Gaming Computer, also known as Gaming PC, is a personal computer capable of playing computer games and graphics-demanding video games. They are very similar to traditional computers, with the exception that these machines are equipped with performance-oriented graphics cards and other features. These types of computers are easy to buy on the market, but at a much higher price compared to traditional computers. As most players are both cost-conscious and power-conscious, most of them choose to build their own gaming machine as a built-in gaming machine.
Building your own custom gaming machine simply means you buy the parts of all your computers separately and compile them to your target computer. With this method you can reach a fast and cost-effective gaming machine that meets your gaming needs. In addition to saving a lot of money and providing an efficient machine, building your own gaming machine can be fun too.
Perhaps the biggest challenge when building your own gaming machine is to select a component that suits your needs. So without further guidance, here's a simple guide to helping you build your own gaming machine.
1. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Central Processing Unit (CPU) is one of the most important components of all computer systems. The CPU is part of a system that executes the computer program instructions. You could just describe it as the computer brain. The performance of games and other applications depends on this microprocessor.
Choosing the best computer central processing unit (CPU) can make a difficult decision. Choosing the latest, fastest or most expensive processor on the market does not always produce the right processors for that system. Some processors are designed to work with specific or special motherboards, so the CPU type limits the type of motherboard.
For a gaming machine, you really need a powerful CPU to perform excellently. Fortunately, these processors are powered by Intel and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) at an affordable price.
Intel has Core i7 and Core i5 processor models. Currently, these models are the most widespread for game purposes, which are mostly recommended for gaming machines.
AMD, however, has Athlon and Phenom series. If you want to go to AMD, try the most popular Phenom X4 series.
The motherboard is the center of the computer system. This is where all other components are connected. If the CPU is considered as the computer system, the motherboard is the central nervous system. So getting the best motherboard is a good investment.
After selecting the CPU, you should consider choosing the motherboard for the game machine in the following. When selecting a motherboard, you have to remember three things.
First, a motherboard usually only supports a kind of processor. Different CPUs have different connectors that are physically different. Verify that the CPU plug is fit on the system board connector.
Secondly, motherboards have some speed limitations depending on the processor model. The maximum processor speed allowed by the motherboard is included on the motherboard specifications. Before buying, make sure that the selected motherboard supports the selected processor.
Third, the motherboards can dictate the type and amount of RAM. On a gaming machine, or DDR SDRAM or RDRAM with a minimum of 1G. So make sure your motherboard supports this type of memory and memory.
Some examples of well-known motherboard manufacturers that look for ASUS, ABIT, MSI, XFX, EVGA, Intel, and Gigabyte's perfect game boards.
3. Hard Disk
Hard drive is a component of the computer that is responsible for storing files and programs. If you are buying a hard drive from the gaming computer, consider these three main features: speed, size, and surface type.
[Speed] Basically, the faster the hard disk drive, the faster you can connect to the data to access and transfer. At present, the best hard drives on the market can be up to 7200 rpm (per minute turnaround). You do not want less in a game machine; otherwise it causes delays between reading and writing data.
Faster hard drives, reaching 10,000 rpm and 15,000 rpm, are available at a higher price on the market. On the game computer, a 7200 rpm hard drive is enough, but if you can make more money, you can choose these faster hard drives.
[Size] Hard drives are of varying sizes between 80 GB and 500 GB. On the game computer, it is always recommended to buy the largest hard drive you can afford. This allows you to store many and many software and data (including games).
[Interface] The hard disk interface is responsible for managing data exchange between the computer and the hard disk. Currently, the most commonly used hard disk interface is Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA); which comes in two forms: the original Parallel ATA (PATA) and the newer and faster Serial ATA (SATA).
There are also the expensive Small Computer System Interface (SCSI), which is primarily used on the high-end workstation computer. On the game computer, it's enough to have SATA if the motherboard supports it.
4. Video Card
Choosing the right video card supported by both the CPU and the motherboard is a very important and tough decision. Your chosen video card is responsible for the dazzling 3D graphics and the effects of recent computer games. A better graphics card provides a better 3D gaming experience, so you need to buy the best and most affordable video card for gaming machines.
The Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) can be connected to the system board via AGP or PCI Express slots. It is recommended that you use a graphics card that is connected via the PCI Express slot on the system board to your game machine.
The speed and efficiency of a GPU can not be the only thing that matters when purchasing a video card. You should also take into account pre-3D rendering effects such as anti-aliasing, anisotropic screening, bump-mapping, pixel shaders, and more. On the game computer, watch the video card that supports the latest 3D rendering techniques in the software world.
Like the CPU market, there are two major competing companies that dominate the graphics card. These companies are ATI and nVidia. ATI is responsible for the Radeon series while nVidia distributes the GeForce card channel.
5th Power Supply
The power supply is a vital and unmanageable component of the computer system. Without power-saving, the computer can not operate its functions. Its main purpose is to replace the mains lead from the main line to the low voltage DC power supply for the internal components of the computer. The power supply provides three different DC voltages for the computer: 12VDC, 5VDC and 3VDC, which are used as computer parts.
Each power supply has a certain power or power based on the maximum output power. Performance ranges from 300W to 500W, but some high-end power supplies can range from 800W to 1KW.
If you want to use a power supply for a gaming machine, it is recommended to provide power over 500 W.
6. Gaming Monitor
One of the most expensive components of a gaming machine is a computer monitor. When buying a gaming monitor, you only have three things to consider: size, native resolution, and price.
[Size] Computer monitors are of different sizes, such as small 15 inches, larger 23 inches, and even bigger. 17 inches is a common size and large enough for most people, but if you want to increase the viewing and gaming experience, a larger size monitor is recommended.
[Native Resolution] Each monitor is designed for a resolution that is called native resolution. If you change the monitor resolution to a resolution that does not match its native resolution; the image will be scaled and the quality will be less significant. The native resolution of the monitor depends on its size. Here are some examples of native resolution for common sizes:
17 inches 1024×768
19 inches 1280×1024
20 inches 1600×1200
[Cost] Prices vary widely, where the smaller are cheaper than the larger ones. So choose a size that will meet your needs, taking into account your budget.
7. Gaming Keyboard
Custom-designed keyboards specifically designed for gaming can benefit players. At present, however, there is no general set of games available for all players. Why? This is due to the fact that different players have different or varied playing styles, postures and wrist anatomy. So basically, there is no game board that is best for everyone.
Build-Gaming-Computers says the best-featured keyboard on the market is the Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard. The keyboard has been designed to meet the needs of the players. Special Features:
a. Adjustable, backlit LCD screen that displays important game information while playing;
b. Backlight buttons for playback in dark or low-light areas;
c. 18 programmable "G buttons" used to run macros; and
d. The timer controls the tracking of game events.
8. Gaming Mouse
As the game keyboard, using the best mouse can increase the gaming experience. Using the individually designed game mouse gives you the best possible accuracy and control that allows you to play the best games.
Computer mice of different types, which are types of optical, laser and spherical mice. Currently, optical and laser-type mice are often used for their accuracy and better tracking to provide more accuracy and control.
Choosing the best mouse for a gamin computer needs to consider many factors. One of the most important is the resolution. The resolution shows the number of mouse optical sensors and the focusing lens per inch when moving the mouse. The higher the mouse resolution, the better precision and accuracy.
Next consider the mouse's reactivity. This mouse can be processed per second per megapixel. This is especially important in fast-paced games like first-person shooter games. The more megapixels per second the mouse works, the more sensitive it is; it provides faster and more accurate control over the games.
So when buying a game mouse, consider the resolution and the response of the mouse you are going to buy.
Custom Game Designs
Below are some examples of individual game machine buildings proposed by Build-Gaming-Computers.
Motherboard : Asus M4A79XTD EVO Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor : Corsair XMS3 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM
: Sapphire 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 Video Card
Total Price: 515.00
Toughpower XT 775W Power Supply
The Mid-Range Desktop
CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor
P rice: 230.00
Motherboard : ASUS P8P67 Pro Intel P67 Motherboard
: Corsair XMS3 4Gb Dual Channel DDR3 RAM
: XFX HD585XZAFC Radeon HD 5850
Price: 15 0.00
: Intel Core i7 960
Motherboard : ASUS P6T Motherboard
: Intel X25-M Solid State Hard Drive : Corsair XMS3 Tri Channel 12GB
pink 80 GB
Price: 95.00 Corsair TX750W 750 Watt Power Supply
Price Logitech Gaming Mouse G500
Price: 50.00  Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech Gaming Mouse G500
Price: G19 Gaming Keyboard
ACER X223WDbd 22 "Widescreen LCD
HP 2709M 27 "Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor