July 5th, 2012
PC World this week published a list of 10 factors for choosing a gaming PC. Overall, the article covers a variety of issues you need to consider before deciding on a rig.
The obvious ones you probably already know: Budget, CPU, graphics card, memory, hard drive. More technical factors include cooling, motherboards, and effecient power. What I really like, however, was the inclusion of "what do you play?"
You see, that may be the most important factor of all. Since each gamer enjoys different games, the demands their rig will need to meet will vary.
That said, the list missed one key ingredient in my opinion: Form factor. Even before you set a budget, you need to consider laptop, desktop, or the recently released settop option. That's a big deal when choosing a gaming PC that best suits your environment.
That said, what factors are most important to you when deciding on a rig?
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