So, you want to get into PC gaming. But the idea of building one from scratch can seem pretty daunting, especially if your gaming experience doesn't go far beyond buying a new console and having it ready to play out of the box. Or maybe you're a seasoned PC gamer looking for a new build with little hassle. Well, the good news is you don't have to do it yourself; professional PC builders are ready and willing to meet your needs regardless of the starting point. Like any purchase though, there are some factors to consider when choosing a PC builder. Here are a few ideas to think about:
If you're making the initial jump into PC gaming, prices can seem a bit daunting. Bear in mind, however, not only is a gaming PC more powerful than a console, but this is ideally a long-term investment. Your PC can be upgraded over time with new specs to keep up with evolving technology. So you don't necessarily have to jump in at the highest price. Choose a build at a price you're comfortable with and you could come back to the same PC builder at a later point for fresh ideas on upgrading.
Even relatively lower priced builds have the processing power to cope with the latest game releases, providing you choose a good builder. Seasoned gamers who come prepared with a high budget can, of course, marvel at the powerhouse builds on the top end of the scale.
What games do you like to play?
This is worth considering because certain genres of games have different processing requirements. Fast-paced FPS titles such as the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War are going to be more intensive due to higher frame rates than slower management sims, for example. Your own unique gaming tastes are likely to have an impact on your PC build. A reliable PC builder will be able to recommend the right choice for you if you're unsure at first.
What parts are provided?
It's always worth looking past the initial cost to see what exactly you're getting for that price. This can tell you if a PC builder is really offering good value for money. Technical components like the processor, graphics card and operating system are important but also consider the unique modifications being offered for the build. Watercooled PCs will come with extra parts, which may affect price but is likely worth it for intense gaming experiences that can make a PC prone to overheating. When making your choice it's best to keep track of all parts included.
Experience and reviews
The best way to gain information about work practices is from past customer reviews, and if you're dealing with experienced PC builders then there should be a range of customer feedback to fall back on. Insight provided by reviews can be invaluable in judging whether you can trust a builder.
If you're close to making a decision but need more information, the best thing to do is get in contact with a reliable PC builder. UK Gaming Computers is a good place to start due to our strong reputation among customers. We will answer any questions and could soon have you set up with the perfect gaming PC.