So that you fully enjoy your gaming computer experience you need a lot of very important pieces of hardware in your computer. The power supply, processor, RAM, and graphics card are all very important when you have a gaming computer. Without these parts being in good shape, a newer, more demanding game wont work correctly.
The Power Supply
In order for your computer to run it must have a power supply. Many computers power supply is fine and wont need to be changed but some power supplies will need to be upgraded in order to give the right power to the processor, RAM, hard drive, and motherboard. If you have an older computer or are trying to upgrade your laptop or notebook to a gaming computer you may need to check your power supply. A 600 watt supply will be sufficient.
If your processor has a high amount of gigahertz (Ghz) It will run faster. The processor is the most important piece of machinery in your computer. anything above 2.0 Gigahertz should be fine but for those avid gamers, you should get a computer nearing, or over, 3.0 Ghz. This specification is the most important because it is the speed of the computer. Games absolutely need to run on fast computers that can keep up with them.
The RAM is equally important to the processor for a professional gaming computer. I suggest having 3 -4 gigs of RAM, but you can easily fit up to 8 gigs of RAM. RAM stands for Random Access Memory and this helps your computer in the same exact way the short term memory in your brain does.
The Graphics Card
You shouldn’t overlook your graphics card. Your game should look as great as it can. Make sure you get a card that is either an ATI card or a Nvidia card because these are the best brands around. DON’T CHEAP OUT!!! These cards are the best for your computer and will work much better than anything else you get. If you have the money, buy the best one you can, it will definitely be worth it in the end.
You need to be aware of your specifications if you are going to get a gaming computer. Don’t cheap out, but don’t break your budget either. Gaming computers are always evolving, along with the games. You need to be able to get new hardware if you want to keep up!