Are you into gaming? Do you want to become a professional gamer and take your liking to the next level? Well, you got to start building your workstation then.
You cannot become a professional gamer overnight. Just like all other professions, this needs practice. For that, you will need to upgrade your regular home PC to a gaming platform.
To help you through this up-gradation process, here are some of our tips and suggestions.
RAM or Random Access Memory is the short term storage component that your game would need. But, it varies from one game to another.
However, most games would specify a minimum RAM of 4 GB, although it’s better to keep it double the required mark, which is 8 GB for smoother gameplay and seamless gaming experience.
The video card (also known as graphics card or GPU) processes and stores graphics related information of a game. Most of the games available nowadays set out specific models of video cards and video memorization required for the game.
To play any high-end game, this is going to be a necessary upgrade. Now, it is up to you to decide what kind of visual fidelity and pixel output you want in your gaming experience and accordingly opt for 30 FPS or 60 FPS compatible graphics settings.
The CPU or the central processing unit is the electrical “brain” of the computer. Most video games specify certain predefined speeds for the processor to run at in GHz (gigahertz). Usually, for CPU upgrade, you would want a fair amount of speed-hike in frequency or a core boost, as an outcome.
Most games come with a substantial long term storage pack that needs big hard drive space. Nowadays, SSDs are available in affordable changes and are an excellent way to chuck in all the extra space required to have a smooth gaming experience. Not only will this reduce load times, but it also prevents piling up of cached files in your hard drive.
The motherboard (or the mainboard) is the base of your entire workstation. This is where all the components are plugged into and bridge everything together.
Make sure your OS is compatible with the motherboard after upgrading and boot up.
The PSU (power supply) is the component that supplies the power to the entire computer. Although, this will not be labeled on a game specification, but it could still be necessary to upgrade.
Especially if you are changing essential components such as motherboard and CPU, you need to calculate the PSU requirements to run your machine without a glitch. Many good online platforms are available, where you can do the PSU calculations easily.
Although you can upgrade your computer in a multitude of ways to build your personalized station, these tweaks and additions will set you up with the essential requirements that any gamer needs.
However, do make sure whether the cost of up-gradation is equivalent to a brand new model anyway; in that case, upgrading on an older model might be redundant. The best way forward is to do proper research.
So go ahead and start the journey today!