Built with high performance in mind, gaming PCs are the cream of the computing crop. Whether you’re taking your first steps into the gaming world or upgrading an existing machine, we’ve outlined the key features you should be looking out for. Discover everything you need to know about awesome graphics cards, powerful processors and much more.
The graphics card is responsible for transmitting high-quality images to your display to bring your chosen game to life. Let’s look at which card is right for your needs:
We’ve marvelled at the beauty, now let’s check out the brains behind the operation - the processor. This clever bit of kit ensures all the functions of your game are running quickly, efficiently and smoothly. Intel® build the best on the market and their i5 processor is a decent starting point for your gaming PC. For ultimate performance, there’s no beating the incredible i7.
Now that brains and beauty are checked off, you need to think about RAM to give your PC a bit of gaming power. Most games need a minimum of 8GB of RAM to run smoothly, but if you go for 16GB or even 32GB you’ll not only enjoy a seamless gaming experience, your PC will also be able to handle the top titles for years to come.
Acting as your computer’s long-term memory, your hard-drive stores and saves all your treasured files. There are two types available - an SSD (solid-state drive) is super-quick, slim and portable, making it the perfect solution for gaming and much more. If an SSD is out of your budget, then we recommend a hard drive with at least 1TB of storage, so you can save and load more of your favourite titles.
Not only epic in performance, gaming PCs are designed to look the part too. A wide range of machines have cool external LED lights that illuminate the tower to get you in the gaming mood. Desktops come in a range of shapes and sizes, so it’s important to keep in mind the size of the desk you want your chosen PC to sit on. The specifications on our product pages are packed with useful information including the height, width and depth of each model.