What to look for in a gaming computer?

When it comes to a gaming computer, what type of processor and video card should i be looking for? Also How much RAM and memory should i be looking for. And basically anything else i might be forgetting.

P.S. im a looser when it comes to computers.

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  • Malek
    Lv 5
    10 years ago
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    The most important part of a gaming computer is the video card. You want the best video card you can find. That would either be a geforce gtx 200 series video card or a Radeon HD 4800 or 5800 series card or others around those series.

    In terms of RAM, games don't require that much RAM. 4 gigs should be more than enough to run any modern game. You'd need more if you plan on running multiple large background applications while you game, but I don't see why anyone would do that.

    In terms of processors, the new i3, i5, i7 processors from intel are great. You don't necessarily need the best processor for gaming. A good i5 processor would be just fine although you can never go wrong with an i7 processor. You could also go with the AMD equivalent processor. AMD's phenom II x4 processors are also very good and are usually compared with Intel's i5 processors.

  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    the things that u should be looking for is

    1. core i5 or i7 processor which has recently taken over the market

    2. atleast 2-3 gb of RAM (ddr2 or ddr3 anything will do)

    3. graphic card preferrably ATI Radeon HD 5870( or any of ATI Radeon HD 5000 series)

    4. a good lcd monitor of atleast 17 inch for a good gameplay .

    5. A good gaming mouse(if u need cause the default one would work too

  • 10 years ago

    Graphics card is the most important.

    I'd take a lower end CPU and only 2GB of ram with Great Graphics card over a better system with a mediocre graphics card.

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  • 10 years ago

    It really depends on how much money you have to spend on your computer. You want to get the best system for your budget.

    Look for pre-built gaming systems such as Alien Ware. The systems are made for gaming and are really reliable. See http://www.alienware.com/

    If you are going the custom route, try to install hardware with specs similar to theirs.

    Thanks!

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