First and foremost before you start building your new gaming rig, you need to have great knowledge about computer and understand what you need that relates to what you can afford.
Choosing your price range
When you are just new to gaming, we are recommending you to at least have a budget of 300 to 350 dollars for the core components of your computer. This is an entry-level price range, but, with this kind of budget, you may not be able to play or enjoy playing modern games that require a stronger pc.
If you want to be able to play modern games, you will need to ramp up your budget for about 400 to 600 dollars.
If you can afford to spend 700 to 800 dollars, then playing modern games that stress out entry-level builds will be very smooth on your build. You may also be able to access Virtual Reality in this kind of set up.
Spending a thousand dollars or two or even higher will not have that much of a difference. Price to performance ratio begins to disappear, but, if you want your pc to be a beast and be able to handle up and coming games for the next five years then invest on it if you can afford it.
Know what you only need
It is safe to say that you are planning to build a rig for you to play games. The question is what are the games that you plan on playing?
Low-end computers can run eSports decently and smooth in mid to high tier computers. If you plan on playing only these type of games there is no need for you to spend more than 500 dollars. This kind of build will be more than enough for you.
As mentioned above, newer and heavier games will be playable or be at its best at a build that costs 700 dollars or higher. Spending this much will give you better graphics, higher frame rate, and smoother gameplay. This also gives you an advantage if you are playing competitively.
If you have a dream to become a professional gamer or on the way on reaching it, then this is the time that you spend money on your pc like it’s a necessity. This is where you most likely spend 1000 dollars or higher for you to stream and to play comfortably compared on lower-end builds.
Here are the core parts that you need to have to complete a computer setup:
- Processor – it is the central processing unit of the computer, in short, it is the brain. This is the second most important part of your pc.
- Motherboard – it is where all the parts will be attached to operate as one.
- Graphics Card – it is responsible for generating the graphics that your games need.
- Memory – this part is very impactful, most of us do not invest much on RAM but in fact, it has a vast impact on a gaming build.