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Best Gaming Desktop Computers

Even though mobile devices seem to flourish along with gaming consoles, gaming PCs are still a reality. They get tougher and tougher by each passing day with new technologies added and new inventions becoming powerful hardware components.

Gamers are aware that there is no console or other type of gaming device that can truly beat the performance a desktop can bring. But how do you separate the winners from the losers? Which is the best gaming computer the market has to offer?

There are several things that need to be taken into account if you ever hope to answer this question. If you start from the outside and work your way in, the first thing to take into account is the design.

Most gaming desktops come in all sorts of designs, ranging from minimalist to functional to out of this world. Some even look like future machines since they incorporate unusual design lines into their build. Nonetheless, it’s important not get caught up in these details but to focus on finding the best gaming computer you can accommodate at home. It has to look good, but it also has to function properly.

This brings us to the internals. The hardware part of any gaming computer usually drives people away. It seems complicated at first, but once you know what you’re looking for in a specs list, it all becomes clear.

For a computer to run, it needs:

  • a motherboard;
  • a processor (or CPU);
  • RAM (or system memory);
  • a video card (you’ll need a dedicated video card if you wish to get a gaming computer);
  • a sound card (most people get computers with integrated sound cards);
  • a hard drive (SSD is your best choice if gaming desktops are in question);
  • a PSU (short for Power Supply Unit);
  • a case where everything comes together.

Now let’s take these components separately and see what’s best to choose for a gaming rig:

Motherboard

The motherboard is where all the other parts are connected. This is where the processor is inserted into the socket, the RAM and graphics card are inserted into their slots and where all the drives are connected.

Processor

The processor is one of the most important parts in any desktop since it’s the hardware part that does all the calculations. Every modern games needs a powerful processor to run properly and you should target desktops with at least a quad-core processor installed.

Now you’ve got plenty of choices here, but it is recommended you choose a computer with either an Intel Core i5 or i7. These are powerful enough to run pretty much any demanding tasks you throw at them, games included.

RAM

RAM or system memory are small cards which are installed on the motherboard and they help the processor get stuff done (I won’t go into detail here). The thing to keep in mind is that the more RAM a system has, the better it will run, the faster everything loads and so forth.

For a gaming computer you should aim at getting one with at least 4-8 GB of RAM installed. The more you can afford, the better it will be in the long run.

Video Card

The video or graphics card is perhaps the most important component in a gaming desktop PC. It will determine what you can play and at what quality settings. Most computers come with integrated graphics cores which are not recommended since they use available RAM to get the work done, which can leave the processor wanting more system memory.

You need a desktop that has a dedicated graphics card with at least 1GB of dedicated video RAM (or VRAM). You have two options for manufacturers here. One is NVIDIA which produce high-end graphics cards and the other is ATI which some people find to be more affordable. Most people tend to opt for gaming desktops with NVIDIA graphics cards. If you do this, you should get one with a 600 series graphics card installed.

Sound Card

Now most people never even saw what a sound card looks like, since they are fairly rare. It will make a huge difference in the way you perceive a gaming world if you choose to go with a computer that has a dedicated sound card. These cards output on 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound channels and are the best choice when gaming or entertainment desktops are concerned.

Hard Drive

The hard drive is one of those components that often gets overlooked. People tend to opt for desktops with large capacity drives but never enquire about the performance a hard drive has on a system. For a gaming desktop you need to squeeze every last bit of performance so everything runs smooth. This means you need a computer that has a hard drive with at least a 7200rpm disk.

If your budget can take it, you have to get a desktop that carries an SSD drive. SSD stands for Solid State Drive and is just what the name implies – a solid state drive. It contains no moving parts and electronically speaking, it’s basically a large flash drive. These drives are typically more expensive, but they can reach data transfer speeds of up to 12x more than regular hard disk drives.

PSU

The power supply unit provides power to the motherboard which powers pretty much anything directly connected to it, to the hard drives and optical drives, and to the system cooling which consists of either fans or pumps (if you get the newer desktops with liquid cooling).

Shopping for Computers and Computer Accessories Online Can Be Fun

Statistics have shown that some of the most popular products sold online are computers and related products such as software, computer parts and auxiliary equipment including printers, scanners, cameras, and more recently downloads such as movies, games and even TV shows.

This is not surprising considering the advances made in hardware and software over the past few years. The number of computer users is growing every year and with computer education in public schools, grade school students are teaching their parents and grandparents how to surf the web, and play the latest online games.,

Everyone is looking for the latest products on computers and software. Even thought online computer shopping was one of the very first branches of online shopping to develop, it can require a lot of time and effort to be sure you find just what you want at the best price. Nothing can be more upsetting than buying something at a price you think is a real bargain and then seeing it for 25% less at another site.

Finding the lowest price is easier to accomplish when you first look at multiple websites until you find just the computer, software or accessory you want. Once you find the right product, that is the time to begin comparing cost. Keepin mind that the cheapest price is not always to lowest total cost. You have to take in to consideration the shipping costs, warranty, technical support and reliability of the supplier, if you want the most for your money. That is especially true when you buy equipment to use with your computer. Almost everyone I know has bought a printer at an amazingly low price only to find out that replacing the color cartridge costs almost as much as buying another printer would. That’s what I mean by “Total Cost”

Online computer stores provides many different products with different brands and some provide reviews on those products that provide useful information, so don’t just shop at Dell for a Dell Computer Accessories or at HP for HP accessories. There are many online discount stores that handle multiple brands and have very good reputations. A good thing to find is a few sites that provide you with links to many of the online discount stores, as well as, the manufacturers’ site.

This makes it much simpler to go to multiple online shopping sites without having to use the search engines over and over. When you do that you often find 100,000 sites that actually have nothing to do with what you are searching for. Online computer shopping can be fun when you spend your time actually looking at the products you want to buy instead of sifting through thousands of unrelated link. Two of the many sites that can provide you with these links, which include computers, software, electronics and other equipment to make your computing more fun are listed below:

Tips To Maximising Your Online Game And Music Downloading

85% of the download sites fail to deliver on what they advertise. Make the most of your downloading site.

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There are endless exciting opportunities out there to maximise your usage and experience. This article focuses on the key area’s to be aware of.

Maximise Download Speed

When you perform a search for a file to download you will normally have the choice of a number of different ones. They may all be links to download the same file however be careful to look at the quality rating first. Selecting the file with the highest quality or health rating will ensure a much faster download time without interruptions. The higher the rating the larger the number of users that are sharing / have access to the file you are after and thus different parts of the file will download from different users all at the same time.

Maximise Downloads Available

The speed of downloading a file will depend on a number of things. You have already ensured that you pick the file with the highest quality rating however the download speed will also vary depending on the speed of your computer, the type of internet connection you have and also the number of other programs you have running at the same time.

Downloading files takes up a large amount of your computer’s memory. So to eliminate your computer freezing due to too many programs running at once and to maximise how many files you can download I recommend that you select all the files (place them in a queue) you want to download before you go to bed or when you have finished using your computer for the day and let them run during the night. Don’t forget to turn off your screen saver or standby mode to ensure that all files download.

Maximise Quality

As a general rule the higher the file size the better the quality and the closer it will be to the original. Smaller file sizes may download quicker however they are usually fragmented, and blurry.

When looking at quality you should look for the file with the highest quality / health rating as well as the largest file size.

Maximise the Extra Downloads Available

As well as movies and games most programs also allow you to download ROMS, TV shows, pictures, art, CD cover images and sleeves as well.

Maximise your Experience

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