Gaming Desktops – Learning How to Choose the Best Gaming PC
Although laptops are quickly replacing the PC in homes around the world, gaming desktops continue to dominate in the world of computing entertainment. One reason for this is the massive hardware that these high-performance machines require and occasional need for upgrading and expansion. Take, for instance, the Maingear Shift.
Its Extreme Edition has an abundantly powerful 3.3 GHz Intel i7-975 has been overclocked at 3.98 GHz, which could be due to a TB hard drive and two 80 GB solid-state drives. 6 GB of DDR3 expandable RAM help to optimize the three ATI Radeon 5870 graphics cards, which also have another GB of expandable DDR5. All of this makes for superior gaming, but the experience continues with fully optimized Blu-Ray viewing as well as DVDrw compatibility.
As the market leader, you’d expect everything to be up-to-date, so this 64-bit computer runs Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. Finally, the Extreme Edition retails for around seven thousand and one hundred dollars, but you can get the basic model for as low as twenty two thousand dollars, though it won’t perform quite the same way.
The ‘Gamer Xtreme’ XE tower from Cyberpower is a perfect middle ground unit coming it around twenty nine thousand dollars. The 2.93 GHz Core i7-940 processor is overclocked at 3.6 GHz, making it plenty fast enough to compete online, but with a 1TB HDD, two 150 GB hard drives and 3 GB DDR expandable RAM you’ll have more than enough capacity for all your favorite MMORPG’s.
The two Nvidia GTX 295 graphics cards, however, allow you to do it in full resolution, taking advantage of the Blu-ray disc burner and the DVDrw drive.
This middle-ground computer is also overclocked from 2.93 GHz up to 3.6 GHz. The Core i7-940 processor is obviously plenty fast and it’s backed by two one hundred and fifty GB hard drives and three GB of DDR3 expandable memory as well.
The one TB HDD is slightly smaller than the previous entry but the two Nvidia GTX 295 graphics cards make up for it and service the Blu-Ray disc burner and DVDrw drives. Another 64-bit system, this desktop operates on Windows Vista Home Premium System.
For the more frugal gamer, the iBuypower Gamer Haf 9 SE desktop is priced at a very affordable 1100, the least expensive of all the gaming desktops on the market right now.
Even at this much lower price point, you still get a 2.66 GHz Intel i5-750 processor and 4 GB DDR expandable RAM. With the 80 GB solid-state drive and 1 TB hard drive, though, this computer is far from inferior. Two ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics cards, each with 1 GB DDR5 expandable RAM easily support the BD-ROM/DVDrw drive, and the 64-bit system smoothly operates Windows 7 Home Premium.