Build A Gaming PC Series: As of 2022, we know the statistics for people playing games on PC are through the roofs. There are approximately more than 900k PC games that are present and are available to play right now. Various games require various configurations and systems. But, why do people prefer gaming on PC? The simple answer would be because of how versatile a control system it has. You can play just about any game available on other consoles or devices on your PC.
Although your average working PC which you may use for general purposes may have enough specifications to run some low-end games, you may require a bigger and better setup to play different games and experience them. To play high-end games, however, you may need a PC with more than the average specifications. Since everyone here might not be a technician and have the knowledge to build a gaming PC, today we’ll discuss the various steps and a general guide to building a gaming PC and also how to maintain it.
Building a PC does depend on various factors such as your requirements, your budget, and a little knowledge about hardware components so that your PC works in the best possible harmony with all the components.
In this article, we’ll be discussing the various components and preparation you would require before building the PC itself. The next part would include how you would build a gaming PC and the various steps that are involved in it.
Preparation to Build A Gaming PC
So to start preparing to build your gaming PC you would require some tools and components which we will be discussing below.
Basic Tools and Workspace
Basic requirements that would require you to help build a PC would be some tools and a clear and large workspace as well as a USB Flashdrive.
Tools including various sizes of screwdrivers, pliers, and heat-resistant insulation tapes are recommended. Screwdrivers with magnetic tips are recommended as they would prevent you from dropping the screws everywhere as you work on them. Generally Phillips’ No 2 screwdriver works for the majority of the work and the #1 or #0 screw for all the smaller screws works fine.
An adequately large workspace is very much required to freely work on the things that you’re working on and do have space to keep your components within hand reach. It is also necessary to make sure that the working space is not wet or has any sort of unwanted substances which can affect the hardware if came in contact with it.
You will need a USB flash drive with at least 8 Gigabytes of space to store the installer or setup for the operating system that you desire to put on your PC, however, Windows is always the most preferred operating system as it supports all types of games that are intended for computers.
CPU Case or The Case Size
If you’ve decided that you’re indeed building a gaming PC it would be advisable for you to at least get the case for the CPU and have it around your workspace. This depends on where you’d generally keep your computer and how much space it can acquire. It is also necessary to keep in a well-ventilated area. The three general sizes are dull-tower, mid-tower, and mini-tower.
Once you have your PC case selected now you can start prepping your components. It is important to research the components well before you decide to purchase them. Various pre-build models are available online through which you can take some inspiration and make a few changes to suit your needs. These are the various components that you are gonna require to build your PC:
- CPU or the Processor: While looking for a good processor it is necessary to research and get a processor that can handle heavy loads and multitasking.
- Graphics Card: According to your budget, it is necessary to get a GPU that can help you achieve good FPS and can handle the graphics-heavy game. You can start by searching for benchmarks or the recommended graphics card that would require for the game that you would wanna play.
- Motherboard: Research this thoroughly as all your components would have to be compatible with the motherboard.
- RAM: Do select an appropriate spaced RAM as it can affect the performance of your PC directly and can lag.
- Storage: SSD hard drives are recommended.
- Power Supply Unit
- Cooling System and Fans
- Gaming Peripherals
These are the basic requirements that are recommended to build the gaming PC of your dreams. It is very necessary to research every single component as even a single mistake can ruin your PC. With the next part of this, we would be discussing how to assemble the PC.