply, case and cooler which will also all depend upon your budget and needs. Last, select any peripherals you will need– monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.– and put it all together.
The actual building process is not as overwhelming as it seems, as most of the parts will simply plug into place. However, it is important to take special care through certain points of the process, especially if you plan on using special adhesive. That’s all there is to it. After this, turn it on and pat yourself on the back.