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Hello and welcome. In today's article we are going to talk about a very important - if not, essential - product for those who want to improve their game: the gamer PC.

With more power, strength and agility than a conventional computer, the desktop designed for gaming is a powerful tool for those who play all kinds of games, either as a hobby or even professionally. To help you choose the ideal gamer PC, we show in this Buying Guide the main characteristics of the product. We also list some models, as well as prices, where to buy, advantages and disadvantages and purchase criteria.




Summary

  • A gamer PC is intended for those who play a lot of games, compete and work professionally with games. With high performance, it is indicated for heavier functions, such as games.
  • It is an interesting product because it can be customized the way the player wants and needs. It can have its components modified according to the user?s needs.
  • For being an extremely powerful product, which delivers fast commands and a lot of agility, it is a more expensive product. In this guide we list options from at least 71,20 GBP to 707,03 GBP.

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Buying Guide

Choosing the ideal gamer PC for your needs and personal taste is not a very easy task. The good news is that there are computers of several brands and different configurations for sale in the market and surely one of them will please you.

To understand a little more and make the best purchase, in this Buying Guide you will find details about the different gamer PCs, besides knowing the main advantages and disadvantages, knowing the price range and where to buy it.

Imagem mostra um homem em frente a um monitor jogando em um PC gamer.

PC gamers are very powerful machines that support games of all kinds (Source: Jamie McInall / Pexels)

What is a gamer PC?

The world of online gaming is full of products: monitor, mouse, keyboard, headset, notebook and PC. The last two are, of course, the main ones. Being able to be configured the way the player wants, the gamer PC is a powerful tool to enhance the gaming experience.

With more power, memory and speed, the desktop turned to games supports games and heavy graphics, besides programs and saved files, without compromising the quality.

The product is ideal for those who enjoy gaming, spend hours playing, want to take up the hobby or even turn their passion for games into something more professional. Choose and configure a gamer PC according to your needs and specifications. It will be the fundamental piece in your search for more competitiveness, ability and fun.

Which are its advantages?

The main characteristic of a gamer PC is its speed, speed, power and high quality performance in relation to heavy PC games. However, there are other characteristics, both advantageous and disadvantageous, that can be taken into account when buying the computer to play online.

One of the advantages is, as stated earlier, its high performance. The product is very powerful - even more so than video game consoles -, offering an incredible gaming experience. Furthermore, it can be customised, configured and modified to the user's taste, from the memory to the lights and colours. Although it can be bought ready-made, you can format it as you like.

The gamer PC, besides being used for gaming, ends up being a tool for a series of other things, being a product with several functions, such as internet browsing, image and video editing, text production and much more. Another positive point of this product is that it offers a great variety of games, with a wide catalogue.

Online games, such as the famous League of Legends, Fortnite and Dota 2, for example, are some of the options. The gamer PC also allows the use of various types of peripherals. You can play your favourite games using features that improve the gaming experience, such as keyboard, mouse, headset, joystick, steering wheel, among others.

However, the price can be considered a disadvantage. More expensive than normal computers and most video game consoles, the gamer PC can be assembled the way the user prefers, thus being the sky the limit to spend.

A negative feature may also be the fact that with the gamer PC it is no longer possible to sit more relaxed on a sofa in front of the TV, for example. If you do not want to use it plugged into an HDMI input, the way is to use on a desk even.

Check out below a table with the main advantages and disadvantages of the gamer PC to make the best choice.

Advantages
  • Very powerful product, with high performance
  • It can be modified and customized according to the user?s taste
  • Tool for game, video and photos edition, web surfing, among others
  • Wide catalogue with great games variety
  • It has compatibility with several peripherals
Disadvantages
  • More expensive than conventional computers
  • It doesn?t allow the use in more relaxed environments, like living room sofa

What is the difference between a gamer PC and a conventional PC?

It is common knowledge that a gamer PC is more powerful than a traditional computer. With more memory and capacity, the PC for games needs to be fast and respond to the graphics of the games, differently from a conventional one, used for simpler daily activities.

But all this results in the price of the product, that is also more expensive. See in the table below some comparisons between the computer for games and the common.

PC gamer Conventional PC
Processor More powerful, capable of processing heavier information Simple, meet the basic requirements of a computer
Video Card More powerful and capable and perform more enhanced resources Simpler, basic and lower performance
Memory Needs larger memory to run the games without problems Depending on use, does not need as much space as the gamer PC
Price Higher Cheaper

Imagem mostra um jogador de costas e um monitor de PC gamer.

With different configurations, the gamer PC can have components modified according to the user's taste. (Source: Florian Olivo / Unsplash)

Buying criteria: Factors to compare gamer PC models

To buy the best gamer PC for your needs and wants, you can take into account some important criteria. These factors will be of great help when evaluating and deciding which is the best option for you to purchase among the different models of the product. Check out the list below with the main purchase criteria for you to make the perfect choice, both within your personal taste and budget.

  • Processor
  • RAM memory
  • Motherboard
  • Video card
  • Accessories
  • Customization
  • Price

Below, we will explain in detail each item and what should be observed in each one of the factors to be considered when acquiring your ideal gamer PC.

Processor

The processor is a crucial item when comparing different gamer PCs because it is the one that processes all the information, graphics and details of the games.

It is this factor that will make the difference and cause great impact on the performance of big and heavy games. The processors available in the market are AMD and Intel and both brands have a variety of models that meet the different tastes and needs of users.

RAM Memory

There is no point in having a super powerful processor if the RAM (execution memory) is not capable of keeping up with the performance of the rest of the computer and store important and necessary information.

It is responsible for temporarily loading the information that is used during the use of the computer and, therefore, is directly linked to the game performance. A RAM memory installed of 8GB or 16GB is already enough to support and run most of the games available in the market.

Motherboard

The motherboard is the part responsible for interconnecting and connecting all the components of a computer: processor, hard drive, video card, RAM, among others. In order for it - and consequently all the other parts - to work properly, it needs to be reliable, resistant and of good quality.

In a gamer PC, it must support high-end hardware, for example. Some motherboards even have a built-in graphics processor, functioning as a video output.

Video card

The video card also serves to run games with quality and high performance. Its function is to control and manage the video display issues on a monitor. For a gamer PC, of course it needs to be powerful, because it has to be able to support large graphic resolutions. This part needs its own power supply and has a cooling system that works through fans and other circuitry.

Accessories

Some gamer PCs can be bought with a monitor, keyboard, mouse, mousepad and headset. Thus, a single purchase is enough for a basic kit. Therefore, verify if the computer that you are thinking about already comes with the rest of the equipment or if it is only the CPU.

However, a better quality PC may be more expensive and come without peripherals, but it will present a better performance than one that comes with many accessories and inferior processor, video card and RAM memory.

Customisation

Besides being able to buy a gamer PC with the factory settings, a great advantage is being able to customize it according to your personal tastes. When buying the computer, make sure that it accepts modifications. If so, you will be able to build the PC of your dreams, with the parts, resources and capacities that you need.

Price

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As with any other product in the gamer world, price is a big criteria to be considered when buying. Cheaper gamer PCs work and deliver what's needed, but may perform less well than higher priced PCs.

If you're willing - and able - to invest in an incredible CPU, with a video card, motherboard, processor, memory and other top-quality components, it's worth the investment. You will have a powerful machine that will elevate your gaming experience to a very high level, also increasing your competitiveness against other players.

But remember: a cheaper product does not mean that it works worse and that it will not respond to your commands. More reasonably priced gaming PCs are also great for gaming and won't let you down. It's all a matter of cost x benefit. There is no shortage of options to please all types of gamers.

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