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Best gaming computers for action games

Take your action games to the next level with our handy guide.

The term ‘action’ can cover a lot of different gaming genres, including horror, sci-fi and adventure. But, they all have one thing in common… the rush you get when you’re playing them. They’re all about those exhilarating moments when you’re up against a horde of enemies and the odds are stacked against you. No matter what kind of blockbuster action you prefer, our guide will tell you what you’ll need to run your favourite games.

Graphics

Whether you’re exploring space, or trapped inside a haunted house, a decent graphics cards will help you feel immersed in the action. Computers with Nividia’s GTX 1050 or 1060 will add a fantastic cinema-style quality to your games. But, if you want an extra level of realism, Nividia’s GTX 1070 or 1080 will give every image on screen a mind-blowing level of detail, so it feels like you’re really in the heart of the action.

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Processor and RAM

To get the most from your graphics, you’ll also need help from a few supporting characters. You need a fast processor and plenty of RAM to work behind the scenes and make sure your computer runs quickly and smoothly. Intel’s i5 processor and 8GB of RAM will be able to run high-intensity games effortlessly. For the true thrill-seekers, look for an i7 processor and 16GB of RAM to future-proof your computer for upcoming blockbusters.

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Accessories

Gaming accessories are perfect for giving you the edge in the heat of the moment. When you need pinpoint accuracy and amazing reactions, gaming mice will pick up all your movements instantly, so you’re always quick on the draw. And for those times when you want to drown out distractions and really immerse yourself in the game, a gaming headset is an absolute must.

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