If you want the most out of your gaming experience you need the right gaming desktop computer. It can be hard to know which one is your best bet. Are all the fancy option necessary? What items can you compromise on?
Sometimes sacrificing options can leave you disappointed months later when a new game comes out that uses them. Here are some important tips that will help you make your decision, when purchasing a gaming PC.
Resolution. Whatever monitor you choose, the PC you buy should be able to support your LCD's native resolution and possibly its maximum resolution, as well.
So what is native resolution? Native resolution refers to the number of pixels it supports without scaling the image up or down. If your PC doesn't have a video card that supports native resolution you may sacrifice image quality.
Interface type. Always chose DVI cables over VGA because they provide better image quality. The video connectors on the PC should match the monitor. Converters are available for purchase but they don't always work and will compromise image quality.
High-end gaming fanatics would never buy a computer with an integrated video system. It does save money but it also sacrifices quality. You get what you pay for. Buying an integrated video system often means that other features will have to be sacrificed.
The best choice is a PC that uses a dedicated video card. It pays to do your homework. Check the model number on Google and read some reviews or go on some other web sites to determine if the card has enough power to allow you to play the game at the proper resolution. If you want to do some serious gaming, buy a PCI express 2.0 card.
However, if you only play Flash or Facebook games, you can stick with integrated video.
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