How to Build the Best Gaming PC (Buying Guide)

Gaming PC Buying Guide

Gaming is not only an addiction, but it has now become the passion and the source of income for many players and gamers around the Globe. If you are pursuing Gaming as a career, then you might need- a good Gaming PC that could offer you fantastic Gaming experience along with reliability. You can find hundreds of Pre-Built or Branded Gaming PC in the Tech Market, but they would really be expensive and will not actually offer what you want. For that particular reason, it is best to select every part separately and then build your Gaming PC yourself.

If you are a real or an addictive PC gamer, then you would know how it is really to build a Gaming PC yourself. Unboxing the components, combing the peripherals, adjusting them in the case, plugging in their wires, and turning on your Gaming PC for the first time provide the real vibes a Gamer would love to fell for once in its life. So if you are planning to purchase a Gaming PC, follow this guide, select the components as per your requirements and budget, and build your fantastic Gaming PC to enjoy your Gaming career, on the whole, another level.

Why shouldn’t I go for the Pre-Built Gaming PCs?

Pre-Built Gaming PCs

The only reason behind not going for the Pre-Built Gaming PCs is the money! We all know that the Pre-Built Gaming PCs of MSI, Asus, Dell, or HP are costly, and they are out of reach from a budget Gamer. Let’s say, if you want to buy a PC with Core I5 10th Generation processor along with the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6GB Variant, you can purchase these components yourself from the market and can quickly build the whole build within $1000. But if you buy the same PC with the same specifications, but a brand name on it, it will cost you more than $1500 or even $2000. I am not saying that these Brands are not reliable or trustworthy; actually, they are the most credible because of their customer support, but for that, they charge a lot of money.

If you are willing to save a lot of money and you the dream to build your Gaming PC by putting up all of the components yourself, then you should go for a Custom Build PC. But do remember that, buying the products of cheap brands might cost you a lot of money, so try to get the components from the ones I am going to mention later in this guide.

I am short on budget, should I go for used parts to build my custom PC?

This is the most confusing and asked question that should you go for the used components if you are short on bucks or you should get a better PC by spending the same amount on used parts instead of used. Well, the answer totally depends, the current market of Graphics Cards and Processors is mostly (about 80%) topped up with Mined components. You know what mining is, right? If not, just know that the parts are being used at their maximum capabilities for straight 1/2/3 days to earn a few bucks, this shortens the lifespan of the components, and the components stop working just after few days because of their physical condition as well as the heating issues. So it is not worth to go for the cheap mined components just to save a few bucks.

But! You can indeed go for the used components that are in official warranty so that you can claim the warranty in any case of failure of error. If they are not in warranty, you can ask the dealer to offer you 1-Month checking warranty so that you can perform stress tests on your components and see how they are performing under load. A stress test by a performance software is a great way to check out for your component if it is really working fine or not, if the stress test goes well for 15-20 minutes, you can get your hands on it without a doubt. But I would say, new components are better in every way. You are provided with 3-Year Official Warranty, which means that you will not have to worry about anything for straight three years. Other than that, it is really up to you to go for the used or new parts.

The Ultimate Gaming PC Buying Guide:

So now we have finally reached the point for what you were waiting for, were you? Anyway, let’s get started with the guide so that you won’t have to face any type of problem while choosing the best components for your dream Gaming PC. Please follow all the things and scenarios to get the best for yourself, or else you might have to face the consequences with your PC soon in the future!

Choosing the Best Processor:

Choosing the Best Processor

Do I need to tell how vital a processor is for any Gaming PC? It doesn’t matter if you have got yourself a beast Graphics Card, DDR4 RAM, or any High-End component, without a good processor, your Gaming PC will bottleneck, and you won’t be able to play the Games at their best. If you want your games and applications to run smoothly without any type of lag or shutter, get a good processor for your PC to avoid any circumstances. So what kind of processor should you get for your Gaming PC to get optimal performance in the latest Games?

If you have a really tight budget for your PC and you can’t spend much on a single component, then I would suggest you go for a processor that has at least 4-Cores and 4-Threads. Believe me, as the current Gaming goes, you won’t be able to play any latest games if you have a processor that doesn’t have 4-Cores. But, 4-Cores are still not enough to handle the latest Games as the intensity of the Games has been increased by multiple times, and now you need better processors to play games without lag. For that, I would recommend you to go for the 6-Cores processors because most of the 6-Cores processors can easily handle all of the latest games if paired with the right Graphics Unit and RAM.

What features and specs should you check when buying a processor? Here is the list:

  • Number of Cores
  • Number of Threads
  • Base Frequency
  • Cache/L3 Cache
  • Max Boost Clock
  • TDP
  • Unlocked/Locked
  • Socket Type

All the features mentioned above are essential to check before buying any processor. Now it depends on your budget to get the one with the best properties. But I will give you an overview of some processors you can get depending on your budget scenarios.

Gamers also get confused between the processors of AMD and Intel and ask to which one should they pick?  Well, this is indeed one of the most debated and controversial topics, and I don’t want this guide to turn into something like that. That is why I would suggest you to go for any of the manufacturers as both them offers Top-Notch and Amazing processors that perform really well. If you are literally low on cash and want to save as much money you can, then I would really recommend or suggest you to go for the AMD processors as they are cheaper than the Intel’s processors and tend to offer equal performance. If you can spend much on processors, you can also go for the Intel Processors to maximize your performance in games.

Here are some 4-Cores processors that can be good for Gaming:

  • Ryzen 3 1300X
  • Intel I3-8350K
  • Intel I3-6100
  • Intel I5-7600K
  • Intel I5-4790/K
  • Ryzen 3 3100
  • Ryzen 3 3300X

Here are some 6-Cores processors that can perform well in Gaming:

  • Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Ryzen 5 2600
  • Ryzen 5 3600XT
  • Ryzen 5 1600
  • Intel I5-9600K
  • Intel I5-10600K
  • Intel I5-9400
  • Intel I7-8700

And the list goes on for both types of processors. I have added the processors of both, AMD and Intel so that you can choose the one according to your mindset. You can indeed -play most or all of the AAA Titles on High Settings with 60FPS if you are going for a 4-Core processor. But if you pick a 6-Core processor, it will be able to handle any type of game at its maximum settings with 60FPS.

Please remember one thing that if you are going for a higher-core processor for your Gaming PC, you will also have to get a functional Graphics Unit to pair with it. If you match a weak Graphics Card against the Higher-Core processor, your games will bottleneck too much, and you won’t be able to play the games at their fullest. The Games will shutter, lag, freeze, shutdown, or won’t perform on the higher settings if the bottleneck interferes. So if you think that it would be good to get a Good processor and low-end GPU, it would be your greatest mistake.

For that particular reason and problem, If you have a low budget, you can go for a 4-Core processor and pair it with a Mid-Range GPU unit to avoid the bottleneck. Otherwise, you can use the 6-Cores processors with the latest Graphics Units to play the games at their maximum potential.

Pick the Best Graphics Card:

Pick the Best Graphics Card

I think Graphics Card is the only component that pleases the Gamers more than anything. Well, the Graphics Unit indeed offers much more vibes than any other component. It’s unboxing, removing the stickers, and placing it into the PC gives the feels that any other component cannot. Aside from that, GPU is one of the most crucial components for your Gaming PC as it handles all type of Graphics related things in your Games and programs. To get the best Graphics performance, you will have to get the GPU of the latest tech integrated with the latest features and the functions so that you can use them in your Games. So how can you get the best Graphics Card for your PC? First, you will have to check out for its features and specifications so that you can know if the Graphics Card is suitable for your PC or not. Here are some essential things that you can check before getting a Graphics Card for your Gaming PC:

  • Number of Cuda Cores
  • Base Clock
  • Max Boost Clock
  • Giga Rays (If available)
  • Memory Speed
  • Memory Config type
  • Memory Width
  • Memory Bandwidth Speed
  • Ports availability
  • Also, check out for other latest features

These are only the specifications of the Graphics Card that you should check out for. Other than that, there also are some features you should check if your GPU supports them or not, like:

  • VR Support
  • DirectX Version
  • Ray Tracing
  • Drivers type
  • Encoder

These are the features and the functions that are most important for a GPU when Gaming. So after all that, the real question that pops up is that which Graphics Card should you choose for your Gaming PC. Now, the bottleneck will again have to take over this conversation as it plays an essential role between the GPUs and Processors. If you have a powerful processor, you should go for the latest tech GPUs, and if you are going to integrate a budget processor in your PC, then you will have to pair your processor with a budget GPU too.

Here are some budget GPUs that you can quickly get and pair them up with your budget processor:

  • Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050TI
  • Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Nvidia Geforce GTX 970
  • Nvidia Geforce GTX 980
  • AMD Radeon RX 570 8GB
  • AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB

If you have a good processor, then you will, of course, have to get a good GPU too. That is why I have formed a list of these latest GPUs by both Nvidia and AMD so that you can choose the best for your PC:

  • Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060
  • Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070
  • Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080
  • Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070TI
  • Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700
  • AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
  • AMD Radeon RX VII

The Graphics Cards mentioned above are one of the most potent Graphics Cards ever made. So if you are planning to do Hard-Core Gaming, you can pick any of these Graphics Cards and can play all of the latest games even on 4K resolution with 60FPS. Also, check out for their RGB variants if you are an RGB fan and want to glow your PC in every way possible. Well, you don’t have to worry, as most of the manufacturers are offering RGB integration in the latest GPUs.

But please check your Case size and the GPU size if it will fit right or not. Many Gamers get themselves a GPU with 3 Big Fans, but that GPU couldn’t fit in their case. So it is best to check out for the sizes of both of the things so you won’t have to face problems later. Also, check out for the PCI-e express integrated into your motherboard to check out if your GPU supports that particular PCI-e or not. Also, don’t forget to check out for the power cables required by the GPUs, most of the GPUs need 1×6 Pin connector and 1X8 pin connector, but this combination may vary. See if your PSU has connectors available and how much voltage it can offer to your GPU to pull the maximum potential out of the component.

Random Access Memory (RAM):

RAM

After Processor and GPU, RAM is indeed the most crucial component that matters a lot in Gaming and massive programs. If you are planning to integrate lesser RAM in your PC just to save a few bucks, I would suggest you not to. RAM plays a significant role when Gaming as it handles most of its data and provides the users with a better experience. Not only that, if you are seriously willing to multi-task, meaning you are planning to run multiple programs and games at a time, but you will also need more RAM with higher frequency to get the best experience. Most of the Gamers complain about the lag in the games even though they have good Processor and Graphics Card, but they lack in the area of RAM. You might face lag, shutter, or crashing issues if our RAM is of shallow frequency or you have a meagre amount of RAM integrated into your PC.

So what type of RAM and how much of it should you integrate into your PC? If you have a 4-Core processor, there is a 90% chance that your motherboard would only support DDR3 RAM, which is the previous generation tech. Still, DDR3 RAMs come in different frequencies like:

  • 533 MHz
  • 666 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 1066 MHz

Most of the Gamers go with the DDR3 RAM having 1066 MHz Bus clock to get better performance in the games. –

If you have a 6-Core or latest gen processor integrated into your Gaming PC, there is a 90% chance that your motherboard supports DDR4 RAMs. But I would recommend you to check for your motherboard specifications to know what type of RAM does it support. Or else, you will surely have to face the consequences later. As DDR4 RAMs are of latest technologies, most of the Gaming brands and manufacturers have started to manufacture Gaming RAMs which have more Bus clock than the normal RAMs, and the Gamers will be able to feel the real difference between them and the standard ones. You can find DDR4 RAMs in these frequencies:

  • 1600 MHz
  • 1866 MHz
  • 2133 MHz
  • 2444 MHz
  • 2666 MHz
  • 2933 MHz
  • 3200 MHz
  • 4400 MHz

Above 1600 MHz frequency, most of the RAMs are considered as the Gaming RAMS as they tend to offer exceptional performance during hard-core Gaming and multi-tasking. But if you are exceptionally short on budget, there is no need to spend too much money on the frequencies of the RAM. Rather than that, focus on its memory. As we all know that even Smartphones are now integrated with 8GB RAM to handle all the tasks. The applications and programs in Android or IOS are usually not that heavy; still, the manufacturers are integrating that much RAM to ensure the fast performance of the device. So if you are going to play AAA titles on your Gaming PC, you will need more than 12GB RAM to run all the Games at ease. So the ideal RAM in a Gaming PC should be 16GB so that your PC can be future proof for the next maybe 4 or 5 years.

As for the brands, I would suggest you go for any brand as RAMs are not the things that can die in just a few years. Whether it is Kingston, G-Skill, Samsung, or any other brand, just pick it up if it is compatible with your PC and you are good to go. Just note one thing, if you are going for the RGB RAMs, G-Skill can offer you very good RAMs having the RGB strips on top of it along with the maximum performance. PC RAMs are also not usually very costly; you can get them in mere 20-30$ until or unless you are going for the Gaming specific RAMs having a tremendous amount of frequency and RGB lights.

Motherboard:

Motherboard

Never ever compromise on a Motherboard if you are building a Top-Notch Gaming PC. I am saying again. Never! The motherboard is the component on which all the other parts rely, and that is why the motherboard should be reliable and durable to manage all the elements in the best possible way. But some certain things should be cared of before buying. The motherboard isn’t just a simple component that you can purchase and enjoy. There are many aspects which matters a lot in a motherboard and without them, your Gaming experience would shatter. First of all, you will have to decide which motherboard would suit you the best according to its size and specifications. These are the standard types of Motherboards that you will have to choose from:

  • ATX Motherboards
  • Micro-ATX Motherboards
  • Mini-ITX Motherboards

These are the motherboards that are mostly used in Gaming. There also are few other types of motherboards, but they are irrelevant to us. Now you will have to choose any of them that would fit best for your Gaming PC. I would suggest you go for the Standard ATX Motherboard because these motherboards tend to offer all the things a Gamer would need for its Gaming components.

Now comes the central part. What aspects and features should you check for your motherboard when buying it for your Gaming PC? Well, there are many, and you will have to check each of them to know if it will be compatible with your Gaming PC or not. Well, here is the list of the most important and crucial things that are important to check when buying a motherboard:

  • CPU Socket Type
  • Motherboard Chipset
  • Size Factor
  • of PCI-e Slots
  • Memory Support
  • GPU Support
  • Availability of M.2 Slots
  • USB 3.0 Support
  • Expansion Slots
  • Wi-Fi availability
  • RGB Headers
  • I/O Shield
  • SLI and CrossFireX enabled

As you can see, there are literally many properties that you need to check. So don’t forget to grab a cup of coffee when you start searching for your type motherboard online.

If we talk about the CPU socket and the motherboard chipset, it depends on which type of processor you are going with. Latest processors use LGA 2066 socket to offer their performance. Older CPUs usually use LGA 1151 or LGA 1150. So you will have to first check out for your processor that on which socket it will work properly. Then you will have to decide on the socket of your motherboard.

Size factor of a motherboard also really matters. Just so you know, the smaller the size of your motherboard, the lesser it will have the features, slots, and connectors. You will have to keep all these things in mind so that you won’t have to face problems later with your motherboard. You will also have to check out for your case if it can easily fit a larger size of motherboard without compromising on the airflow. Because if your case couldn’t provide even airflow, your components will heat more than the average temperature.

Now if we talk about the main things, PCI-e comes first as this is the slot on which you will integrate your Graphics Unit. There are several types of PCI-e slots, and the most common one is PCI- x16 which can handle all the latest kinds of Graphics Cards without any kind of problems or errors. And also note that the extra expansions slots will also be connected on these PCI-e slots, so keep the PCI-e slots and its types when buying the motherboard. Now comes another notable thing, that is the DIMM ports or your RAM ports. Your motherboard might have DDR3 RAM type or DDR4 RAM type depending on its specifications. If you are willing to go for medium to high aiming, DDR3 RAM would be enough for your Gaming PC. But if you want to do Hard-Core Gaming on your PC along with the Multi-Tasking, I would suggest you go for a motherboard that supports DDR4 RAMs. Aside from the RAM types, also check the available RAM slots available in the motherboard so that you can have a broad idea of how many sticks you can place in your Gaming PC. The last important thing that you should check in your motherboard is the availability of M.2 slots. If you are going for High-End Gaming, you will indeed need an SSD to make your PC even faster, and the most potent SSDs fit in the M.2 Slots. That is why M.2 slots are essential as well.

If you are still in doubts about buying the perfect motherboard for your PC, you can check my Detailed Guide on Buying Gaming Motherboards which will solve out your all problems.

Power Supply:

PC Power Supply

In my opinion, Power Supply is the most ignored component in the sense of giving importance to it. Most of the Gamers do not get a reliable Power Supply for their Gaming PC, and that thing results in short circuit or failure of the components. There are thousands of Power Supplies available in the market that are cheaply built, and they cause many problems for the Gamers. If you are getting yourself a proper Gaming PC, then why not spend 50$ extra to get a certified Power Supply that will offer high power to your components and also ensure their safety.

Let’s get towards the main point, what type of Power Supply should you get for your PC and of how much capacity? These both things depend on your components, and you will have to choose your Power Supply by checking out your current components in the PC. There are some aspects that you will have to care of when buying a Power Supply and I am going to explain to them now so that you can buy the best Power Supply for your PC.

The first even thing you can check about the Power Supply is its form factor. As motherboards have different sizes and dimensions, so do the Power Supplies. Power Supplies come in these factors:

  • ATX
  • ATX12V
  • EPS12V
  • SFX12V

And some others. But the most commonly used Power Supplies that you can use in the Gaming or High-End PCs are the ATX Power Supplies. Usually, ATX Power Supplies are compatible with all types of motherboards, and these types of Power Supplies also offer all the features and connectors a Gamer would want for his Gaming PC. These types of power supply have 20v connector as the main connector for the PC. You will also have to check for your PC case if the Power Supply can easily fit in it so that you won’t have to face problems later.

After checking out the size and the factor of the Power Supply, check out for its rails. It would be best if the rails or the wires of the Power Supply are covered with an extra surface. This highly reduces the chance of short circuit, and your components remain safe.

Now the main thing, how much power output will you need for your Gaming PC? If you have a PC with latest components like the Graphics Card of RTX series or GTX 10 Series or AMD Graphics Cards of X5 series, then I would recommend you to go for at least 700 Watt Power Supply. If you have a PC that has older components like the Processor of Core I7 series or Ryzen 3 Series with Older Graphics Card, then there is no problem going for a PSU that has 500 Watt of output.

The main thing about the Power Supply is still not its -output; it is its reliability and certification. There are hundreds of available Power Supplies that are not actually certified and can blow up any time with a little shock. So it is better to always avoid these types of Power Supplies for your PC. I would recommend you to go for the Power Supplies that are:

  • 80 Plus
  • 80 Plus Bronze
  • 80 Pus Silver
  • 80 Plus Gold
  • 80 Plus Platinum
  • 80 Plus Titanium

Believe it or not, even if your Power Supply is 80 plus, not even the bronze, your Components are still safe. But most of the Gamers prefer to get the 80 Plus Silver or Gold so that they can get extra safety for their components. 80 Plus Platinum or Titanium Power Supplies are expensive, and I would not recommend you to buy the Power Supplies certified by that higher level until or unless you have a perfect budget or you are going to use components worth thousands of dollars in your PC. So the question that arrives here is that what is the main difference between all these types and certifications? Well, the only difference between all these is about their power efficiency. So the higher you go for the certification level of your PSU, the higher power efficiency it will offer for your PC components. Now it is indeed up to you to go for the Power Supply that matches your conditions and requirements.

Storage Devices:

Storage Devices

If you are buying a Gaming PC, it is pretty evident that you would need storage to store your favourite games so that you can play them whenever you want. Not only Games, but there also are hundreds of things that a user would need to store like Operating System, Files, Documents, Music, Images, Videos, Movies, and many more things. So how much storage will you need to play most of your games generally without worrying about the storage and also what type of storage should you choose for your PC? So the question is how much storage will you need to play your games peacefully? Well, there is no specific or clear answer to this question as the storage requirements vary from person to person. There are thousands of Gamers who want to store hundreds of Games in their PC, and it would require 5TB of storage. But for a standard Gamer who intends to install 5-7 games at a time in the PC would only need 1TB-1.5TB of room. In this much storage, you will be able to store the almost 5-6 latest AAA titles along with some movies and other data without facing any type of problem.

So that concludes the storage requirements, now comes the real part where you have to get the storage disk for your PC. There are two main storage types that the Gamers prefer for their Gaming PC. One is -HDD, and the other is SSD.

HDD is one of the most common types of storage as most of the Gamers can get their hands on it with a tight budget, but SSD is the expensive option. Let me first clear some things up; an SSD is almost 5 or 20 times faster than a standard HDD. So if you want your Games, Windows, or Programs to load within mere seconds and you can spend a right amount of money on the storage, it is apparent that you should go for an SSD. An SSD can literally make a huge difference in a Gaming PC, and your overall user experience will also be increased drastically. But not everyone can afford an SSD with huge storage amount, that is why most of the Gamers buy an HDD that has a huge storage, and an SSD with 128GB or 256GB of storage so that they can store their Operating System in the SSD and make their PC faster than ever before.

If you are going for the same trick, please note that your PC will only make the programs, software, games, and operating system faster that are installed in the SSD’s storage. The other applications or games stored in the HDD will remain the same without any effect. This method is the best for budget gamers to make their PC faster, but if you can afford an SSD with vast storage, go for it.

I would suggest you buy an HDD of 1TB of storage, and an SSD of 128GB of storage. Just install the Operating System in the SSD and all the other games in HDD, and you are good to go.

If you are going for an HDD, pick one of these brands as they are the most reliable and durable for a longer run:

  • Seagate
  • Hitachi
  • Toshiba
  • Western Digital / WD
  • Samsung

If you are going for an SSD, pick one of these brands as they are the most reliable and durable for a longer run:

  • Samsung
  • Intel
  • Sandisk
  • Crucial
  • WD Red/Green/Blue
  • PNY

You will not really regret your decision ever of buying an HDD or an SSD of these brands. These storage disks will offer you maximum performance along with reliability so that you can enjoy your favourite games at high speed. So choose the right amount of storage as per your needs and then get the one that suits you from the brands mentioned above.

Cooling Solutions:

Cooling Solutions

High temperatures and noisy fans are one of the biggest problems. Gamers face related to their components when playing their favourite games. High or abnormal temperatures can create massive problems for the elements because if a component runs when the heat is higher than the average, it will affect its lifespan and physical structure. These are the components that might be affected due to high temperature:

  • Graphics Card
  • Processor
  • Motherboard (Rarely)
  • Storage (Rarely)

So these are the few components that can be affected due to the high temperatures. So you will have to look after these to ensure that they are at safe temperatures. The most affected components that can quickly fail or get physical damage are Graphics Card and the Processor. So, you will surely have to take extra care of these two components. But how can you fix all of the Heating issues of your PC in the right way? Let’s have a look at the solutions!

The first crucial thing you can do is to integrate more Case fans in your PC. If you have bought a gaming PC case, you will definitely get some extra fans spaces where you can put more fans for proper airflow. By integrating more fans in your PC Case, the airflow will get much better than ever before, this will allow your components to get extra fresh air from the room, and your parts will remain in steady temperature. If this solution doesn’t work, then you can try changing the thermal compound of your components. The thermal compound of the elements get dry usually after 1-2 years, and it is best to replace it accordingly. So, if you have been using your components for more than one year, you can get some top-notch thermal compounds from tech store to get better results. These are someone of the best thermal compounds that you can get for your Processor and Graphics Unit:

  • Arctic MX-4
  • Arctic Silver 5
  • Noctua NT-H1
  • Thermaltake TG-7

The mentioned above thermal pastes are suitable for the Graphics Units and Processors,- and you can use them to reduce the temperature of your components.

After all these solutions, if the temperature of your components is still high, then you will most probably have to change the solution system integrated into it. Meaning, you will have to change the CPU cooler and get a better one to reduce the temperature. If your budget is reasonable, you can also go for the Liquid Cooling system for your processor to make sure your CPU remains safe.

As goes for the GPU, you can just increase the fan speed through the MSI Afterburner or similar applications to set the custom fan speed and try to reduce the temperature from there.

PC Case:

PC Case

Who doesn’t want a good and smart look for their PC? Of course, everyone does! If you are a hard-core Gaming geek, then it is not possible that you don’t like a good case for your PC and you would instead go for an Old Dell or HP case. So how should you choose the best and smart Gaming PC case for your PC that also has a good airflow? Most of the Gamers decide to go for the Gaming Cases that have good airflow so that they can easily maintain the temperature of their components.

When buying a Gaming Case or even a typical case, check out for these things:

  • No of Fans Slots
  • Size
  • Ports availability
  • Body material
  • Case Cover material

These are the things and parts that matter the most in a Gaming Case. As I have stated earlier, Fans slots are necessary for integrating more fans in your PC and have good airflow for your components. Other than that, you will also have to look for the size of your case. The case size is also significant because all of your components depend on the size of your case. Most of the people get a vast Graphics Card having three cooling fans, but their PC Case can’t fit it in, that is why you will have to first check out for your components and their dimensions and then decide for the Gaming Case. The size of your motherboard is also crucial as some cases won’t support ATX sizes and only supports Mini-ITX or the ones with small dimensions. So make sure of the sizes of every component that if they will fit correctly in your desired Gaming Case. Then, in the end, go for it.

By the availability of the port, I mean that the case has how many spaces where or integrated ports in it? We all use USBs and external hard drives (rarely, but we do), for that, ports are significant, and you will have to check out for your Gaming case that how many it is offering in the case. Also, check for the build quality of the situation as most of the Gaming Cases are now coming with the Tempered Glass, and they are tough to handle. Tempered glasses are susceptible, and they can break into million pieces by a single hard touch. So if you have pets or naughty kids in your home who roam around you and your Gaming PC, then I would not suggest you go for a tempered glass gaming case and to go for a normal one.

If you’re still discovering more information about the PC Case then Check Out our Detailed Guide about How to Select the Best PC Case for your Gaming Build.

Optional PC Components:

Optional PC Components

Well, if you are more of an old guy, then this section is for you! By the “Optional Components”, I mean DVD ROM, Wi-Fi-Adapter, Bluetooth device, and similar gadgets. I don’t think that the PC Gamers of this generation still use DVD ROM to install their favourite games in their Gaming PC. The concept of DVDs and CDs is ancient now, and now most of the Gamers use online stores like Steam, Origins, Epic Store, or UPlay to download their favourite games. Downloading a game digitally has always been a good idea because DVDs and CDs get scratches resulting in no function at all. So if you want your PC games to last long without any hassle of losing them, then you should buy the game online. If you don’t really have a good internet connection that offers shallow downloading speed, then you are only left with the choice to buy a DVD ROM to install their favourite games. You can get any DVD ROM for the tech-store, and it will hardly cost you $10.

Now if we talk about the Wi-Fi adapter, this can be a crucial thing as most of the Gamers rely on their Wi-Fi adapter to provide internet to their Gaming PC. I prefer the direct-wired connection from the Internet Device to the PC for good Pings and better Downloading speeds, but you can still go for the Wi-Fi adapters if you don’t have a choice. But make sure to get a Wi-Fi adapter that is at least offering 300Mbps wireless speed to ensure that your PC gets the full potential speed at all costs. There are now faster Wi-Fi adapters having the Wireless speeds of 600Mbps, 850Mbps, 1000Mbps, 1200Mbps, or even more. But usually, a 300Mbps adapter is enough until or unless your internet speed exceeds 300Mbps. But if we talk about the Bluetooth device, it has a pretty standard rate, and you might not find any noticeable difference between its different models. Many gamers don’t use Bluetooth device as it is irrelevant, but if you want to transfer files from your mobile to your PC, then Bluetooth might help. But it is a slow process, and you might get a nap if you try to transfer a file of 1GB or more.

Should I choose any specific brand for my Gaming Components?

Well, the answer is simply no. You can choose any brand for your Gaming Components until or unless that brand is manufacturing cheap quality products and considered bad in the online market. The most trusted, reliable, and durable brands for your Gaming components are:

  • Gigabyte
  • Asus
  • EVGA
  • Sapphire
  • Samsung (Mostly for storage)
  • MSI
  • Thermaltake
  • ASRock
  • Nvidia (Founder’s Editions)
  • Skill
  • Corsair

I have now mentioned so many brands so that you can easily pick your Gaming components from any of them. These all brands are committed to the quality and excellence of their components, and you can’t compare the parts of other brands to theirs. There are also many Chinese brands in the market like Colorful, but these brands can’t be trusted as of now. I am not saying that Colorful or similar Chinese brands are awful, but they are not in the tech-market for long and don’t have many positive reviews. If these brands are offering you 3-Years warranty for their products, then there is no problem going for these brands. Now the final decision is really up to you. But please note that MSI, Gigabyte, and Asus are the big 3 for the components like Graphics Card or Motherboard. So if you are looking for free class and quality, pick the parts of these brands for the relaxed mind and peace.

Conclusion:

Gaming is an addiction and passion that you can’t take away from the Gamers. TO fulfil that passion, you will have to choose the best components for your Gaming PC and build a beast Gaming PC to game on. After selecting the best parts as I have sated and described, you will surely get a beast device as per your requirements, and you will be able to play all the games you want. The only thing important that you need to do is homework. Meaning, you will have to first search up for the components that fit your needs as I have described, then check out for the prices, check out for its price and reliability, and then, in the end, buy it for your Gaming PC. So what are you waiting for? Follow my guide and et the best components for your Gaming PC in no time!